USDA Report: Global Cotton Production to Decline in 2014/15

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Washington D.C, United States - World cotton production in 2014/15 is forecast at 119 million bales, slightly below the previous season as a yield reduction more than offsets increased area . Considerable production declines in 2014/15 for China and Brazil counterbalanced the increase for the United States.

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Heimtextil from a B2C Perspective: Which Trends are Finding their Way into People’s Homes?

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Frankfurt, Germany - Can home textiles stimulate our five senses? Can upholstery fabrics, curtains, wallpaper, bed and table linen etc. trigger feelings in us and inspire us emotionally? “Yes!” says the international Designer Team of Heimtextil, the International Trade Fair for Home and Contract Textiles

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The USDA December Forecast of the 2014 U.S. Cotton Crop Reduced by 3%

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Washington D.C, United States – The USDA December forecast of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop was reduced 3 percent this month to 15.9 million bales; however, the estimate remains 3 million bales above the 2013 crop. While planted area rose 600,000 acres to 11 million acres this season,

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The French and Italian Fashion Industries Ask for an Ambitious European Action Plan Serving The Protection of Creative Industries

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Brussels, Belgium - On the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the EU Council, the representative associations of textile and fashion – UIT, UFIH, SMI, Fédération Française de la Couture, UNIFAB, INDICAM, have signed the Memorandum of Understanding for protection and defense of fashion and creative industry at the headquarters of EURATEX in Brussels. With more [...]

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Texprocess 2015: Smart Shoes, Mass Customization, Rapid Prototyping

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Frankfurt, Germany – What is the future of the shoe manufacturing technology? New technical developments, such as CAD, 3D printers and “Smart Shoes” offer new chances for manufacturers to meet the challenges of the market such as process optimization. The following contribution elucidates the most important trends that can also be seen at Texprocess, the [...]

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Chinese Company Acquires 24.3% of Masood Textile Mills

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Karachi, Pakistan – The Express Tribune reports that Chinese company has acquired 24.3% shares in Masood Textile Mills in a privately negotiated deal; members of the Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) learned . Shanghai Challenge Textile Company has bought 14.6 million shares of Masood Textile Mills, which constitutes roughly one-fourth of the total

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Impact from Manufacturing Shift in China on Sourcing Patterns Expected to Take Years

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Hong Kong, China –  The South China Morning Post reports that manufacturing shift from southern China to Southeast and South Asia may have increased intra-Asian trade but it will still take years to cause an impact on global sourcing patterns, say trade finance bankers and fashion retailers.

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TENCEL® Plant in Lenzing: Positive Scorecard in the Six-Month Ramp-up Phase

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Lenzing, Austria - The track record of the new TENCEL® fiber production plant at the Lenzing site in Upper Austria during the initial six-month ramp-up phase has been a positive one. “The plant has already successfully operated at full capacity and in a trouble-free manner for  the past months, and the quality of the manufactured fibers [...]

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SPGPrints Gives ‘sneak preview’ of New Single-Pass Textile Printing Solution

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Boxmeer, Netherlands - SPGPrints has opened its doors to key customers for a ‘sneak’ preview of its new single-pass digital textile printer, scheduled for launch at ITMA 2015 in Milan, next November. Over a two-week period visitors from around the world were able to view the prototype of the new ‘Pike®’ printer at the company’s headquarters [...]

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EPA: New Use Rules for Certain Chemicals Used in Textiles

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Washington D.C., United States – Under the Toxic Substances Control Act, EPA is promulgating a significant new use rule (SNUR) to add nine benzidine-based chemical substances to the existing SNUR on benzidine-based chemical substances. With respect to both the newly-added benzidine-based chemical substances and the previously-listed benzidine-based chemical substances, this rule makes inapplicable the exemption relating to

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Asahi Kasei: Commercialization of Nanoact™ Cellulose Nanobeads as Labels for Lateral Flow Immunoassay

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Tokyo, Japan - Asahi Kasei Fibers has developed NanoAct™ cellulose nanobeads as labels for lateral flow immunoassay and other assay applications. The properties of cellulose such as excellent colorability and hydrophilicity make NanoAct™ ideal for use as labels in immunochromatography*.

