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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...

Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2016

Falling prices and an industry focus on specialisation and increasing value added have all helped Vietnam increase its share of US imports o...

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Apparel groups call for Cambodia garment sector reform 21 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia is facing further pressure to adjust its labour laws after a number of groups representing major US and European international brands and retailers wrote an open letter to the country's premier urging action to improve worker and labour rights.

Vietnam apparel sector set to reap CPTPP benefits 19 Mar 2018

Michelle Russell

Vietnam is expected to yield comprehensive gains from the Comprehensive and Progressive Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a new report predicts, with the country's apparel sector one of the main beneficiaries.

EU ups pressure on Cambodia over rights abuses 15 Mar 2018

Jens Kastner

The European Union (EU) has fired a warning shot over Cambodia’s bows over concerns about declining democratic and human rights, and the rule of law in this key clothing exporter.

Hyosung to make Vietnam global production base 16 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

South Korean fibre giant Hyosung is to increase its investment in Vietnam for all of its core products, including textiles, as it looks to utilise the country as a global production base.

Cambodia clothing factory fainting figures disputed 15 Feb 2018

Poorna Rodrigo

Cambodia's clothing industry has welcomed a reported drop in the number of workers who fainted while at work in garment factories last year – although the decline is disputed by unions.

Vietnam grows share of US apparel imports in 2017 9 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's garment sector has benefited as producers and buyers diversify their supply chains, and the latest data shows the country has continued to increase its share of US apparel imports over the last few years.

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