Three international organisations will invest over $750,000 in Myanmar’s textile industry over the next two years. These include: Myanmar Artisans, a social enterprise, Turquoise Mountain, a non-government international organisation and DaNa Facility, which is under the UK Department for International Development.
The Myanmar Artisans Project will initially be carried out in Kachin, Chin and Shan states and later expanded to the other states and regions. The aim of the project is to improve and preserve the local textile market and improve the global market share of Myanmar-made products. The project will include training and better market connections for local weavers so they are able to reach value-added markets and increase their family incomes.
Turquoise Mountain has worked in Myanmar from the end of 2014 with an aim to preserve Yangon’s landmark urban heritages and re-create the traditional craft industry. It expects to make a huge socioeconomic impact in Myanmar by supporting vocational schools and preserving historic heritage.