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Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Thailand sets its sights on ASEAN's fashion hub 2 May 2013

Faced with a fall in exports to the US and EU, Thailand's textile and garment industry has set its sights on becoming a fashion hub for the ASEAN region.

Thai garment sector looks to diversify export markets 9 Jan 2013

Thailand's textile and garment industry is aiming to diversify its export markets as it faces a significant drop in demand from its key American and European Union (EU) customers.

New programmes boost Thailand's apparel ambitions 25 May 2011

Thailand's textile and garment industry is eyeing new opportunities for growth thanks to a number of expanding opportunities in the region and a focus on design. Vicky Sung reports.

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US urged to "downgrade" Thailand for garment labour violations 12 Mar 2020

Labour rights groups are calling on the US State Department to downgrade Thailand in its annual report on human trafficking, citing the country’s failure to protect garment and fishing workers.

Tesco Thailand deal probed by competition watchdog 20 Jan 2020

Thailand's competition watchdog has issued a probe into the potential sale of UK supermarket giant Tesco's Asian assets, on fears the successful buyer may potentially control too much of the market.

Unions urge overhaul of Thai labour laws amid GSP loss 25 Nov 2019

Unions say the suspension of the US Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade benefits for 573 types of products imported from Thailand provides the country's government with an opportunity to overhaul labour laws and protect workers' rights.

Lenzing begins work on largest lyocell fibre plant 19 Nov 2019

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has begun construction work on what it claims will be the largest lyocell facility in the world and one that brings its production to Asia for the first time.

Thailand loses US GSP preferential trade status 4 Nov 2019

Thailand has lost Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade privileges with the US on a raft of items, including dresses and footwear parts, due to the country's failure to provide internationally-recognised worker rights.

VT Garment boosts sample-making with PLM 27 Sep 2019

Thai outdoor and sports apparel manufacturer VT Garment expects to save time and increase accuracy in costing and sample-making after implementing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

Indorama Ventures to invest US$1.5bn in recycling 19 Sep 2019

Global chemicals and fibres producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is to invest US$1.5bn in recycling as the pressure ramps up on industry to consider its environmental impact.

Thailand offers tax cuts to manufacturers quitting China 10 Sep 2019

Thailand is proposing a new package to attract more foreign investment in the country, including a 50% tax break to entice manufacturers relocating production from China.

Indorama Ventures buys polyester yarn maker Sinterama 12 Aug 2019

Global chemicals and fibres producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is to acquire Sinterama SpA, a manufacturer of high performance polyester yarns that are used in the apparel sector. 

Thailand eyes US export opportunity as US-China trade war intensifies 28 May 2019

Thailand is looking to benefit from the potential fallout between the US and China, saying its exports to the US could grow to between US$200m-1bn should the tariff hike go ahead.