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Synergies Worldwide CEO unravels sourcing shifts 26 Apr 2016

An apparel industry at a crossroads and an intertwined network of challenges and opportunities are among the issues facing Guido Schlossmann as he takes the helm of low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide. Unravelling this complexity requires a new, more global and integrated look at the industry, he tells just-style.

Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Thailand sets its sights on ASEAN's fashion hub 2 May 2013

Faced with a fall in exports to the US and EU, Thailand's textile and garment industry has set its sights on becoming a fashion hub for the ASEAN region.

Thai garment sector looks to diversify export markets 9 Jan 2013

Thailand's textile and garment industry is aiming to diversify its export markets as it faces a significant drop in demand from its key American and European Union (EU) customers.

New programmes boost Thailand's apparel ambitions 25 May 2011

Thailand's textile and garment industry is eyeing new opportunities for growth thanks to a number of expanding opportunities in the region and a focus on design. Vicky Sung reports.

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Indorama Ventures buys polyester yarn maker Sinterama 12 Aug 2019

Global chemicals and fibres producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is to acquire Sinterama SpA, a manufacturer of high performance polyester yarns that are used in the apparel sector. 

Thailand eyes US export opportunity as US-China trade war intensifies 28 May 2019

Thailand is looking to benefit from the potential fallout between the US and China, saying its exports to the US could grow to between US$200m-1bn should the tariff hike go ahead. 

New $1bn fund for green infrastructure in ASEAN 16 Apr 2019

A new US$1bn joint facility has been launched to finance green infrastructure investments across Southeast Asia.

Absolute Denim switches production to aniline-free indigo 7 Dec 2018

Thailand's Absolute Denim is to become the first denim manufacturer to convert 100% of its production to an aniline-free indigo solution developed by colour and speciality textile chemicals provider Archroma.

VT Garment adopts PLM for speed-to-market 13 Nov 2018

Thai outdoor and sports apparel manufacturer VT Garment has adopted Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software in a bid to speed up the time-to-market of its products.

Thai firms team up to create textiles from plastic waste 26 Sep 2018

Thai investment group Saha Pathana has signed a memorandum of understanding with petrochemical refiner PTT Global Chemical for the development of textile products using plastic waste.

Thailand garment exports up 3% to April 25 Jun 2018

Thailand saw its apparel exports grow over 3% in the first four months of the year with the US remaining the country’s biggest market.

Thailand makes move to eradicate forced labour 6 Jun 2018

Thailand is making moves to stamp out all forms of forced labour by becoming the first Asian country to ratify the Forced Labour Convention.

Better Work targets gender equality in the garment industry 2 Feb 2018

The Better Work initiative has launched a new five-year strategy to enhance gender equality in the garment industry.

Teijin Frontier sets up fibre research lab in Thailand 14 Dec 2017

Teijin Frontier, the fibre product converting company of Teijin Group, has made further moves to position Thailand as a hub for its global operations with the opening of an R&D fibre facility in the country, and the transfer of polyester fibre production to its Thai subsidiary.