Circular Economy in European Textile & Apparel Manufacturing

By   3 days ago

Brussels, Belgium – On Thursday 8 June 2017, about 100 delegates attended the EURATEX General Assembly conference on Circular Economy in textile & apparel manufacturing. Four committed companies and Mr Grzegorz Radziejewski from the cabinet of the Commission Vice President Katainen discussed the opportunities, but also the challenges for the sector.

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Italian Textile Technology at CAITME 2017

By   3 days ago

Milan, Italy – At the upcoming edition of CAITME, to be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from September 13 to September 15, 2017, 16 Italian textile machinery manufacturers will exhibit in the common area set up by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT.

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Record-Breaking Showcase, New Product Launches, Special Zones Lined Up at Heimtextil India & Ambiente India 2017

By   3 days ago

Mumbai, India – Running into its 4th edition, India’s finest home fashion business platforms – Heimtextil India & Ambiente India will open doors this month from 20 – 22 June at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Hon’ble Textile Minister Smriti Irani is expected to inaugurate and address at this important gathering and unveil the World’s largest […]

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Texprocess 2017 with Significantly More Exhibitors and Visitors

By   1 week ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Creativity meets high-tech – a few words that perfectly sum up the atmosphere at this year’s Texprocess from 9 to 12 May. 312 exhibitors from 35 countries (2015: 273 from 33 countries ) presented their latest developments for processing textile and flexible materials to 13,718 visitors from 109 nations (2015: 13,335 from […]

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EURATEX Annual Report 2016 – A Good Year for the European Textile & Clothing Industry

By   1 week ago

Brussels, Belgium – 2016 has been a good year for the European textile & clothing (T&C) industry with a turnover of €171 billion and more than €4 billion of investment. Thanks to a revival in EU activity, the 177.700 T&C companies still employ more than 1.7 million workers.

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World’s Largest Cushion representing the ‘Fabrics & Embroideries of India’ to Be Showcased at Heimtextil India

By   1 week ago

Mumbai, India – With an aim to draw attention to India’s dominant position in textiles and home furnishings, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India is set to create the world’s largest cushion at Heimtextil India this year. At 20 feet tall, this textile masterpiece, representing the ‘Fabrics and Embroideries of India’ is expected to create a […]

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Making the Cooling Effect of Textiles Measurable

By   1 week ago

Bonnigheim, Germany – In recent years there has been a steady increase in the demands made on the properties of function, sports and workwear textiles. In order to achieve a cooling effect, special textile constructions are developed, which increase the sweat evaporation and thus the cooling of the body.

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How Efficient is PCM in Textiles?

By   1 week ago

Bonnigheim, Germany – Whether for sports or outdoor wear, personal protective clothing or for bed linen: PCM textiles are becoming increasingly popular. But the greater the number of applications, the greater the demands made on textiles containing PCM.

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A 12 Unifloc – The Art of Automatic Bale Opening

By   3 days ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – The construction of the UNIfloc is based on the so-called «Monocoque» design. This is familiar from the field of aircraft construction or the Formula One. The result is a stable, maintenance-friendly machine for highest production.

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Dynamism in Asian Yarn & Fibre Market Reflected in Yarn Expo Autumn More than Doubling in Size

By   3 days ago

Shanghai, China – Asia’s yarn and fibre market is going through a period of substantial change at present, and Yarn Expo is at the heart of it all. The leading trade platform in the region will more than double in size this October, expecting its exhibition space to expand by 115% as more companies recognize […]

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The Lenzing Group Steps up its Activities in Turkey

By   1 week ago

Lenzing, Austria – The Lenzing group, leading in the production of botanic cellulose fibers, set up its first independent sales and marketing office in Istanbul on Wednesday, 19 April 2017. Greater proximity to customers and being present in one of the most important textile markets in the world played a key role in this decision.

