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Steps to successful sourcing in Vietnam

Trade and political tensions between China and the US have moved many companies to consider sourcing in other areas in Southeast Asia, and e...

Eco-friendly fashion – Where are we falling short?

Despite current efforts to create more eco-friendly fashion, the industry needs a more deliberate approach to integrating sustainability acr...

Peru apparel makers bet on alpaca to grow exports

Peruvian clothing manufacturers are betting on a local fibre with international renown to grow exports: Alpaca....

Buyer beware – Vietnam sourcing not same as China

US clothing brands and retailers mulling a sourcing switch to Vietnam to avoid the ongoing tariff war with China need to sharpen up – becaus...

Latest Interviews

Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.

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.

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Coats installs Vietnam rooftop solar power unit 22 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has installed a rooftop solar power generation unit at its manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

New research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

New research has added to worries that imports of clothing from China could have links to forced labour, prompting the group representing US apparel and footwear retailers and importers to express its concerns at the situation.

Mauritius signs free trade agreement with China 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Mauritius has signed a free trade agreement with China, its second biggest supplier, that will cover trade in goods and services, and investment and economic cooperation.

Mexico outlines labour reforms amid USMCA trade push 21 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

Mexico has outlined the steps the country is taking to implement a number of labour reforms as part of its efforts to ensure the successful ratification of the new United States Mexico Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.

Myntra uses local tailors to help reduce returns 18 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Indian online fashion retailer Myntra, a Flipkart-owned platform, has come up with an ingenious way to reduce returns and refunds caused by ill-fitting clothes, by teaming up with local tailors to deliver items and carry out on-the-spot alterations.

IAF World Fashion Convention updates speaker line-up 17 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

The agenda for the 35th IAF World Fashion Convention has been confirmed, with speakers including Wilson Zhu, COO of Li & Fung, and Joachim Hensch, managing director of Hugo Boss Textile Industries, set to address the theme 'Let's Grow Together for a More Prosperous and Sustainable Future.'

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