“The Future is Urban”: Heimtextil Presents 2018/19 Trends

By   2 weeks ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Urbanisation is one of the key words of our time. More than half the world’s population already lives in cities. In its “Theme Park” inspiration area, the upcoming Heimtextil (9-12 January 2018) will reveal how urban life is likely to impact the worlds of living and working in future.

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Insights from China’s Textile Manufacturers

By   2 weeks ago

Zug, Switzerland – The fashion industry is cleaning up, and so are Chinese textile manufacturers.  Right now there is an opportunity to lay the foundations for a clean and circular business model in China.  A new report by China Water Risk has found that the shift is happening, but not as fast as it could.

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Stable Global Cotton Stocks in 2017/18

By   2 weeks ago

Washington DC, United States – In 2017/18, world cotton production and mill use are estimated at 25.1 million tons, which would result in a 9% increase in output and 2% rise in consumption. World cotton stocks are projected to remain stable at 18.5 million tons at the end of 2017/18, and, the world stock-to-use ratio […]

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

By   2 weeks 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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Fashion to the Fore at the Coming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   4 weeks 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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Picanol Group Increases Turnover by 11% in the First Half of 2017

By   4 weeks 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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Woolam Cotton Gin Certified as First United States Organic Textile Processor Utilizing Applied DNA Organic Cotton Traceability System

By   4 weeks ago

New York, United States – Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. announced that one of their ginning partners, the Woolam Gin in O’Donnell, Texas, was awarded the Global Organic Textile Standard (“GOTS v5.0”) certification, making it the first certified U.S. organic cotton gin utilizing Applied DNA’s molecular tagging system, which provides a single platform to tag, test, and track the organic […]

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India Tops Global Retail Development Index in 2017; Overtakes China

By   4 weeks 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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Green Products to be Centre Stage at October’s Yarn Expo Autumn

By   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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   4 weeks 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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Viscose Speciality Fibres from Kelheim – An Answer to a Global Problem?

By   4 weeks ago

Kelheim, Germany – Marine Litter is a global problem which is attracting more and more public attention: Plastic waste is not only ugly and a danger to flora and fauna – vast amounts of small plastic particles are floating in our oceans and are able to enter our food chain without being detected.

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RSB-D 50 Draw Frame – A New Dimension in Productivity, Quality and Operation

By   1 month ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – In the fall of 2016, Rieter introduced the new RSB-D 50 single-head draw frame for the first time to a global audience at the exhibitions ITMA Asia in China and ITME in India (Fig. 1). The new draw frame generation excels with a multitude of innovative solutions.

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Indorama Ventures Acquires Dura Fiber Technologies

By   1 month 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 month 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 months 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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Fashion to the Fore at the Coming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   4 weeks 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   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   3 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   4 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   4 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   5 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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Technical Textiles / Nonwovens View All →

Key Trends Driving the Global Flushable Wipes Market

By   1 month 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   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   2 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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Bullish Nonwovens Market in China Emerges as Key Takeaway from June’s China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum

By   2 months 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   2 months 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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Picanol Group Increases Turnover by 11% in the First Half of 2017

By   4 weeks 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   1 month 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   2 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   2 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   3 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   3 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   4 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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ZDHC Recognizes ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® as Indicator of MRSL Conformance

By   2 weeks 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   2 weeks 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

By   2 weeks ago

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   1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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   2 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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Intertextile Shanghai adds Extra Accessories Hall Strengthening its Influence Across Entire Apparel Industry

By   2 weeks 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   4 weeks 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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South China Market Alive and Well Following Energetic Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen

By   1 month 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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Innovative Work Jacket Supplements the Exo-Skeleton

By   1 month ago

Bonnigheim, Germany – In many branches of industry, overhead work is part of the daily routine. Work ergonomics are thus very important for companies. This is because the ergonomic design of production and work processes maintains the performance and health of employees in the long term.

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

By   1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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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Chinese Companies Powering Ethiopia’s ambition to become Africa’s Manufacturing Hub

By   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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   4 weeks 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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Cotton Made in Africa Achieves Record Revenues

By   1 month ago

Hamburg, Germany – Upon publication of its annual report for 2016, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) can report positive results for the past commercial year: As the largest label for sustainable cotton from Africa, CmiA certified 30% of cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa. Growing demand for CmiA cotton in the textile industry meant that around […]

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USTR Releases NAFTA Negotiating Objectives

By   1 month ago

Washington D.C., United States – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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ILO and UNICEF to Collaborate on Child Protection Issues

By   1 month ago

Dhaka, Bangladesh – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to reinforce their collaboration in Bangladesh, in particular relating to efforts to strengthen child protection services and to combat child labour.

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Vietnamese Textile Sector Overcomes TPP Fall-Back in Style

By   2 months 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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