Global garment brands and retailers are continuously looking for cheap(er) production locations; as a result speed and low costs have become important requirements for manufacturers. Rising minimum wages in countries such as China and Vietnam have led to a shift in production, first to Bangladesh, later to Myanmar and now Ethiopia is said to become the next hub for textile and apparel sourcing. Mondiaal FNV commissioned SOMO to conduct a short mapping (‘Quick Scan’) of the Ethiopian garment industry.read more less
SOMO, as part of the Clean Clothes Campaign global network, is publishing a call to garment brands and manufacturers to condemn the military coup and support workers in Myanmar. We stand in solidarity with trade…
There is still plenty of room for improving the standards in the Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textiles, concludes the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in a report published on 15 July 2020….