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Turkish Mill Taypa Tekstil Spends $800M on Algeria Textile Plant as Interest in Africa Grows

Interest and investment in African textile and apparel manufacturing is growing, with Turkish denim manufacturer Taypa Teksil now set to invest $800 million in a textile facility in Algeria.

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Repreve’s New Playbook for Broncos Gear: A Cap From Plastic Bottles

Unifi Inc.’s Repreve brand of recycled performance fibers its expanding its product array by teaming with New Era Cap for the introduction of its first official National Football League cap made with plastic bottles.

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Icebreaker Deal Brings VF Corp. Deeper Into Natural Fiber Market

VF Corp.’s acquisition this week of Icebreaker Holdings Ltd. is aimed at increasing its position in what it sees as “the growing and underpenetrated natural fiber category.”

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Invista’s Apparel & Advanced Textiles Unit Being Bought by Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding

Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Invista's Apparel & Advanced Textiles business, which includes the Lycra and Coolmax brands.

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Pakistan University Invents Disease-Resistant GM Cotton

Pakistan’s Punjab University has signed a memorandum of understanding to provide newly invented disease-resistant cotton seed to farmers in the country through seven multinational companies nationwide.

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Responsible Wool Standard Being Adopted by Argentine Wool Industry

Textile Exchange’s Responsible Wool Standard will be used by two key Argentina organizations–ProLana and the Industry Wool Federation–as a basis for the outreach to and training of regional farmers.

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