Archive: 2011


Thai floods hit up to 180 clothing manufacturers

The protracted flooding is expected to hit as many as 180 clothing manufacturers across Thailand, causing losses that can not yet be estimated, but 100,000…

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Ukraine and EU agree to zero duties on textiles and garments

Ukraine and the EU have agreed to set a zero duty on textile and ready-made garments from the moment an agreement on free trade zone…

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Protective measures considered prior to Russia's WTO accession

Prior to Russia’s long-awaited accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the country’s government is considering developing mechanisms to protect the national textile and light…

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Invista plans nylon yarn investments to meet global airbag demand

To help meet continued demand driven by growth of the global airbag market, Invista has developed plans to invest in several projects within the next…

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Experts present state-of-the-art technology in acoustics

Autoneum, formerly Rieter Automotive Systems, hosted the first Automotive Acoustics Conference in Zürich, Switzerland, in July in co-operation with ATZlive.

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Tencel offered for automotive applications

With increasing calls for eco-friendly vehicles, sustainable raw materials and vehicle recycling, Austria’s Lenzing presented new applications for its Tencel cellulosic fibre and powder for…

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Ford seat monitors driver’s heart rate

A seat that can monitor a driver’s heart rate and help older drivers known to have heart conditions has been developed by a team from…

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Low-cost blended carbon fibre yarns and fabrics

A multi-partner UK project, Fibrecycle, has developed a new generation of high-performance, low-cost co-mingled carbon fibre yarns and fabrics, with funding support from the Technology…

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Russian investors acquire French swimwear producer

Parisian LLC, one of Russia’s largest lingerie distributors and retailers, has acquired French lingerie producer Wilgal Diff Bip Bip, which owns a factory for the…

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Slovenian fibre maker launches recycling project

Slovenian synthetic fibre maker Julon has launched a high-tech investment project worth EUR17m (US$24. 2m), of which EUR3. 6m (US$5.

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Polish apparel makers eye foreign markets

Polish producers of clothing and footwear are looking to expand into foreign markets.

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Agreement strengthens Indonesian sportswear worker rights

An agreement has been signed regarding trade union rights in factories in Indonesia.

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Chinese clothing firms relocating to the Philippines

Two major apparel manufacturers in China, which supply to major top-of-the-line global brands, are relocating some of their operations in the Philippines because of the…

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Cambodian clothing exports surge but margins under pressure

Cambodia’s clothing exports have surged 45% in the first four months of this year based on resurgent Western markets and new demand from Asia.

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Trying to attract textile and dyeing investments

Vietnam has been trying to attract foreign investment in the textile and dyeing sectors for the past five years.

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Employment rebounds to more than 300,000

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia has released its 25th Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Cambodia’s Garment Sector, which assesses compliance with…

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