World Cotton Production Rebounds; Consumption Grows Slightly

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By   3 days ago

Washington D.C., United States - Global cotton production in 2016/17 is forecast at 101.6 million bales, 1 million bales below last month’s projection but 4.7 million bales above 2015/16.

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Takes Place This Month with China’s Top Brands Taking Part

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By   10 days ago

Shanghai, China - For many overseas buyers at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, the ability to meet with potentially hundreds of Chinese exhibitors, under the same roof and at the same time, is a strong drawcard.

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Texprocess 2017: New Registration Record Nine Months Before the Doors Open

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By   17 days ago

Frankfurt, Germany – With around nine months still to go before the doors open, Texprocess, Leading International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials, can already boast an outstanding number of registrations with almost 100 percent of the exhibition space occupied by the fair in 2015 having been booked.

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Cotton Prices Rise as Stocks Tighten

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By   25 days ago

Washington D.C, United States –  International cotton prices jumped to over 80 cents/lb in the second half of July 2016 from an average of 70 cents/lb for the rest of the season.

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Italian Textile Machinery: As the Domestic Market Holds its Ground, Sales Abroad Slip During the Second Quarter of 2016

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By   25 days ago

Milan, Italy - Textile machinery orders in Italy for the second quarter of 2016 slow down somewhat but manage to hold their ground,

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BGMEA Launches Roadmap to Achieve $50 Billion RMG Export

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By   25 days ago

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) launched a roadmap that outlines avenues and plans to achieve the target of US$ 50 billion from RMG exports by 2021. 

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Italian Textile Machinery on Show at Irantex

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By   31 days ago

Milan, Italy - In the forthcoming trade show Irantex 25 Italian companies will be hosted in the Italian Pavilion. The attendance to Irantex is a further step to enhance the strong relationship between the local textile industry and the Italian textile machinery sector.

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How Much of China’s Apparel Production Can South Asia Capture?

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By   31 days ago

Beijing, China – China now dominates the global apparel market – accounting for 41% of the market, compared with 12% for South Asia. But as wages in China continue to rise, its apparel production is expected to shift toward other developing countries, especially in Asia.

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New Coating Line for Monforts Advanced Technology Centre

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By   3 days ago

Monchengladbach, Germany - A new complete coating line has been commissioned by Monforts in its Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) at the company’s headquarters in Monchengladbach, Germany; allowing customer’s in-house opportunities to undertake trials with Monforts complete range of coating heads under fully confidential, real production conditions.

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Jakob Müller AG Expands its Business Operations Takeover of Benninger AG by JMBT Beteiligungen AG

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By   10 days ago

Frick, Switzerland - On 15 August, JMBT Beteiligungen AG acquired 100% of the share capital of Benninger AG from Benninger Holding AG. With this acquisition Jakob Müller AG is expanding its position in the textile finishing sector.

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Archroma Pakistan Wins ‘Employer of the Year’ and ‘CEO of the Year’ Awards

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By   10 days ago

Reinach, Switzerland - Archroma, a leader in color and specialty chemicals, announced that its Pakistan affiliate has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ in the multinationals segment in a nationwide contest organized by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP).

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CMT and Bruckner – A Long Term Partnership Based on Innovations

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By   17 days ago

Mauritius / Germany - Compagnie Mauricienne de Textile Ltée (CMT) is one of the leading garment manufacturers in the world. Headquartered in Mauritius with design and marketing offices in the UK and France, CMT is specialized in fast-fashion jersey-wear for high-street retailers in Europe and the US.

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Huntsman Grants Sole License for its Patented Reactive Super Black Dyes To Jihua Group In China

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By   17 days ago

China / United States  - The Textile Effects division of Huntsman Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement with Jihua Group under which Huntsman Textile Effects will grant a sole license to Jihua Group to manufacture, sell and market Huntsman’s patented reactive Super Black dyes in China.

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Advanced Exhaust Air Cleaner Module from Monforts

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By   17 days ago

Monchengladbach, Germany – A new advanced exhaust air cleaning module, suitable for fitting with the latest Montex 8500 Stenter, is optionally available.

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Dongheng Group Invests in High-Volume Digital Textile Printing with a PIKE® Printer from SPGPrints

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By   25 days ago

 Netherlands / China - SPGPrints announced the sale of a six-color PIKE® digital textile printer to the Dongheng Group, in Changzhou, Jiangsu province (near Shanghai), China.