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Technip Announces Plans to Acquire Zimmer Polymer Technologies

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Paris, France – Technip announced that it has entered into an agreement with Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany to purchase all of its Zimmer® polymer technology business. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, the business includes technologies for the processing of polyesters and polyamides, research and development facilities, and a team of

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Epson “Digital Couture” to Showcase International Fashion Design with Innovative Printing Technology during New York Fashion Week

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California, United States –  Epson, a global leader in printing technology, is teaming up with select fashion designers from across the Americas to bring a unique experience to the runway in New York City during Fashion Week in February. Marrying fashion and technology, the Epson “Digital Couture”

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Wet Processing of Textiles with Spandex: Best Practices Conference to take place on February 11-12, 2015

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North Carolina, United States - AATCC will conduct a conference titled Wet Processing of Textiles with Spandex: Best Practices on February 11-12, 2015 at the Textile Technology Center on the Kimbrell Campus of Gaston College located at 7220 Wilkinson Blvd.

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FESPA Eurasia 2014 Affirms Position in Regional Printing Community

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Istanbul, Turkey - The second edition of FESPA Eurasia 2014 which took place 4-7 December in Istanbul received fervent interest with over 8,600* unique individuals attending the event. Nearly a 30% increase in comparison to last year. FESPA Eurasia secured commitment from many local and international brands

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Frank Brouwer Appointed as Green Technology Chemist at Stahl

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By   4 days ago

Waalwijk, Netherlands - From 1 December, Frank Brouwer was Green Technology Chemist at Stahl. With this appointment, Brouwer was taking a new step with Stahl. “Sustainability is a major challenge in our industry. Raw materials are still largely extracted from oil and the use of solvents is often required. Finding solvent-free alternatives that are based on [...]

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Asahi Kasei: Commercialization of Nanoact™ Cellulose Nanobeads as Labels for Lateral Flow Immunoassay

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Tokyo, Japan - Asahi Kasei Fibers has developed NanoAct™ cellulose nanobeads as labels for lateral flow immunoassay and other assay applications. The properties of cellulose such as excellent colorability and hydrophilicity make NanoAct™ ideal for use as labels in immunochromatography*.

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Vietnamese Retailer and Woolmark Licensee Canifa Launches Its First Woolmark-Certified Collection

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Australia / Vietnam - Vietnamese apparel manufacturer and retailer Canifa has released a range of Woolmark-certified apparel in time for winter in the northern hemisphere and as part of The Woolmark Company’s ‘Out of Vietnam’ project. After sell-out success last winter with Woolmark Blend knitwear, Canifa

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Verdol to Showcase CD, DT and CDDT at DOMOTEX 2015

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Hannover, Germany - As a leading company in filament yarn processing, VERDOL will be present at the DOMOTEX 2015 show, being held January 17-20, which will be the major event in 2015 for the Carpet and Rugs markets. VERDOL will present at this occasion its complete range of production and lab machines, parts, components and services [...]

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Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology Meets Challenge of Providing Next Generation Protection for U.S. Army

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North Carolina, United States - DSM Dyneema, the manufacturer of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMwPE) fiber, branded as Dyneema®, and a world leader in life protection materials and high performance fibers, announced today that the U.S. Army has chosen a new body armor system

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Australian Wool Production Forecast Report December 2014

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Sydney, Australia - The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast production at 334 million kilograms greasy for the 2014/15 season, down by 2% from the 2013/14 season total of 341 mkg. Production is now anticipated to be slightly less than the decline previously forecast in August.

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TENCEL® Plant in Lenzing: Positive Scorecard in the Six-Month Ramp-up Phase

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Lenzing, Austria - The track record of the new TENCEL® fiber production plant at the Lenzing site in Upper Austria during the initial six-month ramp-up phase has been a positive one. “The plant has already successfully operated at full capacity and in a trouble-free manner for  the past months, and the quality of the manufactured fibers [...]

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Thermore EVOdown™, the Ultimate Evolution in Down Alternatives

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Milan, Italy – Over the years, Thermore, the thermal insulation experts, has continued to dedicate a large share of its investments towards the research and development of new technologies in apparel insulation. Thermore brings new products to the market every year, making it now the widest offer in the industry.

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Pathways to Prosperity for India’s Textile Industry Discussed at USTER QUALITY UNIVERSITY 2014 Event

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Uster, Switzerland - India’s textile producers have a clear picture of the challenges they face, and a determination to make the improvements needed along the pathways to future prosperity. That was the message from the three-day USTER®QUALITY UNIVERSITY 2014 event, held in Goa recently. The industry is crucial to the national economy and cotton is the [...]

