With demand for sports shoes and inexpensive linen shirts showing little signs of slowing, and as Chinese send textile makers and other low-value industries packing, the immediate future for Cambodia's garment sector looks rather buttoned down - for now.
But as Cambodia's US$7.9 billion (S$10.9 billion) garment and footwear industry girds itself for another hefty hike in the minimum wage that it pays its 740,000 workers, Mr Ken Loo, secretary-general of the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia, wonders how long the rapid pace of growth will last.
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