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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
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99Degrees Hiring for Apparel Manufacturing
99Degrees is seeking to hire a Vice President of Operations to join their CEO at their helm to grow a transformative model of apparel manufacturing.
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US Textile and Apparel Companies Turning to Domestic Production
In 1973, 2.4 million people worked in the US textile and manufacturing industries.By 1996, that number had dropped to 1.5 million. Today, the industry employs just 3,85,000 people. After cheap labor led to companies taking their businesses overseas in the '80s and '90s, almost 98 per cent of American apparel is now being made abroad.
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A&E Strategically Aligns with CGS to Improve Productivity Through Technology
A&E, a global leader in premium quality industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, announced this month its strategic alliance with CGS, a provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services, to improve productivity, quality and employee motivation within manufacturing operations.
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IAF - Rio de Janiero

Smart Assembly using ultrasonic technology
Intelligent textiles of any kind have to be assembled during the final production step. This means that the individual components have to be combined into a final product (e. g. a piece of clothing) using a joining technology. Here traditionally a sewing machine is used.
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Gerber Launches Apparel Matching Solution and Product Updates to Make It Easy to "Embrace Your Digital Reality
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.
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A Glimpse into the Future By Way of a T-Shirt
"In apparel design, we have forever been combining multiple materials, depending on the problem we are solving, often resulting in the build up of seams and complexity. Sometimes this creates a new problem as we are solving another," explains Kurt Parker, Nike's VP of Apparel Design.
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Honduras Textiles and Apparel Seeks Investment
Honduras has launched an economic transformation unit called Honduras 2020 to help attract and facilitate investment in the textiles and apparel sector in the country. Honduras 2020, which is jointly funded and directed by the public and private sector, extends an invitation to potential investors to explore the textiles and apparel industry within a pro-business environment to drive strategic long-term growth.
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