Vietnam Set to Invest in Logistics Master Plan to Improve Trade Advantage

27/07/2016

Vietnam Set to Invest in Logistics Master Plan to Improve Trade Advantage by Tara Donaldson Posted on July 27, 2016 ...

Polyester Consumption Growth Fuels Demand for Recycled Fibers

27/07/2016

Polyester Consumption Growth Fuels Demand for Recycled Fibers by Tara Donaldson Posted on July 27, 2016 in Raw Mater...

EU Files WTO Case Against China’s Raw Material Export Duties

19/07/2016

EU Files WTO Case Against China’s Raw Material Export Duties by Tara Donaldson Posted on July 19, 2016 in Trade ...

Sustainable Sourcing Key Concern for Brands and Retailers

15/07/2016

Sustainable Sourcing Key Concern for Brands and Retailers by Tara Donaldson Posted on July 15, 2016 in Sustainabilit...

Eco-Friendly Materials are Central to Sustainability Strategies

14/07/2016

Eco-Friendly Materials are Central to Sustainability Strategies by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on July 14, 2016 in Raw M...

Inventory Right-Sizing Weighs on Logistics Spending

27/06/2016

Inventory Right-Sizing Weighs on Logistics Spending by Tara Donaldson Posted on June 27, 2016 in Logistics   ...

India Eases FDI Rules for Local Sourcing

21/06/2016

India Eases FDI Rules for Local Sourcing by Tara Donaldson Posted on June 21, 2016 in Business   India may b...

Evergage Says Majority Of Brands Use Personalization

15/06/2016

Evergage Says Majority Of Brands Use Personalization by Genevieve Scarano Posted on June 15, 2016 in Business  ...

Will ASEAN Introduce a Regional Minimum Wage?

13/06/2016

Will ASEAN Introduce a Regional Minimum Wage? by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on June 13, 2016 in Labor   Players...

New EU Trade Pact Gives Duty Free Access to Six African Nations

10/06/2016

New EU Trade Pact Gives Duty Free Access to Six African Nations by Tara Donaldson Posted on June 10, 2016 in Trade ...

No amount of CSR will help, if your product isn’t great

14/04/2016

Brands have a credibility problem and in a world where bad news spreads like wildfire, this isn’t an issue brands can ig...

Bangladesh Accord Cuts Ties With Four Factories Over Compliance Concerns

25/02/2016

Bangladesh Accord Cuts Ties With Four Factories Over Compliance Concerns by Tara Donaldson Posted on February 25, 20...

Is Africa Ready for a Rush?

18/02/2016

Is Africa Ready for a Rush? by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on February 18, 2016 in Compliance   Roughly ...

Forced Labor, Traceability Rank as Top Supply Chain Risks for 2016

16/02/2016

Forced Labor, Traceability Rank as Top Supply Chain Risks for 2016 by Tara Donaldson Posted on February 16, 2016 in...

GT Nexus: The State of the Global Supply Chain

10/02/2016

GT Nexus: The State of the Global Supply Chain by Tara Donaldson Posted on February 10, 2016 in Trade   ...

Bangladesh Gets New Eco-Friendly Factory

08/02/2016

Bangladesh Gets New Eco-Friendly Factory by Tara Donaldson Posted on February 8, 2016 in Sustainability   ...

India's biggest port moves forward on container weight rules

04/02/2016

India's biggest port moves forward on container weight rules JOC Staff | Feb 04, 2016 9:34AM EST   Container terminal...

Can Technology Help Fight Forced Labor?

03/02/2016

Can Technology Help Fight Forced Labor? by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on February 3, 2016 in Labor   F...

What’s Next for Chinese Manufacturing?

22/01/2016

What’s Next for Chinese Manufacturing? by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on February 22, 2016 in Trade   D...

Report: Top Companies Using Hidden Workforce in Global Supply Chains

20/01/2016

Report: Top Companies Using Hidden Workforce in Global Supply Chains by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on January 20, 2016 ...

Dove ranks top brand in China

15/01/2016

  Dove has been named the top-rated brand with the highest buzz score in 2015, while Chanel and WeChat are ranked secon...

New Report Finds More Than Half of Bangladesh Factories Engaged in Subcontracting

17/12/2015

New Report Finds More Than Half of Bangladesh Factories Engaged in Subcontracting by Tara Donaldson Posted on Decemb...

Minimum Wage Hasn’t Helped Myanmar Garment Workers Much

16/12/2015

Minimum Wage Hasn’t Helped Myanmar Garment Workers Much by Tara Donaldson Posted on December 16, 2015 in Labor ...

China taking port, shipping emissions goals seriously

14/12/2015

China taking port, shipping emissions goals seriouslyTurloch Mooney, Senior Editor, Global Ports | Dec 14, 2015 9:32AM E...

Could India be the New China for Textiles?

