Archive: 2016


Better Factories Cambodia programme to be extended

The Cambodian government, through the Ministries of Commerce and Labour, the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia and the International Labour Organization’s (ILO’s) Better Factories Cambodia...

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Indonesian textile industry looks to state for boost

Increased government support and ongoing trade negotiations with the EU are expected to underpin growth in Indonesia’s textile industry.

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Malaysian textile industry faces critical labour shortage

Malaysia’s textile industry is facing a critical labour shortage, which could affect investment flows into the industry if the issue is not addressed, says the...

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American & Efird signs Philippines licensing deal

Industrial sewing and embroidery thread producer American & Efird (A&E) is expanding its business in South East Asia, having signed a licensing deal with a...

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Thai clothing producer plans ASEAN expansion

Dapper General Apparel is looking to boost its DA+PP label as an ASEAN apparel brand over the next few years through local partnerships, reports the...

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Former CEO of Vietnam's PVTex suspended

A former executive at a near-bankrupt fibre plant was suspended by Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade in mid-November after being absent from duties for...

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Latvian print company opens new US facility

A Latvian company has opened a new location in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, to accommodate the demand from its 10,000 worldwide customers.

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Estonian mattress manufacturer opens plant extension

Mattress manufacturer Hilding Anders Baltic has opened a 7,000 m2 extension of its Estonian plant in the Rae rural municipality to the south of Tallinn...

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Russian lingerie producer to invest US$20m to increase production

Russian lingerie manufacturer RozTeh has announced plans to invest up to US$20m to increase production by 150%.

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Bulgarian textile producer to invest in Serbia

Bulgarian textile producer Kalinel is to invest €1. 9m (US$2. 0m) in expanding its production capacities and workforce with new facilities in southern Serbia.

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