Heimtextil 2018: The World’s Most Important Platform for Furnishing and Upholstery Fabrics

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Frankfurt, Germany – The product range for furnishing and upholstery fabrics will be significantly expanded once again at Heimtextil 2018. The world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles has seen a strong increase in the number of high-quality suppliers of furnishing and upholstery fabrics in recent years.

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Cotton Stocks Outside China Are Projected to Grow in 2017/18

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Washington D.C, United States – World cotton production is projected to increase by 10% during 2017/18 reaching 25.4 million tons. Higher cotton prices during 2016/17 and better cotton price ratios to other competing crops during 2017 planting campaign resulted in expansion of cotton area by an estimated 3 million hectares to over 32 million hectares. During 2017/18 […]

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Largest Yarn Expo Autumn Ever Opened this week with More Quality Products on Offer

By   1 week ago

Shanghai, China – The long-awaited Yarn Expo Autumn will be held again in Shanghai from 11 – 13 October, welcoming thousands of industry players who are looking for quality yarn and fibre products from China, Asia and elsewhere. As an effective and highly praised platform for reflecting the latest industry trends and attracting worldwide buyers, Yarn […]

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Bangladesh Development Update: More, Better, and Inclusive Jobs Can Boost Growth

By   2 weeks ago

Washington D.C., United States – Bangladesh’s economic growth remains resilient in spite of volatile export growth and shrinking remittances, according to a new World Bank report The Bangladesh Development Update September 2017.

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Indorama Ventures Completes Acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies Bolstering its Position as the Leading Fiber Partner for the Automotive Industry

By   2 weeks ago

Bangkok, Thailand – Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has completed the acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (Durafiber), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tire reinforcement, and specialty applications globally.

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Messe Frankfurt Acquires Source Africa and ATF Apparel, Textile & Footwear Trade Exhibition Capetown

By   3 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Source Africa and ATF, two of Africa’s largest textile, apparel and footwear shows, have been acquired by Messe Frankfurt SA, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, one of the world´s leading trade show organizers with operations in more than 50 countries and over 134 trade fairs worldwide.

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Iran Exhibition Sees Swiss Textile Machinery Firms Build on Symposium Success

By   3 weeks ago

Zürich, Switzerland – For the first time ever in Iran, Switzerland’s textile machinery manufacturers exhibited in their own pavilion at the recent Irantex show, under the umbrella of their representative body the Swiss Textile Machinery Association (Swissmem). A total of 13 Swiss companies took part, reinforcing the impact of their successful symposium in Tehran last […]

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Ethiopia: Italian Textile Machinery at African Sourcing & Fashion Week

By   3 weeks ago

Milan, Italy – An Italian textile machinery delegation will be on hand at the upcoming African Sourcing & Fashion Week (ASFW), to be held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) from 3 to 6 October 2017. The companies will exhibit at the Italian pavilion organized by the Italian Trade Agency.

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Accuracy of Yarn Count Measurement Put to the Test

By   1 week ago

Uster, Switzerland – Total transparency and accuracy in yarn count is regarded as one of the most crucial quality parameter for yarn trading and yarn processing. Even the slightest variations in yarn count can cause serious fabric defects such as striping, ruining the finished product.

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Largest Yarn Expo Autumn Ever Opened this week with More Quality Products on Offer

By   1 week ago

Shanghai, China – The long-awaited Yarn Expo Autumn will be held again in Shanghai from 11 – 13 October, welcoming thousands of industry players who are looking for quality yarn and fibre products from China, Asia and elsewhere. As an effective and highly praised platform for reflecting the latest industry trends and attracting worldwide buyers, Yarn […]

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Lenzing Launches TENCEL™ Luxe

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Lenzing, Austria – The new lyocell filament heralds a new era of sustainable cellulose fabrics for the premium luxury market. Basic engineering for bigger scale industrial line started

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Sustainable in Many Different Ways: Recycling at Trevira

By   1 week ago

Augsburg, Germany – On the 4th October 2017 a new brand was introduced at Trevira: Trevira SINFINECO®. This label may be carried by all textiles that contain sustainable Trevira products. Sustainable, innovative, high-value and responsible – these are the values the new brand stands for.

