Category: Emerging Markets

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Global fashion brands failing to protect Myanmar clothing workers

New data from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) shows that workers in Myanmar are facing increasing infringements of their rights, while fashion...

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Bulgarian former footballer opens first store in Plovdiv

Bulgarian former footballer Hristo Stoichkov has opened a store with his fashion brand H8S in Mall Plovdiv at an event attended by celebrities from the...

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Brands’ clothing waste fuelling Cambodia’s brick factories

The clothing waste of at least 19 global fashion brands, including Adidas, C&A, Disney, Gap, Lululemon, Primark, Reebok and Walmart, is contributing to human rights...

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No textile industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina in five years?

Bosnia and Herzegovina could be without a textile industry in five years, according to some industry experts.

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National Geographic Apparel launches Southeast Asia’s first store

National Geographic Apparel has opened a store in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, marking the brand’s first location in Southeast Asia (reports Inside Retail).

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Russian clothing retailer to accelerate expansion

Russian men’s clothing retailer Henderson has raised almost RUB4bn (US$43m) during its initial public offering, which will primarily be used for opening new sales points.

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Help for Ukrainian textile producer to grow in the midst of war

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the EU, the US and Switzerland have helped a Ukrainian traditional textile producer to grow in the middle...

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Vietnamese textile and clothing exports likely to drop by 5–6%

Vietnam’s textile and clothing exports are expected to fall by 5–6% to US$41bn this year on continued weak global demand, the head of the country’s...

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Lithuanian knitwear producer reduces losses by 20%

In the first nine months of 2023, Lithuanian knitwear manufacturer Utenos Trikotažas, part of the SBA Group, reported revenues of €17. 2m (US$18.

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Sustainable fibres featured at ASEAN techno-fashion event

Eco-friendly solutions for the textile industry, such as piña, abaca, banana, silk and bamboo fibres, were featured at the ASEAN Techno-Fashion Exposition in October, hosted...

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Simplicity, sustainability in collaborative fashion collection at JFW

Viscose fibre producer Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) continued to support sustainable fashion in a collaborative collection with Indonesian designers, shown during October’s Jakarta Fashion Week...

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Polish company secures Five Nights at Freddy’s licensing deal

Polish company Halantex has signed a deal for horror game franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s, which will see it launch new licensed home textiles and...

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NTX to launch sustainable printing facility at US university

Singapore-based waterless printing and dyeing technology firm NTX is to open its first US facility near the University of Oregon’s recently announced Northeast Portland campus,...

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Former Croatian garment workers submit complaint to OECD

More than two years after the announcement that state-owned Croatian garment factory Orljava was closing, the Croatian trade union Novi Sindikat and partner organisation Clean...

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Kyrgyzstan experiences losses due to decline of Russian orders

The textile industry of Kyrgyzstan is experiencing problems owing to a decline of orders from Russia, which traditionally generated most of the profits for textile...

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Bosnian apparel manufacturer stops production

Bosnian apparel manufacturer Globus-Konfekcija of Kiseljak recently stopped production with 70 workers dismissed.

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