Archroma Joins Hands with Mehran University to Foster Research in Textiles

By   1 week ago

Reinach, Switzerland – Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, announced the signing-in of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan. The MoU will pave way for cooperation initially for a five-year period.

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Gerber Launches Apparel Matching Solution and Product Updates to Make It Easy to “Embrace Your Digital Reality”

By   1 week ago

Connecticut, United States – Industry 4.0, smart factories, digitization, sustainability and corporate social responsibility – these terms are in the headlines of industry publications every day. Digitization is a reality, and that’s good news for the fashion industry.

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Indorama Ventures Acquires Dura Fiber Technologies

By   1 week ago

Bangkok, Thailand –  Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (DFT), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tire reinforcement, and specialty applications globally.

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Digital Printing Solutions Await Buyers in the Debut Digital Printing Micro Factory at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

By   2 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – The textile industry is one of the largest printing markets in the world, yet the majority of printing is still done in the traditional method. Given the advantages of digital printing including higher colour definition, shorter design time and lower production cost, the industry is paying much more attention to this new […]

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VDMA: Successful Textile Machinery Symposium in Colombia

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – In July, seven VDMA member companies presented their technologies to the representatives of the Colombian textile industry. More than 100 Colombian textile manufacturers used the symposia in Bogotá und Medellínas an opportunity to gain first-hand information about German Technology.

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Cotton Prices Uncertain in 2017/18

By   2 weeks ago

Washington D.C., United States – The Secretariat forecasts that the A Index in 2017/18 will range between 54 cts/lb and 87 cts/lb with a midpoint of 69 cts/lb. The midpoint would be 13 cts/lb lower than in 2016/17.  This follows the large increase of 12 cts/lb from 2015/16 to 2016/17, which suggests that such a drop is […]

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Strong German Participation at Irantex

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – 26 VDMA member companies will participate in the official German presentation at Irantex, taking place beginning of September in Tehran. The German Pavilion, initiated by the VDMA Textile Machinery, will cover 300 square meters of exhibition space. It is the first time that the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy […]

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Messe Frankfurt Announces Acquisition of Screen Print India Reinforcing its Leading Position in Print Segment

By   2 weeks ago

Mumbai, India – In another defining acquisition to strengthen its presence in the country, Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade show organizers, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, announced that it has acquired the rights of Screen Print India.

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Indorama Ventures Acquires Dura Fiber Technologies

By   1 week ago

Bangkok, Thailand –  Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire DuraFiber Technologies México Operations, S. A. DE C. V. (DFT), a leading Mexican producer of durable technical textiles for industrial, tire reinforcement, and specialty applications globally.

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

By   1 week 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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Uster Customer Service: The Inside Story

By   2 weeks ago

Uster, Switzerland – The technology is in place, the products are ready to roll… But it’s people who provide the vital link to bring it all together perfectly, and keep it going as smoothly and efficiently as possible. USTER’S worldwide service teams are dedicated to giving textile mills a rapid response, with expert personnel always on […]

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to Open New Vietnam Headquarters in Quang Nam Province

By   3 weeks ago

Michigan, United States – Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc., the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, announced that it has identified and selected the location for its operational headquarters in Vietnam.  Located in the heart of Quang Nam province, this area provides a vast supply of skilled workers, close proximity to mulberry fields, and easy access to […]

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Rieter: Demand Picks Up in the First Half of 2017

By   4 weeks ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – Due to increasing demand since March 2017, Rieter posted order intake of CHF 495.2 million in the first half of 2017. This was 3% below the previous year’s level (first half year 2016: CHF 510.7 million) and with an increase of 26% was well above the second half of 2016 (CHF 394.5 million).

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Recycled Indigo Yarns – By Unitin

By   4 weeks ago

Barcelona, Spain – UNITIN has always been concerned to work with the most advanced standard both on the social as well as the environmental responsibility, and is now giving one more step toward a zero waste policy.

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Com4® Yarn Seminar 2017: Compact Yarn Know-How

By   1 month ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – On October 5 and 6, the Com4® yarn seminar 2017 will be held in Winterthur (Switzerland). In the seminar, experts from Rieter and Uster Technologies AG will impart knowledge on the day-to-day textile activities of yarn traders and downstream processors.

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NILIT takes Nylon 6.6 for Apparel to New Levels with Sensil®

By   1 month ago

Migdal HaEmek, Israel – NILIT, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of nylon textile fibers, announced the launch of Sensil®, its new Nylon 6.6 brand for apparel, at the Interfilière intimate apparel show in Paris, France.

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The Textiles and Accessories Industry Faces the Challenge and Anticipates Dates

By   3 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   2 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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80% of Space Already Booked for October’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   3 months 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   3 months 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   4 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   5 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   5 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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Rusvata Celebrates its New State-of-the-Art Truetzschler Spunlacing Line

By   1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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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Bullish Nonwovens Market in China Emerges as Key Takeaway from June’s China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum

By   4 weeks ago

Shanghai, China – Following last month’s successful second edition of the biennial China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum (CINE – supported by Techtextil), one thing is clear: multiple nonwovens product sectors in China continue to exhibit strong growth and immense potential for the foreseeable future.

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Techtextil North America Shows Continued Growth with 2017 Edition

By   1 month ago

Illinois, United States – The fourteenth edition of Techtextil North America took place June 20-22, 2017 at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center in Chicago, Illinois. This was the fifth edition of Techtextil North America hosted outside of Atlanta, held in the even years, and the first of its kind in Chicago. The Lakeside Center at McCormick […]

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Textiles Technology to Detect Pilot Stress Levels

By   1 month ago

England, United Kingdom – The university’s Advanced Textiles Research Group – led by Professor Tilak Dias of the School of Art & Design –will explore how smart textiles embedded in cockpit seats and pilot clothing can measure anxiety.

