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German menswear maker closes Romanian factory

German menswear manufacturer Dr Bock Industries, which produces clothing for brands such as Hugo Boss and Gant, is closing its production facility in Romania owing to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Armenian garment factory workers test positive for coronavirus

A total of 115 employees of the Gloria Sewing Factory in Vanadzor, Armenia, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in early June and work at the company was suspended for 14 days, reports Radio Azatutun.

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Romanian projects finalists in sustainable fashion contest

Two projects from Romania have been named among 30 semi-finalists selected for the European Commission’s 2020 “Reimagine Fashion” European Social Innovation Competition, which is focused on the use of new sustainable materials, processes and solutions.

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Serbian workwear maker equips doctors in battle against coronavirus

As many countries across Europe have found themselves in short supply of medical scrubs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Trendtex, a Serbian-based manufacturer of workwear, is scaling up and re-focusing its production.

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Kazakh carpet maker to produce sewing thread and polypropylene yarn

Kazakh carpet producer Nazar Textile has announced plans to become one of the country’s largest producers of sewing thread and polypropylene yarn with a new production unit in the Ontustik special economic zone, with the output mostly for its own needs.

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Steep decline forecast in Kyrgyz textile production

The volume of textile production in Kyrgyzstan could decline by 90% this year, according to the Eurasian Economic Commission. This is mainly due to a drop in domestic demand and interruptions in supplies of raw materials from China.

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Half of all clothing stores in Moscow may never reopen

Up to 50% of existing textile and clothing stores may never reopen in the Russian capital after the lifting of quarantine measures at the end of May, according to leading retailers and analysts.

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Clothing workers forced to work in high-risk environments

An investigation from Clean Clothes Campaign and Germany-based Bread for the World has revealed that around 120,000 labourers across Europe are being forced to work in high-risk environments in spite of workplace closures owing to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Major Belarusian order for glass fibre finishing lines

A Belarusian company has ordered several glass fibre finishing lines from German textile machine builder Brückner for thermal finishing and desizing. Delivery of the new equipment is planned for the end of the year.

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Bulgarian home textiles producer optimistic

Bulgarian home textiles producer PNG 1962 reported a 10% growth in sales last year compared with 2018. It is expected that sales in 2020 will increase further, with the growth mainly in foreign markets; currently about 70% of production is for export.

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