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20th March 2007

Dhaka factory collapse

A garment factory in the Phoenix Building collapsed in Dhaka’s Tejgaon industrial area on February 25, reportedly leaving at least 16 people killed and 35 others wounded, after unauthorized renovations...

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20th March 2007

M&S to launch Fairtrade clothing

Marks & Spencer announced it would be the first UK major to sell clothing made from 100% Fairtrade cotton. The announcement referred to a limited range of socks and T-shirts...

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20th March 2007

Jeantex and Sanatex call off merger

Jeantex has cancelled a letter of intent to buy Sanatex. Jeantex chairman Henry Fahman said: “Operating Sanatex under the Jeantex Group was not the best platform to expand business” ,...

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20th March 2007

US: Nova Knits agrees payout for ex-employees

Apparel producer Nova Knits will award laid-off workers with more than $500,000 in severance pay following complaints to the company’s board of supervisors, Associated Press reported. More than 100 employees...

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20th March 2007

Turks move out of textiles

Turkey’s top textile and clothing manufacturers are planning considerable investments in 2006 – but many plan to switch their emphasis to other industries, or outside Turkey. For example - Trouser...

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20th March 2007

UN worries worry about Israeli border closure

The UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that the serious “economic and humanitarian concerns” have been raised by the closure of the Gaza Strip’s Kami crossing into...

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20th March 2007

400 factories close in West Java

At least 400 medium and large textile and garment makers in Indonesia’s West Java have stopped operation over the past year, the newspaper Bisnis Indonesia reported, with a local parliamentarian...

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17th March 2007

Trade Rules: US hints at quota extension

US textile lobbyists began a campaign to extend quotas against China beyond 2008, and US trade officials showed some signs of sympathy Meanwhile, the EU shows signs of wide internal...

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17th March 2007

Bangladesh finds 50 more dangerous factories

Bangladeshi authorities cannot agree on the scale of risk its garment workers face from unsafe factories.Trade association BGMEA has identified 53 garment factory buildings 'extremely risky' for operation But as...

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21st March 2006

US groups pile on pressure…

As a further round of US/China talks on an overall textile/apparel agreement was announced for September 26-27, US textile lobbyists put more pressure on negotiators. On September 22, petitions were...

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