Garments and textiles

Cotton and silk

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 ...

Labour minister praises robust garment sector growth

Cambodia’s minister of labour applauded the strong growth and employment levels for the garment and footwear sector on May 1, though industry representatives noted a slight slowdown due to increased competition from regional players. Speaking at an event commemorating International Labour Day on May 1, ...

Garment exports grow despite hurdles

The domestic garment industry has faced many challenges in exporting to key markets, such as the European Union and the United States, but it still has a chance of achieving its export target this year, according to experts. First quarter figures appear to support this expectation. ...

Ministry chided over factories

Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An has ordered the Industry Ministry to be stricter in its implementation and monitoring of industry and technical standards to ensure the safety of workers involved. Ms. Sam An, who is also Minister of the National Assembly-Senate Relations and Inspections ...

Leather and footwear exports could reach $26 billion by 2020

Việt Nam is targeting to earn between US$24 billion to $26 billion from leather and footwear exports by 2020 under a revised plan for leather and footwear industry development until 2025 with a vision to 2035. The Ministry of Industry and Trade held a seminar ...

Economy to face new challenges

Cambodia’s economic growth remained strong last year though the Kingdom must now address major systemic challenges to build on its ascension into lower-middle income status in order to maintain healthy levels of development, the Asian Development Bank said in its annual report on April 6. ...

Vietnamese workers warned of ‘robot threat’

Millions of textile & garment and footwear workers could be replaced with robots in the future. Robots are already being used at the 20-hectare Vinamilk actory in Binh Duong province. There are 19 robots and several workers. Everything runs on an automation process. Some robots carry ...

Inspect steamers, ministry tells factories

The Labor and Vocational Training Ministry has instructed all garment, textile and footwear factory owners to ensure all steam irons adhere to safety regulations to prevent explosions like the one last month that killed one garment worker. In an announcement by Labor Minister Ith Samheng dated ...

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