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Eastman Answers Full Automation for Small Spaces
Eastman Machine Company, manufacturer of handheld cutting machines, automated cutting systems, spreading, and material handling systems announces the fall 2019 release of the Eagle-C125 conveyor cutting system in three new configurations.
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Henderson Sewing

Augusta Sportswear Acquires Pacific Headwear
Augusta Sportswear Brands has announced that it has acquired Pacific Headwear, a privately held company based in Coburg, Oregon. The terms of the agreement were not announced. Augusta, headquartered in the US, is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative high-performance activewear and spiritwear for teams, coaches, athletes, and fans.
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Texprocess Americas 2020 Names Official Academic Partner
The University of Georgia will serve as the Official Academic Partner for the upcoming edition of Texprocess Americas, returning to Atlanta May 12-14, 2020. The event is co-produced by SPESA, an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry that includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, and industrial textiles, and will once again be co-located with Techtextil North America.
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Techtextil North America 2020 Names Official Academic Partner
Techtextil North America 2020 has announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) will serve as the Official Academic Partner for the 2020 edition, taking place alongside Texprocess Americas in Atlanta, GA, from 12-14 May 2020.
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SPESA Announces Carville as 2019 Executive Conference Keynoter
SPESA has announced that political icon James "The Ragin' Cajun" Carville will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming 2019 SPESA Executive Conference in New Orleans on October 29-20.
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Methods Workshop

