Sri Lanka to Achieve Apparel Export Target of US$10 Billion by 2016

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Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka is heading towards achieving the apparel export target of US$ 10 billion by 2016, set by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said. Speaking at an event at the Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) in Ratmalana, the Minister said the country’s apparel sector

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Groz-Beckert to Present New Products and Service Highlights at CINTE Techtextil China 2014

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Germany / China  - CINTE Techtextil China is due to be held in Shanghai (China) from 24 to 26 September 2014. CINTE is considered as Asia’s leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens and covers the full range of potential uses of modern textile technologies. As a provider of machine needles and systems for the [...]

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Fashion, only Category to Report Growth in Sales for June in United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom – In June 2014 total Scottish sales decreased by 1.1% compared with June 2013, when they had increased by 2.8%. Like-for-like sales decreased by 2.6% on last June, when they had increased by 0.3%. Taking account of shop price deflation, June’s total sales were up 0.7% in real terms, the highest real [...]

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Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety Completes all Factory Inspections, Reaches One Million Workers with Fire Safety Training

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Washington D.C., United States – During its first 12 months, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has completed inspections of all 587 factories from which its Members source, provided basic fire safety training to more than

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Vietnam Exports Garments Worth USD 9.38 Billion in H1

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Hanoi, Vietnam – Vietnam made over 9.38 billion U.S. dollars from garment exports in the first half of 2014, up 19.8 percent year-on-year, accounting for 13.2 percent of the national total export revenue during the period, reports SINA. According to the latest statistics on the website of the General Department of Vietnam Customs on Tuesday, [...]

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Ceylon Leather Products Invests Rs306 Million in Sri Lanka Textile Mill

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Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Leather Products said it was investing 306.4 million rupees in South Asia Textile Industries Pvt Ltd, a fabric maker, reports Lanka Business Online. It will buy 3.06 million shares in a rights issues raising its stake to 80 percent, the firm said in a stock exchange filing. Ceylon [...]

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Keep up to Date with the Latest Chinese Home Textile Market Trends with Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

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Shanghai, China - China’s leading home textiles fair, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition, is not just the ideal location to find the latest textile and accessory products. It is also the leading event in the region to discover the current and future home textile trends in China, and to learn about the latest market [...]

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Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey: The Customer is Always Right and the Customer Wants Cotton

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New York, United States – According to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey, which has monitored consumer shopping habits and preferences for two decades, 62% of consumers agree that cotton clothing tends to be of better quality than apparel made from manmade fibers.

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BASF Develops Positive Business with Higher Volumes in Q2 2014

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Ludwigshafen, Germany – BASF’s business developed positively in the second quarter of 2014. At €18.5 billion, sales rose by 1% compared with the same period of the previous year. “This was largely the result of higher sales volumes in our chemicals business, which comprises the Chemicals, Performance Products and Functional Materials & Solutions segments,

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International Wide-Format Print Brands Expand Presence at FESPA China 2014

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Guangzhou, China - Visitors to Guangzhou event to benefit from global product choice and business insight. Visitors to FESPA China 2014 (Poly World Trade Expo Center Pazhou, Guangzhou, China, 19 to 21 November 2014) will find an extensive line-up of international wide-format technology and materials manufacturers, with many exhibiting an expanded range

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Archroma Entices with Inspiring Colors and Ecology and Economy Focus at Major Brazilian Textile Industry Tradeshow

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Reinach, Switzerland - Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, will share its passion for sustainability with Brazil’s vibrant textile industry at Febratex 2014 at Sector 1, Street 1, from August 12-15, 2014 in Santa Catarina. With the motto: “We touch and color people’s lives, every day, everywhere”, [...]

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CB&I and Clariant’s Polypropylene Catalyst Partnership off to a Successful Start

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Muttenz, Switzerland – CB&I and Clariant announced its new Ziegler-Natta polypropylene catalyst production plant in Louisville, Kentucky, is on schedule to begin production in 2015. The plant is part of a long-term strategic partnership between Clariant’s Catalysts business unit and CB&I’s Lummus Novolen Technology business. Based at Clariant’s largest US production hub, the state

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AATCC Seeks to Revise Dry Cleaning Test Methods

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North Carolina, United States – AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals, seeks participation in the revision of AATCC test methods related to dry cleaning. The current perchloroethylene solvent used in several AATCC test methods has been identified as potentially dangerous and is being phased out of use in some regions. AATCC research [...]

