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Indonesian textile and clothing production grows 19% in first quarter

The growth of Indonesia’s textile and apparel industry was the highest ever recorded at 19% year on year in the first quarter of 2019. This compared with an increase in the same quarter of last year of 7.5%.

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Buyers concerned over Cambodian labour rights situation

A group of international fashion businesses, including Nike, Adidas and Levi Strauss, have expressed concern over the labour and human rights situation in Cambodia.

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Indonesia aims to be leading Muslim fashion supplier by 2020

According to the State of Global Islamic Economy Report 2018/2019, the global fashion consumption among Muslims is valued at US$270bn and is projected to continue to increase at a growth rate of 5%. By 2023, consumption will be worth US$361bn.

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Launch of Malaysian online academy to assist fashion brands

Omnilytics, a fashion analytics and insights company, has launched its Fashion Academy, supported by Asian fashion brands Zalora, Nichii, Marshmallowscarf and FashionValet.

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Philippine study of jute’s potential as packaging material

The Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority and the Bureau of Agricultural Research are studying jute as a raw material for natural packaging.

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Italian textile machinery trade mission to Thailand

A group of Italian textile machinery manufacturers led an institutional and trade mission to Thailand in April, organised by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Industry Manufacturers.

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MXP invests in new clothing factory in Vietnam

Vietnamese apparel manufacturer and exporter Manufacturing Sportswear (MXP), has begun construction of its seventh factory (MXP7) in Thai Binh province.

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Chinese company to set up spinning plant in Central Java

Shenzhen Stock Exchange-listed Jiangsu Lianfa Textile is to set up a spinning factory in Central Java next year with an investment of IDR5-6trn (US$350-422m), according to Ade Sudrajat, chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association (API), reports the South China Morning Post.

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Tchibo calls on more brands to join forces for living wages

Nanda Bergstein, director for corporate responsibility at German clothing chain Tchibo, has urged other apparel brands to help Cambodia and other countries achieve a living wage for garment workers and commit to the Action, Collaboration and Transformation (ACT) foundation, which aims for a sustainable industry based on living wages.

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Viscose fibre producer opens new plant in Indonesia

Viscose fibre producer Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) opened a new plant in Pangkalan Kerinci, Riau, Indonesia, earlier this year.

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