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Transparency boosts compliance in Cambodia

Transparent reporting of garment factory compliance in Cambodia is helping to improve conditions for workers, a new study has found, despite...

Textile investments flow into Vietnam ahead of TPP

Foreign direct investment is flowing into Vietnam in anticipation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, which is expected to op...

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...

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...

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Cambodia sets up libraries for garment workers 28 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has joined forces with non-governmental organisation Sipar to provide a library resource centre at garment factories for workers.

Puma supplier workers strike on contract confusion 22 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Striking workers at a Puma apparel supplier in Cambodia are being urged to return to work amid an ongoing dispute over their contracts.

India offers $300m credit to fund Vietnam projects 22 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

The Indian Government has started up a preferential credit fund worth US$300m to finance textile and apparel projects in Vietnam.

US apparel imports from Vietnam to reach $11bn? 21 Jul 2015

Michelle Russell

US imports of Vietnamese textiles and garments are expected to reach US$11bn this year, a Vietnam industry official has said.

Cambodia Q1 garment and footwear exports grow 20 Jul 2015

Katie Smith

Cambodia’s garment and footwear exports grew 10.6% during the first quarter of 2015, according to new figures, with the number of workers employed in the industry also rising.

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.

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