US clothing firm VF Corporation is to close a jeans factory in Lodz, Poland, at the cost of more than a thousand jobs, it has been reported.

According to Agence France Presse, VF will let 1,100 workers go in the first half of next year, with just 40 employees remaining.

VF spokespeople in the US and Europe were not available to comment on the report when contacted today (26 November).