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Vietnam misses key targets of textile-garment plan

Eleven years after Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade approved its textile and garment industry development strategy for 2010-2020, th...

Steps to successful sourcing in Vietnam

Trade and political tensions between China and the US have moved many companies to consider sourcing in other areas in Southeast Asia, and e...

Buyer beware – Vietnam sourcing not same as China

US clothing brands and retailers mulling a sourcing switch to Vietnam to avoid the ongoing tariff war with China need to sharpen up – becaus...

Cambodia's garment industry resilience under test

The Cambodian garment industry has had a long run of good growth – but could this come to an end pending reviews by the EU and US into the c...

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Vietnam garment and textile exports up 9% in 10 months 5 Nov 2019

Michelle Russell

Vietnam's textile and apparel exports rose by nearly 9% in the first ten months of the year, new figures show, with the numbers supporting claims the country will be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the US-China trade war as fashion firms move to alternative sourcing destinations.


China textile association launches in Cambodia 29 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

A new association has launched in Cambodia to try to encourage more Chinese investment into the garment industry and provide assistance to existing manufacturers in the country.


Project helps tackle harassment in Cambodia factories 28 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Manufacturers employing more than 30,000 people have been helped to improve how they prevent and respond to sexual harassment thanks to an initiative between Better Factories Cambodia and aid organisation CARE International.


Coats installs Vietnam rooftop solar power unit 22 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has installed a rooftop solar power generation unit at its manufacturing facility in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.


Vietnam must invest in technology to stay competitive 15 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Relying on cheap labour is not enough to ensure Vietnam's garment and textile industry remains competitive, a recent seminar in Hanoi has heard, with investment in new technology key to increasing competitiveness and reducing environmental impact.


Public disclosure key to compliance on labour issues 14 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

Publicly disclosing the compliance performance of individual firms in global supply chains is key to increased compliance over time in some "critical issues" such as occupational health and safety, work time and child labour, a new study has found.

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