EU Trade Policy Promotes Sustainability and Human Rights

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Brussels, Belgium  – The European Commission and the EU High Representative published the first report on the concrete effects of the GSP+, the EU trade policy instrument devised to encourage third countries to comply with core international standards in the areas of human rights, labour rights, environmental protection and good governance.

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Heimtextil 2016: Exhibitor Comments Reveal High Levels of Satisfaction from New and Returning Exhibitors

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Frankfurt, Germany – Heimtextil in Frankfurt am Main, the leading international trade fair for home and contract textiles, will finish with a clear increase in the number of exhibitors and visitors. Over 69,000 trade visitors (2015: 67,861) and 2,866 exhibitors (2015: 2,723) from across the world

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EU: Personal Protective Gear, Gas Appliances and Cableways: Parliament Approves New Safety Rules

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Brussels, Belgium – Updated EU rules for personal protective equipment (such as life jackets or bicycle helmets), gas appliances (such as portable cookers or boilers) and cableway installations (such as funiculars or aerial tramways) were approved by the European Parliament.

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BCI: Closing the Loop on Traceability

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Geneva, Switzerland – BCI is now implementing the final step to establish end-to-end online traceability for Better Cotton products. In January 2016, BCI added garment manufacturers to its traceability system, the Better Cotton Tracer. This addition marked the completion of “end-to-end” traceability, allowing BCI to verify the volumes of Better Cotton being sourced by our [...]

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ITMF: Global Yarn and Fabric Output Up in Q3/2015

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Zürich, Switzerland – The global yarn production increased in Q3/2015 quarter-on-quarter, the third increase in a row. Thereby, output in Asia and North America grew. In Europe and South America, in contrast, it fell on a quarterly basis. Also on an annual basis, the global yarn production in Q3/2015 improved

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UP to 95 % Light Reflectance: Kelheim Tests New IR-Reflecting Viscose Speciality Fibre

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By   7 days ago

Kelheim, Germany – Kelheim Fibers, a leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibres, has completed the next step in the development of IR-reflecting fibres. During the last months, the incorporation of mineral IR-reflecting particles has been tested in several spinning trials. Different levels of these particles were integrated into the fibre’s core,

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The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) Holds Seminar in Composites & Sustainability

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Brussels, Belgium – The Association of the European Composites Industry (EuCIA) held a conference on Tuesday 19thof January in Brussels to examine the increasing role that composites will play in creating a more sustainable Europe.  Members of the European Commission

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ITMA Asia + CITME 2016 Exhibition Receives Great Response from Leading Textile Machinery Manufacturers

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Shanghai , China – The fifth edition of ITMA Asia + CITME has received a huge response from both domestic and international textile machinery manufacturers eager to tap into growth opportunities in China

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Bordeaux to Unveil New Ink Developments at FESPA Digital

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United Kingdom / United States – The inkjet and coatings manufacturer will introduce its expanding digital printing possibilities as part of its philosophy to provide costume made solutions to all print shop’s needs. The Israeli company recently made a strategic commitment to broaden its scope

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SPGPrints Introduces Digital Inkjet Solutions for Productive, High-Resolution Decor at Heimtextil 2016

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Netherlands / Germany – SPGPrints introduces digital inkjet printing solutions that offer interior decor printers high productivity, greater design flexibility and a wider color gamut to meet customized corporate requirements

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EFI Increases its Investment in China, Relocating its Asia-Pacific HQ to a New Shanghai High-Tech Customer Experience Center

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China / Singapore – In its latest development to support its strong commitment to customers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has relocated its APAC headquarters from

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Clariant Presents ColorForward® Interiors 2017 at Heimtextil Trade Fair

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Switzerland / Germany – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, chose Heimtextil 2016, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles, as the venue for introducing ColorForward® Interiors 2017, the fourth annual trend and color forecasting guide

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Eastman Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

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Tennessee, United States – Eastman Chemical Company announced earnings, excluding non-core items, of $1.59 per diluted share for fourth quarter 2015 versus $1.64 per diluted share for fourth quarter 2014. Reported earnings were $0.83 per diluted share in fourth quarter 2015 versus $0.11 per diluted share in fourth quarter 2014.

