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Business as usual for Vietnam sourcing without TPP

Vietnam's clothing and textile industry has been assessing the impact of losing a huge anticipated garment export boost under the Trans-Paci...

Will new Vietnam wage hinder competitiveness?

Vietnam's National Salary Council may have agreed to increase the country-wide minimum wage next year by the smallest proportion in a decade...

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...

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Cambodia clothing exports at risk from Brexit 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s textile and apparel export sector could face both short and long-term risks as a result of the UK leaving the EU, while the country's recent rise to lower-middle income status could add to its challenges, the International Labor Organization (ILO) has warned.


Itochu to help Vinatex move up the value chain 17 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has signed a co-operation agreement with Japanese conglomerate Itochu Corp in a move expected to help develop a change in production method and the joint development and supply of textile items for the global market.


Unifi expands Repreve distribution in Vietnam 10 Jan 2017

Michelle Russell

US yarn maker Unifi has partnered with Century Synthetic Fibre Corp to take its Repreve recycled filament fibre into Vietnam.


Safety training for Cambodia garment firms 16 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has partnered with testing and inspection services provider TÜV SÜD to offer members workshops and awareness programmes relating to international quality and safety standards.


Vietnam maintains $29bn apparel export target 14 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's apparel exports in 2016 are expected to hit targets of US$29bn, although manufacturers are being urged to look at ways to offset competition and rising costs if this figure is to be surpassed next year.


Film documents Cambodia garment workers' stories 30 Nov 2016

Michelle Russell

UK fashion reuse charity TRAID has launched a film in the UK revealing what it describes as the "dangers, indignities and impoverishment" of garment workers in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh.

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