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Vietnam misses key targets of textile-garment plan

Eleven years after Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade approved its textile and garment industry development strategy for 2010-2020, th...

MAS Runway Kit offers fashion start-ups low MOQs

Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has launched a new unit called Runway Kit for fashion start-ups and medium scale swimwea...

Levi Strauss leads on green supply chain in China

Levi Strauss, Adidas and C&A have been ranked amongst the top brands to have made progress in environmental supply chain management in China...

Steps to successful sourcing in Vietnam

Trade and political tensions between China and the US have moved many companies to consider sourcing in other areas in Southeast Asia, and e...

Latest Interviews

Bangladesh garment group's new boss has big agenda – Interview 30 Aug 2019

AZM Anas

Months after taking the reins as president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), businesswoman Dr Rubana Huq tells just-style of her priorities for the next two years – from factory safety, to exploring new markets, increasing sustainability, and promoting innovation in the world’s second largest clothing exporter.


Nirapon's vision for a safer apparel sector in Bangladesh – Interview 24 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh's newest safety monitoring initiative, Nirapon, has come under fire since its launch earlier this year, with much of the criticism around its focus on monitoring rather than overseeing factory remediation, and the fact it doesn't name or shame non-compliant suppliers. But in a candid interview with just-style, CEO Moushumi Khan suggests getting supplier buy-in and encouraging them in the right way to be compliant is a key factor in increasing workplace safety in Bangladeshi garment factories. 

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Major brands caught in crossfire of Xinjiang sourcing 13 Nov 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A handful of major names in the apparel industry have reacted to allegations they are involved in cotton supplies sourced from Xinjiang, an area in China that has recently been in the spotlight over human rights abuses.


India approves mega leather, footwear cluster 13 Nov 2019

Michelle Russell

India’s Government is said to have given its final approval for the setting up of the Mega Leather, Footwear and Accessories Cluster (MLFAC) in Kolkata.


China eyes stronger textile and apparel ties in Southeast Asia 12 Nov 2019

Jens Kastner

China’s state textile planners are strengthening ties with Mekong River countries within Southeast Asia in the textile and apparel sectors. The move contradicts assumptions that the Chinese government wants to oppose the exodus of domestic producers to this region.


Bangladesh buyers urged to conduct responsible purchasing practices 12 Nov 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Stakeholders of Bangladesh's denim industry are being urged to analyse and conduct responsible business practices when dealing with the country's vendors.


Bangladesh RMG exports slip in Q1 12 Nov 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The export of readymade garments (RMG) from Bangladesh during the first quarter of the fiscal year fell 6.67% to US$10.5bn.


Nirapon holds seminar on fire safety in Bangladesh 11 Nov 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh safety monitoring initiative Nirapon has held a seminar on fire safety in the country's readymade garment (RMG) sector, attended by industry stakeholders and government representatives.

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