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Long-running Thailand clothing worker dispute settled

A dispute in which 1,388 clothing workers claimed they were illegally laid off without compensation following the closure of a lingerie factory in Thailand, which...

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International and local brands present bold fashion looks in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani and international brands Volskaya, Aisha, Inju, Azizli Kids Collection and Princess Amira presented their collections at last month’s Azerbaijan Fashion Week 2022, which showcased...

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Tight material supply impedes Vietnam's textile exports

Although the demand for Vietnamese textiles is forecast to rise steadily in the short term, producers are concerned that tight material supply will impede their...

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Project to boost social protection for Cambodian clothing workers

Non-profit organisations Oxfam and the Laudes Foundation are collaborating with four non-governmental organisations and trade unions on a new project aimed at strengthening inclusive social...

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Former Bulgarian textile company to be sold

The former Maritsatex textile factory in Plovdiv will become part of the assets of Doverie – United Holding, backed by the owner of Sopharma, Ognyan...

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Sharp drop in Russian textile and clothing sales

The recent closures of Russian stores of large international fashion chains, such as H&M, Zara, Levi’s and Mango, has led to a 25% year-on-year drop...

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Georgian fashion label brings artistic talent to international scene

InfoAid, a consultancy specialised in advising the textile and clothing sector, is supporting the development of a sustainable apparel and fashion cluster in Georgia.

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Yarn innovation centre to open in Ilagan, Philippines

The Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology’s secretary Fortunato de la Peña has announced that a regional yarn production and innovation centre will soon be...

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State of affairs in Myanmar worsening, ETI warns

The Ethical Trade Initiative is urging fashion brands to refrain from making any additional investments in Myanmar, with claims the human rights situation in the...

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Malaysian textile industry has huge potential, says PM

Malaysia’s textile industry, especially unique and creative fabrics such as weaving and batik, has great potential to bring the country to the international stage and...

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Euratex launches support initiative for Ukraine

Euratex, the European textile and apparel confederation, has launched its EU-Ukraine Textile Initiative, which aims to facilitate co-operation between European and Ukrainian textile and apparel...

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Documentary on working conditions and trade union organising in Serbia

A new web documentary – Beyond the label – Made in Serbia – examines the situation in the Serbian textile and footwear industry when it...

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Russian textile and clothing market facing record losses

The Russian textile and clothing market continues to bear huge losses owing to the ongoing military conflict with Ukraine and sanctions imposed on the country.

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Clothing and embroidery factory opens in Vietnam

The first phase of a clothing and embroidery factory opened its doors in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai in April.

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Bulgarian designer’s journey from architecture to Paris

Bulgarian designer Hristina Nikolova presented her new brand Nikolova at February’s Paris Fashion Week at the invitation of FlyingSolo New York, a US fashion platform...

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Sustainable packaging made from wool in Estonia

Estonian start-up Woola is now creating “bubble wool” packaging – envelopes and bottle sleeves – made from wool.

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