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Cambodia drafts five-year development strategy for apparel industry

Cambodia has drafted a five-year development strategy for its clothing, footwear and travel bag sectors to promote their competiveness and added value.

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Jakarta Fashion Hub aims to accelerate growth

Viscose producer Asia Pacific Rayon has initiated the establishment of the Jakarta Fashion Hub (JFH), which officially opened in August.

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Malaysian healthcare products firm to install meltblown line

UPA Healthcare Products, a subsidiary of Malaysia’s UPA Corporation, is to begin the manufacture of meltblown fabric as it looks to help address the shortage of three-ply masks and surgical face masks across the country.

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Myanmar worker support fund pays out MMK4bn

Myanmar’s clothing workers who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have now received more than MMK4bn (US$2.9bn) in payments through the EU-funded Myan Ku (Quick Assistance) Fund.

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30% of Philippine workforce could be furloughed until 2021

Up to 30% of clothing workers in the Philippines could be placed on furlough until the end of the year as the country’s apparel manufacturing industry struggles to pick up.

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Vietnamese producers confident they can cope with a second COVID-19 wave

Many Vietnamese textile and footwear enterprises are confident they can alter their plans as required and find new markets to cope with any second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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Philippine fashion professionals urged to join national alliance

The Fashion & Design Council of the Philippines is calling on fashion professionals to join the recently established national alliance – the Philippine Fashion Coalition.

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Cambodia's clothing sector seeks urgent help to stay afloat

Cambodia’s clothing sector had issued a renewed plea for help amid new statistics revealing that more than 150,000 workers have lost their jobs owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Tax break announced for Indonesian PPE manufacturers

The Indonesian government is helping manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and household antiseptic products as the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) has increased in the country.

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Myanmar clothing sector struggling as orders slump

Myanmar’s cut, make and pack clothing factories are struggling due to the lack of orders from its major market, the EU.

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