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Looming Accord closure a risk Bangladesh sourcing

A crash in slow motion – it's the only way one can describe the looming economic fallout should Bangladesh refuse to extend the Accord on Fi...

Combatting endemic challenges in factory safety

The Bangladesh experience represents a model for what factory safety reform might look like in other low-resource contexts. But now is a cri...

China factories to pay a lot more in payroll taxes

For years Chinese factories failed to enroll workers onto the country's social insurance scheme. But things could be about to change. From J...

Is US and Turkey cotton trade set to unravel?

A senior figure in the US cotton industry has told just-style of his concern that Turkey's collapsing currency and trade disputes with the U...

Latest Interviews

DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.


Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.

Latest News

China's SC Fashion picks PLM for product development 7 Dec 2018

Michelle Russell

China-based apparel manufacturer SC Fashion has invested in a PLM system to better communicate with brand partners and more efficiently manage product development.


Cambodia garment labour standards continue to improve 5 Dec 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's garment and footwear industry has seen an improvement in labour standards, according to the latest assessment from the International Labor Organization (ILO), with violations falling and compliance on the rise.


Global trade unions call for Bangladesh Accord to continue 5 Dec 2018

Michelle Russell

More than 200 global trade union leaders have shown their unanimous support for the Bangladesh Transition Accord, days before a hearing that will decide the fate of the factory building and safety initiative.


Global Brands Group divests China business amid H1 loss 3 Dec 2018

Michelle Russell

Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group (GBG) has sold its kids apparel business in China and is preparing to embark on a substantial restructuring programme as it revealed falling sales and a net loss in the first six months of the year.


Bangladesh Accord future in doubt as hearing postponed 30 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

The Bangladesh High Court has postponed its hearing over the future of the Transition Accord in a move that leaves the alliance’s future in doubt for another week.


Arvind opens largest garment hub in Gujarat 29 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Indian denim major Arvind Ltd has opened its largest garment hub in the western state of Gujarat as part of the company's capacity expansion strategy – a move that also marks its first foray into the performance and activewear market.

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