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Self-Healing Textiles Not Only Repair Themselves, But Can Neutralize Chemicals

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By   25 days ago

Pennsylvania, United States - Someday, chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films may prevent farmers from exposure to organophosphate pesticides, soldiers from chemical or biological attacks in the field and factory workers from accidental releases of toxic materials, according to a team of researchers.

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Lenzing Group: Substantial Revenue and Earnings Increase in First Half-Year 2016

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By   3 days ago

Lenzing, Austria -  The Lenzing Group significantly improved earnings in the first half-year 2016 compared to the first half-year 2015.

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Trützschler and EREMA Cooperate on Inline BCF Systems for R-PET

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By   10 days ago

Austria / Germany - After having worked successfully together during the past year, both companies have signed an agreement on the cooperation in the area of reclycled materials, especially of R-PET.

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Eastman Launches Avra™ Performance Fibers, Introducing a Polyester Fiber with a Unique Combination of Size, Shape, and Performance to the Active Apparel Market

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By   10 days ago

Tennessee, United States - The next generation of polyester fibers was introduced to the performance apparel market when Eastman Chemical Company announced the launch of Avra™ Performance Fibers.

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T-SCAN – Multiple Detection for a Comprehensive Foreign Part Separation

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By   10 days ago

Monchengladbach, Germany - There are many sensors for the detection of foreign parts on the market. What they all have in common is that they only can detect certain foreign parts.

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Stepping Up to Total Contamination Control

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By   25 days ago

Uster, Switzerland - Spinners are increasingly seeking to take control of the level of contamination in yarn. They need to meet customers’ quality demands exactly, using foolproof but flexible methods which also take account of mill efficiency, minimizing waste and optimizing productivity.

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Lenzing Invests More Than EUR 100 Million in New Production Capacities for Specialty Fibers in Austria

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By   25 days ago

Lenzing, Austria - Expansion of capacities for specialty fibers by 35,000 tons by mid 2018, About 70 mn Euro of investments in Heiligenkreuz and 30 mn Euro at the Lenzing site, Strategic importance of Heiligenkreuz as site for TENCEL® premium fibers underpinned.

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LMW Unveils New “SOLAR POWERED MINI RINGFRAME”

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By   31 days ago

Tamil Nadu, India – Mr. Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of State, Ministry of MSME, Government of India, visited Textile Machinery Major, Lakshmi Machine Works Limited (LMW), Coimbatore on 17.07.2016 to unveil the “SOLAR POWERED MINI RINGFRAME” at a function held in “Dr D Jayavarthanavelu Research & Development Center”.

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TENCEL® – Enabling ‘Circular Economy’ in the Textile World & Next-Generation Ecological Fiber

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By   31 days ago

Lenzing, Austria - Lenzing is launching a new TENCEL® fiber made from cotton waste fabrics to drive ‘circular economy’ solutions in the textile industry.

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Kicked Off this Wednesday

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By   3 days ago

Shanghai, China - Asia’s leading trade event for the home textiles industry, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition, is just around the corner. Due to strong feedback last year from exhibitors and buyers the show, which commences this Wednesday, will run for four days instead of three until 27 August.

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Smart Electronics for Smart Clothing

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By   17 days ago

Leverkusen, Germany – Covestro is showcasing an item of luminous clothing at the K 2016 plastics trade fair. LEDs make it truly stand out, but can also perform key functions such as protecting pedestrians and cyclists against accidents.

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New Exhibitors at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Enrich the Diversity of Products on Offer

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By   25 days ago

Shanghai, China - As the world’s most comprehensive apparel fabrics and accessories event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has never failed to offer a wide range of sourcing options.

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Teijin Develops High-Visibility Aramid Fabric

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By   53 days ago

Tokyo, Japan - Teijin Limited announced a new aramid fiber fabric suited for use in high-visibility protective apparel thanks to its extra-vivid coloring and resistance to fading. The new aramid fabric is expected to meet growing demands for safety clothing that offers comfort and maneuverability, as well as high visibility. The new aramid fabric is fully compliant [...]

