Category: Emerging Markets

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Lenzing to transition Indonesian site to green energy

The Lenzing Group, a producer of wood-based speciality fibres, is expanding its global clean electricity portfolio and transitioning its production site in Purwakarta, Indonesia, to...

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From ties to a full range of men’s fashion in Bulgaria

In 1991, Silvia and Svilen Kanevski decided to start making ties.

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Estonian clothing company licenses Ivo Nikkolo brand for €8m

Estonian clothing company Baltika has sold its women’s clothing brand Ivo Nikkolo on license, for €8m (US$8m) on a 10-year term, according to local media...

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Clothing workers in Eastern Europe often earn less than in Far East

According to recent figures by the Clean Clothes Campaign, clothing workers are on average poorer when they earn the applicable minimum wage.

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Swiss group to open factory in Romania

One of the largest premium brands in Switzerland, Calida Holding, which focuses on underwear and furniture, has opened a factory in Sibiu region, central Romania,...

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Clothing waste burned in brick kilns in Cambodia

An investigation by Unearthed, part of Greenpeace, has revealed that mixed garment off-cuts from factories are being burned across Cambodia to fuel brick kilns.

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Joint research centre launched to tackle textile waste in Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), a global resources-based manufacturing group, have launched the RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre to...

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Winners announced in Thai sustainable fashion design competition

Global chemicals company Indorama Ventures has named the winners of a competition it has run for young designers in Thailand.

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Japanese fast-fashion chain to build third factory in Myanmar

Japanese apparel retailer Honeys has started construction of its third factory in Myanmar, marking a rare foreign investment in the country since the military coup.

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Polish clothing retailer launches logistics business

Polish apparel company LPP has launched a new business to manage the retailer’s logistics network.

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Vietnamese knitwear producer boosted by Coats platform

Vietnamese sportswear and knitwear producer Thanh Cong Textile Garment Investment Trading has welcomed improvements to its operational efficiencies and subsequent cost savings following its implementation...

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H&M to sell Russian assets to ‘friendly’ country

Global fashion retailer H&M is reportedly looking into selling its Russian business after it announced it was “winding down” its operations in the country.

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C&A to leave Serbia after major fraud detected

Clothing retailer C&A Serbia has filed for insolvency after is became “the target of organised customs fraud committed by unknown perpetrators”.

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Philippine government urged to plug ‘missing links’ in apparel making

The Philippine government should plug the “missing links” in the domestic clothing manufacturing industry, one of the country’s top export earners, by supporting and developing...

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Vietnamese textile and clothing exports on target

Vietnam’s textile and clothing industry is still on target to achieve its export target of US$42–43bn in 2022, despite the industry facing many difficulties in...

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US retailers still selling products made of banned Turkmen cotton

Recent media reports suggest that leading US retailers continue to sell products made with cotton from Turkmenistan, despite a long-standing US Customs and Border Protection...

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