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How Bangladesh RMG exports were hit by Brexit vote

The UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU) impacted Bangladesh's garment exports last year – but the South Asian country is confiden...

Esquel – From making shirts to making a difference

Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has made it its mission to weave sustainability into its core values, and across a ve...

A US-China trade war could begin with cotton

An International Trade Commission hearing got underway this week as part of the Trump administration’s probe into China’s intellectual prope...

Where next for minimum wages in Cambodia, Vietnam?

Cambodia's tripartite talks that will set a new minimum wage limit for 2018 for the country's garment and textile sector opened this week, a...

Latest Interviews

Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.

How TAL Apparel is staying ahead of the game – Interview 14 Oct 2016

Michelle Russell

As one of the world's leading garment manufacturers, Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is continually looking to see how it can add value in the apparel supply chain, as chief technology officer Delman Lee tells just-style.

Latest News

Start-up uses crowd sizing for better fitting clothes 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

A Korean start-up aims to remove the guesswork from garment sizing and instead use crowd sizing and clustering to make clothes that fit.

Brandix eyes athleisure with Best Pacific fabric venture 20 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix is launching a joint venture with synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce warp knit synthetic fabric and webbing in Sri Lanka.

Teijin revises CSR guidelines, targets forced labour 20 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

Polymer and textile specialist Teijin Limited has revised its corporate social responsibility (CSR) procurement guidelines in a move that specifies "more detailed efforts" regarding human rights and labour in supply chains.

Sri Lanka opens first of 150 mini apparel factories 20 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

The first of 150 "mini" garment factories has opened in a Sri Lankan village originally set up for displaced people, as part of a US$1.8m national apparel initiative implemented by the Government.

Taiwan "preparing" to join CPTPP trade pact 20 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Taiwan is understood to be considering joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – the new name for the TPP between the remaining 11 nations minus the US – and is preparing for bilateral and multilateral negotiations.

Teijin targets formal wear with new premium black fabric 20 Nov 2017

Beth Wright

Textile and fibre company Teijin has developed a new polyester combined-filament yarn and yarn-processing technology to create a lightweight premium black fabric that retains its colour and is expected to meet demand for easy-care formal wear.

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