European and Japanese Textiles Industries – Hand in Hand for the Conclusion of the EU-Japan FTA

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By   5 days ago

Belgium / Japan – The Textile & Clothing (T&C) industry is a growing industry on worldwide basis. Operating in a very competitive environment, the EU and Japan are still taking leading roles in developing high technology and quality of fibers and fabrics as well as in creating high value added apparels and fashion.

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Global Cotton Production Led by India in 2016/17

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Washington D.C., United States – The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates for 2016/17 project world cotton production at 102.5 million bales, 6 percent above the previous season’s 13-year low.

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Concludes with Strong Business Results Reported

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By   5 days ago

Shanghai, China – Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles’ 22nd edition concluded last month after four days of solid business, with exhibitors and buyers positive overall about the results of the fair and the future of the market in China and throughout Asia.

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Cotton Incorporated & Archroma Redefine “100% Cotton”

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By   5 days ago

Reinach, Switzerland – Cotton Incorporated, the research and promotion company for cotton, and Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, have collaborated to present what they believe is the first ever dye derived from cotton plant residues.

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To be Seen at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016: French Machinery

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By   2 weeks ago

Paris, France – Long fiber spinning, yarn twisting and control, heat setting, carpet systems, nonwovens, dyeing and finishing, air and recycling processes. 

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Launch of the New European Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda for Textiles at EU High-Tech Textiles Conference on 12-13 October in Brussels

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By   3 weeks ago

Brussels, Belgium – While the last 10 years in the aftermath of the liberalization of global textile markets in 2004 were characterized by off-shoring of volume textile and clothing production, shrinkage and restructuring of the European manufacturing base

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Thousands of Pakistani Cotton Growers to Benefit from Global Cotton Industry Partnership

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By   3 weeks ago

Pakistan / Australia – Approximately 200,000 cotton farmers in Pakistan will receive vital environmental training to improve production practices this year, thanks to a new partnership between the Australian Government, Cotton Australia and the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), a global organisation working towards making Better Cotton a sustainable mainstream commodity.

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AIP Invests in Gerber Technology to Accelerate Company’s Innovation and Growth

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By   4 weeks ago

Connecticut, United States – Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software, automation and vision systems for the apparel and industrial markets, announced American Industrial Partners (AIP) acquired all of its outstanding shares.

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Graf at ITMA Asia 2016 in Shanghai

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By   5 days ago

Switzerland / China – The company Graf, located in Rapperswil near Zurich, is the leading manufacturer of clothings for flat cards and roller cards.  Graf will introduce several innovative solutions for the processing of man-made fibers at ITMA in Shanghai.

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Rieter at the ITMA Asia 2016 – Solutions for Spinning of Synthetic Fibres and Blends

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By   2 weeks ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – At the ITMA Asia, Rieter is showing solutions for processing of synthetic staple fibers as well as machines of the latest generation, which are able to process all commonly used fiber types.

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Suessen at ITMA Asia 2016 in Shanghai

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By   2 weeks ago

Germany / China – At ITMA Asia, Shanghai, Suessen will exhibit various new components for ring and rotor spinning machines. All innovations are aiming for optimal yarn quality and high productivity, while costs are reduced at the same time.

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Take a Walk along the Textile Value Chain with Saurer at ITMA Asia + CITME 2016

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By   2 weeks ago

Wattwil, Switzerland – The Saurer Group is your partner along the textile value chain. The business units are proud to present you their technologies in fiber processing from raw material to a multitude of yarns and finishing at this year’s ITMA Asia + CITME.

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Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH with New Managing Director

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By   2 weeks ago

Suben, Germany – Mr. José Geraldes was appointed Managing Director by the Board of Directors of Spindelfabrik Suessen GmbH, Germany, with effect from July 1st, 2016. With Mr. José Geraldes SUESSEN was able to engage a very experienced expert in the field of textile machinery.

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Endless Possibilities: Viscose Speciality Fibres from Kelheim, Germany, Improve Filter Performance

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By   2 weeks ago

Kelheim, Germany – Unlike other cellulosic fibers such as cotton or wood pulp, viscose fibers are distinguished by their well-defined and reproducible properties that allow them to be designed to meet the needs of processing steps and adapted to each application.

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The Rieter Com4® Yarns at the Texworld in Paris

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By   3 weeks ago

Switzerland / France – Again this year, Rieter is participating in the Texworld in Paris with a Com4® yarn booth. The Company is presenting the typical characteristics of the four Com4® yarns – Com4®ring, Com4®compact, Com4®rotor, Com4®jet and their end products.

