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AAFA Applauds Removal of Border Adjustment Tax from Tax Reform Discussions.

By   /  August 1, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed today’s joint statement by Congressional and Administration leadership that drops the border adjustment tax from tax reform discussions. “The border adjustment tax was a bad idea looking for a place to happen. Luckily it will not happen in the United States of […]

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Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics: Where the Global Industry Gathers to do Business.

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News, Fabric, Featured News  /  No Comments

Shanghai, China – As the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry prepares to gather in Shanghai this October for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – including suppliers from 25-plus countries and trade buyers from around 100 countries – exhibitors are gearing up for yet another edition of strong results.

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Record-Breaking Financial Year for Klopman, European Leader in the Workwear Industry: 130 Million Euros Turnover in 2016 (+8.3%) and Production Increases of 4.5%.

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion  /  No Comments

Frosinone, Italy – Klopman, European leader in the workwear industry, closes the financial year 2016/2017 with a new record: a turnover that exceeds €130 million, an increase of 8.3% on the previous year and a great leap forward compared to the €105 million achieved in 2012. The Italian company (whose headquarters are in Frosinone) realises 95% […]

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SGS Helps Shoe Manufacturers Avoid Poor Sole Bonding.

By   /  July 25, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Geneva, Switzerland – The number one reason for shoe failure is a weak bond between the outsole and the upper – 15% of footwear fails in testing are caused by poor sole bonding. Leading retailers and brands report that sole bonding is often identified as the principal reason for shoe returns. We can assume, therefore, the […]

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INVISTA Introduces New LYCRA® Bra Fabric Finder™.

By   /  July 18, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Kansas, United States – INVISTA, owner of the original elastane LYCRA® fiber, has a proven history of driving innovation in the apparel industry. Now the firm is poised to strengthen its leadership position in the intimate apparel category with the development of an exciting new proprietary tool: the LYCRA® Bra Fabric Finder™. Created to help casual […]

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

By   /  July 11, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

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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How ‘Green’ Is Your Waterproof Jacket?.

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

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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AAFA Applauds GSP Travel Goods Decision.

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The American Apparel & Footwear Association applauds the decision by President Trump to extend duty-free treatment to imports of all statutorily-eligible travel goods (including luggage, handbags, backpacks, tote bags, etc.) from all eligible countries under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program. The change will go into effect on July 1, 2017.

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Milano Unica and ICE Agency.

By   /  July 5, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Exhibition & Conference News  /  No Comments

Milan, Italy – Starting from next September, the fashion shows in Milan will be held concurrently with the Women’s Fashion Week. This was confirmed by Ivan Scalfarotto, Deputy Secretary at the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry that, together with ICE Agency, the Italian Trade Promotion Agency, has provided unfailing support to Milano Unica and the entire fashion supply […]

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