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Global Innovators to Feature in Intertextile Shanghai’s Functional Lab

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By   55 days ago

Shanghai, China - Heading into the second half of the year, the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry’s attention has begun to focus on the 2016 Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics which will be held from 11 – 13 October.

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Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2016 Commences this Thursday

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By   56 days ago

Shenzhen, China - Nearly 700 exhibitors from China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the UK are ready to put on a show at the 2016 edition of Intertextile Pavilion at the Shenzhen International Trade Fair this Thursday. A wide range of products, such as high-quality fabrics for ladieswear,

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Color-Changing “Smart Thread” Turns Fabric into a Computerized Display

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By   60 days ago

California, United States – Researchers from the Berkeley School of Information have developed a new color-changing “smart thread” that turns fabric into a computerized display. The computerized fabric technology, called Ebb, was created in partnership with researchers from Google ATAP’s Project Jacquard.

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New Fabric Developed for Running and Life-Style Shoes that Combines Unique Visual Effects and Comfortable Fit

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By   60 days ago

Tokyo, Japan – ASICS Corporation and Toray Industries, Inc. announce the joint development of a new textile, Chameleoid Mesh. The new fabric offers a variety of features, including color change with the angle of viewing. ASICS will use the material in its new running

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Freudenberg Performance Materials Launches Open Innovation Competition

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By   3 days ago

Weinheim, Germany - Freudenberg Performance Materials, the world’s leading manufacturer of technical textiles, has launched an open innovation competition under the name “Next-Generation Nonwovens”.

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Composites Germany – The Results of the 7th Composites Market Survey

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By   10 days ago

Berlin, Germany – Composites Germany announced the results of its 7th survey of the market for fiber reinforced plastics.

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Belgium, German and Italian Pavilion Participants at Cinte Techtextil China Looking to Capture Demand for European Products

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By   17 days ago

Shanghai, China - October’s Cinte Techtextil China is shaping up to be one of the most diverse yet as more of the country and region pavilions begin to take shape, with each one featuring a range of exhibitors from different product groups and application areas.

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Techtextil 2017: More Registrations Than Expected

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By   25 days ago

Frankfurt, Germany – With nine months still to go before the doors open, 85 percent of exhibition space at Techtextil 2017 has already been booked, which means the next edition of the leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens (9 to 12 May 2017) will grow in comparison to the previous fair.

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Wound Dressings Made From Bacterial Alginate

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By   31 days ago

Bonnigheim, Germany - In a joint project called “AlBioTex”, researchers at the Hohenstein Institute, and Kelheim Fibers GmbH have successfully developed wound dressings made from bacterial alginate.

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Researchers Invent “Smart” Thread that Collects Diagnostic Data when Sutured into Tissue

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By   38 days ago

Massachusetts, United States - For the first time, researchers led by Tufts University engineers have integrated nano-scale sensors, electronics and microfluidics into threads – ranging from simple cotton to sophisticated synthetics –

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European Zone at Cinte Techtextil China: New Exhibitors Widen Sourcing Options for Buyers

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By   38 days ago

Shanghai, China – Following the successful conclusion in May of the North American edition, the next Techtextil series fair will take place in Shanghai from 12 – 14 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

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Chicago Brings Change in Location for Techtextil North America 2017

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By   53 days ago

Illinois, United States - The fourteenth edition of Techtextil North America announces the 2017 premier trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held in Chicago, Illinois.

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Spinit 3.0 E: Market Launch in China

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By   3 days ago

Albstadt, Germany - The ITMA Asia + CITME international textile machinery fair, to be held from 21 to 25 October 2016 in Shanghai, will be the market launch venue of the Spinit 3.0 E in China and neighbouring countries. In one machine the Spinit spinning and knitting machine combines three operations: spinning, cleaning and knitting.

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Picanol Group Realizes the Strongest Half Year in its History

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By   3 days ago

Ieper, Belgium - The Picanol Group is an international, customer-oriented group specialized in the development, production and sale of weaving machines, engineered casting solutions and custom made controllers.

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SHIMA SEIKI to Hold Private Show in Sri Lanka

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By   17 days ago

Japan / Sri Lanka – Leading Japanese computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., together with its Sri Lankan representative TAJIMA COLOMBO (PVT) LTD., will hold a private exhibition in Sri Lanka this month.