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Americhem China Celebrates10th Anniversary

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China / United States – Americhem Inc., a global provider of color and additive solutions for plastics and synthetic fibers, celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Suzhou, China,plant. “We are proud of our growth in ten years,” said Stanley Teoh, Americhem’s vice president and managing Director for the Asia Pacific region. “What started out as [...]

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EFI Reports Record Revenue for Fourth Quarter, Exceeds Outlook

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California, United States – Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced its results for the quarter  and year ended December 31, 2015. Q4 2015 Revenue Increases 22% to $257 Million (+27% ex-currency)  Q4 2015 Non-GAAP EPS Increases 17% (+27% ex-currency)

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Mimaki USA Rolls Out Two-Year Warranty for Select Eco-Solvent, Dye-Sublimation and UV-LED Models

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Georgia, United States – Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced it has implemented a two-year warranty for the JV300, CJV300, JV150 and CJV150 Series models; and TS300P and UJV500 printers.

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Meridian Specialty Yarn Group to Expand Valdese Facility

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North Carolina, United States – Burke Development Inc., in partnership with the Town of Valdese and Burke County, announce an expansion of the Meridian Specialty Yarn Group, Inc. (MSYG) manufacturing facility in Valdese. This major announcement will result

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Rieter: Significant Increase in Sales at After Sales and Components Business Groups – Positive Trend in Order Intake in Second Half of Year

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Winterthur, Switzerland – Rieter’s sales in 2015 amounted to CHF 1 036.8 million (CHF 1 153.4 million in 2014); in comparison to 2014, a significant increase in sales was recorded at the Components

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ITMF: Global Yarn and Fabric Output Up in Q3/2015

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By   7 days ago

Zürich, Switzerland – The global yarn production increased in Q3/2015 quarter-on-quarter, the third increase in a row. Thereby, output in Asia and North America grew. In Europe and South America, in contrast, it fell on a quarterly basis. Also on an annual basis, the global yarn production in Q3/2015 improved

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AUTEFA Solutions Increases Capability of Fibers Supply Chain

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Friedberg, Germany – AUTEFA Solutions Germany, world market leader of automatic fiber logistics and manufacturer of hydraulic fiber presses presented a new machine concept two years ago with the UNI-FORK. The UNI-FORK optimizes the process of pressing a bale, increases the efficiency of the process and improves the quality

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Ahlstrom Financial Statements Bulletin 2015: Clear Improvement in Profitability in the Last Quarter of 2015

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By   7 days ago

Helsinki, Finland – Ahlstrom is a high performance fiber-based materials company, partnering with leading businesses around the world to help them stay ahead. We aim to grow with a product offering for clean and healthy environment.

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UP to 95 % Light Reflectance: Kelheim Tests New IR-Reflecting Viscose Speciality Fibre

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By   7 days ago

Kelheim, Germany – Kelheim Fibers, a leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibres, has completed the next step in the development of IR-reflecting fibres. During the last months, the incorporation of mineral IR-reflecting particles has been tested in several spinning trials. Different levels of these particles were integrated into the fibre’s core,

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USTER® TESTER 6 Makes its Asian Debut at DTG 2016

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Uster, Switzerland  – A whole new world of quality testing has opened up with the launch of the USTER®TESTER 6 at ITMA in 2015. Unparalleled test speeds, extended capabilities and the pathway to Total Testing – with mill-wide quality and profitability benefits – are already appreciated by users, including one of the biggest spinners in [...]

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Volkmann Presents the Latest Technologies in Glass Twisting at the JEC

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Arbon, Switzerland  – JEC is the worldwide largest trade fair for Composites and the JEC Conferences are the most important conferences of the year. Composites professionals from all over the world will meet in Paris from 8 to 10 March 2016. Volkmann will present the innovations in glass twisting machines VGT and VGT11-P.

