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Archroma to sponsor SDC International Design Competition 2018

Archroma, a global leader in colour and speciality chemicals, will be the new major sponsor for the SDC International Design Competition 2018 launched by SDC on June 20, 2017. SDC’s annual competition engages with hundreds of students, universities and designers globally, helping the entrants develop their understanding of colour and the challenges around sustainability in the textile supply chain. The theme for 2018 is ‘colour communication’. With a global textile supply chain, being able to communicate a given colour through the supply chain efficiently and effectively is vital. Ultimately this provides the designer with the knowledge that their product...

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USTR announces AGOA review for Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda

The office of the US trade representative (USTR) has announced the initiation of an out-of-cycle review of the eligibility of Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to receive benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The launch of the review is in response to a petition filed by the Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART). The petition files by SMART asserts that a March 2016 decision by the East African Community, which includes Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, to phase in a ban on imports of used clothing and footwear is imposing significant economic hardship on the US used...

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Noman Group to expand in order to meet demand

Noman Group, which is the first Bangladeshi textile and garment manufacturing company to cross the $1 bn mark in exports, plans to spend Tk1,300cr on a massive expansion programme to meet growing demand from Western buyers. Noman Group Executive Director Mohammed Shahidullah Chowdhury, said that the group will invest Tk1,300cr to establish a state-of-the-art spinning mill named Nice Spun Mills on 110 bighas of land at Maona in Gazipur. The mill has a target to produce 124 tonnes of yarn for both knitwear and fabrics in a day. The plant structure has already been built and the machinery will...

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NPD Group launches Trend Tracker for apparel trends

Global information company the NPD Group has launched Trend Tracker, a new microsite designed to help clients track and understand apparel trends. The NPD Group’s Trend Tracker provides access to data dashboards, insight reports, curated news, and industry analyst expertise, highlighting the sales performance of major fashion trends in the apparel industry. Trend Tracker provides a monthly summary of key trends from NPD’s Consumer Tracking Service, Retail Tracking Service (point-of-sale), and Checkout Tracking SM(receipt harvesting data), combined with perspective from NPD’s industry experts. In addition to NPD’s information and insights, Trend Tracker clients will have a view into data...

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Zünd unveils cradle feeder roll-feed system for fabrics

Zünd Systemtechnik AG, Switzerland’s textile machinery firm that specialises in manufacturing digital cutting systems, has launched the new cradle feeder, a new roll-feed system that permits wrinkle and distortion-free unwinding of stretch fabrics. Integrated edge control ensures precise and reliable positioning of the material on the cutting surface. Simple handling, automated processes, and high-quality results, these are the basic requirements any state-of-the art roll-handling system has to meet. It also requires the kind of flexibility that is indispensable for complying with increasingly individual customer needs. To address all of these demands, Zünd has added a cradle feeder to its...

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