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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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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

Greenpeace to use third party tools to test new industry standards

Environmental campaign group Greenpeace will use best third party tools and standards – a... Read more

France bars brands from junking

France will prevent brands and online retailers from destroying unsold or returned consumer pro... Read more

Coalition to accelerate Circular Economy in Nordic Countries

Key leaders from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark have collaborated to accelerate Circular E... Read more

Levi Strauss invests funds to protect minority rights

The Levi Strauss Foundation has committed $1 million to a Rapid Response Fund for the third yea... Read more

Apparel supply chains rife with abuses

Hidden supply chains are the terra incognitas of the apparel industry. They exist outside facto... Read more

Garment companies fail to pay living wages

Global garment companies are failing to meet living wage promises to workers, says a study by r... Read more