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Durability Meets Soft Comfort with New CORDURA® 4EVER Fleece™ Collection

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North Carolina, United States – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand will officially launch the CORDURA® 4EVER Fleece™ Collection, ideal for crossover garments, at the 2016 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Jan. 7-10. A full menu of garments featuring the brand’s innovative new performance fleece palette will be debuted in the

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ITMF: Global Yarn and Fabric Output Up in Q3/2015

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By   7 days ago

Zürich, Switzerland – The global yarn production increased in Q3/2015 quarter-on-quarter, the third increase in a row. Thereby, output in Asia and North America grew. In Europe and South America, in contrast, it fell on a quarterly basis. Also on an annual basis, the global yarn production in Q3/2015 improved

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Crypton® Strengthens Commitment to Research and Growth

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Michigan, United States – The Crypton Companies and Nanotex®, leading providers of performance fabrics in contract, home furnishing and apparel, announced the appointment and promotion of two seasoned executives to help continue its commitment to research and growth.

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ThermalTech Announces World’s First Solar Powered Smart Fabric

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Ohio, United States – ThermalTech introduced its patented solar powered smart fabric.  Made from stainless steel yarn, the ThermalTech fabric is lightweight and gathers energy from the sun or artificial light to keep the body warm even after the sun has set.  Providing warmth without the bulk found in traditional outerwear apparel, the ThermalTech fabric [...]

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Global Smart Textile Market to Benefit from Rising Use of Nanotechnology in Fabrics

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New York, United States – The global smart textile market is projected to expand at a remarkable CAGR of 30.80% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2023, says Transparency Market Research (TMR). In 2014, the global smart textile market was worth US$700.0 million and by 2023,

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Ciao, Italia! CFDA and Milano Unica Team Up for the Fabric Program

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Italy / United States – Milano Unica, the international textile fair in Italy’s fashion capital, has partnered with the CFDA to create The Fabric Program, giving a selection of CFDA Members the chance to work directly with Italy’s top mills. Womenswear designer Ryan Roche and milliner Gigi Burris will participate in the first edition

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Cone Denim Introduces the White Oak Shop

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North Carolina, United States – Cone Denim® announced the opening this week of its online White Oak® Shop offering select styles of premium selvage denims in smaller quantities. The Shop, located at whiteoakshop.com, offers online purchasing of many of Cone Denim’s latest selvage styling as well as tools and information to educate newer

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Exhibitor Variety Increases in Intertextile Shanghai’s Verve for Design

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Shanghai, China – After two years of being held in Shanghai, the Spring Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has truly established itself as the key sourcing destination in Asia for the spring / summer season, with a growing variety of trendy and creative products and ideas for the apparel fabrics and accessories industry on [...]

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Valmet to Supply New High Consistency Bleaching System to Rottneros Pulp Mill in Sweden

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Finland / Sweden – Valmet will deliver a new high consistency bleaching system to Rottneros pulp mill in Sweden. This is the first step in a larger rebuild project, called Agenda 500, at the mill. The longtime goal is to increase both availability and the total production volume of Rottneros two pulp mills

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Suominen Corporation’s Net Sales and Operating Profit of Financial Year 2015 Improved Markedly from the Comparison Period

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Helsinki, Finland – Suominen expects that for the full year 2016, its net sales and operating profit excluding non-recurring items will improve from year 2015. In 2015, Suominen’s net sales amounted to EUR 444.0 million

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Gurit Cosmetic Carbon Prepregs Qualified By Major Car Manufacturers

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Zurich, Switzerland – Gurit  announced that the Company`s unique SC 110 and SC 160 visual carbon prepregs have been qualified by two new major car manufacturers. Both products passed the respective environmental OEM tests successfully showing

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DuPont Expands Thermal Testing Capability in Asia and Latin America

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Delaware, United States – DuPont Protection Solutions today announced it will add two new DuPont™ Thermo-Man® testing facilities in Brazil and Singapore in 2016, increasing its capacity to test and analyze the performance of protective apparel exposed to sudden fire,

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Recyclable Bio Based Composites for Automotive Industry and Sliver from Reprocessed Carbon Staple Fibres for Lightweight Structures

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France / Germany – The Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) presents its innovations at joint booth “Sachsen live“ of the Sächsische Wirtschaftsförderung during JEC World in Paris.

