Category: Emerging Markets

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From engineering in Switzerland to merino wool in Bulgaria

Mariana Barakchieva, who graduated in journalism and software engineering, lived for some years in Switzerland where she had a decent job, but decided to return...

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Cambodian clothing exports decline amid global slowdown

Cambodia’s textile, clothing and footwear exports saw a sharp decline in the first nine months of the year, a trend attributed largely to falling global...

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Philippine traders brace for Israel conflict fallout

Two major local business groups said they expected trading between the Philippines and Israel to be affected by the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip...

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Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger exit Russian market

Major foreign clothing manufacturers have continued to reduce their presence in Russia; for example, US-based PVH, which owns the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands,...

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Vietnam now leading customer for Australian cotton exports

Raw Australian cotton was exported to 16 markets in 2023 with Vietnam, a country targeted by Australian cotton merchants under the federal government’s Agricultural Trade...

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Indonesian government to tighten imports to protect domestic products

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, said the government will implement various regulations to tighten the flow of imported goods into the country.

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Cultural capital development model for Thai textiles

With support from Chulalongkorn University's Second Century Fund, C2F, a team of researchers, lecturers and alumni headed by Professor Patcha U-Tiswannakulhave have helped pioneer a...

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EBRD faces complaint over Uzbek cotton producer

A formal complaint has been lodged against the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development over loans to one of Uzbekistan’s largest cotton producers, which has...

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Bulgarian womenswear brand on way to global fashion scene

Moré Noir, a high-end women’s beach and leisurewear brand from Bulgaria, releases two small collections a year, in January and June.

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Serbian collaboration for robotic storage of goods

Fashion Company of Belgrade and transport and logistics solutions provider Milsped have been operating for more than 30 years, and the continuous growth and development...

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Philippines promotes bamboo’s potential in the textile industry

To promote bamboo as an emerging environmental resource in creating more sustainable and innovative textiles, the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Textile Research...

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Cambodian clothing workers languishing beneath the poverty line

The wages of Cambodian garment workers have been declining, leaving them languishing well beneath the poverty line, according to new research from global women’s rights...

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Bosnian textile producer Alma Ras closes plant

Bosnian textile company Alma Ras closed its plant in Bosanski Petrovac at the end of August, with the loss of 52 jobs.

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LPP’s Reserved opens Milan flagship store

LPP is continuing the rollout of its Reserved chain in two key European markets and, following news of new UK stores, it recently opened in...

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Sustainable fishing net recycling initiative in Southeast Asia

SK Ecoplant is teaming up with NETSPA, a start-up that specialises in recycling waste fishing nets, for a project in Southeast Asia (reports Korea Bizwire).

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Russian apparel retailer plans further expansion

Gloria Jeans, one of Russia’s leading apparel retailers, is accelerating expansion in both domestic and foreign markets with the planned opening of new stores and...

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