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Bangladesh guidelines on garment subcontracting

A new guideline aimed at stemming unauthorised subcontracting in Bangladesh’s textile and clothing sector will help control its "unplanned"...

Changing role of China as clothes sourcing go-to

China's role as the clothes sourcing go-to for most of the apparel industry is set to change, driven by a perfect storm of factors including...

New Cambodia seniority payments cause controversy

Garment industry associations in Cambodia are accusing factory owners of dismissing experienced workers without paying due compensation, cla...

US-China trade spat drives production to Vietnam

Instead of bringing manufacturing back to the United States, the ongoing trade spat with China appears to have accelerated the shift in prod...

Latest Interviews

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.

Epic belief in Bangladesh drives continued growth 23 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

As one of the biggest garment exporters in Bangladesh, with a commitment to the country that goes back more than 30 years, Epic Group chairman and CEO Ranjan Mahtani knows better than most how the industry has reinvented itself in the wake of the Rana Plaza disaster. Here he tells just-style why his belief in Bangladesh means the company's investment in the country continues unabated.

Latest News

Japan's Matsuoka to open fourth apparel plant in Vietnam 19 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Japanese garment manufacturer Matsuoka Corp is to set up a new $3m production facility in Vietnam as it looks to lessen its reliance on China.

India's Future Enterprises CFO arrested over unpaid duties 18 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Indian federal authorities have reportedly arrested a top executive at retail giant Future Group on customs fraud charges involving more than US$2m of unpaid customs duties on garment imports.

South East Asia unions resolve to build networks 18 Jul 2019

Michelle Russell

Trade union leaders from IndustriAll Global Union affiliates in seven countries in South East Asia have resolved to build networks and increase organising in the textile and garment sector.

Cambodia social and labour compliance project extended 17 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Cambodia's Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has signed an MoU with German development organisation Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to extend an initiative aimed at achieving sustainable growth in the country's textile and garment sector.

MAS and Hellmann Worldwide expand logistics joint venture 17 Jul 2019

Michelle Russell

Sri Lankan apparel and fabric conglomerate MAS Holdings and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics are expanding their joint venture logistics and supply chain-related activities with a new logistics centre.

Bangladesh gas price hike sparks fear among manufacturers 16 Jul 2019

AZM Anas

A swingeing 32.8% hike in the average price of natural gas in Bangladesh from 1 July has stoked anger among clothing and textile manufacturers, producers and trade unions, raising concern it could damage the competitiveness of their US$34bn industry. 

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