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ANDRITZ SEPARATION Launches New Filter Cloth Fastening System SmartFIX

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Graz, Austria  – ANDRITZ SEPARATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has developed a new innovative filter cloth fastening system. ANDRITZ SEPARATION launches new filter cloth fastening system SmartFIX: Reduction of both maintenance time and costs by up to 50%

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The European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) Holds Seminar in Composites & Sustainability

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Brussels, Belgium – The Association of the European Composites Industry (EuCIA) held a conference on Tuesday 19thof January in Brussels to examine the increasing role that composites will play in creating a more sustainable Europe.  Members of the European Commission

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Graphene Composite May Keep Wings Ice-Free

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Texas, United States – A thin coating of graphene nanoribbons in epoxy developed at Rice University has proven effective at melting ice on a helicopter blade. The coating by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour may be an effective real-time de-icer for aircraft, wind turbines, transmission lines and other surfaces exposed to winter weather,

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Even Further Capability for Shima Seiki’s Flagship WHOLEGARMENT Machine

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By   17 days ago

Wakayama, Japan – SHIMA SEIKI’s exclusive WHOLEGARMENT knitting technology has evolved even further. The new MACH2XS WHOLEGARMENT specialty machine features 4 needlebeds and SHIMA SEIKI’s original Slide Needle, the combination of which is considered ideal for producing WHOLEGARMENT

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SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at DTG2016

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By   17 days ago

Wakayama, Japan – Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI of Wakayama, Japan will be exhibiting at the 13th Dhaka International Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG 2016) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in cooperation with its partner Pacific Associates Ltd. Operating within the Bangladeshi market since 1996, this will be the ninth time the Japanese manufacturer [...]

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All-Round Support – A Complete Technical Service with the Customer at the Centre

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By   24 days ago

Obertshausen, Germany – KARL MAYER has strategically restructured its tried-and-tested, all-round technical customer support service, and has introduced some specific, complementary new features, which will be premiered at ITMA. A particular advantage is the use of online communication. In addition to providing direct, personal customer consultancy/advice, two innovative online services are now available for mobile [...]

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SHIMA SEIKI to Exhibit at 78th Pitti Filati

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By   26 days ago

Wakayama, Japan – SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., Italian subsidiary of leading Japanese computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD., will exhibit at the 78th edition of the Pitti Immagine Filati exhibition in Florence, Italy. It will participate in the Fashion At Work section of the exhibition aimed at appealing to the technical and creative [...]

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SHIMA SEIKI to Participate in ISPO Munich 2016

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Wakayama, Japan – Leading computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. of Wakayama, Japan, together with its Italian subsidiary SHIMA SEIKI ITALIA S.p.A., will participate at the ISPO exhibition in Munich, Germany in January. On display will be the company’s SWG091N2 compact WHOLEGARMENT® knitting machine suited to seam-free knit

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Litespeed® Plus – Savings Potential in the Large Circular Knitting Sector

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By   33 days ago

Albstadt, Germany – Following Groz-Beckert’s presentation of its new product litespeed® plus in November 2015 at the ITMA Milan, the company is already receiving the first reactions from the market. Issues such as energy cost reduction, significant temperature reduction and improving the CO2 balance will be discussed. But what exactly is behind the “plus”? The [...]

