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Fast Retailing denies reports of Uniqlo exit from Russia

Fast Retailing has denied media speculation that its Uniqlo brand would be exiting Russia more than a year on from when it first suspended operations...

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Viscose fibre producer accused of deforestation links in Indonesia

Royal Golden Eagle, one of the world’s largest producers of viscose fibres, has been accused of “hidden links” to a huge new pulp mill under...

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Turkish textile producer to open factory near Plovdiv

Turkey’s Turkuaz Tekstil is to open a factory at the beginning of the summer in the Trakia Economic Zone, close to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where it...

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PTRI to establish more bamboo textile fibre innovation hubs

The Philippine Textile Research Institute will establish at least three more Bamboo Textile Fibre Innovation Hubs until 2024, adding to the current three hubs.

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Acrylic fibre from Thailand with 75% recycled content

A recycled acrylic fibre made by Thai Acrylic Fibre that contains 75% recycled content has been certified to the Global Recycled Standard and is said...

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Lack of capital forces Cambodian factory closure

After two years of supporting its workers through the pandemic, Australia-based denim fashion producer Outland Denim has closed one of its two Cambodian factories.

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Swedish firm to open medical mattress factory in Latvia

Swedish medical mattress producer Care of Sweden plans to start production at a new factory in Liepāja, Latvia, at the end of this year.

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Vietnam's textile and clothing sector cautious for 2023

Businesses in Vietnam’s textile and clothing sector are being cautious in their business plans for this year amid diminishing demand and rising inventory.

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New clothing facility inaugurated in Kyrgyzstan

A new clothing production facility has been opened at the Baika Textile factory in the Kara-Suu district of Kyrgyzstan’s Osh oblast, reports the US Embassy.

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Inclusion of traditional Albanian dress on UNESCO cultural heritage list

An item of traditional Albanian clothing has been included in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

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Toray promotes use of recycled polyester fibre at Penang State schools

In partnership with the Penang State Government’s Green Initiative, the Penang Green Council and other recycling and manufacturing establishments in Malaysia, Toray Group companies in...

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A&E to close sewing thread factory in Slovenia

US-based industrial and consumer sewing thread maker American & Efird plans to close the factory of its Slovenian subsidiary A&E Europe in Maribor by this...

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European Wool Day held in Serbia

The third European Wool Day, established by the European Wool Exchange Foundation, took place in April in Zlatibor, Serbia.

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German brand gives €100,000 to workers of bankrupt factory

German clothing group sOliver has given €100,000 (US$110,000) to 2,000 former workers of the Jaba Garmindo garment factory in Indonesia, who are reported to be...

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Israeli sock maker to move production from Bulgaria to Turkey

Delta Textile – Bulgaria, the largest producer of socks in the country, is to close its production facility in Ruse, and move it to its...

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EU urged to stop funding Made in Myanmar project

The Myanmar Labour Alliance, a coalition of trade union federations and labour organisations, is urging the EU Commission and the European Parliament to stop funding...

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