Designed for the economy of women, the Kim Jong Suk textile factory lies at the heart of a textile industry driven microdistrict. Incentivising women labour participation is even more crucial here as textile production is one form of the light industry which runs on women labour - a 1980 data shows that women made up 70% of the light industry.

To avail women for work, "housekeeping is transformed into a social industry, [and] the care and education of children becomes a public affair" 5. Hence one finds a particularly well-connected network of public amenities here, including grocery stores, laundromats, and childcare centres. The close proximity of these public amenities extends their work from the factory floor, facilitating their movement between the binary ideals of socionationalist and domestic femininity6.


金正淑平壤纺织工厂是为女性经济而设计的。 它位于纺织工业微型区的中心。 纺织生产是依靠妇女劳动的轻工业形式,鼓励妇女参与劳动因此更为重要。 1980的数据显示妇女占轻工业的70%。 为了让女性工作,"家政转变为社会产业 —— 儿童的照顾和教育成为公共事务"5。 因此这里有良好的公共设施,包括杂货店、自助洗衣店和托儿中心,方便她们的工作。