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India: Low GST Rates for All Natural Fibers, a Step in the Right Direction

By   1 week ago

New Delhi, India – CITI Chairman, Shri J. Thulasidharan welcomed the announcement made by the Hon’ble Union Finance Minister to keep the GST rates for all natural fibers including cotton, cotton yarn, fabrics and ready made garments valued below Rs.1000/- at 5 per cent. Shri Thulasidharan complimented the government for keeping the rates at low […]

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From Bottles to Fibers: Offering the Technical Sportswear World both High Performance and Sustainability

By   3 weeks ago

Gandino, Italy – Beautiful, colorful and high performance: these words describe the uniforms worn by the professional cyclists in the Giro d’Italia, while they criss-cross the Italian landscape during May, pedaling to win the multi-stage race.

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Global Success: The 2.5-Millionth Autoconer Winding Unit Was Put into Operation

By   1 month ago

Übach-Palenberg, Germany – The 2.5-millionth Autoconer winding unit was put into operation in 2017. This record, unmatched in the sector, is another milestone in Schlafhorst’s successful company history and shows how much trust the textile industry has in its technological leadership.

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Ecovero™ Fibers – New Industry Standard in Ecofriendly Viscose

By   1 month ago

Lenzing, Austria – The environmental awareness of consumers has been growing steadily over the last decade, more recently in the fashion and textile industry. Textile consumption is expected to double by 2025, and the industry is anxiously looking for more sustainable solutions with minimal eco-footprint.

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Marzoli: Steps Towards Spinning Mill 4.0

By   1 month ago

Brescia, Italy – The constant predisposition towards innovation and the synergies shared with Camozzi Group on IoT and the most recent technologies (Cloud Computing, Smart Sensors, Industrial Ethernet, Machine Learning, …) have enabled Marzoli, the European leader of spinning technology, to interpret the paradigms of Industry 4.0 and exploit them in order to further enhance performances […]

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Vietnams Textile-Garment Industry Heavily Relies on Imported Fabrics

By   1 week 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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80% of Space Already Booked for October’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   2 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – Picking up the baton from March’s Spring Edition, the 2017 Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, the most influential industry trade event of the year, is on track to exceed last year’s sourcing options, with around 80% of the available exhibition space already booked.

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Top Brand Buyers Sign-Up to Attend Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2017

By   2 weeks ago

Shenzhen, China – As the product development process in the apparel industry continues to speed up, producers are looking for new fabric and accessory options outside of the traditional sourcing seasons. As such, with its added advantage of being located in the core area of China’s fashion industry and nearby Hong Kong, the popularity and […]

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Final Trade Report: 2017 shows Much Promise following an Energized Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – Any uncertainty about the state of the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry in the coming year was widely dispelled at last month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, with many exhibitors reporting strong increases in the number of contacts and enquiries they received compared to last year.

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Record-Setting 3,341 Exhibitors Praise Another Successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition

By   3 months ago

Shanghai, China – After three days of steady business, new discoveries and networking amongst the global industry, the world’s largest apparel fabrics and accessories trade fair for the spring / summer season closed its doors with another exhibitor record set. 3,341 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions made the most of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric’s […]

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition Opened on Wednesday with over 3,300 Exhibitors

By   3 months ago

Shanghai, China – The global apparel fabrics and accessories industry is gathering in Shanghai this week for the opening of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition 2017. The world’s largest trade event for the spring / summer season will play host to over 3,300 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions in seven halls of […]

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Innotex Space to Feature New Zones at this Month’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   4 months ago

Shanghai, China – With Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition now just two weeks away, over 3,300 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions are gearing up to present their latest collections to the industry at Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Center. Amongst these offerings will be a number of innovative products in the Innotex […]

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Releases Spring / Summer 2018 Trends

By   4 months ago

Shanghai, China – Next month will see the global industry converge on Shanghai to source the latest apparel fabrics and accessories from some 3,000 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition.

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China’s 13th Five-Year Plan Spurs Growth in Nonwovens Industry Ahead of this Week’s CINE

By   3 days ago

Shanghai, China – This week’s China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE, supported by Techtextil) is, like the technical textiles industry in China as a whole, continuing to benefit from the government’s 13th Five-year Plan which has boosted production capacity and demand for nonwoven products in the country.

