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Iran Unveils First Genetically Modified Cotton.

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Tehran, Iran – PressTV reports that Iran has unveiled the first sample of genetically modified cotton, which has been produced through indigenous technology by Iranian specialists. The unveiling took place during the First International and 9th National Biotechnology Congress of Iran,

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FESPA Print Census Tells Global Story of Optimism and Growth.

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Surrey, United Kingdom – Neil Felton hails ‘tremendous insight’ as major research project exposes six overarching trends driving the global wide format and specialty print community. The research project is the most far-reaching global industry survey ever conducted by the organization. More than 1200 respondents worldwide fully completed the extensive survey

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USDA Report: Global Cotton Production to Decline in 2015/16.

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington DC, United States – USDA’s initial projection for the 2015/16 global cotton crop is 111.3 million bales, 7 percent (8 million bales) below the 2014/15 estimate; area reductions in many countries are expected to account for the bulk of the 2015/16 production decrease. World cotton area is forecast 6 percent

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Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division Launches New Geomembrane Product Line.

By   /  May 26, 2015  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

South Dakota, United States –  Raven Industries’ Engineered Films Division, an innovative manufacturer of specialty plastic film and sheeting, has announced the launch of a new flexible geomembrane product line designed to provide

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Prodrive Composites Develops New Manufacturing Process Drives Demand for Automotive Carbon.

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom – Prodrive Composites has won projects worth more than £5 million on four new British sports cars.  The cars will be built in the UK by three different vehicle manufacturers and Prodrive will supply a range of composite components as a tier one supplier.

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Vietam Clothing Firms Face Thorough Checks.

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Hanoi, Vietnam – Vietnam News reports that Hundreds of vietnam garment and textile enterprises across 12 provinces and cities will be thoroughly inspected by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and experts from the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The inspections, to be conducted over the next five months, will look into factories’ working […]

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Michael Kors Will Soon Break Ground on European Distribution Center.

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London, United Kingdom – Michael Kors announced that it will soon break ground on a state-of-the-art distribution center in Trade Port North in Venlo, Netherlands. The new European Distribution Center (EDC) will service all of the luxury fashion brand’s European and Middle Eastern retail, wholesale and, eventually, e-commerce needs.

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U.S. Fashion Industry Applauds Passage of TPA by Senate.

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Washington D.C, United States – The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) applauds the Senate’s passage of the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, which would renew Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).“The fashion industry is grateful to the U.S. Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority

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Tokyo is World’s “Hottest” Retail Market, According to CBRE’s Annual “How Global is the Business of Retail?” Report.

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California, United States – Tokyo is the world’s hottest market for retail expansion, attracting 63 new brands last year as leasing momentum in core areas remained strong, despite mixed signals in the economy and an increase in the sales tax to eight percent in April 2014, according to the latest report from CBRE Group, Inc., […]

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Pakistan to Import 0.3 Million Cotton Bales from US.

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Lahore, Pakistan – International The News reports that Pakistan, a cotton-producing country, has committed to import more than 0.3 million bales from US during the current 2014/15 fiscal year. “We believe there is potential for even greater sales of US cotton to this growing market,” said Dahlen K Hancock, president of Cotton Council International (CCI).

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