Retailer Marks & Spencer has joined forces with global confederation Care International to create a sustainable and scalable model to address the health and social needs of the more than 4m female garment workers in Bangladesh.
Local ownership of reform plans, multi-stakeholder cooperation, and capacity building are all required to successfully implement the World Trade Organization's (WTO) landmark Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), according to public and private sector leaders.
A centre of excellence that provides training for Bangladesh apparel workers is not only helping the country remain among the world's top ready-made garment (RMG) exporters but also has an important role to play in developing skills for the future.
Performance and athletic wear manufacturer Badger Sportswear has acquired Garb Athletics, a boutique manufacturer of custom-tailored sports uniforms, in a deal that bolsters Badger's team uniform offering with premium-crafted, fully customised apparel.
The US apparel and footwear industry is calling on the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to establish rules that will stop charges to shippers that also prevent companies from retrieving their cargo in a timely manner.
United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has outlined a series of "serious challenges" with regard to the World Trade Organization (WTO), including concerns the group is losing its focus on negotiation and is instead moving towards becoming a litigation-centred organisation.
Vietnam made it onto the list of the world's top ten textile exporters for the first time last year, as new figures show textile and garment shipments from the leading supplier countries fell on declining demand.
Industrial thread maker Coats has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill, a US manufacturer of high-performance engineered yarns, in a move that will expand its performance materials portfolio and boost its innovation capabilities.