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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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Far Eastern New Century develops polyester-recycling tool 11 Oct 2018

Taiwan-based textile supplier Far Eastern New Century (FENC) is to debut a chemical recycling product for textiles at the upcoming Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS).

Sintex eco-friendly stretch fabric can be recycled 13 Jun 2018

Singtex, a sustainable manufacturer of outdoor functional fabrics, has developed an eco-friendly moderate stretch fabric with long-lasting performance for use in athleisure, training and sports apparel.

Far Eastern New Century issues first "green" bonds 10 Jan 2018

Taiwan textile maker Far Eastern New Century Corporation has issued NT$3bn (US$101.2m) in "green" bonds to fund several projects, including the recycling of polyester materials and waterless dyeing.

China probes Taiwan chemical firms for dumping 3 Jan 2018

China is understood to have launched an investigation into chemical firms in Taiwan, claiming they sold certain chemicals on the Chinese market at unfairly low prices.

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.