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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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Accord issue unresolved

Accord’s future in Bangladesh remains unclear. Founded in 2013 following the Rana Plaza f... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord adamant on staying on

Accord wants an extension beyond its five-year operation term. Pressure has been mounting on Ba... Read more

EU activates withdrawal of trade benefits to Cambodia

The European Commission has activated the process of withdrawal of tariff benefits for Cambodia... Read more

Pressure on Bangladesh to extend Accord tenure

European brands, global rights groups and a group of 190 global investors want Bangladesh to gi... Read more

Factory owners and authorities insist on Accord transition

Recent media reports in Bangladeshi suggest factory owners and authorities are insisting the Ac... Read more

Just leave, Bangladesh tells Accord

Bangladesh wants Accord to leave by a fixed date regardless of whether there is a competent saf... Read more

Abuse of women rampant in apparel supply chains

How committed apparel companies are to fighting harassment and discrimination in their supply c... Read more

Cambodian apparel workers fear loss of benefits

Cambodia's garment industry is confronted with some major challenges. The most pressing concern... Read more

New UK report measures financial viability of closed loop fashion

A new report evaluated the financial viability of using post-consumer clothing and textiles as ... Read more

Bangladesh: Liberty Fashion Wears urges Accord to withdraw unsafe tag

Management of the Liberty Fashion Wears a forcibly shut Bangladeshi apparel maker has asked the... Read more

UK’s EAC releases report on sustainability winners

The UK Parliament’s Environment Audit Select Committee (EAC) released the first findings,... Read more

Focus on silent, underpaid Indian apparel workers working from home

Millions of workers in the Indian garment industry, many of them women, work from home. These w... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord asked for handover plan

Bangladesh has asked Accord to draw up a time-bound responsibility handover arrangement. The ob... Read more

Levi Strauss turns to block chain

US denim brand Levi Strauss will pilot the use of block chain technology to monitor factory saf... Read more

ILO, H&M Group to promote improved working conditions in supply chains

H&M Group and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have expanded their partnership t... Read more