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Gaps remain in India's move towards sustainability

India's textile and garment industry is making strides in ensuring ethical compliance and environmental standards in its factories. Yet gaps...

Latin America makers eye blockchain & Industry 4.0

Latin American apparel makers and retailers are eyeing blockchain technologies and delving into Industry 4.0 manufacturing to tackle rising...

Mexico makers work on exports despite NAFTA threat

The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) may be under threat, but Mexican textile and apparel makers continue to take a...

The CSR risk in Chinese overseas garment factories

Research into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of China’s textile and garment enterprises as they expand overseas has uncov...

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.

Latest News

Mexico's Ivonne to streamline processes with PLM 19 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Mexican women’s apparel and footwear brand Ivonne SA de CV is implementing a new suite of fashion business software solutions to streamline processes across the business.


Hyosung to make Vietnam global production base 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

South Korean fibre giant Hyosung is to increase its investment in Vietnam for all of its core products, including textiles, as it looks to utilise the country as a global production base.


MAS Holdings in new supply chain logistics venture 15 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing conglomerate MAS Holdings has established a supply chain logistics joint-venture aimed at enhancing the company's agility and speed-to-market.


New due diligence plan for China apparel supply chains 13 Feb 2018

Leonie Barrie

A new initiative has been agreed to boost responsible business conduct and due diligence in textile and apparel supply chains in China.


Ideas sought on transparency for Brazil fashion industry 12 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

The C&A Foundation has launched a call for proposals to find innovative ways to use information and data to bring about systematic changes in working conditions in Brazil’s fashion industry.


Shandong continues acquisition spree with Bally buy 12 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Chinese textile major Shandong Ruyi has acquired a majority stake in Swiss luxury brand Bally for an undisclosed sum – its second major investment in the last three months.

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