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Why do modern robotics elude sportswear makers? 29 Nov 2016

The world's leading sportswear brands and manufacturers are struggling to equip their factories with the robotic and cyber physical systems (CPS) element of Industry 4.0 processes, at least in the near term, a major international conference has heard. 


Taiwan's textile makers reap high-tech rewards 6 Dec 2012

Facing a fragile global economy, rival South Korea's aggressive free trade agreement (FTA) strategy, as well as an appreciating local currency, Taiwan's textile and apparel manufacturers have placed their bets on innovation. And indeed, their strong focus on upgraded and functional textiles appears to be paying off.


Taiwanese textile and clothing exporters look to China 12 Jul 2011

Taiwanese textile and clothing exporters are hoping to take advantage of closer trading links with China now that relations with the mainland are moving slowly towards normalisation.


Taiwan takes the lead in performance apparel fabrics 10 Dec 2010

Taiwanese firms are continuing to cultivate their lead in functional fibres and fabrics for performance apparel, with future growth assured by trade agreements signed with China and the EU.


Taiwan textile makers to gain from closer China ties 18 Nov 2008

Thawing relations between Taiwan and China are set to generate closer trade ties between the two former political rivals – a move that should have a positive effect on Taiwan’s textile and apparel industry. Vicky Sung reports.

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Taiwan "preparing" to join CPTPP trade pact 20 Nov 2017

Taiwan is understood to be considering joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – the new name for the TPP between the remaining 11 nations minus the US – and is preparing for bilateral and multilateral negotiations.


Eclat Textile gearing up for Amazon supply deal? 10 Aug 2017

Taiwan apparel manufacturer Eclat Textile, supplier to Nike, Under Armour and Lululemon, is understood to have signed a deal to supply online giant Amazon.


Roo Hsing "largest jeans maker" after JD United merger 1 Aug 2017

Taiwan-based garment maker Roo Hsing Co believes it will become the world's largest jeans maker following its merger with Chinese jeans manufacturer JD United.


Taiwan manufacturers reveal sustainable offerings 27 Jul 2017

Fabric made from coffee oil, smart textiles measuring vital signs, and what is claimed to be the world's first PFC-free Durable Water Repellent (DWR) polyester filament were some of the products launched by Taiwan’s leading textile manufacturers at this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.


Taiwan researchers develop smart apparel technology 18 Nov 2016

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed a new smart clothing line with the ability to provide fatigue warnings and regulate blood pressure. 


Adidas praises textile major FENC for ocean plastic project 24 Oct 2016

Far Eastern New Century Corp (FENC), one of Tawian's leading textile conglomerates and a major supplier of recycled PET products for international brands, has been recognised by Adidas for its work in turning ocean plastic waste bottles into high performance fabrics. 


Gore-Tex fabric made under license for first time in Taiwan 6 Sep 2016

Outdoor materials specialist WL Gore & Associates is outsourcing production of its Gore-Tex fabric for the first time, as part of an extended agreement with Taiwan’s Formosa Taffeta Company.


Taiwan textile industry faces energy cap 20 Jul 2015

Taiwan is to impose mandatory energy conservation across the country's textile industry as part of plans to improve the investment environment for manufacturing.


Patagonia adds new CSR standard to supply chain 18 Jun 2015

Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia has implemented a new set of standards for migrant workers across its supply chain that it hopes will eradicate human trafficking and forced labour in the countries it sources from.


TAIWAN: Daphne International reveals slump in Q2 sales 22 Jul 2014

Footwear retailer Daphne International Holdings has booked a slump in second-quarter sales as a result of store closures and poor weather conditions.