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TRADITIONAL TRIBAL FABRIC-MAKING DRIVES INDONESIAN RUNWAY FASHION SALES

DRAWING inspiration from the sustainable fabric-making methods of Indonesia’s Baduy tribal community, who live in a remote region of Java, a high-profile Indonesian textile designer has commercialised is these textiles to create runway fashion for a global audience.

Woven fabric designs developed by Merdi Sihombing, called Suat Songket and Samping Aros, are “unique traditional weaving patterns that are used by the Baduy community,” Mr Sihombing told WTiN.com,…

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WOOL INDUSTRY NEEDS TO GIRD ITS SUSTAINABILITY REPUTATION – IWTO MEETING TOLD

THE WOOL industry worldwide needs to bolster its reputation for sustainability, amidst increasing siren attacks on its marketing position from animal rights and environmental activists, the 2018 International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) Wool Round Table, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, heard this month (December 3-4).…

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INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY ROUND UP - RETALIATORY DUTIES ON USA CONFECTIONERY AND INGREDIENTS EXPORTS CHALLENGED AT WTO

THE WORLD Trade Organisation (WTO) Disputes Settlement Body (DSB) has approved establishing disputes settlement panels ruling sought by the USA on whether retaliatory duties imposed by the European Union (EU), Canada, China, and Mexico on US confectionery and sweet bakery and associated ingredient exports, imposed in response to America’s controversial steel and aluminium tariffs, break WTO rules.…

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ICAO BUDDY SYSTEM HELPS EMERGING MARKET COUNTRIES PREPARE FOR CORSIA

A BUDDY training system has been launched by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), enabling countries with significant regulatory capacity to help other states prepare for the upcoming CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) scheme. ICAO has been training national officials to advise on ensuring CORSIA’s legal requirements are written into local laws and also on building the emissions data monitoring, reporting and verification systems they need to measure their airlines’ carbon footprint.…

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AMERICAN LAMB EXPORTERS PREPARING TO SEIZE SALES IN NEWLY OPENED JAPANESE MARKET

MEAT industry professionals in the USA are gearing up to re-enter Japan’s lucrative lamb market, following the Japanese government in July (2018) lifting a ban to import American lamb into Japan. US exporters are looking to persuade Japanese consumers that American lamb is a quality, even niche, product, as they look to compete with Australian and New Zealand rivals.…

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GLOBAL SHIFT TOWARDS BLOCKING ANIMAL TESTING ON COSMETICS CONTINUES TO ROLL FORWARD

MPs in Canada have returned to their House of Commons after the traditional summer break, when they are expected to vote on a draft law, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, that would ban the testing of cosmetics and their ingredients on annals in Canada and block the sale of personal care products that have been assessed using such techniques.…

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CHARITIES STILL STRUGGLE TO AVOID BEING TAINTED WITH TERRORIST FINANCING

Charities continue to be at risk of being exploited by terrorist groups looking to transfer money and finance their operations, with the Middle East a high-risk area.

These non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are, however, criticising the extra scrutiny the sector is facing from regulators, banks and governments, saying it is driving charity financing into the shadows, actually increasing risks of financing by crime and terror groups.…

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ARTISTS PAINTS INNOVATION FOCUSES ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH – WHILE MAINTAINING QUALITY

THE GLOBAL artists’ paint market and industry may be small compared to bulk coatings segments, but it is important – and not just because real profits can be made by manufacturers, but also because this specialist segment drives innovation.

The need to reduce the environmental health impact of products that have inevitably had to deliver high-quality performance is one key focus of manufacturers and brands at present.…

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USMCA DEAL PUSHES AMERICAN DAIRY INTO PROTECTED CANADIAN MARKET – ALTHOUGH GAINS WILL BE INCREMENTAL

COMMENTATORS may scoff at President Donald Trump’s ‘Art of the Deal’ negotiating pretentions, but it would be hard to argue that the American food sector was not a winner in the new USA-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal, stuck on September 30.…

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IRELAND’S DAIRY INDUSTRY GOES GLOBAL AND DIVERSIFIES, AS IT SEEKS INSULATION FROM BREXIT DISRUPTION

The recent sight of a Chinese internet celebrity in a milking parlour in Limerick could be a hint of what the future holds for Ireland’s increasingly international dairy industry. Xiao Lu Yu, one of the ‘influencers’ who monetise Chinese social media (see https://m.weibo.cn/status/4279583182420503

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