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At least 150 redundancies have been reportedly caused at M&S UK suppliers as the company’s earlier decision to increase direct Asian sourcing begins to bite,
July 31 reports of India’s nationwide labour laws reforms indicate a policy of greater detail and vision, but greater moderation, than industry lobbies had been pitching for.
Fire deaths at “model” Pakistani textile plant and Cambodian Better Factories listed garment factory
Two bodies were found on July 27 in the debris of a burned-out Pakistani garment factory, once held up as a model of fire safety. About the same time, a Chinese foreman was killed in a fire at a BFC-registered factory in Cambodia
In any long-term plan, it always creates excitement to produce stretching targets. But unrealistic ones can create demotivation from the very beginning.
“Charity shop cast-offs are ‘killing culture’ in Ghana” is how a UK newspaper summarised a TV programme on Ghana’s used clothing market – flatly contradicting the view of the only Ghanaian textile maker the programme featured.
The biggest achievement of the past decade in the garment trade has been China’s pushing factory wages up while keeping apparel prices down. It doesn’t look likely to achieve the second half of its dream with as little damage to its economic strength.