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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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Cambodia defiant amid looming loss of EU trade benefits 9 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's Prime Minister, Hun Sen, has taken a defensive stance after the European Commission launched a procedure to withdraw the country's preferential access to duty-free trade benefits over human and labour rights violations.


Cambodia garment workers to get 7% wage hike 9 Oct 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Garment and footwear workers in Cambodia will see monthly wages increase by 7% to US$182 from the beginning of next year, according to an announcement from the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training.


Cambodia H1 garment exports reach two-year high 8 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia saw its garment, travel goods, and footwear exports increase 16.1% year-on-year during the first half of 2018 – reaching a two-year high.


Cambodia hit with EU trade sanctions, Myanmar may follow 5 Oct 2018

Michelle Russell

The European Commission has launched a procedure to withdraw Cambodia's access to the Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade programme, and is considering the same for Myanmar over human rights violations in both countries.


PVH, zLabels latest to join ACT living wage initiative 26 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant PVH Corp and German fashion firm zLabels are the latest to join the Action, Collaboration, Transformation (ACT) initiative aimed at achieving living wages for workers in the global garment and textile industry.


Coats expands manufacturing presence in Vietnam 24 Sep 2018

Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has increased capacity at its Hung Yen, Vietnam facility, making it one of the company’s largest manufacturing units.

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