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SPESA's VIP Networking Event for Texprocess Americas 2014
The SPESA VIP Dinner & Networking event for today's fashion, sewn products, and textiles professionals is a must-attend event and will be held at the world's largest aquarium. Kick-off Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America by joining colleagues from every corner of the fashion and sewn products industry. The evening will feature an open bar, entertainment, and multiple food stations. Best of all, your participation will help support the education and future of our industry through the AAFA Education Foundation. Tickets ($85 per person) can be purchased at
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Texprocess Americas – Three Days of Education, Networking, and Business Development
The Second edition of Texprocess Americas, formerly SPESA EXPO, is the largest North American trade show displaying Equipment and Technology for the Development, Sourcing and Production of Sewn Products.
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Lectra Expands its Versalis Offer for Leather Cutting
Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—demonstrates once again its passion for innovation and its commitment to optimizing the leather manufacturing process.
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Fruit of the Loom to Close Jamestown Plant
Clothing company Fruit of the Loom announced that it will permanently close its plant in Jamestown and lay off all 600 employees by the end of the year.
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Mexican Government to Support CANAIVE for Apparel Sector Growth
The Mexican Government would continue to support the National Chamber of Apparel Industry (CANAIVE) in order to increase productivity and competitiveness of the apparel sector of the country.
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Jeanologia Dominates Mexican Garment Finishing Market
Today 95% of garment finishing processes using laser and ecological techniques in the Mexican market are developed by Jeanologia.
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Eton Systems to Unveil Innovative Shop Floor Control Solution at Texprocess Americas
The new ETONnote solution leverages wireless networking and standard Android-powered devices to speed implementation and make real-time shop floor control affordable for sewn products manufacturers.
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VF Corp. Opens $60 Million Distribution Center in China
Greensboro-based apparel maker VFCorp. announced that it has opened a more than $60 million distribution center in Kunshan, China that will handle 30 million units of product annually and employ nearly 400 people.
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CBI and the International Apparel Federation Sign Cooperation Agreement
CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries) and the International Apparel Federation (IAF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The goal of this MoU is to intensify collaboration between the two organizations in improving the apparel value chain in developing countries.
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EU Shrinks Tax on Made in U.S. Jeans
A major duty hike levied by the European Union last year against imports of premium U.S.-made women's jeans was rescinded this week, reopening a key market for a resurgent California garment industry.
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Fila USA Selects YuniquePLM to Manage its Iconic Footwear Line
Fila U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Fila Korea Ltd., has selected YuniquePLM® from Gerber Technology's Yunique Solutions business unit to manage its footwear development process.
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