Archive: 2019


Danish textile firm opens workwear factory in Serbia

Danish workwear and uniforms producer Kentaur has opened a factory in Vranje, southern Serbia.

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UK faces legal action over Uzbek cotton imports

Legal action has been filed against the UK government by two human rights groups aiming to stop imports of cotton harvested with forced labour from...

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China boosts ties with Mekong countries at textile industry seminar

Around 30 government officials, textile industry insiders and researchers from Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos were in Shanghai, China, in October to attend a...

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Sexual harassment costs Cambodian clothing sector US$89m a year

Sexual harassment in the workplace could have an indirect cost to the Cambodian clothing industry of up to US$89m per year, reports the Khmer Times.

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Uniqlo and s.Oliver named in Indonesian ‘wage theft’ dispute

Clean Clothes Campaign, together with workers of the Jaba Garmindo clothing factory in Indonesia, has filed a complaint with the Fair Labor Association (FLA) against...

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Max Mara accused of ‘plagiarising’ traditional ethnic designs

A social enterprise group in Laos has claimed that luxury fashion label Max Mara “copied” unique designs from a remote ethnic group without any compensation...

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Singapore group to invest US$200m in fibre innovation and technology

Resource-based manufacturing group Royal Golden Eagle has announced plans to invest US$200m over the next 10 years into cellulosic textile fibre research and development.

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A&E opens new thread making facility in Vietnam

Sewing and embroidery thread manufacturer American & Efird has opened a new manufacturing facility in Vietnam to provide expanded services and regional support for apparel,...

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Investor consortium acquires Estonian home textile maker

Toom Tekstiil, the largest producer of home textile goods in Estonia and one of the largest in the Baltics, has been sold to Smart Production...

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Strategic agreement for polypropylene nonwovens in Russia

Spunbond and spunmelt nonwovens producer Netkanika has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with fellow Russian firm Sibur aimed at developing the export market for its...

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