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Primaloft, Inc. Introduces Primaloft® Silver Insulation Active Solution for High-Output Activities

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New York, United States –  PrimaLoft, Inc., the world leader in providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations and fabrics, continues its debut of proprietary technologies with the launch of PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Active, an insulation solution offering breathability and unmatched warmth

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Tencate Protective Fabrics Selected by Twente Safety Region in Netherlands

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Nijverdal, Netherlands - TenCate Protective Fabrics in Nijverdal (the Netherlands) has received an order for the supply of advanced protective fabrics for firefighters’ uniforms for fire brigades in the Twente safety region, the Netherlands. These uniforms will be made by a partner of TenCate, the LHD Group in Germany. The order is for 1,028 firefighters’ uniforms, [...]

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Hexcel Acquires 50% Interest in Formax, A Leader in Low Areal Weight and Unique Multi-Axial Fabrics Solutions

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Connecticut, United States - Hexcel Corporation announced that it has acquired 50% of Formax UK Limited, a leading manufacturer of composite reinforcements, specializing in the production of lightweight multi-axial fabrics. Formax is located in Leicester, UK with estimated sales in 2014

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Seven Fabrics Featuring 37.5™ Technology Selected for ISPO Textrends

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Germany / United States – ISPO Textrends 2015 announced that Cocona Inc., a leading manufacturer of active particle technologies under the brand name 37.5™, 

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IFAI Forms Military Division

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Minnesota, United States – IFAI introduced a new division representing members supplying fabrics and fabric products to the U.S. military. The division supports the longevity and specialization of IFAI members with a military focus, offering opportunities for both manufacturers and suppliers of gear, uniforms, aid products, and other personal and on-site military equipment. New educational [...]

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Functional Denims – New Trend in Urban Lifestyle

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Sevelen, Switzerland - Water repellent finishing technologies from Schoeller are now being used more often in denim applications, thereby providing a new mix of fashion and function. As the lines between sports and fashion continue to blur, textile technologies that deliver performance properties are becoming common in lifestyle and urban products. In particular, denim fabrics are becoming more functional [...]

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Record Number of Exhibitors and Buyers at Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2014

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Shenzhen, China - The recently completed Intertextile Pavilion at the Shenzhen International Trade Fair for Apparel Fabrics and Accessories set a new record for buyer attendance, with this result confirming the growing potential in the Southern China textiles market.

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Master-Piece and CORDURA® Fabric Collaborate on 20th Anniversary Launch

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Kansas, United States - Master-piece, a leading Japanese brand known for detailed needlework and fashionable men’s bags and accessories, is celebrating their 20th year in operation with five stylish, durably designed bags that feature CORDURA® fabric. To complement the launch, master-piece developed a special jacquard fabric made with 100d and 420d CORDURA® fabric specifically for this [...]

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Ministry of Textiles India Approved Scheme for Promoting Use of Geotechnical Textiles in North East Region

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New Delhi, India – The Ministry of Textiles has approved A “Scheme for promoting Usage of Geotechnical Textiles in North East Region (NER)” in order to capitalize on the benefits of Geotechnical textiles. The scheme has been approved

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Global Nonwoven Filter Media Market to Reach $5.7 Billion in 2019; Healthcare Segment and Regulation Spurring Overall Market

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Massachusetts, United States - BCC Research reveals in its new report, Nonwoven Filter Media: Technologies and Global Markets, the global market for nonwoven filter media is expected to increase to $5.7 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3%.

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Tepex High-Performance Composites from LANXESS for Rear Muffler Cover

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Cologne, Germany - Engineers increasingly are using Tepex performance composites from LANXESS subsidiary Bond-Laminates to significantly improve the mechanical strength of components made of fiber-reinforced thermoplastic compression molding compounds. The latest example is a cover on the rear

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Tencate Protective Fabrics Selected by Twente Safety Region in Netherlands

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Nijverdal, Netherlands - TenCate Protective Fabrics in Nijverdal (the Netherlands) has received an order for the supply of advanced protective fabrics for firefighters’ uniforms for fire brigades in the Twente safety region, the Netherlands. These uniforms will be made by a partner of TenCate, the LHD Group in Germany. The order is for 1,028 firefighters’ uniforms, [...]

