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China's eco-tax reins in polluting textile makers

The introduction of an environmental protection tax in China just over a year ago has pushed up the price of textiles produced in the countr...

Green factories help bolster Bangladesh reputation

The Rana Plaza tragedy pushed Bangladesh’s US$30bn clothing industry into making health and safety improvements to reassure brands they woul...

Minimum wage rises squeeze Southeast Asia sourcing

Changes in minimum wage rates are likely to be of significant concern to apparel brands and retailers sourcing from Southeast Asia in 2019,...

How can brands source responsibly from Myanmar?

The ongoing human rights crisis in Myanmar has prompted the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) to launch a four-point guide aimed at helping b...

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 Shenzhou starts work on $150m Cambodia garment factory 14 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese garment manufacturer Shenzhou International Group Holdings has commenced work on a US$150m production facility in Cambodia.


Bangladesh factories set for more female supervisors 11 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

A new training scheme has been launched in Bangladesh as part of a wider bid to get more women into supervisory roles in the country's garment sector.


Lenzing subsidiary leaves Chinese viscose initiative 8 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has revealed plans to "green up" the industry and expand its position as a sustainability leader amid the news its Chinese subsidiary, Lenzing Nanjing Fibers Co (LNF), is to leave the Collaboration for Sustainable Development of Viscose (CV).


India textile, apparel exports up 2% 7 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Indian textile and apparel exports have grown 2% to US$27.2bn in the first nine months of fiscal 2019 according to new data.


ITL aids on-site M&S label production in India 7 Mar 2019

Beth Wright

Apparel label business ITL Intelligent Label Solutions has established a new production facility at Poppy’s Knitwear PVT Ltd's Tirupur plant which will produce all of the Indian knitwear manufacturer’s labels for Marks & Spencer and mark a major step in its bid to create a vertically integrated supply chain.


India, Turkey apparel execs quell concerns of US trade preference withdrawal 6 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Trade associations for the Indian and Turkish apparel sectors appear unmoved by the US' threats to pull access to a trade preference scheme that allows them to send certain goods, including apparel, to the country duty-free.

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