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Africa apparel eyes growth on rising China costs

African clothing exporting countries are banking on rising costs in China and changing consumption patterns worldwide to attract buyers to t...

Mauritius clothing sector at a crossroads

The textile and clothing industry in Mauritius is facing tough times and fresh challenges, with exports falling amidst unfavourable currency...

A US-China trade war could begin with cotton

An International Trade Commission hearing got underway this week as part of the Trump administration’s probe into China’s intellectual prope...

Africa garment industry embarks on digital roadmap

Is Africa prepared for significant change in the way that its clothing and textile manufacturing sector does business, ranging from the desi...

Latest Interviews

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.


Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Egypt's textile exports reach US$673m in 10 months 21 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Egypt's textile exports reached US$673m in the first ten months of the year, new figures show, with Turkey remaining the top top importer.


Brandix eyes athleisure with Best Pacific fabric venture 20 Nov 2017

Leonie Barrie

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix is launching a joint venture with synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific of Hong Kong to produce warp knit synthetic fabric and webbing in Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka opens first of 150 mini apparel factories 20 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

The first of 150 "mini" garment factories has opened in a Sri Lankan village originally set up for displaced people, as part of a US$1.8m national apparel initiative implemented by the Government.


India on threshold of sustainable growth despite slowdown 20 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

India has seen an economic slowdown following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July, but a new report says this effect is expected to be temporary and the country is now on the threshold of sustainable growth.


China reaffirms waste import ban amid trade talks 16 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

China has reaffirmed its commitment to ban imports of a variety of solid waste to the country, including textile waste, as World Trade Organization (WTO) members discussed trade concerns at their annual committee meeting.


Vietnam garment sector urged to invest in technology 15 Nov 2017

Michelle Russell

Investing in new technology to reduce production costs will help Vietnam's textile and apparel industry increase its competitive edge, the country's industry association has said.

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