37% of UK clothing businesses say returns from online purchases have risen over the past two years, according to research carried out for card operator Barclaycard.
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A new report by the Workers’ Rights’ Consortium claimed on June 20 that Shahi Export in Bangalore, India, viciously attacked workers in April this year. Attacks included physical beatings and death threats. It believes that managers and supervisors of the factory:
The annual International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) machinery shipments report showed faster growth in 2017.
Ramadan ended on June 14 with virtually none of the carnage predicted for the Bangladesh clothing industry at its beginning.
Theresa May confirmed on May 16 that Britain would remain in Europe’s Single Market – using the news chaos around the Royal Wedding to ensure media would overlook it.
A year ago, Pakistani companies were leaking to news agencies that Chinese firms were using Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” project to invest heavily in Pakistan’s spinning and weaving industry.
Primark’s H1 results, announced on April 17, make it the first British retailer to achieve over a billion dollars’ annual profit from selling clothes.
The Trump administration’s stances on the TPP in April probably established an all-time record for policy U-turns. The TPP’s major members, though, made real progress with the EU
During April 2018, two five-year old clothing industry scandals involving corrupt South Asian governments played themselves out.
Bangladesh Alliance executive director Jim Moriarty said in late March that 88% of factory remediation is complete, with 84% of items most critical to life safety covered.
The volume of the $255 bn worth of clothing (measured in numbers of garments) imported in 2017 into the key developed countries (Japan, the US and EU – JUSEU) fell 3.1%, according to the 2017 edition of Clothesource Tradetrak.
On March 15, the UN’s Committee for Development Policy announced that Bangladesh had met all three criteria for graduating from the group of least-developed countries (LDC).
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A joint statement from UK and EU negotiators on the progress of the Brexit talks in early December said the United Kingdom will maintain full alignment with rules of the Internal Market and the Customs Union.