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Heavy-Duty Weaving on a New Level

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Vienna, Austria – The innovative reed design and enhanced key parts of the FX 10.0 ensure highest fabric quality and efficiency. The 10-shuttle loom produces endless tubular or flat fabric for heavy-duty applications such as big bags (FIBCs), tarpaulins, geotextiles and agrotextiles out of PP or HDPE tapes. With a gentle, material-protecting weaving process the FX 10.0 achieves

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SHIMA SEIKI to Hold Private Exhibition in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong, China – SHIMA SEIKI LTD., subsidiary of leading Japanese computerized knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. will hold a private exhibition in Hong Kong in January. The SHIMA CrossTex exhibition presents connectivity as a key theme, and will be held in cooperation with several noteworthy

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€1,000,000 to be Allocated Between Global Change Award Winners in Public Online Vote

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Stockholm, Sweden – The five winners of the first ever Global Change Award have been selected by the expert jury. The ideas range from creating new textile out of citrus juice by-products and an online marketplace for recycling of textile leftovers to using microbes to recycle waste polyester. Now, the global public is asked to [...]

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Eco Fashion on the Rise: More Exhibitors and Visitors at the Green Trade Fair Duo

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Frankfurt, Germany – Inspiring fashion, exciting industry issues and high levels of interest from visitors: after three eventful days, the Green showroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin have reached their successful conclusion.

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ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® Certification for Sustainable Textile Chemicals

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Zurich, Switzerland – The International OEKO-TEX® Association has created a new certification system for its portfolio of sustainable textile certifications. ECO PASSPORT by OEKOTEX® is a verification procedure by which manufacturers of textile processing chemicals and chemical compounds, such as dyes, performance additives, finishing agents,

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Gap Inc. Sets Ambitious New Climate Goal To Foster Cleaner Global Business and Deepens Efforts to Help Protect Human Rights Across Global Supply Chain

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California, United States – With release of the company’s most recent global sustainability report, Gap Inc. commits to reducing absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across

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Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge

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Hong Kong, China – The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge tasked our finalists to up-cycle sustainable materials used in Ford’s vehicles, and made from recycled plastic bottles, into statement fashion outfits. This one-day action and education packed challenge between two of the world’s largest industries, fashion and cars, explored how cross-industry sharing can give rise to sustainable [...]

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Fashion Industry Must Urgently Reduce its Impact on Nature

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Gland, Switzerland – The fashion industry is contributing to the degradation of the world’s biodiversity and undermining nature’s ability to provide ecosystem services to society, according to a report released by IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The report, Biodiversity Risks and Opportunities in the Apparel Sector,

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UNC Athletics Releases Sustainability Report, Highlights Efforts with REPREVE®

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North Carolina, United States – UNC Athletics released its sustainability report, highlighting environmental efforts throughout campus, including a university-wide 12 percent increase in collected recycling materials. North Carolina-based Unifi, Inc., makers of REPREVE®, teamed up with Carolina in 2014 to raise awareness among students,

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Italian Spinner Creates Cotton Fibre from Clothing Offcuts

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Biella BI, Italy – An Italian spinner is launching a cotton fabric derived from cuttings generated during clothing manufacture. Marchi & Fildi says Ecotec fibre can cut greenhouse gas emissions by 56%, energy consumption by 50% and water use by 78% compared with standard cotton.

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New Apparel Research and Development Facility Opens in Calgary

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Alberta, Canada – Western Canada’s first open-access apparel research and development facility officially opened in Calgary at the end of January. This new state-of-the-art facility will provide businesses with services to test, design and manufacture innovative apparel products for the consumer apparel and industrial protective clothing markets.

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Bangladesh Finance Minister Tells Entrepreneurs He Will Consider RMG Corporate Tax Cut

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Dhaka, Bangladesh – bdnews24 reports that Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said he will ‘think about’ the demand by RMG sector entrepreneurs to cut corporate tax on the sector from 35 to 10 percent.