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Aviation Technical Services Acquires Texas Air Composites

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Washington, United States - Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has acquired Texas Air Composites (TAC), a Domestic 145 Repair Station specializing in composite structural fabrication, support and repair for regional, commercial and military aircraft. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, TAC has an experienced team of over 100 employees and operates over

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North Jeolla Province to Become Center for Carbon Fiber Industry in South Korea

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Seoul, South Korea – The Korea Bizwire  reports that Hyosung and the government have jointly established a carbon fiber hub in North Jeolla Province. The South Korean company leads the project by investing 1.24 trillion won while the central government and the province support it with an investment of more than 15 billion won.

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AST and Peixin Announce Strategic Partnership

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United States / China - AST and Peixin, two converting machinery manufacturers with a combined 65 years of experience in the hygiene industry, recently finalized a long-term strategic partnership that capitalizes on their complementary strengths.  Their combined capabilities bring manufacturers of disposable hygiene products a new category of value in equipment and services.

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PolyOne Acquires Specialty Assets from Accella Performance Materials

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Ohio, United States – PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced the acquisition of specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a leading North American manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations. Accella will retain its polyurethanes and rubber products businesses.

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Shima Seiki to Exhibit at the Upcoming KNIT WORLD 2015

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Japan /India - Leading Japanese computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer SHIMA SEIKI MFG., LTD. will exhibit at the upcoming KNIT WORLD 2015 21st International Exhibition in Ludhiana, India in January. On display will be SHIMA SEIKI’s SSR series computerized flat knitting machine in 7G. SSR is a workhorse machine that features the latest computerized flat knitting technology. [...]

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2015 – A Year With a Lot of Activities for Karl Mayer

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Daman, India - In the business year 2014, too, KARL MAYER was very active in the Indian warp knitting market with a lot of projects but the company also has ambitious plans for the future. The exchange of information about business development and market trends was the subject of a get-together between KARL MAYER and its [...]

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Fashionable Garments Made From Lace Produced on An MT 51/1/32 – Not Just for Festive Occasions

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Obertshausen, Germany - A red jacket, boots and hat may not make Santa Claus, but the outfit shown here can still give us pleasure – and not just at Christmas time. The lace in the stylish briefs for that special occasion was produced on an MT 51/1/32 machine. This multibar raschel machine was successfully premiered in [...]

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Stoll Trend Collection “Urban Natives” Inspired by the Native Cultures of North America

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Reutlingen, Germany - Stoll’s AW 15/16 collection is inspired by the native cultures of North America, as well as current sportswear and fashion trends. Tribal ornaments and natural tones meet the modern lines and bright colours reminiscent of varsity gear. The result is a seemingly spontaneous patchwork from the worlds of traditional Native American clothing, sportswear, [...]

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Itema Exhibits at ITMACH INDIA 2014 between Dec 10 – 13

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Italy / India - Itema S.p.A, the largest privately-owned multinational company and global leading provider of best-in-class weaving machines, spare parts and services, will be exhibiting at ITMACH 2014 and is sponsoring the “India – Opportunities for Global Investment in Textiles” international conference, which will be held concomitantly with the trade fair in Gujarat’s capital, Gandhinagar, [...]

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Stoll Offers Training from Hand-Knitting Classes to In-Depth Courses on Pattern Software M1plus®

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Reutlingen, Germany - Each year, Stoll trains more than 2,000 knitting technicians worldwide. Stoll’s Reutlingen Training Center offers practice oriented courses in several different languages. Stoll offers training programs on a variety of topics, from hand-knitting classes to in-depth courses on their pattern software M1plus®. Whether the student is a beginner who is learning the basics of knitting or [...]

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ITEMA Stages Innovation and Technology Show in Mexico Open House

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By   24 days ago

Colzate, Italy - ITEMA, the largest privately-held manufacturer of advanced weaving machines, is showcasing its innovations at a two-day Open House in Puebla, Mexico. The Itema Open House Mexico spotlights the Company’s latest weaving technology advancements with a focus on best-selling rapier R9500 and airjet A9500 models.  R9500 and A9500 represent the pinnacle of applied innovation [...]

