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Vietnam leads US apparel import growth in January

Apparel imports into the US offered surprising results in January, with five of the top ten supplier countries posting declines. Vietnam and Bangladesh, however, both led with double-digit gains, while China's growth continued to accelerate.  Read the full article >

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Myanmar garment productivity project gains momentum 17 Sep 2018

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A three-year project taking place in Myanmar's garment industry to enhance productivity and improve workplace health and safety is generating great interest, organisers have told just-style, and feeds into a wider goal of improving productivity by 25% over the next ten years.

Bangladesh garment worker wages to increase by 51% 14 Sep 2018

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The Bangladesh Government has increased the minimum wage for garment workers by 51% following months of negotiations.

Overtime up in line with garment worker pay in Cambodia 11 Sep 2018

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