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A Thai minister urged politicians and government officials to avoid wearing suits and ties and opt for Thai-fabric clothes instead. The minister says Thai fabric is suited to the kingdom’s climate and would help the government save energy. The Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Varawut Silpa-archa, said at yesterday’s Cabinet meeting that he wants to introduce energy-saving measures to the Cabinet after attending the Sustainability Expo 2022 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok on Monday. Varawut believes officers should stop wearing suits and ties to help save energy and wear clothes made from Thai fabric. The […]

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It would be helpful if they specified what Thai fabric was.  Most of Thailand's fabrics are focused on synthetics, particularly petro chemical derived products such polyester, so Ii don't know how wearing more of it will reduce energy use. 

I find that Thai silk is heavy and lacks the breathability and softness of Chinese silk. Thai silk is good for bed spreads and table clothes and  heavier formal wear. It doesn't have the durability for everyday pants and office wear. Besides,  the  silk clothing isn't easily available to those who would be buying it and it's expensive. My  silk pajamas lasted 1 year before disintegrating.

.Do they mean cotton? If so, Thailand  imports most of its cotton from China.

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