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Wal-Mart Criticized for Working Practices at Asian Suppliers

A report published Tuesday by the Asia Floor Wage Alliance, a consortium of trade unions and labor rights activists, focused on workers at factories that manufacture for Wal-Mart.

U.S. Official Says Central America Not Taking Advantage of CAFTA

The U.S. imported $8.3 billion of apparel from the CAFTA-DR region last year, but only 76 percent arrived duty-free, hedging the FTA’s benefits.

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Honduras Aims to Invest $3.4B to Boost Apparel Sector

In apparel, the goal is to bolster exports to $7.4 billion, making Honduras the U.S. No. 5 clothing supplier from No. 7 currently.

Cotton Made in Africa Creates Community Cooperation Program

Cotton Made in Africa is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation that helps smallholder cotton farmers in Africa to improve their living conditions.

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Meridian’s $8 Million Bet on Made in America

The specialty yarn manufacturer is building a new facility in Valdese, N.C., that will feature a new generation of technology, machines, controls and robotics.

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New Report on Gap, H&M Alleges Failure in Labor Rights

The report released by the Asia Floor Wage Alliance alleged persistent abuses at Gap’s and H&M’s supplier factories in the region.

Nest estimates that between 20 and 60 percent of fashion goods are produced in homes.

Nonprofit Helps Boost Artisan Revenues by 76%

By identifying barriers along the entire supply chain, non-profit group Nest is helping artisans across the globe.

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Italian Sustainability Confab Details Advances and Problems

The Milanese conference highlighted the efforts of leading companies such as Eurojersey stretch fabrics, Herno outerwear, Canepa precious fabrics, Albini cotton and Candiani denim.

Eastman Chemical Sells Interest in Acetate Joint Venture With Solvay

The transaction allows Eastman to eliminate costs associated with the excess cellulose acetate flake capacity of the joint venture.