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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • Texprocess Americas 2018
  • SPESA Opening Night Tailgate Party
  • Texprocess Americas Symposium with the Symposium Advisory Council
  • SPESA Executive Conference

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Textiles Research Open House Brings Innovation to the Forefront
On Monday, April 16, 2018, the NC State College of Textiles will host the 2018 Textiles Research Open House. This one-day event provides an opportunity for College of Textiles students to share their research with industry professionals.
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NCTO, AFMA Merger Announced
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) announced a merger of their respective organizations effective April 1, 2018. NCTO Chairman William V. "Bill" McCrary Jr., chairman & CEO, William Barnet & Son, Spartanburg, S.C. said: "The NCTO merger with AFMA strengthens the U.S. textile industry's ability to influence federal policy. It brings new members and financial resources to NCTO and extends the organization's political reach."
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C and C

Techtextil North America 2019 Sets its Sights on Raleigh
The sixteenth edition of Techtextil North America announces the 2019 premier trade show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The relocation to Raleigh brings the show back to the heart of the North American Textile Industry, with drive-in access for many leading global companies and within minutes of one of the best airports in the US, Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
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NC State Announces Educational Opportunities
North Carolina State University (NC State) has announced two new educational opportunities both to take place at the College of Textiles, on NC State's Centennial Campus.
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Ternua Group Chooses Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0
Lectra, the technological partner for companies using fabrics and leather, is pleased to announce that the Ternua Group, a Spanish outdoor clothing and sportswear group, has chosen Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0 to increase its geographical presence by improving global teamwork.
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Seventh Round of NAFTA Renegotiations Concluded
Comments by U.S. Trade Negotiator Robert Lighthizer: "Let me begin by commending Secretary Guajardo for a terrific job hosting this seventh round of negotiations here in Mexico City. It is a privilege to return to this great city. Not long after I was last here, Mexico was struck by devastating earthquakes. Your nation's rapid recovery from that tragedy shows the great strength of the Mexican people. You deserve our praise for that and our continued prayers and support."
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ShangSong Group Co., Ltd. Intensifies Position in Sewing Industry
Acquistions and associations with agents in India hints at an interesting journey ahead for Zhang Min, Chairman of ShangGong Group.
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George Brown College's Fashion Exchange LIFT Research Program Aims to Transform Apparel Industry
As a leader in fashion education, design, production and entrepreneurship, George Brown College is pleased to receive about $1 million in funding from the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, in support of establishing a new research program that will help to transform the province's apparel industry.
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Henderson Sewing

Laser-Worn Levi's Are the Start of Something Big
The jeans are brand new and uniformly dark blue. To eyes accustomed to fashionably distressed denim, they look stiff and cheap, like off-brand items from a 1970s discount store. Then a technician mounts the legs on V-shaped supports, taps a few touchscreen menus, and hits a button. A laser begins working its way down the pants, trailing a puff of blue smoke. In less than a minute the too-blue fabric has taken on the whiskered and faded look of well-worn jeans, broken-in and beloved. It's high-tech magic.
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EFI Strengthens Leadership Team with Three Key New Hires
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. has completed three additions to its Silicon Valley-based senior leadership team. Gene Zamiska, the former senior vice president of finance, corporate controller and chief accountant for Verifone, is joining EFI™ this month as the company's new chief accounting officer (CAO). Another veteran accounting executive, Mark Allred, has joined EFI as the company's new vice president of corporate accounting. EFI has also hired Jill Norris, a long-time mobile industry tech leader, as its new chief information officer (CIO).
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A&E Collaborates with Applied DNA Sciences to Develop Anti-Counterfeiting Sewing Threads
American & Efird (A&E), one of the world's foremost manufacturers and distributors of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, announced today a collaborative agreement with Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. to develop sewing thread utilizing CertainT® anti-counterfeiting technology.
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Texprocess Americas Symposium 2018
The Texprocess Americas Symposium returns in 2018 with an exciting lineup of academic and industry professionals for two full days of learning.
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