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SPESA to Host Dual Conferences in San Antonio, Texas
On November 2-3 SPESA will host "Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference" followed on November 4-5 by the it's "Annual Executive Conference".
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PVH Corp Is One Apparel Retailer That Is Actually Smashing Expectations
Unfortunately apparel retail has been one of the worst performers in the last few months. The Dow Jones U.S. Apparel Retailer Index is down 8.5% year to date after a seemingly sudden drop in spending on apparel. But one apparel retailer which continues to buck the trend is PVH Corp. The company behind brands such as Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger produced another beat on both the top and bottom lines in its first quarter.
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Adidas sells U.S. apparel firm Mitchell & Ness
Adidas said it had agreed to sell U.S. sportswear seller Mitchell & Ness, resulting in a one-time gain in a the low to medium double-digit million euro range. The German group said in a statement it would re-invest the proceeds of the sale into its "Creating the New" strategy.
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Ennis, Inc. Announces Sale of Its Apparel Division
Ennis, Inc. announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of Alstyle Apparel, LLC and its subsidiaries, which constituted the Company's apparel division to Gildan Activewear SRL on May 25, 2016, all as more fully described below.
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American Apparel Rolls Out Performance Based Scheduling Globally
StoreForce, the global leader in Performance Based Scheduling for Specialty Retail, announced today that American Apparel is deploying StoreForce across its entire estate of 202 stores in 19 countries.
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India Could Lose at least $2 Billion in Apparel Exports Under TPP
India isn't a part of TPP, so it could lose out on yarn exports to Vietnam and garments to US, which would now shift to other TPP members. Come 2017 and India might lose $2 billion or more in terms of garment and fabric exports owing to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being implemented among the 12 member nations.
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Omega Apparel Named National Innovation Award Winner by Apparel Magazine
What does Nashville based Omega Apparel have in common with Cintas, Reebok, Urban Outfitters, Lucky Brand, Nautica, Lacoste, Patagonia, and Jet Blue Airlines? They are all being recognized by Apparel Magazine as a Top Innovator for 2016. Yes, Nashville's own Omega Apparel is on the same list as all of these well recognized national and global brands.
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Opening Doors to New Markets for Clothing Manufacturers
London-based textile and apparel specialists, Trigon Select Ltd have teamed up with the International Apparel Federation (IAF), the global federation of the apparel industry, in offering a new evaluation and promotion program to help suitable clothing manufacturers promote their services to the world's garment buyers.
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Registration of 32nd IAF World Apparel Convention in India
The IAF together with the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India is hosting the 32nd IAF World Fashion Convention in Mumbai (India) on September 27-28, 2016. The theme for this Convention is 'Insights into New Opportunities'.
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Denim Import Data Indicates U.S. Industry Sourcing Shift
According to the data released recently by the International Trade Administration's Office of Textiles and Apparel, or OTEXA, denim brands and retailers implemented a big shift in sourcing strategy in the first quarter of 2016. In the first three months of 2016, denim imports from China represented 24.6 percent of the total, down from 24.9 percent a year ago.
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Southeast Asia Textile/Apparel Exports Rise as China's Decline
Apparel opportunity is finally coming towards South Asia as exports from East Asian giant China and start-ups Cambodia and Vietnam is on decline at least in the United States. According to OTEXA (the US Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel) reports, after textile and apparel exports started declining in the recent months, China, Vietnam and Cambodia took the largest hit.
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Techtextil to be Held in Mumbai, India in 2017
Techtextil India will be held in Mumbai from September 13 to 15, 2017. Techtextil is a leading international trade fair for technical textiles and nonwovens. It will be along with Texprocess, the leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials.
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