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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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M&S and British HC launch Responsible Migration project

In its endeavor to spread awareness among migrants to ensure safe migration for work, Dominic A... Read more

Brands need to examine supply chains carefully

Consumers expect companies to source and produce goods ethically and sustainably. Everyone is f... Read more

Pakistan to join ILO’s Better Work Program

Pakistan plans to join Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh as a member of Better Work Programme si... Read more

Primark snaps ties with errant factories in Bangladesh

British retail giant Primark has suspended business ties with some garment factories in Banglad... Read more

Accord bars 400 Bangladeshi factories due to non-compliance

At least 400 factories that were to slow to comply with the new safety rules of the internation... Read more

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches circular principles for denim design

Backed by leading retailers such as Gap, H&M, Lee; the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has launc... Read more

Tirupur introduces GreenCo rating system for apparel units

Tirupur has introduced a GreenCo rating system for apparel units. They are validated with bronz... Read more

Saitex becomes the only apparel factory to be certified by B Lab

Saitex, the Vietnam-based denim manufacturer has become he only apparel factory headquartered i... Read more

Textile Exchange, SupplyShift collaborate to push up responsible sourcing

SupplyShift, a responsible sourcing and supply chain transparency software platform, and Textil... Read more

US/UK consumers expect brands to focus more on sustainability: Study

Consumers in the UK and the US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable. They now t... Read more

Child labor plagues supply chains

Child labor is still prevalent in global supply chains. This is true of manufacturing hubs like... Read more

Tintex Textiles to participate in the UN Global Compact Initiative

Tintex Textiles will participate in the upcoming United Nations Global Compact initiative - a v... Read more

Government, GST Council to address distress in the Indian export sector

The Central government and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, will meet later this month... Read more

Consumers want companies to get real

Over half of consumers in the UK and US want the fashion industry to become more sustainable. C... Read more

Cambodia forces brands to scrap short term contracts

Brands can no longer resort to short-term contracts for garment workers in Cambodia. A legal cl... Read more