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A Personal Welcome to the USTER Total Testing Center

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By   3 weeks ago

Uster, Switzerland – Uster Technologies knows how difficult it is for spinners to recruit suitable employees. So the company is offering them a new virtual staff member. His name is Assistant Q and he has the know-how and ability to make a real difference in quality management and business success – as well as absolute loyalty […]

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Functional Lab Returns to Intertextile Shanghai with Some of the World’s Most Advanced Fabrics and Textile Technologies

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By   5 days ago

Shanghai, China – Driven by the international health and fitness trends, performance apparel is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the global textile industry.

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles Kicked Off this Wednesday

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By   1 month 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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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Researchers Find Way of Developing Composites that Self-Heal at Very Low Temperatures

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By   5 days ago

Birmingham, United Kingdom – The paper, published in Royal Society Open Science, is the first to show that self-healing materials can be manipulated to operate at very low temperatures (-60°C).

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Cinte Techtextil China to Showcase Asia’s Most Innovative Suppliers in Korea and Taiwan Pavilions

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By   5 days ago

Shanghai, China – Cinte Techtextil China will open its doors in less than one month, with a final exhibitor lineup confirmed that is one of the most diverse yet.

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Techtextil 2017 and the Dornbirn Man-Made Fibres Congress Develop Joint Interest

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By   3 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Techtextil and the Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (MFC) in Austria are collaborating on their next editions.

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Tailor-Made Viscose Fibres with Benefits for Hygiene and the Environment

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By   3 weeks ago

Kelheim, Germany – These aspects are the key elements of two presentations at this year’s Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress that will highlight the latest activities of renowned viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres.

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Freudenberg Performance Materials Launches Open Innovation Competition

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By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 months 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   2 months 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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Picanol Shows 3 Airjets and 3 Rapiers at ITMA+CITME 2016

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By   5 days ago

Belgium / China – As one of the world’s leading weaving machine manufacturers, Picanol has always had a very close relationship with the Chinese textile industry.

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Savio at ITMA ASIA+CITME 2016 Exhibition in China

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By   5 days ago

Italy / China – The fifth edition of the combined show ITMA ASIA+CITME 2016 exhibition will bring together the world’s leading textile technology manufacturers from 21st to 25th October 2016 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai.

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New Mayer & Cie. Czech Republic Factory Building Opened

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By   2 weeks ago

Albstadt, Germany – Last Thursday, on 8 September 2016, the Albstadt-based company Mayer & Cie. (MCT) opened its Czech subsidiary’s new factory hall in Vsetín.

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SHIMA SEIKI Launches New Fashion Web Service

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By   3 weeks ago

Wakayama, Japan – Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan has launched its Shima Trend Archive & Forecast (staf®) site, a web-based service dedicated to empowering its members with the means to search and download from a rich stock of information as well as tools to organize that information to aid in […]

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Spinit 3.0 E: Market Launch in China

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By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 months 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   2 months 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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Crystal Group Came in 17th Place on Fortune’s “Change the World” List

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By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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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Increased Transparency for Parents when Purchasing Children’s Clothes

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By   2 weeks ago

Zurich, Switzerland – Parents consciously make sure that textiles and clothes for their little ones are harmless to health. For many years, independent product labels such as the OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 for articles tested for harmful substances have been a reliable source of information in this regard.

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Bangladesh – $50 Billion RMG Export: Investment in Technology a Must

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By   2 weeks ago

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Dhaka Tribune reports that besides, infrastructure bottle necks and capacity constraints, which are the threat to prosperity, needs to be removed to attract more investment in the industry, the life blood of the country’s economy.

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SHIMA SEIKI Launches New Fashion Web Service

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By   3 weeks ago

Wakayama, Japan – Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan has launched its Shima Trend Archive & Forecast (staf®) site, a web-based service dedicated to empowering its members with the means to search and download from a rich stock of information as well as tools to organize that information to aid in […]

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Korea-Myanmar Venture to Build 500-Acre Garment Zone

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By   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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   1 month 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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Heimtextil “Theme Park” Sparks the Spirit of Research

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By   3 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Heimtextil 2017 invites us on a journey into the unknown, full of curiosities and fascination. With “Explorations”, the “Theme Park” will provide exactly the right theme for Heimtextil from 10-13 January 2017. A first glimpse of the new furnishing trends for 2017/18 was presented by those responsible for organizing the trade fair […]

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18th International Trade Fair for Home Textiles, Floor Coverings and Interior Furnishings Heimtextil Russia 2016 Will Last for Four Days

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By   4 weeks ago

Moscow, Russia – The International Trade Fair for Home Textiles, Floor Coverings and Interior Furnishings Heimtextil Russia will gather textile industry professionals from all over the world for the 18th time.

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US Cotton Exporters Look to Double Trade with Bangladesh

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By   2 months 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   2 months 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   3 months 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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