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Topics: Garments and textiles

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  • Worked to debt: Over-indebtedness in Cambodia's garment sector

    This​ joint​ briefing​ paper​ is​ made​ under​ the​ Cambodian​ Alliance​ of​ Trade​ Union​ (CATU),​ Center​ for​ Alliance​ of​ Labor​ and​ Human​ Rights​ (CENTRAL),​ and​ Cambod...

  • The standard of living of garment workers in Cambodia: its determinants and workers' perception

    Since the mid 1990s, the rapid growing garment factories around Phnom Penh have provided many employment opportunities for young female women from rural areas. Previous research...

  • Maintaining High Growth: Cambodia Economic Update

    Cambodia continues to enjoy robust growth, albeit at a slightly slower pace. Real growth in 2014 is estimated to have reached 7.0 percent. The garment sector, together with cons...

  • Bamboo fabric: A study of using thick bamboo fiber for producing and developing Thai textiles

    This research investigates the use of bamboo fibre in Thai textile production. The authors explore the industry's background, current situation and challenges, and investigate h...

  • Impediments to growth of the garment and food industries in Cambodia: Exploring potential benefits of the ASEAN-People's Republic of China free trade agreement

    This paper attempts to identify structural constraints to growth and exports within Cambodia’s key industries and to consider the policy actions needed to reduce obstacles to tr...

  • Memorandum of understanding on improving industrial relations in the garment industry (2010)

    This is an agreement by parties representing workers and employers in Cambodia to promote and improve harmonious industrial relations in the garment industry, signed 28 Septembe...

  • Better factories Cambodia: an instrument for improving industrial relations in a transnational context

    Globalization of production has created an environment for labor-management relations that involves international actors and spans countries. This paper analyses the case of the...

  • Multinationals, technology and regional linkages in Myanmar's clothing industry

    Myanmar’s clothing industry has played a pivotal role in generating employment and exports. This article explores the role of supporting institutions in the development of cloth...

  • Brocades of the southern cities: Development of woven fabric products in order to add value to community economy

    This qualitative research examines three weaving groups in the south of Thailand. The study analyzes the local wisdom used in the production of brocades in the southern cities a...

  • "Workers' rights are human rights." Policy brief: The garment industry in Cambodia

    This policy brief aims to outline the current state of human rights in relation to the garment industry in Cambodia and offers recommendations for reforms. The brief includes an...

  • Cambodia, women and work in the garment industry

    Women in Cambodia and elsewhere in Asia are a dynamic but often underrated economic force. Recent gains have included the narrowing of income gaps between women and men and man...

  • Investment climate in Myanmar: The case of the garment industry

    A research paper assessing the competitiveness of the garment industry in Myanmar. The author argues that in order for Myanmar to participate in production and distribution netw...

  • Lao PDR labour standards and productivity in the garments export sector

    This report describes labour practices in the Laos garments export sector as seen by both management and labour. It is based on an analysis of primary data collected through a r...

  • Joint letter from global unions and global brands to the Cambodian Prime Minister

    This is a joint letter from global unions and global brands to the Cambodian Prime Minister communicating their concern over the killing and wounding of workers and bystanders b...

  • Study on the perceptions of garment factory owners on nutrition and the feasibility for pursuing canteen services in the garment sector in Cambodia

    This study focused on a review of the perceptions of factory managers in the garment industry on health and nutrition. It attempts to understand the feasibility of setting up...

  • Cambodia garment and footwear industry: fire and life safety risk profile

    Fatal garment factory fires and the catastrophic collapse in April 2013 of the Rana Plaza Building in Bangladesh highlighted the real risks facing garment and footwear workers,...

  • Measuring competitiveness and labor productivity in Cambodia's garment industry

    The purpose of this report is to identify strategies for improving the competitiveness of Cambodia’s garment industry while maintaining Cambodia’s strong record on labor...

  • Cambodia manufacturing sector

    This report focuses on Cambodia's manufacturing sector, particularly the garment industry. Cambodia’s economy depends on garment exports, which contributes 90% of their total...

  • Shop 'til they drop: fainting and malnutrition in garment workers in Cambodia

    This report investigating the causes of fainting and malnutrition among garment workers in Cambodia. Such triggers are overwork, poor ventilation, heat, lack of water, chemical...

  • Impact of the garment industry on rural livelihoods: lessons from Prey Veng garment workers and rural households

    A study exploring the impact of the garment industry on livelihoods in Prey Veng, Cambodia. The study inquires into the rise and long-term prospects of the garment industry in...

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