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New Joint Steps for Energy Efficiency in the European Textile Industry
The Euratex-led Energy Made-to-Measure campaign - the initiative for energy efficiency in the European textile and clothing industry - will intensify as of 2015 thanks to new collaboration with both the VDMA's Blue Competence initiative and the Sustainable Technologies project of ACIMIT.
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Holding Energy By The Threads: Drexel Researchers Spin Cotton Into Capacitive Yarn
While the pattern for making a wearable fabric battery has already been laid out, it's now time to select the threads that will turn a textile into an energy storage device. That process is being driven by Drexel University doctoral student Kristy Jost, who's threaded her way into the forefront of research on conductive yarns.
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US Pledges to Help Bangladesh Achieve Its $50B Apparel Export Target
The US will assist Bangladesh in achieving its $50 billion apparel export target by the end of 2021, US Ambassador in Bangladesh Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat said.
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Deceleration Expected for Chinese Machinery Production This Year
Machinery production in China this year is forecast to expand by 6.9 percent, the slowest rate since 2012, according to the Chinese Machinery Production Quarterly Tracker report from IHS Inc.
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Under Armour Plans to Venture into Electronic Apparel
Under Armour has been spending heavily on acquiring developers for fitness-monitoring apps, as it looks to enter the electronic apparel space. Under Armour has been spending heavily on acquiring developers for apps that monitor personal fitness in the hopes to one day be able to make clothes which track movements and biorhythms, as indicated by the company's Chief Executive Kevin Plank.
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Apparel Magazine Debuts Share Group on Customer Intelligence and Engagement
Apparel Magazine has established a peer-to-peer Share Group on the subject of Customer Intelligence and Engagement, sponsored by PA Group, that will debut on March 24, 2015 in Los Angeles as a pre-event to Apparel West, which takes place March 25.
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California Company to Bring Textiles Back to Fort Lawn, SC Facility
Venus Group makes napkins and other linens, uniforms and towels for linen rental companies, the health-care industry and other customers. Venus Group Inc. of California will spend $2.5 million to open a 25-employee textile manufacturing operation in Fort Lawn.
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Vapor Apparel Opening New Cut-and-Sew Facility to Meet Made-in-America Demand
Wells South Carolina–based Vapor Apparel, a provider of digital print-on-demand services and performance apparel manufacturing, is growing fast. The company saw sales rise by 30 percent in 2014 and company management projects another 20 percent in 2015.
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North Carolina's Export Economy Replacing Long Lost Textile Jobs
The growing export industry in North Carolina is beginning to replace the economic gap that was left when the textile industry collapsed and moved largely overseas.
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HanesBrands Reshores 120 Jobs
HanesBrands will add 120 jobs to expand the scope of production at its Clarksville, Ark., sheer hosiery plant to take the place of offshore outsourcing.
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French Apparel Firm Selects Gerber's YuniquePLM Solution
French apparel manufacturer Lafodex SA, has implemented YuniquePLM by Gerber Technology, world leader in providing integrated solutions for manufacturing processes, to accelerate their workflow and reduce errors.
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Burlington Partners with PurThread Technologies to Provide Embedded Antimicrobial Protection to Fabrics
PurThread Technologies, Inc., maker of next generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, announces a partnership with Burlington, a global diversified provider of textile solutions across performance and specialty apparel fabrics, active wear, advanced uniform fabrics, and technical fabrics, to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the global healthcare, industrial, and apparel markets.
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Lectra Wins Silver Top/Com prize at the Top/Com Grands Prix Corporate Business 2015 Ceremony
Lectra, a leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce that Lectra Live, Lectra's internal webzine, has won the Silver Top/Com prize in the internal website category of the "Publishing" section during the Top/Com Grands Prix Corporate Business 2015 ceremony.
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