30/11/2015

Could India be the New China for Textiles? by Tara Donaldson Posted on November 30, 2015 in Raw Materials, Trade ...

Cambodian Garment Workers Launch Living Wage Campaign

24/11/2015

Garment workers in Cambodia are re-voicing their calls for a $177 monthly minimum wage despite the fact that the count...

What Constitutes Ethical Sourcing Anyway?

11/11/2015

What Constitutes Ethical Sourcing Anyway? by Tara Donaldson Posted on November 11, 2015 in Compliance   ...

European Commission Could Ban Carcinogens in Textiles

03/11/2015

  Posted on November 3, 2015 European Union officials recently appealed to citizens and companies alike for ...

Report Reveals Compliance Conditions in Bangladesh, China, Vietnam

02/11/2015

    Since the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh brought the garment sector’s adverse working...

Child Labor Still Prevalent in Cotton and Garment Industry

09/10/2015

The number of child laborers in the world has dropped by a third since 2000, but according to a recently published rep...

China to Invest $4.5 Billion in Industrial Parks for Bangladesh

05/10/2015

To meet the growing domestic and global demand for Bangladesh-produced product, China said it plans to invest roughly ...

Bamboo and Plantains Could Be Turned into Textiles in Sri Lanka

28/09/2015

Sri Lanka wants to diversify its fabric exports. The country’s official government news portal revealed on Monday tha...

Pakistan, India have big plans to expand trade corridors

10/09/2015

Pakistan, India have big plans to expand trade corridorsGreg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Sep 10, 2015 4:58AM EDTTAIPEI...

Vietnam Gets 12.4% Wage Increase, Factory Owners Look to Revoke It

08/09/2015

Vietnam Gets 12.4% Wage Increase, Factory Owners Look to Revoke It by Tara Donaldson Posted on September 8, 2015 in...

Vietnam Leads US Textile and Apparel Imports Growth in July, China Still Soars

04/09/2015

Vietnam Leads US Textile and Apparel Imports Growth in July, China Still Soars by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on Septemb...

36,000 Textiles and Apparel Jobs at Risk in Indonesia

02/09/2015

36,000 Textiles and Apparel Jobs at Risk in Indonesia by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on September 2, 2015 in Trade ...

Bangladesh Proposes New Textile Industry Law to Crack Down on Non-Compliance

01/09/2015

Bangladesh Proposes New Textile Industry Law to Crack Down on Non-Compliance by Tara Donaldson Posted on September 1...

Thai Textile Firms Eye Vietnamese Market

28/08/2015

Thai Textile Firms Eye Vietnamese Market by Lainie Lamicella Posted on August 28, 2015 in Trade Vietna...

IPR: The Future of Pakistan’s Textile Industry Looks Cloudy

24/08/2015

IPR: The Future of Pakistan’s Textile Industry Looks Cloudy by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on August 24, 2015 in Trade ...

Report: Better Margins Will Improve Compliance in Bangladesh

20/08/2015

Report: Better Margins Will Improve Compliance in Bangladesh by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on August 20, 2015 in Compl...

Asia-Europe carriers push up to $1,000 per TEU hikes

18/08/2015

Asia-Europe carriers push up to $1,000 per TEU hikes Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Aug 18, 2015 3:34PM EDT...

Pakistan’s Duty Drawback Extended to All Exporters Using Polyester

18/08/2015

Pakistan’s Duty Drawback Extended to All Exporters Using Polyester Posted on August 18, 2015 Pakistan’s finance mi...

IFC Helps Chinese Textile Industry Save 9 Million Tons of Water

14/08/2015

IFC Helps Chinese Textile Industry Save 9 Million Tons of Water Posted on August 14, 2015 The International Financ...

East Africa: The next hub for apparel sourcing?

11/08/2015

East Africa: The next hub for apparel sourcing? East African countries—in particular, Ethiopia and Kenya—have the p...

McKinsey: Is East Africa Positioned to Become a Bigger Garment Manufacturing Player?

11/08/2015

McKinsey: Is East Africa Positioned to Become a Bigger Garment Manufacturing Player? Posted on August 11, 2015 The...

Bangladesh and Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Trade

10/08/2015

Bangladesh and Vietnam to Increase Bilateral Trade Posted on August 10, 2015 Bangladesh and Vietnam are working to...

China cracks down on port service charges

06/08/2015

China cracks down on port service charges Angela Yu, Special Correspondent | Aug 06, 2015 4:38PM EDT ...

Thailand and Vietnam Partner to Boost Cooperation in Textile Industry

29/07/2015

Thailand and Vietnam Partner to Boost Cooperation in Textile Industry by Lainie Lamicella Posted on July 29, 2015 i...

New Report Reveals 2015 Sustainable Supply Chain Trends

28/07/2015

New Report Reveals 2015 Sustainable Supply Chain Trends by Tara Donaldson Posted on July 28, 2015 in Business, Comp...

