Category: Emerging Markets

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Singapore partnership aims to divert sport shoes away from landfill

Sport Singapore and Dow have announced a partnership to divert 300,000 pairs of sport shoes away from landfill into building new sports infrastructure.

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Base-layer clothing for medical personnel in Romania using waste wool

Südwolle Group, a spinner of wool and wool-blend worsted yarns, is supporting medical staff in hospitals in Romania and China with high-performance base-layer clothing that...

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Burmese clothing workers owed compensation in Thailand

Workers at a Thai factory supplying clothing to Tesco, Starbucks, Disney and NBC Universal are still owed compensation for alleged mistreatment they experienced when producing...

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Estonia’s Sirekar opens new Polzela shop in Ljubljana

Estonian underwear wholesaler and retailer Sirekar Hulgi opened a new Polzela shop in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in October.

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Chinese textile firm to shift production line to Vietnam

Chinese yarn and apparel fabric producer Texhong is shifting its production line to Vietnam, partly due to the US boycott of cotton items originating in...

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Better Factories Cambodia initiative ‘paying off’

The Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) initiative has published the results of an independent impact assessment study, which suggest it is succeeding in its aim of...

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Workers reinstated at Myanmar clothing companies

Using the Myanmar freedom of association guidelines, the Industrial Workers Federation of Myanmar (IWFM) has achieved the reinstatement of three union leaders at Glory Fashion,...

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Sustainable processing for Philippine bamboo fabric

Bamboo is the latest addition to the Philippines’ natural fibres, joining pineapple, abaca and banana, which are being converted into fabric and textiles by the...

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IVL and Toyobo to build airbag yarn plant in Thailand

Indorama Ventures has, through its subsidiary Indorama Polyester Industries (IPI), entered into a joint venture agreement with Toyobo to form a 50:50 joint venture limited...

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Turkmen textile sector poised for growth despite pandemic

Turkmen textile factory Yenis, based in the Mary region, posted a record increase in production for the first eight months of the year.

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Russian apparel retailers fear decline in business

Amid the threat of a second wave of coronavirus (Covid-19), demand for textile products and clothing in Russia is declining, with a negative effect on...

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Georgian factory to produce clothing for armed forces

Geo-M-Tex, one of Georgia’s largest textile and clothing producers, part of Delta Textile Group, will become an exclusive supplier of clothing and uniforms for the...

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Bulgarian online platform presents eco-fashion brands

A circular fashion online marketplace has been established by two Bulgarian entrepreneurs.

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Global standards for textile production in Uzbekistan

The government of Uzbekistan plans to speed up the standardisation process of textile production in a move to bring it to global manufacturing standards.

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Large textile factory to be built in Southern Kyrgyzstan

The government of Kyrgyzstan, together with private investors, is continuing to build a new textile factory in the Southern Kyrgyzstan region.

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