January 29, 2023

Russia interested in importing North Korean clothes: Embassy in Pyongyang

Embassy praises ongoing women’s clothing expo in DPRK capital but adds cooperation must comply with UN sanctions

Russia hopes to eventually see clothing and shoes labeled “Made in North Korea” on store shelves, the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang has said, after Moscow’s ambassador visited an ongoing women’s clothing expo in the North Korean capital.

The embassy’s expression of interest in importing DPRK-made apparel came in a Facebook post uploaded last week, which states North Korea’s Women’s Clothes Exhibition-2022 “made a very positive impression” on the embassy and left Russian diplomats “convinced” of the “high production potential” of making “high-quality modern clothes that satisfy the most demanding tastes.”