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Will it Be Made in America?
'Made in America' is quite the hot topic right now, grabbing up headlines left and right; from the backlash about Ralph Lauren's 2012 Olympic uniforms (the company quickly learned its lesson—the 2014 ones were made in the US) to retail beast Walmart's declaration to increase its purchase of American-made goods by $50 billion during the next 10 years. It's a hopeful story—fostering patriotism while supporting the return of jobs to US soil.
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Central America Fears Textile Losses of $6bn to TPP
Central America is increasingly nervous about Vietnam's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade talks, with some experts claiming its inclusion could bring losses of around $6bn to its bread-winning textiles and apparel sector.
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Lectra Opens South Korean Subsidiary
Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce the opening of its South Korean subsidiary.
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MYBODEE Ultra-Portable Body Scanning for Health, Fitness, and Fashion
Styku has long believed that the day would come when people would be able to scan themselves at home. And when Google invited them to join a secret developer program using mobile devices, they were deeply intrigued. Was Google developing a mobile platform for sensing the world in 3D? The answer was "yes".
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Hinks Named Interim Dean Of Textiles Of NC State University's College Of Textiles
Dr. David Hinks will serve as interim dean of NC State University's College of Textiles, starting July 1. Provost Warwick Arden announced the appointment May 30.
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Abercrombie & Fitch hastens international expansion with GT Nexus cloud solution
International fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has improved the efficiency of its international distribution and expansion with the deployment of a cloud-based supply chain solution from GT Nexus.
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GSD Credentials
GSD (Corporate) Limited has been contacted by some 'old' GSD clients in the Americas (especially at the Texprocess Americas show in Atlanta) regarding their lost certification credentials.
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Gerber Technology Receives Gold Level Innovation Award by Malcolm Baldrige Award Affiliate for Design and Cutting Room Integration
Gerber Technology was presented with a Gold level award for product innovation from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award (CQIA) Partnership, Inc., an affiliate of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
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Hanesbrands to Acquire DBApparel for $550M
Investors cheered Hanesbrands Inc.'s plannedacquisition of DBApparel for $550 million, sending shares of the stock up 9.2 percent.
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Optitex Announces Launch of Version 12.3: Introducing Expanded 2D and 3D Capabilities and Production Enhancements
Optitex, the leading provider of 2D and 3D CAD/CAM and virtual prototyping software solutions for sewn products, today announced the release of Version 12.3 of its market-leading software.
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Lectra announces Kaledo® V4R1
Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce Kaledo® V4R1.
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KSL celebrates its 50th anniversary
For more than a century, Dürkopp Adler and Pfaff Industrial have been recognized around the globe for the most innovative, efficient and reliable sewing and heat-sealing process machines in the market. The KSL Group is celebrating its 50th anniversary in July of this year.
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Palliser Selects Optitex to Streamline Product Development and Manufacturing to its Entire Operations
Palliser Furniture Upholstery Ltd., a leading North American furniture company has chosen Optitex, a leading provider of 2D and 3D Virtual Prototyping software solutions to optimize the design, development and manufacturing of its product lines.
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Gildan to buy Canadian hosiery firm for $101.4 million
Gildan Activewear, Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Doris Inc., a Montreal-based marketer and manufacturer of branded sheer hosiery, legwear and shapewear products to retailers in Canada and the U.S.
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