Archive: 2013


Nanofront for ANA bedding and comforters

Teijin’s Nanofront has been selected for use in high-quality comforters and pillows that All Nippon Airways will offer to first and business-class customers on selected…

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Johnson Controls forms joint venture for automotive fabrics in Haining

Automotive seating supplier Johnson Controls has signed an agreement with Zhejiang Wanfang New Materials to set up a new fabrics joint venture in Haining City,…

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Aoyama Trading to build clothing plant in Indonesia

Japan’s Aoyama Trading will set up a clothing factory in Indonesia by next spring as part of efforts to shift production from China, where labour…

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Strike continues at Cambodia's SL Garment Processing

An ongoing dispute at SL Garment Processing, which makes clothing for Gap and H&M, has seen a further 1,000 workers reportedly walk out on strike,…

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Myanmar clothing industry receives growing amount of foreign investment

Myanmar’s clothing industry has received a large amount of foreign investment over the past six months, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission.

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Plans to increase Russian wool production

Russia plans to significantly increase production of wool this year, despite the current problems in the industry and low demand for its products.

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Baltika to represent Blue Inc in the Baltics

Estonian fashion retailer Baltika has signed a franchise contract with British company A Levy & Son, obtaining representation rights for Blue Inc trademarks in Baltic…

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South Korean textile producers may invest in Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz government is considering signing an agreement with the Korean Federation of Textile Enterprises for the establishment of a cluster for the production of…

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Autoneum sells Italian subsidiary

Autoneum has sold its Autoneum Italy subsidiary to the German industrial holding company Mutares for an undisclosed transaction price.

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Toyota Boshoku forms vehicle interior components production base in China

Toyota Boshoku’s Chinese regional management hub Toyota Boshoku (China) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Component (GACC) will jointly establish a new vehicle interior components production company,…

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Comfort and number of seats most important to drivers and passengers

Consumers are more interested in the number of seats in their vehicle and how comfortable those seats are rather than how they are configured.

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Vietnamese cotton plant will aid clothing sector

Construction of the Phu Hung cotton plant started in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Phu Bai Industrial Park in July.

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Working conditions in Cambodia declining, says latest report

Conditions relating to worker safety in Cambodia’s clothing factories have worsened since 2011, according to the latest assessment from the International Labour Organization’s Better Factories…

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Toyobo sets up sales subsidiary in Indonesia

Toyobo Specialties Trading has established Toyobo Indonesia, a sales company mainly for sports fabrics and products.

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No bids for Uzbek subsidiary of Spentex Industries

An auction for the assets Spentex Tashkent Toytepa, a wholly-owned subsidiary of India’s Spentex Industries and one of the largest textile companies in Central Asia,…

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South Ossetia to launch flagship textile factory

The government of South Ossetia plans to commission a new flagship factory for the production of clothing in Tskhinvali, which is expected to be one…

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