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China's eco-tax reins in polluting textile manufacturers 18 Mar 2019

The introduction of an environmental protection tax in China just over a year ago has pushed up the price of textiles produced in the country – thereby increasing costs for Chinese clothing manufacturers, experts have told just-style.

China's internment camps another risk for garment importers 12 Feb 2019

Despite China officially ending its "re-education through labour" programme in 2013, claims persist of forced clothing and textile labour in Xinjiang's internment camps. The growing problem should also send warning signs to companies importing goods from the region.

China’s factories about to pay a lot more in payroll taxes 3 Oct 2018

For years Chinese factories failed to enroll workers onto the country's social insurance scheme. But things could be about to change. From January next year responsibility for collecting payroll taxes will pass from the local social security bureau to local tax authorities, who have the capability and corporate tax data to ensure much better levels of compliance.

Who will hurt most from US tariffs on Chinese clothing? 15 Aug 2018

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 footwear sector, leading to higher costs and gross margin pressures for up to two years until companies adjust their sourcing patterns.

What does the future hold for Made in China? 29 Jun 2018

Trade wars between the US and China are ramping up – but China's role within the global apparel supply chain is already weakening and retailers are increasingly turning to other countries for their clothing needs. So what does the future hold for 'Made in China'?

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Lenzing subsidiary leaves Chinese viscose initiative 8 Mar 2019

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has revealed plans to "green up" the industry and expand its position as a sustainability leader amid the news its Chinese subsidiary, Lenzing Nanjing Fibers Co (LNF), is to leave the Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV).

Leyou picks PLM to boost speed to market 26 Feb 2019

Leyou, the Chinese children and baby fashion and accessories brand, has invested in a new PLM system to centralise resources and speed time to market.

China Fosun in takeover bid for Tom Tailor 25 Feb 2019

Chinese conglomerate Fosun International has announced a takeover bid for German clothing retailer Tom Tailor, further expanding its reach into Europe’s fashion sector.

Ruyi Group mulls listing select assets in Singapore 25 Feb 2019

China's Shandong Ruyi Group is reportedly planning to list some of its units in Singapore. 

Invista names Shanghai location for US$1bn ADN plant 21 Feb 2019

US-based fibre producer Invista has inked a deal with Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) as part of plans to establish a 400,000 tonne adiponitrile (ADN) plant – a key ingredient for the nylon 6,6 polymer used in plastics, coatings and apparel fibres.

China set to overtake US as top retail market 7 Feb 2019

China is set to overtake the US as the world's top retail market in 2019, according to a new study.

WTO sets up dispute panel over US tariffs on China 31 Jan 2019

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has agreed to establish a dispute settlement panel to investigate whether tariffs the US has imposed on China are unfair.

La Chapelle picks PLM to drive development 30 Jan 2019

Chinese fashion company Shanghai La Chapelle Fashion Co. Ltd. (La Chapelle) has invested in a new PLM system to support its multi-brand business model and provide a digital platform for its growth and expansion.

Chinese viscose group plans first sustainability report 28 Jan 2019

The Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV), an initiative launched by some of the world's largest viscose producers to improve the sustainability of the sector from sourcing to production, is to release its first Sustainability Report in March.

World-leading shipping agreement extended to 2027 22 Jan 2019

Members of the Ocean Alliance, the world’s largest operational agreement between shipping companies, met in China last week to sign a five-year extension of the deal.

Latest blogs

Toxic-free fashion leaders 19 Mar 2015

Esprit and Benetton have been quick off the mark to celebrate their ratings as “Detox leaders” in this year’s “Detox Catwalk” rankings. The online platform is designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain, and has just been published for the second time.

China's competitiveness success 8 Aug 2014

If evidence were needed as to how China's competitiveness is holding up, look no further than the latest US apparel import data.