U.S. Cotton Output Estimated to Decline

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Washington D.C., United States - Revisions to the monthly forecasts of 2014/15 U.S. cotton beginning stocks, production,  and exports result in lower ending stocks relative to last month’s estimate. Beginning stocks are adjusted based on reported stocks in public storage as of July 31, 2014, which are significantly less than the calculation of supply minus use [...]

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New Italian Textile Machinery Training Centre to Open New Business Opportunities in India

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Italy / India - The inauguration of the Italian textile machinery training center is slated for this month at DKTE’S (Textile & Engineering Institute of Ichalkaranji-India). Raffaella Carabelli, President of ACIMIT: “The training center will open up new business opportunities for the Indian market.” Following the signing of an

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Schlafhorst Autoconer – The Turbo for the Winding Mill

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By   4 days ago

Übach-Palenberg, Germany - Competition is tough in the growing market for denim. To stay ahead of rival companies successfully in this fiercely contested market, optimally configured machines offering maximum productivity are a must. The Autoconer is the firm favourite for the most efficient winding process giving the best technological value in denim production. In an extremely large-scale comparative study, [...]

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Total Contamination Control by Uster Proves its Worth for Leading Pakistan Spinners

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By   5 days ago

Switzerland / Pakistan - Spinners everywhere face increasing pressure from demanding customers along the textile production chain. It is difficult enough to produce the right quality, working with raw cotton supplies of widely varying standards to produce contamination-free yarns. But mills also have to do that while operating at the most productive and profitable level. USTER’s [...]

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Lanka-China FTA Electrifies $8 Billion Global Apparel Giant, PVH Corporation

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Sri Lanka / China – The forthcoming Lanka-China FTA has electrified a $8 b global apparel giant who is also the world’s largest shirt maker, reports Daily News. “We are very excited about the forthcoming Lanka-China FTA; having duty free market access to China is very important for us as an apparel sourcing firm and [...]

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Texprocess 2015: Fostering New Talent at Texprocess – Applications Now Being Taken for Texprocess Campus

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By   6 days ago

Frankfurt, Germany – Texprocess, leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials (4 to 7 May 2015), is also offering support, in 2015, to young talents in the participating sectors. International universities, institutes and fashion academies can present their courses and programmes of study at the

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Vietnam Targets US$1.5 Billion of Investment in Myanmar, Acceleration in Projects Relating to Textiles between Two Countries Expected

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By   7 days ago

Hanoi, Vietnam – The Association of Vietnamese Investors in Myanmar hopes to raise their investment in Myanmar to around 1.5 billion USD by 2015, thus placing Vietnam among the five largest foreign investors in Myanmar, reports VietnamPlus. AVIM Chairman Tran Bac

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VDMA: Mrs. Regina Brückner New Chairperson of Textile Machinery Association

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By   8 days ago

Friedrichshafen, Germany – With the election of Mrs. Regina Brückner, Managing Associate of Brückner Trockentechnik, for the first time in its long history the VDMA Textile Machinery Association will be chaired by a woman. On the occasion of the members’ meeting of the Association in Lindau

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BASF, Cargill and Novozymes Achieved Another Milestone in Bio-Based Acrylic Acid

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Germany / United States – BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated the successful conversion of 3-hydroxypropionic acid (3-HP), to glacial acrylic acid and superabsorbent

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Merritt Graphics Adds Revolutionary New Dye-Sublimation Printer to its Line-up

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By   11 hours ago

Connecticut, United States – Digital textile printing is a growing opportunity for wide-format applications. It is quickly transforming the world of display graphics in the exhibit, POP, and retail market segments and continues to revolutionize the print industry. Fabrics are lightweight, environmentally friendly, easily transported, and the applications

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Exploring the Opportunities with Direct to Garment Printing

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By   11 hours ago

United Kingdom / Belgium – DTG printing has a fast and easy set-up time which is why printers can turn jobs around quickly, but is it right for your business? According to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, the European textile and clothing industry represents a turnover of €166 million and 1.7 million workers. In [...]

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INVISTA, Together with SCUT, Contribute to Chemical Talent Development

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By   11 hours ago

Guangzhou, China – INVISTA, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of chemical intermediates, polymers and fibers, is contributing to talent development in the chemical industry via interactions with South China University of Technology. The company awarded the “INVISTA Encouragement Scholarship” to students from School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

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Braskem Joins Amyris and Michelin to Develop Renewable Chemical

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By   1 day ago

São Paulo, Brasil – Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and world leader in the production of biopolymers, announces that it will be part of a technological cooperation agreement with North American companies Amyris and Michelin French for technology development towards the production of isoprene from renewable sources, chemical input used in the [...]