Report: Child Labor in India’s Cottonseed Industry on the Rise

24/07/2015

Report: Child Labor in India’s Cottonseed Industry on the Rise by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on July 24, 2015 in Labor...

EU Bans Imported Textiles Containing NPEs

21/07/2015

EU Bans Imported Textiles Containing NPEs Posted on July 21, 2015 It’s official: European Union officials have agr...

Cambodia: Greater Transparency Spurs Improved Factory Compliance

15/07/2015

Cambodia: Greater Transparency Spurs Improved Factory Compliance by Tara Donaldson Posted on July 15, 2015 in Compl...

Myanmar: New Minimum Wage May Prove Impossible for Factory Owners to Pay

14/07/2015

Myanmar: New Minimum Wage May Prove Impossible for Factory Owners to Pay by Tara Donaldson Posted on July 14, 2015 ...

Indian Textile Mills Instructed to Become Zero Discharge Units

10/07/2015

Indian Textile Mills Instructed to Become Zero Discharge Units by Lyndsay McGregor Posted on July 10, 2015 in Compl...

Mexico to Implement New Textile Labeling Standards

30/06/2015

Mexico to Implement New Textile Labeling Standards Posted on June 30, 2015 in Compliance, Home Textile, Mexico Two n...

Turkish Fabric Producer Launches Bio-Based Artificial Leather

30/06/2015

Turkish Fabric Producer Launches Bio-Based Artificial Leather Posted on June 30, 2015 in Leather, Raw Materials Seek...

Indonesia: Yarn Producers Urge Government to Impose Duty on Imported Yarn

24/06/2015

Indonesia: Yarn Producers Urge Government to Impose Duty on Imported Yarn Posted on June 24, 2015 in Indonesia, Polyest...

Singapore’s new terminals target mega-vessel productivity

24/06/2015

Singapore’s new terminals target mega-vessel productivity Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Jun 24, 2015 7...

Russia to Boost Technical Textile and Nonwovens Sector

15/06/2015

Russia to Boost Technical Textile and Nonwovens Sector Posted on June 15, 2015 in International Business Don’t sound...

Patagonia Releases New Standards After Uncovering Slave Labor in Supply Chain

11/06/2015

Patagonia Releases New Standards After Uncovering Slave Labor in Supply Chain Posted on June 11, 2015 in Compliance, Te...

South African Cotton Textile Workers Get 8.5% Wage Increase

10/06/2015

South African Cotton Textile Workers Get 8.5% Wage Increase Posted on June 10, 2015 in South Africa, Textile Labor Issu...

Pakistan: APTMA Seeks Zero Duty on Polyester Fiber Imports

08/06/2015

Pakistan: APTMA Seeks Zero Duty on Polyester Fiber Imports Posted on June 8, 2015 in Activewear, Pakistan, Raw Material...

Vietnam Signs Free Trade Agreement With Eurasian Economic Union

04/06/2015

Vietnam Signs Free Trade Agreement With Eurasian Economic Union Posted on June 4, 2015 in International Business, Trade...

Indonesia to Provide Incentives to Boost Textile, Footwear Sectors

29/05/2015

Indonesia to Provide Incentives to Boost Textile, Footwear Sectors Posted on May 29, 2015 in Indonesia, Trade The In...

Chinese Textile Company to Double Capacity of South Carolina Facility

29/05/2015

Chinese Textile Company to Double Capacity of South Carolina Facility Posted on May 29, 2015 in Cotton, Trade, United S...

What a 10-Year AGOA Renewal Will Mean for Sourcing in Africa

22/05/2015

What a 10-Year AGOA Renewal Will Mean for Sourcing in Africa   Posted on May 22, 2015 by Tara Donaldson       ...

Bangladesh: BGMEA to Embargo Exports for Factories Without Worker Insurance

21/05/2015

Bangladesh: BGMEA to Embargo Exports for Factories Without Worker Insurance   Posted on May 21, 2015 by Tara Donaldson...

Maersk, CMA CGM to push aggressive Asia-Europe rate

19/05/2015

Despite an environment of overcapacity, two of the largest carriers in the Asia-Europe trade intend to increase freight...

Polyester Prices Stabilize in April on Higher Oil Prices

15/05/2015

Polyester Prices Stabilize in April on Higher Oil Prices   Posted on May 15, 2015 by Judith Russell The decline...

Chinese Target Textile Mills with New Water Protection Plan

15/05/2015

Chinese Target Textile Mills with New Water Protection Plan   Posted on May 15, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor       ...

India Orders Closure of 893 Textile Units

14/05/2015

India Orders Closure of 893 Textile Units   Posted on May 14, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor                   ...

Using a Holistic Approach to Address Global Supplier Risks

14/05/2015

Using a Holistic Approach to Address Global Supplier Risks   Posted on May 14, 2015 by SJ Guest Editorial      ...

