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India clothing boss hails sustainability scheme

The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help...

Venezuela turmoil strangles apparel production

As political chaos continues to engulf crisis-stricken Venezuela, the country's textile and apparel industry is on the verge of collapse – w...

Next steps for India as international sourcing hub

India's hopes of capturing more business within the international textile and clothing market lie in expanding its man-made fibre (MMF) prod...

Mexico makers seek end to NAFTA yarn-forward rules

Mexican apparel makers want the yarn-forward rule-of-origin removed from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), according to a con...

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Busana building business with leading brands 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 joins supply chain benchmarking project 18 Aug 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese retail giant has teamed up with the Association of Supply Chain Management (APICS) on a benchmarking project to improve supply chain performance of the omnichannel retail industry.

China eyes eco-friendy hemp as cotton alternative 17 Aug 2017

Hannah Abdulla

China is stepping up efforts to produce hemp in larger volumes in the belief the fibres offer a large-scale alternative to cotton and could help make the overall textile chain more environmentally friendly.

Global brands urge Mexico to protect worker rights 16 Aug 2017

Hannah Abdulla

14 clothing brands including Adidas, C&A, Inditex and Nike have called upon Mexico's government to improve the labour justice system and its guarantees for worker rights. 

Chinese swimwear brand hailed for using Repreve 16 Aug 2017

Beth Wright

Finch Designs, a swimwear brand that uses the Repreve recycled filament fibre, has become the first China-based brand to be awarded the Project JUST Seal of Approval for its commitment to transparency and building a sustainable supply chain.

Vietnam minimum wage set to increase 6.5% in 2018 15 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

Vietnam's minimum wage is expected to rise by 6.5% next year – but the increase will be the lowest in 11 years.

TrimTec leather label production begins in Vietnam 15 Aug 2017

Hannah Abdulla

Eco-friendly leather manufacturer ISA TanTec has set up its TrimTec production line in Saigon, becoming what is thought to be one of the first leather label manufacturers in Vietnam.

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