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The partial destruction by rioters last week of the Saygin Dima mill in Ethiopia perfectly illustrates the short-term superficiality of too many ‘visionary’ sourcing strategies.
I spent the first six months of 2016 campaigning in Britain against Brexit. Not once did I hear a Brexit supporter attack global integration.
Bangladesh’s garment industry seems unaware of the real threat the June/July terrorism incidents pose to its long-term viability.
In the past two months, public-sector forecasters have made spectacularly different forecasts of job prospects in Asia’s apparel textile and apparel industries.
As the UK government prepares the ground for new post-Brexit free trade deals, the first published ideas deal with Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
Most British comment about Brexit right now comes from grieving Remainers or Leavers who can’t believe their luck. Our industry must start planning to minimise the damage.
At 5 am today, UK voters for Brexit gained a majority. British apparel brands and retailers can benefit – but only if they sharpen up their acts.
In the first three months of this year, we saw a massive drop in Chinese apparel exports to the US. It doesn’t mean the end of China’s dominance.
China’s alleged “slump” is turning into opur industry’s greatest excuse for misguided thinking.
Is forced labour really apparel buyers top challenge?
Despite years of widely denied decline, British garment-making showed serious signs of a revival in the second half of 2015.
There are arguments both ways. Pity no-one’s making the arguments why staying in probably helps our industry more than leaving.
I simply don’t buy US lobbyists’ conviction the TPP will get ratified this year. Shouldn’t they abandon the attempt?
Has Primark identified the direction apparel retailers should be looking – or are US commentators right to claim the business is fundamentally flawed?