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Poorna Rodrigo

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The French Government is working on a 'Circular Economy Roadmap' policy paperFrance cracks down on garment and textile waste 9 May 2018

With textile industry support, the French Government is planning to crack down on garment and textile waste by ensuring that "unsold products are neither thrown away nor destroyed starting from next year," the French Embassy in London has told just-style.

There has been a concerted effort to deal with the long-standing problem of mass-fainting in Cambodia's factoriesCambodia clothing factory fainting figures disputed 15 February 2018

Cambodia's clothing industry has welcomed a reported drop in the number of workers who fainted while at work in garment factories last year – although the decline is disputed by unions.

Minimum wage talks are moving ahead in both Cambodia and VietnamWhere next for minimum wages in Cambodia and Vietnam? 27 September 2017

Cambodia's tripartite talks that will set a new minimum wage limit for 2018 for the country's garment and textile sector opened this week, as Vietnam pay discussions are also moving ahead.

Cambodia has skills shortages across all industries, including clothingCambodia clothing sector faces up to skills gap 17 May 2017

Cambodia's apparel industry – of critical importance to its national economy – is struggling to retain experienced workers, which means the sector is facing a chronic skills shortage.

Flexibility in supply chain financing is key for fast fashion businessesWhy traditional financing is a misfit for fast fashion 30 November 2016

Slow and cumbersome traditional financing does not fit the needs of dynamic, small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in today's fast fashion-driven garment industry.

An FTA with the EU could help triple Indonesia's textile and garment exports in just five yearsEU and Indonesia start talks on free trade agreement 11 August 2016

The European Commission has told just-style it is planning to launch a sustainability impact assessment on a proposed European Union (EU)-Indonesia free trade deal that is expected to boost apparel and textile trade on both sides.

A decision on Cambodia's next monthly minimum wage could be reached by OctoberCambodia unions target US$177 monthly wage as talks loom 4 August 2016

Cambodia unions target US$177 monthly minimum wage as annual talks loom

Uncertainty can impact every aspect of the supply chainReducing risk – The hidden costs of emerging sourcing locations 3 June 2016

Uncertainty might sound like a rather nebulous concern for international clothing brands considering their sourcing, but it can be a very tough problem that undermines operational efficiency up and downstream.

Cambodia's garment exports rose to US$5.7bn in 2015Cambodia garment exports reached $5.7bn in 2015 12 February 2016

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports earned around US$6.3bn in 2015, recording a growth rate of nearly 6.7% when compared with the year before, according to just-released figures from the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce.

Can a new civilian government help the Myanmar clothing sector grow?Myanmar makers eye trade boost after election win 13 November 2015

With Myanmar’s opposition party the National League for Democracy (NLD) today (13 November) poised to win a majority in the country’s parliament after the election on Sunday (8 November), clothing industry executives will be hoping for a swift normalisation of trade relations, especially with the US.

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