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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Garment Workers
Nepal Handicrafts from Nepal add colour to monsoon The Hindu . (8 August 2015)

The Self-Employed Women's Association organised a handicraft exhibition in New Delhi with products made by earthquake-affected women of Nepal. The calamity hit women said the earthquake left them with fearful hearts and broken confidence. SEWA, they say, helped them regain lost confidence and boosted their enthusiasm to work again. 

India 100 textile mills closed in first weekend shutdown The Times of India . (19 July 2015)
By Allirajan, M..

Nearly 100 textile spinning mills, which produce blended yarn including polyester cotton by using synthetic material, stopped work across the state on Saturday.

Bangladesh Garment workers paid in full before Eid, BGMEA claims The Daily Star . (17 July 2015)

Garment owners yesterday completed the payments of salaries and bonuses to workers ahead of Eid.

By Shuang, S' Phan.

About 700 migrant workers from the Garman (aka A1) garment factory in Mae Sot, Thailand staged a protest over seven demands.

By Pyae Sone, Khin.

More than 160 business owners in Myanmar and nearly 20 labor groups have submitted letters to the government, objecting to its proposal to increase the daily minimum wage by about 50 U.S. cents in the developing country which is transitioning to democracy.

Garment workers typically spend about one-third of their salaries on child care, according to a survey done by UCLA students in a class on applied research methods offered at the UCLA Labor Center.

Vietnam Vietnam Becomes World's Fourth Largest Textile Exporter The Establishment Post . (17 July 2015)

According to the Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex), Vietnam has become the world's fourth largest textile exporter.

Nigeria Presidency sets up body for textile industry's revival The Guardian . (16 July 2015)
By Falaju, Joke.

The Presidency has directed immediate inauguration of a special committee that would address the challenges facing the nation's ailing textile industry.

India Textile workers' plea Web India 123 . (15 July 2015)

The Tamil Nadu Textile workers Union has urged the territorial administration to obtain funds from the national textile commission to modernize the textile mills in Puducherry and provide employment.

United States Los Angeles' Garment Industry Frets Over Pay Hike The Wall Street Journal . (15 July 2015)
By and Alejandro Lazo, Eric Morath.

Manufacturers and designers now fear "Made in L.A." is under threat from a new law set to boost the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020.