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Vietnam to focus on latest technology to boost garment exports

With the textile and apparel industry world over witnessing deployment of ‘automated’ processes, termed as ‘Industry 4.0’ Revolution, Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) is also gearing up to make technological advancements. The introduction of the latest technology is aimed at bolstering the garment industry in Vietnam and further increasing the country’s production capacity to capture the larger chunk of the global market, especially the US. According to the grapevine, the US is considering […]

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Vietnam T&C industry to be worth US $ 50 billion by 2020: Report

According to a report released by the business information company Textiles Intelligence, Vietnamese textile and clothing export industry is all set to grow by 15 per cent a year till 2020 to reach US $ 50 billion up from US $ 28 billion in 2016. T&C production is also expected to rise by an average of 12-14 per cent per annum during the course of next 4 years. The report says, to achieve these targets, […]

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Vietnamese garment industry emerging stronger

After witnessing a sluggish 2016, industry players are of the view that the garment industry of Vietnam is seeing good order booking for the current year which shows that the country is emerging stronger despite tough market conditions… Trinh Hoang Anh (Andy), Deputy General Director, Camle JSC exclusively told Apparel Resources at the recently concluded SaigonTex 2017 edition: “Despite economic slowdown last year, Vietnam has emerged strongly in 2017. We have been receiving orders again […]

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Apparel Resources exclusively covers SaigonTex 2017

The recently concluded SaigonTex fair, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam saw huge participation from over 1,100 exhibitors from across 23 countries. Although visitors thronged the event searching for technology, exhibitors felt that the numbers were less than expected. Apparel Resources interacted with several exhibitors and visitors, and was happy to note the continued positivity in the industry. Many leading technology providers like Ctex, Groz-Beckert, MorganTecnica, Camle JSC, Hikari, and Shima Seiki focused on […]

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Taipei textile manufacturer to start garment plant in Vietnam

Taipei-based textile manufacturer Far Eastern New Century Corp. said that its new garment plant in Vietnam might start its operations in the first half of this year, boosting production by 1 million dozen garments each year. “Next year, the capacity of the new plant is likely to reach 2 million dozen if we are able to hire enough workers,” a company official remarked. The company, a subsidiary of Far Eastern Group, has an annual production […]

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Oxfam voices concern over striking ‘inequality’ in Vietnam garment industry

The Government of Vietnam and all the business establishments should find ways to improve the quality and safety of women’s economic opportunities, so as to ensure them fair income, job security and safe working conditions, this was said by an advocacy group Oxfam in its recent report. Oxfam, in particular, focused on the garment industry, where 80 per cent of workers are women with the sector’s wages being set too low and labour rights being […]

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Vietnam ready for an ‘automatic’ shift in technology

The Vietnam industry is moving to imbibe greater automation, compelling machine manufacturers to beeline for the country hoping to get a bigger share of the growing business. Among the growing number of such machine providers are many Chinese companies like Euromac, MAQI, Ngai Shing and Hikari. According to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as many as 86 per cent of workers in the garment-textiles and leather-footwear industries worldwide may face unemployment […]

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ThreadSol introduces IntelloCut and IntelloBuy in Vietnam

ThreadSol, software solution provider for the garment industry, has unveiled two cost-saving solutions – IntelloBuy and IntelloCut in Vietnam. IntelloCut offers cut plan, roll plan and lay plan, with its cloud computing structure helping access the solution from any point while IntelloBuy is a material estimation solution that gives accurate buying consumption for a particular style, saving on costs at the buying stage for manufacturers worldwide. The company said it would help Vietnamese apparel manufacturers […]

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Asmara in Vietnam: Business growing on the inherent strengths of the country

The recently concluded TPP agreement, with Vietnam as signatory, only adds to the other inherent strengths that the country has in apparel manufacturing from disciplined workforce to political stability. In 2015, Vietnam exported garments worth US $ 27.3 billion, employing 2.5 million workers and constituting a fifth of all new jobs created in the country. In a series of articles on ‘Why Vietnam…?’ both from a manufacturing and buyers perspective, Apparel Online brings views of […]

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Thai Son SP Sewing Factory filling a niche in Vietnam garment industry

This buzz has only been heightened, thanks to the prospect of the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement set out earlier this year by member nations which aims to remove trade barriers to free up markets around the Pacific Rim. In a country where privately-owned companies along with foreign investment companies drive the industry, this one hundred per cent Vietnamese family-owned sewing factory has been successful in growing its business with collaborative integration and smart […]

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VINATEX invests US $ 5.7 million in new factory

Vietnam Textile and Garment Group (VINATEX), one of the largest Vietnamese companies, recently inaugurated a new garment factory in the central province of Nghe An late, Vietnam. The new ‘VINATEX Hoang Mai’ factory spanning across around 32,000 square metre area is expected to have 24 production lines in its first phase of construction. The products produced in this phase will be mainly exported to Japan. Also, the construction phase is expected to provide around 900 […]

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FWF report highlights improvements in Vietnamese apparel sector

‘Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) Vietnam Country Study 2015’ is a detailed analysis of various industry stakeholders’ reports, discussions with these stakeholders, law of the land, and ILO’s guidelines… FWF’s findings are based on the audits done over the last three years. FWF auditors in Vietnam rarely found cases of proven forced labour, especially in the formal economic sector. Factory managers were found to have official documents showing the labour contracts signed as a form regulated […]

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A Province of Vietnam is aiming to become T&C hub!

Central Thua Thien-Hue Province of Vietnam will invest around US $ 295 million to transform itself into a ‘textile and garment hub’ – the main objective of the Province’s textile and garment plan for the 2016-2020 period. According to the plan, the focus will be on the development of domestic market and further expansion of exports market; boost in research, product design, brand-building and promotion; and developing a professional fashion industry to change the rural […]

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Vietnam likely to miss export target for 2016: VITAS

Experts at Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) reportedly predict that the local textile and garment enterprises of Vietnam might earn only US $ 29 billion from apparel exports this year compared to its set target of US $ 31 billion, due to changing market scenarios. Vietnam’s textile and garment industry is presently facing issues like lack of export orders; reduced competitive ability owing to increased minimum wage, which has risen an average 26.4 per […]

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Vietnam likely to set up large T&C production zones

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed the development of large textile and garment industrial zones (IZs) in the country. The 500-1000-hectare zones will help attract local and foreign investment in dyeing, fabric and yarn production, and high-end products. “Full support will be provided for the building of textile and garment industrial zones located in provinces and cities experiencing socio-economic difficulties in order to create conditions for the success of small and medium […]

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