Category Archives: textiles

New manufacturing news website goes live

After over 1000 blogs, the Whats Happening in Manufacturing blog spot has grown up and become the sector’s newest fully functioning 24/7 manufacturing news website. WHIMFING.com (What’s Happening In Manufacturing) boasts “no frills; just facts”. It’s “where busy people who … Continue reading

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Rapanui fashions reshoring plan

The Isle of Wight-based fashion firm Rapanui Clothing  is backing a recently launched campaign to bring manufacturing back to the UK by reshoring some of its production. Rapanui – which makes fashion clothing for men and women from organic, natural … Continue reading

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Marling Leek in court after unguarded machine shattered worker’s forearm

Marling Leek, a manufacturer specialising in weaving and dying webbing for seatbelts and harnesses has been fined £35,000 and ordered to pay a further £5,257 in costs after employee Andrew Thomas shattered his left forearm in an unguarded machine. Following … Continue reading

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Duresta’s China excursion with PM will add up to Notts jobs

The chief executive of luxury English upholstery manufacturer Duresta says that meeting demand from China could lead us to increase the number of craftsmen and women employed at its Long Eaton factory. Having been a member of the party of … Continue reading

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ABF reports profits hike but is ‘shocked and saddened’ by Bangladesh tragedy

The groceries to garments group Associated British Foods (ABF) said today that it was “shocked and deeply saddened” by the collapse of the Rana Plaza building which killed more than 1100 people in Bangladesh last April. A supplier to its … Continue reading

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Muirhead wins BA seat order

The leather manufacturer Muirhead has been selected by British Airways to upgrade the seating of its European fleet. Muirhead will be working with BE Aerospace on the project which is due for completion at the end of 2013 and will … Continue reading

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Emtex calls for world standard conditions in textile factories

Against the background of reports that 200 Bangladesh clothing factories have stopped production with 10,000 workers taking to the streets demanding higher pay, the East Midlands Textiles Association (Emtex) has called for the establishment of a world standard for the … Continue reading

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