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Indorama Ventures Completes Acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies Bolstering its Position as the Leading Fiber Partner for the Automotive Industry

By   2 weeks ago

Bangkok, Thailand – Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has completed the acquisition of DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (Durafiber), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tire reinforcement, and specialty applications globally.

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Green Products to be Centre Stage at October’s Yarn Expo Autumn

By   1 month ago

Shanghai, China – Green products continue to be sought after more and more by consumers nowadays, and textiles are no exception. In order to promote sustainable development throughout the industry, a number of yarn and fiber manufacturers have endeavored to introduce green products into the early stages of textile production,

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OK Biodegradable MARINE Certificate for Kelheim’s VILOFT® Fibre

By   1 month ago

Kelheim, Germany – Kelheim’s viscose speciality fibre VILOFT® has been granted the OK biodegradable MARINE certificate from the Belgian certification body Vinçotte. The fibres were tested according to International Standards and confirmed they naturally break down completely in marine water.

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Lenzing Group Achieves Best Half-Year Results in its History

By   2 months ago

Lenzing, Austria – The Lenzing Group generated new record highs in the first half of the 2017 financial year for both revenue and earnings. The key underlying factors were good capacity utilization, higher selling prices and an attractive product mix.

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Brings the Global Industry Together This Week

By   1 week ago

Shanghai, China – It’s that time of the year again when Shanghai becomes a point of intersection between East and West for the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry. When the industry’s leading players display their autumn / winter collections and latest innovations. When the apparel world’s order-writers all come together.

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DuPont, Hyosung, INVISTA and Lenzing Host Group Pavilions at this Month’s Intertextile Shanghai

By   2 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – What do DuPont, Hyosung, INVISTA and Lenzing all have in common? Each of these industry heavyweights will be hosting Group Pavilions at this month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, adding to the A/W sourcing season’s most comprehensive range of quality, innovative and fashionable apparel fabrics and accessories – over 4,500 exhibitors from 32 […]

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Future of Athleisure and Sustainable Fast Fashion to be Debated at Next Month’s Intertextile Shanghai

By   3 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – As the industry’s most influential event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics not only provides the widest product sourcing platform but also a stage for the industry to debate the most pressing issues, as well as find products, technologies and solutions to address these. This edition, the panel discussions in particular cover some of […]

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Fashion to the Fore at the Coming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – The concept of what is fashionable is subjective, not to mention evolving on a near daily basis and varying from market to market. But with over 4,500 exhibitors from nearly 30 countries under one roof at October’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, there is something for everyone’s unique fashion tastes at the industry’s […]

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South China Market Alive and Well Following Energetic Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen

By   2 months ago

Shenzhen, China – The fashion industry in South China is alive and well if the results of last month’s Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen are any indication. Located in China’s ladieswear hub, the fair underscored not only the energy in the local market, but also a number of trends in both the domestic and international apparel fabrics […]

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The Textiles and Accessories Industry Faces the Challenge and Anticipates Dates

By   3 months ago

Milan, Italy – “Today’s press conference was called to mark a special and pleasant occurrence. The textiles and accessories industry has risen to the challenge launched by Milano Unica and Milano Unica thought it important to underscore it through this event.

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics: Where the Global Industry Gathers to do Business

By   3 months ago

Shanghai, China – As the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry prepares to gather in Shanghai this October for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – including suppliers from 25-plus countries and trade buyers from around 100 countries – exhibitors are gearing up for yet another edition of strong results.

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Vietnams Textile-Garment Industry Heavily Relies on Imported Fabrics

By   4 months ago

Hanoi, Vietman – Vietman Net reports that The Ministry of Trade and Industry revealed that the country imported 3.3 million USD worth of fabrics in the first four months of 2017, up 6.75 percent from the same period last year, largely because Vietnamese-made fabrics are still below the standards of foreign markets.

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Huntsman Textile Effects Unveils TERATOP® XKS HL Inks for Color-Fast Technical Textiles

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Utah, United States – Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced a new range of reactive inks that deliver outstanding light- and weather-fastness for digital printing of polyester fibers. TERATOP® XKS HL inks are designed to help mills produce technical textiles with the highest color-fastness performance for the automotive, outdoor furnishings and home textiles industries.

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EDANA Publishes New Guidelines for Testing Femcare Products

By   2 weeks ago

Auderghem, Belgium – EDANA shared new testing guidelines for femcare products at OUTLOOK™ 2017, the world’s premier nonwoven personal care products and hygiene conference. The guidance document aims to meet the demand for relevant, accurate, reliable and comparable tests, covering performance standards as well as substance testing across a range of feminine hygiene products.

