Sae-A, the Korea-headquartered global rival to China’s Dishang Group as the world’s largest independent apparel exporter, revealed in a press release about its philanthropy that it now has 10,000 employees in Haiti, where it first opened in 2012.
Better Factories Cambodia released a report on February 22 summarising research carried out during 2015 among 50 managers and 1,500 workers in 73 Cambodian apparel factories.
Fast Retailing published its “core supplier list” on February 28. The list includes 146 suppliers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia and Vietnam, but no indication of how the company defines “core”, or what kind of supplier relations have not been disclosed.
The seventeenth round of talks between the sixteen countries currently interested in developing the Pacific-based Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) began in Kobe, Japan on February 27.
US apparel imports (in square metres) grew 3.4% in December 2016 over December 2015, though falls in the previous six months a 2016 annual fall of 1.1%.
Just about every apparel industry commentator on the planet is constantly going on about rising cost prices. But do any of them look at what buyers are paying?
US apparel imports in September, measured in square metres of apparel, grew 4.8%, bringing growth in the moving annual total (MAT) to September to 6.1%. As in most Septembers, China’s share was around 50%.
The US dollar value of Chinese apparel exports continued to fall in June. But, with exports to the UK and US remaining healthy, the fall seems mostly the result of the collapsing euro and yen.
Detailed analysis of Walmart suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia, with details of how activists think they should be better run.
So few underage workers in Cambodia’s garment industry that “we can count them on our fingers,” said a minster on June 16.
Ambitions is to take minimum to $177 from current $128
Rich-country apparel imports from China fell particularly fast in April, as rich country imports overall were hit by sharp declines in the EU and Japan.
The number of days lost for strikes in Cambodia’s garment industry fell 80% between Jan-April 2014 and Jan-April 2015, to the second lowest number since 2005.
Four people were arrested on May 21 over an attack on protesting workers in Phnom Penh’s Dangkao district, who say a rival union leader was responsible for ordering the attack, officials and worker representatives said.