Category: Emerging Markets


Philippine audit commission voids textile firms’ tax credits

The Commission on Audit has invalidated almost PHP1.

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Sewing factory for anti-allergy bedcovers in Bulgaria

Germany’s Allergo Healthcare, which produces anti-allergy bedcovers, is building a sewing factory in Pleven, with the recently registered Bulgarian company AllergoTex Medical Textile already hiring...

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Estonia's Tallink Grupp sells onshore fashion retail business

Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp has announced an agreement to sell its onshore fashion retail business Baltic Retail to Talwest Grupp.

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Singapore scientists develop chain mail fabric that stiffens on demand

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the California Institute of Technology have developed a fabric-like material “chain mail” material that is flexible like...

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Authorisation for Ingeo PLA manufacturing plant in Thailand

NatureWorks, a manufacturer of low-carbon polylactic acid biopolymers made from renewable resources, has obtained authorisation from parent companies GC International, a subsidiary of PTT Global...

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More than 30% of Vietnam’s textile and clothing operations on hold

The proportion of textile and clothing factories that have closed owing to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has reached 30–35%, according to the Vietnam Textile and...

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India recommends anti-dumping duty on Indonesian polyester yarn

India’s Directorate General of Trade Remedies has recommended the imposition of anti-dumping duty on polyester yarn from China, Indonesia and Vietnam for five years.

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Kyrgyz apparel factory expands with USAID help

The Sedep Apparel Factory in Tengi village of Kyrgyzstan’s Jalal-Abad region has opened a new workshop with support from the US Agency for International Development.

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Baring Vostok buys shares in Russian fashion brand

Baring Vostok, an investment firm having shares in the Russian low-priced Familia chain, has purchased a 12% stake in women’s clothing brand 12 Storeez.

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Investment fund acquires controlling stake in Latvian glass fibre producer

The Preiss-Daimler Group has sold a majority share of Latvian glass fibre producer Valmieras Stikla Šķiedra (Valmiera Glass) for €11m to Luxembourg-based Duke I, a...

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Solidarity Center to support Cambodian garment workers

Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training has signed an agreement with the US-based Solidarity Center, which will focus on protecting workers’ rights in sectors...

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Investment in Armenian home textiles manufacturer

International investment fund Gazelle Finance has invested in Armenian high-end home textiles manufacturer Sonati, which is opening stores in countries such as the US and...

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Russian nonwovens producer to expand range

Hexa-Nonwovens, one of Russia’s largest producers of spunbond nonwovens, is planning to increase output and expand its range of products.

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Wool yarns hand-dyed in Bulgaria

The Five Yarns brand was created by Daria Gutnik in 2016 to sell hand-dyed knitting yarns in various combinations, with an online store on the...

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Malaysian clothing makers report losses as Covid-19 shuts operations

The Federation of Malaysian Fashion, Textiles and Apparel said the industry had incurred an estimated MYR163m (US$39m) loss a day in 2020 as operations were...

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Fashion brands fail to address pandemic-era wage ‘theft’ in Cambodia

Cambodian clothing workers producing goods for international fashion and sportswear brands, such as Adidas, VF, Target, Nike and Gap, were deprived of an estimated US$109m...

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