VDMA: Regina Brückner new Chairperson of Textile Machinery Association

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Friedrichshafen, Germany  – Ms. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik, is the new chairperson of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association. The businesswoman from Leonberg was elected at the members’ meeting of the Association in Berlin.The new executive board is completed with Ms. Verena Thies, Thies Textilmaschinen, and Mr. Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik, who […]

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Clariant and Huntsman Jointly Decided To Abandon Planned Merger of Equals

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Switzerland/United States – Clariant and Huntsman Corporation jointly announced that they have mutually terminated their proposed merger of equals. The decision was unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Clariant and Huntsman.

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Italian Textile Machinery: Positive Trend Continues Through Third Quarter

By   2 months ago

Milan, Italy – The positive trend in textile machinery orders continues through to the third quarter of 2017. ACIMIT president Alessandro Zucchi states, “Growth for the Italian market is progressing, albeit following a more contained rhythm. The extended measures for Industry 4.0 will serve to keep this thrust going towards the digitization of the entire Italian […]

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AfDB Launches Training Program to Grow Africa’s Textile Industry

By   2 months ago

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – The African Development Bank (AfDB) and its partners have launched a specialized training program for entrepreneurs and startups in the textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) sector in Africa.

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Final Report Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2017: Industry’s Leading Sourcing Platform Delivers Strong Business Results Once Again

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – Three days of order placing, relationship building and trend-spotting concluded as another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics wrapped up. Once again the global industry truly came together in Shanghai for the industry’s leading trade fair, with 4,538 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions (2016: 4,553, 29 countries and regions) presenting their latest […]

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

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   2 months ago

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

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RIETER’s Investor Update 2017 – Order Intake Up 6%

By   1 month ago

Winterthur, Switzerland – The amount of orders received by the Rieter Group in the first nine months of 2017 was higher than for the same period of the previous year. Cumulative order intake amounted to CHF 765.0 million and was thus up by 6% on the said prior year period. Order intake in the third quarter was CHF 269.7 million.

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Gains Critical Approval from Vietnamese Governmental Ministry

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Michigan, United States – Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Incorporation, the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, announced that Company management has recently returned from a series of highly productive meetings with high level provincial and central government officials in Vietnam.  During these meetings the Company received the support and verbal approval to import the Company’s hybrid […]

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SHAGHAITEX 2017 Savio Macchine Tessili Italy Hall E1 Stand B11

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Pordenone, Italy – Since 1911, Savio is specialized in the yarn-finishing segment, being the leading supplier of winding, twisting and rotor spinning machines, with manufacturing plants spanning over Italy, China, India and Czech Republic.

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Accuracy of Yarn Count Measurement Put to the Test

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   2 months ago

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

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Lenzing Launches TENCEL™ Luxe

By   2 months ago

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

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Sustainable in Many Different Ways: Recycling at Trevira

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   2 months ago

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

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2017 – The Pivotal Marketplace to Meet the Industry’s Order-Writers

By   1 month ago

Shanghai, China – Intertextile Shanghai concluded its 2017 Autumn Edition on 13 October as the strong business results and praise from the worldwide participants once again affirmed its reputation as the world’s most effective apparel fabrics and accessories trade event in terms of boosting sales and product sourcing.

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The Satisfaction of Exhibitors and the High Quality of Clients Confirm the Success of Milano Unica Shanghai 12th Edition

By   2 months ago

Milano, Italy – Last day of Milano Unica Shanghai 12th edition. The exhibitors’ satisfaction is the criterion that confirms Milan Unica as the strategic supporter of high end Italian mills in the Chinese market. 

