Archive: April 2020


Sage to acquire Adient’s automotive fabrics business

Automotive seating supplier Adient is to sell its automotive fabrics manufacturing business, including its lamination business, to Sage Automotive Interiors, a subsidiary of Asahi Kasei,...

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Aircraft Interiors Expo postponed, new dates to be announced

Reed Exhibitions has announced that Aircraft Interiors Expo, World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo and the Passenger Experience Conference, which were planned to take...

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Tesca acquires Willy Schmitz

Automotive fabrics and seating components manufacturer Tesca has acquired Willy Schmitz, a supplier of automotive fabrics for an undisclosed sum.

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New Audi A3 offered with sustainable interior concept

Audi is now offering seat upholstery made from recycled materials for the new A3.

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Sustainable non-leather options for luxury brands

Discussing designing for a responsible future at a conference held in Birmingham, UK, in February, Amy Frascella, design director, colour and materials, Land Rover Design,...

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Stronger carbon fibre produced three times faster

4M Carbon Fiber has produced a carbon fibre that is said to be 15% stronger than existing fibres, while tripling production output using atmospheric plasma...

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South East Asian clothing workers hit hard by coronavirus

The global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is slowing down the economy and eliminating thousands of jobs in the global supply chain in South East Asia,...

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Cambodian clothing sector still attracting investors

The Council for the Development of Cambodia approved three projects in the clothing sector worth a combined US$7m in March and which are expected to...

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Campaigners call on Uniqlo to resolve ‘wage theft’ case in Indonesia

Campaigners from the Clean Clothes Campaign and Labour Behind the Label marked International Women’s Day 2020 by holding a demonstration on 7 March outside Uniqlo’s...

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Myanmar clothing factory closes owing to raw material shortage

A clothing factory in the Ayeyarwady region of Myanmar has closed owing to a shortfall of raw materials from China, leaving more than 1,000 employees...

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Singapore training centre to create e-course for Tajik professionals

Eighteen fashion and sewing experts from educational institutions and clothing companies in Tajikistan have completed an intensive training course on modern design technologies and innovative...

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Thai textile firms ordered to increase face mask output

Thailand’s government has ordered textile firms to produce 30m pieces of washable fabric face masks to give away in Bangkok metropolitan areas to combat chronic...

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Polish clothing retailer invests in automation and logistics

Poland’s largest clothing retailer plans to invest in logistics and automation and may increase prices in a bid to improve margins and combat higher labour...

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Baltic states textile producers to expand production

Textile producers in the Baltic states plan to increase output this year to avoid shortages caused by the disruption of supplies from China owing to...

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New workwear and sportswear facility in Russia

Arkada Industrial Association, based in Ishimbay, Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia, plans to produce workwear and sportswear at a new facility in the Alga special economic...

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Bulgarian companies switch to sewing protective clothing

Several garment companies in Bulgaria are now producing protective clothing to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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