Garments and textiles

EU provides €5 million emergency cash for Myanmar garment workers

The European Union (EU) said it will provide €5 million (K7.9 billion) in cash to support garment workers in Myanmar who have been affected by COVID-19. The Myan Ku (Quick Assistance) emergency cash fund will go directly to cut, make, pack (CMP) workers who have lost ...

As COVID-19 hits global economy, Cambodian workers face layoffs

Cambodian garment workers have had their jobs suspended by the thousands as global markets clench and governments enact drastic measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Now, as the US and European economies grind to a halt, local industry insiders warned on ...


Cambodia clampdown threatens Chinese interests

[] US President Donald Trump’s government, after all, had pledged to deeply cut development aid to several developing countries, including Cambodia, even before recent political tensions mounted.But the US and EU remain Cambodia’s largest trading partners and possible economic sanctions on the Southeast Asian nation, which ...

David Hutt

Fibre, yarn exports surge over last 7 months

Over 341,000 tonnes of fibre and yarn were shipped abroad for $933.4 million in the first half of this year alone, up 18.5 per cent in volume and 29.47 per cent in value, according to the General Department of Customs. Keep reading ...

Local textile, garment firms yet to reap FTA benefits

Domestic garment and textile firms have, for the most part, missed out on the much-touted benefits of free trade agreements (FTAs) that Việt Nam has signed, experts said at seminar yesterday.Keep reading ...

VN, India seek closer textile industry ties

India, which supplies about 1 per cent of all textile machinery to the Vietnamese textile and garment industry, wants to increase that ratio in the coming years, a business meeting heard in HCM City yesterday.Keep reading ...

Replace workers with machines: experts

The Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) and the Việt Nam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) on Thurday held a conference to promote smart manufacturing for Viet Nam’s textile industry.Keep reading ...

350 garment workers go on strike

Over 350 garment workers from the Join-Profit garment factory Industrial Zone (3) of Hlaing Tharyar, launched a strike on May 17, asking for labour rights as factory officials had committed violations, say strike workers. “We were not allowed to take any leave although it has been prescribed ...

Amazon provides ideal channel for Vietnam’s apparel sale in EU

Textile and garment businesses of Vietnam hold considerable opportunities to sell their products to the European Union via the world’s leading online shopping channel Amazon, foreign experts said at a seminar in Hanoi on May 10. At the event, held by the Vietnam Textile and Apparel ...

Local silk industry seeks Chinese support

More than 20 local silk companies and producers are seeking the support of Chinese silk experts, in the form of joint ventures, to help them raise silkworms and cultivate mulberry trees. The companies made this call at a business matching event with representatives from the ...

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