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Pulcra Chemicals to Showcase Specialized Textile Finishing at Open Day in Gerestried

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By   4 days ago

Geretsried, Germany – Under the motto “WE KNOW HOW” -Pulcra Chemicals will present numerous highlights on September 20, 2014 the site in Geretsried. The audience can expect a varied program: Insights into research labs, tours of the production and extensive information booth / exhibition with lots of information about

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2015-2016 Color Trends Unveiled at Americhem U Session

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Ohio, United States – Americhem Inc., a global leader in the production of color and additive solutions for polymeric products, announced its 2015–2016 Color Trends comprised of six color palettes including: Art Therapy, Electric Dawn, Precious Ore, Transcend, Venetian Style and Alchemy. The color families were announced on Sept. 11 in its annual color trends course [...]

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Anne Noonan to Join OMNOVA Solutions as President, Performance Chemicals Business Segment

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Ohio, United States - OMNOVA Solutions announced that Anne Noonan will join the Company as President of the Performance Chemicals business segment, effective September 22, 2014. She succeeds James Hohman, who will retire from OMNOVA on October 24, 2014.  To ensure an orderly transition, Mr. Hohman will assume the

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Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom – Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe. The Biotex range of natural reinforcements provide a sustainable alternative to high-performance materials such as glass fibre. Biotex materials are designed by composites experts

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The Woolmark Company Presents Wool Denim, The Wool Lab and Celebrates 50 Years of the Woolmark Brand at Première Vision

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Australia / France - The Woolmark Company returns to Première Vision, Paris, September 16 to 18, showcasing Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 and continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woolmark brand. The Woolmark Company can be found in Hall 6 at stand 6R2-6S1. France has long-remained the epicentre of womenswear fashion, luxury [...]

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Australian Wool Market Sees Struggle

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By   11 hours ago

Sydney, Australia – Australian wool auctions struggled this week to maintain the strength exhibited in the previous week. By week’s end, the AWEX EMI (Eastern Market Indicator) had fallen by 3acents to 1022 Australian cents clean/kg. Most Merino fleece types in the Eastern markets of Sydney and Melbourne were weaker by up to 10acents clean/kg [...]

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RadiciGroup at the Milan Triennale with Yarns for Sustainable Arts

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By   11 hours ago

Bergamo, Italy – Innovation, Made in Italy and the textile industry., the Milan Triennale, Textile Vivant. Vision, Experience and Research in Textile Design, opens its doors in the Palazzo dell’Arte, the exhibition venue for this event since 1933. Among the artwork on display is an installation made of RadiciGroup low-environmental-impact yarn and staple products: RADILON® [...]

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TENCEL®, a Fantastic Alternative for IKEA

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Lenzing, Austria - Many years of intensive co-operation with IKEA have resulted in a range of products of TENCEL®. Anna Palmberg, product developer at IKEA, put it in a nutshell. She firmly believes that TENCEL® is the perfect alternative to cotton and is completely bowled over by the TENCEL® fiber. At IKEA you will find bed [...]

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Silver Weaves an Importance in a New World of Wearable Technology

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By   4 days ago

Washington D.C., United States – Silver is playing an important, if not critical role in the growing world of wearable technology. Woven Into Biometric Athletic Shirts, Silver Fibers Help Measure Real Time Vital Statistics At the new intersection where fashion and biometrics meet, silver provides the conduit in innovative athletic clothing that transmits sought-after biometric [...]

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TENCEL® Fibers for Knitwear

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Lenzing, Austria - TENCEL® is perfect for knitted fabrics. The creations range from jersey and flat knitwear of 100% TENCEL® through to blends with natural or synthetic fibers. Two special types of TENCEL® are available for knitted fabrics. Type A100 is used for synthetic blends and wool. Type LF is applied in cotton blends. These two [...]

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smartfiber AG to Enlighten Visitors with Benefits of SeaCell and smartcel for Home Textiles at New York Home Fashion Market

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New York, United States - Home is where you feel most comfortable! Therefore smartfiber AG produces fibers that give textiles the “Finally at home feeling”. SeaCell™ fibers with seaweed and smartcel™ sensitive fibers with zinc provide extraordinary skin protection and care. These quality fibers are already found in duvets, pillows, mattresses, bed linen, bed sheets, towels, [...]

