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Bestseller Puts Freeze on Myanmar Garment Sourcing

Bestseller is hitting the pause button on Myanmar again. The Danish retailer revealed Friday that it will not be placing orders in the troubled Southeast Asian nation until it has conducted an impact assessment and engaged in dialogue with labor experts, trade unions and other stakeholders with a “clear focus on the wellbeing on garment…… Continue reading Bestseller Puts Freeze on Myanmar Garment Sourcing

Esquel Group Accuses US Customs of Targeting Vietnam Shipments

A Hong Kong-based supplier for brands such as Nike, Patagonia and Tommy Hilfiger is suing the U.S. government. Again. And customs seizures of its shipments from Vietnam are likely to blame. On Friday, Esquel Group filed a motion to reset a hearing date with a federal court for the District of Columbia, resuming its lawsuit…… Continue reading Esquel Group Accuses US Customs of Targeting Vietnam Shipments

PVH Raises Guidance Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

PVH Corp., the parent company of Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger posted income and revenue gains fueled by robust international business. Related Articles In a Nutshell: PVH said its fiscal year 2021 outlook anticipates higher freight and other logistics costs in the second half of the year to mitigate delays of approximately four to six… Continue reading PVH Raises Guidance Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

EU-BAT Compliance Confirmed for All Sateri Viscose Fiber Mills

Sateri said its five viscose mills in China are now fully compliant with the emission limits set out in the European Union Best Available Techniques (EU-BAT) reference document on polymers, following recent verification of the Sateri Jiangsu and Sateri China mills. Verified by independent consultant Sustainable Textile Solutions (STS), a division of BluWin Limited (U.K.),…… Continue reading EU-BAT Compliance Confirmed for All Sateri Viscose Fiber Mills

Vietnam, Battling 10,000 Daily Covid Cases, Begs WHO for Vaccines

Despite skirting mass coronavirus infections during 2020 due to strict lockdown measures, Vietnam is now battling a devastating surge in cases. Amid the rise of the Delta variant, which has overwhelmed Ho Chi Minh City, the Vietnamese government is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to send more vaccines. According to Reuters, Vietnam lags far…… Continue reading Vietnam, Battling 10,000 Daily Covid Cases, Begs WHO for Vaccines

CAFTA Countries Urge New Investments Amid Surge in Nearshoring Interest

The Central America-Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council (CECATEC-RD) has launched a call to action to increase trade, investment and employment in the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) region. At a meeting on Wednesday, private sector associations from the textile, apparel and free trade zone sectors from Central America and the Dominican Republic noted…… Continue reading CAFTA Countries Urge New Investments Amid Surge in Nearshoring Interest

The Buckle Execs Talk Denim Pricing, Vietnam Shutdown

Helped by high consumer demand, The Buckle Inc. easily beat Wall Street’s second-quarter estimates, although the recent Vietnam lockdown is expected to slow merchandise in-flows. In a Nutshell: The specialty chain saw strong sales across its young men’s and women’s categories, as well as in boys and girls. But inventory levels fell 18 percent to…… Continue reading The Buckle Execs Talk Denim Pricing, Vietnam Shutdown

Taiwan Textile Makers Showcase Covid-Friendly Innovations

Taiwan’s textile makers are serving up innovations that offer increased performance and functionality, as well as antiviral properties and sustainable inputs. At an online streaming event hosted by the Bureau of Foreign Trade, the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) showcased the country’s latest product releases, which included skin-friendly masks that guard against microbacteria, polyurethane (PU) film…… Continue reading Taiwan Textile Makers Showcase Covid-Friendly Innovations

Workers Scatter as Ho Chi Minh Sanctions Lengthy New Lockdown

Vietnam’s most populous city extended social distancing restrictions another month, a state-run site announced Sunday. The decision came five days after the central government ordered Ho Chi Minh City “to double efforts to control the Covid-19 pandemic prior to September 15.” Officials urged neighboring provinces Binh Duong, Long An and Dong Nai to contain the…… Continue reading Workers Scatter as Ho Chi Minh Sanctions Lengthy New Lockdown

How On-Demand Manufacturing Boosts Inclusivity and Ends Excuses

When it comes to producing extended sizes, many in the fashion industry have jumped on the bandwagon… with a litany of excuses: “I’m not sure where to start;” “There isn’t enough demand to justify the production costs;” “Producing to additional sizes will affect the bottom line;” “We don’t have the technology or experience to make… Continue reading How On-Demand Manufacturing Boosts Inclusivity and Ends Excuses