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ITMF: Positive Estimates and Outlook for Global Yarn and Fabric Output for Q1/2016 and Q2/2016.

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Zurich, Switzerland – The global yarn production fell in Q4/2015 quarter-on-quarter, the first decline in a year. Thereby, output in Europe increased on a quarterly basis, while it decreased in the other regions (Asia, North and South America).

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Confederation of Indian Industry Issues 6-Point Action Plan for Apparel, Made-ups & Textile Industry; Potential to Create 50 Million Jobs, 3x Growth.

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New Delhi, India – Moving an entire industry and creating millions of jobs seems a herculean task, but with bold Labor reforms, implementation of GST,

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Textile Exchange Releases Responsible Wool Standard.

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Texas, United States – Textile Exchange announces the release of the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS). The RWS is an independent, voluntary standard. On farms, the certification ensures that sheep are treated with respect to their five freedoms and ensures best practices in the management and protection of the land.

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Epson to Acquire Italian Textile Printer Manufacturing Company Robustelli.

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Italy / Japan – Epson Group company Epson Italia S.p.A. has agreed with the Robustelli family to acquire 100% of the capital of Fratelli Robustelli S.r.l., a leader in the textile printing industry. The agreement aims to drive synergies and further increase customer value

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Radici Yarn Spa Awarded for 20 Years of Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Certification.

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Milan, Italy – Radici Yarn SpA – a Radici Group company and leading European manufacturer of a vast range of nylon yarn and staple fiber for apparel, technical and industrial applications – is among the 33 companies in the fashion textiles sector that have received an award for being certified to Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 for […]

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Emerging Dynamics in Cotton: Enhancing Sustainability in the Cotton Value Chain.

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

United States / Pakistan – Registration for the 75th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee since 1939 is underway. The event will be held at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan, from October 30th to November 4th.

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Color-Changing “Smart Thread” Turns Fabric into a Computerized Display.

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California, United States – Researchers from the Berkeley School of Information have developed a new color-changing “smart thread” that turns fabric into a computerized display. The computerized fabric technology, called Ebb, was created in partnership with researchers from Google ATAP’s Project Jacquard.

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KARL MAYER Looks Back with Some Satisfaction at the ITM Fair.

By   /  June 30, 2016  /  Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Weaving & Knitting  /  No Comments

Obertshausen, Germany – KARL MAYER’s stand once again proved to be much more than one of the first ports of call for the warp knitting and warp preparation sectors at this year’s ITM fair. The warp preparation section in particular was crowded, despite a relatively slow start to the trade fair in general.

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NCTO Lauds Congressional Actions Encouraging DoD to Buy U.S.- Made Textiles, Clothing, & Footwear.

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Washington D.C., United States – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) lauded recent congressional actions to preserve critical requirements for the Department of Defense (DOD) to buy U.S.-made textiles, clothing, and footwear.

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New Fabric Developed for Running and Life-Style Shoes that Combines Unique Visual Effects and Comfortable Fit.

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Tokyo, Japan – ASICS Corporation and Toray Industries, Inc. announce the joint development of a new textile, Chameleoid Mesh. The new fabric offers a variety of features, including color change with the angle of viewing. ASICS will use the material in its new running

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