Category: Emerging Markets


Lithuanian knitwear producers highlight lack of innovative capacity

Lithuanian apparel and underwear manufacturer Utenos Trikotazas (UT) introduced the new About underwear brand at the end of 2012.

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Russian government to increase support for textile and light industry

The Russian government is to increase support for the domestic textile and light industry this year, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov.

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Kyrgyz government to attract textile industry investment

The government of Kyrgyzstan is considering active development of the country's textile industry over the next few years with the aim of creating conditions for...

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Russian government to boost cotton production

The Russian government is considering creating conditions for the recovery of cotton production to reduce the country’s dependence on imports.

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Poland's home furnishings market shrinks in 2012

The financial market crisis has exerted a major impact on the Polish home furnishings market, which declined by 5% on average over the last two...

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Adidas rejects working conditions allegations

Sportswear manufacturer Adidas has rejected claims of labour rights violations in several of its supplier’s apparel and footwear factories in Indonesia.

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H&M responds to accusations of low wages

Sweden-based H&M has hit back at accusations that it fails to pay adequate wages to workers in Cambodian factories making its clothing.

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Shengzhou Sunrise and Thien Nam to build textile plant

Vietnamese yarn manufacturer Thien Nam Spinning and Chinese polyester fabric producer Shengzhou Sunrise Textile have established a joint venture called Thien Nam Sunrise Textile to...

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Pan Brothers to launch own brand of clothing

Indonesia’s Pan Brothers, which makes clothing for such global brands as Calvin Klein and The North Face, plans to launch its own brand of apparel...

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Hoa Tho starts construction of new garment plant

Hoa Tho Textile & Garment, a leading Vietnamese textile and clothing manufacturer and a member of the Vietnam National Textile and Apparel Group (Vinatex), has...

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Clothing maker AHA Mura formed through merger

Matjaz Hudopisk has been appointed head of Slovenian clothing maker AHA Mura, which was formed on 1 October through the merger of AHA Moda and...

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Latvian textile exports reach US$322m in H1

Exports of Latvian light and textile products for the first half of the current year reached LVL175m (US$322m) in value terms, most of which came...

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H&M under fire as Swedish television unearths production scandal

A documentary revealing the miserable conditions faced by Cambodian factory workers producing goods for the fashion retailer H&M was aired on Swedish national television on...

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Sparta starts exports to New Zealand

After a year of negotiations, Sparta, one of Lithuania’s largest sock and hosiery manufacturers, has started exports of sports socks to New Zealand.

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Thai clothing exports decline 10% in H1

In the first half of 2012, Thai clothing exports reached US$1. 48bn, a year-on-year fall of 10.

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Better Factories Cambodia to keep brands accountable for poverty wages

A new report from the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and Community Legal Education Centre (CLCE) has evaluated a decade of Better Factories Cambodia (BFC).

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