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Kazakh bed linen producers to increase output and exports

Leading Kazakh bed linen manufacturers plan to increase their production and exports this year. In 2020, the production of bed linen amounted to 7.

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Auchan launches used clothing business in Romania

A year after testing the concept in France, Auchan will start selling used clothing along with its new collections in its Romanian stores.

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Military coup clouds future of Myanmar clothing sector

The military coup in Myanmar is poised to deliver a major blow to the country’s US$6bn clothing and footwear industry, threatening hundreds of thousands of...

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H&M faces criminal investigation over Russian customs duties

Russian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) for allegedly avoiding RUB3. 1bn (US$41m) of customs duties.

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Blood-red floodwater in Indonesia caused by batik dye

An Indonesian village has been inundated by crimson-coloured water after flooding hit a fabric dyeing centre in central Java, sparking a social media frenzy.

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Philippine textile institute opens collaborative space for designers

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) has launched its PTRI Textile Gallery, Design and Innovation Hub and the Philippine Textiles e-portal.

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PetroVietnam and Taiwanese fibre producer step up co-operation

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation (SSFC), an affiliate of Taiwan’s Shin Kong Group, have signed a co-operation...

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Nagorno-Karabakh to become a textile production centre

The government of Azerbaijan plans to turn the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the recently annexed territories from Armenia as a result of a military conflict, into a...

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Volvo Cars Malaysia launches reusable, antimicrobial cotton face mask

Volvo Cars Malaysia has produced a reusable antimicrobial face mask in collaboration with NanoTextile as part of the companies’ sustainability efforts.

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EBRD cotton investment in Uzbekistan under scrutiny

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is expected to approve a loan of US$70m to Indorama Agro for the development of the cotton...

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Johns Manville installs unit for glass fibre recycling in Slovakia

Johns Manville has installed a €10m (US$12m) thermal recycling unit for waste glass fibres at its engineered products plant in Trnava, Slovakia.

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Cambodian clothing sector looks to green energy

Implementing sustainable clean energy practices in the clothing sector will make Cambodia an attractive and competitive investment destination, according to the Global Green Growth Institute.

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Serbian hosiery factory closes after 13 years

The women’s hosiery facility of Emmepi in Kikinda, Serbia, has closed after 13 years of operations in northern Banat.

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Vitosha Venture Partners invests in Bulgarian fashion start-up

Vitosha Venture Partners has invested €690,000 (US$840,000) in a fashion start-up based in Sofia, Bulgaria, one of four initial investments worth a total of €2.

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Apparel groups push for better purchasing practices

Nine Asian textile and clothing business associations have joined forces to demand better purchasing practices in an industry struggling with coronavirus (Covid-19) production and supply...

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Bluesign award for Thai acrylic fibre producer

Thai Acrylic Fibre, part of the Aditya Birla Group, has become the first acrylic fibre company to become a Bluesign System Partner.

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