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Leading Speakers Announced for Executive Conference
An expert lineup of speakers has been announced for the SPESA 2017 Executive Conference scheduled for November 7-9 at the Peabody Memphis Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Full details and conference registration at www.spesaExecConference.com.
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Messe Frankfurt Acquires Source Africa, ATF textile Shows
Messe Frankfurt, one of the world´s leading trade show organisers, has acquired Source Africa and ATF, two of Africa's largest textile, apparel and footwear shows.
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Pathfinder

Automated Solution Boosts Apparel Pattern-Continuity
Gerber Technology, a leading provider of software and automation solutions for apparel industry, has debuted its new AutoMatch fully automated solution at CISMA-China International Sewing Equipment Exhibition, which took place in Shanghai.
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China Limits Oil Trade to North Korea and Bans Textile Trade
China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday. China is North Korea's most important trading partner, and one of its only sources of hard currency.
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Honduras Transforms its Textiles Sector
Honduras' textiles and apparel sector has attracted US$1.5 billion in strategic investments to help transform the country into one of the world's major players in the booming synthetic yarn and activewear market.
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TexDel, Delivering Medications Through Garments
How can you get people to take their medications? "What if it were as easy as just putting on a sock or T-shirt? That is the pain point we're solving."
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Eton

Dassault Falcon Jet Digitalizes Its End-to-End Interior Design Value Chain
With the addition of Lectra's Versalis, Dassault Falcon Jet now benefits from an end-to-end digital process, with 3D design and prototyping, direct merging of data and digital cutting.
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Cambodia Hikes Minimum Wage for Textiles Workers by 11% from 2018
Cambodia agreed to raise the minimum monthly wage of workers in its crucial textiles and footwear industry by 11 percent to $170 from next year.
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Henderson Sewing

IAF (International Apparel Federation) Opens Pakistan Office
The International Apparel Federation (IAF) opened its first regional office recently at the Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) House in Sialkot. It will extend support to Pakistani apparel firms in exports, capacity building and compliance. This pilot initiative may lead to similar regional offices in other countries.
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Los Angeles Apparel Teams with Tukatech
At American Apparel, founder Dov Charney worked with software and equipment from Los Angeles–based technology company Tukatech. For his latest manufacturing venture, Los Angeles Apparel, Charney is returning to Tukatech solutions.
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