According to the Vietnam Garment and Textile Group (Vinatex), local material suppliers have so far satisfied 50 percent of apparel producers’ needs, including 2 percent of cotton orders, one eighth of garment needs and 140,000 tonnes of fibre a year.

Local supplies, however, serve mainly the manufacturing of average-grade products and working clothes while high-grade products are still using imported materials.

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Specifically, seven factories are producing vest-made garments while six others are engaged in kaki and high-end jean materials. Fasteners and other auxiliaries are now locally made.

Vinatex Vice Director Hoang Ve Dung unveiled that industry businesses have worked together to form a full material supply chain.

Accordingly, Vinatex-Hong Linh, Phu Bai 2 and Dong Van fibre plants have been put into operation, churning out an additional 1,270 tonnes of fibres coded Ne30.

It is expected that the local apparel turnover will see a rise of 10-15 percent. Vinatex alone is estimated to contribute around 22 trillion VND to the total, or 30 percent.

Source: VNA