India’s programme of Textile Parks “has failed to meet its objectives”, a December study from consultants Wazir Associates now revealed in early February.
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%.
Women facing sexual harassment in India’s garment industry have nowhere to turn as companies are shirking their legal duty to investigate abuse allegations, India’s Rights Education and Development Centre said on February 2
Foreign media and Vietnamese businesses almost unanimous in complaining about effect on Vietnamese apparel industry of US abandoning TPP negotiations. But even the Vietnamese admit that its apparel industry exports grew 5.2% in 2016. This, they believe, compares with:
…and no-one in India seems interested in duty-free access to the world’s second largest garment importer.
In the first three months of this year, we saw a massive drop in Chinese apparel exports to the US. It doesn’t mean the end of China’s dominance.
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?
Detailed analysis of Walmart suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia, with details of how activists think they should be better run.
Over 8,000 children are working in Delhi’s garment industry, the territory’s Minister for Women and Child Development announced on June 19.
The Indian Government has officially kicked off a preferential credit package of $300 million to promote factory construction in Vietnam, it was reported on June 19.
The Gujarat state government reportedly claimed on June 16 that a Chinese trade association had “decided to set up a textile industrial park in the state in near future.”
India constantly comes out with predictions for extraordinary growth in garment exports and the jobs that growth will create. In a June 8 Souring Journal article, I looked at what grounds there might be for believing predictions – which include a twentyfold growth in annual job creation. I couldn’t find any.
With critics including Orient Craft’s Vimarsh Razdan attacking lack of substance or progress
India missed its textile export target again in 2014/15, its Textiles Secretary S K Panda announced on May 25. The country’s textile and garment exports grew just 5.3%, against a target of 14.5%.