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Advancements in Manufacturing Technology Conference – Charlotte, NC
SPESA will host a conference entitled 'Advancements in Manufacturing Technology' to an audience of apparel and sewn products manufacturers on September 17, 2015 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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A&E Releases 2014-2015 Sustainability Report
American & Efird (A&E) - a manufacturer and distributor of industrial sewing thread, embroidery thread, and technical textiles - today announced the release of its 2014-2015 Sustainability Report. The report details A&E's achievements in the areas of safety, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
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Chief Brand Officer of Hugo Boss to be Keynote Speaker at IAF's 31st World Fashion Convention
International Apparel Federation (IAF) and its partner, the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (TCMA) are proud to announce that Christoph Auhagen, the Chief Brand Officer (CBO) of Hugo Boss, will be the key note speaker at the IAF's 31st World Fashion Convention.
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Tukatech Releases New TUKA3D 2015 Virtual Design Solution
Tukatech, US-based leading provider of fashion technology solutions, has released TUKA3D 2015, the newest version of Tukatech's 3D system for digital development from prototyping to ecommerce.
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Gerber's New I-Table Series Optimizes Fabric Spreading Processes and Efficiencies
Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and hardware solutions for the apparel and industrial markets, introduces the I-Table Series for automated spreading and cutting systems.
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C&A Recognized For Outstanding "Fit" Consistency on Its Collections
Alvanon, a leading global apparel business expert, has announced that C&A Buying GmbH & Co. has been awarded the highly respected AlvaInside Certification, the world's first and only professional accreditation dedicated to apparel fit consistency.
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Wal-Mart: Reshoring Apparel "Difficult Not Impossible"
Executives at US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores have admitted that reshoring apparel is "difficult but not impossible" with a new innovation fund set up to tackle the challenges of domestic textile and clothing production.
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Messe & WTiN Partner on Digital Textile Printing Show
Messe Frankfurt in collaboration with World Textile Information Network (WTiN), is creating a new platform for digital textile printing technologies called Avanprint.
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Gap Inc Is Gradually Losing Its Share in The U.S. Apparel Market to Fast-Fashion Counterparts
The apparel retail landscape in the U.S. is highly developed and competitive with a number of specialty brands, department stores and multi-brand chains competing against each other on design, variety and price. Over the last few years in particular, affordable fast fashion chains such as Zara and Forever 21 have taken considerable market share from specialty retailers.
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EFI Enters Digital Textile Printing With Acquisition of Reggiani Macchine
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. established an industry-leading presence in high-growth inkjet textile printing with the strategic acquisition of Reggiani Macchine.
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Will Ethiopia be the new Bangladesh?
If you thought that 'Made in Bangladesh' was the cheapest in terms of production labor, think again. International buyers - Walmart, H&M, VF, PVH, J.C. Penney, Levi Strauss, Kik, Tesco, Asda to name a few - are forever resourceful and crafty when it comes to staking out yet cheaper alternatives.
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