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Tersky to establish cotton production in Stavropol

One of the largest cotton production units in Russia will soon be launched in the Stavropol region with an investment estimated at RUB12.2bn (US$193m).

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Levi’s facility in Poland recognised for SBTi commitment

A Levi Strauss manufacturing facility in Plock, Poland, has been recognised for its ongoing efforts to meet a number of targets approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) by 2025, after receiving an award from the Polish National Energy Conservation Agency.

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Azerbaijan yarn production increases

In the first six months of 2019, the total value of footwear, clothing, yarn and leather goods produced in Azerbaijan amounted to AZM233.3m (US$137.5m), 18.8% more than in the previous year, reports the State Statistical Committee.

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Bulgarian second-hand clothing chain to open five new stores this year

Mania is expanding its chain of second-hand stores with at least five new retail outlets in 2019, mainly in eastern Bulgaria, according to Tzvetelina Tomova, operations and retail chain manager. The first of these is expected to be opened in Varna year.

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Russia is main customer for Uzbek textiles

Russia is the main consumer of textile products from Uzbekistan, according to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee. In January-May 2019, more than 38% of Uzbekistan’s textile exports worth US$250.2m were shipped to Russia.

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Nonwovens production to start in Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan plans to establish production of nonwoven materials this year, based on both spunlace and spunbond technology.

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Moldovan government to support textile producers

Textile production in Moldova in the first quarter of 2019 fell by 12.2% year-on-year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. A decline was also observed for clothing, with production falling 9.9% during the period.

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BTK to expand in Siberia

Russian textile producer BTK Holding is to invest up to RUB3bn (US$46m) in the expansion of its Melanzist Altai plant in the Siberia region of Russia.

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Development of textile industry essential for Bulgaria's GDP

The development of the textile industry is essential for Bulgaria’s gross domestic product, according to Miglena Hristova, a member of the board of the Bulgarian Association for Textiles, Clothing and Leather.

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Bangladeshi investment blocked in Serbia

The Serbian bank account of Pretty Sweaters has been blocked. The Bangladesh-owned textile company opened a production unit last year in Sombor, Serbia, the company’s first investment in Europe set up with the support of the Ministry of Economy and local government.

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