Myanmar is the Latest Destination for Fast Fashion Producers

As Myanmar opens up after decades of isolation, cheap labor is drawing a rush of garment manufacturers to the former pariah state. [This article was originally published by Glammonitor. Just five years ago, Myanmar was isolated from the rest of the world. Considered a pariah state, the Southeast Asian nation was ruled with an iron […]

Gap Report Outlines Issues With Sourcing in Myanmar

As the first American retailer to resume sourcing in Myanmar since U.S.-levied sanctions were eased following the country’s military rule, Gap Inc. elected to publish a report evaluating its supply chain risks to paint a picture of local conditions and aid in development of responsible sourcing practices for the Southeast Asian nation. In a voluntary […]

Why Gap Is Opening Factories in Myanmar

Apparel retailer Gap (NYSE: GPS ) — the parent company of Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta, and Piperlime — is headed to Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. Gap will be the first American retailer to enter the country since the former military nation transitioned into a democracy three years ago. Gap has […]

GAP Inc Taps Myanmar’s Apparel Industry

American clothing and accessories retailer Gap Inc said it plans to produce apparel at factories in Myanmar, making it the first major US apparel retailer to enter the impoverished Southeast Asian nation’s lucrative garment industry. The US Embassy in Yangon said products made at two Yangon factories would be in Gap stores by this summer. […]