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Success for First Ever EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium

By   1 week ago

Auderghem, Belgium – The first EurAsian Geotextiles Symposium (EAGS) was held in Beijing, 7 – 8 June, attracting over 200 participants from 14 countries. Co-organised by the China Industrial Textiles Industry Association (CNITA) and EDANA, the Symposium was also supported by several other key international organizations including the International Textile Manufacturers Association (ITMF), the International […]

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French Machinery Collaborative Developments

By   2 weeks ago

Paris, France – UCMTF invited the press during Techtextil (Frankfurt, May 2017) to present French Textile Machinery Manufacturers’ partnerships with their customers to identify the textile producers’ technological needs to design and develop innovative textile products, how the best solutions could be found, and the necessary tests of both the machines and the textile new […]

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VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies Extends Support for Techtextil India’s Entry into Garment Machinery Segment

By   2 weeks ago

Mumbai, India – As Techtextil India gears up to expand its scope into the garment machinery segment through an exclusive Texprocess Pavilion this year, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies has come forward to announce its support for this much-awaited launch.

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Techtextil Sets New Visitor and Exhibitor Records

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Thanks to him, finding the way to Techtextil was easy. However, the 10-metre tall astronaut at the entrance to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre cannot have been the only reason that a record number of over 33,670 visitors from 104 countries (2015: 28,491 visitors from 102 countries 1) made their way to […]

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IACMI Team Working with Michelman Fiber Sizings to Develop Improved Carbon Fiber Composites

By   3 weeks ago

Ohio, United States – The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), in partnership with Michelman and other key IACMI consortium members, has announced a project focused on the optimization of vinyl ester resins and fiber sizings for the fabrication of carbon fiber composites. The effort will identify styrene-free prep reg formulations with longer room […]

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From Bottles to Fibers: Offering the Technical Sportswear World both High Performance and Sustainability

By   3 weeks ago

Gandino, Italy – Beautiful, colorful and high performance: these words describe the uniforms worn by the professional cyclists in the Giro d’Italia, while they criss-cross the Italian landscape during May, pedaling to win the multi-stage race.

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A Better Sustainable Sanitary Pad

By   3 weeks ago

Utah, United States – Each year, nearly 20 billion sanitary pads, tampons and applicators are dumped into North American landfills every year, and it takes centuries for them to biodegrade inside plastic bags, according to a 2016 Harvard Business School report.

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SHIMA SEIKI Releases PLM Software for Flat Knitting Industry

By   1 month ago

Wakayama, Japan – Leading Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. has announced the release of its new Shima Knit PLM software specifically engineered for the flat knitting industry.

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Itema Announces Diversification Strategy; Acquires Majority Stake in Lamiflex and Minority Stake in NoeCha

By   1 month ago

Italy / Germany – Itema, the world’s largest privately held provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and integrated services, finalized the agreements to acquire 61% of shares in Lamiflex, leading supplier of technical composite products, and a minority stake in NoeCha, provider of high-tech, wide-format printing solutions.

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From Home Textiles to Knitted Wire Meshes – Mayer & Cie. at Techtextil

By   2 months ago

Albstadt, Germany – Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) is exhibiting again this year at the Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt. The focus at the industry event, to be held from 9 to 12 May 2017, will be on innovative textile applications.

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Building for the Future with KARL MAYER

By   3 months ago

Obertshausen, Germany  – Textile-reinforced concrete – the theme of KARL MAYER’s presentation at TECHTEXTIL, to be held in Frankfurt from 9.-12.5.2017, stand 3.0/E 18

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Picanol Group Reports Seventh Consecutive Year of Strong Results: 119 Million Euro Profit in 2016, Best Result Ever

By   4 months ago

Ieper, Belgium – In line with the previously announced forecast, the Picanol Group realized a consolidated turnover of 639.78 million euros over the full 2016 financial year, which represented an increase in turnover of 20.8% compared to the 529.34 million euros recorded in 2015. This means that the Picanol Group outperformed its previous record year […]

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Mayer & Cie. Continues its Series of Successes in 2016

By   4 months ago

Albstadt, Germany  – The Albstadt-based circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) can once again look back on an extraordinarily successful financial year. Mayer & Cie. has been able to record a substantial increase in sales of around ten percent for 2016.

