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Who will hurt most from tariffs on China clothing?

The threat of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China would be a "credit negative" for the US apparel and footwea...

El Salvador exports surge despite regional unrest

El Salvador’s garment exports are forecast to rise 6% to roughly $2.3bn this year as the US lifts demand for the country’s performance and c...

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest sha...

Malaysia garment makers worried by new wage hike

Malaysia's garment and textile manufacturers are worried their government's new minimum wage of MYR1,500 (US$368) for the private sector – w...

Latest Interviews

Volt Smart Yarns bridging the gap on wearables – Interview 9 Aug 2018

John McCurry

Ahead of the launch of its new Volt Wearable Technology division, Matt Kolmes, CEO at Supreme Corporation, talks to just-style about how the company’s Volt Smart Yarns has been gaining momentum in the smart fabrics industry – and some of the challenges still facing the sector in reaching its full potential.


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.

Latest News

Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe 15 Aug 18

Beth Wright

Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled the inaugural product from its 'Cotton + Corn' sustainable products initiative, in a move that brings its first plant-based footwear to the market.


Bangladesh "control room" to tackle labour unrest 15 Aug 18

Beth Wright

The government of Bangladesh has set up a temporary control room in the country's capital in a bid to avoid any labour unrest in the apparel sector in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Eid-ul Azha.


Unions renew calls for Bangladesh wage increase 15 Aug 18

Beth Wright

Unions in Bangladesh have renewed their demands for better wages for the country's garment workers, with a human chain protest organised earlier this month calling for a tripling of the monthly minimum.


ITMA 2019 a "sell-out" despite two additional halls 15 Aug 18

Beth Wright

Organisers of one of the world's leading textile and garment technology exhibitions, ITMA 2019, have hailed the demand for space at next year's event, adding that it is already fully booked despite the addition of two extra halls to the floor plan.


Fusalp selects PLM to streamline workflow 15 Aug 18

Beth Wright

French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Créations Fusalp has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to provide one version of the truth while managing product lifecycles.


Levi’s pop-up showcases Project F.L.X customisation 14 Aug 18

Beth Wright

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a pop-up customisation studio to demonstrate the abilities of its new laser-powered Project F.L.X. initiative, which is digitising the design and development of denim finishing.

Latest blogs

Hong Kong sustainability scoop 13 Aug 18

Leonie Barrie

We led on just-style last week with a world exclusive scoop on a number of new projects being unveiled in Hong Kong next month – including the first mill being set up in the territory in more than half a century to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel.


Spotlight on Central America sourcing 6 Aug 18

Leonie Barrie

A worsening political and social crisis in Nicaragua is having a spillover effect in Central America, where the spectre of rising violence in Guatemala and El Salvador is threatening to undermine apparel sourcing and investment in the region.

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