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What does the future hold for Made in China?

Trade wars between the US and China are ramping up – but China's role within the global apparel supply chain is already weakening and retail...

Machinery trends confirm China textile leadership

China looks set to continue its dominance of the global textile industry, with new data showing the country remained by far the world’s larg...

New facility elevates Esquel's green credentials

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m manufac...

Can Vietnam reach its apparel export potential?

Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But de...

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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Vietnam clothing and textile exports climb in H1 19 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow more than 14% in the first half of 2018 thanks to strong growth in the majority of its markets.


Thousands of South Africa footwear workers continue to strike 18 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Thousands of South African footwear workers are on strike for a second week, demanding a higher wage increase than is being offered by employers.


EU and China align circular economy policies 17 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Union (EU) and China have committed to align their policies to support an accelerated transition towards a circular economy.


Egypt gets first ZDHC chemical management training 17 Jul 2018

Leonie Barrie

A two-day training workshop on chemical management in the textile and clothing value chain is taking place in Egypt for the first time this week.


India raises import duties on textile and apparel 17 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The Government of India has this week raised import duties on a large number of textiles and apparel by up to 20%.


Secoo and Shandong Ruyi partner on omni-channel supply chain 17 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Secoo Holding, which claims to be Asia's largest online integrated upscale products and services platform, has partnered with Chinese textile conglomerate Shandong Ruyi Group to establish a global omni-channel fashion supply chain.

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