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Mauritius makers eye boost from India trade deal

Clothing and textile industry and government officials within the Indian Ocean archipelago nation of Mauritius say they are hopeful that a t...

Peru to boost backward linkages focusing on alpaca

The Peruvian government has created a textile and clothing industry roundtable group charged with forging domestic backward linkages, with a...

Better Work helps factories respond to Covid-19

The Better Work initiative is ramping up its response to the global Covid-19 pandemic by offering advice and assistance to governments, garm...

Tunisia garment sector adds concerns over Covid-19

Tunisia’s textile and garment sector is warning of major commercial and humanitarian damage because of production stoppages and order cancel...

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Hirdaramani sees sustainability a key pillar of the new normal 29 May 2020

Michelle Russell

Sri Lanka is long-recognised as a pioneer in innovation and sustainability, with manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group one of those championing the cause. Group director Nikhil Hirdaramani believes this track record will be key as the world adjusts to the new normal post-pandemic, with sustainability one of the key pillars of doing business.


Esquel CEO finds a way through US tariffs 16 Dec 2019

Wang Fangqing

The US-China trade war has hit the Chinese clothing and textile export sector severely, but companies that have invested in manufacturing sites outside China have been better protected, Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh has told just-style.

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China to overtake US as largest apparel market 4 Jun 2020

Hannah Abdulla

China is expected to overtake the US as the largest apparel market by 2023, according to industry experts. 


Mauritius' textile sector must embrace advanced technology 4 Jun 2020

Michelle Russell

Mauritius' textile and apparel manufacturing industry must embrace advanced technology if it is to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic successfully and move towards Industry 4.0, the country's government has said.


China factory output surges in May but exports subdued 1 Jun 2020

Leonie Barrie

Chinese manufacturing output in May expanded at the fastest rate since January 2011 – but demand remained subdued as the spread of the coronavirus continued in export markets.


Sateri begins lyocell fibre production in China 28 May 2020

Beth Wright

Chinese viscose producer Sateri has entered the country's lyocell fibre market after commencing production in Rizhao, Shandong in a move that broadens the firm's portfolio and will bolster lyocell supply to the textile and non-woven markets.


China apparel market could see US$60bn contraction in 2020 27 May 2020

Hannah Abdulla

The Chinese apparel market could contract by US$60bn in 2020, according to a new study.


Levi's and C&A to anchor Mexico Fashion Transparency Index 27 May 2020

Ivan Castano Freeman

Mexico's fledgling Fashion Transparency Index has picked C&A and Levi Strauss as the international brands that will anchor its sustainability survey set to launch in December.

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