This is the first time Aung Win has returned to a former textile factory since U.S. sanctions forced it to close down a decade ago.
The vice chairman of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturer's Association says the factory used to produce polo shirts and other knit clothing for American retail giants such as Kmart and Walmart.
But, when U.S. orders stopped, he says more than half of Burma's 300 textile factories closed down and thousands of jobs were lost.
"The quantity that we are receiving for these last few years the order quantity is small and the style is so many. So, everyone is waiting for the U.S. order because the quantity is big," Aung Win said. "So, the factory can make more money.
Most of the remaining manufacturers switched to supplying Korean and Japanese markets.
That has kept the industry afloat, but many acknowledge Asian suppliers have looser factory labor standards that may not meet U.S. requirements.
1. textile n. 纺织品，织物
All the textile prices have been marked down.
His business is facing difficulties, but it is staying afloat.