Gerber Technology Accelerates Execution of its Customer-Centric Business Strategy
Gerber Technology announced changes to its leadership team to bolster its customer-centric strategy and solidify themselves as an innovative integrated technology and services provider that empowers their customers to reach an optimum level of success. "Speed and agility have become crucial to success", said Mohit Uberoi, Chief Executive Officer, Gerber Technology.
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Nike Acquires Data Science Firm Celect in Digital Push
Nike has acquired Boston-based predictive analytics firm Celect in a move that aims to help the US sportswear giant better understand what its customers are really looking for. The tech-driven acquisition is the latest to fuel Nike's Consumer Direct Offense strategy, which it revealed back in 2017. Financial details surrounding the acquisition weren't disclosed.
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Ward Promoted to NCTF Executive Director
Michael Ward has been promoted to executive director of the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF), the fundraising arm of the Wilson College of Textiles. He joined NCTF as director of development in the spring of 2016 and was promoted to senior director of development in 2018.
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Vilebrequin Chooses Gerber Technology
Vilebrequin, the iconic swimwear brand, has selected Gerber Technology's integrated solutions, YuniquePLM® and AccuMark® CAD, to facilitate quick product development and centralize all information, making it easily accessible to every member of the team. Gerber Technology, a world-leading flexible materials and fashion technology innovator, enables innovation by helping its customers compete and win in today's 'on-demand' markets through their integrated technology and service offerings that any brand or manufacturer can easily adopt to unleash their full potential.
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All sewn up? Vietnam Garment Makers Face Hitches in Lucrative EU Trade Deal
For Tran Nhu Tung, Vietnam's newly signed free trade deal with the European Union presents both huge opportunity, and a logistical headache. The vice chairman of Thanh Cong Textile Garment Investment Trading (TCM) in Ho Chi Minh City is planning a rapid expansion in anticipation of the influx of orders the tariff-slashing EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) promises to bring.
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U.S.-China Trade Tensions Continue to Increase, Raising Concerns About Tariffs
The U.S. and China have each taken additional trade measures against each other in recent days, further dimming prospects for the conclusion of a bilateral trade agreement. There is also increasing concern that, due to these and other factors, the tariffs each has imposed on imports from the other could remain in effect for the foreseeable future. In this environment companies engaged in U.S.-China trade should consider ways to minimize their costs and maximize certainty regarding their operations.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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SOURCING at MAGIC: Happenings
This August all twelve shows of MAGIC come together in ONE location, to become ONE Community and ONE marketplace. There you will find all the shows in ONE Location the Las Vegas Convention Center. Also, you get free access to the "SOURCING at MAGIC" show with your MAGIC registration. SOURCING runs August 11-14, 2019 SOURCING at MAGIC will feature exhibitors from 35+ Countries. Our focus Region is Europe with a spotlight on Portugal.
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Tukatech Micro-Factory 2.0 at SOURCING at MAGIC
Experience real-time end-to-end product development and garment manufacturing at Tukatech's Micro-Factory 2.0 at SOURCING at MAGIC on August 11-14 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Start from a 2D pattern to see a 3D fit sample. Digitally print artwork direct to fabric. Laser-cut pieces 15X faster than cutting with scissors.
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35TH IAF World Fashion Convention in Lahore, Pakistan, Brings Top Speakers from Across the Globe
The IAF World Fashion Convention is a unique fashion industry event, bringing the topics that matter and the speakers that count together with both the supply and demand side of the fashion industry. Each country and each city that hosts the IAF Convention showcases another aspect of the multi-faceted apparel industry. The 35th World Fashion Convention, co-produced with the Pakistan Readymade Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA), will unite global apparel industry leaders in Lahore, Pakistan, on November 12-13 2019.
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Assyst now has a strong cooperation partner in SACO
Assyst GmbH and SACO Software and Consulting GmbH have signed a cooperation agreement. SACO is to take over the support for the ERP system BOS and the mobile order entry SAM, while Assyst will also distribute SACO's APPone products.
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Gerber Technology Accelerates Execution of Its Customer-Centric Business Strategy
Gerber Technology announced changes to its leadership team to bolster its customer-centric strategy and solidify themselves as an innovative integrated technology and services provider that empowers their customers to reach an optimum level of success.
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William Painter Sustains Hypergrowth through Advanced Inventory Analytics
Balanced Flow, the developer of advanced supply chain and inventory management solutions for retailers, brands, distributors and manufacturers, announces contemporary sunglasses and accessories e-tailer William Painter as the latest consumer goods brand to benefit from its Balanced Inventory™ cloud-based inventory replenishment solution.
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Lectra Announces the Acquisition of Retviews
Lectra announces the signing of an agreement with the shareholders of the Belgium company Retviews to acquire 100% of capital and voting rights. Founded in 2017, Retviews has developed an innovative technological offer that enables fashion brands to analyze real-time market data, in order to increase their sales and margins.
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EFI Announces Completion of Acquisition
Electronics For Imaging, Inc. ("EFI" or the "Company"), announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition by an affiliate of Siris for approximately $1.7 billion.
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UGA Will Serve as the Academic Partner for Texprocess Americas
Texprocess Americas has announced that the University of Georgia as the Official Academic Partner for the upcoming edition, May 12-14, 2020.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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Gerber Technology Software Suite is Now Available as Subscription
Through their new subscription-based bundles, Gerber will enable companies of all sizes, and across various markets, to keep up with the ever-changing trends by providing affordable access to the latest versions of AccuMark®, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making, production planning and 3D simulation software.
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Apparel 2019 Top Innovators: Under Armour
Under Armour is boldly going where no sportswear company has gone before. Earlier this year, it announced a partnership with Virgin Galactic to create a new generation of space apparel and footwear, as well as an astronaut performance program. Under Armour (UA) will be the Technical Spacewear Partner for the company, part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which is readying to make space flight commercial.
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E-Textiles 2019-2019: Find The Box!
Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s.
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New System Ensures Traceability in the Textile Industry
How can a garment's origin be derived in a safe and credible way? How can the producer guarantee that it has been produced in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way? Now, a new, secure traceability system has been developed in a research project at the University of Borås.
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Textile Sourcing from India, South Korea Grows with Trade War Underway
Overall textile imports into the United States were almost 8% higher this May compared to the same month a year earlier, according to new data from the Department of Commerce. Source location of the textiles is changing as U.S. companies look to avoid tariffs on Chinese goods.
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Pacific Continental Textiles Inc. Lands Defense Logistics Agency Contract
It's no secret that a lot of America's manufacturing has gone overseas. This couldn't be more exemplified than with the textile industry's move toward countries such as China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India. This massive shift has left many factories across the U.S. closed. Pacific Continental Textiles, Inc.is not one of them.
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Vietnam's Apparel Sector Fears Cost Surge as Tech Giants Move In
Major apparel makers are halting or slowing their expansion in Vietnam amid worries that the trade war will indirectly push up labor costs as tech giants like Apple seek to shift production out of China.
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Sears and Kmart Streamline Apparel Supply Chain
The parent company of Sears and Kmart is entering global partnerships to reduce lead times and increase efficiencies for apparel products.
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Burlington Industries to Supply Fabric for Updated U.S. Army Uniform
Burlington Industries LLC, which is a division of Elevate Textiles, said it will be supplying "wool blended fabrics" for use in the U.S. Army's updated "green service uniform." The Greensboro, N.C.-based company said the fabrics will be made at its facilities in Raeford and Cordova, in North Carolina.
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AATCC Launches First Special Issue of the AATCC Journal of Research
AATCC is pleased to announce publication of its first Special Issue of the AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR): a compilation of 12 original research and review papers from the 14th Asian Textile Conference (ATC-14), which was organized by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations in Hong Kong, June 27–30, 2017.
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Messe Frankfurt Continues to Grow
Messe Frankfurt's growth continued in the past financial year too. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, announced: "We succeeded in setting a new record of around €718 million in sales". Messe Frankfurt is retaining its position in third place in a very challenging and international competitive environment as well as being well ahead of all German competitors and all worldwide trade fair companies that have their own exhibition infrastructure.
