Business in Asia: Textile, Garments, Footwear news

HK Fashion and lifestyle platform Azalvo and Jumpstart co-organize a free 12-week online accelerator course for Startups

Hong Kong’s fashion and lifestyle incubation platform Azalvo together with Jumpstart are co-organizing a free 12-week online accelerator course. This project is with a goal of helping teams to 20x their revenue, get commercial contracts and extend their network to Asia. In addition, their strong mentor and investor network is second to none. This is…

Marimekko Hong Kong release limited collection for Chinese New Year

Marimekko Hong Kong released on 18 January 2021 the fashion company’s new Chinese New Year Limited Series and giveaway games on their Instagram account, as follow: The next month is coming to the Lunar New Year, and I believe this year, everyone wants to send the old and welcome the new The Marimekko, which will…

EFTERTRÄDA – IKEA’s first fashion collection landed in Thailand

IKEA’s first fashion collection, EFTERTRÄDA has landed in Thailand and the country becomes the third country worldwide to welcome the collection. EFTERTRÄDA means ‘to succeed’ in Swedish and the collection consists of minimalistic hoodies, t-shirts, tumblers, tote bags, towels, and face masks. All products are labelled with the barcode print adopted from the ‘BILLY’ bookshelf,…

Finnwatch wants to ensure human rights for women textile workers in Asia

Women workers at clothing factories in Asia are particularly hard hit during the corona pandemic. Finnish Finnwatch is now looking for a corporate team both at home and at EU level to ensure that human rights are observed in the production chains of the clothing industry in Asia. The pandemic has had a negative effect…

EU gives 6.4 Billion MMK to support affected garment workers in Myanmar

COVID-19 has had devastating effect for tens of thousands of garment workers in Myanmar, mostly women. Sudden reductions in orders for garments and abrupt closure of many factories has left many out of work. Without money to pay rent or buy food, some are pushed into sex work. They risk physical and mental abuse, sexually…

Vietnamese industries affected as major orders from EU and US freeze

Vietnam’s textile, auto and timber industries are facing challenges with plummeting revenues threatening massive job cuts as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies. First of all, yhe number of textile orders in the next two months are set to fall 70 percent as major buyers in the EU and the US have stopped signing new contracts due…

Myanmar garments factories closed down after major orders from EU market canceled

More garment factories in Myanmar stopped operations as European Union countries, a major export market, cancelled orders last week amid the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU market accounts for 70 percent of the country’s garment export.The bad news of cancellations came shortly after the supply of raw materials from China started to flow…

Vietnam expects increase in export to Sweden

It is expected that Vietnam will have great potential in increasing the export of textiles, footwear, farm produce, food, handicrafts and chemicals to Sweden, when the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect, reports the Vietnamese daily Nhân Dhân. However, the Vietnamese Trade Office in Sweden said that while the Swedish population spend a…

Scandinavian ambassadors strutting their silk suits on Thai catwalk

The 9th celebration of Thai silk was concluded in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November 2019. As a cherry on top, those strutting their stuff on the catwalk of the Thai Silk Fashion Week’s last gala fashion show were not your typical fashion models. Taking over the catwalk were representatives from 71 of the 80 embassies…

H&M launched the latest collection in Bangkok

H&M launched the latest collection in Bangkok on 7th November 2019. H&M x Giambattista Valli is the latest in the fast fashion empire’s annual collections in cooperation with high-caliber designers. Starting in 2004 with Karl Lagerfeld, the tradition has fostered a diverse lineup, from Comme des Garçons to Balmain, and grown more popular by the…