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Obama Scores a Major Trade Win
President Obama won new powers from Congress on Wednesday to bring home an expansive Pacific Rim free-trade deal that analysts said could boost U.S. economic standing in Asia and ultimately stand as one of his most important foreign policy legacies.
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Carlos Botero Elected Vice President of the IAF
The International Apparel Federation (IAF) is pleased to announce that Carlos Botero, President of Inexmoda has been appointed as IAF's new Vice President.
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Morgan Tecnica Celebrates a Successful Texprocess 2015 Exhibition
Texprocess 2015 (Frankfurt, Germany) ended just a few weeks ago and again this year it was confirmed to be one of the main international exhibitions of this sewn products industry sector. The average number of visitors increased significantly and included participants from countries absent in past editions.
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Techtextil North America 2015 Exceeds Records from the Last Three West Coast Editions
The twelfth edition of Techtextil North America took place June 2-4, 2015 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
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Korea Negotiates FTA with Central America
Korea began negotiations over a new free-trade pact with six countries in Central America in an effort to find new market for Korea's cars, electronic devices and textiles.
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Italian Luxury Menswear Brand Adopts Lectra Fashion PLM
Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials— fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials—is pleased to announce that Brioni has adopted Lectra Fashion PLM to help them streamline their product development process.
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Velcro Companies Acquire Fastener and Elastic Web Companies
Velcro Companies acquired two Belgium-based companies specializing in hook-and-loop fasteners and elastic and rigid webbing in a move the company says will broaden its product portfolio, expand its presence in Europe, and facilitate research and development "to speed the pace of product innovations."
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US Fashion Companies Are Starting to Look Beyond China for Sourcing Apparel
China's clothing manufacturing capabilities are so advanced, and still so relatively cheap for US fashion labels, that right now there are few good substitutes for producing there. But as Chinese production costs begin to creep up, American brands are scouting out other options, primarily in Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and even the US itself.
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Wearable tech pioneer joins Walter Wilhelm
Wearable technology pioneer Despina Papadopoulos has joined forces with apparel and supply chain consultancy firm Walter Wilhelm Associates to offer clients expertise in the expanding field of wearable technology.
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Coville Announces the Appointment of Scott Willis as Chief Operating Officer
Coville, Inc., a vertically integrated domestic provider of innovative knits and apparel, is proud to announce that Scott Willis has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer effective June 22, 2015.
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Beyond Tehran, in hope of change
European manufacturers of machinery for the production of nonwovens and textiles are hoping that the current sanctions against Iran will be eased if negotiations in respect of the country's nuclear program proceed as anticipated before the set deadline of June 30th.
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Minnesota Knitting Mills, Inc. Receives 2015 Best of Mendota Heights Award
Minnesota Knitting Mills, Inc. has been selected for the 2015 Best of Mendota Heights Award in the Knit Goods category by the Mendota Heights Award Program.
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