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Cambodia's garment industry at crossroads

Nun Vanak is an excellent example of how Cambodia’s garment manufacturing industry has helped to change lives of hundreds of thousands of people in this country. The 23-year-old is part of Cambodia’s half-a-million-strong workforce – mostly young women – that keeps these garment factories running. Her income ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23585003

Cambodia garment workers’ plight worsening: ILO

Cambodia is backsliding in efforts to improve working conditions in its garment industry, the International Labour Organisation said yesterday, following a series of strikes at factories producing western-brand clothing. The kingdom is failing to make progress in key areas such as worker and fire safety and ...

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/asia/245622-cambodia-garment-workers%E2%80%99-plight-worsening-ilo.html

Asian garment industry to undergo further segmentation

The Asian garment manufacturing industry will undergo further segmentation in the next three to four years as competition becomes more intense, experts said. China, Thailand and Vietnam will mainly produce high-end clothing, while Bangladesh, Laos, Burma and Cambodia will mainly produce low-end clothing. Lu Qijian, ...

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-07/15/content_16778408.htm

Long-Running Protest Still Without Resolution

About 2,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss, Gap and Old Navy were stopped by security forces yesterday as they attempted to march from Kandal province to the Ministry of Labor to protest for severance payments and additional benefits. Protests at ...

3,000 Factory Workers Block Road; Protests Set to Continue

About 3,000 workers at a factory supplying clothes to U.S. brands Levi Strauss and Old Navy blocked traffic for nearly five hours yesterday on National Road 4 in Kandal province, as part of a protest for more benefits and severance pay, protesters and police said. Protests ...

Workers Strike at Factory Supplying US Brands

Roughly 4,000 garment workers at a factory supplying clothes for U.S. brands Gap, Levi Strauss and Old Navy went on strike yesterday and threatened to march in Phnom Penh on Thursday to demonstrate against poor pay. The demonstration took place at Tai Yang Enterprises in Kandal ...

Cambodian port’s cargo rises 10 percent

The cargo of merchandises including clothes, agriculture products, construction, electronics and other products through the Phnom Penh Autonomous Port (PPAP) has increased 10 percent in the first five months of this year in comparison to the same period last year, according to PPAP’s statistics. ...

http://www.etmcambodia.com/news.php?id=118

Fashionistas Plan Extravanganza in Cambodia

2,000 some fashionistas from around Asia will descend on Phnom Penh in October for 10 days during the country’s first fashion event, costing an estimated $1 million. According to Sophy Ke, president of the Cambodia Fashion Council, Cambodia Fashion Week is intended to increase domestic ...

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