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. ...

Sok Chan

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. ...

Thou Vireak

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 ...

Voun Dara

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. ...

Sok Chan

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. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

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. ...

Sok Chan

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. ...

Hor Kimsay

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 ...

Sok Chan

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. ...

Sok Chan

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 ...

Chea Vannak

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 ...

Sok Chan

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 ...

Chan Muyhong

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

National silk board planned

A national silk board (NSB) under the Ministry of Commerce is being planned to weave tighter regulations into the Kingdom’s silk industry, the lack of which has deterred investors and hurt its export potential, according to industry representatives. Minister of Commerce Cham Prasidh said last week ...

Limited yarn supply troubles Cambodian silk industry

The silk industry of Cambodia is in rapid decline due to limited domestic supply of silk yarn and high cost of imported raw materials. According to the latest data released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)-Cambodia, the Southeast Asian nation imports 395 tonnes of raw ...

More regional flights to be available in Cambodia

Regional flights to Cambodia will rise next year with the news that Philippines Airlines is eyeing flights to the Kingdom and Singapore’s SilkAir announced it would increase the frequency of flights to Siem Reap. The regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, announced on Tuesday an increase ...

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