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Will new government support Jordan garment sector?

Jordanian garment manufacturers are hoping a newly formed government will help the country's clothing sector rebound from the impact of the...

Why the new RCEP trade deal matters to apparel

Fifteen countries including China, Japan, South Korea and Australia have formed the world's largest trading bloc – a move which industry exp...

Sri Lanka clothing recovery hit by new Covid wave

Sri Lanka’s plans to kickstart the post Covid-19 recovery of its critically important clothing sector have been sidelined by a deadly second...

Philippine exporters push against EU trade threat

The garment industry in the Philippines is preparing to petition the European Commission, asking it not to consider calls for the country to...

Latest Interviews

Steering Morocco’s makers through the coronavirus crisis – Interview 21 Oct 2020

Elizia Volkmann

Fatima Alaouia-Zohra, director-general of Morocco's textile and clothing industry association AMITH, tells just-style how the Covid-19 crisis has galvanised the sector into setting a new course for the future.

Why Sateri sees Covid-19 as an industry wake-up call – Interview 21 Sep 2020

Beth Wright

Leading viscose fibre producer Sateri has kept its foot firmly on the gas in recent months, with milestones that include starting production of lyocell fibres in China and launching a new commercial scale viscose fibre made from recycled textile waste – all in the midst of a global pandemic. President Allen Zhang shares how Covid-19 has affected the business and explains why the crisis has underlined the importance of a resilient and agile supply chain. 

Latest News

Brazilian fashion brands falling short on supply chain transparency 2 Dec 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Only five of 40 brands recently surveyed by the Fashion Transparency Index in Brazil disclosed their policies on payment of suppliers, and three published the percentage of payment of suppliers made on time and according to the agreed terms, showing fashion brands in the country are falling short when it comes to supply chain transparency.

India's garment sector must look to future trends and sustainability 1 Dec 2020

Michelle Russell

India’s textile and garment industry must look to future trends, tap into the needs of the market and work with a more sustainable approach if it is to emerge more strongly from the pandemic, the organiser of the country’s leading textile exhibition has said.

Chinese spinner Tiancheng to trace recycled cotton 27 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Chinese recycled cotton spinner Tiancheng Recycolor is teaming up with Dutch fibre solutions firm The Movement to verify its fully traceable recycled cotton yarn.

US could impose Vietnam 301 tariffs by January 26 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Plans by the US to place new tariffs, quotas, or other restrictions on imports from Vietnam could be imposed as early as January 2021.

Egypt garment exports down 20% to September 26 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

Egypt’s ready-made garment exports declined by nearly 20% in the first nine months of the year, but grew in the month of September, according to new figures.

UK investigates slave labour in China-sourced PPE 24 Nov 2020

Michelle Russell

The UK government has said it is launching an investigation into claims it sourced PPE from a factory in China using North Korean slave labour.

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