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  • Lack of sufficient electricity supply, counterfeiting and smuggling are some of the biggest problems affecting the Nigerian textile industry, which cannot revive unless the government supports the it using a holistic approach, according toNigerian Textiles Manufacturers Association (NTMA)president Folorunsho Daniyan, who was elected recently.Pic: ShutterstockA major problem for the sector is the cost of energy: cost of gas for those in the south and that of black oil for those in the north that
  • The world people have been going through an unprecedented situation of lockdown due to dangerous Coronavirus. The whole world is just in a standstill due to fear of Coronavirus fear. The economy of the world also faces unexpected lockdown as most of the flights globally have been either suspended or canceled. Factories, industries, shopping malls, restaurants, food courts and what not have been closed. People are fearing of losing their jobs and companies are fearing shutdown their operations.Fi
  • The National Bargaining Council for the Clothing Manufacturing Industry in South Africa recently ratified South Africa's first COVID-19 Lockdown National Collective Agreement. The collective agreement was concluded following quick national-level negotiations between the parties to the clothing industry bargaining council.Pic: ShutterstockThe signatories to the clothing industry agreement are the Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU), the Apparel & Textile Associ
  • In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of this announcement, effective from 0 a.m., 28 march 2020. Entry by foreign nationals with APEC Business Travel Cards will be suspended as well. Policies including port visas, 24/72/144-hour visa-free transit policy, Hainan 30-day visa-free policy, 15-day visa-free policy specified for foreign crui
  • From today on 25 March, India will be under complete lockdown as it looks to stave off the coronavirus epidemic that is quickly spreading within its borders.Some parts of the country had been locked down for the past two days, but starting today, movement will be restricted nationwide for the next 21 days, with limited exceptions.“From 12 midnight tonight, the entire country will go under a complete lockdown,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday.Figure:India shuts factories, locks
  • Almost all the entire earthmen have been advised for self-isolation ‘Remain at your home. Do not go to work, school, restaurant or public areas. Separate yourself from other people. Stay in a well-ventilated room with a window to the outside that can be opened but Keep the door closed. Many areas, offices, schools have locked down and companies like JP Morgan, Twitter advised their people to work from home. In Bangladesh, some companies also have started the same practice and many companies have
  • Zara owner Inditex may soon be stitching hospital scrubs, helping its home country Spain fight the coronavirus epidemic.Inditex last week informed that the epidemic had shut nearly half its stores around the world.It was studying converting part of its textile manufacturing capacity in Spain to produce hospital gowns. It also said it would make available to Spain its vast logistics and supplier network, especially in China, to “meet Spain’s emergency needs of both medical and textile materials”
  • LISBON - The 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference - which was due to be held in Lisbon in June - has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which organises the event, has decided the conference will now be held in the Portuguese capital city on 2–4 March 2021.BCI leaders said the decision had not been taken lightly but felt it was the most "responsible approach" to safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff, members, partners and st
  • The April edition of Performance Days in Munich will not now take place in its usual form. The event was to run on April 22 and 23.Organiser, Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult, announced on March 25 that it was cancelling the event and that it would not seek to rearrange it later in the year (a second 2020 edition of Performance Days is due to take place in Munich on October 28 and 29).Instead, Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult said it wanted to find a way to allow Perfor
  • MANCHESTER – Scientists have found a new way in which microplastics and textile microfibres find their way into deep sea marine environments – through submarine avalanches.It’s estimated that over 10 million tons of plastic pollution is exported into the oceans each year with around 99 per cent of this is stored in the deep sea. However, it was previously not known how plastic pollution gets to the deep sea from land.The researchers say that studying the distribution of different types of marine
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