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Fast Forward at ideation 2019
Technology is the driving force behind success and staying competitive means being able to easily meet consumer demands. At ideation (Marriott Marquis New York City, October 23-25, 2019), you'll receive the tools and knowledge you need to fast forward towards the future.
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New SPESA Member, Magnal Solutions
We are excited to welcome Magnal Solutions as the newest member of the SPESA family. This Canadian based Shop Floor Control Software Specialist and Industrial Engineering Consulting Service Provider is unique in being entirely focused on Shop Floor Control (SFC) and piecework payroll for the garment industry.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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Gerber Technology Makes a Huge Leap in 3D Technology for Pattern Designers with AccuMark® 12.1 Release
Gerber Technology announced the release of AccuMark 3D version 12.1. The most trusted name in fashion software is empowering users to virtually visualize real-time design iterations, reduce their sampling time, and integrate the flow of data from design to manufacturing to get new styles to market faster than ever before.
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Adobe Textile Designer for Adobe Photoshop: A Set of Tools for Fashion and Décor Artists to Help Streamline the Process of Designing Prints for Fabrics
Last October Adobe announced Project Paras, a plug-in to Photoshop. The response was very encouraging. A broad range of textile designers, from major brands to independent professionals to part-timers and hobbyists signed up to test it. Our team listened closely to their feedback and used it to make the product even better. The result is Adobe Textile Designer Plugin for Adobe Photoshop.
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AAS (Associate in Applied Science) and BS (Bachelor of Science) Degrees in Production Management: Fashion and Related Industries
Apparel and textile businesses need to deliver quality merchandise on time and at the right price. At New York City-based FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology – State University of New York) the AAS program immerses students in business administration and production techniques for the competitive manufacturing systems in today's global marketplace.
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U.S. Manufacturers Are Struggling to Fill Jobs
With digitization, changing skill sets, and the retirement of the baby boomers, American manufacturing companies are struggling to find skilled workers to hire.
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SPESA 2019 Executive Conference
SPESA will host its 2019 Executive Conference on October 29-30 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The year's conference participants can learn how the sewn products industry is becoming Better, Faster, and Closer.
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Tukatech Opens European Headquarters in Madrid
Tukatech expands its global presence, opening their European Headquarters in Madrid, Spain. Tukatech Europe is located in the heart of Madrid on Calle De San Bernardo and is led by José A. Jiménez, Director – Europe and Antonio González Quirós, Director – Spain.
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Texprocess 2019: Where Digitalization, Connectivity, and Sustainability Came Together
More individual, more flexible, more sustainable, faster: the processing of fashion wear, apparel, and textiles for the upholstery sector and automotive industry is changing rapidly. And, at Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the sector presented itself in all its dynamism.
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China's textile, garment exports up 2.8 pct in May
China's export of textiles and garments rose 2.8 percent year-on-year to 23.8 billion U.S. dollars in May, according to China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).
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Groz-Beckert Displays Latest Textile Machinery at ITMA
Groz-Beckert showed its textile innovations at ITMA 2019. The leading textile and garment technology exhibition was held from June 20-26, 2019, in Barcelona, Spain. Groz-Beckert is a provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts, and fine tools as well as systems and services for the production of textile fabrics.
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More News from Texprocess 2019 Exhibitors
Exhibit news from Gerber, Shima Seiki, Tajima, Assyst, Veit Group, Avalution, Human Solutions, EFI Optitex, Dürkopp Adler Group, KSL, Pfaff Industrial, and Lectra.
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Apparel is a Snap Away – on Amazon
Amazon is keeping pace with Instagram and Pinterest with a new visually-oriented, artificial intelligence (AI)-based mobile shopping feature.
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YKK Brings Plant-Derived Zippers to Market
YKK Corporation is in the business of growing zippers. The global trims supplier introduced GreenRise, the industry's first plant-derived zipper, this week at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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Double-Barrelled Texprocess and Techtextil 2019 Concludes on a Positive Note
The recently concluded Techtextil and Texprocess 2019 saw textile and apparel industries from across the globe displaying their most progressive side in technology and inspired a positive mood throughout the sector as a result. Record numbers of exhibitors with a total of 1,818 from 59 countries and the highest levels of international participation was seen. Reportedly, a total of some 47,000 trade visitors from 116 countries were recorded at both Techtextil and Texprocess. For four days, 14-17th May, the Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre became an international platform for users of technical textiles and apparel manufacturers from the widest variety of sectors, as well as for manufacturers of apparel, fashion, upholstered furniture, and leather products.
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Gerber Empowers Personalization, Showing Game-Changing, End-to-End Solutions with a Factory of the Future at Texprocess
At Texprocess in Frankfurt, Gerber Technology showcased their innovations to support on-demand bespoke design through production and solutions that can scale from small batch to mass production.
From fashion to furniture and transportation interiors to industrial textiles, speed has become the new normal and personalization has become a consumer's expectation. By definition, trends are always changing, but today the pace of what's trending is accelerating. In order for companies to excel in this era, they need more than just an integrated end-to-end workflow to support speed, they need to transform their processes to create quickly and produce with both agility and scalability.
"At Gerber we have always put our customers at the center of what we do, providing them with industry-leading, innovative solutions they need to meet today's challenges," said Mohit Uberoi, CEO of Gerber Technology. "This year we are renewing our entire software portfolio through an aggressive product launch schedule, empowering our customers to create and produce in an instant and become a leader in innovation."
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A&E to Preview 'Integrity' Molecular-Tagged Thread Solution at Texprocess
American & Efird (A&E), a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles and the world's foremost manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, previewed its new line of advanced identification threads, branded "Integrity" at Texprocess in Frankfurt, Germany.
"One of the big challenges brands face today centers around authenticity. Loss of revenue, reputation, and brand trust are some of the potential outcomes of counterfeit products," said A&E President, Chris Alt. "We are very pleased to have previewed our new 'Integrity' line at the Texprocess show in Frankfurt."
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From Instagram – To Instant Fashion: How Digitalization Empowers the World of Apparel to Stay on Trend
Gerber Technology Conference at Texprocess: One of the highlights of Texprocess was the in-booth conference organized by Gerber Technology. In addition to several Gerber executives, the conference featured digitization experts from leading brands and organizations IACDE, Calvin Klein Menswear, COO ColorDigital, Grosso Moda, and the German Institute of Fashion.
According to Ketty Pillet, Vice President Marketing at Gerber, "Our customers have been very excited to experience our revolutionary end-to-end digital solution, giving them an answer to the question of change towards smaller runs, made-to-measure and customization here at Texprocess. Gerber's fully-integrated process, which includes 3D and cloud PLM, is able to take products from design to production, enabling digital printing and empowering our customers with speed and agility while reducing costs and stocks. Gerber has been pioneering the end-to-end movement and we are so excited to be able to build on that foundation through our new subscription offering that will allow our customers to compete and win."
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Launch of the Groundbreaking and Innovation Award Winning M-TYPE DELTA Sewing System Made by Dürkopp Adler
Imagine the possibilities! "With our new sewing system M-TYPE DELTA, we are going to redefine industrial sewing," said Dietrich Eickhoff, CEO of Dürkopp Adler Group in the unveiling ceremony on Texprocess 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany, We will enable solutions that you could not think about before!" The M-TYPE DELTA is much more than a sewing machine. It is your assistant, your helper, your partner, and your communicator. This is the key difference to all previous sewing machines concepts.
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CGS Acquires Business of Visual Next -- Bringing Together Next Generation Solutions for Fashion, Apparel, and Consumer Products Market
CGS, a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning, and outsourcing services, announced it will acquire the business of Visual Next, a leading provider of end-to-end software to apparel, footwear, uniform, and fashion accessory companies. The acquisition will further the complementary strengths of Visual Next and CGS's industry-leading BlueCherry® software solution. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
With a rapidly changing market along with the trend for unifieOTKd commerce and the convergence EW of retail and wholesale, customers are demanding a complete solution to manage all channels of their business. CGS and Visual Next have deep industry expertise and a shared vision of delivering end-to-end, concept-to-consumer solutions to companies in the apparel, fashion, and consumer lifestyle industries. The combined organization will expand the geographical market, while also benefitting customers with improved customer support and increased investment in the product platform.
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Texprocess 2019 Special Edition
May 14-17, 2019 − Messe Frankfurt − Frankfurt, Germany