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COTTON USA Offering Sourcing Support at Texworld

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France / United States – COTTON USA will promote U.S. cotton and offer sourcing support to the fashion industry supply chain at its exhibit at Texworld in Paris from February 15-18, 2016, in Hall 2 E029. COTTON USA will provide visitors with comprehensive background information on responsibly-produced U.S. cotton, global cotton market

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Gerber Childrenswear LLC Announces Acquisition of Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation

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New York, United States – Gerber Childrenswear LLC, a leading marketer of newborn, infant and children’s apparel and related products, today announced the acquisition of Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation,

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EU And its Partners Discuss Further Steps to Ensure Better Future for Bangladeshi Garment Industry Workers

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Belgium / Bangladesh – The initiative born in the aftermath of the tragic factory collapses in 2013 has brought about some tangible progress. The Government of Bangladesh has put in place a legal framework for labour protection that has now to be effectively implemented. Also, important work has been done on initial safety inspections

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Sri Lanka: Hirdaramani Opens Rs.450mn Apparel Factory in Mullaitivu

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Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka – One of the country’s leading apparel manufacturers, the Hirdaramani group, ceremoniously opened its latest Rs.450 million factory in Mullaitivu. “As the leaders of the industry, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to change the lives of the local community.

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Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham Complete Merger to Launch Differential Brands Group

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California, United States – Joe’s Jeans Inc., announced the completion of a merger combining Hudson Jeans and Robert Graham, pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated September 8, 2015. Concurrent with the closing of the transaction,

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Under Armour Reports Fourth Quarter Net Revenues Growth of 31% and Full Year Net Revenues Growth of 28%

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Maryland, United States – Under Armour, Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2015.  Net revenues increased 31% in the fourth quarter of 2015 to $1.17 billion compared with net revenues of $895 million

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ICAC : Revised Deadlines for World Cotton Research Conference-6 (May 2-6, 2016)

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Washington D.C., United States – The deadlines for early bird registration and submission of abstracts for the World Cotton Research Conference-6 (WCRC-6) have been extended. Researchers can register with a 5% discount until February 29, 2016. The final date for the submission of abstracts has been pushed back to March 31, 2016.

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Polyester Prices Hurting Cotton’s Market Share

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Washington D.C., United States – When cotton prices dropped at the start of 2014/15, the gap between international cotton prices, as represented by the Cotlook A index, and polyester prices in China, which accounts for 72% of world polyester production, narrowed significantly and greatly improved the competitiveness of cotton. However, this only lasted for a [...]

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Vietnam: US Firms Invest in Textile Garment Sector

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Vietnam / United States – Vietnam.net reports that Vietnam has seen a significantly growing inflow of investment from the US in the textile and garment sector in recent years, in anticipation of the potential from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Huntsman Textile Effects – a supplier of dyes and chemicals under the US-based Huntsman Group, [...]

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Reduce Dependence on Textile Sector, EU tells Pakistan

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Pakistan / Belgium – The Express Tribune reports that European Union (EU) Ambassador to Pakistan Jean Francois Cautain has emphasized on breaking away from past trade stereotypes and explore opportunities in other sectors besides textile and leather, in a bid to take advantage of the GSP Plus scheme. With effect from January

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ISPO MUNICH 2016—Full House, Prominent Guests and Virtual Fitness Worlds

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Munich, Germany – More than 80,000 industry professionals from 120 countries came to ISPO MUNICH, the world’s largest sports business exhibition, held from January 24 to 27. Visitor numbers increased from Italy, Switzerland and Austria.There were also a large number of visitors from Russia and the Ukraine.

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Better Cotton Initiative Launches the Growth and Innovation Fund

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Geneva, Switzerland – BCI has launched its Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF), which came into force on 1 January 2016. The Fund is BCI’s new global investment vehicle for supporting Better Cotton projects in cotton-growing regions around the world. The scale of the Fund will help BCI advance its goal of reaching 5 million

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Ghana Government Says it’s Committed to Reviving Textile Industries

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Accra, Ghana – Ghana Business News reports that Mr Kweku Ricketts Hagan, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, has said government is committed to reviving the textile industry to produce more for export. To this end, he said, the Ministry of Trade and Industry is working assiduously to revamp the Juapong and Volta Star [...]

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ALLIED Commits to 100% FC‑Free Water-Resistant Down Globally; New Natural Treatment is Greener, More Effective

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California, United States – With a long history of social responsibility and transparency, ALLIED Feather & Down is again taking the lead on sustainability with its latest news: They’ve developed a new water-resistant (WR) down treatment

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