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Who's signed the Bangladesh '2018 Accord' – Update

192 companies have now signed the new Bangladesh worker safety pact – the '2018 Accord' or 'Transition Accord' – with Holland House Fashion...

Can Myanmar's garment sector reach full potential?

After a United Nations (UN) report this week branded Myanmar’s refugee problem one of the world’s worst humanitarian and human rights crises...

Who will hurt most from tariffs on China clothing?

The threat of tariffs being imposed on all goods imported into the US from China would be a "credit negative" for the US apparel and footwea...

Rohingya crisis and wage issues weigh on Myanmar

Myanmar’s garment exports may be thriving, but the ongoing Rohingya humanitarian crisis in Rakhine State and rising wages are the latest sha...

Latest Interviews

How TAL Apparel is rebalancing for growth – CEO Interview 22 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

By his own admission, Roger Lee, CEO at Hong Kong based apparel giant TAL Group, is an optimist. And it's a trait that has stood him – and the 70-year-old company he leads – in good stead in recent years as he focuses and rebalances the business for future growth.


DBL embraces digital focus to turbocharge its business – Interview 10 Jul 2018

AZM Anas

The digital integration of Bangladesh’s booming textiles and garment sector is gaining pace, with ‘Industry 4.0’ becoming a watchword for increased competitiveness. One company taking such technological development very seriously is Dhaka-based DBL Group, which has targeted digital efficiencies to turbocharge its business growth – as managing director MA Jabbar explains.

Latest News

Crystal International sets out new sustainability targets 20 Sep 2018

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has embarked on its third set of five-year sustainability targets, adding new social indicators to the goals it hopes to accomplish by 2022.


Projects launch to boost gender equality in global supply chains 20 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

An ambitious programme has been launched to empower women in global supply chains, with garment and textile industry workers a focus for projects in India and Bangladesh.


Teijin, Snow Peak launch co-developed range 20 Sep 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese outdoor apparel firm Snow Peak and the Teijin Group have launched a co-developed material fabric for outdoor apparel.


ILO Uzbekistan reporting raises "serious concerns" 19 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

The Corruption and Human Rights Initiative has raised "serious concerns" over the methodology and ethical procedures employed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) over its third-party monitoring of forced and child labour in Uzbekistan’s cotton harvest.


China hits back at Trump, slaps tariffs on $60bn of US goods 19 Sep 2018

Beth Wright

China has hit back at US President Donald Trump with new tariffs on US$60bn of US goods in response to his move yesterday (18 September) to proceed with new duties on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from the East Asian country.


Bangladesh urged to smarten up logistics to attract trade 19 Sep 2018

Hannah Abdulla

The Bangladesh government is being urged to improve the country's logistical efficiency – in particular connectivity to ports and roads – if it hopes to capitalise on new domestic and international trade opportunities.

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