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Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference
The 8th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference' will be held on June 20 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.
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Gerber Technology Makes it Easy to "Embrace Your Digital Reality"
The digital revolution is here, and that's good news for the fashion industry. Cutting-edge digital design tools will help garment manufacturers cut costs by millions of dollars, increase throughput, reduce waste and – most importantly – stay competitive in the age of "fast fashion."
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A&E Launches First REPREVE® Recycled Core Spun Sewing Thread
American & Efird continues its 125-year tradition as a global leader in textile manufacturing, announcing today the official product launch of an industry first, REPREVE® recycled core spun industrial sewing thread, Perma Core® using REPREVE®. Nothing can be more important than the future of our planet, and it's with that in mind, that A&E has engineered a new sewing thread providing a highly sought-after, eco-friendly, performance sewing thread option for environmentally-conscious customers.
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Cupid Intimates, a 75-year-old American Legend, Chooses Tukatech for Technology Enhancement
With over 75 years in the intimate apparel industry, Cupid Intimates understands the importance of being flexible to the ever-changing industry conditions, while staying true to its roots and going the extra mile for their employees as well as for the world. Unusual in the apparel industry, Cupid designs and manufactures all its women's shape-wear and panties itself; it doesn't use contractors. This gives management a freer hand to use efficient production techniques to pursue its cost-competitive position.
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Walmart in Advanced Talks to Acquire Men's Apparel Company Bonobos
Over the past six months, Walmart has been constantly under the limelight due to the flood of acquisitions. Under CEO Marc Lore, the retail giant has acquired three companies - Modcloth, Moose Jaw, and ShoeBuy; all of which define Walmart's inclined interest towards apparel and lifestyle products. Moving ahead with the same enthusiasm, the company is soon to acquire a NY-based men's apparel company Bonobos.
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UK Textiles Reshoring is 'Real and Growing'
The value of UK clothing and textile production increased by 2.5% to £9.1bn between 2014 and 2016, but new investment could offer even greater potential as Brexit looms, interim findings of the Textiles Growth Programme has found.
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Henderson Sewing

Groz Beckert to exhibit at at Techtextil and Texprocess
Groz-Beckert will be at next month's Techtextil exhibition demonstrating how its knitting segment is responding to the growing demand for processing of materials such as metal and glass-fibrer.
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Apparel Company to Locate in North Carolina
MAS Holdings, a global apparel technology and manufacturing company, will locate its first manufacturing and development center in the United States in Randolph County, creating 133 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The company plans to invest nearly $20 million in a facility located in Asheboro, providing additional payroll impact exceeding $4 million annually.
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Mimaki USA Announces TX300P-1800B Direct-to-Textile Printer
Mimaki USA, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutters, today announced the availability of the TX300P-1800B direct-to-textile printer featuring an advanced belt transport system to ensure stable feeding of stretchy and thin fabrics.
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