Texprocess: Full Range of Technologies for Textile Processing
Automation, individualization, customization, and sustainability. The range of technologies at the coming Texprocess is more comprehensive than ever. With just 3 weeks before its start, the leading international trade fair for the processing of textile and flexible materials is ready to begin.
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SPESA Members Exhibiting at Texprocess

A&E / Gütermann to Showcase Varied Product Assortment for Textiles and Sewn Products
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand C90

Amann Group to Show High-Quality Sewing & Embroidery Thread
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand B51

Assyst to Show 2D/3D Construction, Marker Making, Grading, Virtual Prototyping, PLM/PDM
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand C21 / Hall 4.1, Stand D45

Behind-The-Seams.Com to Demonstrate E-news Service
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand B27

Brother to Display Future Sewing Trends, Digital Printing
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand B70

Bullmer to Show Spreading, Single-Ply and Multi-Ply Cutting Room Technology
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand F23 / Hall 4.0, Stand B60

Caron Technology to Show Feeding, Positioning and Stacking Systems, Fabric Spreading Machines and Equipment
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand D61

CGS to Demonstrate BlueCherry Enterprise Suite
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand E25

Dürkopp Adler to Launch Breakthrough Innovation
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stands A80 / A98 / B90; Hall 4.1, Stand D45 – Live event, May 14 at Stand B90

Eastman Machine Company to Show Automated Cutting - Talon 25x, 75x
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand C83

EFI Optitex to Feature 3D Design Illustrator
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand B41

EFKA (Frankl & Kirchner GmbH) to Show Sewing Machine Drives / Controls, Sewing Drives / Motors
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand B71

Eton Systems
Texprocess Hall 4.1, Stand B52

FK Group to Show Tecno Freccia and Spreader with Cradle 590 E-70
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand C60

Gerber Technology Empowers Personalization, Showing Game-Changing, End-to-End Solutions with a Factory of the Future
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand B31

JUKI to Show Full Line of Automated Sewing Systems
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand C90 & Hall 5.0, Stand C92 & Hall 4.1, Stand D45

Kessler to Show Sewing Machine Stand KSV and Ergonomic Workplaces
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand C61

MACPI Pressing Division to Show Seam Sealing, Fusing, Finishing, Pressing
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand A84

Morgan Tecnica to Show 2D/3D Construction, Marker Making, Grading, Cutting Machines, and Equipment
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand B20

Orox to Show Flexo Tailor Cutters and Flexo Tailor Spreader-Cutter Combo
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand E55

Pathfinder to Show CAD Software Low-Ply & Medium-Ply Cutters, Nesting Software, Semi-Automatic Spreader
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand B10

Pegasus to Show Various Chainstitch Sewing Technologies
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand B70

Pfaff Industrial to Show Various Sewing Technologies Including the Programmable Automatic Pocket Setters with Two Machine Heads
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand A92

Ricoma International to Show Automatic Single-Head, Multi-Head, and Multi-Needle Embroidery Machines
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand C20

Schmetz to Show High-Quality Sewing Needles
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand C80

Siruba to Show Chain Stitch / Lock Stitch Machines
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand C32

SPESA to Build Association Awareness
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand B27

Tianjin Richpeace to Show Automatic Multi-Head Embroidery, Quilting, and Mattress Machinery
Texprocess Hall 5.0, Stand B36

VEIT to Show Latest Textile/Garment Machines
Texprocess Hall 4.1, Stand C10

VI.BE.MAC. to Show Serging Chain Stitch, and Lock Stitch Automated Sewing Machines
Texprocess Hall 5.1, Stand B66

Zünd to Show Manual and Automatic Cutting Systems
Texprocess Hall 4.0, Stand D45 & Hall 4.1, Stand B40

 

