Archive: 2015


Estonian men’s shirt producer buys Swedish clothing business

Estonian men’s dress shirts and accessories producer Sangar has acquired Swedish company and brand Oscar of Sweden, which is represented in the Nordic countries, the…

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Military uniforms still in short supply in Ukraine

The Ukrainian government is still struggling to provide the necessary uniforms for its military personnel involved in “anti-terrorist operation” in the east of the country.

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Consent to convert claims to Slovenian stockings maker into equity

The Slovenian government has given consent to convert €923,000 (US$1.

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Advanced rear seat airbag safety technologies highlighted

At Airbag 2014 held last month in Karlsruhe, Germany, TRW Automotive outlined how a combination of advanced restraint systems can help to address the protection…

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IAC expands manufacturing centre in Alabama

Automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its newly expanded manufacturing operation in Anniston, Alabama, USA.

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Indorama to acquire Performance Fibers in China

Bangkok, Thailand-based Indorama Ventures (IVL) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire automotive fibres producer, Performance Fibers Asia, including all its Asian manufacturing operations and…

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Blachford Acoustics Group purchases TMAT

TMAT, the UK-based manufacturer of acoustic components for industrial and agricultural vehicles, has been purchased by North American manufacturing company Blachford Acoustics Group for an…

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Long fibre flax and jute in thermoplastics

The market for long fibre thermoplastic (LFTP) technology amounted to around 140,000 tonnes of material in 2013 and is currently growing at an annual rate…

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HanesBrands unveils expansion plans in Vietnam

Clothing maker Hanesbrands has announced a major restructuring to relocate plants and jobs to Vietnam, reports VietNamNet Bridge.

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Sritex to invest up to US$100m for retail expansion in Indonesia

One of South East Asia’s largest textile manufacturers, Sri Rejeki Isman (Sritex), will enter the retail business as part of the company’s integration plan for…

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Report uncovers wage theft of migrants working in Thai clothing industry

Clean Clothes Campaign and the MAP Foundation have launched an in-depth study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar working in the Thai apparel…

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Canifa launches first Woolmark-certified collection in Vietnam

Vietnamese apparel manufacturer and retailer Canifa has released a range of Woolmark-certified apparel in time for winter in the northern hemisphere and as part of…

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Upholstery fabric producer opens new factory in Lithuania

Textile producer Baltic Textile has opened a new facility for production and administrative functions in Vilkaviskis, Lithuania. The company has invested about LTL4m (US$1.

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Ukrainian consumers cannot afford to buy clothing

With the recent devaluation of the Ukrainian currency (hryvna) and the continuing political crisis in the country, consumers have reduced the amount of clothing they…

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E Miroglio to invest in Bulgarian wool factory

Bulgaria-based textile company E Miroglio will invest BGN30m (US$19m) in upgrading and expanding its wool factory in Sliven.

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Autostop Interiors expands production in Serbia

Autostop Interiors has hired another 40 people in Leskovac, Serbia; 100 employees now produce car floor mats and leather coverings for Toyota’s European vehicles.

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