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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...

Who has signed the Bangladesh Transition Accord?

192 companies have now signed the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord' Bangladesh worker safety pact – with Holland House Fashion and ICA Sw...

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

Dozens of garment workers injured in Myanmar protests 18 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Dozens of garment workers are understood to have been injured while protesting outside a factory in Yangon earlier this week.


Myanmar garment exports hit $2.2bn in H1 18 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Myanmar reaped earnings of US$2.2bn from garment exports during the first six months of its financial year, new figures show.


New Look to exit China retail amid poor performance 18 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

UK-based fashion retailer New Look has confirmed it is to exit its retail business in China where "performance has been below expectations."


Bangladesh Q1 garment exports rise 15% to US$8.2bn 17 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh's exports of ready-made garments have risen more than 14.5% year-on-year to US$8.19bn for the quarter to September.


Unions urge brands to support a Pakistan Accord 10 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Pakistan labour groups are calling on brands to support the formation of a body, similar to that of the Bangladesh Accord, for the country’s garment and textile industry.


Cambodia defiant amid looming loss of EU trade benefits 9 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has taken a defensive stance after the European Commission launched a procedure to withdraw the country's preferential access to duty-free trade benefits over human and labour rights violations.

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