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Uniqlo acquires stake in Vietnamese women’s fashion firm

Japan’s Uniqlo has acquired a 35% stake in Hanoi, Vietnam-based women’s fashion products maker Elise, which has more than 100 stores across the country. The value of the share acquisition has not been disclosed.

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Sixty nine clothing factories open in Cambodia in first nine months

Cambodia’s clothing industry saw 69 new factories open in the first nine months of this year, with 32 others closing during the period, according to a Ministry of Industry and Handicraft report.

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Uniqlo refuses to contribute to fund to assist Indonesian workers

After pressure from international campaigners, Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo agreed to meet with representatives of former workers of the Jaba Garmindo factory, which went bankrupt in 2015.

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Fabric-based RFID passes magnetic resonance safety testing

MDT Innovations has revealed that its Mi-Linotag 330 UHF RFID linen tags have been successfully tested at a renowned magnetic resonance imaging testing facility.

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Chinese firm to establish textile mill in Cagayan

A Chinese company is setting up its textile business in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZF) as the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) continues efforts to lure investors from China.

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Fire at Thai polyester plant shuts production line

A fire at Indorama Polyester Industries on the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand, on 5 November has led to the suspension of operations of a polyester fibre production line.

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Wool spinning mill under construction in Vietnam

A new wool spinning mill is to open in Vietnam in the middle of next year. The plant is a joint venture between Germany’s Südwolle Group and Lien Phuong Textile & Garment, a wool yarn producer based in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ha Tinh to get US$15m clothing plant

The Ha Tinh People’s Committee has approved the construction of the Haivina Hong Linh garment factory in the Nam Hong Industrial Zone, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam.

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Cambodia's clothing unions fear EU trade threat

An EU decision to increase trade pressure on Cambodia has alarmed unions in the clothing industry, but manufacturers said the risk will take months to materialise.

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Malaysian Ministry plans textile design federation

Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry plans to set up a textile design federation to help fashion entrepreneurs, said Datuk Isham Ishak, secretary general (pictured), at the recent Fashion and Design Conference 2018 in Kuala Lumpur.

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