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ITMA Asia 2016 – Experience Textile Production with Groz-Beckert

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By   17 days ago

Germany / China – The fifth ITMA Asia will be take place in Shanghai in October and will be held in the newly built National Exhibition and Convention Center for the first time.

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Staubli at ITME India 2016

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By   17 days ago

Switzerland / India - The tenth ITME India will be held in Mumbai from 3 to 8 December 2016. On the occasion of this anniversary edition of ITME in India, Stäubli is presenting numerous highlights from its extensive range of products for the weaving industry.

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KARL MAYER Brings the Future along the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016

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By   25 days ago

Obertshausen, Germany - KARL MAYER at ITMA ASIA + CITME, 21. – 25. 10. 2016, with double presence: in hall 4.1, stand A 30 in the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai and with an in-house exhibition at KARL MAYER (China) in Wujin

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Mayer & Cie. at ITMA Asia + CITME

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By   31 days ago

Albstadt, Germany - From 21 to 25 October 2016, ITMA Asia + CITME will be held in Shanghai, China. As one of the largest textile machinery fairs in Asia the industry event attracted around 1,600 exhibitors and 100,000 trade visitors two years ago.

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KARL MAYER CONNECT App – The Access to More Efficient Technical Support

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By   31 days ago

Obertshausen, Germany  - The monitoring of production data is becoming more and important in modern manufacturing operations.

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Crystal Group Came in 17th Place on Fortune’s “Change the World” List

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By   3 days ago

Kwun Tong, Hong Kong - Crystal Group came in 17th out of 50 on business magazine Fortune’s “Change the World” list released on 18 August 2016, being the only Hong Kong company that the ranking honors.

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GUESS Partners with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ Program By Launching a Denim Recycling Campaign this Fall

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By   10 days ago

California, United States - GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns and trend setting denim, is proud to partner with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program by launching a Fall Denim Recycling Campaign that will take place in over 160 GUESS Stores across the U.S. and Canada beginning August 16th, 2016 through October 1st, 2016. 

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Draft Wastewater Guidelines Open for Public Consultation

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By   45 days ago

Amsterdam, Netherlands - In 2015, the ZDHC Program conducted a review of existing wastewater guidelines which revealed that wastewater guidelines published by different brands, as well as amongst multi-brand consortia, vary greatly.

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Coats Commits to ZDHC Programme and Reports Latest CR Performance

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By   53 days ago

Uxbridge, United Kingdom – Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme which aims to scale efforts to eliminate hazardous chemicals from the global footwear and textile supply chain. The Programme’s vision is to have ZDHC guidelines and tools become the accepted industry standard.

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NIKE, Inc. sets Bold Vision and Targets for 2020

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By   53 days ago

Oregon, United States – NIKE, Inc. released its FY14/15 Sustainable Business Report, which details strong progress against the company’s environmental and social targets and sets a vision for a low-carbon, closed-loop future as part of the company’s growth strategy.

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Kering Publishes Final Report on 2012-2016 Sustainability Targets

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By   53 days ago

Paris, France – Four years after committing to a set of Sustainability Targets to attain by 2016, Kering published its final report on the progress and results of attaining these ambitious Targets.

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New Biobased Packaging, Sustainable Textiles and Second Generation Biorefineries

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By   53 days ago

Stockholm, Sweden – Innventia is involved in three new European projects aiming for innovative solutions for a future bioeconomy. PULPACKTION will develop packaging solutions for specific food and electronic packaging applications.

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First Partners For Fairtrade Textile Standard and Program

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By   55 days ago

Bonn, Germany - The first textile manufacturers to sign up to the new Fairtrade Textile Standard have announced their commitment at the Ethical Fashion Show in Berlin. The Fairtrade approach is the first of its kind to cover people working throughout the supply chain from seed cotton to finished textile products.

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Korea-Myanmar Venture to Build 500-Acre Garment Zone

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By   3 days ago

South Korea / Myanmar  - Myanmar Times reports that Myanmar-based Olympus Asia Group and Korea’s Panko Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding on August 20 and are looking for land in Yangon, Bago or Ayeywarwady regions.

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Crystal Group Came in 17th Place on Fortune’s “Change the World” List

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By   3 days ago

Kwun Tong, Hong Kong - Crystal Group came in 17th out of 50 on business magazine Fortune’s “Change the World” list released on 18 August 2016, being the only Hong Kong company that the ranking honors.

