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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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Primark cotton programme to be extended to Pakistan

Primark plans to expand the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme to encompass suppliers in Paki... Read more

Bangladesh: Global investors urge for continuation of Accord

IN a statement from the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), around 153 global... Read more

Bangladesh protests against $95 minimum wage for garment workers

Bangladesh unions recently staged street protests to reject the $95 a month minimum wage fixed ... Read more

Bangladesh factory owners demand tax incentives to tide over wage hike

Leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Kn... Read more

BOESL demands higher wages for Bangladeshi workers from overseas employers

Rights campaigners, women leaders and government officials in Bangladesh have demanded higher w... Read more

Cotton Campaign accuses Uzbekistan of forced child labor

The Cotton Campaign has asserted that Uzbekistan should remain on the list of products requirin... Read more

Accord signatories terminate business with two Bangladeshi companies

Accord has cut ties with Super knitting & Dying Mills and all factories which are part of S... Read more

Inditex supports collective bargaining for B’desh garment worker’s living w…

Spanish apparel retailer, Inditex has supported stronger dialogue and collective bargaining bet... Read more

Bangladesh organisations urge brands to support worker’s demand

Ahead of the Minimum Wage Board meeting in Bangladesh, to set the new statutory minimum wage fo... Read more

Bangladesh: New Accord has wider scope

The Bangladesh readymade garment industry is undoubtedly safer, and lives have been saved. Afte... Read more

TÜV Rheinland joins ZDHC list

TÜV Rheinland is ZDHC’s latest MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substances List) accep... Read more

Accord and Alliance departure could impact Bangladesh apparel industry

Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is set to leave Bangladesh by the end of the year. And so... Read more

Global brands warn against Accord shutdown in Bangladesh

Over 180 global apparel brands have warned the Bangladeshi government that any premature shutdo... Read more

New accord comes into force in Bangladesh

Expert fire and building safety engineers have made working conditions in Bangladesh’s re... Read more

Stakeholders urge government to continue with Accord

A coalition of stakeholders is urging the Bangladesh government to ensure continuance of Accord... Read more