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Fresh Perspectives on the Sewn Products Industry
Building on its successful 2013 Executive Conference in Washington, SPESA will return to Washington on November 5-6 at the Westin Georgetown Hotel to continue its new focus on both suppliers and manufacturers with a two-day agenda.
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Gerber Technology Introduces Integrated 3D with its AccuMark 10 Launch
Gerber Technology announced the introduction of AccuMark 10, featuring a fully integrated 3D solution for garment development and pattern making. AccuMark 10 will be available in the spring of 2015, with the 3D solution as an optional module.
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Messe Frankfurt Takes over Three Argentinean Trade Fairs: Emitex, Simatex, and Confemaq
Messe Frankfurt Argentina has taken over the international Emitex, Simatex and Confemaq trade fairs, which cover the fields of textiles and garment machinery, as well as the textile and garment industry.
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Lectra wins EY's 2014 International Company of the Year Award
Lectra has won the 2014 International Company of the Year Award for France after receiving the same distinction on September 24 for the country's southwest region.
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Using TTIP to Lift Unnecessary Trade Burdens on Textiles and Clothing
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership offers an opportunity to keep high consumer safety, user information, and environmental standards for the textiles and clothing industry, while removing unnecessary burdens to trade.
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Advanstar Sold for $972 Million
Advanstar Communications Inc., producer of the biannual MAGIC Marketplace trade shows in Las Vegas, the biggest apparel trade show in North America, announced that it will be acquired for $972 million by London-based media company and events producer UBM PLC.
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Morito Expands U.S. Operations by Acquiring Scovill Fasteners
Morito Co., Ltd., a leading global supplier of apparel fasteners, components for automobiles and cameras, and other niche manufactured products, announced the acquisition of Scovill Fasteners.
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California Energy Commission releases report on TERSUS® waterless laundry
The California Energy Commission (CEC) publicly released the final report on CO2Nexus' four-year initiative to bring water-free laundry to the cleanroom manufacturing industry.
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IFAI Partners with TMC to Offer Apparel Sewing Training
The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) said it will partner The Makers Coalition (TMC) on a nationwide workforce development initiative.
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NCSU College of Textiles Enrollment Hits Five-Year High, Adds Major
North Carolina's textile industry is on the upswing, and N.C. State University's College of Textile enrollment has been on the rise for the last five years.
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Under Armour Becomes 2nd Largest US Apparel Brand
Forbes magazine has reported that Under Armour has surpassed Adidas to become the second-largest apparel brand in the United States.
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Rahul Mehta Elected as IAF President
In the general assembly of the International Apparel Federation, held in Medellin (Colombia) during the 30th IAF World Fashion Convention, Rahul Mehta was elected as new IAF President for the coming two years.
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