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Who will hurt most from tariffs on China clothing?

The threat of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China would be a "credit negative" for the US apparel and footwea...

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest sha...

Malaysia garment makers worried by new wage hike

Malaysia's garment and textile manufacturers are worried their government's new minimum wage of MYR1,500 (US$368) for the private sector – w...

Hong Kong – The new hub for sustainable innovation

Hong Kong's once powerhouse textiles and apparel sector might be shrinking, but that doesn't mean it's losing its significance. Far from it....

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DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.


Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.

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China viscose sector sets sustainability roadmap 16 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Ten of China’s largest viscose fibre producers – who between them represent over 50% of the world’s viscose staple fibre production – have released details of a three-year roadmap to improve the sustainability of the viscose industry from sourcing to production.


Bangladesh "control room" to tackle labour unrest 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

The government of Bangladesh has set up a temporary control room in the country's capital in a bid to avoid any labour unrest in the apparel sector in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Eid-ul Azha.


Unions renew calls for Bangladesh wage increase 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Unions in Bangladesh have renewed their demands for better wages for the country's garment workers, with a human chain protest organised earlier this month calling for a tripling of the monthly minimum.


Belle Group drives digital supply chain with PLM 14 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Leading Chinese footwear and sportswear retailer Belle International Holdings is driving the digital transformation of its supply chain with a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.


Easier access to textile dyes and chemicals in Pakistan 13 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Huntsman Textile Effects and ICI Pakistan are joining forces in a strategic collaboration to distribute Huntsman textile dyes, chemicals, digital inks and services in Pakistan.


Stahl teams up on new synthetic printing solutions 13 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl is working with HP Latex Inks to increase the durability and sustainability of printed synthetics used in products such as shoes and apparel.

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