Philippines to steer apparel sector away from fast fashion


The Philippines government’s plan to revive the clothing industry will take producers away from fast fashion, where the country’s costs are uncompetitive, and into higher value-added activities and niches that involve more upcycling.

Corazon Halili-Dichosa, Board of Investments executive director of industry development services, said the agency plans to “support not only the indigenous textile and garment production, but also producers involved in [the practice] of upcycling".

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