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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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North American apparel brands, retailers launch new platform ‘Nirapon’

North America-based apparel brands and retailers recently launched a new platform, ‘Nirap... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord seen as an effective mechanism

Garment factory workers in Bangladesh filed a record number of complaints about safety last yea... Read more

Bangalore has silk testing centers

The Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI) has set up nine testing centers in prime retail hubs... Read more

Brands, manufacturers looking at a closed loop chain

Some forward-thinking brands are aiming at creating a closed-loop textile supply chain. To brin... Read more

Peta objects to rear label patch on Levi’s jeans

People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals says the rear label on Levi Strauss jeans that pro... Read more

Under Armour lauded for labor rights

Under Armour has secured a stamp of approval from Fair Labor Association (FLA). The US-based sp... Read more

Australian buyers unwilling to pay right price for Bangladesh RMG

Australian brands pay pitiful prices for the garments they source from Bangladesh. They have re... Read more

GOTS gets wide acceptance globally

The number of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified facilities has increased 14.6 pe... Read more

Cotton On, CARE Australia develops bespoke program for Bangladesh women wor…

Cotton On Group in partnership with CARE Australia has developed a bespoke program aiming to de... Read more

IBC demands reinstation of over 12,000 retrenched garment workers

The IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) has demanded immediate intervention by the government ... Read more

Myanmar unions complain of repression

Harassment and the unfair dismissal of workers who become actively involved in labor union acti... Read more

GOTS certified textile facilities increase 14.6 per cent

As per GOTS, the number of certified facilities in 2018 increased 14,6 per cent to 5,760 facili... Read more

Dyeing units sealed in UP, India

Six textile dyeing industrial units in UP have been sealed. They were found to be operating wit... Read more

The fallouts of exponential growth in fashion consumption

Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world, producing 100 billion garments a year. T... Read more

Bangladesh demands fair prices from US and EU brands

Recently Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Bangladesh High Commissioner to the Unite... Read more