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Elements of the Code come from extensive workshops with the European UnionMyanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance 4 Mar 15

Michelle Russell

The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as a sign of its commitment to becoming a responsible sourcing destination. The next question is what more needs to be done in order for the Code to be implemented and become effective?


New Gap Inc CEO Art Peck is candid about the challenges aheadNew Gap CEO set to tackle “aesthetic issue” 3 Mar 15

Richard Woodard

Gap Inc CEO Art Peck has only been in the job for a matter of weeks, but his early “to do” list is already assuming somewhat alarming proportions.


Bangladesh exporters say the falling euro and ongoing political unrest are hurting ordersFalling euro adds to Bangladesh production woes 3 Mar 15

AZM Anas

Bangladesh's textile and clothing exporters, still reeling from the impact of continuing political unrest in the country, now say they are facing a second shock wave: the freefall of the euro.


The US-EAC Cooperation Agreement is an “important stepping stone” for deeper ties between the two blocsUS-East Africa pact paves way for regional AGOA 3 Mar 15

Leonie Barrie

The US has signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries, in a move that also paves the way for a special East African regional strategy under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord - update 2 Mar 15

Katie Smith

Some 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.


Brands are being urged to invest to help build a more sustainable cotton industry for the future (Photo credit: CottonConnect)SOURCING: Why should brands care about China cotton? 26 Feb 15

Leonie Barrie

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?


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Myanmar Code of Conduct a first step in complianceMyanmar Code of Conduct a first step in compliance

The recent move by the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) to establish a voluntary Code of Conduct for its members is seen as a sign of its commitment to becoming a responsible sourcing destination. The next question is what more needs to be done in order for the Code to be implemented and become effective?

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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: China cotton call 2 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

International fashion brands and retailers are being urged to help build a more resilient cotton supply chain in China if they want to secure supplies of the raw material for the future. But can they really make a difference, and why should they care?


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A month-by-month overview of US apparel and shoe chains' sales results. Same-store sales figures help gauge how a specific retailer has performed, making this feature invaluable for evaluating your customers or competitors.

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