Nigerian Dyers Protest Chinese Imports

14/05/2015

Nigerian Dyers Protest Chinese Imports   Posted on May 14, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor More than 30,000 textile dy...

World’s Largest Rayon Producer Announces Endangered Forest Conservation Policy

11/05/2015

World’s Largest Rayon Producer Announces Endangered Forest Conservation Policy   Posted on May 11, 2015 by Lainie Lami...

Vietnam Turns Down Foreign Textile Investments Worth Millions

11/05/2015

Vietnam Turns Down Foreign Textile Investments Worth Millions   Posted on May 11, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor &amp...

Ethiopia: Awassa Textile to Expand

06/05/2015

Ethiopia: Awassa Textile to Expand   Posted on May 6, 2015 by Lainie Lamicella <img width="475" height="...

GMAC: Cambodia Committed to Labor and Social Compliance

04/05/2015

GMAC: Cambodia Committed to Labor and Social Compliance   Posted on May 4, 2015 by Lainie Lamicella <img...

Sourcing Execs Talk Margins, Markets and Manufacturing Strategies

28/04/2015

Sourcing Execs Talk Margins, Markets and Manufacturing Strategies   Posted on April 28, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &amp...

Study Finds Interest in East Africa Sourcing on the Rise

23/04/2015

Study Finds Interest in East Africa Sourcing on the Rise   Posted on April 23, 2015 by Tara Donaldson <i...

Ethiopia Aims for $1 Billion in Textile Exports by 2025

17/04/2015

Ethiopia Aims for $1 Billion in Textile Exports by 2025   Posted on April 17, 2015 by Tara Donaldson <im...

NRDC Praises China for Reducing Pollution

15/04/2015

NRDC Praises China for Reducing Pollution   Posted on April 15, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor <img width="462...

World Bank: Cambodia Growth Slows on Competition, Labor Unrest

13/04/2015

World Bank: Cambodia Growth Slows on Competition, Labor Unrest   Posted on April 13, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &am...

CPSC Considers New Flammability Standards for Clothing Manufacturers

10/04/2015

CPSC Considers New Flammability Standards for Clothing Manufacturers   Posted on April 10, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor ...

Innovative Solutions for Ethical Sourcing in 2015

07/04/2015

Innovative Solutions for Ethical Sourcing in 2015   Posted on April 7, 2015 by Tara Donaldson <img width...

India’s New Textile Policy Aims for $300B in Exports by 2025

07/04/2015

India’s New Textile Policy Aims for $300B in Exports by 2025   Posted on April 7, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &l...

Op-Ed: Complying with Ethical Sourcing to Satisfy Consumer Demand

06/04/2015

Op-Ed: Complying with Ethical Sourcing to Satisfy Consumer Demand   Posted on April 6, 2015 by SJ Guest Editorial &...

India Unveils New Foreign Trade Policy

03/04/2015

India Unveils New Foreign Trade Policy   Posted on April 3, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor <img width="500" he...

Bangladesh Central Bank Creates Fund to Support Green Textile Factories

03/04/2015

Bangladesh Central Bank Creates Fund to Support Green Textile Factories   Posted on April 3, 2015 by Lainie Lamicella ...

Vietnam Projected to Become Asia’s Major Manufacturer

03/04/2015

Vietnam Projected to Become Asia’s Major Manufacturer   Posted on April 3, 2015 by Lainie Lamicella <img...

Myanmar: National Export Strategy Expected to Boost Textile Sector

31/03/2015

Myanmar: National Export Strategy Expected to Boost Textile Sector   Posted on March 31, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &am...

China’s Future: Promising or Bleak?

24/03/2015

China’s Future: Promising or Bleak?   Posted on March 24, 2015 by Tara Donaldson <img width="356" height...

India’s Textile Ministry Wants to Curb Cotton Exports

19/03/2015

India’s Textile Ministry Wants to Curb Cotton Exports   Posted on March 19, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor <im...

Bangladesh to Allow Foreign Factories to Import Raw Materials Duty Free

18/03/2015

Bangladesh to Allow Foreign Factories to Import Raw Materials Duty Free   Posted on March 18, 2015 by Lainie Lamicella...

Myanmar Takes Strides to Improve Compliance in its Textile Sector

16/03/2015

Myanmar Takes Strides to Improve Compliance in its Textile Sector   Posted on March 16, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &amp...

Do Consumers Really Care About Eco-Friendly Products?

12/03/2015

Do Consumers Really Care About Eco-Friendly Products?   Posted on March 12, 2015 by Catherine Salfino <i...

Vietnam Turns Away Foreign Textile and Garment Manufacturers

10/03/2015

Vietnam Turns Away Foreign Textile and Garment Manufacturers   Posted on March 10, 2015 by Lyndsay McGregor &am...

Wool Prices Rise 1.5% in February

05/03/2015

Wool Prices Rise 1.5% in February   Posted on March 5, 2015 by Judith Russell <img width="375" height="3...

