By  on June 5, 2012

GENEVA — Vietnamese apparel factories, under pressure from international buyers keen to see goods manufactured in conditions that meet global labor standards, are projected to sharply increase their participation in the Better Work Vietnam program to 375 factories by the end of 2014, up from about 160 at present, officials overseeing the plan said.

More than 40 international buyers are participating in the program, including American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Columbia Sportswear Co., Gap Inc., H&M, Levi Strauss & Co., Marks and Spencer Group plc, PVH Corp., Ralph Lauren Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

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