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The New Biaxtronic® CO from KARL MAYER MALIMO Launched in September

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By   25 days ago

Obertshausen, Germany - A great deal of potential lies in exploiting synergistic effects – as the latest development from KARL MAYER MALIMO shows. This textile machinery manufacturer, which specialises in technical textiles, has combined the key components of its RS MSUS-V machine with biaxial technology and developed a biaxial machine featuring weft insertion in line with [...]

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Why GOTS? How Companies Benefit with GOTS Certification

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Stuttgart, Germany - There are numerous ways in which companies benefit from becoming certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). Below GOTS lists the top five reasons how and why becoming certified to GOTS supports a company’s business case for sustainability. Risk Reduction GOTS is a comprehensive risk management instrument for your supply chain GOTS [...]

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GreenStep Asia Awards Return to DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR for 2015

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Shanghai, China – GreenStep Asia Awards, a joint venture with Floor Covering Weekly (FCW), returns in 2015 to the largest International floor covering show in Asia Pacific for a 2nd edition to honor individuals and organizations working to advance sustainability in floor covering through products and processes. 

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ILO Collaborates to Promote Decent Work for a Sustainable Textile and Garment Industry in Pakistan

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Switzerland / Pakistan - The ILO, the Government of the Netherlands and the International Finance Corporation, in collaboration with the Government of Pakistan, are working together to support international standards and practices in Pakistan’s textile and garment sector, by organizing the first Buyers’ Meeting in Islamabad.

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Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin: Over 160 International Labels at The ‘Postbahnhof’ Event Centre

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Berlin, Germany - A strong signal at the start of the Berlin Fashion Week: Dr Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, will open the Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin together with Detlef Braun,

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Implementation of the Procedure for Export of Certified Organic Products from India Deferred

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Germany / India –  On 18th December, 2014, the Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, issued a new Public Notice (No. 78) informing that the procedure for the export of Certified Organic Products has been deferred till further order. Accordingly the previously announced procedure

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GOTS Joins German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles

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Stuttgart, Germany - A German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles was initiated by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr. Gerd Müller. Launched in October, the goal is to improve the social, ecological, and economic conditions in the supply chains for textiles and apparel products. Marcus Bruegel, GOTS Technical Director, and Claudia Kersten, GOTS [...]

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Frank Brouwer Appointed as Green Technology Chemist at Stahl

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Waalwijk, Netherlands - From 1 December, Frank Brouwer was Green Technology Chemist at Stahl. With this appointment, Brouwer was taking a new step with Stahl. “Sustainability is a major challenge in our industry. Raw materials are still largely extracted from oil and the use of solvents is often required. Finding solvent-free alternatives that are based on [...]

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Greenshowroom & Ethical Fashion Show Berlin 2015: The Next Big Step – Green Fashion Fairs will Share Premises

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Berlin, Germany – Strong signal for the Berlin Fashion Week: The Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin will now be held under one roof. The organiser, Messe Frankfurt, has decided to move the show to Postbahnhof, near Berlin’s train station Ostbahnhof. The two trade fairs are Europe’s biggest platform for green fashion during the [...]

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RNB Posts Positive Operating Income of SEK 23 Million, YoY Improvement of SEK 14 Million

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Stockholm, Sweden - RNB RETAIL AND BRAND´S profit improvement trend is continuing – for the first quarter 2014/15, RNB reports positive operating income of SEK 23 M, an improvement of SEK 14 M in total compared to the previous year. The first quarter 2014/15 was the company´s third consecutive quarter

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8.6% Rise in Revenues at Finish Line

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Indiana, United States -  The Finish Line, Inc. reported results for the thirteen weeks ended November 29, 2014. For the thirteen weeks ended November 29, 2014: Consolidated net sales were $395.8 million, an increase of 8.6% over the prior year period. Finish Line comparable store sales increased 4.5%. On a GAAP basis, diluted earnings per share were $0.05. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per [...]

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Strong Consumer Demand Drives Growth Across Portfolio at Nike Inc.

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Oregon, United States - NIKE, Inc. reported financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended Nov. 30, 2014. Strong consumer demand drove revenue growth across the portfolio. Diluted earnings per share grew faster than revenue, up 25 percent, primarily due to gross margin expansion and a lower average share count, which more than offset higher [...]

