Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile sector looks up to Govt for support
Textile sector looks up to Govt for support
13
Apr '10
The Malaysian textile industry is in a tight spot and falling behind the other textile manufacturing countries in the region such as Cambodia, India, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The required support from the Government and financial sector would prove to be helpful for the industry to maintain its competitiveness and remain relevant, was the opinion of an expert.

The expert said that the government of Malaysia should take steps, to sustain textile industry, similar to those of other countries. For instance, there is bill in the US, which makes it compulsory to use only locally-manufactured fabrics for producing staff uniforms of health, military and postal departments.

Same could be done in Malaysia, by including a few more departments such as police, immigration and customs. Also, the uniforms for school children and participants of the National Service Program should be manufactured from locally-made fabrics, stated the expert.

Approval for such a bill from the Parliament would not only benefit the textile industry but also the small and medium-scale enterprises, especially in support and service sectors.

Despite of the international recognition as a supplier of reliable and quality products, it would be difficult for the Malaysian textile industry to survive, considering that, other countries are growing fast.

The textile industry in the country, which is labour-intensive is dependent on foreign workers as local workers are not interested in joining the sector.

During the past 10 years, textiles and apparel exports from the country have showed a upward trend, though it witnessed a plunge to RM8.93 billion last year from RM10.49 billion in the year 2008, on account of the global economic meltdown.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

India mulls new schemes for jobs, textile clusters

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Apr 2018

India mulls new schemes for jobs, textile clusters

India is mulling over alternative schemes for jobs and manufacturing...

Kraig gets approval for Vietnamese subsidiary firm

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2018

Kraig gets approval for Vietnamese subsidiary firm

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., the leading developer of spider...

Courtesy: ITMA Asia

Textiles | On 25th Apr 2018

ITMA Asia + CITME 2018 attract global textile companies

The sixth edition of ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018 has received strong...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Abhishek Samdaria
Reflete

GST will certainly reduce a lot of paperwork in future

Anupam Arya

<div>Jaipur-based Fabriclore Retailing Pvt. Ltd. is attempting to revive...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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

Leave your Comments


April 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
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

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
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

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
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

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
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


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