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New Innovation Centre in Pune Inaugurated by Tata Chemicals

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Pune, India - Mr Cyrus Mistry, Chairman, Tata Chemicals, inaugurated its state-of-the-art Innovation Centre in Pune. The Centre will be Tata Chemicals’ Technology and Innovation hub to incubate and support the company’s growth vectors in wellness foods, agri and chemistry solutions, and also provide technology support to other Tata group companies. Along with Mr Mistry, the [...]

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Quarterly Consolidated Revenue of $ 17.9 Billion, Up 7.2% at Reliance Industries

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Mumbai, India – Reliance Industries Limited reported its financial performance for the quarter ended 30th June, 2014. Highlights of the un-audited financial results as compared to the previous year are: QUARTERLY CONSOLIDATED REVENUE OF `

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Bangladesh Textile Chemicals Market to Grow at 7% CAGR till 2019

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Dhaka, Bangladesh – Growing global demand for readymade garments, specialty finishing chemicals and dark textile shades to driving textile chemicals consumption in Bangladesh According to a recently published report by TechSci Research a research based global management consulting firm, “Bangladesh Textile Chemicals Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019”, the

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Net Income of $28.8 Million Rise of 73.49% at Unifi for 52 Fiscal Weeks Ended

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North Carolina, United States - Unifi, Inc. has released preliminary operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 29, 2014.  Net income for the 2014 fiscal year, which consisted of 52 fiscal weeks, was $28.8 million, or $1.52 per basic share, compared to net income of $16.6 million, or $0.84 per basic share, for the prior fiscal year, which consisted [...]

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Wool Celebrated as the Fibre of Australian Football

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Sydney, Australia - Shearers, woolgrowers, agents and studmasters are uniting to celebrate the rich heritage connecting the wool industry and Australian Football. The idea for the native game came to Tom Wills while on his pastoralist father’s sheep station “Lexington” near Moyston in Victoria in the mid 19th century and since that time the wool industry and [...]

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British Wool Education Will Start Young with New Website

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London, United Kingdom - A new British Wool Educational website has been launched by the British Wool Marketing Board aimed at giving school age children an opportunity to learn more about wool, where it comes from and why it is good. Developed with a well-known educational website company, the

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3M Introduces the Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier

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Minnesota, United States – 3M Purification’s new purification technology platform, under the 3M Emphaze™ brand, is designed to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers achieve high product purity early in the manufacturing process, improving efficiency and process economics. The new 3M™ Emphaze™ AEX Hybrid

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Honeywell Launches Spectra Brand Licensing Program to Help Fishermen Ensure Fishing Line Contains Genuine Spectra Fiber

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New Jersey, United States – Honeywell announced a new brand licensing program to help fishermen ensure they are purchasing fishing line containing genuine Spectra® fiber. Formal Spectra® trademark program gives anglers confidence, helps combat sales of counterfeit products Under the program,

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Order Intake at a Healthy Level, High Order Backlog Provides Solid Basis for Further Sales Growth at Rieter

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Winterthur, Switzerland - The market environment in which Rieter operates was consistently favorable in the first half of 2014. Rieter received 655.5 million CHF of new orders in the first six months of 2014, which is lower than last year’s very good figure (711.4 million CHF), but substantially higher than in the second

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INVISTA Debuts New LYCRA® Brand Initiative at Kingpins Denim Show

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New York, United States – As part of an initiative to reinforce the value of the LYCRA® brand to consumers, INVISTA will unveil to the denim industry its new LYCRA® brand positioning at the Kingpins Denim Shows in New York (July 22-23) and Los Angeles (July 29- 30).  The new positioning is being articulated

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Indorama Ventures Ltd., Back on the Growth Path in 2014

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Bangkok, Thailand - IVL is back on the growth path in 2014 and has proposed several interesting organic and inorganic growth plans going forward. A new PET plant next door to their AlphaPet site on Finley Island Road, at Decatur in Alabama that will be capable of producing approximately 500,000 tons of resin per year and [...]

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Meryl® Bodywear Presents the Top 10 Trends for Spring Summer 2016

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Girona, Spain - Spring Summer 2016 is all about touch: Softness, tactility, performance. Design plays with simple forms used for new purposes. Reinvented jeans, lingerie inspired bustiers and hot-pants suitable to go to the beach or as part of the most sophisticated night outfit. For lighter weight qualities, super-fine gauges are developed with glossy and sheeny [...]

