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Wage rises fail to dent Cambodia garment growth

Cambodia's garment industry continued to perform "solidly" in the first half of this year, with growth in employment, exports and factory op...

Is heat stress the next apparel supply chain risk?

Global manufacturing hubs in South-East Asia – including key clothing and footwear producers Vietnam and Cambodia – could see double-digit d...

Brands back Cambodia industry-wide wage bargaining

Nothing less than industry-wide collaboration will work when it comes to creating living wages in the garment industry, unions say, as talks...

Mitigating footwear sourcing risks in Vietnam

As the second largest footwear supplier to the US, Vietnam is already an important part of the production portfolio for many US footwear com...

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Cambodia living wage campaign kicks off 23 Nov 2015

Michelle Russell

A national campaign has launched in Cambodia to push multinational brands to pay suppliers a minimum wage of US$177m. 

Cambodia approves draft union law amid criticism 16 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

Cambodia’s government is moving forward in adopting a controversial law on trade unions, despite opposition from labour rights groups and garment manufacturers.

Epic Group commits $20m to new Vietnam factories 10 Nov 2015

Leonie Barrie

While Epic Group’s foundations are built in Bangladesh, where it has had a presence for 30 years and is one of the country’s largest garment makers producing around 60m units a year, its expansion in Vietnam is also picking up a pace.

Cambodia garment makers to focus on productivity 23 Oct 2015

Leonie Barrie

Garment manufacturers in Cambodia are calling for a renewed focus on productivity in the sector ahead of a planned rise in the minimum wage – as well as urging buyers to increase their prices for Cambodian goods.

Vietnam seen biggest beneficiary of TPP trade pact 13 Oct 2015

Leonie Barrie

Vietnam's apparel and shoe manufacturers are expected to be among the biggest beneficiaries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, according to two new reports.

Unions discuss strike action over Cambodia wage 12 Oct 2015

Michelle Russell

Independent unions in Cambodia have expressed their dissatisfaction at the Government's new minimum wage for garment workers, and will meet today (12 October) to consider strike action.

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