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Gloomy forecast for Bulgarian textile and clothing companies

2019 was a difficult year for Bulgarian textile and clothing manufacturers. The total revenue of the 15 largest companies in the sector grew by just 1.8% and barely exceeded BGN1bn (US$605m).

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Polish apparel maker joins ZDHC global initiative

LPP, the owner of the Reserved, Mohito, House, Sinsay and Cropp apparel brands, has become the first Polish company to join an international initiative aimed at global reduction of the negative environmental impact of the clothing industry.

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UMATEX to expand production of technical textiles

UMATEX, a subsidiary of the Rosatom state nuclear energy corporation, is to increase its output of carbon fibre technical textiles by expanding production and acquiring local rivals.

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Georgian textile producer plans expansion

Adjara Textile, one of Georgia’s largest textile producers, plans to increase production by building a new factory this year.

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Uzbek government to continue support despite protests by antitrust regulator

The Uzbek Antimonopoly Committee, the country’s antitrust regulator, has opposed the latest plans of the government to provide additional support to textile and cotton manufacturers this year owing to non-compliance of the proposed measures with Uzbek antimonopoly legislation.

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Increase in first-half textile production for Kazakhstan

The volume of textile production in Kazakhstan in the first half of 2020 grew by 8% year on year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development. Growth was recorded in most sectors, including finished textiles, outerwear, hats and hosiery.

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Russian expansion for knitted synthetic fabrics

Fabreex aims to become the largest producer of synthetic knitted fabrics in Russia within the next few years through the launch of a new production unit on a full-cycle basis. The company has already approved investments worth RUB700m (US$10m).

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Fashion brands from Moldova and Belarus ready for EU expansion

Fashion brands from Eastern Europe are still under-represented in the European fashion market. This could soon change, as 34 fashion labels from Moldova and Belarus are now eager to make an entrance.

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Belarusian linen mill invests in clothing factory modernisation

Orsha Linen Mill has invested more than BYR3m (US$1.2m) in the modernisation of its clothing factory.

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Recovery plan for breakaway state’s textile industry

The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (Transnistria), the breakaway state located between the river Dniester and the Ukrainian border that is internationally recognised as part of Moldova, has announced plans for the recovery of the textile industry, which is the state’s third largest industrial sector in terms of annual output in value terms after electricity and ferrous metallurgy.

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