Category: Emerging Markets

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Russian nonwovens producer to expand range

Hexa-Nonwovens, one of Russia’s largest producers of spunbond nonwovens, is planning to increase output and expand its range of products.

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Wool yarns hand-dyed in Bulgaria

The Five Yarns brand was created by Daria Gutnik in 2016 to sell hand-dyed knitting yarns in various combinations, with an online store on the...

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Malaysian clothing makers report losses as Covid-19 shuts operations

The Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles and Apparel said the industry had incurred an estimated MYR163m (US$39m) loss a day in 2020 as operations were...

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Fashion brands fail to address pandemic-era wage ‘theft’ in Cambodia

Cambodian clothing workers producing goods for international fashion and sportswear brands, such as Adidas, VF, Target, Nike and Gap, were deprived of an estimated US$109m...

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Teijin establishes carbon fibre product operations in Vietnam

Teijin Carbon Vietnam (TCV) has started operating commercially to manufacture carbon fibre products, including prepreg, a fibre sheet pre-impregnated with matrix resin as an intermediate...

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Ukrainian entrepreneurs raise US$2m for start-up selling digital clothing

Ukrainian entrepreneurs Daria Shapovalova and Natalia Modenova have raised US$2m from US investors to finance a fashion-tech start-up.

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Armenian textile producer to modernise

Alex Textile, one of the largest textile producers in Armenia, will undertake a major modernisation and re-equipment programme this year, including the purchase of new...

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Belarusian textile group prepared for effects of EU sanctions

Bellegprom, Belarus’ flagship textile and light industry producer, has formulated a new strategy for development and an action plan as a response to sanctions imposed...

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Unpaid wages at Victoria’s Secret supplier in Thailand

Around 300 clothing workers producing for lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret protested against unpaid wages and severance pay in front of Brilliant Alliance Thai Global at...

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ILO reveals coup impact on Myanmar's clothing sector

A quarter of a million clothing workers in Myanmar have lost their jobs following the military coup in February, according to a new study by...

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Chinese investor to build garment packaging materials factory in Indonesia

A Chinese company that produces packaging materials for apparel products, Baoshen Science & Applied Technologies, is reported to be expanding its business by building its...

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Launch of smart sailing apparel made in Hungary

The 878 brand has entered the international market for smart sailing apparel for both leisure sailors and professional athletes with products that are designed, developed...

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Lao Vice President calls for compliance with Covid-19 rules

Lao Vice President Pany Yathotou has stressed the need for the country’s clothing factories to comply with measures introduced to prevent the spread of coronavirus...

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Philippine clothing exporters concerned over logistics problems

Philippine clothing exporters have joined calls for the government to step in and address the deteriorating shipping and logistics situation in the country.

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Eco-friendly technology generates energy from textile waste in Lithuania

A research team from Kaunas University of Technology and the Lithuanian Energy Institute has developed a new technique to transform lint microfibres found in clothes...

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Automation boosts sewing operations in North Macedonia

Svegea has supplied three of its latest high-speed collarette band cutting machines for the production of tubular apparel components to Triteks Trejd in North Macedonia.

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