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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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Unions step in to correct abuses

Global framework agreements are being used to boost union organizing, collective bargaining agr... Read more

Apparel makers unhappy with Nirapon, the new platform in Bangladesh

Apparel makers in Bangladesh have raised concerns over the new platform Nirapon. They say, it c... Read more

Bluesign to update its system criteria

For the first time, Bluesign is holding consultations with both external and internal stakehold... Read more

Bangladesh sells underpriced leather due to compliance issues

Bangladesh has to sell tanned leather at 40 per cent below international rates. This is because... Read more

Bangladesh may shut errant RMG units

More than 300 readymade garment factories in Bangladesh face the threat of closure since they h... Read more

Pakistan to form an agreement similar to Bangladesh’s Accord

Miriam Neale, a health and safety expert from the Amsterdam office of Bangladesh Accord feels, ... Read more

Shoddy audits lead to disasters

Social audit firms are responsible for a number of fatal accidents in the readymade garment sec... Read more

Miles Johnson and IskoTM collaborate for a new collection

Leading denim brand, IskoTM has collaborated with renowned British fashion designer Miles Johns... Read more

India develops HSN codes for technical textile

India is developing 40 new Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) codes for the technical text... Read more

California first US state to ban fur

California will be the first US state to ban sales and manufacture of fur. The bill makes it un... Read more

Second GOTS seminar held in Dhaka

The second GOTS seminar was held on September 08, 2019 in Dhaka. The theme of the seminar was &... Read more

Fund connects technologies to apparel industry

Innovation hubs Fashion for Good and The Mills Fabrica have teamed up with the C&A Foundati... Read more

Fiber counterfeiting harms brand image

Companies face significant risk to brand reputation and unexpected product recall costs due to ... Read more

G7 Fashion Deal to set up fashion transparency framework: Clean Clothes Cam…

Clean Clothes Campaign has welcomed the G7 Fashion Deal for sustainably produced textiles. The ... Read more

Australia partners ILO to support Bangladesh RMG industry

Australia has partnered International Labor Organisation to improve working conditions, empower... Read more