Archive: April 2023

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Affordable smart fabrics woven on industrial looms

Researchers have developed next-generation smart textiles, incorporating light-emitting diodes, sensors, energy harvesting and storage, that can be produced inexpensively, in any shape or size, using…

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European Wool Day held in Serbia

The third European Wool Day, established by the European Wool Exchange Foundation, took place in April in Zlatibor, Serbia.

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German brand gives €100,000 to workers of bankrupt factory

German clothing group sOliver has given €100,000 (US$110,000) to 2,000 former workers of the Jaba Garmindo garment factory in Indonesia, who are reported to be…

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Nanocellulose wound dressing that reveals early signs of infection

A nanocellulose wound dressing that can reveal early signs of infection without interfering with the healing process has been developed by researchers at Linköping University,…

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Israeli sock maker to move production from Bulgaria to Turkey

Delta Textile – Bulgaria, the largest producer of socks in the country, is to close its production facility in Ruse, and move it to its…

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EU urged to stop funding Made in Myanmar project

The Myanmar Labour Alliance, a coalition of trade union federations and labour organisations, is urging the EU Commission and the European Parliament to stop funding…

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Recycling processes for high-performance composite materials

Advanced materials technology firm Aluula Composites is collaborating with the University of British Columbia to develop recycling applications for Aluula’s high-performance ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene-based composite materials.

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Plastic-free panty liner on show at Index

Viscose fibres manufacturer Kelheim Fibres, nonwovens producer Sandler and hygiene product manufacturer PelzGroup have developed a plastic-free panty liner that aims to help tackle the…

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Nearly half of all Latvian used clothing imports are ‘close to garbage’

According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia, the country imports on average more than 30,000 tonnes a year of clothing, footwear and household textiles.

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Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel drop 23% in Q1

Cambodia’s exports of garments, footwear and travel goods decreased by 22.

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Antiseptic material for wound dressings

An antiseptic material for a wound dressing that retains its effectiveness over a long period of time is disclosed by Hawest Research of Steinhausen, Switzerland.

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Sensor integrated dressings and systems

A method for coating a wound dressing is provided by Smith & Nephew.

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Turkish retailers accelerating expansion in Russia

Leading Turkish textile and clothing retailers are accelerating their expansion into the Russian market through store openings and expansion of their existing ranges.

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Vietnamese clothing exports slump in first quarter

The value of Vietnam’s textile and clothing exports in the first quarter of 2023 reached US$7bn, down 17% compared with the same period last year,…

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Promoting IP in fashion in the Philippines

The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines partnered with leading textile and culture agencies to promote the contributions of women in fashion in celebration of…

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‘Wild’ design directions for aviation leather

Muirhead, a supplier of leather to airlines and seat manufacturers, has announced its latest design directions for aviation leather.

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