Nepal's garment exports to the US rose for the first time in more than a year last month as they soared 49 per cent to $9.5 million from $7.2m in the year-ago period, it was reported yesterday. Quoting figures from the Garment Association of Nepal, The Kathmandu Post said clothing orders to the EU jumped 38 per cent to $1.5m and rose seven per cent in the first eight months of this year.