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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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Turkey denim giant Taypa investing $800m in North Africa 1 Nov 2017

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Accord clarifies role in Bangladesh beyond 2018 27 Oct 2017

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Cambodia drops contentious clauses from wage law 18 Oct 2017

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Inditex supplier unions work to boost labour rights 16 Oct 2017

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