China – Textile and Garment Export down 9.03% in First Quarter


YarnsandFibers (subscription)
According to Customs data, the accumulated export of textile and garment were 34.062 billion USD in the first three months, down 9.03% to the same period of last year. Nevertheless, it shows a little recovery compared with 14.54% negative growth rate in first two months. The textile export were 12.017 billion USD, down 15.6%; garment 22.045 billion USD, down 5%.
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1 comment April 17th, 2009

Green’ garments bloom in Seattle fashion scene


Seattle University Spectator
Katy McCourt-Basham
Sustainability is a word that has been heard more frequently in recent years, especially in regards to food, plastics and fuel. But there is one major industry where the idea has only recently been acknowledged by mainstream consumers: fashion.
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2 comments April 17th, 2009

Garment unit blaze devours property worth crores


Times of India
NAGPUR: In one of the biggest fire accidents in recent times the garment and linen manufacturing unit of city-based Lord’s was completely
destroyed in the wee hours of
Wednesday.
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1 comment April 17th, 2009

Garment exporters run out of orders from US, Europe


Hindu Business Line
NEW DELHI: Apparel exporters have virtually run out of orders from their US and European clients as the demand for the Indian clothing has dried up in the recession-hit Western markets.
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1 comment April 15th, 2009

Haiti Aims to Rebuild Textile Sector


Women’s Wear Daily
by Ross Tucker
NEW YORK — Haitian Prime Minister Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis is looking to the apparel and textile sector to play a significant role in bringing her country back to prosperity
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2 comments April 14th, 2009

Garment makers fear labour unrest


AFP
Shutdown of factories, deferred payment may spark instability
Staff Corresponden
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2 comments April 13th, 2009

Garment makers fear labour unrest


The Daily Star –
Shutdown of factories, deferred payment may spark instability
Garment makers fear widespread labour unrest because of shutdown of some factories and deferred payment to workers as fallout from global recession bites Bangladesh.
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1 comment April 13th, 2009

Further blow to textile industry


BBC News
Cumbria’s textile industry has been dealt a further blow with news that 25 jobs are to go at the former Kangol factory in Cleator Moor.
American owner Bollman Headware said seven staff would be retained when the facility is turned into a warehouse.
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2 comments April 8th, 2009

Standard Textile sues Sobel Westex over patent


Bizjournals.com
Standard Textile said it has filed a lawsuit claiming a competitor, Sobel Westex, infringed on one of its patents.
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1 comment April 8th, 2009

Govt advised to increase focus areas in technical textiles


Business Standard
In order to give impetus to the technical textiles industry in India, a government-commissioned study by a management consultancy firm has recommended inclusion of eight more focus areas, like products used in packaging, building and construction sectors, in the policy for the sector.
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1 comment April 8th, 2009

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