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Buy Children’s Textiles with a Clear Conscience: Parents Rely on MADE IN GREEN.

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – Can parents be certain that the new romper suit for the little darling is tested for harmful substances? Has the article been manufactured under fair working conditions and in an environmentally friendly manner? With these questions, parents increasingly want to be certain that textiles fulfill their growing demands.

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FINCH Designs, Made With REPREVE®, Awarded Seal of Approval by Project JUST.

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter, Sustainable / Eco Textiles, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

North Carolina, United States –  FINCH Designs, a swimwear brand using REPREVE® recycled fiber in its products, is a new recipient of the Project JUST Seal of Approval. FINCH Designs is the first-ever China-based brand to receive the distinction, which is based upon the company’s commitment to transparency and building a sustainable supply chain. FINCH […]

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Bangladesh to Lead in Garment Industry Transparency.

By   /  August 9, 2017  /  Apparel & Fashion, Enewsletter  /  No Comments

Dhaka, Bangladesh – A major initiative to map all apparel factory in Bangladesh was launched. The project called ‘Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh’ (DRFM-B) is the first ever of its kind to attempt to digitally map the entire garment sector in Bangladesh and marks a transformative industry shift toward more transparency.

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Mayer & Cie. Addresses Shoe Upper Growth Market.

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

Albstadt, Germany – Circular knitted fabric is growing increasingly popular as an upper material for leisure and sport shoes. The high level of productivity makes circular knitting especially interesting for the manufacture of “fabric” shoe uppers.

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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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