Archive: February 2021

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ACT brands condemn Myanmar military coup

Global retail brands sourcing ready-made garments from Myanmar have released a joint statement with IndustriAll Global Union, condemning the recent military coup and affirming their...

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Clothing workers in Laos to receive emergency support

Up to 17,000 clothing workers in Laos affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic are to receive two months’ emergency income support worth LAK900,000 (US$96).

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ITC improves competitiveness of Tajikistan's textile and clothing sector

As part of the International Trade Centre’s intensive training courses on improving sewing performance for professionals from clothing companies and universities in Tajikistan, a five-day...

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Kazakh bed linen producers to increase output and exports

Leading Kazakh bed linen manufacturers plan to increase their production and exports this year. In 2020, the production of bed linen amounted to 7.

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Auchan launches used clothing business in Romania

A year after testing the concept in France, Auchan will start selling used clothing along with its new collections in its Romanian stores.

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Military coup clouds future of Myanmar clothing sector

The military coup in Myanmar is poised to deliver a major blow to the country’s US$6bn clothing and footwear industry, threatening hundreds of thousands of...

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H&M faces criminal investigation over Russian customs duties

Russian authorities have opened a criminal investigation into clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) for allegedly avoiding RUB3. 1bn (US$41m) of customs duties.

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Blood-red floodwater in Indonesia caused by batik dye

An Indonesian village has been inundated by crimson-coloured water after flooding hit a fabric dyeing centre in central Java, sparking a social media frenzy.

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Philippine textile institute opens collaborative space for designers

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) has launched its PTRI Textile Gallery, Design and Innovation Hub and the Philippine Textiles e-portal.

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PetroVietnam and Taiwanese fibre producer step up co-operation

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the Shinkong Synthetic Fibers Corporation (SSFC), an affiliate of Taiwan’s Shin Kong Group, have signed a co-operation...

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