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Amazon to Pull Plug on China Retail Operations
Amazon plans to close down its online retail operations that cater to consumers in China in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals such as Alibaba and JD.com, a report said. The US e-commerce pioneer will maintain other operations in China such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Kindle e-books and cross-border teams that help ship goods from Chinese merchants to customers abroad, Bloomberg News said, citing unidentified people familiar with the plans.
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Gerber Launches eCommerce Platform, Expands its Digital Cutting System
Agility, speed, and efficiency have become keys to success across the broad range of industries Gerber Technology supports. In day-to-day manufacturing operations, having the right parts and consumables at the right time is essential to ensuring uptime, quality and helping to keep operating costs on budget. With these customer challenges in mind, Gerber announced the launch of its new eCommerce platform.
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Kornit Digital Unveils the Kornit Presto System, a Breakthrough Single-Step Industrial Solution for Digital Direct-to-Fabric Printing
Kornit Digital, a global market leader in digital textile printing innovation, has announced the introduction of the new Kornit Presto, the only industrial single-step solution for direct-to-fabric printing.
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EFI Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by an Affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC in all Cash Transaction Valued at Approximately $1.7 Billion
Electronics For Imaging, Inc., a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Siris Capital Group, LLC in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.7 billion. Siris is a leading private equity firm focused on investing and driving value creation in technology companies that provide mission-critical solutions and are facing technology transitions.
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Groz-Beckert Demonstrates its Innovative Strength at Techtextil and Texprocess 2019
Groz-Beckert – the world's leading supplier of industrial machine needles will exhibit its comprehensive product and service portfolio in the knitting, weaving, felting, carding, and sewing product areas in Hall 3.0, Booth F03 at the upcoming Techtextil and Texprocess tradeshows.
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IAF's Han Bekke: "Apparel Supply Chain is Dramatically Fragmented"
"The apparel supply chain is dramatically fragmented", IAF President Han Bekke said at the 14th edition of Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong. As an example, he mentioned the many initiatives worldwide to make the sector more sustainable.
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OnPoint Manufacturing Announces Launch of Unique.Fashion in Collaboration with the Fashion Institute of Technology's FIT/Infor DTech Lab
Unique.Fashion launches in collaboration with OnPoint Manufacturing and the Fashion Institute of Technology's FIT/Infor DTech Lab. This extraordinary partnership will lay the groundwork for FIT to launch its own branded lines of apparel and accessories. FIT will develop a brand and a series of labels designed, marketed, and retailed by students through Unique.Fashion and manufactured using OnPoint's innovative mass personalization on-demand manufacturing solutions and services.
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The University of Georgia (UGA) Celebrates its 233rd Birthday this Year as the Oldest Public University in the U.S.A.
As a Land Grant University, UGA's Charter requires Industry outreach and our Textile Merchandising & Interiors Department in the College of Family & Consumer Sciences actively engage Industry in our curriculum and activities.
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Juki Unveils AMS-221F Computer-Controlled Cycle Machine
Juki has launched the new AMS-221F series computer-controlled cycle machine with input function that improves seam quality and conducts production control through the interaction between the sewing machine and the Juki's exclusive application software.
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Cone Denim Reveals Next Chapter of Iconic Draper X3 Selvage Looms
Cone Denim announced that it has entered into an agreement focused on bringing the American Draper X3 selvage looms from the iconic White Oak plant back into production. The agreement with local investor Will Dellinger provides for the sale of the X3 looms to Will Dellinger, who plans to start them up for the purpose of producing denim fabric in North Carolina.
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A&E Displays Focus on the Future in 9th Annual Corporate Sustainability Report
American & Efird (A&E), a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles and the world's foremost manufacturer and distributor of industrial and consumer sewing thread, embroidery thread and technical textiles, announced its Earth Day release of its 9th annual, Corporate Sustainability Report, "A Focus on the Future." Highlighting its annual progress in environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility, A&E measures its performance against goals outlined within its Eco-Driven® program, the Ten Threads of Sustainability, with a mission of ensuring that future generations will have a great place to live and work.
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Elevate Textiles Names Per-Olof Loof as President & CEO
Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high-quality products and mission-critical textile solutions, announced the appointment of Per-Olof Loof as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Launched earlier this year, Elevate Textiles was born out of the integration of American & Efird (A&E) and International Textile Group under the leadership of Platinum Equity.
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NC State University Wilson College of Textiles, FTM B.S. Degree
Within its two concentrations, the B.S. degree in Fashion and Textile Management (FTM) provides students with an understanding of the development, distribution, and marketing of apparel and textile products in today's global industries.
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Techtextil and Texprocess Look Ahead to the City of the Future
From 14-17 May 2019, "Urban Living – City of the Future" will be the key theme of Techtextil and Texprocess 2019 in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), the leading international trade fairs for technical textiles and nonwovens, and the processing of textile and flexible materials.
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Lectra's Innovation Lab Lets Diverse Teams Collaborate
Lectra announces the opening of its Innovation Lab, created by Philippe Ribera, Vice President Innovation, Lectra. The Innovation Lab is located in the heart of the company's technological campus in Bordeaux-Cestas. The mission of Lectra's Innovation Lab is to capture emerging trends, anticipate evolutions and enhance its future technological solutions. The breakthrough innovations resulting from this work are aimed at the fashion, automotive and furniture markets.
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Fast Forward in New York City!
Winter is over which means it's time for spring cleaning. Clean out your old, outdated processes by learning and experiencing the latest, innovative technologies at ideation 2019 which is scheduled for October 23-25 at the Marriott Marquis NYC hotel. Registration is open.
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TUKAgroup Appoints Martin E. Bailey as President of TUKAweb
TUKAgroup announces the promotion of Martin (Marty) Bailey as President of their TUKAweb division. Bailey will be responsible for leading managing the fastest-growing division for consulting, implementation, manufacturing, and other services.
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Innovate Textile & Apparel Americas 2019
The sister event to its European counterpart, Innovate Textile & Apparel Americas 2019 will be a unique conference bringing together all the major aspects of progressive digitization in a three-day event at NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) on May 1-3, 2019.
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MAGIC 2019 – One Roof, One Home, One Collective
In August 14-19, 2019, MAGIC will be hosted under one roof, in one home, as one collective at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The decision to unify MAGIC was made to increase connectivity, cooperation and opportunity for its customers. Logistically, this means a shift from two venues to one. Fundamentally, it's a new perspective and a sharpened commitment to building a singular, powerful experience for our entire industry.
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Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents
Researchers at North Carolina State University and the U.S. Army's Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC) developed functional textiles that neutralized a blistering agent simulant under conditions of 80 percent relative humidity. The new coating also captured ammonia gas, a commonly produced industrial chemical in the U.S.
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New Fashion & Design Concept, México City
Alejandro Faes, México distributor for Adro, Italy-based Morgan Tecnica, celebrated the March 29th opening of a new co-working innovative space that aims to support Mexican designers of the Fashion and Apparel Industry.
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2019 State of the U.S. Textile Industry Address
Outgoing 2018-19 National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Chairman Marty Moran delivered the trade association's 2019 State of the U.S. Textile Industry overview at NCTO's 16th Annual Meeting on March 21st at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • ExpoProducción
  • Innovate Textile & Apparel Americas
  • Texprocess
  • Techtextil
  • ITMA
  • Sourcing at Magic

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Techtextil North America 2019 Experiences Record Growth
Techtextil North America (TTNA) took place February 26-28 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). Messe Frankfurt Inc.'s decision to move the show from its 2017 location in Chicago, Illinois (USA) back to the Southeast USA proved popular within the industry, making the 2019 edition the highest attended odd-year show to-date.
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SPESA Brings Together Top Industry Leaders for Discussion on Technology Advancements in Sewn Products Manufacturing
The Sewn Products Equipment and Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) hosted its 9th 'Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies' Conference on February 27, bringing together a group of leaders on the frontline of manufacturing to discuss the current and future innovations in the sewn products industry. Held in conjunction with Techtextil North America 2019 in Raleigh, the event attracted more than 90 registered attendees from 18 states (including the District of Columbia) and five countries.
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Themes and Events at Texprocess 2019
With its extensive supporting program of lectures, showcases, and competitions, Texprocess 2019 (May 14-17) promises to offer exhibitors and visitors an insight into the latest developments in the sewn products industry, as well as additional technical inspirations. Special features at Texprocess 2019 will include 'Micro-Factories'; 'Urban Living – City of the Future'; 'Texprocess Innovation Award 2019'; 'Texprocess Forum'; 'IT@Texprocess'; 'Young Innovative' Companies'; and the 'Campus & Job Wall'.
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State University of New York College at Buffalo: Fashion and Textile Technology Department
The fashion and textile technology program at Buffalo State University is the only baccalaureate program in Western New York (State) that offers a variety of career preparation options for the multifaceted, global fashion industry. Buffalo State University offers four concentration areas including Fashion Merchandising, Apparel Design, Apparel Product Development, and Textile Design.
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New KSL-Facility in Bensheim, Germany
With the official groundbreaking ceremony on March 7, 2019, PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH (KSL branch office) laid the foundation for a successful future. With the new 8,000 sqm-facility (5,000 sqm production hall and an administration building featuring 3,000 sqm across 3 floors) in the Stubenwald/Bensheim commercial zone the company creates the basis for the further expansion of the high-tech system solutions for the automated processing of technical textiles, leather and composites sold under the KSL-brand as well as the increase of jobs from currently 100 to 160 highly-qualified employees.
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Collaborate Now – Reach the Next Stage of Digitalization Together with Assyst
Texprocess in Frankfurt am Main from May 14 to 17, 2019 will see the Assyst team demonstrating how companies in the apparel industry are ushering in the next stage of 3D digitalization and benefiting from 3D across all product phases. Preparations for the Texprocess 2019 are already in full swing at Assyst.
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Zünd to Show Digital Textile Cutting Systems at Texprocess
Zünd is set to exhibit state-of-the-art digital cutting systems with comprehensive production workflows that cover everything from pattern matching to projection-supported removal of cut parts at Texprocess. The leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials will be held from May 14-17, 2019, in Frankfurt, Germany.
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WTiN Joins AFFOA as Partner Network Continues to Expand
World Textile Information Network (WTiN) has been accepted as a member of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a Department of Defense-funded Manufacturing USA Innovation Institute, in one of a growing number of industry partnerships that plug into the information provider's unrivalled value as a source of intelligence on smart manufacturing and materials.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • IDEA19
  • ExpoProducción
  • ITAA (Innovate Textile & Apparel Americas)
  • Texprocess
  • Techtextil
  • ITMA
  • Sourcing At MAGIC