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80 Years of KARL MAYER

By   5 months ago

Obertshausen, Germany – KARL MAYER, the market leader in the fields of warp knitting, warp preparation and machinery for technical textiles, will celebrate its 80-year anniversary this year. “We will organize various in-house shows for our business partners, giving them an insight into the future of textile development and production technology. Almost two years after […]

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India ITME 2016 – Groz-Beckert Presents Transparent Product Variety

By   7 months ago

Albstadt, Germany – The India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITME) takes place in Mumbai, India from December 3 to 8, 2016. For the 10th time, the trade fair will be presenting international trends in the textile industry. Groz-Beckert will be among the exhibitors as well, with products and solutions in the areas of Knitting, Weaving, […]

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Cornell Team Develops Machine with Aim of Ending Textile Waste

By   2 months ago

Ithaca, New York – The average American goes through roughly 70 pounds of clothing each year, creating approximately 21 billion pounds of clothing sent to landfills – five percent of all landfill waste, according to the Council for Textile Recycling.

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Continuous Growth of Companies Committing to the ZDHC Program and Safer Chemical Management

By   2 months ago

London, United Kingdom – ZDHC announced that seven new organisations join the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program and in doing so, support the Program’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and best practices in the textile, leather and footwear industry to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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Lenzing Showcases New Sustainability Strategy on “World Earth Day”

By   2 months ago

Lenzing, Austria – Lenzing AG, globally leading producer of wood-based cellulose fibers, presented its new sustainability strategy within the context of the “World Earth Day” organized by the worldwide Earth Day Network. Each year millions of people actively participate in Earth Day on April 22 and stand up for the preservation of a livable environment.

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LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®: First Certificates Issued

By   3 months ago

Zurich, Switzerland – In time for its 25-year anniversary, the OEKO-TEX® Association has expanded its product portfolio to cater for the leather sector with the LEATHER STANDARD by OEKO-TEX®. The first certifications are being carried out with the sheepskin producers G.L. Bowron and Gerberei Hofbrucker, as well as with the retail chain LIDL.

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China’s First Wastewater Plant Using Radiation Opens

By   3 months ago

China / Austria – China inaugurated its first facility that uses electron beams to treat industrial wastewater, ushering in a new era for radiation technology in the world’s leading textile producer.

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GOTS Latest Version 5.0

By   4 months ago

Stuttgart, Germany – The new version is a result of a comprehensive stakeholder input process in which various organizations with expertise in organic production, textile processing and social criteria participated.

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Green Initiatives Calls on Shanghai to End Textile Waste, Launches RE:FORM to Activate Eco-Responsible Fashion

By   4 months ago

Shanghai, China – Green Initiatives has just launched RE:FORM—an all encompassing new program designed to educate consumers on the impact of today’s clothing consumption habits and how the public can help tackle it.

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Primark Partnership with Cottonconnect and the Self-Employed Women’s Association Announces Third Year Program Results

By   4 months ago

Republic of Ireland / United Kingdom – Primark has released new numbers revealing the impact of its Sustainable Cotton Program on women smallholders in India.

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NIKE, Incorporation Announces New Consumer Direct Offense: A Faster Pipeline to Serve Consumers Personally, at Scale

By   3 days ago

Oregon, United States – NIKE, Inc. introduced the Consumer Direct Offense, a new company alignment that allows Nike to better serve the consumer personally, at scale. Leveraging the power of digital, Nike will drive growth — by accelerating innovation and product creation, moving even closer to the consumer through Key Cities, and deepening one-to-one connections. “The […]

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Texprocess 2017 with Significantly More Exhibitors and Visitors

By   1 week ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Creativity meets high-tech – a few words that perfectly sum up the atmosphere at this year’s Texprocess from 9 to 12 May. 312 exhibitors from 35 countries (2015: 273 from 33 countries ) presented their latest developments for processing textile and flexible materials to 13,718 visitors from 109 nations (2015: 13,335 from […]

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80% of Space Already Booked for October’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   2 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – Picking up the baton from March’s Spring Edition, the 2017 Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, the most influential industry trade event of the year, is on track to exceed last year’s sourcing options, with around 80% of the available exhibition space already booked.