Chinese Polyester Prices Rise in February

04/03/2015

Chinese Polyester Prices Rise in February   Posted on March 4, 2015 by Judith Russell <img width="424" h...

State of Trade Report: Costs, Port Problems and China Top of Mind for Sourcing Stakeholders

02/03/2015

State of Trade Report: Costs, Port Problems and China Top of Mind for Sourcing Stakeholders   Posted on March 2, 2015 ...

Myanmar: The Next Major Apparel Production Hub?

27/02/2015

Myanmar: The Next Major Apparel Production Hub?   Posted on February 27, 2015 by Judith Russell <img wid...

Study: Lowest Cost Countries Rated “Extreme Risk” for Working Conditions

26/02/2015

Study: Lowest Cost Countries Rated “Extreme Risk” for Working Conditions   Posted on February 25, 2015 by Tara Donalds...

Pakistan Partners With ILO to Promote More Compliant Textile Industry

23/02/2015

Pakistan Partners With ILO to Promote More Compliant Textile Industry   Posted on February 23, 2015 by Tara Donaldson ...

Vietnam to Boost Textile and Garment Exports 20% in 2015

20/02/2015

Vietnam to Boost Textile and Garment Exports 20% in 2015   Posted on February 20, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &l...

Low oil price means greater demand for China exports, bank says

16/02/2015

Low oil price means greater demand for China exports, bank says Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor (/users/gknowler) | Fe...

Adidas to Source in Myanmar

04/02/2015

Adidas to Source in Myanmar   Posted on February 4, 2015 by Tara Donaldson <img width="312" height="...

Cotton Outlook: Consumption May Overtake Production in 2015/16

03/02/2015

Cotton Outlook: Consumption May Overtake Production in 2015/16   Posted on February 3, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &...

US Labor Department Provides $8 Million Grant to Reduce Child Labor in Vietnam

03/02/2015

US Labor Department Provides $8 Million Grant to Reduce Child Labor in Vietnam   Posted on February 3, 2015 by Tara Do...

China Premier Outlines Plans for Economic Reform

26/01/2015

China Premier Outlines Plans for Economic Reform   Posted on January 26, 2015 by Tara Donaldson <img wid...

Adidas and Marks & Spencer Named Among Most Sustainable Companies

22/01/2015

Adidas and Marks & Spencer Named Among Most Sustainable Companies   Posted on January 22, 2015 by Shara Beitch &amp...

10 Ways to Translate Today’s Retail Trends Into Action

21/01/2015

10 Ways to Translate Today’s Retail Trends Into Action   Posted on January 21, 2015 by Tara Donaldson &...

Mexico Implements Import Licensing Requirement for Footwear

20/01/2015

Mexico Implements Import Licensing Requirement for Footwear   Posted on January 20, 2015 by SJ Guest Editorial &amp...

Apparel Imports from Vietnam on Track for a Record Year

16/01/2015

Apparel Imports from Vietnam on Track for a Record Year   Posted on January 16, 2015 by Judith Russell &amp...

Vietnam Textile and Garment Exports Reach $24 Billion in 2014

05/01/2015

Vietnam Textile and Garment Exports Reach $24 Billion in 2014   Posted on January 5, 2015 by Tara Donaldson Vie...

Experts on Sourcing: What to Expect in 2015

05/01/2015

Experts on Sourcing: What to Expect in 2015   Posted on January 5, 2015 by Tara Donaldson Sourcing is in a cons...

Global Sourcing Costs on the Rise: Wages That Went Up in 2014

22/12/2014

Global Sourcing Costs on the Rise: Wages That Went Up in 2014 Posted on December 22, 2014 by Tara Donaldson   Glo...

Bureau Veritas Develops Trim Quality Program for U.S.

19/12/2014

Bureau Veritas Develops Trim Quality Program for U.S.   Posted on December 19, 2014 by Lainie Lamicella Bureau ...

EU Grants Philippines GSP Plus Status

19/12/2014

EU Grants Philippines GSP Plus Status   Posted on December 19, 2014 by Tara Donaldson The European Union has ap...

Orgs Meet to Discuss Regional Approach to Promoting African Cotton Industry

18/12/2014

Orgs Meet to Discuss Regional Approach to Promoting African Cotton Industry   Posted on December 18, 2014 by Lainie La...

New Report Uncovers Worker Wage Theft in Thai Apparel Industry

18/12/2014

New Report Uncovers Worker Wage Theft in Thai Apparel Industry   Posted on December 18, 2014 by Tara Donaldson ...

US EPA Tightens Textile Chemical Regulations

18/12/2014

US EPA Tightens Textile Chemical Regulations   Posted on December 18, 2014 by Tara Donaldson The U.S. Environme...

