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Steps to successful sourcing in Vietnam

Trade and political tensions between China and the US have moved many companies to consider sourcing in other areas in Southeast Asia, and e...

Eco-friendly fashion – Where are we falling short?

Despite current efforts to create more eco-friendly fashion, the industry needs a more deliberate approach to integrating sustainability acr...

Buyer beware – Vietnam sourcing not same as China

US clothing brands and retailers mulling a sourcing switch to Vietnam to avoid the ongoing tariff war with China need to sharpen up – becaus...

Cambodia's garment industry resilience under test

The Cambodian garment industry has had a long run of good growth – but could this come to an end pending reviews by the EU and US into the c...

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Bangladesh garment group's new boss has big agenda – Interview 5 Sep 2019

AZM Anas

Months after taking the reins as president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), businesswoman Dr Rubana Huq tells just-style of her priorities for the next two years – from factory safety, to exploring new markets, increasing sustainability, and promoting innovation in the world’s second largest clothing exporter.

Nirapon's vision for a safer apparel sector in Bangladesh – Interview 24 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Bangladesh's newest safety monitoring initiative, Nirapon, has come under fire since its launch earlier this year, with much of the criticism around its focus on monitoring rather than overseeing factory remediation, and the fact it doesn't name or shame non-compliant suppliers. But in a candid interview with just-style, CEO Moushumi Khan suggests getting supplier buy-in and encouraging them in the right way to be compliant is a key factor in increasing workplace safety in Bangladeshi garment factories. 

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Bangladesh maternity compliance low in RMG sector 22 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Many women workers in Bangladesh's ready-made garment sector do not receive legally required benefits, including paid maternity leave, a new report claims.

Coats installs Vietnam rooftop solar power unit 22 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has installed a rooftop solar power generation unit at its manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

New research adds to Xinjiang forced labour concerns 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

New research has added to worries that imports of clothing from China could have links to forced labour, prompting the group representing US apparel and footwear retailers and importers to express its concerns at the situation.

Uniqlo and s.Oliver under fire over Indonesia workers 21 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Worker rights campaigners have filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association against Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing and German clothing brand s.Oliver over the failed settlement of wage and severance payments at a former supplier in Indonesia.

New textile industry zone planned for central Myanmar? 18 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

A textile industry park is being mulled for Myanmar's Mandalay region as part of a joint project with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Myntra uses local tailors to help reduce returns 18 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Indian online fashion retailer Myntra, a Flipkart-owned platform, has come up with an ingenious way to reduce returns and refunds caused by ill-fitting clothes, by teaming up with local tailors to deliver items and carry out on-the-spot alterations.

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