Archive: January 2020


Philippine roadmap sees potential 45% increase in exports

The Philippines has launched a textile and clothing industry roadmap that places it as one of the top-ten global players if it achieves a targeted...

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Japan’s Nippon Koei eyes Cambodian silk industry

Japanese company Nippon Koei is reported to have expressed interest in the Cambodian silk industry.

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Indonesian workers win large sum in illegally denied severance case

The parent company of an Indonesian supplier to US sportswear brand Nike has awarded US$4.

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Laos Ministry and ILO target improved clothing worker safety

The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and International Labour Organization met in Vientiane last month to review occupational health and safety aiming to...

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Thai shirt maker launches algorithm to suit Asian customers

Family-owned Thai clothing company Supara Group has launched a new shirt sizing specific to Asian men.

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Vietnamese textile and clothing exports fall short of target

Vietnam’s textile and clothing exports were estimated at US$39bn in 2019, slightly falling short of the US$40bn target, according to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel...

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Estonian start-up wins award for eco-friendly textile alternative to leather

Estonian materials start-up Gelatex Technologies has received the 2019 Green Alley Award.

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Polish researchers develop textile mobile device charger

Researchers from Poland’s Lodz University of Technology have developed a textile charger that allows the charging of mobile phones, tablets and other portable electronic devices...

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Spinners are choosing hemp again

Lithuanian hemp fibre supplier Naturalus Pluostas (Natural Fiber) exhibited at Yarn Expo Autumn for the first time in September, and experienced huge interest in its...

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Eastnine considers sale of Russian clothing retailer

Swedish financial group Eastnine is considering selling its 36% stake in Russian clothing retailer Melon Fashion Group (MFG).

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