According to China’s General Administration of Customs, the nation’s exports of textiles and apparel amounted to US$23.05 billion (provisional) in November 2018, remaining flat compared to the same month of last year. Exports of textiles rose by 3.2% to US$10.31 billion, thus rising for the eighth consecutive month. On the other hand, apparel exports decreased by 0.3% to US$12.74 billion, decreasing for the first time in six months since May. January-November 2018 exports of textiles and apparel grew by 3.8% year-on-year to US$253.96 billion: textiles, US$109.30 billion (up 9.3%) and apparel, US$144.66 billion (up 0.9%).
Hohenstein is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme and will support the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. Hohenstein commits to working collaboratively on this task and towards the milestones set in the Programme’s Joint Roadmap through active engagement with other brands, retailers and stakeholders. The international accredited testing laboratory, services provider and research partner in the textile industry is joining over 20 leading brands working together to drive industry-wide changes in responsible chemical management, and commits to working on this task in a collaborative and open manner.
The Rieter Group has completed the acquisition of a 25% stake in Electro-Jet S.L. on December 14th upon approval by the Spanish antitrust authority. Based in Gurb, Spain, Electro-Jet generated annual sales of around 25 million euro in 2017, and employs around 135 people. The joint development of innovative products is also planned as part of the strategic partnership.