Weaver Heroines

There are weavers among many DPRK Heroes.

Ko Yong Suk is the first weaver Heroine in the country.

During the hard-fought Fatherland Liberation War, she took charge of much more looms to weave more cloth and thus rendered great services to increasing war supplies.

In February Juche 42 (1953), she, at the age of 24, was honoured with the title of the first weaver Heroine in the country.

Later, she took the lead in the multi-loom tending campaign, and devised various methods of circulating looms and trained hundreds of skilled weavers.

Following Ko Yong Suk, weavers and spinners of the then Pyongyang Textile Mill launched the multi-loom, multi-spindle tending campaign to fulfil the yearly national economic plan ahead of schedule every year and, in this course, ten or more became Heroines, including Kim Pong Rye, Ri Hwa Sun and Sung Chang Suk.

Many Heroines were also produced at other textile mills across the country amid the dynamic campaign for increased production.

Weaver Mun Kang Sun of the Pyongyang Kim Jong Suk Textile Mill is the first Labour Heroine in the textile industry sector in the new century.

She carried out her yearly national economic plan ahead of others every year and operated tens of looms, producing nearly 2 000 metres of cloth per day.

She was honoured with the title of Labour Hero in January 2012.

A large number of women in the textile industry sector have grown up into winners of Order of Kim Il Sung, Labour Heroines, deputies to the Supreme People’s Assembly and national meritorious persons of socialist patriotism, proving themselves worthy of life in the work for the prosperity of the country.

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