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Beijing-Seoul FTA to Have NT$10 Billion Impact on Taiwan Textiles
A free trade agreement (FTA) between China and South Korea could cost Taiwan more than NT$10 billion (US$324 million) in textile exports per year, the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) said Wednesday.
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New Technology Helps Boost an Old Industry
The textile industry never will be what it was in the Carolinas. But it also never will die as long as there are outfits such as those that make up the Carolina Textile District.
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Sourcing USA Summit Strengthens Partnerships
COTTON USA's Sourcing USA Summit brought together more than 420 leading global sourcing companies to strengthen enduring partnerships. Internationally recognized speakers and premier networking opportunities ensured ongoing promotion of cotton and COTTON USA and increasing U.S. cotton sales.
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Innovative Apparel Show - New Event at Techtextil/Texprocess 2015
Textiles live on stage: with its 'Innovative Apparel Show' Messe Frankfurt is putting on a new event. During Techtextil and Texprocess, the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens and for processing textile and flexible materials (4 to 7 May 2015), exhibitors and visitors can experience innovative textiles and new processing technologies live.
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Lectra Announces Optiplan® V3R4
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 the latest release of Optiplan®, its cutting-room optimization solution for apparel manufacturing.
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Australia, China Conclude Negotiations for FTA
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced the completion of negotiations for a China-Australia free trade agreement (FTA). Subsequently, Australian Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng signed a Declaration of Intent, undertaking to prepare the legal texts in both languages for signature.
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VDMA: Garment and Leather Technology Association on course for success
German garment and leather technology manufacturers are enjoying continued success, increasing year-on-year sales by 22.5 per cent in real terms in the period January to September 2014.
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College of Textiles Offers Unique Training to NC State Students
With its history of textiles, it's fitting that the state of North Carolina is home to the College of Textiles. "Really [it's] an exciting time to be in the field of textiles," said Dr. David Hinks, College of Textiles interim dean.
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Apparel Imports from Vietnam Grow by Double-Digits this Year
Imported apparel from Vietnam has become a bigger part of the U.S. market in 2014, growing from 10 percent of total apparel imports in the first nine months of 2013 to 11.3% in 2014, a 1.2 percentage point share gain, according to data released last week by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA).
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TAL Group to Set Up 50 Million Dollar Garment Factory in Vietnam
The Singaporean apparel arm of Hong Kong-based garment manufacturer TAL Group, TAL Apparel Limited, is planning to set up a 50 million US dollar factory in Vietnam's northern province of Vinh Phuc to manufacture textiles, fabrics and garments. According to the Vietnam Investment Review, the company already received the green signal from local authorities for the project, which would be its second one in Vietnam.
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World Exports of Textiles and Clothing Rose by 8% in 2013 – Four Times Higher than the Average Growth for World Exports
The World Trade Organization deals with the global rules of trade between nations. Its main function is to ensure that trade flows as smoothly, predictably and freely as possible.
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Vietnamese Garment Sector to Improvise Production Methods
The garment and textile sector of Vietnam is set to redesign its production methods in order to retain its position as one of the top garment producers in the global market, Vietnam News reported.
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Alvanon Exhibits Intimate/Swim, Missy Curvy and Half-Scale AlvaForms at ITAA 2014
Alvanon, Inc. (The Apparel Fit Expert) showcased its latest academic fit and sizing tools at the International Textile and Apparel Association ITAA's 2014 Annual Conference, Hilton Charlotte Center City.
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