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China apparel makers well prepared for trade war

The intensifying trade war between the US and China is proving to be an opportunity for some larger Chinese clothing manufacturing firms who...

Vietnam labour standards continue to improve

Compliance rates on core labour standards in Vietnam's garment sector have significantly improved on last year – but violations continue to...

Does latest US trade data point to China's fall?

At the halfway point of 2019, the fallout of the China-US trade spat on US apparel imports is starting to surface. Growth in shipment volume...

China textile production hikes up ahead of tariffs

Chinese upstream yarn and fibre producers are ramping up production as fears grow that the trade war with the US will hurt exports of appare...

Latest Interviews

Nirapon's vision for a safer apparel sector in Bangladesh – Interview 24 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh's newest safety monitoring initiative, Nirapon, has come under fire since its launch earlier this year, with much of the criticism around its focus on monitoring rather than overseeing factory remediation, and the fact it doesn't name or shame non-compliant suppliers. But in a candid interview with just-style, CEO Moushumi Khan suggests getting supplier buy-in and encouraging them in the right way to be compliant is a key factor in increasing workplace safety in Bangladeshi garment factories. 

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.

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ISA TanTec starts work on its second tannery in Vietnam 21 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Leather supplier ISA TanTec has started construction work on its second tannery in Vietnam.

Big C resumes business with 169 apparel suppliers 21 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam's Big C supermarket chain has reportedly completed the review of its 200-strong apparel supplier portfolio and will continue to work with 169 of them.

3D vision technology automates gluing in shoe production 20 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

A 3D vision technology developed for facial recognition in smartphones is now being used by an international footwear manufacturer to automate the gluing process, helping to reduce costs and waste and improve production efficiency. 

Chinese fabric maker "mulls" Philippines investment 20 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese yarn and garment fabric maker, Texhong Textile Group, is considering investing in a production facility in the Philippines, according to Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez.

Indonesia eyes US garment export growth 20 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Indonesia is looking at ways it can boost its textile and garment shipments to the US – already its main export market – and increase imports of American cotton.

Li & Fung completes US$300m sale of LF Logistics stake 20 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

Sourcing giant Li & Fung has completed a deal to sell a 21.7% stake in its logistics business for US$300m to Singapore-headquartered investment company Temasek.

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