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Sportswear firms facing skills gap on future tech

With manufacturing technology advancing at an ever-faster pace, sports apparel and footwear companies need to constantly look for ways to em...

Can Vietnam reach its apparel export potential?

Vietnam’s clothing exports have surged over the past decade, and the country is widely seen as the ‘next China’ for apparel sourcing. But de...

Public reporting strengthens Cambodia factories

Publicly reporting critical issues in Cambodia’s garment factories is continuing to drive positive change, according to the latest report on...

Where next for minimum wages in Cambodia, Vietnam?

Cambodia's tripartite talks that will set a new minimum wage limit for 2018 for the country's garment and textile sector opened this week, a...

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China's Shenzhou starts work on $150m Cambodia garment factory 14 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Chinese garment manufacturer Shenzhou International Group Holdings has commenced work on a US$150m production facility in Cambodia.


EU begins process to suspend Cambodia trade benefits 12 Feb 2019

Beth Wright

The European Union has confirmed it is to start the process that could temporarily suspend Cambodia's duty-free trade benefits – prompting the group that represents garment manufacturers in Cambodia (GMAC) to say such a move would jeopardise the country's efforts to build a responsible apparel supply chain.


EU steps closer to pulling Cambodian trade benefit 23 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The European Commission is reportedly seeking permission from EU national governments for the go-ahead to suspend Cambodia's access to the Everything But Arms free trade preference scheme by 29 January.


IFC Vietnam programme helps factories to clean up 23 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The International Finance Corporation(IFC) has revealed some of the energy and water consumption savings that have been made so far under the Vietnam Improvement Program (VIP) launched in the country's apparel, textile, and footwear sector in 2016.


Vietnam eyes 2019 garment export growth to US$40m 22 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam's textile industry is eyeing export growth to US$40m in 2019, a rise of 10.8% on the year before – thanks to the highly competitive nature of the Vietnamese products and higher investments in the textile and dyeing industry.


Vinatex focusing on further growth in 2019 18 Jan 2019

Hannah Abdulla

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) is eyeing a 6-8% rise in exports and a 12% growth in annual profit for the year ahead on the back of strong growth in 2018 and the expected shift in business away from neighbouring China.

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