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Euratex Report & Analysis on the EU External Trade for the Textile and Clothing Sector Released

By   2 weeks ago

Brussels, Belgium – The report analyses the 2016 EU external trade for the textile and clothing sector as well as the main EU suppliers and customers, evaluates the weight of regions and sectors in total EU trade and includes detailed tables and graphs for the 33 main EU trade partners.

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VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies Extends Support for Techtextil India’s Entry into Garment Machinery Segment

By   2 weeks ago

Mumbai, India – As Techtextil India gears up to expand its scope into the garment machinery segment through an exclusive Texprocess Pavilion this year, VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies has come forward to announce its support for this much-awaited launch.

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Top Brand Buyers Sign-Up to Attend Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2017

By   2 weeks ago

Shenzhen, China – As the product development process in the apparel industry continues to speed up, producers are looking for new fabric and accessory options outside of the traditional sourcing seasons. As such, with its added advantage of being located in the core area of China’s fashion industry and nearby Hong Kong, the popularity and […]

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BGMEA Flays Budget, Again Demands Withdrawal of RMG Tax at Source

By   2 weeks ago

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Its President Siddiqur Rahman also told a press conference at the BGMEA Building in Karwan Bazar that the budget was not ‘welcoming’ for the RMG industry. Describing the hurdles the apparel industry is facing now, he proposed withdrawing tax at source for the sector for two fiscal years and cutting corporate tax […]

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BGMEA Urges Government for Support in Next Budget

By   3 weeks ago

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Garment manufacturers called upon the government for support to the apparel industry in the upcoming budget, saying that otherwise it would be difficult for the sector to remain competitive in the global markets.

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Retailers Outline Priorities for NAFTA Modernization

By   3 days ago

Washington, D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation submitted comments to the United States Trade Representative outlining retail’s priorities for the negotiation of a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement.

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China and India to Lead Asia’s Big Petrochemicals Shift

By   3 weeks ago

China / India – While a good amount of buzz at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) in Sapporo, Japan, was on the coming wave of US capacity, Asia itself is undergoing major structural shifts with China and India leading the way.

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Positive and Well-Established South China Fashion Market Sets Attractive Backdrop for July’s Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2017

By   1 month ago

Shenzhen, China – As part of Messe Frankfurt’s renowned Intertextile brand, Intertextile Pavilion at the Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories (“Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen”) has a distinctive focus on the South China market, benefiting from this region’s promising market conditions and providing huge opportunities for exhibitors at this year’s fair.

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Using Digital Technology to Accelerate Business Growth: Assocham-Deloitte Study

By   3 months ago

New Delhi, India – In India, adoption of advanced business digital technologies can lead to increase in revenues by up to 27%, increase in employment by up to 84% and enhanced access to international markets by up to 65% for small and medium business (SMBs), according to ASSOCHAM-Deloitte joint study.

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Zünd at Texprocess 2017

By   3 months ago

Switzerland / Germany – In clothing and in home textiles, consumer demand for more customization and personalization is growing steadily. This trend is shining a spotlight on the need for efficient, cost-effective short-run or even one-off production, which is causing a major shift in the textile industry. Manufacturers are looking to convert more and more […]

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Heimtextil 2017: OEKO-TEX® Successfully Presents Product Portfolio

By   5 months ago

Zurich, Switzerland – From the 10th to the 13th of January, the International OEKO-TEX® Association successfully presented products at Heimtextil Frankfurt, the popular leading trade fair for home and contract textiles. The fair highlighted the following: For suppliers in the furnishings market, too, it is more important than ever to focus on consumer confidence in addition […]

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Despite Living a Digital Life, 98 Percent of Generation Z Still Shop in-Store

By   5 months ago

New York, United States – Despite expectations that the first “digitally native” generation would want to shop online, a new study released by IBM and the National Retail Federation found that almost all members of Generation Z prefer to shop in bricks-and-mortar stores.

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New Generation of Bluesign® Bluefinder(pat.) is Online

By   6 months ago

St. Gallen, Switzerland – Peter Waeber, CEO of bluesign technologies says „2020 is now – you can use the ‘bluesign® approved’ products for your chemical change management to detox the supply chain. With the comprehensive range in the bluesign® bluefinder(pat.) all possible colors and common finishes are possible! Including more than 60 alternatives to PFCs! […]

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