Bangladesh: 4 Factories in Gazipur Sealed Off, Fined for Pollution

15/12/2014

Bangladesh: 4 Factories in Gazipur Sealed Off, Fined for Pollution   Posted on December 15, 2014 by Tara Donaldson ...

Indian Government Promotes Growth of Technical Textiles

15/12/2014

Indian Government Promotes Growth of Technical Textiles   Posted on December 15, 2014 by Shara Beitch The India...

Bangladesh Told to Move from “Cheap Labor” to High-End to Sustain RMG Growth

11/12/2014

Bangladesh Told to Move from “Cheap Labor” to High-End to Sustain RMG Growth   Posted on December 11, 2014 by Tara Don...

Wages in Asia, Pacific Make Dynamic But Uneven Progress

10/12/2014

Wages in Asia, Pacific Make Dynamic But Uneven Progress   Posted on December 10, 2014 by Tara Donaldson Wage gr...

Factory shift from China to Vietnam accelerates, Barclays data shows

09/12/2014

Factory shift from China to Vietnam accelerates, Barclays data shows Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Dec 09, 201...

Vietnam grows factory market share at China’s expense, HSBC index shows

30/11/2014

Vietnam grows factory market share at China’s expense, HSBC index shows Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Nov 30, ...

Heavyweights expand Asian road network across the region

26/11/2014

Heavyweights expand Asian road network across the region Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Nov 26, 2014 5:13AM EST...

Hanesbrands Opens Third Factory in Vietnam

25/11/2014

Hanesbrands Opens Third Factory in Vietnam   Posted on November 25, 2014 by Lainie Lamicella Hanesbrands Vietna...

Bangladesh: Alliance to Implement Fire Safety Training Initiative for Garment Factories

25/11/2014

Bangladesh: Alliance to Implement Fire Safety Training Initiative for Garment Factories   Posted on November 25, 2014 ...

Study Shows Organic Cotton Causes Less Environmental Damage than Conventional Cotton

16/11/2014

Study Shows Organic Cotton Causes Less Environmental Damage than Conventional Cotton   Posted on November 16, 2014 by ...

US, Japan, Denmark Team to Improve Labor Conditions in Myanmar

14/11/2014

US, Japan, Denmark Team to Improve Labor Conditions in Myanmar   Posted on November 14, 2014 by Tara Donaldson ...

Bangladesh Accord Provides Remediation Guidance for RMG Factories

13/11/2014

Bangladesh Accord Provides Remediation Guidance for RMG Factories   Posted on November 13, 2014 by Tara Donaldson ...

Kenya Gets New $24 million Textile Factory

12/11/2014

Kenya Gets New $24 million Textile Factory   Posted on November 12, 2014 by Tara Donaldson Kenya, the largest e...

Cambodia Sets Minimum Wage

12/11/2014

Cambodia Sets Minimum Wage   Posted on November 12, 2014 by Tara Donaldson After months of unrest and unsettled...

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia

01/11/2014

Three paths to sustained economic growth in Southeast Asia   November 2014 | byJonathan Woetzel, Oliver Tonby, Fraser ...

Cotton’s Projected Deeper Decline Could Still Have Little Impact on Sourcing Costs

31/10/2014

Cotton’s Projected Deeper Decline Could Still Have Little Impact on Sourcing Costs   Posted on October 31, 2014 by Tar...

Cotton LEADS Drives Sustainable Practices

30/10/2014

Cotton LEADS Drives Sustainable Practices   Posted on October 30, 2014 by Catherine Salfino Most people want to...

Africa’s Largest Free Trade Area Set to Launch

29/10/2014

Africa’s Largest Free Trade Area Set to Launch   Posted on October 29, 2014 by Tara Donaldson At a Tripartite S...

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Prospects for China’s Textile Industry

27/10/2014

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Prospects for China’s Textile Industry   Posted on October 27, 2014 by Robert P. Antosh...

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Children’s Apparel and Footwear

27/10/2014

Hazardous Chemicals Found in Children’s Apparel and Footwear   Posted on October 27, 2014 by Angela Velasquez R...

African Nations Campaign for Living Wages

24/10/2014

African Nations Campaign for Living Wages   Posted on October 24, 2014 by Tara Donaldson As Africa becomes an i...

Why China isn't losing its sourcing edge

15/10/2014

Why China isn't losing its sourcing edge Chris Brooks | Oct 15, 2014 5:30AM EDT   SHENZHEN, China — Manuf...

Sourcing Trends 2015: The State We’re In

14/10/2014

Sourcing Trends 2015: The State We’re In   Posted on October 14, 2014 by Tara Donaldson Costs. Compliance. Cotton...

Devious practices challenge foreign companies in China

14/10/2014

Devious practices challenge foreign companies in China Alan M. Field | Oct 14, 2014 11:47AM EDT   Despite...

India: Synthetic Imports Surge After Anti-Dumping Duty on PTA

09/10/2014

India: Synthetic Imports Surge After Anti-Dumping Duty on PTA   Posted on October 9, 2014 by Tara Donaldson India...

