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Poorna Rodrigo

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24 apparel companies have  restored their business to the USUS: Apparel ranks as third-largest re-shored sector 19 September 2014

Apparel manufacturing is the third-largest reshored sector of all industries in the US, after electronics and computers, just-style has been told.

The Cotton of the Carolinas project produces 160,000 T-shirts a yearUS: 'Cotton of the Carolinas' strengthens reshoring efforts 1 September 2014

Cotton of the Carolinas (CotC) - a collaboration of US farmers and manufacturers dedicated to growing, making and selling custom printed T-shirts in North Carolina and South Carolina - is benefiting from demand for locally produced product, its co-founder has told just-style.

CAMBODIA: Mass garment factory faintings soar in first-half 26 August 2014

Mass worker faintings in Cambodia's garment factories have soared despite preventive measures, with 896 workers fainting at work in the first half of this year alone - including three deaths - officials have revealed.

CAMBODIA: Garment industry hit with fresh strike action 22 August 2014

A fresh wave of trade union action has hit Cambodia's garment industry, with as many as "25 separate strike actions having taken place within matter of 22 days in August alone", a union has said.

Asia is at the heart of many of the industryGreen garments: Asia pushes ahead 4 August 2014

Asia - the world's textile and clothing workshop - is at the heart of many of the industry's sustainability initiatives. The reason is that brands simply cannot afford not to care: their reputation can be seriously damaged if a supplier is responsible for a pollution spill or industrial accident.

CAMBODIA: Garment workers' strike garners conflicting reports 24 April 2014

Conflicting reports are emerging of the support given to a five-day stay-at-home protest by Cambodia's garment workers trying to put pressure on their bosses to increase wages.

BANGLADESH: PM calls for clothing buyers to pay higher prices 16 April 2014

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told The German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) she wants global buyers to pay more for clothes so her country can pay its garment workers higher wages.

South AfricaSouth Africa curbs textile and garment job losses 3 April 2014

The decline of South Africa's beleaguered garment and textile industry is bottoming out, and the sector has stemmed job losses by 66% between 2010 and 2013, industry experts say.

BANGLADESH: Garment export rise is "morale-boosting" 31 March 2014

Bangladesh's ready-made garment industry expects a 10-15% growth in exports for the current fiscal year ending June, despite factory safety issues and recent political instability.

INDONESIA: Natural fibre push likely to have limited benefit 24 March 2014

The Indonesian government's decision to promote natural fibres in place of synthetics may have merit, but the country's garment and textile export industry may not gain from the move, experts argue.

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