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Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the...

Frustrations come to the fore in Bangladesh

Both the Alliance and Accord have long expressed their concerns at the Bangladesh government’s lack of engagement in the process of making g...

Water pollution crackdown hits China textile firms

Upstream textile and finishing suppliers to China’s mighty clothing industry may face a struggle to survive following the release of the gov...

Vietnam factory checks to address SME compliance

Vietnam's Labour Ministry and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have joined forces to carry out inspections at hundreds of small a...

Latest Interviews

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.


INTERVIEW: Crystal CEO rises to the challenges 25 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Building the business for long-term growth, but also ensuring that the company has a strong local supply chain in place to deliver on its goals, are among the challenges faced by Andrew Lo, CEO of Hong Kong based Crystal Group, as he continues to build the capacity and competitiveness of one of Asia's largest garment manufacturers.

Latest News

Myanmar makers mull shut-downs over wage plans 3 Jul 2015

Jessica Mudditt

Myanmar’s garment industry employers gathered yesterday (2 July) to discuss possible shut-downs following the government’s announcement this week of a controversial proposed minimum wage of MMK3,600 (US$3.22) per day.


Cambodia sees more garment factory faintings 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Around 274 garment factory workers in Cambodia have fainted in the last week at sites in Phnom Penh, Takeo and Kandal.


Huntsman makes India subcontinent appointment 3 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman International (India) Pvt has made a senior appointment as part of a leadership succession move for the Indian subcontinent.


Textured Jersey to buy Ocean India for $15m 2 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), one of Sri Lanka’s leading textile mills, is to acquire knit fabric manufacturer Ocean India for US$15m, a move that will make it the only Sri Lankan-based multinational fabric mill and a leading textile player in South Asia.


Aeropostale to expand in India and Indonesia 2 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US casual apparel retailer Aeropostale has signed licensing deals with textile and apparel business Arvind, and PT Mitra Adiperkasa, that will see it expand in Asia, opening stores in India and Indonesia.


Cooler weather halts Uniqlo sales growth 2 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Cooler weather led to a double-digit decline in June sales for casual clothing brand Uniqlo, ending two consecutive months of growth.

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