Viet Tien Garment Joint Stock Corporation has freshly put into use a fashion design centre covering 18,000 sq. m in Ho Chi Minh City as part of efforts to make a growth rate of 15 percent in 2013.

In 2012, the corporation marked an export turnover of 445 million USD with major markets including Japan (accounting for 29 percent), the US (24 percent) and the EU (23 percent).

These markets are also key export markets of Vietnam ’s textile and garment industry in 2013.

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association forecast a slight increase in global demand for textiles and garments in the year, including a 3 percent increase in the US, 18 percent in Japan and 5 percent in other markets.-VNA