Archive: 2014

Takata airbag recall extended to 7.8m vehicles

US safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has expanded the number of vehicles in the US that may be affected by recalls for…

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Environmentally responsible flame retardants for transportation

Flame retardants (FRs) are an essential element of fire protection, with a global consumption of 2m tonnes/year, according to Isabel De Schrijver of Centexbel, Belgium.

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Hemp-based materials for the automotive industry

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has announced the creation of a 50/50 joint venture with Interval, a French agricultural co-operative.

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Thailand's apparel exports show moderate growth

Thailand’s clothing exports are expected to rise by up to 5% in 2015 and around 2-3% this year to almost US$3bn.

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Study finds high levels of anaemia and food insecurity among Cambodian clothing workers

The International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia project, together with the Agence Française de Développement and Angkor Research and Consulting have released a few summary…

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Pan Brothers aims to grow sales by 30% this year

Indonesian publicly listed clothing manufacturer Pan Brothers expects to see a positive performance in the coming months despite expected inflation from the possibility of a…

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Zalora launches ‘marketplace’ platform for fashion businesses in Malaysia

Online fashion retail firm Zalora Malaysia has launched its “Marketplace” as a platform for aspiring fashion businesses looking for an online outlet to boost their…

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Hong Kong firm opens knitting mill in Myanmar

A Hong Kong-based knitwear manufacturer has opened a new plant in the Thilawa industrial zone, Myanmar, which will be used to supply sweaters to brands…

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Large knitting facility in Vietnam nears completion

A large vertically integrated knitting factory, a joint venture between Pacific Textiles Holdings, one of Hong Kong’s largest knitting mills and Hong Kong-based clothing maker…

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BTK and YKK to establish production of zippers in Russia

BTK Group, Russia’s largest producer of military uniforms, has signed an agreement with Japan’s YKK, one of the world’s largest producers of zippers, to establish…

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Russian businessman acquires Italian cashmere producer

Sergey Lomakin, a businessman and co-owner of Tsentrobuv, one of Russia’s largest footwear chains, has acquired a stake in Malo, one of Italy’s largest and…

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Czech textile and clothing sales grow 10.7% in H1

Sales in the Czech Republic’s textile and clothing industry increased by 10. 7% year-on-year to CZK26. 6bn (US$1.

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Bankrupt Aha Mura loses Hugo Boss contracts

Slovenian clothing company Aha Mura, which entered receivership in May owing to an unpaid tax bill, has now lost its biggest client, German luxury brand…

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Uzbekistan plans to increase cotton fibre processing

Uzbekistan plans to increase the domestic processing of cotton fibre to 500,000 tonnes by late 2015, said Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyayev during a conference held…

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