With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using home-grown fashion to preserve the country's sartorial heritage and reshape the sweatshop model.
Police in Bangladesh have filed charges ranging from negligence to murder against more than a dozen people after a boiler explosion at a garment plant killed 13 people and injured dozens, officials said on Wednesday.
As tourist numbers to France dropped across major markets -- Europe (-3.8%), China (-8.7%), Japan (39.7%) and the Middle East (-7.4%) in 2016 -- the European nation saw an overall visitor decline of 2.2%.
CEO Sidney Toledano spoke with reporters after the Dior haute couture show on Monday, expressing satisfaction with the label's growth under Maria Grazia Chiuri and optimism for France with Emmanuel Macron as president.
Leading clothing brands will extend for another three years until 2021 their commitment to carry out expert building safety inspections at garment factories in Bangladesh following the Rana Plaza collapse in 2013.