Archive: October 2020


Philippine clothing makers expect 21,000 redundancies

Philippine clothing exporters expect to cut around 21,000 jobs this year as orders from the US plunge, prompting workers to call on international brands, including...

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Indonesian textile and clothing industry dips 14.2%

According to Statistics Indonesia (BPS), the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has aggravated issues related to competitiveness in Indonesia’s textile and clothing industry, which contracted by 14.

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Fibertex Personal Care expands Malaysian nonwovens production facilities

The Denmark-based Fibertex Personal Care Group is investing DKK250m (US$296m) in two production lines for the hygiene industry – a speciality nonwovens line in Malaysia...

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Myanmar clothing factory orders fall by 75%

Clothing factories in Myanmar have seen orders fall by 75% year on year owing to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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Thai mattress exporters warned over anti-dumping probe

Thai mattress exporters are being warned to prepare for a possible anti-dumping duty (AD) from the US, which is investigating AD and countervailing duty claims...

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Uniqlo to launch two more outlets in Hanoi

Japanese fashion brand Uniqlo has announced plans to open two more stores in Hanoi, taking the total number in Vietnam to six.

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Serbian sock producer suspected of money laundering in the US

Sock producer Real Knitting, headquartered near the Serbian town of Backa Palanka, received a financial transaction worth US$1.

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Czech textile printing machine reduces amount of chemicals and energy used

Pikto Digital, based in Břeclav, South Moravia, has developed a machine to print on fabric in an environmentally friendly way using new technology for digital...

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Russian textile producers aim to increase domestic market share

Russian textile manufacturers plan to increase their share of the domestic market this year owing to the ongoing decline of imports, particularly from China, due...

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Ukrainian textile maker to start production of medical clothing

Ukrainian textile producer Tekstil-Kontakt is to start manufacturing protective medical clothing at its plant in Chernihiv with an investment of US$5m.

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