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19th Edition of Milano Unica Confirms Importance of Teaming Up, 20th Edition to be Held in February 2015

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By   11 hours ago

Milan, Italy - The 19th edition of Milano Unica, the Italian Textiles Trade Show showcasing the F/W 2015-2016 collections of textiles and accessories, saw the participation of 410 exhibitors, of which 74 European, and confirmed the projections as well as the value added teaming up to promote “Made in Italy”

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New Designs from the “22 Designers Show” at Texworld

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By   1 day ago

Paris, France - At Texworld the new designs from the “22 Designers Show” collective, specialized in imprinted fabrics, will surprise you with their audacity and the themes chosen by the 22 artists! A rich and pertinent offer for Man/Woman/Junior/Child/Baby. Available for all fabrics: from cotton to leather. Do not hesitate to develop with them your ideas [...]

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Strong Interest in Energy-Saving Hydro-Extraction Rolls by Richard Hough Seen at Febratex

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United Kingdom / Brazil - Against all the odds, Richard Hough reported strong interest in its energy-saving hydro-extraction rolls during the recent Febratex textile fair in Brazil. With the country’s textile industry in a cyclical downturn, and the national economy in limbo in the run-up to Presidential elections, RHL is bucking all the trends with a [...]

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19th Edition of Milano Unica “Made in Italy Makers Team Up. from Words to Facts!” with Encouraging Signs from Textile Industry

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Milan, Italy - The 19th edition of Milano Unica, the Italian Textiles Trade Show, running September 9-11 at Fieramilanocity, showcasing the F/W 2015-2016 textile collections and accessories with the participation of 410 exhibitors, of which 74 from other

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Hancock Fabrics Posts Net Sales for the Quarter at $59.3 Million

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Mississippi, United States – Hancock Fabrics, Inc., announced financial results for its second quarter ended July 26, 2014 and first half of fiscal 2014. Financial results for the second quarter include: Net sales for the quarter were $59.3 million compared to $59.1 million for second quarter of last year, and comparable store sales increased 0.9% following a 1.7% decrease for the [...]

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37th Munich Fabric Start Confirms Rising International Importance with 950 International Suppliers Presenting Latest Developments and Trends

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Munich, Germany – A positive atmosphere across the board, in-depth conversations and a focused working atmosphere stand for the three trade fair days of the latest MUNICH FABRIC START that marked the successful start

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C.L.A.S.S. and Re.Verso™ Present a Collection of Innovative Eco-Centric Fabrics and Concepts at Premiere Vision Paris

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Italy / France – Re.Verso™ will present at Première Vision Paris (16-18 September 2014) a first-of-its-kind system of a fully integrated supply chain for fashion with a collection of innovative eco-centric fabrics that are 100% Made in Italy. The presentation at Première vision in Paris is the result of two years dedication in the development [...]

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PrimaLoft Announces Primaloft®Performance Down Blends, the Next Generation of Apparel Insulation

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New York, United States – PrimaLoft, Inc., the world leader in providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics, announced its proprietary PrimaLoft® Performance Down Blends, the next generation of apparel insulation, is now available at retail in the outdoor, fashion and hunting

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Institute for Carbon Composites Endowed by SGL Group Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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Munich, Germany – The Institute for Carbon Composites endowed by SGL Group at Technische Universität München is celebrating its 5th anniversary with an International Symposium at the Garching Research Campus. A ceremony to mark the occasion at the special exhibition on carbon in the Deutsches Museum on the

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Harvard’s Wyss Institute Awarded DARPA Contract to Further Develop Soft Exosuit

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By   11 hours ago

Massachusetts, United States – The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced that it was awarded a first-phase $2.9 million follow-on contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further develop a biologically inspired smart suit. The device, the Soft Exosuit, is intended

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SCA’s Transfer of Chinese Hygiene Business to Vinda Approved

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Stockholm, Sweden – SCA’s, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, and the majority shareholder in China’s third-largest tissue company, Vinda International Holdings Limited, agreement with Vinda to transfer its hygiene business in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) has been approved by the independent shareholders of Vinda. Vinda is listed on the Hong Kong [...]

