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  • Coats Digital’s VisionPLM has already made a mark for itself as an intuitive product lifecycle management (PLM) solution for fast and efficient product development.Image Courtesy: fastreact.comAnd that kind of technology every company finally looks for! Isn’t it?The fast fashion womenswear brand Dancing Leopard is the latest to embrace Coats’ VisionPLM.In its efforts to optimise, accelerate and connect their collection management, product development and sourcing processes, and also enhance visi
  • Vietnam’s leather and footwear exports reached only $9.53 billion in the first seven months of the year, which exceeded $10 billion in the same period last year. Therefore it dropped out from the list of top ten export items.Figure: The impact of the novel COVID-19 epidemic has caused the decline of footwear export turnover during the reviewed period. Courtesy:vnmanpower.comAccording to the country’s Ministry of Industry and Trade on Thursday, Vietnam’s footwear exports fell 7.9 percent year-on-
  • Ikea Thailand has partnered with local retailer Greyhound Original to launch a collection of homeware and furniture.Image Courtesy: bk.asia-city.comThe Ikea x Greyhound collection has been named ‘Sammankoppla’, which means interconnect or unify, and will be a limited collection for small space living.The range is designed by two of Greyhound’s Thai designers Bhanu Inkawat and Vitchukorn Chokedeetaweeanan, who have integrated traditional Thai weaving in the form of bold patterns in the collection
  • STONY BROOK – Molecular technologies specialist Applied DNA Sciences (ADNAS) has received a Notice of Allowance for its outstanding US patent application, entitledMethod and Device for Marking Fibrous Materials.With a patent set to be issued in the coming months, it cements ADNAS’ ambition of improving traceability and transparency within cotton supply chains through the use of its DNA marker technology.James Hayward, president and CEO of the New York outfit, commented:“Despite the downturn in g
  • NEW YORK – The Ralph Lauren Corporation has announced a minority investment in sustainable startup Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) which aims to recycle natural fibres – such as cotton waste – into high-performance new materials.As a part of the investment, understood to be worth around US$13 million, Ralph Lauren will help scale NFW’s patented technological process and develop performance apparel made from natural, sustainable materials.Recycled cotton is often unsuitable for use in new apparel due
  • More than 100 Kenyan apparel manufacturers have temporarily closed, sending hundreds of workers home because of a decline in demand in export markets, primarily in the United States. The affected units are mostly from the Export Processing Zones (EPZs) in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Machakos, the industrialisation, trade and enterprise development ministry said.“The clothing manufacturing industry has been punched hard by COVID-19 devastation as its main export has been the United States of Ame
  • LUBBOCK - Organic cotton production in 2018/19 increased 31 per cent on the previous season to achieve the second largest harvest on record, according to the Textile Exchange’s 2020 Organic Cotton Market Report.The report reveals that 222,134 farmers grew 239,787 metric tons of organic cotton globally - slightly less than the record harvest in 2009/10 just before the financial crash prompted a dramatic decline.Organic cotton was grown on 418,935 hectares of land in 19 countries in 2018/19. And a
  • While many businesses are reopening existing brick and mortar stores that were temporarily closed during spring lockdowns, Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced the opening of 11 new stores in nine states throughout the US.The new locations will include four standard stores, one combination Dick’s and Golf Galaxy location, five “Warehouse Sale” stores and one “Overtime by Dick’s Sporting Goods'' location. The Warehouse Sale locations are clearance stores, with products discounted up to 90%
  • The rate of duty drawback on both non-textile and textile products should be enhanced to 7 per cent to achieve export targets, according to Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) president Muhammad Ashraf Malik, who recently said incentive schemes for exporters are vital to keep the industry competitive in the international market.Pic: ShutterstockThe COVID-19 pandemic has opened new avenues of trade for exporters that include manufacturing and export of personal protective equipment (P
  • Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP and a Swedish company have become the first to produce a viscose filament yarn from recycled cotton, overcoming the challenges in recycling clothing made of cotton. This fibre can be used for mass-manufacturing of textiles. Garments are often made of blends rather than a single fabric.Countless closets are overflowing with clothes, yet their owners wear many of those trousers, skirts and tops rarely or not at all, as a Green
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