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TEXbase, a leading provider of web-based Product Integrity Management software solutions, is sponsoring the upcoming AAFA - American Apparel & Footwear Association's Product Safety and Compliance seminar at the Fashion Institute of Technology on January 29 as it continues to expand its product compliance solution. 

SK Capital Partners, a US-based private investment firm, announced today that it has signed asset and share purchase agreements to acquire the Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties, and Emulsions businesses of Clariant (SWX:CLN). These global divisions possess strong brands and leading technologies in dyes, pigments, emulsions and surface active chemicals used in the textile, paper, coatings, construction and adhesive industries. Together, the businesses generate revenues of approximately $1.3 billion, operate from 25 facilities around the world and employ approximately 3,000 employees. The transaction value is approximately $500 million in cash and SK Capital will be assuming certain pension liabilities.

Makers Row aims to be a driving force in bringing "Made in America" back


Maker's Row
, a DUMBO-based tech company, just launched a groundbreaking way for product-based businesses to find American factories to produce their goods domestically. Their primary mission is to bring outsourced manufacturing back home, and to plant the seeds of the next generation of product-based businesses to be able to easily turn their product ideas into reality.  By creating a more modern and inclusive manufacturing community, Maker's Row is aiming to be one of the main driving forces in bringing "Made in America" back.

Youth branding, upcycling, and green fashions all showcase the power of clever and informative labeling.

Clothing labels convey necessary information about a garment in order to make the customer's shopping process as easy as possible. However, sewing labels suggest more than the basic information; their design and overall sensibility can speak to a brand's savvy, ideology, and trendiness. Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling Inc. understands this and strives to create the most fashionable, durable, and affordable printed fabric and woven labels on the market. After all, recognizable and chic labeling leads to greater brand recognition and, thusly, sales.

This summer, Sharprint Custom Clothing is partnering with Marwen and the M&R Companies to share the love of t-shirt design and print with Chicago youth.

Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, today announced the launch of its Find My Factory app for iPhone and Android™ mobile digital devices. Find My Factory is the largest living database of existing consumer product factories. With more than 30,000 authenticated factory profiles, and growing by more than 1,000 per month, the Find My Factory app provides consumer goods professionals with instant access to a directory of factories for finding new suppliers or authenticating factory details.

Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing: Global Industry Guide

 

Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing: Global Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the Apparel & Non-Apparel Manufacturing industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading companies. This incisive report provides expert analysis on a global, regional and country basis.

There's no substitute for a good pair of shears or scissors. No matter how big your sewing or tailoring company has gotten you'll still need to get in with a pair of shears and cut some fabric a few times a day at least. Any tailor or dressmaker worth their salt wouldn't look like the consummate professional without a fine pair of scissors at arm's length. With the line of house-made cutting tools from Golden Cutting & Sewing Supplies, the premier supplier of sewing supplies in Los Angeles, and their online retailer, GoldStarTool.com, you'll be cutting, snipping and nipping for years without worrying about dulling or rust, provided you know how to maintain your equipment.

KORUS FTA

KORUS FTA, a new free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea, will take effect March 15th. It will eliminate 95% of tariffs on consumer products over the next five years, including immediately eliminating trade protections on heavy textiles and footwear.

U.S. - Korea Free Trade Agreement

The United States and the Republic of Korea signed the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) on June 30, 2007. On December 3, 2010, the United States and Korea concluded new agreements, reflected in letters signed on February 10, 2011, that provide new market access and level the playing field for U.S. auto manufacturers and workers.  Congress approved the agreement on October 12, 2011, and Korea’s National Assembly approved it on November 22, 2011. The United States and Korea completed their review of the measures both sides had taken to implement the FTA and exchanged diplomatic notes on February 21 agreeing to bring the agreement into force on March 15, 2012.

Learn more and check back for updates at http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/korus-fta for updates.

The hit TV show, Treasure Hunters Roadshow, finds a new treasure: Sassy Scrubs. The two companies worked together to solve a unique security situation facing the staff at THR.

Young entrepreneur Anthony Rosa is building a fashion empire on the tip of a Peruvian janitor. Rosa, the president and CEO of Global Sourcing & Enterprise Apparel (GSEA) Fashion Group, LLC, had spent six years in China learning the apparel manufacturing industry inside and out, and by 2007 he was ready to start his own factory. A chance conversation with an office custodian from Peru led Rosa to that country, where he proceeded to build his factory brick by brick.

As one of the largest professional zipper manufacturer and distributor of China, Hella Chain Weaving Co., Ltd independently developed its metal Y type zipper in a bid to fulfill the requirements of the customers, which brings itself a larger customer base both at home and abroad.
MH Industry, China's largest garment accessories manufacturer and tailoring materials supplier, is taking a leading role in integrating environmental practices in its business, thus to advocate eco-friendly fashion in textile industry. The major steps will be firstly used in its sewing thread and embroidery thread products.

Tuxedo manufacturer G. Alexander l.l.c. bets on consumers' desire to buy Made in the USA with their debut tuxedo collection. The G. Alexander Tuxedo Collection, debuting August 9, 2011 at the International Formalwear Association Expo 30 in Las Vegas, is a complete reversal of current industry thinking. Michael Priest, managing partner and director of sales, had this to say: "Choosing to manufacture our tuxedos in the USA was an easy choice. American workers are far and away the best in the world. Making tuxedos in America gives us the ability to work side by side with the designers, seamstresses and everyone involved in the process, while at the same time securing American jobs with every tuxedo made."

10 orders with a total trade volume of $432,000 and the acquisition of 8 new key accounts made their presence at Canton Fair 2011 a great success for MH Industry, China's largest garment accessories supplier. In addition to the orders and customers, what else has the trade show brought to the company?

Kornit Digital, the world leader of industrial and commercial digital printing for the garment decorating industry, today announced that it will be demonstrating the advanced capabilities of digital printing at the upcoming FESPA Fabric event, to take place in Hamburg, Germany, from May 24th-26th, booth 175, Hall B1.

Internet businesses that are selling designed T-shirts as well as fashion businesses have shown significant growth in recent years - since they have been introduced to industrial digital printing.

U Connect LIVE is rapidly approaching and they would like to highlight some of the benefits for the apparel industry. Whether learning about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act or EPC-enabled RFID, the conference will help support your company's initiatives. You can focus on consumer safety while improving your efficiency and trading partner relationships.
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