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China share of EU clothing imports slips again

The leading position of China as textile and apparel supplier to the EU has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of oth...

Sri Lanka apparel makers see delays after floods

Just days since floods and landslides ravaged parts of Sri Lanka, the country's apparel manufacturers are warning they may need more time to...

India ban on cattle trade hurts leather sourcing

A sudden shortage of leather in India, prompted by government religious policies on reducing cattle-related trades, is forcing major fashion...

Brazil textile, apparel recovery shifts into gear

Brazil's textile and apparel sector expects to generate 10,000 jobs this year and lift revenues by 1% to BRL123bn ($39bn) as Latin America's...

Latest Interviews

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.


KTC refashioning the reputation of Made in China 19 Feb 2016

Leonie Barrie

Backed by his belief that the current apparel sourcing model is broken, Gerhard Flatz, managing director at high end performance wear specialist KTC, is charting a new course for the company. He’s trying to change the perception of what it means to be ‘Made in China’ by losing the factory tagline and instead building on the firm’s ethical credentials, its skilled workmanship, and repositioning it as a key ingredient of a high quality garment.

Latest News

JD.com invests US$397m in luxury Farfetch venture 22 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese e-commerce company JD.com has invested US$397m in Farfetch, a marketplace for luxury brands, in a strategic partnership designed to create a premier platform for luxury e-commerce across China, opening a gateway to an $80bn market.


Vietnam 2017 garment exports expected to hit $31bn 21 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's garment industry is expected to reach its export target of US$31bn, the country's national textile and garment group Vinatex has said.


Sock maker Orient Befit in Coolmax licensing deal 20 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Chinese sock manufacturer Zhejiang Orient Befit Socks Corporation (Orient Befit) has inked a licensing deal with US-based fibre producer Invista to use the Coolmax trademark for manufacturing, marketing, advertising, promotion, sale and distribution through online global channels, and offline channels in China.


Alibaba eyes overseas shoppers with Tmall World 19 Jun 2017

Leonie Barrie

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is expanding its global reach with a new service called service that will let consumers in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan shop its platforms.


India textile sector urges lower GST rate on MMF 16 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

India's textile industry has welcomed the implementation of a 5% GST rate on natural fibres but is calling on the government to lower the rate on man-made fibres if it's not to have an adverse effect on the textile value chain.


Skills key to boosting Vietnam garment sector 15 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

Improving the skills of workers in Vietnam's textile and garment industry could help manufacturers tap into the value-added chain by boosting their competitiveness and productivity, an industry expert has said.

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