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

More than two-thirds of the 220 companies who signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have now committed to the new agre...

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...

New facility elevates Esquel's green credentials

Hong Kong-based Esquel Group, the world's largest woven shirt maker, has been bedding-in operations at a ground-breaking new $313.3m manufac...

Can Vietnam reach its apparel export potential?

Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But de...

Latest Interviews

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.


Esquel CEO emphasises efficiency and sustainability 28 Nov 2017

Wang Fangqing

A leading and long-term supplier to global names such as Marks & Spencer, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike and Hugo Boss, Hong Kong-based shirt manufacturer Esquel Group is testing a new territory as it broadens its sustainable horizons, as vice chairman and CEO John Cheh explains.

Latest News

Trump threatens China with new $200bn import tariffs 19 Jun 2018

Leonie Barrie

The US has escalated its trade threats to China after President Trump said he is considering tariffs on an additional $200bn of Chinese goods if China "refuses to change its practices."


Researchers study impact of Myanmar minimum wage rise 19 Jun 2018

Leonie Barrie

As part of an ongoing programme to improve labour conditions in the garment industry, a European multi-stakeholder initiative has started a research project on living wages in Myanmar.


China cotton futures purchases add to market uncertainty 18 Jun 2018

Sarah Gibbons

Cotton industry analysts say the clothing industry should not overreact to a major hike in Chinese cotton futures contracts after years of stockpiling the fibre by China buyers – even though they accept market uncertainty has been driving up prices.


New Cambodia minimum wage law edges closer 18 Jun 2018

Poorna Rodrigo

Cambodia’s newly adopted national draft minimum wage law will not harm the country’s garment and textile sector because it "formalises what the industry has been doing for the past four years," just-style has been told.


Google invests $550m in e-commerce giant JD.com 18 Jun 2018

Michelle Russell

Tech behemoth Google is to invest US$550m in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com in a move aimed at exploring the creation of next generation retail infrastructure solutions.


Bangladesh Alliance brand group’s mandate renewed 18 Jun 2018

AZM Anas

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has also received a renewed mandate to carry on its health and safety work.

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