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Geotextiles for China’s Infrastructure – Big Steps Toward International Standards

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Germany / China - China is driving the development of infrastructure in its western provinces intensively, and demand for geotextiles is also developing there sharply. Geotextiles are already playing a decisive role in the development of highways and traffic routes, and their potential as well as the conditions that need to be fulfilled during the production [...]

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New Study Shows Asthma & Allergy Sufferers can Help Reduce Airborne Triggers in their Homes by Using High-Efficiency Air Filters

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Minnesota, United States – More than 25 million Americans, including many children, suffer from asthma and allergies, causing them to miss work or school and costing millions of dollars in healthcare expenses1. To help reduce exposure to allergy and asthma triggers, many patients implement lifestyle changes, such as washing bedding

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NASA Completes Successful Battery of Tests on Composite Cryotank

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Washington DC, United States – NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing the aerospace industry much closer to designing, building, and flying lightweight, composite tanks on rockets. “This is one of NASA’s major technology

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Silver Weaves an Importance in a New World of Wearable Technology

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By   4 days ago

Washington D.C., United States – Silver is playing an important, if not critical role in the growing world of wearable technology. Woven Into Biometric Athletic Shirts, Silver Fibers Help Measure Real Time Vital Statistics At the new intersection where fashion and biometrics meet, silver provides the conduit in innovative athletic clothing that transmits sought-after biometric [...]

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The Heytex Group – Clear Benefits thanks to Optifil® Healds of Groz-Beckert

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Bramsche, Germany - Anyone who wants to assume a lead role in the technical weaving textiles market has to prove their innovative strength. The Heytex group, based in Bramsche (Germany), has achieved this – and very impressively. The company is a sought-after specialist in sophisticated applications ranging from coated fabrics for stadium roofs to membranes for [...]

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Stimulating Creative Energies and Galvanising International Visitors at SPINEXPO

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By   11 hours ago

Shanghai, China – SPINEXPO Shanghai, held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center of Pudong, Shanghai, September 2/3/4, 2014 took place in a climate of stimulating creative energies and galvanising international visitors, asserting its international leadership in the field of fibres, yarns, knitwear and knitted fabrics. With a stable and

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TENCEL® Fibers for Knitwear

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By   4 days ago

Lenzing, Austria - TENCEL® is perfect for knitted fabrics. The creations range from jersey and flat knitwear of 100% TENCEL® through to blends with natural or synthetic fibers. Two special types of TENCEL® are available for knitted fabrics. Type A100 is used for synthetic blends and wool. Type LF is applied in cotton blends. These two [...]

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Lonati and Santoni Confide in Needles from Groz-Beckert

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Germany / Italy - With an eye-catching recommendation on products and in print and online media, the two Italian machine builders advert to knitting machine needles made by Groz-Beckert. A statement that Groz-Beckert proudly attributes to the high quality of its products. While the Lonati S.p.A. is leader in the field of circular knitting machines for [...]

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Groz-Beckert at the ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 – Great Visitor Interest, Especially in the Glass and Metal Exhibits

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Germany / China- From June 16 to 20, the international textile industry met at the ITMA ASIA + CITME 2014 in Shanghai. Groz-Beckert was undoubtedly one of the main crowd-pullers: around 7,000 people visited the company’s booth which, with the presentation of the TexCar and a circular

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Itema Showcases Best-In-Class Weaving Technology with Staubli at Japan Open House on DAIKI Co. Premises

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Italy / Japan - ITEMA, the leading global provider of advanced weaving solutions, including best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, will hold an Open House in Japan on September 11th-12th on the premises of DAIKI Co., Ltd, one of Itema’s Customers and a leading weaver of automotive

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Itema Exhibits Range of Rapier and Airjet Weaving Machinery at CAITME 2014 from September 10th – 12th

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Italy / Uzbekistan – Itema S.p.A, the Italian privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, is at CAITME 2014, the largest textile machinery exhibition in Central Asia held in the capital of Uzbekistan. Itema is strongly committed

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High-Performance Technology Meets the World of Folklore with Karl Mayer HKS 4

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Obertshausen, Germany – The burn-out technique has become well established for use in the all-over patterning of large areas of textiles. In the field of window fashions in particular, the furnishing fabrics are widely used as an in-between between transparent net curtains and heavy drapes. Warp-knitted, burnt-out fabrics produced on an HKS 4 for manufacturing [...]

