Category: Emerging Markets


Polish invention nominated for cellulose fibre award

A Polish invention has been nominated for the Cellulose Fibre Innovation Award, which will be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres to...

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Bulgarian hubs for collecting used textiles

A Varna, Bulgaria-based company is implementing a project to collect used textiles in preparation for reuse and recycling.

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Vietnamese knitting factory gains green building certification

Hong Kong-based Crystal International Group, one of Asia’s largest knitwear manufacturers, has received an international green building certification system award for one of its knitting facilities...

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Studies identify niche products for Philippine exporters to EFTA

The Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO) has launched its studies on Philippine products with big market potential in European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries –...

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Bestseller to limit Covid-19 spread in Myanmar's clothing sector

Denmark-based fashion clothing company Bestseller is working in collaboration with German development agency GIZ to develop a communications campaign for Myanmar’s clothing sector that will...

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STeP certification for Klopman’s Jakarta plant

Klopman Argo International has obtained the highest level (Level 3) of STeP certification by Oeko-Tex.

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Russia reduces imports of textiles and clothing

Russian imports of Chinese and Turkish textiles and clothing decreased in the second half of 2020 owing to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and decline of...

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Indonesian viscose producer publishes sustainability progress report

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), which claims to be Asia’s first fully integrated viscose fibre producer that sources its raw materials from a renewable industrial plantation,...

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Bronka Group to invest in Russian spinning plant

Russian financial and investment holding Bronka Group is considering investing RUB1. 5bn (US$18.

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Kazakh textile factory on verge of bankruptcy

The Atyrau Textile Factory, one of the largest and oldest textile enterprises in Kazakhstan, could be closed owing to financial problems and a lack of orders....

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Estonian clothing maker to stop production of menswear

Listed Estonian clothing manufacturer and retailer Baltika Group has announced that it will cease production of men’s garments, because men are no longer buying clothing,...

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ASEAN workers cut back on food as pandemic hits wages

Workers in many ASEAN countries sewing clothing for major fashion brands are “going hungry” and taking out loans to feed their families owing to pay...

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New RCEP trade deal will enhance China’s influence in the region

Fifteen countries have formed what is now the world’s largest trading bloc, covering nearly a third of the global economy.

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Green industrial zone for Svay Rieng town

Chinese-owned industrial park developer and operator QiLu has signed a strategic partnership with the Environmental Protection Industry Associations of Cambodia to build a 450-hectare special...

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Bulgarian home textiles maker starts production of ‘dry-dyed’ fabrics

Bulgarian home textiles producer Aglika is saving around 8,000 litres of water for every 300 bath towels produced with an innovative dyeing method that does...

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Lithuanian textile producer implements antimicrobial technology

With a rapid increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in Lithuania and the world as a whole, SBA Group subsidiary Utenos Trikotazas has joined with Swiss...

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