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Unlocking the value of time in your supply chain

A new metric has been developed to help textile and apparel supply chains evaluate the value of time in product development, merchandising a...

US apparel imports from China tumble in April

While it may be too early for the prospect of heavy US tariffs on goods from China to impact apparel imports from the country, it appeared t...

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...

Guatemala eyes export surge amid yarn investment

Guatemala expects to double its apparel export growth this year amid surging US orders and investment to boost synthetic yarn production to...

Latest Interviews

The skills deficit is the biggest challenge for UK manufacturing – David Nieper MD interview 15 Jun 2018

Beth Wright

David Nieper, one of the UK's last remaining vertical fashion manufacturers, is taking control of its own destiny by investing in the country's first digital printing plant for jersey fabric, addressing the skills deficit through an in-house sewing school, and helping to develop the industry's first apprentice standard. Managing director Christopher Nieper explains why the business continues to punch above its weight.


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

New Cambodia minimum wage law edges closer 18 Jun 18

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.


Asos bolsters animal welfare policy 18 Jun 18

Beth Wright

UK online fashion retailer Asos has updated its animal welfare policy, and will no longer be stocking products including mohair, cashmere and feathers.


Bangladesh Alliance brand group’s mandate renewed 18 Jun 18

AZM Anas

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


Rwanda to pay taxes for affected AGOA exporters 18 Jun 18

Beth Wright

Rwanda is to take over the tax obligations of its apparel exporters to ensure they are not significantly affected by the anticipated suspension of duty-free access to the US market under the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).


Circular fashion gets EUR1.29m funding boost 18 Jun 18

Beth Wright

C&A Foundation’s work to make circular fashion a reality is set to receive a major boost thanks to the approval of five initiatives following its open request for proposals to bridge the gap in the implementation of circular business models at all levels of the global apparel value chain. 


Perry Ellis to go private in US437m deal with former CEO 18 Jun 18

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has entered into a US$437m transaction to become a private company through an acquisition led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis.

Latest blogs

Esquel's eco-friendly manufacturing complex 11 Jun 18

Leonie Barrie

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


Tariffs back at top of Trump's trade agenda 4 Jun 18

Leonie Barrie

Tariffs soared back to the top of Trump's trade agenda last week, with the imposition of punitive tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, and plans to proceed with an additional 25% tariff on imports from China.

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