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SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit New SWG061N2 Compact WHOLEGARMENT® at Yarmarka Fair in Russia

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Japan / Russia - Leading Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. will exhibit at the upcoming 43rd Federal Trade Fair for Textile and Light Industry Goods and Equipment show (“Yarmarka Fair”) in Moscow, Russia, during Tuesday, 23rd September ~ Friday, 26th September 2014, at Hall No. 55 / Stand No. C-2. On display will be [...]

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Gildan Activewear Included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the Second Consecutive Year

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Montreal, Canada – Gildan Activewear Inc., announced that the company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for a second consecutive year, effective as of September 22, 2014. Gildan is the only North American company in the Textiles, Apparel and Luxury Goods industry group to be included in the DJSI

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Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

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By   11 hours ago

Chesterfield, United Kingdom – Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe. The Biotex range of natural reinforcements provide a sustainable alternative to high-performance materials such as glass fibre. Biotex materials are designed by composites experts

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H&M Joins Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Third Year in a Row

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By   11 hours ago

Stockholm, Sweden – H&M has been included to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index World for the third consecutive year. The index lists the most sustainable companies based on an extensive annual assessment conducted by independent asset managers from the investment specialist RobecoSAM. “We are proud to be included in the Dow Jones

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Novozymes Joins the Top 3 Percentile in New Dow Jones Sustainability Index Category

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Bagsvaerd, Denmark – This year Novozymes achieved the highest score for the Chemical Industry sector in both the Climate Strategy and Environmental Policy categories. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index announced that Novozymes received 86 points out of 100 within their new category, the Chemical Industry Sector. Novozymes’ score is in the top 3 percentile of [...]

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Inditex, Among the World Leaders on Sustainability According to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Arteixo, Spain – Inditex has renewed its presence in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the tenth year running. Inditex’s overall score places it ahead of 98% of retailers worldwide. The index scores companies on a mix of economic, environmental and social metrics. By all yardsticks, the Group ranked as one of the most solid companies in [...]

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RadiciGroup at the Milan Triennale with Yarns for Sustainable Arts

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By   11 hours ago

Bergamo, Italy – Innovation, Made in Italy and the textile industry., the Milan Triennale, Textile Vivant. Vision, Experience and Research in Textile Design, opens its doors in the Palazzo dell’Arte, the exhibition venue for this event since 1933. Among the artwork on display is an installation made of RadiciGroup low-environmental-impact yarn and staple products: RADILON® [...]

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Eco-Friendly Sourcing and Sustainability Days at Texworld

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Paris, France - During this season of textile fairs, Notjustalabel, the reference website for avant-garde fashion and designers has quoted Texworld’s commitment for bringing forward a green and ethical offer*. For Winter 2015/16 collections, 55 exhibitors from all sectors listed in the «Sustainable Sourcing Itinerary» guide will surprise you with wonderful sustainable, recycled and ethical fabrics! [...]

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Braskem Joins Amyris and Michelin to Develop Renewable Chemical

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São Paulo, Brasil – Braskem, the largest petrochemical company in the Americas and world leader in the production of biopolymers, announces that it will be part of a technological cooperation agreement with North American companies Amyris and Michelin French for technology development towards the production of isoprene from renewable sources, chemical input used in the [...]

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Stimulating Creative Energies and Galvanising International Visitors at SPINEXPO

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By   11 hours ago

Shanghai, China – SPINEXPO Shanghai, held at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center of Pudong, Shanghai, September 2/3/4, 2014 took place in a climate of stimulating creative energies and galvanising international visitors, asserting its international leadership in the field of fibres, yarns, knitwear and knitted fabrics. With a stable and

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NRF: U.S. Retail Sales Finish on a Strong Note Due to Back-to-School Season Clothing Sales

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By   11 hours ago

Washington, D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation calculates that August retail sales — excluding automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants — increased 0.5 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. When combined with revisions to July, August sales indicate a consistent

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Sales Grow by 19% for H&M in the Month of August 2014

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Stockholm, Sweden – The H&M Group’s sales including VAT increased by 19 percent in local currencies in August 2014 compared to the same month last year. In the third quarter of 2014, i.e. during the period 1 June to 31 August, sales including VAT increased by 16 percent in local currencies. Sales including VAT in [...]

