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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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Child labor falls in Cambodian apparel units

Child labor has fallen in Cambodia’s garment factories. A survey of almost 500 licensed g... Read more

Bangladesh government tries to curb Accord’s independence

In its submission to the Supreme Court on Accord’s appeal against an order that it cease ... Read more

Discouraging results of forced labor in supply chains of 43 international b…

KnowTheChain, a benchmark that helps companies calculate their approach to address forced labor... Read more

Fast Retailing transparency moves include divulging key fabric mills, facto…

Japanese apparel giant Fast Retailing has declared the list of Uniqlo and GU’s key fabric... Read more

Bangladesh: PaCT II concludes first year with seven members

The second edition of the Partnership for Clean Textile (PaCT II) campaign has concluded its fi... Read more

Chanel to ban use of exotic animal skin

Chanel has banned the use of exotic animal pelts in its collections. The brand removed Python s... Read more

Apparel and footwear brands fail to address issue of forced labor

A new report by KnowTheChain, a benchmark that measures companies' efforts to address forced la... Read more

UK probes retailing strategies of apparel brands/etailers

Sourcing practices of clothing retailers in the UK have come under scrutiny. Online clothing re... Read more

Bangladesh registers highest import growth for September 2018

As per latest figures by the Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), B... Read more

Accord to move to Amsterdam if forced to shut down Bangladesh operations

Accord-a group set up by European fashion brands to improve factory safety in Bangladesh plans ... Read more

PETA Fashion Awards celebrate outstanding brands and events for animals

The annual Fashion Awards by PETA celebrate brands and events that have made major statements f... Read more

No fire detection system at half of Accord factories

According to latest findings by Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), over half of the Accord-inspected... Read more

India: CRB’s conference focuses on sustainability in the apparel & text…

The issue of sustainability in the apparel and textiles sector took centre-stage at the recentl... Read more

Accord warns of dire consequences if forced to shut down in Bangladesh

Accord, set up to improve safety in Bangladesh's garment industry after the Rana Plaza disaster... Read more

Myanmar hosts workshop on fair practices in apparel segment

A workshop on how to effectively implement global framework agreements (GFAs) in the textile an... Read more