PLEASE NOTE: This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you do not change your browser settings you are agreeing to their use.

Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Ecotexile News
Social Media
Home Twitter Facebook Linked In RSS Feed
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015

Pakistan textile industry “no longer sustainable”

Written by Brett Mathews

LAHORE - Reports from Pakistan suggest significant numbers of textile mills in key manufacturing hubs such as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan and Karachi are closing down voluntarily because they are unable to compete with low cost rivals in the likes of Bangladesh and Vietnam – threatening millions of jobs in the process. Textile exports from Pakistan totalled US $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, however, monthly figures show that exports have been on the slide for the past twelve months, with the Pakistan Textile Mills Association suggesting that the high cost of doing business means that, for many mills, remaining operational is no longer sustainable. Nike, Levi Strauss, Gap, Target and Walmart are among international buyers from Pakistan.


THE ECOTEXTILE NEWS BACK ISSUE ARCHIVE

Job of the Week

Brand and Retail Sustainability Advisor
DyStar, Frankfurt, Germany

DyStar is seeking an effective communicator with experience of HSE issues in the textile dyeing and finishing sector. The position involves liaising with leading brands & retailers and representing DyStar's expertise externally to stakeholders such as the ZDHC, SAC and end-users.

Need to advertise a job? Email: info@mclglobal.net to promote your listing through Careers in Textiles.

Reference Tools