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Philippine innovation centre aims to stimulate yarn production

The Philippines Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has signed an agreement with local authorities to open a PHP41.6m (US$800,000) Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center in Miagao, Iloilo.

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Chinese clothing maker starts construction of factory in Cambodia

Shenzhou International Group Holdings, a leading Chinese clothing manufacturer, has started construction of a new US$150m garment factory in Cambodia, where it has been operating since 2005.

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12th Asian Chemical Fiber Industries Federation Conference

With the theme of “Sustainability of Man Made Fibres”, the Indonesian Fiber and Filament Yarn Makers Association will host the 12th Asian Chemical Fiber Industries Federation (ACFIF) Conference from 10-13 April in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

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Myanmar clothing factories accused of targeting union leaders

Labour rights activists say harassment and the unfair dismissal of workers who become actively involved in labour union activities is commonplace in Myanmar’s clothing and footwear sector.

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Trial of fibre manufacturing IoT solution in Thailand

NTT Docomo and its Singapore subsidiary NTT Docomo Asia have commenced a trial of an Internet of Things (IoT) monitoring system to improve the manufacturing performance of the Teijin Polyester fibre factory in Thailand.

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Vietnamese producers urged to prepare for CPTPP

Vietnam’s textile and clothing producers are being urged to prepare carefully for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

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Green finance agreement for Myanmar clothing sector

AYA Bank and the EU-funded Smart Myanmar project have signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation to pioneer “green finance” in Myanmar. The aim is to jointly identify and pilot bankable green projects in 2019, and to inspire and guide more green lending programmes in the future.

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Cambodia's clothing exports increase 24% in 2018

Cambodia’s clothing and footwear exports last year increased 24% in 2017 as the global economy performed well, driving demand higher in export destinations, according to a National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) report.

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Eurovet and Indonesian lingerie industry join forces

Eurovet Group, the organiser of international trade shows for the lingerie, swimwear and activewear supply chain, and different sectors from Indonesian lingerie industry have announced their co-operation and joined the programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), in partnership with Sequa.

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Lenzing to open design space in Singapore

Austria-based Lenzing Group, a producer of speciality fibres from wood, will partner with the Textile and Fashion Federation Singapore (TaFF) to offer Singapore’s designers a hub to present themselves and make the Tencel brand more accessible to consumers.

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