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Obama Administration Flooded with 26,000 Comments Opposing Proposal to Disguise Offshoring of U.S. Manufacturing by Rebranding Firms that Relocate Production as 'Factoryless Goods' Manufacturers
More than 26,000 people nationwide have submitted comments opposing Obama administration proposals that would severely distort U.S. job and trade data by reclassifying U.S. corporations that offshore American jobs as "factoryless goods" manufacturers.
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Cotton LEADS™ Receives Nod From More Than 200 Textile Businesses
The Cotton LEADS™ program, launched in October of 2013, has attained more than 200 partners across the global cotton textile supply chain. Cotton LEADS™, a joint program established by Australian and U.S. cotton industries, advocates and demonstrates responsible growing practices for the popular fabric fiber.
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Aokang adopts Lectra Fashion PLM
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials - fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials - is pleased to announce that Aokang has adopted Lectra Fashion PLM to streamline the company's process and organization.
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Wal-Mart Gaining Steam With Made-in-U.S. Push
Wal-Mart recently held an open call for U.S. vendors at the company's Bentonville, Ark., headquarters. The retail giant is armed with $250 billion to spend over 10 years on products made in the U.S. Wal-Mart's deep pockets drew to the open call more than 500 suppliers who scheduled 800 meetings with more than 175 buyers from Wal-Mart U.S., Sam's Club, and walmart.com.
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Performance Apparel Leader Taps Simparel to Improve Processes and Support Growth
Simparel, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of next-generation business solutions for fashion and consumer goods brands, manufacturers and vertical retailers, announces that Southeastern Performance Apparel has begun implementation of the Simparel® enterprise software solution at its Dothan, Alabama (USA) headquarters.
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All International Market leaders on Board at Texprocess
Texprocess proves itself at a magnet for the international textile and garment industry, as almost three quarters of the available exhibition space has already been booked with nine months still to go before the fair begins.
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Vietnam Textile and Apparel Exports Continue to Surge Trans-Pacific Partnership Terms More Critical Than Ever
According to new U.S. government data, Vietnam's textile and apparel exports to the U.S. have continued to surge in 2014. Vietnam's apparel sector is also positioned to gain additional advantages under a proposed new free trade agreement that will bolster their ability to penetrate the U.S. market.
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New Machine Freshens Clothes in 10 Minutes
If ironing clothes is too time-consuming, and taking them to the dry cleaners is too expensive and taxing on the garment, a new machine -- made by laundry giants Whirlpool and Procter & Gamble -- promises to deodorize and de- wrinkle clothes in 10 minutes.
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Lower Tariffs Could Make Quite a Difference for the High-End Fashion Industry and for Brand-Conscious Fashionistas
Another negotiating round on the presumed road to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is upon us. Time to focus on some practical, real-life concerns. Europeans living on the other side of the Atlantic are used to friends arriving with empty bags to buy Levi's jeans, American Apparel shirts or Red Wing work boots, a brand that boasts of handcrafting its products in Minnesota or Missouri.
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The Colombian Government Reiterates its Support for the Apparel and Textile Industry at Colombiamoda 2014
At the inauguration of the 25th edition of Colombiamoda, the President of the Colombian Republic, Juan Manual Santos Calderón, accepted the invitation made by the Executive President Carlos Eduardo Botero Hoyos of Inexmoda to transcend limits and propel the competitiveness of the sector internationally.
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U.S. National Council of Textile Organizations' Position on Textile and Apparel Provisions of TPP
The textile and apparel chapter of the TPP must contain three major elements: (1) Strong Yarn Forward Rule of Origin; (2) Fair Market Access Duty Phase-Outs, and (3) Strong Customs Enforcement Rules and Implementation.
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