Category: Emerging Markets


New textile plant in Rogatica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Textile company Mraz of Pale has opened a new production facility in Rogatica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, which will employ 35 workers.

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Bulgarian clothing sector faces lack of workers

There are currently around 20,000 unfilled jobs in the Bulgarian clothing industry.

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IKEA investigates forced labour claims in Belarus

Swedish-owned furniture and homewares retailer IKEA is investigating claims that some of its products, including table linen, curtains and towels, were produced under forced labour...

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Mothercare considers transfer of Russian business to local partner

The UK-based Mothercare chain, which announced its withdrawal from the Russian market several months ago, is looking to transfer its Russian business, considering JamilCo, its...

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Estonian start-up takes e-commerce platform to emerging markets

Estonian-founded start-up Yaga has raised €2. 2m (US$2.

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AFK Sistema to acquire stake in Russian fashion retailer

Russian financial conglomerate AFK Sistema, which is owned by billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov, is acquiring a 47.

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Teijin starts production of functional polyester filaments in Thailand

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fibres and products converting company, has announced that its core base for polyester fibre manufacturing, Teijin Polyester Thailand, has started...

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Inditex sells Russian business to UAE-based group

Following rumours in recent weeks regarding the potential sale of Inditex’s business in the Russian market, Inditex has confirmed that it has reached an initial...

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Calzedonia expanding production in Republika Srpska

Italian group Calzedonia, which produces clothing and underwear, plans to expand production at its factory in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is seeking more workers.

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Bulgarian clothing producer considering new factory

Tailoring company Antoan Vill is considering building a new 2,000-m2 factory in Ruse, Bulgaria.

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Albanian textile industry hit by energy crisis and migration

Albania’s textile and footwear industry is increasingly facing a series of challenges, including energy costs and inflation, combined with competition from Asia, which could jeopardise...

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ASEAN textile-producing nations unite to reduce chemical waste

The governments of Indonesia and Vietnam, together with Bangladesh and Pakistan, have joined forces to fight chemical pollution, launching a joint US$43m programme to manage...

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Agreement to extend Better Factories Cambodia programme

The Cambodian government, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia and the International Labour Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to extend the Better Factories...

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Five-day festival of modest fashion in Indonesia

The inaugural Indonesia International Modest Fashion Festival (IN2MOTIONFEST 2022) welcomed more than 160 designers using local materials from across the Indonesian archipelago, taking “Local products,...

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Association calls for efforts to boost Lao clothing sector

The Association of Lao Garment Industry (ALGI) has encouraged every village in the country to have at least one shop stocked with clothing produced locally,...

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Armenian workers strike over alleged mistreatment and underpaid wages

More than 100 workers at the Armenian-Italian company Sartex went on strike on 6 October, demanding that they are paid their salaries as written in...

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