Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / High wages may prove to be nemesis for apparel exports
High wages may prove to be nemesis for apparel exports
19
Jan '10
Ever since the recovery in the global economy began to unfold, the Vietnamese textile and apparel sector has been afflicted by a severe labour shortage as well as high labour costs, which is affecting production and also causing delays in shipping goods on time.

The Vietnamese textile and clothing industry is considered one of the most under-paid industry from amongst all industrial sectors, due to which workers are reluctant to work in the industry and prefer to work in more remunerative industries.

Apart from that during the initial days of the slowdown, a lot of skilled workers were retrenched, who either went back to their home-towns or re-located to other professions, in order to sustain their livelihood.

Since the second-half of 2009 and ever since the order position began to improve, the apparel manufacturing sector has been feeling a serious shortage of skilled workers as they were unwilling to join back the apparel sector, despite promises of higher wages.

But with wages now increasing, doubts are being raised whether the textile and apparel sector would be able to maintain its competitiveness in the face of challenges from low-cost countries like Bangladesh and Cambodia.

Experts from the industry aver that, since Vietnamese clothing manufacturers are more so in to producing high-value products, it would not be difficult to absorb the higher wages that are given to workers.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Turkish-Algerian JV to set up textile unit in Relizane

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2018

Turkish-Algerian JV to set up textile unit in Relizane

Construction of one of Africa's largest textile production...

Courtesy: Indorama Ventures

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2018

IVL, Huvis to enter JV for Low Melting Fibre plant in US

Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, and...

Future Group to set up garment manufacturing in Bengal

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2018

Future Group to set up garment manufacturing in Bengal

Kishore Biyani-led Future Group is going to set up a garment...

Interviews View All

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.8%
No
13.5%
Skip
17.7%

Total Votes: 96

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.5%
No
29.2%
Skip
7.3%

Total Votes: 96

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.5%
No
9.4%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 96

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.3%
No
8.3%
Skip
9.4%

Total Votes: 96


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search