India has seen an economic slowdown following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July, but a new report says this effect is expected to be temporary and the country is now on the threshold of sustainable growth.
Textile and fibre company Teijin has developed a new polyester combined-filament yarn and yarn-processing technology to create a lightweight premium black fabric that retains its colour and is expected to meet demand for easy-care formal wear.
Minimum wages, worker rights for women, collective bargaining and the promotion of health and safety at textile and clothing factories were among the topics discussed at a union building meeting in Ethiopia last week.
Taiwan is understood to be considering joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) - the new name for the TPP between the remaining 11 nations minus the US - and is preparing for bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
The US International Trade Commission has initiated an investigation into recent developments in the country's trade and investment with sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the region's trade performance and export prospects.
Polymer and textile specialist Teijin Limited has revised its corporate social responsibility (CSR) procurement guidelines in a move that specifies "more detailed efforts" regarding human rights and labour in supply chains.
US lawmakers have registered their opposition to several of President Donald Trump's proposals to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), criticising the emphasis on using trade agreements to reduce the trade deficit.
The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh says major life-threatening safety concerns remain outstanding in too many of the factories it monitors - although it hopes the vast majority will be fully remediated when its initial tenure comes to an end in May 2018.
A new ratings platform is now open and collecting feedback from garment suppliers on the purchasing practices of their customers, with a view to pinpointing areas of good practice and improvements that would support better workplace conditions.
Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects has developed a new non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) to help brands and retailers meet global demand for eco-friendly outdoor clothing with extreme rain and stain protection repellency.