A Textile Mill Home to Women Labour Heroes

Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill, the mother factory of the textile industry in the DPRK, is widely known for many women Labour Heroes.

It produced its first Labour Hero during the hard-fought Fatherland Liberation War (1950-1953).

Ko Yong Suk, weaver at that time, carried out her production goal ahead of schedule by introducing a method of pattern-8 touring course, and was honoured with the title of a Labour Hero at the age of 24.

Her example inspired all her colleagues to effect innovations.

During the postwar rehabilitation, spinner Kim Pong Rye carried out her three-year quotas under the national economic plan in seven months and trained over 450 skilled weavers, and thus was honoured to be the second Labour Hero at the factory in August Juche 43 (1954).

In the period of the great Chollima upsurge, Ri Hwa Sun introduced a method of U-shape touring course and maximized cloth production while tending 72 looms alone.

She had the honour of the first Chollima rider at the factory and was awarded the title of Labour Hero by weaving a million metres of cloth in a year and training many weavers into multi-loom operators and labour innovators.

During the period of the grand socialist construction, Jon Ok Hwa and other weavers tended 80 looms each to the admiration of others, thus becoming Labour Heroes.

Their spirit of performing feats is still being carried forward at the factory in the new century.

Weaver Mun Kang Sun overfulfilled her plan under the national economic plan every year by vigorously waging the multi-loom tending movement from Juche 91 (2002) and thus became the 17th Labour Hero of the factory in Juche 101 (2012).

She is now working as the head of towel workshop.

Originally Published on naenara.com.kp