H&M, Gap to Probe Violence, Sex Abuse in Indonesian and Other Asian Factories Fashion giants H&M and Gap vowed on Tuesday (05/06) to investigate reports that Asian garment workers who supply their high-street stores routinely face sex abuse, harassment and violence. (Reuters Photo/Regis Duvignau) London. Fashion giants H&M and Gap vowed on Tuesday (05/06) to investigate.. read more →

VIENTIANE – The local garment industry has contracted in the wake of labour shortages, the Association of the Lao Garment Industry has reported. From 2003 to 2011, the garment industry expanded but since 2012 a downward trend has prevailed, the association’s President Dr Xaybandith Rasphone said at the group’s annual meeting in Vientiane on Friday… read more →

The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the investment service agency of the Indonesian government, claims it has prevented about 24,500 of layoffs through its special desk for footwear and textile industries, according to newspaper reports. read more →

The textile and clothing chain within the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) needs to be vertically integrated in order to ensure the competitiveness of the Asean apparel industry. This was echoed by various textile and apparel sector experts at the ‘Prime Source Forum –Focus on Asean’ held in the Indonesian.. read more →