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Innovate Textile & Apparel Americas 2019
WtiN (World Textile Information Network) will host a three-day conference series (May 1-3, 2019) at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). ITA Americas 2019 (Innovate Textile & Apparel Americas), the sister event to its European counterpart, will be a unique conference that will bring together all the major aspects of progressive digitization.
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Gerber Continues Its Drive Toward Digitalization, Ketty Pillet Joins as Vice President of Global Marketing
Digitalization is driving transformation in every aspect of the business, especially in the ways we communicate. To drive innovation, leadership and strong customer relationships, Gerber Technology announced that industry veteran Ketty Pillet will join the company as vice president of Global Marketing to support the company's aggressive product release schedule for 2019.
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Sourcing at Magic
SOURCING AT MAGIC (Sourcing) – the sewn products industry link to the entire global supply chain – will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center on August 11-14, 2019. Sourcing is an incredible source of inspiration, education, innovation, and resources to keep fashion moving forward. With over 40 countries represented, this destination attracts designers, brands and retailers alike to discover what they need to move their business forward.
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Lectra Executive Edouard Macquin Appointed President of Lectra Americas
Lectra is pleased to announce the appointment of Edouard Macquin to President of Lectra Americas. He will continue to develop Lectra's fashion, furniture and automotive leadership across North and South America, empowering forward-thinking brands to realize new business and product opportunities.
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Fashion Schools.org rank the Apparel Design and Production Program at Oklahoma State University #1 in the SouthWest U.S. and #6 Nationally
Oklahoma State University has a well-developed Apparel Design and Production program that has seen significant improvements since 2016 in facilities for teaching industry skills. The curriculum has long been AAFA (American Apparel & Footwear Association) endorsed for its strength of content and relevance to the industry needs.
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World Textile Information Network (WTiN) Renames IoTex Magazine to Textile 4.0
World Textile Information Network (WTiN) has just announced that IoTex magazine has now been renamed to Textile 4.0. Since IoTex launched in 2017, it has delivered unrivaled coverage of the digitalization of the textile value chain and innovations across a range of topics, including supply chain management systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, smart clothing, and more.
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Nike Ranked First Among Apparel Brands
Nike is placed first in a list of the world's most valuable apparel brands, according to the latest annual report from Brand Finance, a global business valuation and strategy consultancy. The activewear giant was given a brand valuation of $32.4 billion, a 16% increase compared with last year, partly due to sales growth in markets like China, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
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Is the Era of Outsourcing Textile Production Ending? American Merchant Says Yes
More than a decade after most of the domestic home textiles industry that once made billions of dollars' worth of sheets and towels decamped for Asia, manufacturing in the category is slowly starting to return to the United States.
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Zünd America Appoints New CEO
Zünd America, Inc., announced the recent appointment of Dan Ryan to the position of CEO for Zünd's Milwaukee-based North American operations. In other announcements, Zünd has appointed Andy Arkin, Strategic Account and Industrial Market Segment Manager and Scott Spagnolli to the position of North American Sales and Channel Manager, responsible for the US and Canada.
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Messe Frankfurt & MEX join for 'Gartex Texprocess India
With portfolio expansion and future development of the industry insight, Messe Frankfurt India (the organizers of Texprocess India) and MEX Exhibitions (the organizers of Gartex India) have entered into a strategic alliance to form a unified industry platform 'Gartex Texprocess India'. The unified edition will be held from August 10-12, 2019 in New Delhi.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • Texprocess
  • Techtextil

