Are apparel factory owners the new Luddites?

THE FLANARANT: Are apparel factory owners the new Luddites?

19th century Luddites had no way of knowing that mechanisation would ultimately lead to better productivity. But today's apparel factory…

HONDURAS: Wage costs weigh on maquila industry

The Honduran maquila industry, which is mainly made up of textile and apparel manufacturers, is facing higher salaries for its…

ANALYSIS: Guatemala facing job losses, sourcing woes

Guatemala's breadwinning textiles and apparel industry is facing hard times following the government's decision to introduce a 14.8% minimum wage…

EL SALVADOR: Textile industry to grow 12% in 2011

El Salvador's textile and apparel industry expects to grow 12% in 2011 on the back of rising US exports and efforts…

Bangladesh garment makers hit back at pay protests

Representatives from the Bangladeshi apparel industry say media reports of recent worker unrest over wages are "exaggerated" - and that…

BANGLADESH: Committee formed to action pay increase

The Bangladesh government is taking measures to make garment factories pay out on a new minimum wage deal. It follows…