Garments and textiles
Cotton and silk
Cambodia, Japan eye silk manufacturing partnership
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) and the Japan-Cambodia Association and Japanese investors in Cambodia are considering possibility in silk manufacturing partnership. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Collections of Khmer silk weaving to be on display at MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum
The MGC Museum of Asian Traditional Textiles is set to exhibit eleven Cambodian silk products, including four silk towels, five silk sampots, and two silk ceilings donated by the Khmer Traditional Textile Institute, in mid-February 2023, the APSARA National Authority. ...
Khmer Times Staff
MGC Museum’s staff trained in silk weaving at IKTT Centre in Angkor
A key partnership was established between UNESCO and the APSARA National Authority in August 2022 for the implementation of the project “Promoting sustainable tourism and private sector engagement for inclusive community development in response to the COVID-19 crisis”, with the financial support of the German ...
Khmer Times Staff
2 MoUs to make India silk products get wider market access in Cambodia
Indian silk items will now have a wider market in Cambodia as the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia and the Cambodian Women’s Entrepreneurs Association recently signed two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with a delegation of the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) during the ...
Khmer Times Staff
Silk initiative reels in extra income for students
Representatives from six universities in Cambodia and the Ministry of Education, together with a member of the World Bank discussed ways to help students to make some money related to the agriculture sector, processing and related work. ...
Chinese firm plans to invest in cotton if second test a success
Chinese company Jiangsu Lianfa Textile Co Ltd plans to invest in cotton in Pursat province to process fabrics and supply the Kingdom’s garment factories, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. ...
Khmer Silk Centre opens at RUPP
The Khmer Silk Centre at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) was inaugurated on Wednesday, with the aim of boosting research in the Kingdom’s silk industry. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport Hang Chuon Naron hoped that the centre ...
Silk centre calls on private sector to take sericulture to the next level
Following a very successful year for the Kingdom’s sericulture sector in which its foundations have been cemented, the silk centre at the Royal University of Phnom Penh is ready for expansion. ...
Local cotton farming abandoned
Despite huge amounts of potential and a well-rooted past, the Kingdom’s cotton cultivation industry seems to be hanging by a thread. Though the country relies heavily on cotton fabric in its massive garment sector, insiders say Cambodian farmers have mostly abandoned the crop. ...
Cambodia, China team up to boost local silk sector
With the aim of boosting the local sericulture sector, the Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) and the South China Agricultural University (SCAU) will soon begin a collaboration to conduct research in the industry and train farmers. ...
Locally bred silkworms put to use in Kampong Speu
With help from the Kingdom’s Silk Research Centre, the sleepy sector is showing new signs of life with the first crop of worms from the institute’s breeding centre being put to use. Aoral Silk Community was the first farm in Kampong Speu province to sucessfully ...
Oung Dane and Hong Tholly Sonit
Plans set for Silk Research Centre at RUPP
Cambodian silk producers will be soon able to get quality silkworms from a breeding centre at the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), thanks to a specialised team that is seeking to increase professionalism in the Kingdom’s silk industry. ...
Ministries team up to boost silk industry
Two government agencies got together to sign an agreement to boost and develop the silk sector in Cambodia. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed this month by the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training (MLVT) seeks to boost local raw ...
Japan pledges to boost silk industry
A Japanese beauty company is to invest in Cambodian silk production to supply the local market and export to Asia and the United States. Il Brille, which runs two beauty salons and a shop in Phnom Penh, uses silk in cosmetic treatments and products for customers. ...
Silk weavers find it tough
Today, mulberry trees are a rarity in Cambodia – most of them having been destroyed during the Khmer Rouge era – and silk weavers in Phnom Penh’s main silk producing area in Koh Dach, an island on the Mekong river, have no choice but to ...
Traditional silk industry struggles to keep its shine
To get high quality silk scarves or silk products ready to sell in shops or markets takes at least two or three days of hard work by weavers, most of whom work in small villag ...
Workers blockade highway in protest of pay and conditions
Thousands of workers from the Grand Twins International garment factory—one of two companies listed on the Cambodia Stock Exchange (CSX)—blocked a major highway leading out of Phnom Penh on Friday morning to protest for better working conditions and higher wages. ...
Ouch Sony and Holly Robertson
National Silk Board delayed as ministries fail to coordinate
Formation of the National Silk Board (NSB) has been delayed due to a lag in coordinating ministries to create the industry body, according to the spokesman of Ministry of Commerce. The former minister of commerce, Cham Prasidh, said in June last year that he was aiming ...
Another three textile union reps arrested
Police arrested another three union representatives on Friday for allegedly inciting garment workers to strike and protest in front of their factory over the past few weeks, this time in Kandal province. It follows the arrest last week of six representatives of another union ahead of ...
Law Aimed at Protecting Local Products Approved
The Council of Ministers has approved a draft law aimed at protecting the patent rights of traditional Cambodian products, which if violated could be met with a fine of up to $5,000 and a five-year jail term. The law on geographical indication (G.I.), a status given ...
Hul Reaksmey and George Styllis