The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is reviewing the eligibility of India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan in the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) based on concerns about the countries' compliance with the programme.
Pakistan premium denim manufacturer Artistic Fabric and Garment Industries has developed what it says is a breakthrough technology that results in zero wastewater from the dyeing and finishing of fabric.
Unifi Manufacturing, the domestic operating subsidiary of US yarn manufacturer Unifi, has acquired the dyed yarn business of National Spinning Co in a move that will allow it to shorten production lead times and offer more sourcing flexibility for its customers.
In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Levi Strauss moved to a loss as it was hit by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act but raised its full-year 2018 revenue guidance, while casual footwear brand Skechers USA achieved a new quarterly sales record.
Environmental, social and ethical performance ratings platform EcoVadis has released the latest edition of its sustainability intelligence platform, which it says will make it easier for buyers and suppliers to collaborate and drive sustainability improvements throughout their supply chains.
The Bangladesh Accord has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring fire and building safety in the country's ready-made garment factories amid reports the High Court has instructed the Government not to extend the body's jurisdiction beyond 31 May.