Archive: May 2020


Cambodia’s clothing sector prepares for mass order cancellations

Up to 60% of Cambodia’s clothing manufacturing facilities could be forced to suspend operations by the end of April – affecting an estimated 300,000 workers...

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Indonesian textile companies to produce 17m units of PPE a month

Indonesian textile factories are making changes to their production lines by making protective gear for medical personnel to support the country’s battle against the coronavirus...

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Malaysia's textile, clothing and footwear industry in meltdown

More textile, clothing and footwear manufacturers and retailers in Malaysia are likely to close owing to plummeting global demand as hundreds of millions of people...

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EU to provide cash for Myanmar clothing workers

The EU plans to provide €5m (US$5. 4m) in cash to support clothing workers in Myanmar who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thai clothing factory compensates exploited migrant workers

More than 150 Burmese migrants who were illegally charged excessive recruitment fees to secure jobs at a Thai clothing factory have won a rare compensation...

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Vietnam launches investigation into anti-dumping duties on polyester yarn

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched an investigation that may result in anti-dumping duties on polyester filament yarn (PFY) originating from China, India,...

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Ukrainian women’s clothing producer switches to face masks

Santa Ukraina, a manufacturer of women’s dresses, blouses and skirts for European retail brands, has rapidly transformed its output to help solve the shortage of...

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Polish fashion retailer cuts management pay to almost zero

Polish fashion retailer LPP has cut pay for its management board members to a symbolic PLN1 (US$0.

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Czech bed-linen producer sewing face masks

Czech company Nanospace, which produces bed linen using nano-membranes to protect allergic sleepers from mites, has started making 10,000 nano-membrane face masks a day for...

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Belarusian cotton spinning factory starts co-operation with AvtoVAZ

Antopol Cotton Spinning Factory, based in Drogichin District, Belarus, has established a co-operation with Russian automaker AvtoVAZ.

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