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NCTO Appoints Kim Glas as President & CEO
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has announced the appointment of Kimberly "Kim" Glas as the organization's new president and CEO, effective April 29. Glas will succeed Augustine "Auggie" D. Tantillo, who previously announced his intention to step down from the same positions at NCTO.
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Wrangler and Lee Leave Argentina
Kontoor Brands, the independent company resulting from the separation of Wrangler and Lee from VF Corporation, has announced its departure from the Argentinian market from March."Our 200 employees in Buenos Aires have already been notified that they will no longer have a job from March", said the company to local news site Minutouno.com. Last year the company closed down a factory in the province of La Rioja, where about 100 people worked.
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NCSU Professors File A Patent for Mosquito Bite-Resistant Garments
Five professors at North Carolina State University have filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for new mosquito bite-resistant garments. Andre J. West, Marian G. McCord, Charles S. Apperson, Richard Michael Roe, and Emiel A. DenHartog are the inventors of the garments.They created an insect-proof, form-fitting undergarment with top and bottom parts formed of selected breathable materials. These materials have omnidirectional stretch properties and top and bottom parts may be securely joined at the waist to prevent insect entry.
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Rebels Get Rehab in Colombia's Fashion Industry
With 7,000 former FARC rebels trying to find their way back into civil society, Colombia's $8 billion fashion industry has a unique role to play in the reconciliation of the country after 50-years of conflict. While working as a seamstress for the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia paramilitary group (AUC), Ederlidia Garizao gained a reputation for impeccable sewing skills, despite the clandestine nature of her work deep in the jungle.
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The Comeback Kid: Textiles Are Returning Stateside
After decades of textile manufacturers leaving the United States or outsourcing operations overseas, the industry seems to be making a stateside comeback. Global and domestic economic factors, as well as American consumer expectations, have certainly impacted the industry's inclination toward U.S. facilities. With this sea change comes the need for new or expanded textile facilities for today's advanced manufacturing. What companies in the textiles business should know is that economic developers are eager to support and encourage this industry throughout the country.
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Vietnam Targets $40 Billion in Exports from Textile and Garment Industry
Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) set the industry development target this year for export turnover at US$40 billion, which would mark a 10.8 percent year-on-year increase. The industry's trade surplus is expected to reach $20 billion this year. Employment will be ensured and income for 2.85 million workers would be increased, said VITAS.
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FreePoint Expands Into Soft Goods With TexTempo Partnership
FreePoint Technologies, an award-winning provider of software for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to manufacturers worldwide, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with TexTempo, a leading provider of software for labor efficiency tracking in the soft goods industries. Through this partnership, TexTempo will bring new capabilities for machine monitoring, downtime tracking, and operating efficiency to its existing portfolio of labor efficiency and payroll processing products.
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New EFI Optitex eLearning Platform Offers an On-Demand, Unique Training Platform and Added Value Content
EFI Optitex continues its commitment to providing added value to its customers with the new EFI Optitex eLearning Platform, powered by Electronics For Imaging, Inc. This unique, on-demand training platform features how-to guides, videos, and podcasts, as well as full eLearning courses that can be purchased individually or as part of a complete EFI Optitex training package.
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Gerber Innovates to Meet Personalization and the Need for Speed Challenges with AccuMark® Version 12 Launch
Personalization, convenience, and value: online and offline shoppers want it all. They expect brands and retailers to understand their needs and deliver new styles and trends faster than ever before. "To survive and more importantly thrive in today's markets, fashion players need to improve their agility, speed, and connectivity," said Mary McFadden, VP of CAD Product Management, Gerber Technology.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference
  • Techtextil North America.  Please visit Behind The Seams (Booth #1339).
  • Texprocess
  • Techtextil

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Eastman Machine Company Appoints Romanian as New Sales Representative
Eastman Machine Company, a 130-year-old manufacturing company specializing in cutting equipment, announces that it has appointed Polisea S.A., to represent its line of automated cutting systems, material handling equipment, and manual cutting machines.
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Zünd America Introduces Andy Arkin, Strategic Account/Industrial Market Segment Manager
Zünd America, Inc., introduces Andy Arkin, Strategic Account and Industrial Market Segment Manager.
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International Textile Group Becomes Elevate Textiles Following Integration with American & Efird
International Textile Group (ITG) announced the launch of a new name and corporate identity, Elevate Textiles, Inc. ("Elevate"). The new company replaces ITG as the parent company of American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann, and Safety Components.
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Zünd America Appoints CEO Dan Ryan
Zünd America, Inc., announced the recent appointment of Dan Ryan to the position of CEO for Zünd's Milwaukee-based North American operations.
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Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding Purchases INVISTA's Apparel & Advanced Textiles Unit
Shandong Ruyi Investment Holding, one of the leading textile and apparel companies in China, announced that it has completed its acquisition of INVISTA's Apparel & Advanced Textiles business.
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The Apparel Industry Faces a Knowledge Gap, Yet it Hasn't Invested in Upskilling Employees
When you think of the apparel industry, Learning & Development (L&D) probably isn't one of the first things that come to mind. However, industry executives feel otherwise, as is reflected in The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2018.
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FreePoint Expands Into Soft Goods With TexTempo Partnership
FreePoint Technologies, an award-winning provider of software for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to manufacturers worldwide, announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with TexTempo, a leading provider of software for labor efficiency tracking in the soft goods industries.
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New EFI Optitex eLearning Platform Offers an On-Demand, Unique Training Platform and Added Value Content
EFI™ Optitex® continues its commitment to providing added value to its customers with the new EFI Optitex eLearning Platform, powered by Electronics For Imaging, Inc.
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Coats Sells North America Crafts Business
Coats, the world's leading industrial thread manufacturer has sold its North America Crafts business to Spinrite, a leading craft company and provider of craft knitting yarns in North America.
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Micro-factories: Future of Clothing Production
Individualization, automation, and digitalization: micro-factories are the way forward for the future of clothing production and will be the main theme of Texprocess, which takes place in Frankfurt, from 14-17 May 2019. In a total of four micro-factories at the up-coming Texprocess, trade visitors will be able to get an idea of how integrated textile processing works and where micro-factories are already being used.
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Texprocess Innovation Award Now Open for Entries
Innovative personalities once again have the opportunity to win the Texprocess Innovation Award, which will take place during Texprocess, the international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, from 14 to 17 May. The competition is now open for entries, which can be submitted until 18 February.
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Karnell Acquires Eton Systems
Karnell has acquired the majority of the shares in Eton Systems AB ("Eton Systems"). The seller is Eton Innovation AB.
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Alvanon Takes 3D Design to Next Level with New Digital Body Platform
The apparel-technology company Alvanon, is taking the use of 3D digital design to the next level with the launch of the Alvanon Body Platform (ABP).
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference
  • Techtextil North America

