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Campaign groups urge brands to quit Xinjiang

Human rights campaigners are leading a call for apparel brands and retailers to end all sourcing – from cotton to finished garments – from C...

Covid-19 has taken its toll on Sri Lanka clothing

Covid-19 has taken its toll on Sri Lanka's textile and clothing sector, with exports forecast to plummet 30% in fiscal 2021....

How will EU trade curb affect Cambodia apparel?

Cambodia's garment industry, already buffeted by the coronavirus pandemic, is set for a further hit after the European Union decided to susp...

India makers see worker shortages as orders resume

Export-oriented Indian garment manufacturers emerging from lockdown are struggling to fulfil new orders due to severe labour shortages cause...

Latest Interviews

Yesim Tekstil upbeat as brands look closer for do-it-all suppliers 4 Aug 2020

Hannah Abdulla

Despite the upheaval of the global coronavirus crisis, the future looks bright for Turkish textile and garment mega-producer Yesim Tekstil with European brands increasingly seeking vertically integrated suppliers, sustainability and options to near-shore production. CEO Senol Sankaya tells just-style how the company adapted to the pandemic, and why it is optimistic going forward.


Ruyi Group sees investment as key to future-proofing business 25 Jun 2020

Michelle Russell

Like most in the global textile industry, Chinese giant Shandong Ruyi Group has had to face the challenges Covid-19 has thrown its way but believes its preparation and investment in brands and technology prior to the pandemic has stood it in good stead for the future as it looks to maintain its path to becoming a "one-stop internationally advanced intelligent industrial chain".

Latest News

EU's Myanmar garment support fund pays out MMK4bn 7 Aug 2020

Beth Wright

Myanmar's garment workers have now received more than MMK4bn (US$2.9bn) in payments through the EU funded Myan Ku 'Quick Assistance Fund'.


VF Corp names Winnie Ma as first Greater China president 4 Aug 2020

Beth Wright

Apparel giant VF Corp has appointed Winnie Ma to the newly created role of president of Greater China as part of its efforts to strengthen and accelerate its business strategy in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.


Top China cotton producer placed on US trade ban list 3 Aug 2020

Hannah Abdulla

US companies have been banned from trading or engaging with the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corporation (XPCC) — a government entity that has interests in cotton farming and sales — after the organisation was placed on a Specially Designated Nationals List.


Digital map shows Bangladesh factory closures since pandemic 3 Aug 2020

Hannah Abdulla

A digital mapping technology that tracks the development of readymade garment factories in Bangladesh has revealed 9% of facilities surveyed have permanently closed following the Covid-19 pandemic.


Cambodia drafts five-year garment sector roadmap 3 Aug 2020

Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s government has set out plans to launch a five-year development strategy for the country’s garment, footwear and travel bag industry to improve its competitiveness.


Cambodia shoe sector in fresh plea to EU as trade loss looms 31 Jul 2020

Beth Wright

Cambodia's footwear industry has reiterated calls for the European Commission to postpone the partial withdrawal of the country's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme – claiming the move will encourage buyers to shift sourcing from Cambodia to other countries.

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