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Trade Pacts Face Another Hurdle with 'Brexit' Vote in EU Referendum
A U.S. trade agenda already buffeted by slowing global growth and a rising backlash over trade liberalization faces new obstacles with Britain's decision to leave the European Union on Thursday, June 23, 2016.
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SPESA to Host Dual Conferences in San Antonio, Texas
On November 2-3 SPESA will host the "Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies" conference followed on November 4-5 by it's annual "Executive Conference". Registration Link
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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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Under Armour Opens UA Lighthouse Manufacturing and Design Leadership Center in The Brand's Hometown of Baltimore
Under Armour, along with Maryland Representatives, Baltimore City officials, and community leaders, opened the door to the UA Lighthouse, a new center for manufacturing and design innovation.
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IAF (International Apparel Federation) Spotlight on Brexit and the Apparel Industry
The referendum held last Thursday, June 23rd, in the United Kingdom, delivering a popular vote to step out of the European Union is a unique political event leading to an enormous trade political and regulatory untangling.
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Minnesota Knitting Mills Receives 2016 Best of Mendota Heights Award
Minnesota Knitting Mills has been selected for the 2016 Best of Mendota Heights Award in the Manufacturers category by the Mendota Heights Award Program. This marks back-to-back selections as MKM was also selected in 2015.
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YuniquePLM Propels Creativity and Efficiency for Retail Giant Carrefour
Carrefour, the second largest retail chain in the world, has selected YuniquePLM® to manage its large amounts of data and to unify its design and product development process.
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EFI Acquires Israeli Company Optitex to Boost its Textile Portfolio
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFII) has announced the acquisition of Petah Tikva-based Israeli company Optitex Ltd which produces 3D design software for the textile industry. Optitex will be integrated into EFI's Productivity Software business unit.
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U.S. House of Representatives Shoots Down Move to Strip Athletic Shoe Funding from Defense Budget
An amendment that would have stripped language that requires the military to buy U.S.-made athletic shoes from the Department of Defense budget was defeated Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Lectra unveils Lectra Fashion PLM V5
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, is pleased to announce the launch of Lectra Fashion PLM V5, the newest version of its product lifecycle management solution.
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