Archive: 2019


Financing helps Georgian sock manufacturer boost quality

Financing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the EU has helped a Georgian sock manufacturer to boost quality.

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Decline continues for Romanian textile and clothing industry

In the 1990s, a time of great uncertainty after the so-called “revolution” of 1989, there was more optimism in the air in Bucharest than today.

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Bulgarian second-hand clothing wholesaler plans capital increase

Bulgarian second-hand clothing wholesaler Humanita is planning to increase its capital by BGN1. 486m (US$830,000) to BGN3. 44m (US$1.

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Calzedonia to launch new production line in Bosnia

Calzedonia plans to launch a new production line at its existing facility in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 60 km west of Banja Luka, scrapping initial...

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Toray Industries to acquire Sweden-based airbag cushion maker

Toray Industries has concluded an agreement to purchase Alva Sweden, a manufacturer of cushions for automotive airbag systems in Europe since 1997, and its two...

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Freudenberg makes offer for Low & Bonar

Freudenberg has made an offer to acquire 100% of the shares in Low & Bonar, a UK-based manufacturer of technical textiles.

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Hyundai develops new front centre airbag

Hyundai Motor Group has developed a new centre side airbag that works to separate the space between driver and passenger.

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Yanfeng further develops smart interiors

German development teams of Shanghai, China-headquartered automotive interiors giant Yanfeng have partnered with sensor supplier IEE, based in Luxembourg, on Active Space – an integrated...

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Consortium to develop new lightweight aircraft seat structures

Williams Advanced Engineering, JPA Design, British Airways and SWS Certification Services have formed a consortium, supported by Airbus and funding from the Aerospace Technology Institute,...

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New polyimide fibre launched

Evonik has developed a new generation of polyimide fibres.

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Minimum wage for Cambodian textile workers raised by 4.4%

Cambodian unions, employers and the government have agreed to increase the minimum monthly wage of textile and footwear factory workers by US$8 next year, a...

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Joint venture begins production of nanofibres in Indonesia

Singaporean oil-based products manufacturer United Global has formed a joint venture with Japanese nanofibre specialist M-TechX to operate a nanofibre manufacturing plant in Indonesia.

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Esprit cuts Myanmar ties amidst military violations

Clothing brand Esprit says it will no longer source from an apparel factory located in an industrial park linked to Myanmar’s military in a recent...

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Philippine conference to look into business side of fashion

The PHx Fashion Conference, a designer-led fashion initiative, aims to provide a holistic, inspirational and informative experience for Filipino fashion practitioners and ultimately, to expand...

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Thai clothing factories ordered to compensate workers after illegal wages exposed

Two clothing factories in Thailand that supply to global brands such as coffeehouse chain Starbucks and sportswear maker Bauer Hockey were raided by police last...

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Vietnamese clothing exports rise in August

Vietnam’s textile and apparel exports during August grew 2. 2% to US$3. 37bn year on year, according to new data from customs officials.

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