just-style's most read stories this week...
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a comment on why holding Cambodia accountable for its actions will help ensure it moves up the economic ladder, the 16 countries identified as the likely pretenders to replace China sourcing, and a report on why Bangladesh's clothing industry needs to improve its image.
Comment: Holding Cambodia accountable for its actions
A fundamental difference between Cambodia and Bangladesh is that the Cambodian government and industry are held accountable for making the necessary improvements to factory working conditions. And this, says David Birnbaum, will ensure Cambodia moves up the economic ladder.
WORLD: 16 countries identified "to replace China" sourcing
Sixteen nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America have been identified as the likely pretenders to China’s crown as the ultimate low-wage, high-growth sourcing and manufacturing destination.
Bangladesh clothing industry needs to improve its image
The clothing industry in Bangladesh needs to improve its image in order for the country's long-term prosperity to be guaranteed, a new report suggests.
US: Imports from Bangladesh continue to surge
US retailers and brands have continued to source more apparel from Bangladesh this year, suggesting there has so far been no negative impact on orders from the Rana Plaza building collapse and wider factory safety issues.
CHINA: Textile firms fight for cotton import quotas
Chinese textile manufacturers are competing to secure import quotas for well-priced and high quality cotton, as the government pressures them to use more expensive lower quality domestic supplies.
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