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Final Report Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2017: Industry’s Leading Sourcing Platform Delivers Strong Business Results Once Again

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – Three days of order placing, relationship building and trend-spotting concluded as another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics wrapped up. Once again the global industry truly came together in Shanghai for the industry’s leading trade fair, with 4,538 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions (2016: 4,553, 29 countries and regions) presenting their latest […]

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Teijin Aramid Introduces Teijinconex® Coolnex Super Wicking Fabric

By   2 months ago

Tokyo, Japan – Teijin Aramid announced the introduction of the Teijinconex® Coolnex Super Wicking Fabric, a lighter, softer and more comfortable flame resistant Fabric. The outstanding feature of this new fabric is a quick dry absorption of perspiration without losing its flame resistance. An innovation that is fulfilling the needs of the work wear industry.

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Brings the Global Industry Together This Week

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   3 months ago

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

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Fashion to the Fore at the Coming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

By   4 months ago

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

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Strong Expansion in the Chinese Growth Market – Autoneum Opens the First of Four New Chinese Plants in Yantai

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Zürich, Switzerland – With four additional plants, Autoneum is significantly expanding its production capacities in China. Thanks to the use of virtual reality applications, customers benefit from optimum production planning and highly-efficient production processes. With this capacity extension, Autoneum is laying the foundation for further profitable growth despite challenging regional markets, as the results of […]

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

By   2 months ago

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

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EDANA Publishes New Guidelines for Testing Femcare Products

By   2 months ago

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

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Key Trends Driving the Global Flushable Wipes Market

By   4 months ago

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

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

By   4 months ago

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

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

By   4 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   5 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   5 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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Mayer & Cie. Receives Award for Resource Efficiency

By   2 months ago

Albstadt, Germany – Circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer & Cie. (MCT) has received an award from Baden-Württemberg for the energy-related renovation of its building services. Franz Untersteller, Minister for the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector, named Mayer & Cie. one of the state’s 100 Resource Efficient Companies.

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KARL MAYER Is Supporting the Vietnamese Warp Knitting Sector along Its Path towards Modernization and Refurbishment

By   2 months ago

Obertshausen, Germany – Vietnam’s textile and clothing companies are currently being upgraded. Last year, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) presented the government with a general restructuring plan for the period covering 2016 to 2020.

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Mayer & Cie. Technicians Report from the Early Days of a New Era

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Albstadt, Germany – From the 1987 ITMA on, Mayer & Cie. began to receive orders for machines with relative technology. The first three Relanits were shipped to Berlin in January 1988. Jürgen Müller assembled them.

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An In-House Show Will Be Held to Mark KARL MAYER’s 80th Anniversary

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Obertshausen, Germany – The global market leader and trendsetter in the production of warp knitting and warp preparation machines, KARL MAYER, is celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2017, and is marking this milestone by holding a series of special events with in-house shows held at its different subsidiaries. An event in this demonstration of progress to […]

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Mayer & Cie.’s Relanit Celebrates Anniversary

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

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

By   4 months ago

Ypres, Belgium – The Picanol Group is an international, customer-oriented group specialized in the development, production and sale of weaving machines, engineered casting solutions and custom-made controllers. The group develops, manufactures and sells through Weaving Machines (Picanol) high-tech weaving machines, based on air (airjet) or rapier technology. It supplies weaving machines to weaving mills worldwide, […]

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

By   4 months ago

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

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Quality and Innovation as a Driving Force for 125 Years

By   4 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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Apparel Impact Institute Launches to Accelerate Environmental Impacts in Apparel and Footwear Industry

By   2 months ago

California, United States – In an effort to galvanize around collective action in the apparel and footwear industry, a group of industry leaders launched the Apparel Impact Institute (AII), which is designed to work with brands and manufacturers to select, fund, and scale projects that dramatically improve the sustainability impact of the apparel and footwear […]

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Stahl Becomes Bluesign® System Partner

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Switzerland / Netherlands – Stahl recently achieved the bluesign® system partner status. This formalization underlines the market leaders’ commitment to produce textile products in the most sustainable way by working together with partners. The system unites players throughout the supply chain to jointly reduce their impact on people and the environment.

