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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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Russia's worsted fabric sector on the verge of collapse

The Russian worsted fabric sector is on the verge of collapse amid the ever growing volumes of imports from abroad and the lack of state...

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Wendre buys factory in China

Estonian home textile producer Wendre has become the sole owner of a sewing factory in Wuxi, China, that has been closed for a year and...

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Thai floods hit up to 180 clothing manufacturers

The protracted flooding is expected to hit as many as 180 clothing manufacturers across Thailand, causing losses that can not yet be estimated, but 100,000...

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Ukraine and EU agree to zero duties on textiles and garments

Ukraine and the EU have agreed to set a zero duty on textile and ready-made garments from the moment an agreement on free trade zone...

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Protective measures considered prior to Russia's WTO accession

Prior to Russia’s long-awaited accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the country’s government is considering developing mechanisms to protect the national textile and light...

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Russian investors acquire French swimwear producer

Parisian LLC, one of Russia’s largest lingerie distributors and retailers, has acquired French lingerie producer Wilgal Diff Bip Bip, which owns a factory for the...

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