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Bangladesh manufacturers make move into lingerie

Lured by a shifting global market and better margins, Bangladesh's apparel producers are rushing into the lingerie space – predicting Chines...

Myanmar facing hurdles in garment industry growth

A few years ago, optimistic observers believed that by 2020 the Myanmar garment industry would employ 1.5m people and generate US$10-12bn in...

The CSR risk in Chinese overseas garment factories

Research into the corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts of China’s textile and garment enterprises as they expand overseas has uncov...

Unravelling the Indian garment export anomaly

How is it possible that an industry that, for all practical purposes, is dominated by a single season can become one of the world's largest...

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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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China questions credibility of USTR counterfeit list 19 Jan 2018

Michelle Russell

Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has questioned the credibility of America’s ‘Notorious Markets List’ after its Taobao marketplace was featured for a second consecutive year - a move that has now turned into a diplomatic row following the involvement of the Chinese government.


LightInTheBox explores blockchain with new research lab 19 Jan 2018

Michelle Russell

Chinese online fashion, electronics and homewares retailer LightInTheBox has become the latest company to explore the use of blockchain technology as a way of operating more efficiently, with the opening of a new research lab.


JD.com gains another foothold in Southeast Asia 17 Jan 2018

Beth Wright

As part of its global expansion efforts, Chinese e-commerce company JD.com? has invested in Tiki, a leading B2C e-commerce platform in Vietnam.


Bangladesh sets up new wage board for RMG sector 15 Jan 2018

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh Government has formed a new wage board that will recommend a minimum salary for workers in the country's garment industry following recent labour unrest and calls for the implementation of a more transparent and regular wage review mechanism.


Bogart Lingerie to open training centre in Myanmar 15 Jan 2018

Leonie Barrie

Bogart Lingerie, one of the world's largest intimate apparel exporters, is taking the next step in its commitment to manufacturing in Myanmar with the opening of a new training centre in the country at the end of this month.


Indian garment factories found "keeping women captive" 15 Jan 2018

Michelle Russell

Indian garment suppliers for large brands including Hugo Boss, Mothercare, Debenhams and Primark have been enforcing slave labour by holding female workers captive, an investigation has found.

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