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Messe Frankfurt Announces the Launch of Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale

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By   3 days ago

New York, United States – Leading international trade show organizer Messe Frankfurt has joined forces with fashion industry veterans Arnold and Bruce Zimberg to launch Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale, a first-of-its-kind trade show, which will offer global retailers the opportunity to meet with brand-name apparel, accessory, and footwear companies all at once.

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A/W 2017-18 Overseas and Domestic Trends to be Revealed in Six Intertextile Shanghai Trend Forums

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By   10 days ago

Shanghai, China - Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is renowned in the industry as not only an effective marketplace to develop business internationally, but also an event with a dynamic fringe program to discover the latest trends and market information.

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Sustainability Made Simple with YuniquePLM and Texbase Integration

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By   10 days ago

Connecticut, United States - Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, announces the integration between YuniquePLM® and Texbase™, helping companies simplify their delivery of innovative and socially responsible products in the apparel, footwear, home textiles and consumer products industries. 

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GUESS Partners with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ Program By Launching a Denim Recycling Campaign this Fall

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By   10 days ago

California, United States - GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns and trend setting denim, is proud to partner with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program by launching a Fall Denim Recycling Campaign that will take place in over 160 GUESS Stores across the U.S. and Canada beginning August 16th, 2016 through October 1st, 2016. 

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Sustainable Trade: EU Report Highlights Pressing Need for Further Action by the Bangladeshi Authorities to Improve Labour Conditions in the Garment Sector

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By   17 days ago

Brussels, Belgium - The European Commission released its third annual report on progress achieved in the Bangladeshi garment sector through the Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh – an international response to the 2013 tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex.

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New Exhibitors at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Enrich the Diversity of Products on Offer

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By   25 days ago

Shanghai, China - As the world’s most comprehensive apparel fabrics and accessories event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has never failed to offer a wide range of sourcing options.

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US Cotton Exporters Look to Double Trade with Bangladesh

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By   31 days ago

United States / Bangladesh – The Daily Star reports that the US wants to double its cotton exports to Bangladesh over the next five years, said senior officials of the Cotton Council International or CCI.

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IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts on Brexit, Warns of Risks to Outlook

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By   31 days ago

Washington D.C., United States - The International Monetary Fund cut its forecasts for global economic growth this year and next as the unexpected U.K. vote to leave the European Union creates a wave of uncertainty amid already-fragile business and consumer confidence. 

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“Anti-Dust Mite Textiles” Can Also Relieve Neurodermatitis Symptoms

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By   38 days ago

Bonnigheim, Germany - For some time now, people who are allergic to house dust have had the pleasure of knowing when the textiles around them offer proven and effective protection against dust mites. In future,

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NCC Leadership Delegation Completes Successful China Visit

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By   45 days ago

United States / China – A National Cotton Council (NCC) leadership delegation visited China from June 27–July 1 to share information with the Chinese cotton/textile industries and update them on the U.S. cotton industry.

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New Portugal Pavilion Joins Six Others at Next Month’s Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

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By   45 days ago

Shanghai, China - Asia’s leading home textiles and accessories trade fair will once again play host to some of the industry’s top manufacturers and brands as Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles gets set to take place next month.

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DOMOTEX 2017 Enjoying Strong Demand for Exhibition Space

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By   53 days ago

Hannover, Germany - Preparations for DOMOTEX 2017 are already in full swing. Held from 14 to 17 January in Hannover, Germany, the world’s leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings is all about innovations, new trends and new business.

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Pendleton Woolen Mills Selects BlueCherry Software to Streamline Operations and Support Growth

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By   53 days ago

New York, United States – CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, announced that Pendleton Woolen Mills, a globally acclaimed lifestyle brand headquartered in Portland, Oregon, selected the BlueCherry® Enterprise Suite 

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India: GDP Growth Estimated at 7.7% for 2016-17 – FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey

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By   53 days ago

New Delhi, India - The results of latest round of FICCI’s Economic Outlook Survey puts across a median GDP growth forecast of 7.7% for the fiscal year 2016- 17. The growth in 2016-17 is expected to be supported by an improvement in the agricultural and industrial sector performance.

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