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  • Puma North America Inc plans to spend at least $40 million to open a distribution centre in Whitestown and hire 90 people. The sports footwear and apparel firm is reportedly negotiating a lease to open in a 635,000-sq-ft building. The amount will be spent to equip the facility...
  • The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and three other trade groups—the Fair Labour Association, the Initiative for Compliance and Sustainability and the Social Accountability International—recently sent a letter to the Myanmar Government&nbs...
  • Eurofins Textile & Footwear Spain has become the first European accredited laboratory by Spanish Accreditation Body (ENAC) to test the safety of children's footwear under UNE 59300. ENAC accreditation, entitled Eurofins as a premium testing partner by the rec...
  • Global garment companies are failing to meet living wage promises to workers, according to a study published by researchers at the University of Sheffield last month. The experts said it would take a ‘step-change in approach’ for major corporations, including Nike, Primark...
  • Finland’s Infinited Fiber Company has developed a technology that allows textile waste to be used repeatedly, preserving 100 per cent quality, according to its chief executive officer Petri Alava. The fibre generated is new, soft, comfortable, of high quality, has ...
  • Indian leather exporters recently urged the finance ministry to reduce the rate of goods and services tax (GST) on footwear to boost exports and promote the growth of the sector. The issue was raised by Council for Leather Exports (CLE) chairman PR Aqeel Ahmed at a pre-budget ...
  • Destination Maternity, a leading maternity apparel retailer, has reported net income of $0.1 million for Q1 FY2019 ending May 4, 2019, compared to net income of $0.2 million for Q1 FY2018. Net sales for Q1 FY2019 decreased 8.7 per cent to $94.2 million. Sales were down due to ...
  • Around 30 per cent of exhibitors at the Interfiliere Hong Kong show for intimates and swimwear in March this year were original manufacturers, according to show director Marine Veillon, who said fabric producers accounted for 28 per cent of the exhibitors, followed by lace man...
  • Auro Weaving Mills in Baddi, India, has installed a JetSpray humidification system from Condair to humidify its warping section. The humidifier is creating the ideal air humidity to reduce fibre shedding from the yarn and airborne fly, as well as maintain yarn moisture content...
  • Market conditions in the West are dragging down India’s overall textile and apparel exports. However, India’s trade with South East Asia has been growing over the last few years. This trend will get stronger as regional connectivity improves further and ASEAN retail market...
  • In the last quarter of 2018-19 (January-March), 47 Industrial Entrepreneurs’ Memorandum (IEMs), related to textile and clothing investments, were filed with the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP), compared to 60 IEMs filed during January-March 2017-18 fis...
  • FRESHWATER — British apparel manufacturer Teemill has launched a new range of organic cotton T-shirts which the company intends to take back an indefinite number of times. The firm offers online shoppers made-to-order printed clothing which means no unsold stock is...
  • Teemill has launched t-shirts made from worn out organic t-shirts and designed to come back to be remade again and again. The fashion and tech business hopes that circularity will lead to rapid change in the fashion industry. Customers can scan the label inside with their phon...
  • Bangladesh has directed all buying houses in the garment and textile sector to register themselves with the department of textiles to run their businesses. In a May 28 gazette notification, the textiles and jute ministry said the registration is mandatory within 60 d...
  • Mayer & Cie (MCT) will display a mesh and body mapping specialist, the electronic single jersey machine MJ 3.2 E, at ITMA 2019, in hall H 8.0, booth C204. The leading textile and garment technology exhibition will be held from June 20-26, 2019, in Barcelona, Spai...
  • Raw materials imported by cut-make-pack (CMP) industries in Myanmar reached $1.573 billion between October 1 and May 31 of fiscal 2018-2019—up $273.828 million over the figure during the same period in the previous fiscal, according to commerce ministry statistics. The ...
  • Nepal is mulling over allowing industries from the non-garments sectors to invest inside the Garment Processing Zone (GPZ) in Simara after not a single garment manufacturer expressed interest to invest there after the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Authority Nepal in May called f...
  • If the United States goes ahead with its threat to impose a 5 per cent tariff on all imports from Mexico, the decision would reportedly hurt US denim manufacturers. The United States, which imports nearly all its apparel, gets more men’s blue jeans from Mexico, the...
  • Coats, a leading industrial thread business, has selected Aryaka to streamline the performance of their business applications across its China sites. Headquartered in the UK and with 19,000 employees across 50 countries, Coats has already achieved a 300% improvement in employe...
  • DuPont Biomaterials, Unifi and Youngone have announced a new collection of insulation products that offers soft, dimensionally stable and sustainable options for cold-weather garments and bedding materials.Youngone, a leading global manufacturer of outdoor and athletic clothin...
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