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Myanmar Follows Bangladesh’s Blueprint in Garment Sector

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Bangladesh / Myanmar - Myanmar has set out an ambitious plan to emulate Bangladesh’s runaway success in the garment sector, as it looks to become one of the major apparel suppliers itself, said a minister of the Southeast Asian nation, reports The Daily Star. “In our country, the garment industry is booming. We hope we will [...]

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Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin: Over 160 International Labels at The ‘Postbahnhof’ Event Centre

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Berlin, Germany - A strong signal at the start of the Berlin Fashion Week: Dr Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, will open the Greenshowroom and the Ethical Fashion Show Berlin together with Detlef Braun,

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Bureau Veritas Launches Trim Manufacturing Quality Program for US Market

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Hong Kong, China - The commonly used model of testing total finished product, alongside factory audits and production inspections, to assess performance and compliance is a tried and tested model. However, repeated analytical testing on the same trim components across a range of styles can often mean testing the same component trim multiple times. This affects [...]

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U.S: Consumer Price Index for Apparel Falls by 1.1%

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Washington D.C., United States - The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.3 percent in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.3 percent before seasonal adjustment. The gasoline index posted its sharpest decline since December 2008 [...]

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MQ Strengthens Earnings and Financial Position

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Gothenburg, Sweden - It is gratifying that both earnings and cash flow are continuing to develop positively despite strong figures from the preceding year for MQ. The key to the financial improvement for the quarter lies in a higher gross margin and continued favourable cost control. First quarter (September 2014-November 2014) Net sales amounted to SEK [...]

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GreenStep Asia Awards Return to DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR for 2015

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Shanghai, China – GreenStep Asia Awards, a joint venture with Floor Covering Weekly (FCW), returns in 2015 to the largest International floor covering show in Asia Pacific for a 2nd edition to honor individuals and organizations working to advance sustainability in floor covering through products and processes. 

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Coats Vietnam Wins People Empowerment Award

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Vietnam / United Kingdom – Coats Phong Phu has won the People Empowerment category at the sixth Vietnam Supply Chain Awards.  Coats Phong Phu, the Vietnam business of Coats plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, was recognised at the recent annual awards ceremony of the Vietnam Supply Chain, the national [...]

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Crucial Christmas Run-Up Sees Strongest Retail Sales Growth Since 1988 – CBI Survey

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London, United Kingdom - Retail sales growth accelerated at its fastest pace for almost 26 years. That’s according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey, which covers the crucial run-up to Christmas. The survey of 122 firms, published (Friday) covers the fortnight ending 11 December and includes the sales-boosting effects of Black Friday.

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BCI Announces Results of First Year US Pilot

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Geneva, Switzerland - BCI has completed a small scale pilot of its standard system in the USA during 2014.  Twenty-two farms in four states (Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico and California) took part in the pilot project, and together produced over 11,000 metric tons (26 million lbs) of cotton lint. The farms each completed a self-assessment and [...]

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Richard Hough Limited Anticipates ITMA 2015 and Looks Back at Successful Show in Barcelona

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London, United Kingdom - With less than a year before ITMA 2015 opens its doors in Milan, Richard Hough Ltd. looks back at the success of the previous show in Barcelona and analyse its impact on the development of Richard Hough’s business, with the company’s MD, Anthony Ashton. Before Barcelona The history of Richard Hough followed [...]

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Bureau Veritas Launches Trim Manufacturing Quality Program for US Market

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Hong Kong, China - The commonly used model of testing total finished product, alongside factory audits and production inspections, to assess performance and compliance is a tried and tested model. However, repeated analytical testing on the same trim components across a range of styles can often mean testing the same component trim multiple times. This affects [...]

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Buyers Forum Established in Pakistan

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Islamabad, Pakistan - The two days buyers meeting organised by the joint collaboration of the Government of Netherlands, International Finance Corporation and the International Labour Organisation to Promote Decent Work for the Sustainability of Textile and Garment Sector in Pakistan concluded with the establishment of a Buyers Forum

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The USDA December Forecast of the 2014 U.S. Cotton Crop Reduced by 3%

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Washington D.C, United States – The USDA December forecast of the 2014 U.S. cotton crop was reduced 3 percent this month to 15.9 million bales; however, the estimate remains 3 million bales above the 2013 crop. While planted area rose 600,000 acres to 11 million acres this season,

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