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Apparel business interest is growing in Pakistan 5 Dec 2019

With an improving law and order situation, business-friendly policies from its elected government, and incoming Chinese investment under the Beijing-backed CPEC (China-Pakistan Economic Corridor) programme, Pakistan is becoming an increasingly attractive location for foreign direct investment – especially in the textile and clothing sector.

$1.7bn package to boost Pakistan clothing exports 16 Jan 2017

Pakistan's clothing industry has told just-style that a new government assistance package announced last week to boost the country's clothing exports is to be welcomed – but wants it implemented quickly.

Pakistan clothing sector seeks help to kickstart exports 25 Oct 2016

Leaders of Pakistan’s clothing and textile industry have told just-style they are concerned about the sector’s declining exports, and are calling on the federal government to intervene to help reverse this trend.

Pakistan textile mills fear rash of closures 22 Jul 2015

Pakistan’s textile industry is pessimistic about its prospects, warning of wholesale closures amongst fabric mills unless the government steps in to help.

SOURCING: Production problems weigh on Pakistan 24 Mar 2015

Pakistan's ambition to double its clothing and textile exports over five years, and its accession to the EU's GSP+ trade scheme last year, suggest it should be an exciting prospect for apparel sourcing. However, in the last year two companies have pulled production out of the country, citing risk, delays and instability. This might not yet point to a wider trend, but their concerns highlight issues worth watching.

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IAF World Fashion Convention updates speaker line-up 17 Oct 2019

The agenda for the 35th IAF World Fashion Convention has been confirmed, with speakers including Wilson Zhu, COO of Li & Fung, and Joachim Hensch, managing director of Hugo Boss Textile Industries, set to address the theme 'Let's Grow Together for a More Prosperous and Sustainable Future.'

Pakistan's Punjab ends factory labour law inspections 18 Sep 2019

The government of Punjab province in Pakistan is understood to have exempted factories from labour law inspections – a move described by the Clean Clothes Campaign as "dangerous for workers."

Calls for worker-led safety programme in Pakistan's factories 16 Sep 2019

A coalition of worker rights groups is calling for Pakistan to implement a worker-led factory safety programme, similar to the Bangladesh Accord for Fire and Building Safety.

Levi Strauss partners on Pakistan water project 29 Aug 2019

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co is working on a project to restore the Ravi River basin in Pakistan as part of wider plans to halve the amount of water used for manufacturing in areas of high water stress.

Next IAF World Fashion Convention heads to Pakistan 24 Jul 2019

The agenda for this year's IAF World Fashion Convention is starting to take shape, with executives from Li & Fung, Hugo Boss, and Kik set to address the theme 'Let’s Grow Together for a More Prosperous and Sustainable Future'.

Khaadi eliminates paper patterns with Tukatech 18 Jun 2019

Pakistan fashion brand Khaadi says it has eliminated paper pattern-making from product design and development after implementing technology solutions from fashion technology provider Tukatech.

Pakistan garment exporters seek reform on input import rules 29 May 2019

Pakistan's apparel and garment exporters have called on the country's new government to simplify what they regard as overly complex trading red-tape impeding the import of key inputs, vital for diversifying export-oriented production.

Pakistan textile and garment export growth slow in April 23 May 2019

Pakistan's textile exports slipped 0.85% year-on-year during April to US$1.13bn – but the country saw a 14.74% surge in readymade garment exports to US$231.3m.

Archroma and Pakistan university partner on textile research 25 Apr 2019

Swiss colour and speciality chemicals manufacturer Archroma is to work with the National Textile University in Pakistan on research into innovations that can help the future industry align with fast-changing global requirements.

IAF Convention to target fragmented apparel supply chain 15 Apr 2019

Han Bekke, president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF), says more collaboration is required in the apparel supply chain amid news the 35th IAF World Fashion Convention will take place in Pakistan.