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South East Asian clothing workers hit hard by coronavirus

The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is slowing down the economy and eliminating thousands of jobs in the global supply chain in South East Asia, according to IndustriAll Global Union.

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Cambodian clothing sector still attracting investors

The Council for the Development of Cambodia approved three projects in the clothing sector worth a combined US$7m in March and which are expected to create around 1,820 jobs.

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Campaigners call on Uniqlo to resolve ‘wage theft’ case in Indonesia

Campaigners from the Clean Clothes Campaign and Labour Behind the Label marked International Women’s Day 2020 by holding a demonstration on 7 March outside Uniqlo’s flagship London, UK, store in solidarity with 2,000 workers from the former Jaba Garmindo clothing factory in Indonesia.

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Myanmar clothing factory closes owing to raw material shortage

A clothing factory in the Ayeyarwady region of Myanmar has closed owing to a shortfall of raw materials from China, leaving more than 1,000 employees out of work.

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Singapore training centre to create e-course for Tajik professionals

Eighteen fashion and sewing experts from educational institutions and clothing companies in Tajikistan have completed an intensive training course on modern design technologies and innovative trends in fashion, reports the International Trade Center.

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Thai textile firms ordered to increase face mask output

Thailand’s government has ordered textile firms to produce 30m pieces of washable fabric face masks to give away in Bangkok metropolitan areas to combat chronic shortages owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Cambodia stripped of some EU trade preferences

The EU will partially suspend Cambodia’s trade preferences because of systematic violations of human rights.

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Asia Pacific Rayon opens US$1.1bn viscose factory in Indonesia

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has inaugurated the country’s largest integrated viscose production facility.

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Myanmar clothing factories on brink of closure as coronavirus hampers raw material supply

Myanmar could be facing clothing factory shutdowns as the coronavirus epidemic hampers its raw materials supply, according to the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association.

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Philippine lawmaker urges agencies to collaborate to boost textile industry

A Philippine lawmaker has urged government agencies to work together to strengthen the country’s textile industry.

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