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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...

Cambodia clothing sector faces up to skills gap

Cambodia's apparel industry – of critical importance to its national economy – is struggling to retain experienced workers, which means the...

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EU officials mulling Cambodia preferential trade access 19 Jul 2018

Leonie Barrie

The European Union (EU) is assessing Cambodia’s eligibility for key preferential trade access in response to what it describes as "recent worrying human rights and labour rights developments" in the country.


Vietnam clothing and textile exports climb in H1 19 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Vietnam saw its textile and garment exports grow more than 14% in the first half of 2018 thanks to strong growth in the majority of its markets.


Social dialogue gets boost in Vietnamese garment sector 16 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Social dialogue in Vietnam's apparel and textile industry has been given a new stimulus with the signing of a long-term agreement between a number of labour groups.


Kraig Biocraft signs MoUs for Vietnam silk production 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk-based fibres, has signed three agreements with farming cooperatives in Vietnam to produce the mulberry necessary to support its production in the country.


Higg Index to boost Vietnam garment sector 13 Jul 2018

Michelle Russell

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Hong Kong-based garment firm TAL Group are to introduce the Higg Index in the country’s textile and garment industry.


Kraig Biocraft opens first Vietnam subsidary facility 11 Jul 2018

Beth Wright

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk-based fibres, has hailed the opening of Prodigy Textiles' new facility in Vietnam.

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