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Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

More than half of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agreement...

Winners/losers of a Trump tariff on China garments

As President Donald Trump prepares to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese imports into the United States – which could include apparel and fo...

Global garment worker safety still misunderstood

Nearly five years after the world watched a frantic search for survivors turn into an onerous recovery of the dead, the words "Rana Plaza" c...

Suits offer a boost for Bangladesh apparel exports

Senior executives and analysts have told just-style how the higher margin suit segment is drawing in major manufacturers, who are now confro...

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Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.

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.

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US$1.2bn cost to complete Bangladesh factory remediation 19 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

The cost to remediate the remaining dangerous conditions in Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry is estimated at US$1.2bn, a new report suggests, as the call for funding and a collective commitment to finish the work gets louder.

Week of action targets more Bangladesh Accord signatories 18 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

Two labour rights groups have planned a week of action urging garment brands to sign up to the 2018 Bangladesh Accord ahead of the five year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster.

Brandix picks PLM to boost collaboration 18 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Leading Sri Lankan garment exporter Brandix has invested in a PLM system it says will improve collaboration and data control across the company.

Sequential to take Avia to Greater China 18 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Brand management company Sequential Brands has inked a multi-year agreement with leading sports manufacturer and distributor Beiying Sports Technology Co Ltd to bring its active lifestyle brand Avia to Greater China.

New programme tackles buying practices in Bangladesh 16 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are to collaborate on an 18-month programme in Bangladesh to support and promote responsible buying practices within garment industry supply chains.

Archroma collaborates to enhance Pakistan garment finishing 16 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

Colour and chemicals specialist Archroma has joined forces with Italy’s Montegra in a move aimed at supporting Pakistan’s garment and apparel industry, particularly in the denim segment, with a focus on fostering excellence in finishing.

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