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A total of 60 residents of Temanggung Regency received training in the development of fashion products derived from natural textile dyes. The training for community economic development in Temanggung Regency was opened by Deputy Regent of Temanggung Heri Ibnu Wibowo at UMK Shibiru, Ngadirejo, Temanggung, Wednesday (22/6/2022). Activities organized by the STAPA Center in collaboration with Sampoerna for Indonesia and UMK Shibiru include training in sewing, dyeing fabrics and threads and shibori. This training is part of the "Economic Urban Vulnerabilty Empowernment" program.

PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) conducted joint research with the Indonesian Export Financing Agency (LPEI)/Indonesia Eximbank regarding the impact of electricity consumption on export value and mapping of sectoral priority areas. This joint study is a follow-up to the signing of the cooperation that has been carried out by both parties on August 25, 2021. The purpose of this joint research is to map and calculate the electrical capacity needs of areas that produce export-oriented products, especially products from value-added sectors such as food & beverage, wood & furniture, pulp & paper, textiles & textile products, automotive, mechanical equipment. & electricity and footwear.

The Cigondewah textile center, otherwise known as the Cigondewah Textile Area (KTC) was inaugurated as one of the Bandung City Tourism Creative Villages, along with four other creative tourism villages located in Braga, Cigadung, Binong Jati and Cinambo. Bandung Mayor Yana Mulyana, who attended and inaugurated KTC directly as a Tourism Creative Village, said that the declaration of KTC as a tourism creative village is expected to be a driving force for community empowerment and independence in developing the potential of textile resources in the region. He also said he would include KTC in Bandung City shopping tour packages.

The clothing industry is the second largest contributor to waste in the world. Millions of trees are cut every year to produce textiles and tens of tons of textiles end up as waste that accumulates in landfills. Of the many used clothes that become waste, only a quarter of them are recycled and donated. The pattern that is allowed to continue has contributed to carbon emissions in large quantities for this earth. Social company Setali is giving a new breath to used clothing at the “Old Goods Revival” exhibition which takes place at ASHTA District 8 which runs until June 26, 2022.

 

The potential risk of a recession in the United States (US) which increases is considered to be hampering the performance of exports and investment in the country. Permata Bank Chief Economist Josua Pardede said that the potential for a US recession was open, in line with the Fed's aggressive monetary tightening policy in order to contain inflation. Even at the last FOMC meeting, the Fed predicted that US economic growth would be slower than previously estimated, while inflation is expected to rise higher. Josua said that high inflation followed by a slowdown in economic growth has the potential to push the US into a state of stagflation, which then has an impact on the purchasing power of the people in that country.