Offshore apparel manufacturing may move back home as automation takes over

Related Keywords: apparel, apparel manufacturing, Bangladesh, China, export, fabric, garment, import, jeans, labour, manufacturing, production, sewing, supply chain, Textile, tshirt, workers

China
Offshore apparel manufacturing may move back home as automation takes over
Summary: 
Offshoring of apparel manufacturing has been a blessing for many developing countries. The readymade garments (RMG) industry, employer of 4 million workers, mostly rural women, contributes more than 80 percent to Bangladesh's export

Offshoring of apparel manufacturing has been a blessing for many developing countries. The readymade garments (RMG) industry, employer of 4 million workers, mostly rural women, contributes more than 80 percent to Bangladesh's export revenue. Low-cost labour has been the primary reason for western retailers to wait for months to get a shipment from offshore destinations. Once technology becomes a cheaper alternative to the least costly manufacturing labour, will apparel manufacturing complete the journey in returning home?

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Fashion giant H&M steps up

Related Keywords: fashion, garment, H&M, labour, suppliers, supply chain, sustainability, Sweden, Textile, waste

United Kingdom
Fashion giant H&M steps up
Summary: 
Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses. The Sweden-based multinational’s move was hailed by workers

Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses.

The Sweden-based multinational’s move was hailed by workers rights groups who said it was a step forward, but added that the data may not be particularly meaningful to shoppers without additional information to put it into context.

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Solapur has potential to be major uniform and garments mfg hub

Related Keywords: district in Maharashtra, easy availability of transportation, initiative to set up Garments Park, international, investment in region, invite national, known for manufacturing skills, labour, new MIDC, organize trade fair, raw material, set to become major uniform and garment manufacturing hub, Solapur, Solapur Readymade Kapad Utpadak Sangh

Mumbai
Solapur has potential to be major uniform and garments mfg hub
Summary: 
Solapur a district in Maharashtra known for its manufacturing skills is set to become major uniform and garment manufacturing hub in the coming years, following Union government’s initiative to set up Garments Park and new MIDC, said Solapur Readymade Kapad Utpadak Sangh, vice president Nilesh Shah.

Solapur a district in Maharashtra known for its manufacturing skills is set to become major uniform and garment manufacturing hub in the coming years, following Union government’s initiative to set up Garments Park and new MIDC, said Solapur Readymade Kapad Utpadak Sangh, vice president Nilesh Shah.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/solapur-set-to-become-major-uniform-and-garments-mfg-hub-116121300801_1.html
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