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Social Goods | Cambodian Factory Closures, Burkini Ban Overturned

This week, garment factory closures raise questions in Cambodia, and a high court blocks France's attempted Burkini ban.
Workers in Siem Reap, Cambodia | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Kate Abnett

"As Garment Factories Close, Motives Debated" (The Cambodia Daily)
"About 70 garment factories have shut down so far this year, attributed to a steadily rising minimum wage, making profit margins impossibly slim for some investors."

"France Meets Muslim Leaders, Experts After Burkini Row" (Associated Press)
"France's interior minister convened Muslim leaders Monday to discuss a French-style Islam that honours the nation's secular values, a task given new urgency after deep divisions surfaced over burkini bans in 30 French beach towns."

"The Frayed Reputation of Egyptian Cotton" (Bloomberg View)
"The scandal that has devastated the business and reputation of Welspun India Ltd., India's largest maker of home goods like sheets and towels, may also end up wrecking the prestige of Egyptian cotton."

"New Clinton Campaign Ad Calls Out Trump for Manufacturing Clothing Line Abroad" (Yahoo Style)
"Hillary Clinton has released a new television campaign ad putting the business of fashion front and center of the campaign trail."

"Study Shows That Luxury Shoppers Are the Worst" (Fortune)
"A recent study found that shoppers outside high-end retail stores are less likely to stop to help a stranger in need compared to people in places devoid of haute couture."

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