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Polish researchers develop textile mobile device charger

Researchers from Poland’s Lodz University of Technology have developed a textile charger that allows the charging of mobile phones, tablets and other portable electronic devices using the power generated by their users’ physical activity.

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Spinners are choosing hemp again

Lithuanian hemp fibre supplier Naturalus Pluostas (Natural Fiber) exhibited at Yarn Expo Autumn for the first time in September, and experienced huge interest in its hemp fibres.

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Eastnine considers sale of Russian clothing retailer

Swedish financial group Eastnine is considering selling its 36% stake in Russian clothing retailer Melon Fashion Group (MFG).

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Increase in Central Asian silk production this year

The Uzbek government is to provide additional support for domestic silk producers, aiming to increase output, mostly for export.

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Kazakh cotton spinning mill to double capacity

The Kazakh government plans to double capacity of the flagship Turkestan cotton spinning mill, which is jointly operated by the Investment Fund of Kazakhstan and Alliance Textile – Association of Light Industry Enterprises of Uzbekistan.

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Siberian hosiery manufacturer to resume production

Cheboksary Hosiery and Knitwear Factory was due to resume production activities in November after a long pause owing to financial problems. As part of these plans, the company aims to create more than 300 new jobs.

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New Armenian sewing factory for global clothing brands

A new sewing factory that will produce clothing for global fashion brands has been commissioned in the Armenian capital Erevan: Sartex will specialise in the production of jackets and knitted apparel.

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Programme launched to revive Romanian textile, clothing, leather and footwear industry

Romania is among six EU countries where the European Commission is launching the Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills project to boost the textile, clothing, leather and footwear sectors in the EU.

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Bulgarian sock producer launches energy efficiency project

Ruse-based sock producer Delta Textile Bulgaria is to build a photovoltaic power plant for its own needs with the help of CEZ ESCO, part of the Czech energy group operating through CEZ Bulgaria.

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