Archive: 2019


Danish textile firm opens workwear factory in Serbia

Danish workwear and uniforms producer Kentaur has opened a factory in Vranje, southern Serbia.

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UK faces legal action over Uzbek cotton imports

Legal action has been filed against the UK government by two human rights groups aiming to stop imports of cotton harvested with forced labour from...

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Fabric designed for new London underground line

UK-based transport textiles producer Camira Fabrics is to weave the moquette seat upholstery for the trains on the latest underground line in London.

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Premium concept for car interiors showcased

Autonomous vehicles, electric cars and car sharing will soon fully redefine the use of a vehicle: the car will become a multifunctional, mobile living and...

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Porsche and Boeing to partner on urban air mobility market

German vehicle maker Porsche and US airframe manufacturer Boeing have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly explore the premium urban air mobility market and...

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Latest trends on show at Busworld

At last month’s Busworld bus and coach exhibition held in Brussels, Belgium, Lantal Textiles showed its new Conceptual Forecast collection as well as extensions to...

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Onboard fire containment kit for mobile phones

Baker Aviation has introduced a new larger Hot-Stop ‘L’ Fire Containment Kit for mobile phones on board aircraft.

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Automotive issues to be addressed at UK nonwovens event

Several speakers will address issues concerning the automotive industry at the annual seminar of the UK’s Nonwovens Network, which will be held in Huddersfield, West...

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China boosts ties with Mekong countries at textile industry seminar

Around 30 government officials, textile industry insiders and researchers from Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos were in Shanghai, China, in October to attend a...

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Sexual harassment costs Cambodian clothing sector US$89m a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the Cambodian clothing industry of up to US$89m per year, reports the Khmer Times.

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Uniqlo and s.Oliver named in Indonesian ‘wage theft’ dispute

Clean Clothes Campaign, together with workers of the Jaba Garmindo clothing factory in Indonesia, has filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) against...

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Max Mara accused of ‘plagiarising’ traditional ethnic designs

A social enterprise group in Laos has claimed that luxury fashion label Max Mara “copied” unique designs from a remote ethnic group without any compensation...

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Singapore group to invest US$200m in fibre innovation and technology

Resource-based manufacturing group Royal Golden Eagle has announced plans to invest US$200m over the next 10 years into cellulosic textile fibre research and development.

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A&E opens new thread making facility in Vietnam

Sewing and embroidery thread manufacturer American & Efird has opened a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam to provide expanded services and regional support for apparel,...

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Investor consortium acquires Estonian home textile maker

Toom Tekstiil, the largest producer of home textile goods in Estonia and one of the largest in the Baltics, has been sold to Smart Production...

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Strategic agreement for polypropylene nonwovens in Russia

Spunbond and spunmelt nonwovens producer Netkanika has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with fellow Russian firm Sibur aimed at developing the export market for its...

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