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Energy audits start in Cambodian clothing factories

The EU-funded Switch Garment, in collaboration with the India-based Energy and Resources Institute and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia, has started a series of...

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Sensors reduce waste collection costs by 20% in Slovakia

Ekocharita, a Slovak textile waste collection charity, has reduced its waste collection costs by a fifth by installing sensors from software developer Sensoneo from the...

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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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