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ILO and H&M in Unique Agreement on Sustainable Global Supply Chains in the Garment Industry

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Switzerland / Sweden – The International Labour Organization and H&M have forged a unique partnership to promote sustainable global supply chains in the garment industry. New partnership will address industrial relations, wages, capacity building for social partners and skills development in global supply chains of the garment industry. The

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Ragretail Obtains Thomas Gun

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Aberdeen, Scotland – Thomas Gun, an infamous UK independent fashion retailer known for their incredible street wear trends and TShirts, has just announced that they have been acquired by RagRetail. As Jackie Smyth from RagRetail noted, this announcement will combine two outstanding UK fashion companies. “The acquisition of Thomas Gun by RagRetail brings together two [...]

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The Woolmark Company Presents Wool Denim, The Wool Lab and Celebrates 50 Years of the Woolmark Brand at Première Vision

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Australia / France - The Woolmark Company returns to Première Vision, Paris, September 16 to 18, showcasing Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 and continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woolmark brand. The Woolmark Company can be found in Hall 6 at stand 6R2-6S1. France has long-remained the epicentre of womenswear fashion, luxury [...]

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H&M Joins Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Third Year in a Row

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By   11 hours ago

Stockholm, Sweden – H&M has been included to the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index World for the third consecutive year. The index lists the most sustainable companies based on an extensive annual assessment conducted by independent asset managers from the investment specialist RobecoSAM. “We are proud to be included in the Dow Jones

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Exploring the Opportunities with Direct to Garment Printing

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By   11 hours ago

United Kingdom / Belgium – DTG printing has a fast and easy set-up time which is why printers can turn jobs around quickly, but is it right for your business? According to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, the European textile and clothing industry represents a turnover of €166 million and 1.7 million workers. In [...]

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ILO Workshop: Authorities Urged to Prepare for Enhanced Building and Fire Safety Role

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Dhaka, Bangladesh - Bangladesh needs to ready its institutional, regulatory and oversight mechanisms relating to building and fire safety to ensure a safe working environment in the ready-made garment sector once the current support from external partners ends a workshop. The workshop entitled ‘Institutional Collaboration on Strengthening Building

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NRF: U.S. Retail Sales Finish on a Strong Note Due to Back-to-School Season Clothing Sales

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By   11 hours ago

Washington, D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation calculates that August retail sales — excluding automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants — increased 0.5 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month and 2.7 percent unadjusted year-over-year. When combined with revisions to July, August sales indicate a consistent

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Growing Area of Cotton in China Expected to Decline in Comparison with the Year 2013

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Beijing, China – The growing area of cotton in China this year is expected to decline 8.7 percent compared with 2013, and the cotton yield is also forecast to fall, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Agriculture, reports Xinhua News. The cotton growing area in the Yangtze River Basin and the Yellow [...]

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India: Wholesale Price Index for ‘Textiles’ Group Rises by 0.1% to 144.2 in August

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New Delhi, India – The official Wholesale Price Index for ‘All Commodities’ (Base: 2004-05 = 100) for the month of August, 2014 rose by 0.6 percent to 185.7 (provisional) from 184.6 (provisional) for the previous month. INFLATION The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly WPI, stood at 3.74%

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ICAC 73rd Plenary Meeting “From Land to Brand: Strengthening the Cotton Value Chain” to take Place from Nov 2 -7

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United Kingdom / Greece - The theme of the 73rd Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee is “From Land to Brand: Strengthening the Cotton Value Chain”. This annual event is one of the premier fixtures in the world cotton calendar and will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from November 2 to 7, 2014. The [...]

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Texprint 2014 to take place at Indigo, Paris from Sep 16- 18

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Paris, France – Nino Cerruti is judging The Woolmark Company Texprint Prize, together with Agi Mdumulla and Sam Cotton, the trend-setting fashion duo of Agi & Sam. The Woolmark Company, which encourages the use of Merino wool, awards a dedicated Texprint prize at Premiere Vision Pluriel to the most creative British-trained designer who has incorporated [...]

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More Best-Practice Examples, Prominent Guests and Highlights in the Premium Business Programme at Christmasworld on 30 January 2015

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Frankfurt, Germany – The 3rd edition of the Premium Business Programme will be characterised by even more highlights, renowned speakers and a sharper best-practice focus on successful shopping-centre and downtown decorations. “In view of the continuing

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Thanh Cong Group Reports on Financial Performance

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -Thanh Cong – a renowned global textile manufacture offers a fully integrated Vertical Production System service. 1. Highlight financial performance Performance of the company in eight months of 2014 achieved good result. The accumulated revenue achieved about 61%; net income achieved about 71% compared with target of year. 2. Investment [...]

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