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Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

"Burma’s garment and footwear exports clocked in $3 billion in 2017, a growth of 25 per cent over last year. Factories have expanded from Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone to rural regions, in the wake of a tax holiday of seven or five years meant to encourage operations in less developed parts of the... Read more

Myanmar's minimum wage to boost RMG industry

Myanmar's minimum wage to boost RMG industry

Myanmar has positioned itself as a direct competitor to Bangladesh in the RMG industry by setting its minimum wage at $67 per month. The Southeast Asian country though, will have to hike wages at regular intervals, promote collective bargaining, and safeguard workers’ health and rights of workers to avo... Read more

Taiwan to focus on functional textiles with fashionable use

Taiwan to focus on functional textiles with fashionable use

Taiwan best known for its functional textiles for fashionable use is planning to keep its focus on R&D and eco friendly textiles in the future. This was reiterated by Justin Huang, Secretary General of TTF. Emphasizing on the development of the textile industry, Justin Huang, Secretary General, TTF says, “Our futur... Read more

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LA-based US garment sweatshops fined for non compliance

Garment contractors in the US have been fined for labor law violations. A worksite operating un... Read more

Welspun to help women access skill-building initiatives

Home textile manufacturer Welspun India has collaborated with UN Women, a subsidiary of the Uni... Read more

Pakistan to implement environmental laws in knitwear, garment units

Pakistan textile industry has received technical support from the Punjab Environment Protection... Read more

Bangladesh activists say amended labour laws does not go far

The amendments that Bangladesh has made to the labor law haven’t gone down too well with ... Read more

Accord prepares Bangladesh exit, to handover responsibilities from October …

Accord will begin handing over responsibility for factory safety monitoring to Bangladesh from ... Read more

Leading labor groups propose setting up ‘Accord’ in Pakistan

Leading unions and labor groups in Pakistan have proposed their own safety ‘Accord’... Read more

RWS labeled wool garments launched by brands

Marks & Spencer, Eileen Fisher and Arket – the lifestyle concept store from H&M, ... Read more

Nothing much has changed in Bangladesh RMG units

While factory safety has greatly improved in Bangladesh over the last five years, accidents sti... Read more

Oeko-Tex reassures product standards

Independent product labels such as the Standard 100 by Oeko-Tex or Made in Green by Oeko-Tex ma... Read more

Gap joins business coalition Open to All

US-based Gap, , has joined Open to All. Gap joins Yelp, Levi Strauss, Lyft, as well as more tha... Read more

M&S, British High Commission promote gender equality in Indian RMG fact…

The British High Commission and Marks & Spencer have launched a program in India’s ga... Read more

Tussle over Bangladesh wage hike as union leaders want more

Union leaders in Bangladesh want a recent hike in garment workers’ basic pay to be revise... Read more

ILES project launched in Pakistan

WWF Pakistan has joined with the European Union and ILO in a project to implement International... Read more

GOTS releases factsheet on Sustainable Developmental Goals

Delhi hosted the ‘International Convention on Sustainable Trade and Standards’ (ICS... Read more

Leading brands sign RSN’s Turkmen cotton pledge

Adidas, H&M, and Gap are among 12 brands and retailers to have signed the Responsible Sourc... Read more