Archive: 2015


Fibre plant in Vietnam closes owing to big losses

The Dinh Vu Polyester Fibre Plant (PVTex) in the northern Vietnamese port city of Hai Phong has closed and faces bankruptcy after little more than...

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Cambodian clothing sector minimum wage raised to US$140 a month

Following weeks of negotiations, the Cambodian government is to raise the monthly minimum wage for the country’s garment workers from US$128 to US$140 a month.

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Indonesian exporters urged to obtain fair trade certification

The Indonesian government has called on home accessories and home textile manufacturers to obtain fair trade certification to boost their competitive advantage in developed markets,...

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Thai fashion supplier aims to increase e-commerce sales

Stock Exchange of Thailand-listed ICC International, Saha Group’s fashion and cosmetics marketing arm, hopes to more than triple e-commerce sales over the next three years.

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Increase in turnover for Hungarian textile and clothing industry

In 2014, both the textile and clothing sectors in Hungary succeeded in increasing turnover, which may seem surprising owing to several negative factors sapping the...

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Free zone in Vranje to expand for Weibo

The city council in Vranje, Serbia, has approved the expansion of the city’s free zone with Chinese textile company Weibo Group planning to invest, according...

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Martini Vesto opens clothing facility in Bosnia Herzegovina

Martini Vesto of Leskovac, Serbia, has opened a clothing plant in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where 200 workers will be employed producing men’s suits and shirts,...

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Solvay to open textile recycling facility in Poland

An EU-backed project that recycles post-industrial technical textile waste, initially from airbags, into high-quality polyamide (PA) 6.

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Hanesbrands to increase investment in Vietnam

US apparel group Hanesbrands aims to increase its total investment in Vietnam to nearly US$55m by the end of 2015, increasing its 2014 figure by...

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36,000 Indonesian textiles and clothing jobs at risk

Around 36,000 textile and clothing workers in Indonesia could lose their jobs as weak sales threaten more than 100 small-scale manufacturers.

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