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Key Trends Driving the Global Flushable Wipes Market

By   2 months ago

England, United Kingdom – The flushable wipes market continues to grow at an elevated rate despite a slow growing global economy and a nonwovens market which has also slowed as a result. In 2015, flushable wipes accounted for $1.4 billion in sales, which is a significant increase from $796 million in 2010.  Projections are for sales […]

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Rusvata Celebrates its New State-of-the-Art Truetzschler Spunlacing Line

By   2 months ago

Mönchengladbach, Germany – On April 28 OOO Rusavata extended an invitation to celebrate the inauguration of its new TRUETZSCHLER line for production of hydroentangled nonwovens at their headquarters in Rjasan. The spunlacing line was officially taken into service in the presence of the Rusvata management, investors, customers as well as the representatives of TRUETZSCHLER Nonwovens […]

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Problem Solvers Present at RISE®: Three Finalists Compete for RISE Innovation Award

By   2 months ago

North Carolina, United States – Three finalists will present innovative solutions for the prestigious RISE™ Innovation Award during the seventh edition of Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE®) Sept. 12-14, 2017 at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, in Raleigh, NC. 

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ANDRITZ to Supply a Complete Needlepunch Line to Autoneum, Mexico

By   3 months ago

Austria/Switzerland – The scope of supply includes a Dynamic eXcelle card and a cross lapper in combination with ANDRITZ technology for drafting and needling. ANDRITZ will also supply the process control equipment as well as the unique, closed-loop ProDyn system, thus providing continuous web monitoring and optimization of the end product. With a maximum speed of […]

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Composites UK Launches its Autumn Event Program

By   3 months ago

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom – Working with the National Composites Center, the association has confirmed two further SME Roadshows. The first of these, which is in Scotland on 5th September, is hosted by Scott and Fyfe at its facility near Dundee. The second, on 19th September in Manchester, covers the North West regions and is supported by the National Composites […]

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Responsible Care: Kelheim Fibers scores high points with Flushable Moist Toilet Tissue and Integrated Product Policy

By   3 months ago

Kelheim, Germany – Kelheim Fibers was pleased to claim the Recognition Award in the Responsible-Care-Competition 2017 of the Bavarian branch of VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry e.V.) for its integrated product policy.

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Mayer & Cie.’s Relanit Celebrates Anniversary

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Albstadt, Germany – Relanit’s anniversary year starts on 13 October 2017. Relanit is one of Mayer & Cie.’s (MCT) most important and most successful machine types. Relanit uses relative technology, the circular knitting machine manufacturer’s proprietary development, launched at ITMA in 1987, when the trade fair opened on 13 October in Paris. In its current version the Relanit […]

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Picanol Group Increases Turnover by 11% in the First Half of 2017

By   2 months ago

Ypres, 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. The group develops, manufactures and sells through Weaving Machines (Picanol) high-tech weaving machines, based on air (airjet) or rapier technology. It supplies weaving machines to weaving mills worldwide, […]

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New Series of KARL MAYER Training Courses on Double-Bar Raschel Knitting Machines

By   2 months ago

Obertshausen, Germany – KARL MAYER is expanding the courses available in its own Academy in Obertshausen, and the first of the courses on double-bar raschel machines will take place in August 2017.

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Quality and Innovation as a Driving Force for 125 Years

By   2 months ago

Pfäffikon, Switzerland – Two family threads came together at the end of the 19th century – the heyday of the Swiss textile industry – and were woven into a new corporate fabric: Rudolph Schelling and Hermann Stäubli,displaying both commercial acumenand technical skill, founded the company “Schelling &Stäubli” in the Swiss village of Horgenin 1892.

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Mayer & Cie. Addresses Shoe Upper Growth Market

By   3 months ago

Albstadt, Germany – Circular knitted fabric is growing increasingly popular as an upper material for leisure and sport shoes. The high level of productivity makes circular knitting especially interesting for the manufacture of “fabric” shoe uppers.

