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The 60th Anniversary of USTER® STATISTICS Highlights Remarkable Increases in Quality Expectations Worldwide.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Featured News, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Uster, Switzerland – It all started as three pages in the German textile magazine Melliand in 1957. The global benchmarks known as USTER® STATISTICS have legendary status throughout the industry as an objective measure of quality. This article marks the 60th anniversary of USTER® STATISTICS – 6 decades of a unique and free benchmarking service […]

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Strong Demand for ITMA 2019 Exhibition Space.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Featured News  /  No Comments

Brussels, Belgium – ITMA 2019, the world’s largest textile and garment technology, has received strong response since online applications opened in May. Some 25% of the exhibition space has been booked by more than 300 exhibitors during the first six weeks, according to ITMA Services, the organizer of ITMA 2019.

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EURATEX Bulletin – Good Performances of EU Exporters in Technical Textiles and Menswear.

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Brussels, Belgium – Exports of technical textiles1 outside the EU-28 once again increased year-on-year. This sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU with a 38% share in 2016. This growth translated into almost €10 bn of exports, an increase of +2.4% in value. With 20% of technical textile purchases from the EU-28, […]

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Textile Exchange Releases Globally Recognized Recycling Standards.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Texas, United States – Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these Global Recycled standards include updates that solidify the RCS and GRS as the leading standards for recycled materials in the apparel industry and ensure continued growth in other industries, including metal, plastics, electronics, […]

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Global Cotton Production Continues to Recover.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Featured News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – In 2015/16, world cotton production declined by 19% to 21.3 million tons, which was the lowest volume since 2002/03. This was a result of both a 9% contraction in area due to low cotton prices and a 10% fall in the world average yield.

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FESI Welcomes EU–JAPAN Political Agreement On Free Trade Deal.

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Brussels, Belgium – Japan and the European Union leaders have reached a political agreement which will pave the way to the long awaited Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), and the European ski boots and sports footwear companies welcome this announcement with enthusiasm.

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Growing Support from the Industry to Advance Towards Zero Discharge.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Featured News, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

London, United Kingdom – Seven companies commit to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program, a collaboration of leading textile, leather and footwear brands working collaboratively together to implement safer chemistry practices to protect consumers, workers and the environment.

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Best Laboratory Practices for HVI Testing.

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Bremen, Germany – ICA Bremen’s Axel Drieling recently visited the Brazilian Association of Producers of Cotton (ABRAPA) and its central laboratory (Centro Brasileiro de Referencia em Analise de Algado (CBRA) in Brasilia for consulting on Brazil’s Standard HVI Program (SBRHVI).

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How ‘Green’ Is Your Waterproof Jacket?.

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England, United Kingdom – But new research from the University of Leeds suggests that the use of controversial fluorochemicals in the manufacture of most of these garments may be unnecessary.

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Trützschler T-BLEND Means Guaranteed Blending Accuracy.

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Mönchengladbach, Germany – When it comes to tuft blending with T-BLEND, Trützschler relies on blending accuracy and reproducibility. The self-monitoring system convinces with flexible application when blending natural and man-made fibers of different lengths, finenesses and colors.

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