Archive: February 2024

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Second Primark store coming to Prague

In a move to expand its operations and bring more fashion options to the Czech capital, fast fashion retailer Primark will open a new store…

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Nanodiamonds could hold key to cool clothing

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, are using nanodiamonds to create smart textiles that can cool people down faster.

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Nissan Juke gets interior upgrade

For its mid-lifecycle refresh, Japanese carmaker Nissan is reintroducing a yellow exterior colour option on its Juke urban crossover in response to customer demand, following…

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Vietnam's textile and clothing industry poised to see breakthroughs

Despite facing global uncertainties, Vietnam’s textile and clothing industry has set an export target of US$44bn this year owing to efforts made to improve management…

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Vibrating glove helps stroke patients recover from muscle spasms

After a stroke, survivors often experience uncontrollable spasms that can twist their arms and hands into perpetual fists.

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Thai activists call for ban on hazardous PFAS in textile industry

Calls for the prohibition of per-and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS), hazardous chemicals found in the textile industry and other goods, have been made by Thai activists.

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Nanofibre-coated bandages fight infection and improve wound healing

A team of researchers at Cornell University has identified a method of harnessing the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of the botanical compound lawsone to make…

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‘Elephant pants’ from China banned pending investigation in Thailand

Following alleged copyright violation concerns regarding “elephant pants” – pants with elephant patterns printed on them – imported from China, the Customs Department of Thailand…

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Medical dressing for prevention of pressure ulcers

A medical dressing developed by Mölnlycke Health Care aims to prevent a pressure ulcer from occurring in the first place or prevent the progress of an…

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Indonesian producer to get net zero targets approved by SBTi

Indonesian textile and clothing producer Pan Brothers has become one of the first Indonesian companies to get its near- and long-term decarbonisation plan approved by…

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3D printing technology combines hydrogels and fibres

Scientists in Germany have developed a new type of three-dimensional printing technology that combines hydrogels and fibres.

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Recaro aircraft seating selected by Air India

Air India has selected Recaro Aircraft Seating as the premium economy and economy seating partner for its wide-body aircraft.

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Russian sportswear producers accelerate expansion

According to local analysts, Russia's sportswear market is experiencing a transformation associated with the relaunch of sites previously occupied by international sports brands.

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‘Sweet spot’ found for length of yarn-shaped supercapacitors

Researchers at North Carolina State University have identified a “sweet spot” at which the length of a thread-like energy storage technology called a yarn-shaped supercapacitor…

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Turkish e-commerce platform to enter Ukrainian market

Turkish e-commerce platform Trendyol, whose largest shareholder is China’s Alibaba Group, is making plans for an entry into the Ukrainian market.

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Report highlights forced labour issues in Uzbek cotton harvest

A report by the Uzbek Forum for Human Rights on Uzbekistan’s 2023 cotton harvest has found that local officials resorted to forced labour in districts…

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