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Turkmenistan tainted cotton in Turkish textiles

Clothing brands that source from Turkey are being urged to pay closer attention to where the cotton used within their products has come from...

Why retailer bankruptcy laws need reform

In recent weeks a number of global retailers have found themselves in deep waters financially. But when a retailer is declared bankrupt, it...

5 ways to overhaul the future apparel supply chain

The lessons learned from the current coronavirus pandemic must lead to a complete overhaul of the global fashion supply chain if the industr...

How brands can track labour and safety violations

Seven years after the deadly Rana Plaza factory building collapse in Bangladesh, research suggests that while there has been progress in fac...

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Hirdaramani sees sustainability a key pillar of the new normal 29 May 2020

Michelle Russell

Sri Lanka is long-recognised as a pioneer in innovation and sustainability, with manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group one of those championing the cause. Group director Nikhil Hirdaramani believes this track record will be key as the world adjusts to the new normal post-pandemic, with sustainability one of the key pillars of doing business.

There's no playbook for navigating a pandemic – "How we act now will show the world what we stand for" 9 Apr 2020

Leonie Barrie

While there are there are no playbooks to guide the apparel industry through the coronavirus crisis and beyond, Edwin Keh, CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA), believes two things are clear: the entire supply chain must work as an ecosystem to survive intact, and it should use the crisis as an opportunity to reset for the future.

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EU again urged not to end Cambodia trade benefit 3 Jun 2020

Beth Wright

Groups representing Cambodia's apparel and footwear manufacturers have issued a fresh appeal to the European Union (EU) to postpone the planned withdrawal of the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefits as the country reels under the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Epic Group rolls out sustainable wastewater solutions 2 Jun 2020

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based garment manufacturing giant Epic Group is rolling out sustainable water treatment solutions at its global factories.

RMG Sustainability Council assumes operations of Bangladesh Accord 2 Jun 2020

Beth Wright

The functions of the Bangladesh offices of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh have transitioned to the RMG Sustainability Council (RSC), a permanent national safety monitoring and compliance body for the country's ready-made garment (RMG) sector.  

EU's Myanmar garment support fund pays out MMK1 billion 2 Jun 2020

Michelle Russell

Myanmar’s garment workers have received the first MMK1.04bn (US$753,512) in payments through the EU funded Myan Ku ‘Quick Assistance Fund’.

Cambodia's economy could contract by nearly 3% in 2020 2 Jun 2020

Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s economy could contract by nearly 3% this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, a new report has found, with the collapse of growth drivers such as manufacturing exports.

China factory output surges in May but exports subdued 1 Jun 2020

Leonie Barrie

Chinese manufacturing output in May expanded at the fastest rate since January 2011 – but demand remained subdued as the spread of the coronavirus continued in export markets.

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