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Myanmar garment exports surged 20% in 2015

Myanmar garment industry exports soared by around 20% last year, while footwear exports also surged as the Southeast Asia country gained new...

Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin collapse

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container sh...

Cambodia garment sector faces ongoing challenges

At first glance, Cambodia's garment sector is doing fine. ANZ Bank recently predicted 7.2% GDP growth in 2016, mainly fuelled by rising clot...

Low garment prices weigh on Cambodia worker wages

As annual discussions get underway in Cambodia on a new minimum wage for garment workers, a new report warns significant further wage increa...

Latest Interviews

Omega Compliance commits to supply chain integrity 14 Jun 2016

Michelle Russell

Increasing requirements by apparel brands and retailers for specialist quality assurance, compliance and supply chain security services are fuelling the strong double-digit growth of Omega Compliance, a standalone subsidiary of sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the company tells just-style why its momentum on responsible sourcing shows no sign of slowing down.

Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Latest News

Vietnam garment exports slow as orders stall 28 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow in the first eight months of the year but at a slower pace than the year before due to production delays and falling demand on global markets, new figures show. 

H&M living wage commitments criticised in Cambodia 27 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has again been criticised over the working conditions at some of its "best in class" supplier factories in Cambodia.

ERP helps TAL Apparel achieve an agile business 27 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant TAL Apparel Limited is implementing a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to help support an agile business model targeting high-end brands.

First meeting of Kyrgyzstan textile workers’ union 27 Sep 2016

Beth Wright

The first meeting of the Textile Workers’ Union of Kyrgyzstan took place in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek earlier this month, with social dialogue, continued union organisation and an understanding of the supply chain highlighted as key issues to strengthen the country's textile and garment industry.

Vietnam's Vinatex opens $5.7m garment factory 26 Sep 2016

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has inaugurated a new US$5.7m garment factory, located in the central province of Ngh? An.

New checklist to help Bangladesh labour inspection 22 Sep 2016

Leonie Barrie

A new inspection checklist developed to collect information on Bangladesh ready-made garment factories marks another major step towards building a modern and transparent labour inspectorate in the country.

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