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View Premium Selection Off to an Outstanding Start at New Venue with 83% Rise in Visitors

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Munich, Germany – With a kick-off event that was a success across the board and so far the biggest of its kind, VIEW Premium Selection opened the season Autumn.Winter 15/16 for fabrics, denim and sportswear plus accessories at Munich’s Transport Museum on 15 – 16 July. In addition to an extremely positive response to the [...]

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Four Asian Country and Region Pavilions Return to Interstoff Asia Essential – Autumn 2014

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Hong Kong, China - Returning once again to Interstoff Asia Essential – Autumn 2014, the four well-received Country and Region Pavilions will feature renowned exhibitors from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. During the three-day show, which is to be held from 25 – 27 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, buyers will get a chance to source [...]

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iFabric Corp Announces the Appointment of New President and CEO of Intelligent Textiles Division

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Markham, Canada – The Board of Directors of iFabric Corp, announced the appointment of Mr. Giancarlo Beevis as President and CEO of its wholly-owned subsidiary company, Intelligent Fabric Technologies (North America) Inc. “This appointment was made in recognition of the vital role Giancarlo has played in securing a number of important customer and supplier relationships [...]

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Garmatex Signs Five-Year Licensing Deal with Innovative Sleepwear and Bedding Manufacturer

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Vancouver, Canada – Garmatex Technologies, Inc., an industry disrupting inventor and supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics and apparel technologies, announced the start of a five year licensing deal with San Diego-based Cool-jams, maker of temperature regulating women’s and men’s sleepwear and bedding. Sleepwear alone is a $7+ billion dollar market, world-wide. Founder and CEO

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Innovation in Weather Protection from Jack Wolfskin with TEXAPORE SOFTSHELL and AIR Technology

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Idstein, Germany – For the 2015 summer collection, Jack Wolfskin has continued to develop its proprietary weather protection fabric, TEXAPORE. TEXAPORE SOFTSHELL has been combined with the well-known AIR Technology to achieve even more air permeability while maintaining its waterproof standard. The application of various TEXAPORE fabrics creates a

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CORDURA® brand of INVISTA Shocases Latest Generation CORDURA® Fabrics at OutDoor 2014

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Kansas, United States - The latest durable fabric innovations from INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand including CORDURA® Naturalle™, CORDURA® Lite Plus, CORDURA® AFT, and the new CORDURA® Wool fabric collection were on display by authorized mills Chia Her at stand A4-304A, Dong Jin at stand B5-218 and Tiong Liong at stand A4-212 at the 2014 Outdoor Show July [...]

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Bayer MaterialScience Announces “INSQIN™”- New Generation of Polymer-Coated Fabrics

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Leverkusen, Germany – Bayer MaterialScience, one of the world’s leading polymer producers, announced the launch of INSQIN®, a novel turnkey solution for a new generation of polyurethane (PU) coated fabrics. The launch marks a new chapter in the footwear and apparel sector, in which Bayer offers brand owners an integrated

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135th Anniversary, New Sales Record and an International Award for Sandler AG

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 Schwarzenbach an der Saale, Germany - The 135th company anniversary, a new sales record, an international award, new team members—for Sandler, 2014 holds many reasons to celebrate. The Sandler Staff Party on July 12th presented a timely opportunity to do so. Members of staff, apprentices to be, colleagues on

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SCA and Vinda to Integrate Hygiene Business in China

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Stockholm, Sweden - SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, and the majority shareholder in China’s third-largest tissue company, Vinda International Holdings Limited is strengthening the cooperation with Vinda. SCA to transfer its hygiene business in China (Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau) to Vinda. As part of the transaction, SCA and Vinda have signed an [...]

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Sales of $1.36 Billion for Q2 2014, Improvement in Insulation and Composites Seen at Owens Corning

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Ohio, United States –  Owens Cornining reported consolidated net sales of $1.36 billion in the second quarter of 2014, up slightly from $1.35 billion in 2013. Second-quarter 2014 adjusted earnings were $45 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, down from the adjusted earnings of $68 million, or $0.56 per diluted share, in 2013. Net earnings in the second

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TenCate Records 22% Organic Growth in EBITA in Q2 2014

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Almelo, Netherlands -TenCate is a multinational company that combines textile technology, with chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics with the mission of ‘Protecting People’. Systems and materials from TenCate come under four areas of application: personal protection

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Groz-Beckert to Present New Products and Service Highlights at CINTE Techtextil China 2014

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Germany / China  - CINTE Techtextil China is due to be held in Shanghai (China) from 24 to 26 September 2014. CINTE is considered as Asia’s leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens and covers the full range of potential uses of modern textile technologies. As a provider of machine needles and systems for the [...]

