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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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PCA closes two Bangladesh Accord arbitration cases

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has closed two landmark cases against multinational fa... Read more

Worn Again comes up with breakthrough polymer recycling technology

Research institute Worn Again Technologies has successfully reached its investment target of &p... Read more

Human Rights Outlook 2018 warns of drastic job losses

Verisk Maplecroft’s Human Rights Outlook 2018 warns of drastic job losses in South East A... Read more

Bangladesh apparel factories get cleaner

Bangladesh is home to some of the world’s most environment-friendly apparel factories. Th... Read more

Cambodia draws EU ire for low human rights compliance

The EU is Cambodia's second biggest trading partner after the US. Cambodia's exports are domina... Read more

H&M Group praised by Greenpeace

Greenpeace has praised Inditex, Benetton and H&M for leading the industry towards a toxic-f... Read more

Chinese become conscious about apparel waste

Shoppers in China are encouraged to buy items that will contribute to sustainable lifestyles. W... Read more

TUV Rheinland opens testing lab in Gurgaon

Germany’s TUV Rheinland has opened a state-of-the-art testing facility in Haryana. The fa... Read more

Federer’s new sponsor Uniqlo pays him millions, refuses workers wages

Public Eye and Clean Clothes Campaign are criticising Uniqlo for failing to live up to its soci... Read more

Bangladesh garment workers meet to take place on July 8

Bangladesh readymade garment workers and labour leaders are optimistic about the new wage board... Read more

Yangon clothes factory closures with increasing functioning costs

Seduno (Myanmar) Fashion Co in Hlaing Tharyar Industrial Zone of Myanmar that recently announce... Read more

SAI fails to enforce procedures to protect workers in India

Although, US-based certifying agency Social Accountability International (SAI) is constantly up... Read more

Fashion for Good and PVH collaborate

Fashion for Good and PVH, one of the largest apparel companies that owns brands like Tommy Hilf... Read more

Surat mills continue to ignore safety provisions

Of the 145 textile units at Pandesara in Surat, none has adequate provisions for fire safety. N... Read more

WRC issues report on Shahi Exports’ unfair practices

US-based Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), an independent labour rights monitoring organization f... Read more