Robust trade in September supports strong China volumes

09/10/2014

Robust trade in September supports strong China volumes Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Oct 09, 2014 10:34PM EDT...

US Dept of Labor Reports 168 Million Child Laborers Worldwide

08/10/2014

US Dept of Labor Reports 168 Million Child Laborers Worldwide Posted on October 8, 2014 by Angela Velasquez Nearly...

Russia, China aim to boost Northeast Asia trade by expanding Zarubino port

07/10/2014

Russia, China aim to boost Northeast Asia trade by expanding Zarubino port Qingqing Chen | Oct 07, 2014 11:47AM EDT...

China unveils six-year plan to cut logistics costs

07/10/2014

China unveils six-year plan to cut logistics costs Grace M. Lavigne, Associate Web Editor | Oct 07, 2014 2:07PM EDT...

Bangladesh Resetting the Bar on Compliance Standards

03/10/2014

Bangladesh Resetting the Bar on Compliance Standards   Posted on October 3, 2014 by Tara Donaldson Bangladesh has...

Rising e-commerce to keep China logistics growth in double digits, Citi says

23/09/2014

Rising e-commerce to keep China logistics growth in double digits, Citi says Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Sep...

Increasing export orders keep China factories busy

23/09/2014

Increasing export orders keep China factories busy Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor | Sep 23, 2014 4:28AM EDT   H...

China, India address trade imbalance via five-year plan

19/09/2014

China, India address trade imbalance via five-year plan JOC Staff | Sep 19, 2014 5:26PM EDT India and China signed 16 ...

Cambodia: Unions Launch Global Wage Campaign, Demonstrators Detained

17/09/2014

Cambodia: Unions Launch Global Wage Campaign, Demonstrators Detained   Posted on September 17, 2014 by Tara Donaldson ...

Gap Report Outlines Issues With Sourcing in Myanmar

02/09/2014

Gap Report Outlines Issues With Sourcing in Myanmar   Posted on September 2, 2014 by Tara Donaldson As the firs...

U.S., Myanmar Agree to Develop New Labor Rights Initiative

28/08/2014

U.S., Myanmar Agree to Develop New Labor Rights Initiative   Posted on August 28, 2014 by Tara Donaldson The Un...

Cost of shipping a container from India double that of China, report says

26/08/2014

Cost of shipping a container from India double that of China, report says   Dustin Braden | Aug 26, 2014 8:31PM ED...

Pantone Reveals a 2015-16 Season Ruled by Blue-Green, Shine and Offbeat Combos

26/08/2014

Pantone Reveals a 2015-16 Season Ruled by Blue-Green, Shine and Offbeat Combos   Posted on August 26, 2014 by Angela V...

Bureau Veritas Develops Testing for Allergenic Dyes

21/08/2014

Bureau Veritas Develops Testing for Allergenic Dyes   Posted on August 21, 2014 by Lainie Lamicella Bureau Veri...

The Pros and Cons of Sourcing in Africa

19/08/2014

The Pros and Cons of Sourcing in Africa   Posted on August 19, 2014 by Tara Donaldson Africa may well be the next...

Vietnam: Wage Council Proposes 15.1% Minimum Wage Hike

18/08/2014

Vietnam: Wage Council Proposes 15.1% Minimum Wage Hike   Posted on August 18, 2014 by Tara Donaldson Vietnam’s Na...

China, Myanmar Firms Team to Build Garment Factory

14/08/2014

China, Myanmar Firms Team to Build Garment Factory   Posted on August 14, 2014 by Tara Donaldson Chinese compan...

Forwarders puzzled by China’s advance manifest implementation

29/06/2014

            Forwarders shipping goods via Shanghai are trying to decipher China Customs’ 24-Hour Advance Manife...

China boosts European gateway effort

24/06/2014

        Even as it shot down an ambitious plan by Europe’s three largest ocean carriers to join forces, China wa...

China Blocks P3 Shipping Alliance

19/06/2014

June 19, 2014 by Tara Donaldson The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced Tuesday that it would not approve...

Bangladesh: Accord Seeks Evacuation of Unsafe Factory in Mirpur

19/06/2014

June 19, 2014 by Tara Donaldson During recent factory inspections, Bangladesh’s Accord on Fire and Building Safety fo...

India’s Apparel Exports Rise Nearly 25% in May

17/06/2014

June 17, 2014 by Angela Velasquez India apparel exports saw booming numbers in May, thanks in part to strong demand f...

Companies, farmers collaborate on projects to improve water quality, soil erosion

11/06/2014

DES MOINES, Iowa — Some big food makers are getting serious about making sure farmers grow crops in ways that minimize d...

Southeast Asian growth prompts Yusen Logistics’ expansion

04/06/2014

Southeast Asian growth prompts Yusen Logistics’ expansion Grace M. Lavigne, Associate Web Editor | Jun 04, 2014 4:5...

