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Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports o...

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...

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Second Cambodia factory explosion kills two 10 Apr 2017

Michelle Russell

Two workers at a garment factory in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh were killed at the weekend after a boiler exploded, injuring four others – the second such incident in recent weeks.

Kraig Biocraft a step closer to Vietnam production 28 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

In a step closer to beginning spider silk production in Vietnam, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has been awarded an Investment Certificate for the production of high technology silk in the country's Quang Nam province.

Levi Strauss and ILO probe Cambodia factory death 24 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Levi Strauss & Co and the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia Programme are investigating an explosion at a factory in Cambodia this week, which saw one worker killed and several others injured.

Vietnam limits hazardous chemicals in apparel 20 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

The Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has drafted a new regulation on the use of formaldehyde and azo dyes in textile and apparel products sold in the country.

Kraig Labs finds "excellent" Vietnam facilities 20 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, a leading developer of spider silk-based fibres, says it has found "excellent" locations to begin production in Vietnam, following a site survey trip in Quang Nam province.

Cambodia factory survey finds ongoing concerns 6 Mar 2017

Leonie Barrie

First results of a baseline survey into the benefits of an initiative intended to boost Cambodia garment factory competitiveness and working conditions suggest it has helped generate additional orders – but that excessive overtime and sexual harassment remain ongoing concerns.

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