Hamburg, Germany – Upon publication of its annual report for 2016, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) can report positive results for the past commercial year: As the largest label for sustainable cotton from Africa, CmiA certified 30% of cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa. Growing demand for CmiA cotton in the textile industry meant that around […]Read More →
Washington D.C., United States – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer released a detailed and comprehensive summary of the negotiating objectives for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).Read More →
Shenzhen, China – The fashion industry in South China is alive and well if the results of last month’s Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen are any indication. Located in China’s ladieswear hub, the fair underscored not only the energy in the local market, but also a number of trends in both the domestic and international apparel fabrics […]Read More →
Dhaka, Bangladesh – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed to reinforce their collaboration in Bangladesh, in particular relating to efforts to strengthen child protection services and to combat child labour.Read More →
England, United Kingdom – The flushable wipes market continues to grow at an elevated rate despite a slow growing global economy and a nonwovens market which has also slowed as a result. In 2015, flushable wipes accounted for $1.4 billion in sales, which is a significant increase from $796 million in 2010. Projections are for sales […]Read More →
United States/Switzerland – SK Capital Partners, a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors, announced that it is reinvesting in Archroma in support of the Company’s ongoing initiatives to drive innovation, growth and operational efficiencies and to pursue strategic investments in both organic growth and industry consolidation.Read More →
Bonnigheim, Germany – In many branches of industry, overhead work is part of the daily routine. Work ergonomics are thus very important for companies. This is because the ergonomic design of production and work processes maintains the performance and health of employees in the long term.Read More →
Continental and Kordsa Join Forces to Establish a New Adhesion System for Textile Reinforcement Materials.
Turkey / Germany – The Tire division of technology company Continental and Kordsa, a leading international supplier of textile reinforcing materials for the tire industry, are working together on a new, sustainable adhesion system standard for bonding textile reinforcing materials to rubber based compounds. In the context of their collaboration in the development sector, the two […]Read More →
Reinach, Switzerland – Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, announced the signing-in of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan. The MoU will pave way for cooperation initially for a five-year period.Read More →
Gerber Launches Apparel Matching Solution and Product Updates to Make It Easy to “Embrace Your Digital Reality”.
Connecticut, United States – Industry 4.0, smart factories, digitization, sustainability and corporate social responsibility – these terms are in the headlines of industry publications every day. Digitization is a reality, and that’s good news for the fashion industry.Read More →