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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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H&M worker pledge sees "very positive" developments 4 Oct 2017

A workshop in Thailand has seen representatives of the National Monitoring Committee (NMC) share best practice on improving industrial relations and collective bargaining mechanisms as part of their role to implement a pledge made by Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M to improve labour rights for 1.6m garment workers at its supplier factories.


Asia-Pacific unions urged to join forces to drive change 2 Oct 2017

Garment industry unions in the Asia-Pacific region are being urged to join forces and create a stronger case for improving working conditions in the sector.


Lenzing expanding speciality fibres business with Thai unit 30 Jun 2017

As part of its strategy to increase its share of speciality fibres as a percentage of revenue, Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is establishing a Thai subsidiary and build a "state-of-the-art" lyocell fibre production plant near the capital city of Bangkok by the end of 2020.


Spanish marine waste project expands into Thailand 27 Oct 2016

Spanish sustainable fashion brand Ecoalf, whose fabrics are made from recycled materials such as discarded fishing nests and marine plastic litter, is expanding its Upcycling the Oceans project into Thailand.


Synergies Worldwide taps ex-Li & Fung exec as new CEO 11 Jan 2016

Global supply chain management firm Synergies Worldwide has named former Li & Fung executive Guido Schlossmann as its new president and CEO, as founder Munir Mashooqullah retires after 28 years.


Yeh Pattana Tayeh to improve efficiency with planning tool 4 Jan 2016

Thai sportswear manufacturer Yeh Pattana Tayeh Co Ltd is implementing Fast React’s Evolve manufacturing planning and control solution to help improve efficiency and reduce lead times. 


Thai unions call for higher minimum wage 15 Jul 2015

A group of trade unions have joined forces to urge Thailand's Government to increase the national minimum wage to bring it in line with the cost of living.


Thailand project to vertically integrate clothing industry 14 Apr 2015

Thai authorities are teaming up with one of the country’s leading fashion media publishers to develop and promote the local fashion industry from materials to design.


Calls for brands to absorb Cambodia wage rise 5 Jan 2015

Global garment brands sourcing from Cambodia should play a part in helping the industry to absorb the new minimum wage, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).


Wage theft of migrants in Thailand apparel industry 18 Dec 2014

A study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar (Burma) in the Thai apparel industry suggests the workers are typically paid less than the legal minimum wage - a practice known as "wage theft".