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How higher cotton prices have weighed on demand

High prices and lower import levels suggest the market, for now at least, is moving away from cotton. Robert Antoshak, managing director at...

German sustainable textiles scheme loses members

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has to...

India clothing boss hails sustainability scheme

The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help...

Vietnam again leads June US apparel import growth

Apparel imports into the US in June have risen as merchants stocked up for summer and prepare for the back-to-school season, climbing on the...

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Busana building business with leading brands 17 Aug 2017

Leonie Barrie

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.


Clarks manufacturing for faster future – Interview 11 Jul 2017

Michelle Russell

With a history in shoemaking that goes back almost 200 years, footwear giant Clarks is about to take a step into the future with a new model to bring innovative shoe manufacturing back to the UK. CEO Mike Shearwood and sourcing director Antony Perillo spoke to just-style about the company's multi-million pound investment to slash lead times and bring more agility to its sourcing portfolio.

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Strategic suppliers offer faster speed to market 23 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

It’s easy for brands and retailers to see how they can potentially benefit from a successful speed-to-market program – but the irony is that without the support of strategic suppliers, it can be a long and difficult task to achieve alone.


Unions eye new garment wage fixing mechanism 23 Aug 17

Michelle Russell

Unions say they must look beyond the minimum wage for the global garment industry and push for a new wage fixing mechanism that takes account of the way brands contract with suppliers and the prices they pay.


Cambodia worker benefits package worries industry 22 Aug 17

Hannah Abdulla

Cambodian garment and footwear manufacturers are worried a new benefits package pledged for factory workers could hurt the industry long-term, as the cost for factories will increase.


‘Made In China clothes could come from North Korea 22 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Clothing imported by major apparel retailers and brands with ‘Made in China’ labels could have been made by low-paid garment workers in North Korea, an investigation suggests.


Vietnam to re-start Dinh Vu polyester fibre plant? 22 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Vietnam is mulling re-starting production at the Dinh Vu Polyester Fiber Plant to meet growing domestic demand for the fibre.


Global news roundup 22 Aug 17

just-style

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

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Busana Apparel on an expansion drive 21 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Busana Apparel Group, Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter, is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories. The company’s chairman Maniwanen Marimutu spoke with just-style about the firm’s ambitions.


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Leonie Barrie

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