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3M Introduces the Emphaze AEX Hybrid Purifier

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Minnesota, United States – 3M Purification’s new purification technology platform, under the 3M Emphaze™ brand, is designed to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers achieve high product purity early in the manufacturing process, improving efficiency and process economics. The new 3M™ Emphaze™ AEX Hybrid

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COMPOSITES EUROPE Trade Fair to Showcase the Latest Developments for the Wind Energy Industry

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Düsseldorf, Germany – A 2013 built on land wind turbine in Germany is on average 117 meter high (hub) has a rotor diameter of 95 meters and brings 2,598 kW. All currently installed 23 645 plants in this country are producing around 33,730 MW, which corresponds to 1,427 kW per wind turbine. For comparison: in 2003, [...]

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ANDRITZ to Present Full Range of Technologies for Nonwovens and Technical Textiles at CINTE 2014

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Austria / China – ANDRITZ (Wuxi) Nonwoven, China, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, will present its state-of-the-art technologies and services for nonwovens and technical textiles at CINTE Techtextil 2014 in Shanghai from September 24 to 26, at hall E07, booth C02. Assembly facilities, a service center with roll repair

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Picanol of America Appoints Tom Johnston as New Sales Manager

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Ypres, Belgium - Picanol of America has appointed Tom Johnston as new Sales Manager with immediate effect. In his new function Tom Johnston, who has wide international experience in the textile sector, will be responsible for the sales of Picanol weaving machines in the United States. Tom graduated from Clemson University in 1987 and worked at the Milliken [...]

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Karl Mayer Strikes a Blow for Speed Once Again with HKS 2-M, with an Optimised Cost:Benefit Ratio

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Obertshausen, Germany – Two-bar, high-speed tricot machines can now produce plain warp-knitted textiles even more efficiently. KARL MAYER launched the HKS 2-M onto the market at this year’s ITMA ASIA + CITME fair in June, thus presenting a machine that is roughly 20% faster than its predecessor. At a working width of 180″, the HKS [...]

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Groz-Beckert to Present New Products and Service Highlights at CINTE Techtextil China 2014

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Germany / China  - CINTE Techtextil China is due to be held in Shanghai (China) from 24 to 26 September 2014. CINTE is considered as Asia’s leading trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens and covers the full range of potential uses of modern textile technologies. As a provider of machine needles and systems for the [...]

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Shima Seiki to Showcase Diverse Line-Up of Latest Computerised Flat Knitting Machiners at FEBRATEX 2014

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Wakayama, Japan – Leading flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan will exhibit at the Brazilian Textile Industry Fair (FEBRATEX 2014) next month. On display will be the cutting edge in computerised flat knitting technology, represented by the latest WHOLEGARMENT machines and design

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Reusable Clip Strings by Karl Mayer Set the Tone in String Bar Production

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Obertshausen, Germany – KARL MAYER’s lace raschel machines are extremely productive yet flexible, and unleash their full potential thanks to their clever special features, which are being improved and optimised all the time. The latest developments include the introduction of a flexible patternguide finger system that enables the company’s clients to mount the patternguide fingers [...]

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47th International Congress of International Federation of Knitting Technologists to take place in September

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Izmir, Turkey - Ege University, Engineering Faculty, Department of Textile Engineering has announced that 47th International Congress of International Federation of Knitting Technologists will be held in İzmir on September 25-26, 2014. IFKT becomes the center of interest for researchers from different knitting areas where they

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Itema Appoints Lorenzo Minelli as New Director of Itema Lab

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Colzate, Italy - Itema has announced organizational changes in the management of ItemaLab with the retirement of the incumbent Research & Innovation (R&I) Director, Giuseppe Casarotto, and the appointment of Lorenzo Minelli as the new Director. Giuseppe Casarotto started working in Itema in 1983 and has been leading advanced research and development

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Itema Strengthens North America Sales Team; Hires Steve Brown as Sales Manager

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Italy / United States – Itema announced a new senior appointment at their wholly owned subsidiary Itema America Inc., with the addition of Mr. Steve Brown, formerly of Picanol of America, as Sales Manager. Steve joins the existing sales organization with the task to penetrate new markets and customer opportunities to increase the global weaving [...]

