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NAFTA border security & TPP-11 bite Mexico makers

Mexico's apparel association Canaive is undergoing a management shake-up amid mounting challenges linked to NAFTA border security and the po...

Winners/losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

As President Donald Trump prepares to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States – which could include apparel and fo...

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...

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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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House of Fraser enters into acquisition talks 25 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

House of Fraser has entered into talks with Chinese retail group and owner of Hamleys, C Banner International, over the potential purchase of a 51% stake in the struggling UK department store retailer.


EU and Mexico reach new agreement on trade 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) and Mexico have agreed on an upgrade to their 15-year-old free trade deal.


Brandix picks PLM to boost collaboration 18 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has invested in a PLM system it says will improve collaboration and data control across the company.


Sequential to take Avia to Greater China 18 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Brand management company Sequential Brands has inked a multi-year agreement with leading sports manufacturer and distributor Beiying Sports Technology Co Ltd to bring its active lifestyle brand Avia to Greater China.


Archroma collaborates to enhance Pakistan garment finishing 16 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

Colour and chemicals specialist Archroma has joined forces with Italy’s Montegra in a move aimed at supporting Pakistan’s garment and apparel industry, particularly in the denim segment, with a focus on fostering excellence in finishing.


Inditex supports meeting on Bulgaria GFAs 16 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

A meeting led by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Sofia, Bulgaria, has underlined the importance of freedom of association and workplace cooperation in global supply chains, as well as emphasising the benefits of genuine social dialogue and the implementation of Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) in the country's garment sector.

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