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STOLL Knitelligence® – Combined Expertise for the Flat-Knitting Industry of the Future

By   3 months ago

Reutlingen, Germany – With knitelligence®, STOLL, one of the leading manufacturers of flat-knitting machines, headquartered in Reutlingen, Germany, presents an innovative networking concept for the textile production of. knitelligence® combines all the software solutions from STOLL and thus covers the entire value creation chain of flat-knitting production.

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Special Mention for Mayer & Cie. in 2017 German Brand Awards

By   4 months ago

Albstadt, Germany – Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) won a ‘Special Mention’ for its brand management in this year’s German Brand Awards. It was made at the prize-giving ceremony in Berlin on 29 June. The German Brand Institute awards this accolade in recognition of special aspects of brand management. The competition […]

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SHIMA SEIKI Changes Leadership

By   4 months ago

Wakayama, Japan – Leading flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan changed its leadership at its annual shareholders’ meeting on 28th June, 2017, replacing its former president and company founder Masahiro Shima with his son, former vice-president Mitsuhiro Shima.

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UL Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

By   2 weeks ago

Illinois, United States – UL announces that it has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its supply chain.

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ZDHC Recognizes ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® as Indicator of MRSL Conformance

By   1 month ago

Zurich, Switzerland – OEKO-TEX® is pleased to announce that the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program will now accept ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification as an indicator of conformance with the organization’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) in connection with the ZDHC Gateway– Chemical Module.

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OK Biodegradable MARINE Certificate for Kelheim’s VILOFT® Fibre

By   1 month ago

Kelheim, Germany – Kelheim’s viscose speciality fibre VILOFT® has been granted the OK biodegradable MARINE certificate from the Belgian certification body Vinçotte. The fibres were tested according to International Standards and confirmed they naturally break down completely in marine water.

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Sustainable Business Practices and their Impact on the Marketplace

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Brussels, Belgium – In preparation for OUTLOOK™2017, EDANA’s General Manager, Pierre Wiertz, caught up with guest speaker Dirk Le Roy (Managing Director of Sustenuto) to discuss efforts to encourage sustainable business practices and their impact on the marketplace.

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ZDHC Foundation Appoints Five New Board Directors

By   2 months ago

London, United Kingdom – The ZDHC Programme is a collaboration of over 70 signatory brands, value chain affiliates and associates advancing towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals in the textile and footwear value chain.

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Consumer Protection from the First Day of Life: With its Labels, OEKO-TEX® Helps Parents Choose Human-Ecologically Harmless Textiles and Leather Goods

By   2 months ago

Zurich, Switzerland – During their young lives, babies, children and adolescents come into contact with many textile products and leather goods including bedding, toweling, baby sheepskins, play rugs, baby carriers and car seats, backpacks, pillows and blankets, strollers and, of course, clothing to name just a few.

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Buy Children’s Textiles with a Clear Conscience: Parents Rely on MADE IN GREEN

By   2 months ago

Zurich, Switzerland – Can parents be certain that the new romper suit for the little darling is tested for harmful substances? Has the article been manufactured under fair working conditions and in an environmentally friendly manner? With these questions, parents increasingly want to be certain that textiles fulfill their growing demands.

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FINCH Designs, Made With REPREVE®, Awarded Seal of Approval by Project JUST

By   2 months ago

North Carolina, United States –  FINCH Designs, a swimwear brand using REPREVE® recycled fiber in its products, is a new recipient of the Project JUST Seal of Approval. FINCH Designs is the first-ever China-based brand to receive the distinction, which is based upon the company’s commitment to transparency and building a sustainable supply chain. FINCH […]

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Brings the Global Industry Together This Week

By   1 week ago

Shanghai, China – It’s that time of the year again when Shanghai becomes a point of intersection between East and West for the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry. When the industry’s leading players display their autumn / winter collections and latest innovations. When the apparel world’s order-writers all come together.

