Category: Emerging Markets

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Philippine Textile Council calls for more support for weavers

To survive and grow in the new normal following the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, the Philippine weaving industry needs support not only from consumers but also...

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Home of Wool reports record sales during pandemic

Six years ago, in search of natural materials for her home, Rositsa Petrova created a company for wool mattresses and pillows: Home of Wool.

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Armenian ban on textile imports from Turkey extended

The government of Armenia plans to extend the ban on the imports of Turkish textiles for six months.

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Thai lingerie factory closure leaves 1,300 jobless

A Thai factory making lingerie for Victoria’s Secret, Triumph and other global brands has closed without notice and locked out 1,388 workers, using the coronavirus...

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Thread maker partners with sustainable start-up in Cambodia

Industrial thread supplier Coats is partnering with Annabelle Hope, a start-up sustainable clothing manufacturer based in Cambodia.

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Serbian textile firm in talks to become Philipp Plein supplier

A Serbian firm is negotiating to become a supplier to Philipp Plein International Group, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.

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Belarusian carpet maker nearly doubles net profit in 2020

Vitebsk Carpets earned BYR4. 2m (US$1. 6m) in net profit in 2020, nearly twice that of the previous year, reports the BelTA news agency.

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Boom in Russian sales of nonwovens

Russia is experiencing a nonwovens boom in both the industrial and consumer segments. Last year, sales of nonwovens amounted to 6,452m m2, 34.

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Indonesia to introduce import duties on ready-made clothing

The Indonesian government is to introduce a safeguard tax on ready-made clothing imported from China, Vietnam, Singapore and Bangladesh.

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ACT brands condemn Myanmar military coup

Global retail brands sourcing ready-made garments from Myanmar have released a joint statement with IndustriAll Global Union, condemning the recent military coup and affirming their...

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Clothing workers in Laos to receive emergency support

Up to 17,000 clothing workers in Laos affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic are to receive two months’ emergency income support worth LAK900,000 (US$96).

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ITC improves competitiveness of Tajikistan's textile and clothing sector

As part of the International Trade Centre’s intensive training courses on improving sewing performance for professionals from clothing companies and universities in Tajikistan, a five-day...

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Kazakh bed linen producers to increase output and exports

Leading Kazakh bed linen manufacturers plan to increase their production and exports this year. In 2020, the production of bed linen amounted to 7.

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Auchan launches used clothing business in Romania

A year after testing the concept in France, Auchan will start selling used clothing along with its new collections in its Romanian stores.

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Military coup clouds future of Myanmar clothing sector

The military coup in Myanmar is poised to deliver a major blow to the country’s US$6bn clothing and footwear industry, threatening hundreds of thousands of...

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H&M faces criminal investigation over Russian customs duties

Russian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) for allegedly avoiding RUB3. 1bn (US$41m) of customs duties.

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