Just In

Just In refers to apparel sourcing stories in other media.

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  • US Supreme Court agrees to tax internet sales

    The US Supreme Court agreed 5-4 on June 21  that internet sales must include local taxes.

  • Philippine strikers accuse Cavite EPZ and local police of harrassment

    We get stories of angry workers daily. Stories of local police collaborating with Economic Zone management to fire officials of legitimate unions are something quite different. Bangladesh has stopped this: why can’t the Philippines?

  • Bangladesh’s major garment supplier admits UK retailers can’t afford to pay suppliers more.

    Mostafiz  Udin, CEO of Bangladesh’s Denim Expert, confirmed his view that UK retailers cannot afford to pay Bangladeshi suppliers any more.

  • Indian economist claims “Bangladesh…becoming an Asian success story”

    …and doesn’t criticise garment makers once

  • Ethiopia: Reports from the beginning of the garment journey

    PVH and Chinese alike are struggling to recoup their textile factory investments 

  • Cambodian GSP restored

    US restores Cambodian access to its GSP programme. The decision has no effect on Cambodia’s garment exports, but at least makes further action againsy the country less likely

  • Bangladeshi unions call for “greater national capacity instead of foreign dependency”

    “Standards of …safety have seen progress…driven by foreign initiatives. Bangladesh [has] to increase national capacity instead of depending on foreign initiatives,” said Sultan Uddin Ahmed, director of the Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies on April 22. “Otherwise, the progress already made cannot be sustained.”

  • ETI chooses Bangladesh for 360 degree buyer appraisal trial

    Buyers appraising suppliers in our industry? Most of us thought Hell would freeze over first.

  • Sending young Bangladeshi women to work in foreign clothing factories “safer than letting them do domestic work”

    Say Bangladeshi women’s rights workers.

  • Pakistan’s textile association current government’s vanity projects have almost destroyed industry

    Pakistan’s Punjab province has about twice the population of the UK –  and once was the cotton-growing and textile manufacturing powerhouse of South Asia.

  • Indian clothing production falls for tenth successive month

    The value of India’s clothing production fell 11% year on year in the latest month for which data is available (January 2018), while the value of its exports  was static in the year to April 2017, and fell slightly in the following eight months.

  • Women at forefront as Bangladeshi unions “grow fivefold” since 2013

    In spite of obstructions from factory owners, registered unions in Bangladesh have grown fivefold since 2013, said the US-based Workers’ Solidarity Centre on April 5.

  • 79% more garments from Cotton Made in Africa smallholders

    Cotton Made in Africa announced that the number of textile items made from cotton conforming to its standards grew 79% to 90 million in 2017. Around a million African smallholders produced half a million tonnes of conforming cotton during the year

  • Uniqlo growth beats most other majors

    Fast Retailing sales grew  17% year on year to Y1.12 trn ($11 bn) in the six months ending February, yielding $1.6 bn in pre-tax profit. Internet sales accounted for 7.5% of sales

  • Rule of law reborn in Bangladesh

    A Bangldeshi intelligence agent is convicted for killing a clothing union activist while a Pakistani government minister parties after burning 252 clothing workers alive.

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