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Vietnam apparel export potential too optimistic?

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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GMAC concern at amended Cambodia labour policy 21 May 2018

Michelle Russell

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has called on the country’s Labour Ministry to reconsider its intent to amend article 89 of the labour law concerning worker protection and severance pay.


Kraig Biocraft to ship silkworm eggs to Vietnam 15 May 2018

Beth Wright

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of spider silk based fibres, has outlined the next steps in its new Vietnamese subsidiary's spider silk commercialisation programme, including preparing silkworm eggs for shipment.


Kraig Biocraft milestone on spider silk in Vietnam 2 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of spider silk based fibres, has received certification allowing it to begin operations in Vietnam.


Cambodia lobbies US for GSP to include footwear 1 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Cambodia's garment industry is lobbying the US to add footwear to its Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme, but says it is less optimistic for the inclusion of garments.


Kraig Biocraft creates Vietnam unit for spider silk 27 Apr 2018

Leonie Barrie

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of spider silk based fibres, is setting up a new subsidiary in Vietnam where it intends to establish large commercial-scale spider silk production.


UN eyes green textile chemistry in Vietnam 11 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has partnered with the Vietnam Chemicals Agency Ministry to launch a three-year project aimed at reducing the use of hazardous chemicals and promoting green chemistry in six of the country's industrial sectors, including textile manufacturing.

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