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Techtextil North America 2019 – Envision. Engage. Evolve.
The 2019 edition of Techtextil North America will be held February 26-28, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The relocation from Chicago to Raleigh brings the show back to the Southeast and into the heart of the North American Textile Industry, providing drive-in access for many leading global companies and close proximity to Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
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Texprocess 2019 to Award New Technology in Apparel and Textiles
Texprocess has announced that it will honor new, future-oriented technological developments in the apparel and textile industry. The Texprocess Innovation Award is now open for entries. Texprocess is the leading international trade fair for processing textiles and flexible materials which will be held from May 14-17, 2019, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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When Function Becomes Vital for Survival
A special version of the PFAFF 8323-41 hot-air welding machine featuring a very narrow cylinder arm and a height-adjustable single-column frame was developed for an international customer. The machine is used to manufacture high-quality, over-water flight suits that are fully welded survival suits that allow aircraft personnel to survive for a longer period of time in the open sea following a crash.
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Keys to Reviving U.S. Textile Manufacturing
A revival for textile manufacturing in the United States is getting a fresh look. Professor Eric Hequet, an internationally-renowned cotton fiber quality expert at Texas Tech University, says the United States can do a better job of bringing back its textile production by focusing on high-quality textiles, complete automation, and improved cotton breeding programs.
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Malaysia Has the Potential to Increase Textile Exports to the USA
Malaysia has the potential to increase exports of textiles to the United States (US) in light of its trade war with China. The textile industry, often described by some experts as a "sunset industry," began to lose its sheen decades ago following rising costs and fierce competition from China, Bangladesh, and Vietnam.
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12 ReTech to Acquire Red Wire Group, LLC to Increase the Manufacturing Capability and Revenue of its Emotion Fashion Group Subsidiary
12 ReTech Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive Exchange of Equity Agreement to acquire Salt Lake City, Utah based Red Wire Group, LLC ("Red Wire") in a stock for stock transaction. Red Wire Group, LLC ("Red Wire") is a profitable and efficient contract "Cut and Sew" manufacturer generating significant revenue and is located less than 100 yards from the Company's Emotion Fashion Group ("EFG") facility.
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Brazil is the world's most expensive country to shop at Zara
Shopping at Zara is more expensive in Brazil than in any other country, reveals the fourth edition of an annual study by Brazilian investment bank BTG Pactual. Titled "Zara Index", the research takes the price of 12 Zara items across 44 countries, then converts local currencies to US dollars and compares them to the prices offered in the United States. Brazilians pay on average 18 percent more than Americans for the same clothing items at Zara.
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Argentina and Chile Agree to Free Trade Agreement
With the decline of Mercosur, Argentina is looking westward towards its Pacific allies, as it signs a landmark free trade agreement with Chile. In December of 2018, the Argentine Congress gave final approval to the deal. Last week the Chilean Parliament did the same.
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HomTex Acquires Southern Proper
HomTex Inc. — the Alabama based global textile, apparel, and home goods leader — has announced the acquisition of Southern Proper. By tying together the innovative and exceptional quality that the HomTex family of brands is known for, along with the tried and true marketing and authenticity of the Southern Proper brand, this strategic move will create a lifestyle brand engine for producing unique consumer goods across the home and apparel markets both domestically and abroad.
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Kornit Digital Launches The Atlas, The Super-Industrial, Next-Generation Direct-To-Garment Printing Platform
Kornit Digital, a global supplier of digital textile printing innovation, has announced the introduction of the Kornit Atlas. Following the success of Kornit's Storm HD6 and Avalanche HD6/HDK, the Atlas is the first instance of the company's next-generation direct-to-garment printing platform, providing garment decorators and screen printers a unique tool for mastering the current and future challenges of the textile supply chain.
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Lectra strengthens its Executive Committee
Lectra is strengthening its Executive Committee to accelerate the implementation of its Lectra 4.0 strategy, initiated in early 2017, with the objective of becoming a key player in the Industry 4.0 market.
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Badger Sport Drops China Supplier After Forced Labor Probe
US performance apparel maker Badger Sport has dropped the Chinese supplier that was alleged to be using forced labor in Xinjiang's internment camps. In December, Badger Sport said it had suspended operations with Hetian Taida Apparel in northwestern China following an investigation by the Associated Press into the Hotan Vocational Education and Training Center, where around one-thousand Muslims are detained, some of whom are forced to work in manufacturing and food production.
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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

Recent Promotions at Eastman 
Eastman is pleased to announce 2018 promotions within the organization. Ms. Amy Denning was promoted to Vice President of North American Sales and Ms. Elizabeth H. McGruder was promoted to Vice President of European Sales and Marketing.
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Totes Isotoner Corp. Upgrades to Gerber's YuniquePLM® for Improved Collaboration
Collaborating across companies with large product lines helps decrease the time from design concept to store shelf. Technology for collaboration has evolved over time to help facilitate cooperation across product lines and geographies. "It was imperative with our upgrade from webPDM™ to YuniquePLM that collaboration continues to be easy and speed up product development," Donna Kohring, manager, systems development for Totes Isotoner Corporation.
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China and the US Ease Trade Tensions
Politics has become even more unpredictable and so no one is entirely certain about the outcome the G20 Summit - especially concerning US-China trade relations. However, there were sparks of a possible easing - a truce (at least temporarily) - of the highly publicized, and until recently, escalating, tensions between the two nations.
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Lefty Production Co. Los Angeles TukaCenter Launched in Los Angeles
In downtown Los Angeles, Lefty Production Co. founder Marta Miller and Tukatech founder Ram Sareen celebrated their new Lefty Production Co. Los Angeles TukaCenter with a recent ribbon cutting. As a Los Angeles-based provider of fashion-technology solutions, Tukatech's decision to partner with a local design, development, and production company made Lefty Production Co. a natural choice.
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Digitalization as a Way Out of the Returns Rrap – Avalution Launches Research Project
Avalution, Assyst GmbH, and the DITF Denkendorf are currently developing a solution based on the world's largest database of human body scans. The joint research project will significantly improve sizing & fitting predictions in online shopping. The goal? Reduced return rates!
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Messe Frankfurt Acquires Another Textiles Cleaning Show
Messe Frankfurt continued expanding its share of the textile-care industry in December by acquiring the sector's leading trade show in France and their second show in the sector in a month.
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Coats Acquires ThreadSol
Coats, a leading industrial thread manufacturer, has acquired ThreadSol, a cloud-based digital applications provider, which becomes part of Coats Global Services. ThreadSol's technology focuses on fabric usage optimization in apparel manufacturing and helps customers reduce fabric waste and cost and establish accurate product costing.
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India's textiles sector needs 17 mn additional workforce by 2022
The country's textiles sector, which currently employs over 45 million people, will require 17 million additional workers by 2022. The textiles ministry said in the last four years, 8.58 lakh persons have been trained in partnership with 58 government and industry partners to meet the sector's need for a skilled workforce.
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Scientists Have Charged a Phone and a Fitbit with Solar-Powered Clothes
Ever wish you could charge your phone while out and about, without the need for a power bank or a wall socket? The future looks bright - you might be able to do just that, with solar energy from your clothes. Scientists in Britain's Nottingham Trent University have discovered a way to incorporate solar cells into clothing, paving the way for a future where just being outside in the sunlight can keep your devices topped up with the most literally wearable tech imaginable.
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