Cambodia’s factories are moving away from producing the most basic clothing items and diversifying to manufacture more intricate products for international buyers. As the garment sector has grown over the past decade, most garment factories have stuck to producing items such as T-shirts and jeans due to the poor skill level among workers. But factories are now starting to produce items with more complex designs and stitching techniques. “They are moving away from basic items,” said Ken Loo, secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia. “In the past, the value creation is lower because it was just
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