Miti plans to set up textile design federation

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) plans to set up a federation related to the textile design industry in order to help fashion entrepreneurs build their future.

Its secretary-general Datuk Isham Ishak said the government and private sector could cooperate to create a bright future for the textile design industry.

“Hence it’s not only you designing the fashion for people, but we also want to help them to design the future,” he said in his keynote address at the Fashion and Design Conference 2018 today.

Malaysia’s textile and apparel exports amounted to RM15.3 billion in 2017.

Meanwhile, the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (Mida) has approved 12 projects with total investments of RM428.8 million.

The projects, which include the production of primary textiles, ready-to-wear garments and textile accessories, have generated 1,850 job opportunities including skilled positions.

The Fashion and Design Conference 2018 was organised by MIDA in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week and the Malaysian Textile and Apparel Centre, among others. – Bernama

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