The Prime Minister of Belarus has instructed the light industry enterprises in the country, which includes garment and textile manufacturers, to actively work towards expanding the range of garments available for students and produce more clothing from natural fibres.
According to a statement issued by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said he wishes there were more items in garments for students which were made from natural fibres or at the very least be made of tissues with high content of natural fibres.
The Prime Minister was speaking after visiting an exhibition of school supplies for the new school year, organized by the Government of Republic of Belarus.
The exhibition had textile manufacturers displaying a range of clothes, shoes and backpacks for school children.
According to the statement, Sergei Maskevich, Minister of Education of Belarus, said the council approved around 270 samples of clothing for girls and 250 sample of clothing for boys from the exhibition.
More than 80 samples of knitwear and 85 samples of knapsacks and backpacks were selected as well as 50 samples of sportswear for boys and girls were also approved, he added.