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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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Hermes Eco Laboratories to open lab in Delhi

Germany-based Hermes Eco Laboratories is currently in the process of expanding its reach, by op... Read more

Brands ban use of animal materials

Asos has published an updated animal welfare policy that outlaws the use of animal-derived mate... Read more

Swedish report explores Bangladeshi garment sector

Swedish non-profit organisation Swedwatch has published a report ‘Power of the voice&rsqu... Read more

Marks & Spencer looks into human rights in Bangladesh units

M&S believes advancing both ethical and environmental causes must be tackled together to fa... Read more

Gap and H&M to support ILO convention

H&M and Gap have announced support for an ILO convention seeking to combat workplace harass... Read more

Denim Expert joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition

The first Bangladeshi manufacturer to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), Denim Exper... Read more

CCC calls on world cup sponsors Nike and Adidas to ensure living wages

The Clean Clothes Campaign and Éthique sur l’étiquette are calling on Nike ... Read more

South Indian mills to ensure environmental compliance

The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) and Perundurai SIPCOT Textile Processors Ass... Read more

US states differ on polyester, microfiber legislation

The proposed polyester legislation from several US states in light of textile microfiber pollut... Read more

Focus on brand transparency at Kingpins Transformers

“Transparency isn’t new, but people want more information and this will become the ... Read more

Campaign highlights textile microfiber pollution

Hubbub has launched a campaign which is seeking to achieve the same kind of media exposure for ... Read more

Time to close the textile loop

The textile industry generates more harmful Co2 than the entire air and ship traffic as a whole... Read more

New Transitional Accord falls short of original

Bangladesh’s Transition Accord has fallen short of its goal of retaining all of the signa... Read more

GOTS Seminar held in Coimbatore

GOTS India Seminar 2018 was organised by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), in Le Meridien... Read more

Textile dye companies discuss concerns for the industry

A number of textile dye and chemical companies have signed an open letter to the Stichting ZDHC... Read more