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China factories to pay a lot more in payroll taxes

For years Chinese factories failed to enroll workers onto the country's social insurance scheme. But things could be about to change. From J...

Is US and Turkey cotton trade set to unravel?

A senior figure in the US cotton industry has told just-style of his concern that Turkey's collapsing currency and trade disputes with the U...

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...

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...

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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Product Category Rules created for the apparel sector 20 Nov 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Key Product Category Rules (PCR) that allow the environmental performance of natural fibre fabrics to be assessed have now been published in the International EPD System – giving apparel producers a "common language" to understand the value of sustainable products.

Countdown to WFSGI World Manufacturers Forum in Vietnam 20 Nov 2018

Leonie Barrie

With just three weeks to go before this year's World Manufacturers Forum (WMF), organisers have released further details of the exciting lineup of speakers who will be discussing 'Manufacturing 4.0: Steps towards a future vision.'

India cotton irrigation programme showing results 19 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

A cotton programme in India that enables the use of micro-irrigation technology via a community funding mechanism has been found to save farmers significant labour, money and water, a new report has found.

Vietnam ratifies the CPTPP trade pact 14 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Vietnam has become the seventh country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or TPP-11 – which is set to come into force later this year.

VT Garment adopts PLM for speed-to-market 13 Nov 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Thai outdoor and sports apparel manufacturer VT Garment has adopted Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software in a bid to speed up the time-to-market of its products.

China exports accelerate ahead of further tariffs 13 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

China's exports to the US were up by more than 15% in October, which analysts believe is a result of American businesses rushing to import goods ahead of the implementation of an increased tariff rate in January.

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