Textile Briefs International

1.  According to the report released by Oxfam, women in Bangladesh and Vietnam making clothes for the US$ 23 billion Australian fashion industry are going hungry because of wages as low as 51 cents an hour.

2.  Almost 85% of Bangladesh exports to the Netherlands are apparel products. According to recent data, total apparel export from Bangladesh to the Netherlands was US$ 986.93 million in 2018. The Netherlands has been supporting Bangladesh through providing financial and technical aid to water resources and coastal management projects in Bangladesh.

3.  Bangladesh’s exports earnings from the apparel sector will increase by US$ 200 million additionally in the next two years if the international trade conflicts escalate, said Asian Development Bank (ADB).

4.  Jiangyin BaoRui Textile, one of China's biggest textile companies, signed a deal that will see the Chinese giant start producing fabrics and finished clothes in the country through a local partner, Apparel Manufacturing Group (AMG). The signing ceremony was held in China.

5.  Knitting is a major segment in the textile value chain, constituting 27% of the total fabric produced in India. Of the knitted fabric produced, 15% is exported. Some of the major knitwear clusters in India are Tripura, Ludhiana, Kanpur, and Kolkata said the Textiles Minister.

6.  P Nataraj, Chairman, the Southern India Mills ‘Association, thanked the government for extending 2% interest subsidy for modernizing spinning machines that are over 15 years old.

7.  The government of Indonesia has made it easier for customers to distinguish between authentic batik and cheap knockoffs from abroad, by using just their smartphones. The Ministry of Industry introduced Batik Analyzer, a smartphone application, during this year's Nusantara Batik Exhibition in Jakarta.

8.  Japan recently announced it will fund $446,428 to improve the competitiveness of the garment and textile value chain in Palestine to promote employment, especially in the northern governorates of the West Bank.

9.  The Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) is targeting 100,000 cotton farmers this year, Hajiya A’isha Abubakar, Nigeria’s Minister of State for Industry, Trade, and Investment, conveyed to a stakeholders’ forum in Zaria in Kaduna state on good cottonseed production.

10.  Philippine exporters are pushing for a law on tropical fabrics that have not been implemented for more than a decade now, saying it could help revive the country’s textile industry.

11.  Turkey is the seventh biggest cotton producer in the world. It has the biggest machinery park in the world. The biggest factory manufacturing quilt covers are in Turkey. The country is one of the top three towel suppliers in the world.


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