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As of last month, Cambodia employers must pay workers on Undetermined Duration Contracts a seniority payment every six monthsNew Cambodia seniority payments cause controversy 15 Jul 19

Poorna Rodrigo

Garment industry associations in Cambodia are accusing factory owners of dismissing experienced workers without paying due compensation, claiming this is a breach of recently introduced legally mandated seniority payments.

Vietnam is quickly gaining momentum as a sourcing hotspot as trade tensions with China continue to heightenUS-China trade spat drives production to Vietnam 15 Jul 19

Hannah Abdulla

Instead of bringing manufacturing back to the United States, the ongoing trade spat with China appears to have accelerated the shift in production to countries like Vietnam and India as companies gear up to protect their businesses.

Global Organic Textile Standard plans second Bangladesh seminar 12 Jul 19

Beth Wright

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) will host its second seminar in Bangladesh this autumn to update brands, exporters, certifiers, chemical industry, and other significant stakeholders on the country's organic textile value chain.

Online shopping currently accounts for 19% of retail salesOnline to account for 53% of retail sales by 2028 9 Jul 19

Beth Wright

Online shopping is set to double to account for more than 50% of UK retail sales in the next decade – powered by the changing demographic of the UK adult population, the development of faster, cheaper, in-home deliveries and fewer physical stores. However, there are also potential risks ahead for retailers that don't prioritise data security.

A recent study found Tunisian jeans are the most expensive of 12 outsourcing countriesSustainability underpins Tunisia jeans sourcing success 8 Jul 19

Elizia Volkmann

Tunisia is underpinning its success as a jeans supplier by promoting its quality specialist production that employs sustainable environmental and social practices.

SAE-A also operates a state-of-the-art cotton spinning mill in DR-CAFTA country Costa RicaSAE-A Trading eyes polyester yarn plant in Guatemala 5 Jul 19

Charles Newbery

South Korea's SAE-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, is considering building an estimated US$200m high-tech industrial complex in Guatemala to make polyester yarns. Its goal: taking advantage of rising US demand for apparel made in Central America. 

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