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Poorna Rodrigo

Articles by Poorna Rodrigo

Flexibility in supply chain financing is key for fast fashion businessesWhy traditional financing is a misfit for fast fashion 30 November 2016

Slow and cumbersome traditional financing does not fit the needs of dynamic, small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in today's fast fashion-driven garment industry.


An FTA with the EU could help triple Indonesia's textile and garment exports in just five yearsEU and Indonesia start talks on free trade agreement 11 August 2016

The European Commission has told just-style it is planning to launch a sustainability impact assessment on a proposed European Union (EU)-Indonesia free trade deal that is expected to boost apparel and textile trade on both sides.


A decision on Cambodia's next monthly minimum wage could be reached by OctoberCambodia unions target US$177 monthly wage as talks loom 4 August 2016

Cambodia unions target US$177 monthly minimum wage as annual talks loom


Uncertainty can impact every aspect of the supply chainReducing risk – The hidden costs of emerging sourcing locations 3 June 2016

Uncertainty might sound like a rather nebulous concern for international clothing brands considering their sourcing, but it can be a very tough problem that undermines operational efficiency up and downstream.


Cambodia's garment exports rose to US$5.7bn in 2015Cambodia garment exports reached $5.7bn in 2015 12 February 2016

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports earned around US$6.3bn in 2015, recording a growth rate of nearly 6.7% when compared with the year before, according to just-released figures from the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.


Can a new civilian government help the Myanmar clothing sector grow?Myanmar makers eye trade boost after election win 13 November 2015

With Myanmar’s opposition party the National League for Democracy (NLD) today (13 November) poised to win a majority in the country’s parliament after the election on Sunday (8 November), clothing industry executives will be hoping for a swift normalisation of trade relations, especially with the US.


The ‘garment villages’ are likely to appeal to foreign investors Bangladesh garment villages seen elevating exports to $50bn 21 August 2015

Bangladesh intends to establish special economic zones called ‘garment villages’ as a key part of its plans to ramp up garment manufacturing to reach a target of US$50bn in exports by 2021, the country's commerce minister Tofail Ahmed has told just-style.


Almeda Textile is one of Ethiopia's largest vertically integrated textile companiesEthiopia’s Almeda Textile plans five-fold production hike 21 July 2015

Ethiopia’s Almeda Textile, which supplies apparel to Sweden’s fast-fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), is planning to ramp up production to five times its current capacity in the next five to six years at its Adwa factory, the company told just-style.


Bahrain fears TPL expiry may hit US apparel exports 5 June 2015

The president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain has told just-style he is working closely with the US Congress to secure a Tariff Preference Level (TPL) extension for the Gulf island kingdom this year.


Bangladesh garment makers seek tax break before budget 11 May 2015

Bangladesh garment manufacturers are pushing for a tax break – urging the government to collect a levy from just 10% of their export profits, instead of their overall profits as is currently the case.


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