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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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APR, Perlin join to launch app for textile supply chain

Asia Pacific Rayon has teamed up with Perlin willto launch a blockchain-based solution for the ... Read more

Fairtrade in India promoting sustainable fashion

The Indian branch of Fairtrade is promoting sustainable fashion through initiatives and campaig... Read more

Nirapon to monitor safety in Bangladesh RMG units

Twenty-one brands and buyers from North America, who were signatories of Alliance for Banglades... Read more

Ethiopian apparel workers toil for low pay

Factories in Ethiopia making clothes for top global brands pay their workers far less than coun... Read more

Brands want Cambodia to correct human rights abuses

Brands like Nike, Adidas, and Levi Strauss have expressed concern over the labor and human righ... Read more

VF Corp joins Fashion Industry Charter

VF Corporation has become a signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action. In si... Read more

Garment buyers driven by low prices take a toll on labour: Study

Per unit price is the main criterion for 78 per cent of fashion brand buyers. Only 42 per cent ... Read more

Bangladesh works on master plan

Bangladesh is devising a master plan to boost productivity at its apparel factories. The master... Read more

USL CPSC recommends exclusion of spandex from flammability testing

In its review of flammability standards for clothing textiles, the US Consumer Product Safety C... Read more

Brands put pressure on suppliers, says Human Rights Watch

Retailers squeeze their suppliers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Pakistan so hard ... Read more

Watchdog urges Bangladesh to fastrack setting up tribunal for worker’s case…

Graft watchdog Transparency International Bangladesh has recommended the formation of a speedy ... Read more

A&E report highlights its sustainability initiatives

US-based American & Efird (A&E), a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles and the world&... Read more

Global brands pressure Bangladesh factories for lower prices

Fashion companies constantly pressure Bangladesh’s garment suppliers to keep prices low a... Read more

Report highlights plight of women workers in Asian factories

A recent report, even though 80 to 85 per cent of the workers in the Asian garment factories ar... Read more

Worker abuses rife at PVH factories in Ethiopia

Worker abuses have been detected at factories in Ethiopia that supply brands like Tommy Hilfige... Read more