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Global fashion brands failing to protect Myanmar clothing workers

New data from the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) shows that workers in Myanmar are facing increasing infringements of their rights, while fashion...

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Bulgarian former footballer opens first store in Plovdiv

Bulgarian former footballer Hristo Stoichkov has opened a store with his fashion brand H8S in Mall Plovdiv at an event attended by celebrities from the...

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Sage Automotive Interiors to expand in South Carolina

US-based Sage Automotive Interiors is expanding its Sharon Plant in Abbeville County, South Carolina, with a US$10m investment that will create 95 new jobs.

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Brands’ clothing waste fuelling Cambodia’s brick factories

The clothing waste of at least 19 global fashion brands, including Adidas, C&A, Disney, Gap, Lululemon, Primark, Reebok and Walmart, is contributing to human rights...

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No textile industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina in five years?

Bosnia and Herzegovina could be without a textile industry in five years, according to some industry experts.

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Increasing flax fibre adoption in marine

The adoption of composite parts based on flax fibres by the marine industry continues to grow, with major original equipment manufacturers as well as smaller...

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National Geographic Apparel launches Southeast Asia’s first store

National Geographic Apparel has opened a store in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, marking the brand’s first location in Southeast Asia (reports Inside Retail).

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Emirates to launch limited edition collection of luggage and accessories

Dubai-based carrier Emirates is to launch a unique capsule collection of luggage, bags and accessories – all fashioned from upcycled materials from retrofitted aircraft.

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Alcantara marks 14th consecutive year of carbon neutrality

Alcantara, a manufacturer of a luxury microfibre fabric alternative to leather, has achieved carbon neutrality for the 14th year in a row, according to its...

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Russian clothing retailer to accelerate expansion

Russian men’s clothing retailer Henderson has raised almost RUB4bn (US$43m) during its initial public offering, which will primarily be used for opening new sales points.

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Help for Ukrainian textile producer to grow in the midst of war

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the EU, the US and Switzerland have helped a Ukrainian traditional textile producer to grow in the middle...

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Vietnamese textile and clothing exports likely to drop by 5–6%

Vietnam’s textile and clothing exports are expected to fall by 5–6% to US$41bn this year on continued weak global demand, the head of the country’s...

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Lithuanian knitwear producer reduces losses by 20%

In the first nine months of 2023, Lithuanian knitwear manufacturer Utenos Trikotažas, part of the SBA Group, reported revenues of €17. 2m (US$18.

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Sustainable fibres featured at ASEAN techno-fashion event

Eco-friendly solutions for the textile industry, such as piña, abaca, banana, silk and bamboo fibres, were featured at the ASEAN Techno-Fashion Exposition in October, hosted...

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Simplicity, sustainability in collaborative fashion collection at JFW

Viscose fibre producer Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) continued to support sustainable fashion in a collaborative collection with Indonesian designers, shown during October’s Jakarta Fashion Week...

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Polish company secures Five Nights at Freddy’s licensing deal

Polish company Halantex has signed a deal for horror game franchise Five Nights at Freddy’s, which will see it launch new licensed home textiles and...

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