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Indonesia clothing hub will take time to recover from pandemic 17 Jun 2020

Indonesia's clothing industry is another sourcing hub that has been struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic, with overseas buyers cancelling orders and the domestic market in the doldrums


Indonesia pushes Industry 4.0 reform onto receptive clothing industry 29 Mar 2019

Indonesia is rolling out an ambitious plan to digitalise its clothing and textile industry – a key policy devised to meet the government's goal of helping the country become among the world's top five textile and apparel producers by 2030.


Busana expands to build business with leading brands – Interview 17 Aug 2017

For a business that even its chairman Maniwanen Marimutu admits is "low profile," Busana Apparel Group has high ambitions. Here he tells just-style how Indonesia's largest woven apparel exporter is on a drive to expand its domestic capacity, has set up its first factory in Ethiopia, is exploring opportunities in Vietnam, and eyeing new products as it builds the business to lead in each of its categories.


The Flanarant: Fast facilitation is key for garment trade 18 Dec 2013

Trade Facilitation is the new industry buzzword, but can anyone get excited about it? asks Mike Flanagan. They should, he says, highlighting here the potential of the WTO's Bali Package to enhance clothing supply chains. He also urges the industry to push for fast implementation, noting that garment workers would be the biggest beneficiaries.


Apparel industry integration key for ASEAN growth 5 Feb 2013

The creation of a new harmonised customs system between the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) offers opportunities for the region's clothing and textile industry - but only through strategic partnerships and better vertical integration.

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Asia Pacific Rayon makes sustainability strides 19 Nov 2020

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, says it has made a "good start" in its sustainability progress during the first 18 months of its operations but more work remains to raise the bar for sustainable textile production across its supply chain and industry.


Asia Pacific Rayon adds biodiversity to blockchain tool 28 Oct 2020

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, has updated its Follow Our Fibre blockchain solution to include information of its suppliers’ conservation and biodiversity efforts.


Controversial Indonesia labour bill passed into law 8 Oct 2020

Indonesia's parliament has passed into law a controversial bill to reform the country's labour market and regulations – prompting concern from apparel brands, labour rights groups and unions.


Indonesia launches latest decent work programme 30 Sep 2020

Indonesia has launched its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), signed by key labour actors, aimed at promoting decent work and productive employment.


Indonesia associations unite to protect garment workers 25 Aug 2020

Employers and workers in Indonesia’s garment and footwear industries have joined forces to tackle the impact of Covid-19 by ramping up safety and health, worker welfare and business sustainability.


Controversial Indonesia labour law reform postponed 30 Apr 2020

The Indonesian government has agreed to delay debate on a controversial bill to reform the country’s labour market and regulations.


APR opens Indonesia's largest rayon facility 24 Feb 2020

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) has opened what it claims is Indonesia's largest integrated rayon facility – a move that will help support the development of a national textile industry and help the country reduce its dependency on imported materials.


Indonesia labour law reform plans prompt protests 22 Jan 2020

Plans by the Indonesian government to overhaul the country’s nearly two-decades old labour law have led to a spate of nationwide worker protests and criticism from unions.


Indonesia and South Korea conclude free trade deal 26 Nov 2019

Indonesia and South Korea have completed seven years of negotiations on a free trade deal that will see the removal of tariffs on textile products traded between the two.


Indonesia launches WTO safeguard investigation 26 Sep 2019

Indonesia has launched a safeguard investigation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on fabrics and yarns to determine if increased imports are having an impact on the domestic industry.