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Confusion surrounds Bangladesh apparel data as its official bodies give widely varying accounts of its export growth and the size of its apparel workforce.
Contrary to assurances in its July IPO document, Vinatex’s “strategic investors” in its IPO will be two domestic property companies.
Cambodia’s highest-profile garment union leader “taking bribes” say rivals as courts hear violence charges
Claims emerged on September 12 from rival Cambodian union leaders that the Free Trade Union (FTU) is “a corrupt network of factory owners filling the pockets of leader Chea Mony and his associates.” They follow incitement charges against Mony, his accusers and other union leaders.
In my latest Rant, I discuss how catastrophic it often is in the garment industry to exaggerate the relevance of your expertise in a particular problem. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has recently shown a minor example of getting things spectacularly wrong.
Amid a raft of official government-inspired garment industry “visions” on this website, there’s something very weird about a claim in early August that Indonesia’s government “expects” its garment and textile exports to grow six fold between now and 2030.
Lenzing have just completed, at a cost of €150 mn ($200 mn) a new Tencel factory that increases the group’s Tencel capacity 42%. At an apparent cost of $1.4 MILLION per job saved.