While North Korea held the ‘2023 Spring Women’s Clothing Exhibition’ from April 24 to May 4, it was belatedly known that the Cabinet’s Ministry of Light Industry offered a prize money prior to the exhibition, which became a hot topic.
According to Daily NK Pyongyang city sources on the 11th, the Ministry of Light Industry of the Cabinet previously delivered the idea that ‘new changes must be brought about in women’s attire in line with the developing cultural trend’ to all factories in the light industry sector in connection with the holding of the exhibition. It was announced that prize money would be awarded to units that performed well according to sales performance.
The source said, “Before holding this exhibition, the Ministry of Light Industry will first design traditional Korean national costumes in a modern way to present a variety of cultural costumes that are not too flashy, good to look at, and comfortable to wear. requested,” he said.
It is also said that the Ministry of Light Industry also ordered the creation of clothes that make women stand out while maintaining socialist cultural aesthetics in Western clothing, ordering the use of processing technology to the fullest so that residents do not pay attention to foreign-made clothes.
Through this exhibition, he emphasized that we should show that we can produce luxurious clothes by letting people know that our clothes are of better quality and look better than clothes from other countries.
At the same time, it is said that the Ministry of Light Industry announced that it would award 25% of the sales as prize money to those who achieved excellent performance by summarizing the total sales of each participating unit to determine which clothes sold well and how well they sold during this exhibition.
Sources say that this is based on the purpose of leading the socialist style of clothing culture by encouraging enthusiasm and competition among factories in the light industry sector with this exhibition as an opportunity.
The source said, “A clothes exhibition was held in the past, but there was no mention of the prize money, but this year, the light industry sector was very surprised by the news of the unexpected prize money.” We increased production and produced more than we did,” he said.
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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