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“Wear 2”, Thriving Textile Recycling Program of Crown Uniform & Linen Service

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Massachusetts, United States - Crown Uniform & Linen Service announced that their textile recycling program “Wear 2” is thriving. Crown is making sure that retired new and gently used garments are not wasting away in landfills, but instead are making their way back into service in homeless shelters, soup kitchens, warm coat programs, disaster relief efforts, [...]

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World Textile Summit 2015 to Explore the Business Benefits of an Effective Sustainability Strategy

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Shanghai, China – The second World Textile Summit will explore sustainability strategies that create business value in the textile manufacturing value chain. In line with the key themes of ITMA 2015, WTS 2015 will seek to answer sustainability questions that matter to the industry’s strategic decision-makers: What return should I expect from capital investment in [...]

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Crown Implements Green Practices, Expands Sustainability Practices at New Brockton Facility

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Massachusetts, United States – Crown will be implementing even more “green” business practices at their new Brockton Facility. The new facility is slated to be fully operational in the fall of 2014, and will feature many new energy efficient technologies. Plant equipment was chosen not only for working efficiency, but for its ability to minimize [...]

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Radici Novacips and Tessiture Pietro Radici Awarded Certiquality Certificates of Excellence for Quality, Environmental and Safety Management Systems

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Bergamo, Italy – Radici Novacips SpA, head company of the RadiciGroup Plastics Business Area, a leader in the production of nylon engineering plastics and Tessiture Pietro Radici SpA,  an ancestral RadiciGroup company

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Composites UK Visits Factory of ELG Carbon Fibre, Gives Introduction on Recycling of Composite Materials

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom - Composites UK, visited a factory of ELG Carbon Fibre, as part of their series of events for the composites industry, on July 7, 2014. This was a half-day event designed to give the delegate an introduction into the recycling of composite materials. Composites UK gave a short technical presentation

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PACT Apparel Releases Organic Cotton Fair Trade Certified™ Line

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Colorado, United States – PACT, an ethical and organic apparel basics brand, announced that it is releasing one of the largest organic cotton Fair Trade Certified™ lines by a US apparel brand. The line features 78 different items across 19 product styles including the first ever Fair Trade Certified™ baby clothes. Line Includes First Ever Fair [...]

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Shaw Industries Achieves a Big Milestone of Recycling More than 700 Million Pounds of Carpet in 2013

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Georgia, United States – Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has  released its sixth annual sustainability report. Report Highlights Commitment To Associates, Communities And The Circular Economy “We committed to significant investment in business expansion and continued to advance our sustainable business strategy in 2013,” says Shaw Chairman and CEO Vance Bell. “Sustainability at

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10th Anniversary Edition of Greenshowroom 2014, Attracts Huge Crowd with 400 Visitors

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Berlin, Germany - Distinguished by a fantastic Salonshow, the 10th anniversary edition of the Greenshowroom at Hotel Adlon Kempinski was a sensational success. The event highlight of the three-day trade fair attracted a huge crowd with over 400 visitors – many of them renowned representatives of the fashion

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Black Diamond Completes Sale of Gregory Mountain Products for $84.1 Million

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Utah, United States – Black Diamond, Inc., a leading global supplier of innovative active outdoor performance equipment and apparel, has completed the asset sale of its Gregory Mountain Products, LLC brand for $84.1 million to Samsonite LLC. Divestiture Solidifies Strategic Pivot to Focus on Core and Fastest-Growing Brands The divestiture represents an integral part of Black Diamond’s plan to [...]

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10 Years in the Making for Elila

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New York, United States – Elila, the specialty lingerie brand for full figure women, turns ten. Created in 2004, Elila designs each piece in its intimate apparel line with top shelf, top quality avant-garde materials, while maintaining a distinct focus on detail to create items that scream comfort. Ensuring the wearer feels more confident from the first [...]

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Net Sales Increase 72.5% at Superior Uniform Group for Q2 2014

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Florida, United States – Superior Uniform Group, Inc.® announced for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, sales were $53.2 million, compared with 2013 second quarter sales of $30.9 million. Net earnings were $3.9 million, or $0.57 per share (diluted), compared with earnings of $1.4 million, or $0.23 per share (diluted), in the 2013 second [...]

