Myanmar adds new factory per week as textile sector booms

The international textile sector has discovered Myanmar. Low wages, plentiful labour and an image problem in neighbouring Bangladesh after the 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse have all boosted the emerging country’s chances. Yangon- Green collars piled to one side, white polo shirts to the other – the young woman handles them with practised ease, creating […]

In Myanmar, old gets new again

“Put thanakhar on both cheeks and wear your hair in a bun,” Myanmarese singer Thar Thar advised in a recent hit tune. “You look beautiful in your traditional Myanmar blouse.” It’s not just the song that was a hit – the traditional blouse he mentions is enjoying resurgence in popularity among young ladies, along with […]