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An integrated cotton textile apparel value chain could benefit the regionAfrican apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive 21 Nov 14

Bertha M Rinjeu

Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and apparel sector, a three-day industry conference in Nairobi, Kenya, has been told.


From left to right: Mariel Brown, Seymourpowell; Simon Bennett, Fox Williams; Lord Stone of Blackheath, International Trade Council; Amy Winters, Rainbow Winters; Lasse Wassermann, Google X UK fashion sector prospects depend on partnerships 20 Nov 14

Katie Smith

Another industry event looking at prospects for the British fashion industry has homed in on the need for partnership and collaboration if the sector is to thrive once more. Industry experts suggest working together on domestic manufacturing, rebuilding sector skills and technology trends, reports Katie Smith.


Retailers are having to bear the burden of higher transportation costsUS retailers to face logistics issues into 2015 19 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

On top of mounting concerns over the impact of worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise arriving at US west coast ports, analysts are now warning retailers and manufacturers to expect tighter capacity and higher shipping rates to persist into 2015.


Easy-to-understand graphics benchmark factory wages New wage ladder lifts garment workers towards living wages 19 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

An online tool to help apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers work towards improved wages for garment workers in global supply chains has been updated in a move that marks another step towards the eventual provision of a living wage.


Industry leaders are beginning to look to the creation of new value chainsNew scenarios driving sustainability in textiles 17 Nov 14

Debra Cobb

Driving meaningful change towards sustainability in textiles within organisations, within the industry, and with consumers topped the agenda at last week's Textile Exchange Conference.


UzbekistanUzbekistan forces more adults into 2014 cotton harvest 17 Nov 14

Leonie Barrie

The Uzbekistan government has continued to use "systematic, mass forced labour" in this year's cotton harvest, campaigners say, claiming more adults had to work against their will to make up for a reduction in the number of children in the fields.


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Leonie BarrieLatest blog entry: Firms urged to stay committed to Cambodia 17 Nov 2014

Leonie Barrie

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.


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