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12% Increase in Sales at Hanesbrands for Q2 2014, Significant Growth in Activewear Business

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North Carolina, United States – HanesBrands, a leading marketer of everyday basic apparel under world-class brands, announced that acquisition benefits, strong Activewear performance, and increased operating efficiencies drove record second-quarter financial results. Despite a restrained consumer-spending environment, the company again raised its full-year adjusted EPS guidance. Second

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Rocky Brands Announces 16% Increase in Net Sales to a Record $68.8 Million for Q2 2014

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Ohio, United States – Rocky Brands, Inc., announced financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter Net Sales Increased 16% to a Record $68.8 Million Second quarter net sales increased 15.8% to $68.8 million versus net sales of $59.4 million in the second quarter of 2013. The Company reported second quarter

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SKECHERS Records Net Sales of $587.1 Million, an Increase of 37.1% for Q2 2014

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California, United States – SKECHERS USA, Inc. , a global leader in footwear, announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Record Net Sales of $587.1 Million, an Increase of 37.1 Percent Earnings from Operations of $53.8 Million Diluted Earnings per Share of $0.68 Second quarter 2014 net sales were $587.1 million compared to $428.2 million for the second quarter [...]

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Inditex Deploys RFID Technology in Stores

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A Coruña, Spain - During the Annual General Meeting, held on 15 July 2014, Inditex’s Chairman and CEO unveiled the radio frequency identification technology (RFID) implementation project. This technology allows individual tracking of garments, from the logistics platforms until their ultimate sale. This innovative technology allows the individual identification of each garment by means of radio frequency [...]

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Sri Lanka to Achieve Apparel Export Target of US$10 Billion by 2016

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Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka is heading towards achieving the apparel export target of US$ 10 billion by 2016, set by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said. Speaking at an event at the Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (SLITA) in Ratmalana, the Minister said the country’s apparel sector

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AmeriPride® Services Launches New Web Store Platform and Custom eStores Program

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Minnesota, United States – AmeriPride Services, a leading textile services company in North America, announced the launch of its new Web Store platform and enhancements to its Custom eStores program. The Web Store platform provides customers who purchase products and services online with improved functionality for search, filters

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Sales up 7% at Interface for Q2 2014

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Georgia, United States – Interface, Inc., a worldwide carpet tile company and global leader in sustainability, announced results for the second quarter ended June 29, 2014. “Second quarter results are a vast improvement over the slow start to the year that we saw in the first quarter,” said Daniel T. Hendrix, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “Strong [...]

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GSP Plus Status to Pakistan Pushes Country’s Textile Exports up by 5.3% to $13.74 Billion

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Islamabad, Pakistan – Textile exports surged to $13.74 billion during previous financial year 2013-2014 mainly because of the GSP Plus status granted to Pakistan by the European Union (EU), reports The Nation. The country exported textile made commodities worth $13.74 billion during last fiscal year (July 2013 to June 2014) as compared to

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Total Net Sales Rise by 8.2% to $715.0 Million at Tempur Sealy

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 Kentucky, United States - Tempur Sealy International, Inc., the world’s largest bedding provider, announced financial results for the second quarter ending June 30, 2014. The Company updated financial guidance for 2014. SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL SUMMARY Earnings per diluted share (“EPS”) under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) in the second quarter of 2014 were $(0.04) compared to [...]

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Contract Business at Tendence 2014: Over 100 Top Suppliers with Customised Solutions

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Frankfurt, Germany - Over 100 exhibitors will present customised products and solutions for the contract business at the coming Tendence in Frankfurt am Main from 30 August to 2 September. Thus, the consumer-goods fair is a must for furnishing specialists and interior architects, as well as representatives of hotels and restaurants. The suppliers’ portfolios include the [...]

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NRF Applauds Progress of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety

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United States / Bangladesh – The National Retail Federation released the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay, praising the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety’s progress over the past year: “The National Retail Federation applauds the tremendous progress the members of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety have made this past year, demonstrating their [...]

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Brief on the Myanmar Garment & Textile Industry

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India / Myanmar - With the change in the political scenario, Myanmar is trying to establish itself as a leading manufacturing hub. The ongoing quest for low cost production has drawn manufacturers’ attention to the clothing industry in Myanmar. The country has a long history of making yarn, fabric and garment. According to the Myanmar Garment [...]

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Demand for Clothing, Supplies, Electronics Drives School/College Spending Up in U.S.

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Washington, United States - Driven by increased demand for electronic items and parents’ need to restock their children’s school supplies from last year, families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than last year. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 [...]

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