This is our special annual issue – THE YEAR THAT WAS 2018 – cherished by many as a ‘collector’s edition’. While the industry looks forward to this issue as a reference point, Team AOV feels proud to see the amount of industry interaction they had in the year gone by! Hope you will find the issue interesting and share suggestions to improve upon it.
The year 2018 saw AOV being a part of almost all the important garment- and textile-related events in Vietnam, including SaigonTex 2018, HanoiTex 2018, VTG Show or the denimsandjeans.com show. Though we covered all these events live, we feel that Vietnam, being among top 5 exporters in the world, needs to have more fairs.
The year also saw the official signing of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) getting a renewed impetus in the second half of the year.
Sustainability is today an integral part of business and Vietnam maintained that in 2018. Their key focus was to ensure that all products and processes address environmental concerns, generating profits for the organisation.