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Chinese Companies Powering Ethiopia’s ambition to become Africa’s Manufacturing Hub.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – China Daily reports that as part of its vision to become the manufacturing hub of Africa, Ethiopia will on inaugurate the first phase of its flagship Chinese-built Hawassa Industrial Park.

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USTR Announces Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of China.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C., United States – U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden […]

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India Tops Global Retail Development Index in 2017; Overtakes China.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Featured News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

United States/China – CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading real estate consulting firm, announced the findings of its latest India Retail MarketView Report – H1, 2017​. According to the report, in the recently announced Global Retail Development Index 2017, India has topped the rakings, overtaking China. This is indicative of the growing prominence of India […]

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Mahlo Gmbh: Birthplace of the Weft Straightener.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Saal an der Donau, Germany – On 5 August, Mahlo GmbH + Co.KG celebrated its 72 birthday. Then, over seven decades earlier, nobody could have guessed the success the “Dr. Eng. Heinz Mahlo Electromechanical Workshops” would have someday. The development of the first automatic weft straightener put the company in the position of a global market […]

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Cotton Made in Africa Achieves Record Revenues.

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Hamburg, Germany – Upon publication of its annual report for 2016, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) can report positive results for the past commercial year: As the largest label for sustainable cotton from Africa, CmiA certified 30% of cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa. Growing demand for CmiA cotton in the textile industry meant that around […]

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USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives.

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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ILO and UNICEF to Collaborate on Child Protection Issues.

By   /  August 24, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to reinforce their collaboration in Bangladesh, in particular relating to efforts to strengthen child protection services and to combat child labour.

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Vietnamese Textile Sector Overcomes TPP Fall-Back in Style.

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Hanoi, Vietnam – VietnamNet reports that after the two years considered the high point of FDI in the textile industry (2014-2015), since the start of 2016, the number of FDI projects in this industry has decreased considerably. In early 2017, Chinese investors invested $220 million in the Billion Vietnam polyester synthetic fiber plant in the […]

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Do Textiles Remain Skin-Friendly and Odourless when Confronted with Sweat During the Heat of Summer?.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Bonnigheim, Germany – As the temperature rises, human beings produce more sweat. Heat puts the body under great strain, which can reach dangerous levels – especially for the elderly. That is why the Hohenstein Institute has put together consumer guidelines with behavior and protection measures, as well as recommendations for clothing that also take physiological […]

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DPI Research Protecting Australian Cotton from Verticillium Wilt.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Cotton News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Orange, Australia – New research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will focus on the fungal disease Verticillium wilt to help the Australian cotton industry to manage the risk associated with the disease.

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