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The "Legend" is Retiring
After nearly 50 years of leadership, Gerber's Sam Simpson is retiring, but will serve as a consultant to the company.
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33rd IAF World Fashion Convention Rio de Janeiro: Speakers
The IAF's 33rd World Fashion Convention, to be held in Rio de Janeiro on October 16-18 2017, will feature a very strong and interesting line-up of speakers, many from the world's major apparel retailers and brands.
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A&E Joins ZDHC In-line with Commitment to Sustainable Business Practices
American & Efird, one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles, is officially announcing it has joined the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Program.
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Lectra and Armani Nurture Young Pattern-Making Talent
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, ensures pattern-making students in Italy benefit from cutting-edge technology and nurture key skills thanks to a recent competition organized in co-operation with Armani at Istituto Secoli.
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Chevalier Implements Gerber Technology's YuniquePLM® Cloud Software as a Complete Solution to Growing Demands within Their Company
The fashion industry is constantly growing and evolving, with quick turnaround and high quality expected at all times. To keep up with growing demands, Chevalier implemented Gerber Technology's solution, YuniquePLM® Cloud.
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Techtextil North America Shows Continued Growth With 2017 Edition
The 14th edition of Techtextil North America took place June 20-22, 2017 at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center in Chicago. This was the fifth edition of Techtextil North America hosted outside of Atlanta, held in the even years, and the first of its kind in Chicago. The Lakeside Center at McCormick Place provided a beautiful backdrop of the Chicago skyline while over 3,000 attendees networked with producers, manufacturers and finishers from across the world over the course of the three-day event.
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3DLOOK Launches SAIA, Body Scanning and Measuring Platform for Fashion E-commerce
3DLOOK, the groundbreaking new technology company for human body scanning that will save retailers millions, launched its platform for online apparel stores called SAIA. SAIA instantly provides body measurements from two photos with over 98 percent accuracy, front body and profile body, taken by a customer.
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The University of Fashion Trains on TUKAcad
The world's largest online fashion design video library introduces lessons on TUKAcad at fraction of the cost of traditional schools. The University of Fashion [UofF] partners with Tukatech to provide video training on TUKAcad, Tukatech's flagship software for pattern making, grading and marker making. The video training is accessible to everyone, and over 50,000 UofF subscribers already have access to it.
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Avanprint USA Launches Alongside Texworld and Apparel Sourcing with Innovative Digital Textile Technology
Avanprint USA debuted alongside textile events Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA, and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo this past week. The digital printing technology focused trade event launched this summer at the Javits Convention Center.
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US Textile Manufacturers Want a Stronger NAFTA
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) filed public comments with the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) outlining the US textile industry's priorities in the forthcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
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