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Vietnam labour standards continue to improve

Compliance rates on core labour standards in Vietnam's garment sector have significantly improved on last year – but violations continue to...

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...

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Cambodia garment industry urges EU to maintain EBA trade benefits 19 Aug 2019

Beth Wright

The group that represents garment manufacturers in Cambodia is calling on the European Union (EU) to maintain the country's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade scheme, noting a suspension will result in "significant" job losses in the country's garment and footwear industries.


Cambodia footwear sector could outpace clothing 16 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Cambodia's footwear sector has the potential to offer more investment and production opportunities than the garment sector, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).


New factory safety initiative launches in Vietnam and India 14 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Global brands and retailers including Walmart, Bestseller, Gap Inc, Target, PVH Corp and VF Corp are participating in a new initiative that has been launched to promote safer working at apparel and footwear factories in India and Vietnam.


Vietnam garment exports rise double-digits in July 14 Aug 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam's textile and garment exports grew 14.5% to US$3.3bn in July and were up 10.8% for the first seven months of the year to $18.4bn, according to new data from the Vietnamese customs department.


Cambodia strikes hurt investment as EBA loss looms 30 Jul 2019

Leonie Barrie

Cambodia’s garment and footwear manufacturers have been warned that a recent increase in "illegal" strikes is hurting the sector and could lead to a loss of confidence from buyers, at a time when the country risks losing the European Union (EU) ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade benefits.


Vietnam garment exports rise 8.7% in H1 22 Jul 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Vietnam's garment and textile exports have risen 8.61% in the first six months of 2019 to US$17.97bn, according to new figures from the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS).

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