For the fifth time, people around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the worst industrial disaster, the most devasting blow to the garment sector - Rana Plaza. On April 23, 2013 the Rana

Further increasing much needed transparency in the supply chain, a new interactive map shows the connections between international buyers like brands and retailers and their suppliers in China. The G

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, which currently covers 785 factories and close to 1.4 million workers, has realeased its fourth annual report today, announcing substantial factory safety i

A fire at a garment factory in Muktarpur, Munshiganj district, which borders the district of Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, has claimed the lives of at least six workers and injured several others. Th

While after the Rana Plaza building collapse near Dhaka in April 2013, all focus has been on Bangladesh and laudable initiatives like the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety and the Allianc

In view of resources dwindling fast and natural fibres like cotton being resource-intensive to process and petroleum-based fibres like acrylic, polyester, nylon and spandex not being the most environ

To guarantee that efforts are sustained beyond May 2018, the time when the five-year duration of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety will run out, a new Bangladesh Accord has been annou

In view of resources dwindling fast and natural fibres like cotton being resource-intensive to process and petroleum-based fibres like acrylic, polyester, nylon and spandex not being the most environ

After garment workers as the immediate people who make our clothes, it is time to extend our thoughts to the whole supply chain and all those who work on making sure the desired garments reach the sh

From now on, Bangladesh will take care of the remediation of more than 4,000 garment factories on its own, at least according to state minister for labour and employment, Mujibul Haque. He said at th

Danish fashion group Bestseller wants to fulfill its transparency pledge and starting from this year, make information about its supplier factories, which amount to around 800 manufacturing sites in

Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week (ASFW), taking place at Millennium Hall in Ethiopia's capital Addis Abeba from 3 to 6 October 2017, will focus on sustainability and its central theme “Sustai

In the wake of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, ultimately the question comes up if the garment industry has changed since then and if yes, what has changed. This is a

While in the wake of the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, everyone has been busy looking at building, fire and general workplace safety in garment factories in Bangladesh - which is

For the fourth time, people around the world will commemorate the anniversary of the worst industrial disaster, the worst blow to the garment industry. On April 24, 2013 the Rana Plaza building in Sa

With the four-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster approaching in less than a week, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) reported at a press conference last week that 72 percen

After much agitation in the forefield, starting with the Ashulia protests and a subsequent planned boycott by seven international buyers , the Dhaka Apparal Summit took place as planned on February 2

For the fiscal year 2016-17, which ends in March, Myanmar's garment exports are expected to reach 1.855 billion US dollars according to the country's ministry of commerce. This is an increase by more

Ethiopia keeps gaining momentum as a new sourcing country as a recent step by ten large Chinese companies - half of them textile and garment manufacturers - has shown: They have decided to invest in

While Vietnam and Malaysia will not be too happy about the US' withrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), other Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Tha

Already in 2016, the WWF, Solidaridad and the Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK analysed the largest cotton users among international apparel brands and retailers according to their their sustainable

In just four years, the Thua Thien-Hue province in central Vietnam plans to transform itself into a textile and garment hub, spending the equivalent of 295 million US dollars to do so. According to V

One man's loss is another man's gain - in this case another woman's. In view of rising wages in China, the global garment industry is looking for cheaper production alternatives in South Asia. Accord

In view of soaring wages and difficulties in recruiting workers, China’s manufacturing industry in the Pearl River Delta (and elsewhere) is looking for alternatives to minimise their production

There are currently 2.73 million Syrian migrants living in Turkey, many of whom have valuable skills that could benefit the country's textile and garment industry. And indeed, as soon as the influx b

In response to the report “Unfree and Unfair”, published by the human and labor rights organisation India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) in January 2016, five international buyers - C

Dhaka - Six Bangladeshi garment factories have been recognized as being 'of global standard' as the North American buyers’ platform, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, has completed rem

Three years after the disastrous blaze at Tazreen Fashions that claimed the lives of 112 garment workers, a Bangladesh court on Thursday finally charged more than a dozen people with homicide. Among

Two US professors put the blame on retailers for cut-throat prices and stiff competition among garment manufacturers, showing how drastically apparel prices have fallen in the US in the last few yea

Just when it seemed that the garment industry was on its way to becoming more responsible - with efforts by individual brands and retailers and the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance making progress - an