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Advancements in Manufacturing Technology
SPESA will host a conference entitled "Advancements in Manufacturing Technology" for mid-level and upper-level managers in the sewn products industry on September 17, 2015 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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American & Efird Announces Retirement of CEO Fred Jackson and Promotion of Les Miller to CEO
American & Efird announced that effective September 28, 2015, Fred Jackson will retire as Chief Executive Officer and be elevated to non-executive Chairman of A&E's Board of Directors.
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SPESA 2015 Executive Conference
The SPESA 2015 Executive Conference is about "Industry Ideas Worth Sharing." The Conference will be held at The Biltmore in Coral Gables, Florida on November 4-5.
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World's First Stretchable, Conformable TFT LED Display Laminated into Textiles
Researchers from Holst Centre, imec and CMST, imec's associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world's first stretchable and conformable (TFT) thin-film transistor-driven LED display laminated into textiles.
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Korean American Apparel Makers Mull Fleeing L.A.'s Business Climate for El Paso
Today, Korean businesses represent at least one-third - and possibly one-half - of the businesses in the garment district, generating at least $10 billion in annual revenues and providing 20,000 jobs, according to the Korean American Apparel Manufacturers Association.
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IAF Convention in Istanbul Coming Closer
The International Apparel Federation is getting closer to the start of the 31st World Fashion Convention, this year combined with the 8th Istanbul Fashion Conference to be held from October 13–15 in Istanbul, Turkey. Many IAF and non members have already registered.
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Apple to help US military build flexible hybrid electronics
Intelligence everywhere is the mantra of our increasingly connected planet, and nowhere is this more apparent than in news Apple and others will help the US military develop wearable technologies.
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Chinese Textile Mills Bring Jobs Back to South Carolina, Elsewhere in U.S.
Twenty-five years ago, Ni Meijuan earned $19 a month working the spinning machines at a vast textile factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Now, at the Keer Group's cotton mill near Fort Mill, South Carolina, which opened in April, Ni is training U.S. workers to do the job she used to do.
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Most Profitable Manufacturers on Apparel Magazine's Top 50 List Use Gerber Technology's Solutions
The apparel companies that make it to the coveted Apparel Top 50 list must, as the magazine says, be "feverishly pursuing better, faster and more personalized customer engagement."
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Vietnam Textiles Sector Under Pressure Post-TPP
In just the first half of this year, textile exports to markets joining the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) accounted for 70 per cent of the total export value and will grow substantially once the agreement is signed.
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