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The pandemic is not yet fully controlled, global freight remains unreliable and expensive, and cost for energy and global commodities is increasing. © Stockfotos-MG/stock.adobe.com

 
27/09/2021 – Manufacturing costs continue to rise

Manufacturing costs continue to rise

Indorama must pass on costs to customers

The cost inflations have reached a level that Indorama can no longer offset. Therefore, the manufacturer will increase the price effective October 1st ... By  Sibylle Michel
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Proof of double vaccination will also enable access to the RAI Exhibition Centre and the Fespa/European Sign Expo exhibition area. © Fespa

 
23/09/2021 – Restrictions lifted in The Netherlands

Restrictions lifted in The Netherlands

Fespa Global Print Expo 2021 travel update

Restrictions on fully-vaccinated travellers to The Netherlands from designated ‘very high-risk countries‘ were lifted on 22nd September 2021. By  Editorial staff
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There have been capacity bottlenecks in sea freight between China and Europe for months. © donvictori0/stock.adobe.com

 
21/09/2021 – Freight costs

Freight costs

Pandemic brings record prices until well after Christmas

Importers of consumer goods from Asia will have to contend with a lack of freight capacities and exploding transport costs for goods from the Far East. By  Sibylle Michel
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Arno Gärtner, Karl Mayer’s CEO (left in the picture) and Dr. Helmut Preßl, Karl Mayer’s CFO, open the new building of the headquarters with a cut through the red ribbon. © Karl Mayer

 
20/09/2021 – Networking, agile working and more

Networking, agile working and more

Karl Mayer with new head office building

The Karl Mayer Group’s corporate headquarters moved into a new building. It forms the focal point of the new Campus at the Obertshausen site. By  Sibylle Michel
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“Our mission remains unchanged,” says Oeko-Tex Secretary General Georg Dieners. © Oeko-Tex

 
17/09/2021 – Oeko-Tex Annual Report 2020/2021

Oeko-Tex Annual Report 2020/2021

Demand for “Made in Green” increases

For another consecutive year, the international Oeko-Tex Association reported positive results, despite the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. By  Ilona Schulz
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The IAF’s 36th World Fashion Convention, held back-to-back with the Euratex 9th European Apparel & Textile Convention on November 7-9, 2021, in Antwerp, is taking shape with a strong backing from a global cast of sponsors. © IAF

 
14/09/2021 – Transition of the Global Fashion System

Transition of the Global Fashion System

IAF’S 36th world fashion convention is taking shape

The IAF’s 36th World Fashion Convention, November 7-9, 2021, in Antwerp, will bring together senior apparel industry representatives from across the supply ... By  Editorial staff
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Roland Stelzer (front right) talking to the organic cotton farmers in Kyrgyzstan. © Cotonea/Klaus Mellenthin

 
10/09/2021 – Interview with Roland Stelzer on SDG 8

Interview with Roland Stelzer on SDG 8

Cotonea commits to fair work conditions

What do fair working conditions look like and how are they implemented at Cotonea? textile network spoke with CEO Roland Stelzer. By  Sibylle Michel