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DuPont, Hyosung, INVISTA and Lenzing Host Group Pavilions at this Month’s Intertextile Shanghai

By   2 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – What do DuPont, Hyosung, INVISTA and Lenzing all have in common? Each of these industry heavyweights will be hosting Group Pavilions at this month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, adding to the A/W sourcing season’s most comprehensive range of quality, innovative and fashionable apparel fabrics and accessories – over 4,500 exhibitors from 32 […]

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Electrically Heated Textiles Now Possible via UMass Amherst Research

By   2 weeks ago

Amherst, United States – Commuters, skiers, crossing guards and others who endure frozen fingers in cold weather may look forward to future relief as manufacturers are poised to take advantage of a new technique for creating electrically heated cloth developed by materials scientist Trisha Andrew and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They have […]

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Gerber’s Automatch™ For Apparel Reduces Labor by 50% and Increases Throughput

By   2 weeks ago

Connecticut, Unites States – Consumers are becoming more aware about the quality of their clothing purchases – holding brands and manufacturers to quality standards all while demanding new styles with every new trend. “We have taken our research and learning from our AutoMatch for furniture and applied it to the apparel market,” said Tom Gordan, […]

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Messe Frankfurt Acquires Source Africa and ATF Apparel, Textile & Footwear Trade Exhibition Capetown

By   3 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Source Africa and ATF, two of Africa’s largest textile, apparel and footwear shows, have been acquired by Messe Frankfurt SA, a subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, one of the world´s leading trade show organizers with operations in more than 50 countries and over 134 trade fairs worldwide.

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Future of Athleisure and Sustainable Fast Fashion to be Debated at Next Month’s Intertextile Shanghai

By   3 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – As the industry’s most influential event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics not only provides the widest product sourcing platform but also a stage for the industry to debate the most pressing issues, as well as find products, technologies and solutions to address these. This edition, the panel discussions in particular cover some of […]

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Intertextile Shanghai adds Extra Accessories Hall Strengthening its Influence Across Entire Apparel Industry

By   1 month ago

Shanghai, China – In the entire process of creating a garment, the accessories used might be the smallest part and applied at the very end, but they can have an outsized impact on the final look of the garment.

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The Medici Effect: Highly Flexible, Wearable Displays Born in KAIST

By   2 months ago

Daejeon, South Korea – How do you feel when technology you saw in a movie is made into reality? Collaboration between the electrical engineering and textile industries has made TVs or smartphone screens displaying on clothing a reality.

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Organic Cotton? Verification is Better!

By   1 week ago

Bonnigheim, Germany – The issue of sustainability has also extended into the fashion industry. Organic cotton is trendy. This is ultimately reflected in sector turnover, which decreases by approximately 2% each year for conventional fashion, whilst increasing by 5% for sustainable clothing.

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Chemically Modified Cotton Is Fluorescent, Magnetic

By   2 weeks ago

New York, United States – Someday, everybody will be wearing smart clothes — not just clothes that look dapper, but are able to sense the environment and the body’s vital signs, perhaps then pinging the data to your wrist watch or doctor. To get there, we will need functional fabrics, and nothing beats the touch […]

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Bangladesh Development Update: More, Better, and Inclusive Jobs Can Boost Growth

By   2 weeks ago

Washington D.C., United States – Bangladesh’s economic growth remains resilient in spite of volatile export growth and shrinking remittances, according to a new World Bank report The Bangladesh Development Update September 2017.

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U.S. Cotton Sets Goals to Further Reduce Environmental Footprint

By   3 weeks ago

Tennessee, United States – With the goal of helping its members meet their current needs while making the world a better place for future generations, the U.S. cotton industry is setting goals aimed to build upon the strong environmental gains already achieved over the past 30 years.

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Chinese Companies Powering Ethiopia’s ambition to become Africa’s Manufacturing Hub

By   2 months ago

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – China Daily reports that as part of its vision to become the manufacturing hub of Africa, Ethiopia will on inaugurate the first phase of its flagship Chinese-built Hawassa Industrial Park.

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USTR Announces Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of China

By   2 months ago

Washington, D.C., United States – U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden […]

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India Tops Global Retail Development Index in 2017; Overtakes China

By   2 months ago

United States/China – CBRE South Asia Pvt. Ltd, India’s leading real estate consulting firm, announced the findings of its latest India Retail MarketView Report – H1, 2017​. According to the report, in the recently announced Global Retail Development Index 2017, India has topped the rakings, overtaking China. This is indicative of the growing prominence of India […]

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Mahlo Gmbh: Birthplace of the Weft Straightener

By   2 months ago

Saal an der Donau, Germany – On 5 August, Mahlo GmbH + Co.KG celebrated its 72 birthday. Then, over seven decades earlier, nobody could have guessed the success the “Dr. Eng. Heinz Mahlo Electromechanical Workshops” would have someday. The development of the first automatic weft straightener put the company in the position of a global market […]

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