Archive: August 2022

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New Lenzing factory strengthens status as regional BCG hub

The recent start up of operations at European cellulosic fibres producer Lenzing’s production plant for lyocell fibre exemplifies Thailand’s status as a hub for green...

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Could hemp growing industry rescue Croatia’s economy?

It is estimated that the value of the European industrial hemp market could approach US$9bn by 2027, according to Poslovni Dnevnik.

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Lenzing to transition Indonesian site to green energy

The Lenzing Group, a producer of wood-based speciality fibres, is expanding its global clean electricity portfolio and transitioning its production site in Purwakarta, Indonesia, to...

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From ties to a full range of men’s fashion in Bulgaria

In 1991, Silvia and Svilen Kanevski decided to start making ties.

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Estonian clothing company licenses Ivo Nikkolo brand for €8m

Estonian clothing company Baltika has sold its women’s clothing brand Ivo Nikkolo on license, for €8m (US$8m) on a 10-year term, according to local media...

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Clothing workers in Eastern Europe often earn less than in Far East

According to recent figures by the Clean Clothes Campaign, clothing workers are on average poorer when they earn the applicable minimum wage.

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Swiss group to open factory in Romania

One of the largest premium brands in Switzerland, Calida Holding, which focuses on underwear and furniture, has opened a factory in Sibiu region, central Romania,...

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Clothing waste burned in brick kilns in Cambodia

An investigation by Unearthed, part of Greenpeace, has revealed that mixed garment off-cuts from factories are being burned across Cambodia to fuel brick kilns.

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Joint research centre launched to tackle textile waste in Singapore

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), a global resources-based manufacturing group, have launched the RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre to...

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Winners announced in Thai sustainable fashion design competition

Global chemicals company Indorama Ventures has named the winners of a competition it has run for young designers in Thailand.

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