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UL Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   3 months 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   3 months 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   3 months 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   4 months ago

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

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

By   4 months ago

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

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2017 – The Pivotal Marketplace to Meet the Industry’s Order-Writers

By   1 month ago

Shanghai, China – Intertextile Shanghai concluded its 2017 Autumn Edition on 13 October as the strong business results and praise from the worldwide participants once again affirmed its reputation as the world’s most effective apparel fabrics and accessories trade event in terms of boosting sales and product sourcing.

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Accord Continuation Beyond May 2018

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Dhaka, Bangladesh – The Government of Bangladesh has agreed that the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) will continue to operate in Bangladesh until a set of rigorous readiness conditions are met by local regulatory bodies.

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AAFA Applauds Launch of GSP Footwear Bill, Urges Congress to Renew Overall GSP Program As Soon As Possible

By   1 month ago

Washington DC, United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association welcomed Senate introduction of a bill to designate certain footwear as eligible for the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. Under the proposal, certain footwear that is not produced domestically would be eligible to be added to GSP for the first time since the […]

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Apparel Impact Institute Launches to Accelerate Environmental Impacts in Apparel and Footwear Industry

By   2 months ago

California, United States – In an effort to galvanize around collective action in the apparel and footwear industry, a group of industry leaders launched the Apparel Impact Institute (AII), which is designed to work with brands and manufacturers to select, fund, and scale projects that dramatically improve the sustainability impact of the apparel and footwear […]

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Gerber Technology Partners with Fashion Enter’s Factory and Training Academy, London

By   2 months ago

United Kingdom / United States – Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, is pleased to announce a partnership with Fashion Enter/FashionCapital, London, by supporting both their commercial factory and training academy.

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Inditex and the ILO Reinforce Their Joint Projects to Spread Best Labor Practices In the Garment Industry

By   2 months ago

Spain / Switzerland – The Chairman and CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, met with the Director-General of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, with the goal of reinforcing the projects on which the two entities are collaborating with the aim of enhancing labor conditions at all levels of the garment sector value chain.

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Final Report Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2017: Industry’s Leading Sourcing Platform Delivers Strong Business Results Once Again

By   2 months ago

Shanghai, China – Three days of order placing, relationship building and trend-spotting concluded as another successful Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics wrapped up. Once again the global industry truly came together in Shanghai for the industry’s leading trade fair, with 4,538 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions (2016: 4,553, 29 countries and regions) presenting their latest […]

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Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM® Cloud Chosen to Help Alsico Embrace Digital Transformation

By   2 months ago

Belgium / United States – Optimization of workflows, greater efficiency and insight into processes are essential ingredients to drive the speed, quality and agility needed for success in the clothing industry. For Alsico, this means outfitting the workforce with clothing that is functional, comfortable and safe, with the right fit and at the right price.

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United States and EU Retailers Agree on Common Approach to New Data Regulations

By   2 months ago

Washington D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation and EuroCommerce announced an agreement to work together in developing a common approach on implementing new EU data protection regulations.

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OEKO-TEX® Conducts One-of-a-Kind Consumer Textile Sustainability Study

By   2 months ago

Zurich, Switzerland – The OEKO-TEX® Association, in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, commissioned a global research study to assess consumer attitudes about textile sustainability. The results of this one-of-a-kind research project are being released this week. Entitled “The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks”, the massive study of more than 11,000 clothing […]

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NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase between 3.6 and 4 Percent

By   2 months ago

Washington D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year. 

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Global Unions Urge More Brands to Sign New Bangladesh Accord

By   2 months ago

Geneva, Switzerland – Global unions, IndustriALL and UNI, are demanding fashion brands sign up to the second Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The extension of the Bangladesh Accord is currently the only credible way to ensure that life-threatening hazards are identified and remediated in garment factories.

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Organic Cotton? Verification is Better!

By   2 months ago

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

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Chemically Modified Cotton Is Fluorescent, Magnetic

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   2 months ago

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

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

By   3 months ago

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

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