Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) plans to set-up a textile design federation to help fashion entrepreneurs, its Secretary General Datuk Isham Ishak told the Fashion and Design Conference 2018 in Kuala Lumpur recently. The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) also approved 12 projects with an investment of RM 428.8 mn.

Malaysia’s textile and apparel exports were worth RM15.3 bn in 2017, according to a report. The MIDA projects, including those related to the production of primary textiles, garments and textile accessories, have generated 1,850 jobs. The conference was organised by MIDA in collaboration with Kuala Lumpur Fashion Week and the Malaysian Textile and Apparel Centre.