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

By   1 week 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 weeks 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 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   2 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   2 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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SHIMA SEIKI Releases PLM Software for Flat Knitting Industry

By   3 months 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   3 months 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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ZDHC Foundation Appoints Five New Board Directors

By   1 week 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   1 week 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   1 week 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   1 week 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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Responsible Care: Kelheim Fibers scores high points with Flushable Moist Toilet Tissue and Integrated Product Policy

By   3 weeks 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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Textile Exchange Releases Globally Recognized Recycling Standards

By   1 month ago

Texas, United States – Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these Global Recycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for recycled materials in the apparel industry and ensure continued growth in other industries, including metal, plastics, electronics, […]

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Growing Support from the Industry to Advance Towards Zero Discharge

By   1 month ago

London, United Kingdom – Seven companies commit to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program, a collaboration of leading textile, leather and footwear brands working collaboratively together to implement safer chemistry practices to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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How ‘Green’ Is Your Waterproof Jacket?

By   1 month ago

England, United Kingdom – But new research from the University of Leeds suggests that the use of controversial fluorochemicals in the manufacture of most of these garments may be unnecessary.

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Gerber Launches Apparel Matching Solution and Product Updates to Make It Easy to “Embrace Your Digital Reality”

By   1 week ago

Connecticut, United States – Industry 4.0, smart factories, digitization, sustainability and corporate social responsibility – these terms are in the headlines of industry publications every day. Digitization is a reality, and that’s good news for the fashion industry.

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ZDHC Foundation Appoints Five New Board Directors

By   1 week 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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Buy Children’s Textiles with a Clear Conscience: Parents Rely on MADE IN GREEN

By   1 week 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   1 week 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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Bangladesh to Lead in Garment Industry Transparency

By   2 weeks ago

Dhaka, Bangladesh – A major initiative to map all apparel factory in Bangladesh was launched. The project called ‘Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh’ (DRFM-B) is the first ever of its kind to attempt to digitally map the entire garment sector in Bangladesh and marks a transformative industry shift toward more transparency.

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Mayer & Cie. Addresses Shoe Upper Growth Market

By   3 weeks 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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AAFA Applauds Removal of Border Adjustment Tax from Tax Reform Discussions

By   3 weeks ago

Washington D.C., United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s joint statement by Congressional and Administration leadership that drops the border adjustment tax from tax reform discussions. “The border adjustment tax was a bad idea looking for a place to happen. Luckily it will not happen in the United States of […]

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

By   4 weeks 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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Vietnamese Textile Sector Overcomes TPP Fall-Back in Style

By   2 weeks ago

Hanoi, Vietnam – VietnamNet reports that after the two years considered the high point of FDI in the textile industry (2014-2015), since the start of 2016, the number of FDI projects in this industry has decreased considerably. In early 2017, Chinese investors invested $220 million in the Billion Vietnam polyester synthetic fiber plant in the […]

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Do Textiles Remain Skin-Friendly and Odourless when Confronted with Sweat During the Heat of Summer?

By   3 weeks ago

Bonnigheim, Germany – As the temperature rises, human beings produce more sweat. Heat puts the body under great strain, which can reach dangerous levels – especially for the elderly. That is why the Hohenstein Institute has put together consumer guidelines with behavior and protection measures, as well as recommendations for clothing that also take physiological […]

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DPI Research Protecting Australian Cotton from Verticillium Wilt

By   3 weeks ago

Orange, Australia – New research by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) will focus on the fungal disease Verticillium wilt to help the Australian cotton industry to manage the risk associated with the disease.

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Second WATson Increases Testing Capacity for the Textile Industry

By   4 weeks ago

Bonnigheim, Germany – Modern textiles promise a great deal: some of them are strong performers when it comes to heat and moisture management. A huge amount of scientific research and development work lies behind this functionality. The Hohenstein Institute plays its part as a leading research institution in the field of clothing physiology for the […]

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US Congress Calls on Administration for Economic Assistance for Cotton Producers

By   4 weeks ago

Tennessee, United States – A large, bipartisan block of 135 Senators and Representatives sent letters to President Trump strongly urging the Administration’s support, through USDA, to operate the Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program effective for the 2016 crop year and on an ongoing basis.

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Do Textiles Need to Travel Around the World Three Times, Before we can Wear Them?

By   1 month ago

Bönnigheim, Germany – With their idea of breathing new life into worn-out truck tarpaulins and making them into weatherproof, one-of-a-kind bags for individualists in the big city jungle, the graphic designers, Daniel and Markus Freitag, truly reflected the spirit of the times in 1993 and have written an impressive success story since then.

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NCTO CEO Testifies at USTR NAFTA Hearing, Outlines United States Textile Renegotiation Objectives

By   2 months ago

Washington D.C., United States – National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President & CEO Auggie Tantillo testified at the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) hearing on Negotiating Objectives Regarding Modernization of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico held in Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 27.

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Remarkable Start of the Season: 70% of Heimtextil Russia 2017 is Already Rebooked alongside with Increase of the Russian Manufacturers among the Participants

By   2 months ago

Moscow, Russia – Heimtextil Russia is the key event for the professional market of home and interior textiles in Russia, and preparations for the trade fair of 2017 are already in full swing. The 19th edition will take place on September 20-22, 2017 in IEC Crocus Expo, Moscow. Total area of the planned exposition is […]

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