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Vietnam garment workers rely on excessive overtime

Global apparel brands need to redouble efforts to make fair wages a reality without excessive overtime, a new report says, amid claims full-...

Egypt slow to get back on track under Vision 2025

Egypt is moving ahead with its Vision 2025 strategy to quadruple garment and textile exports, employ a further 1 million people, and attract...

Indonesia pushes Industry 4.0 onto clothing sector

Indonesia is rolling out an ambitious plan to digitalise its clothing and textile industry – a key policy devised to meet the government's g...

China's eco-tax reins in polluting textile makers

The introduction of an environmental protection tax in China just over a year ago has pushed up the price of textiles produced in the countr...

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

Turkey loses US GSP preferential trade status 24 May 2019

Leonie Barrie

The United States has terminated Turkey's designation as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.


Industry-wide audit framework to launch in India 23 May 2019

Beth Wright

An initiative that aims to eliminate audit fatigue by replacing current proprietary tools with a single framework for social and labour compliance is to launch operations in India as well as China, Sri Lanka and Taiwan later this month.


Huijie Group adopts PLM for digital development 23 May 2019

Beth Wright

Chinese intimate apparel company Shenzhen Huijie Group (Huijie) has implemented a new PLM system to help build a digital platform for its Langerie underwear brand.


Pakistan textile and garment export growth slow in April 23 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Pakistan's textile exports slipped 0.85% year-on-year during April to US$1.13bn – but the country saw a 14.74% surge in readymade garment exports to US$231.3m.


Kraig Biocraft takes next steps in Vietnam 21 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk based fibres, has announced its subsidiary Prodigy Textiles has officially taken possession of its factory in Vietnam.


Calik Denim commits to UN Global Compact 20 May 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Turkish denim mill Calik Denim has become the latest signatory to the UN Global Compact to boost its sustainability efforts.

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