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Apparel working conditions linked to profit

If proof was ever needed of the commercial benefits of better working conditions in garment factories, a recent study from Better Work Vietn...

Factory strike shows Vietnam worker vulnerability

A week-long strike at a Taiwanese-owned footwear factory in Vietnam has exposed a looming pension crisis and worker shortage in a country th...

Pou Yuen strike underscores Vietnam challenges

Strikes and protests are rare in Vietnam, but recent demonstrations by thousands of footwear factory workers underscore some of the challeng...

Clothing brands failing Cambodia inspections

Labour rights abuses are still rife in Cambodia’s garment factories, thanks to an inadequate and corrupt inspection system and widespread su...

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Cambodia growth to slow on competition and cost 13 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's economic growth is expected to slow over the next three years on the back of increasing headwinds including rising production costs and stronger garment export competition, data shows.


Cambodia factories reject labour rights claims 10 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Garment factory owners in Cambodia have rejected claims that they are violating workers’ rights by pursuing legal action against union leaders linked to protests last year.


Vietnam hosts Italian textile machinery workshops 10 Apr 2015

Michelle Russell

Vietnam is among the most promising emerging markets for textile and garment-making machinery and two upcoming workshops aim to strengthen links between local operators and Italian technology providers.


Production resumes at Vietnam footwear factory 2 Apr 2015

Katie Smith

Production has resumed at a footwear factory in Vietnam, which supplies sporting goods majors Adidas, Puma and Asics, after workers took part in a six-day strike over new social insurance legislation.


Fast Retailing looks into Cambodia abuses claims 1 Apr 2015

Richard Woodard

Uniqlo brand owner Fast Retailing is looking into claims from pressure group Human Rights Watch (HRW) of labour rights abuses at supplier factories in Cambodia.


Strike at Adidas and Nike shoe factory in Vietnam 31 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Major footwear manufacturer Pou Chen Group, which supplies Adidas and Nike, is in discussions with the Vietnamese government to address worker concerns at its Pou Yuen factory, which resulted in strike action.

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