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Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest sha...

Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

186 companies have now signed the new Bangladesh worker safety pact – the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord' – with Australian apparel ret...

What does the future hold for Made in China?

Trade wars between the US and China are ramping up – but China's role within the global apparel supply chain is already weakening and retail...

Machinery trends confirm China textile leadership

China looks set to continue its dominance of the global textile industry, with new data showing the country remained by far the world’s larg...

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

Belle Group drives digital supply chain with PLM 14 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Leading Chinese footwear and sportswear retailer Belle International Holdings is driving the digital transformation of its supply chain with a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.


Easier access to textile dyes and chemicals in Pakistan 13 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Huntsman Textile Effects and ICI Pakistan are joining forces in a strategic collaboration to distribute Huntsman textile dyes, chemicals, digital inks and services in Pakistan.


Stahl teams up on new synthetic printing solutions 13 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl is working with HP Latex Inks to increase the durability and sustainability of printed synthetics used in products such as shoes and apparel.


RCEP mega free trade deal edges closer to agreement 10 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a so-called mega free trade deal, is edging closer to a year-end agreement.


Union building workshop for Indian garment workers 9 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

A workshop to share best practice on union building for garment workers in India has helped participants develop plans to address various practical difficulties that they face in union organising efforts at the factory level.


Invista invests US$1bn in world-scale ADN China plant 9 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

US-based fibre producer Invista has begun work to bring its latest Adiponitrile (ADN) technology to China in a US$1bn investment to satisfy what strong, local demand for the intermediate chemical, which is a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.

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