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New Sri Lanka textile park eyes post-Covid exports

Sri Lanka is making a significant step to increase the share of locally-sourced raw materials in clothing made in the country by setting up...

Myanmar's several crises show way to better jobs

Myanmar today resembles Romania 30 years ago, when the country swerved at the last possible moment from potential catastrophe to a more pros...

Uncertainty shrouds Myanmar's clothing industry

Clothing industry executives and experts within Myanmar have warned that the country's apparel sector is already suffering because of the 1...

Myanmar & the pending revolt of the road warriors

Apparel "road warriors" look at the coup in Myanmar and suspect a situation that may be slow to resolve. They also anticipate that prospects...

Latest Interviews

Broken retail model pushes apparel suppliers to breaking point 22 Feb 2021

Leonie Barrie

It has taken Sanjeev Mahtani 30 years to build Must Garment Corporation, but just a matter of months for his lifetime's work to come crashing down. As he tries to pick up the pieces of his manufacturing business, he tells just-style why he fears for the future of apparel suppliers – and the millions of workers they employ.

Ciel Textile CEO puts Mauritius maker on post-Covid path 19 Feb 2021

Villen Anganan

Eric Dorchies was appointed CEO at Mauritius based Ciel Textile Ltd last July, at a moment when his country's important clothing and textile sector was struggling hard against the impact of Covid-19. It has not been an easy start to his job, but as he tells just-style, the company is already working on plans to recover from the pandemic.

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Jeanologia teams on female-led green laundry in India 4 Mar 2021

Beth Wright

Denim finishing technology specialist Jeanologia has partnered with apparel manufacturer Anish India Exports (AIE) to launch what is said to be the world's first sustainable and zero-waste garment finishing plant that is driven and managed by women. 

Brands urged to honour existing Myanmar supplier commitments 3 Mar 2021

Michelle Russell

Apparel industry associations and human rights groups have joined forces to condemn the military coup and growing violence in Myanmar, and to urge companies sourcing from the southeast Asian country to maintain dialogue and honour all existing commitments made to factories. 

Inditex in India organic cotton drive 26 Feb 2021

Beth Wright

Zara owner Inditex is partnering with DBS Bank to scale India’s organic cotton industry by providing easier and faster access to funding for more than 2,000 farmers in the fashion giant's supply chain.

Kraig Biocraft gets first spider silk shipment from Vietnam factory 24 Feb 2021

Hannah Abdulla

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has received its first spider silk shipment from Prodigy Textiles, its wholly-owned Vietnamese subsidiary which it established to ramp up production of its recombinant spider silk fibres, threads, and textiles.

Fashion brands urged to publicly condemn Myanmar coup 23 Feb 2021

Leonie Barrie

Fashion brands and retailers sourcing in Myanmar are being urged to take action to help end the military coup in the country – including publicly joining international condemnation of the takeover.

Century Rayon completes first CanopyStyle audit 23 Feb 2021

Beth Wright

Fabric and yarn manufacturer Century Rayon has completed its first CanopyStyle Audit, the results of which show while the majority of its suppliers are at low risk of sourcing wood from ancient and endangered forests or other controversial sources, additional verification is required to determine risk levels for one remaining supplier. 

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