Weakening demand, sourcing shifts likely to restrain China’s export growth

04/06/2014

Asia’s export growth will bounce off the lows of 2012-13 and still be the envy of the world over the next five y...

ZDHC Releases Manufacturing Restricted Substance List

04/06/2014

June 6, 2014 by Angela Velasquez   Members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group have finalize...

Pakistan’s Textile Sector to Face Shortage of 400,000 Skilled Workers

02/06/2014

June 2, 2014 by Tara Donaldson   Pakistan’s value-added textile sector is already facing a shortage of at least 40...

Brands Prepared to Pay for Higher Wages in Cambodia

30/05/2014

May 30, 2014 by Angela Velasquez   Global fashion brands and retailers recently told the Cambodian government they...

Democrats Seek Workers’ Rights Protection Under TPP

30/05/2014

May 30, 2014 by Tara Donaldson   As negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) plod on, Democrats are pu...

FTC Approves Final Amendments to Wool Labeling Rules

29/05/2014

May 29, 2014 by Angela Velasquez   The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved final changes Wednesday to its Wool...

Op-Ed: Tensions in Vietnam Yet to Subside

29/05/2014

May 29, 2014 by Rick Helfenbein   The proverb says that people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. Is...

Bangladesh Opens First Textile Technology Center, Moves Toward Sustainable Production

28/05/2014

May 28, 2014 by Tara Donaldson   In its effort to improve its readymade garment sector, Bangladesh has opened its ...

Air to Sea Shift Expands Ocean Reefer Market by 10 Percent - Peter Tirschwell

08/05/2014

A trend in shipping from air to ocean that has cost the air cargo industry 2 percentage points of average annual growth ...

Excess Capacity Likely to Restrain Air Freight Pricing - Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor

07/05/2014

Excess capacity and competition will keep pressure on pricing for air cargo carriers despite stronger growth. Hong Kong...

Amid slump, FMCG companies pamper the price-conscious

04/05/2014

The weak quarterly performance of multinational consumer goods makers is pushing these to redraw strategies. The country's largest consumer goods maker, Hindustan Unilever, is likely to take value pac...

The rise and fall of a model city

28/04/2014

How Germany's first socialist city has lost its youth

Siemens joins battle for Alstom

28/04/2014

Siemens wants to discuss "strategic opportunities" with France's Alstom, raising the prospect of a takeover battle for the maker of France's TGV trains.

VIDEO: Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

26/04/2014

Mortgage applicants face more extensive questions about the cost of their lifestyle, under new rules that take effect on Saturday.

VIDEO: Cape Town: The new cinematic hub

26/04/2014

International production houses are flocking to South Africa, to use both their studios and their landscapes.

CBI reverses independence stance

26/04/2014

Business lobby group the CBI is to attempt to reverse its position as a registered campaigner against Scottish independence.

Tokyo inflation rate at 22-year high

25/04/2014

Tokyo consumer prices rise at their fastest pace in 22 years, surging 2.7% over a year, pointing to a likely increase in inflation across Japan.

Insurance costs down despite floods

25/04/2014

The cost of household insurance policies dropped at the start of the year, despite insurers facing a huge bill from flooding damage, a brokers' group says.

Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

25/04/2014

Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules that come into force on Saturday.

Manufacturing Shifts Prompt China Strikes - Greg Knowler, Senior Asia Editor

24/04/2014

Thousands of workers at a Samsung factory near Shanghai demand compensation after learning the factory will relocate to ...

Monster Inc: Nessie advice for firms

23/04/2014

Businesses in the Highlands have been offered free advice on how they can cash in on the Loch Ness Monster myth.

How To Get The Best References

22/04/2014

see photosDerek Latta/iStockphotoClick for full photo gallery: How To Get The Best References When Sarah Stamboulie work...

3 Steps To Landing A Web Designer Internship

20/04/2014

As a web designer myself, I can relate to young web designers who are just starting out and looking for a way to get the...

The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want

16/04/2014

The hiring picture is improving for the college class of 2014. According to a new survey by the National Association of ...

Is It Time To Rethink Your Prices? Yes, If You Want To Build A Sustainable Business

16/04/2014

Startups and small businesses have a habit of setting their prices low in order to attract customers. The problem is, it...

How To Negotiate Severance

11/04/2014

see photosThinkstockClick for full photo gallery: How To Negotiate Severance A friend called recently and asked if I’d w...

5 Ways To Build A Website Without Writing A Single Line Of Code

08/04/2014

Most people who build their own websites swear by WordPress. But if the setup, management, and maintenance of a WordPress site is still too much for you to handle, I have some better, easier solutions...

Only 25% Of Americans Take Their Paid Vacation

05/04/2014

Are you planning to take time off for Passover or Easter this month? Will you go on a two-week holiday this summer? If n...