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“This widespread breakdown across the industry has illuminated how fragile the system really was”

“This widespread breakdown across the industry has illuminated how fragile the system really was”

Industry experts agree that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to shape garment production in Asia far into 2021 and beyond. But how will the pandemic affect garment production systems and practices? And manufacturers and workers? Here are the perspectives of industry stakeholders.

Learning: Want to know what the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) is all about? And how you can benefit from it?

Learning: Want to know what the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) is all about? And how you can benefit from it?

Learn more about the FIT and what added value it has for manufacturers in particular. It's just a click away!

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The Lycra Company’s Foshan, China facility earns high Higg FEM score

"The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative fiber and technology solutions for the textile and apparel industry, announced today that its largest manufacturing site located in Foshan, ...

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Coats launches revolutionary Lattice Lite Eco for footwear

"Coats is launching Lattice Lite Eco, a revolutionary fibre-laying technology using sustainable materials to create footwear composite materials for the next generation of high performance supershoe. ...

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Eastman investing up to $1 billion to accelerate circular economy

"The company is building world’s largest material-to-material molecular plastics recycling facility, which is projected to handle up to 160,000 metric tonnes of hard-to-recycle waste annually. French ...

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Business Resilience Guides: Guides for garment factories to build resilience during and after COVID-19

The ILO provides a series of six action-oriented guides for garment factories in Asia to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and to build business resilience. This fact sheet provides an introduction to the series.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Business Resilience Guides: Reducing costs

For garment manufacturers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, this guide helps factory managers reduce costs to ease financial liquidity and cash flow pressures on their factory operations.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Cleaner Production 1 – Reducing resources use Production systems

‘Introduction to cleaner production’ is a training for garment manufacturers to become familiar with the concept and mechanisms of cleaner production. Participants will work on understanding and applying cleaner production strategies to save materials and energy in their factory.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Planning for cutting - Cutting room operations

'Planning for cutting' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve cutting room operations. Participants will work on planning weekly and daily cutting operations.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Issuing bundles - Cutting room operations

'Issuing bundles' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve cutting room operations. Participants will work on receiving requisitions, issuing, and recording issued quantities.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Solving problems in the factory - An introduction to FIT

‘Solving problems in the factory’ is an introductory module for participants that never have participated in a FIT session before. It teaches participants to identify problems and find solutions while learning more about FIT.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Using the bundle system - Sewing room operations

'Using the bundle system' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve sewing room operations. Participants will work on implementing the bundle system and improving their line layouts and material flow.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Factory Improvement Toolset: Organizing the sewing room - Sewing room operations

'Organizing the sewing room' is a training for garment manufacturers to improve sewing room operations. Participants will work on improving the sewing room and lines’ layout and workflow, keeping the room tidy, and training workers.

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Arron Goldman  | August 08, 2021

Industry Events on Business & Productivity

Texworld and Apparel Sourcing New York City

2022-01-25 00:00:00+07:00 to 2022-01-27 23:59:59+07:00  UTC+07


Sustainable Corporate Governance Initiative: Due Diligence Principles and Practical Experience

2022-01-26 16:00:00+07:00 to 2022-01-26 17:00:00+07:00  (4:00 PM — 5:00 PM)  UTC+07


What is APEO and how can you avoid it in textile production?

2022-01-27 02:00:00+07:00 to 2022-01-27 03:00:00+07:00  (2:00 AM — 3:00 AM)  UTC+07


Webinar: The key trends in responsible sourcing you need to know

2022-02-03 18:00:00+07:00 to 2022-02-03 19:00:00+07:00  (6:00 PM — 7:00 PM)  UTC+07



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