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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...

Supply chain spared in recent Mexico earthquakes

Hundreds of garment workers are thought to have perished when two textile factories collapsed in last month's earthquake near Mexico City, a...

Where next for minimum wages in Cambodia, Vietnam?

Cambodia's tripartite talks that will set a new minimum wage limit for 2018 for the country's garment and textile sector opened this week, a...

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

Levi Strauss has greenest textile supply chain in China 16 Oct 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Jeanswear giant Levi Strauss & Co has been named as the apparel company with the greenest supply chain in China according to an evaluation of 248 global brands.

India research institute to ramp up textile R&D 16 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

One of India's leading textile research institutes is to intensify its research and development into the textile and apparel industry in a bid to try to overcome challenges facing the sector and capitalise on rising costs in China.

WTO members question China waste import ban 16 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Five members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have questioned China’s import ban on solid waste, particularly for certain scrap materials, that could have a negative impact on the global textile recycling progress.

Inditex supplier unions work to boost labour rights 16 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

A workshop in Vietnam has seen 33 trade union leaders from Inditex supplier garment factory unions review their network's activities for 2017, exchange best practices and set the agenda for 2018 as part of their role to implement a pledge made by the Spanish clothing giant to protect and promote labour conditions throughout its entire supply chain.

Alibaba investing $15bn in technology R&D drive 13 Oct 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has launched a new global programme that will see it invest more than US$15m in the research and development of technology over the next three years, with the opening of seven research labs in China, the US, Russia, Israel and Singapore.

Vietnam textile sector opposes polyester import tariff 13 Oct 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile industry has appealed to the country's government not to impose import tariffs on polyester fibre, saying the move would add to the challenges facing textile and garment exporters.

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