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$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.

Pakistan's new textile policy aims to double exports 16 Feb 2015

Pakistan’s second Textile Policy aims to double the country’s textile and clothing exports to US$26bn in the next five years as it seeks to reap full benefits of the EU GSP+ scheme.

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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.

Pakistan garment and textile exports jump during February 20 Mar 2019

Pakistan's textile, clothing and footwear exports have all risen during February.

Pakistan exports rise on lower raw material duties 21 Feb 2019

Pakistan has reported a 1.19% jump in its total textile exports to US$7.8bn for the seven months to January.

Pakistan trade body rejects factory worker abuse claims 20 Feb 2019

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Exporters Association has rejected a Human Rights Watch report claiming labour abuses in garment factories is rife, adding it "totally disagrees" with the findings.

Pakistan takes first step towards organic cotton supply chain 6 Feb 2019

The certification of Pakistan's first organic cotton bale has been hailed as a "major breakthrough" in the country's cotton sector, marking the first step towards the potential development of an organic cotton supply chain in the South Asian country.