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China's eco-tax reins in polluting textile makers

The introduction of an environmental protection tax in China just over a year ago has pushed up the price of textiles produced in the countr...

Green factories help bolster Bangladesh reputation

The Rana Plaza tragedy pushed Bangladesh’s US$30bn clothing industry into making health and safety improvements to reassure brands they woul...

Minimum wage rises squeeze Southeast Asia sourcing

Changes in minimum wage rates are likely to be of significant concern to apparel brands and retailers sourcing from Southeast Asia in 2019,...

How can brands source responsibly from Myanmar?

The ongoing human rights crisis in Myanmar has prompted the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) to launch a four-point guide aimed at helping b...

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Digitisation is key to upgrading Asia's fashion factories. Just do it responsibly, says Fung Group's director of sustainability 14 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

Digital technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence are starting to bring more speed, efficiency and transparency to apparel supply chains – but less well documented is their potential impact on job losses and social unrest, especially in Asia. It’s a balancing act that Pamela Mar weighs up in her roles as director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, as she tells just-style.

How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.

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Sri Lanka sets sights on ambitious apparel export growth 22 Mar 2019

Poorna Rodrigo

Sri Lanka is eyeing annual clothing exports of US$8bn by 2025 after passing the US$5bn milestone in 2018 – a move seen as especially significant for the country because it has been achieved while maintaining an "ethical and reliable brand."

Tintex joins water-saving textile initiative 22 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

Portuguese textile manufacturer Tintex is partnering with non-profit organisation Drip by Drip to develop new textile solutions with the lowest possible water footprint.

Store closures and bankruptcies weigh on Li & Fung FY 21 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

Sourcing giant Li & Fung says a rapidly changing retail landscape that saw record levels of store closures and customer bankruptcies took a toll on its last financial year, with core operating profit down by 20%.

Bangladesh seeks duty benefit on US cotton garments 21 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh is seeking duty relief on garments made using US cotton, promising to import larger amounts of cotton should it be successful in its bid.

Bangladesh boiler safety pilot finds widespread defects 21 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

A pilot programme commissioned by signatories of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to explore boiler safety at readymade garment (RMG) factories in the country has found defects in all 35 inspected boilers.

Pakistan garment and textile exports jump during February 20 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Pakistan's textile, clothing and footwear exports have all risen during February.

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