Nike pledges to invest and expand production in Vietnam

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Nike is committed to investing and expanding production in Vietnam, its sustainability director Noel Kinder told Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during a recent meeting on the sidelines of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Kinder told Chinh that more than 100 Nike factories nationwide have resumed production after a COVID-induced hiatus.

Kinder told the prime minister that the current situation in Vietnam has improved a lot and that the company plans to expand its operations there, according to a news agency report.

Vietnamese officials recently hit back at rumors that Nike had planned to move production out of Vietnam.

Nike is committed to investing and expanding production in Vietnam, its sustainability director Noel Kinder told Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during a recent meeting on the sidelines of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Kinder told Chinh that more than 100 Nike factories nationwide have resumed production after a COVID-induced hiatus.

“The complicated developments of COVID-19 in Vietnam have affected the production of companies in the garment, textile and footwear sector, and Nike has transferred a number of orders to other countries. But there is no was nothing like Nike was moving production out of Vietnam,” said Phan Thi Thanh Xuan, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (LEFASO).

According to Xuan, 88 of Nike’s 112 factories in Vietnam are located in the Southeast region, which produces many top-selling Nike-branded sneaker products.

Fibre2Fashion (DS) News Desk

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