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Chinese clothiers eye Egypt to avoid Trump tariffs

A free trade zone system in Egypt that links businesses with Israeli suppliers is being targeted by Chinese clothing companies wanting to ac...

Sportswear firms facing skills gap on future tech

With manufacturing technology advancing at an ever-faster pace, sports apparel and footwear companies need to constantly look for ways to em...

US-China trade war may accelerate Africa sourcing

While North Africa accounts for more than US$10bn of the continent's US$13.54bn in clothing and textile exports, the much discussed potentia...

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...

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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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Pakistan's TCS to pioneer Smart Indigo production 16 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Pakistan-based textile colour management company Technical Color Solution (TCS) has partnered with French textile machinery supplier Sedo Engineering to produce pre-reduced liquid indigo dyes using an electrochemical process.


New Lenzing centre in Indonesia to speed fibre innovation 16 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Fibre manufacturer Lenzing has opened a new research and development facility in Indonesia, bringing its state-of-the-art fibre testing and full fibre-to-fashion innovation capabilities to Asia.


Businesses urge swift approval of EU-Vietnam trade deal 14 Jan 2019

Beth Wright

A group of European business associations have again joined forces to urge the European Council to approve the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), a deal they say will boost economic growth and promote job creation both in the EU and Vietnam.


Turkey eyes 10% growth in apparel exports for 2019 10 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Turkey is eyeing a 10% increase in apparel exports for 2019, according to Mustafa Gultepe, the president of the Istanbul Ready-to-Wear and Apparel Exporters Association (IHKIB).


New South Africa national minimum wage now in force 9 Jan 2019

Leonie Barrie

Clothing, textile, footwear and leather workers in South Africa are among the millions of beneficiaries of a new National Minimum Wage that came into force at the beginning of January.


New code to help southern India factories tackle harassment 8 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A new voluntary code of conduct has been introduced in sourthern India requiring clothing factories to stop putting teenage girls on night shifts in a bid to stop sexual harassment.

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