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Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations U.S., LLC's new report "Thread Mills Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade Q3 2009 Edition" to their offering. *This is an updated report

The newly published Thread Mills Industry report provides the latest market research on the industry. Its comprehensive scope contains analysis on the industry's key financial data, competitive landscape, upstream and downstream industries, and trends and opportunities within the context of the current economic environment.

Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE: HBI) today announced that it will cease making its own yarn because self-production doesn’t provide a strategic advantage and will source all of its yarn needs from large-scale yarn suppliers.
Stung by provisions in the new children's product safety law that have impacted their businesses without improving safety, a coalition of apparel manufacturers yesterday called on Congress to review some provisions in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) in order to address serious unintended consequences in the new law.
Brenton announced today its new BantamPro ELS top load case packer which provides customers with a flexible alternative to upgrade their manual low speed hand pack operations. The BantamPro ELS occupies similar floor space on the packaging line as hand pack operations, with the added benefit of fully automatic performance.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Sourcing Report: Garment Trimmings" report to their offering.

China's garment trimmings industry is bracing for an even more challenging trade environment as the global economic downturn continues to affect exports adversely.
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in August, following 18 consecutive months of contraction, and the overall economy grew for the fourth consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Norbert J. Ore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “The year-and-a-half decline in manufacturing output has come to an end, as 11 of 18 manufacturing industries are reporting growth when comparing August to July. While this is certainly a positive occurrence, we have to keep in mind that it is the beginning of a new cycle and that all industries are not yet participating in the growth. The August index of 52.9 percent is the highest since June 2007. The 4 percentage point increase was driven by significant strength in the New Orders Index, which is up 9.6 points to 64.9 percent, the highest since December 2004. The growth appears sustainable in the short term, as inventories have been reduced for 40 consecutive months and supply chains will have to re-stock to meet this new demand.”

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Other Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q2 2009 Edition]" to their offering.

July Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector failed to grow in July for the 18th consecutive month, while the overall economy grew for the third consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

The report was issued today by Norbert J. Ore, CPSM, C.P.M., chair of the Institute for Supply Management™ Manufacturing Business Survey Committee. “The decline in manufacturing was slower in July when compared to June, as the more leading components of the PMI — the New Orders and Production Indexes — rose significantly above 50 percent, thus setting an expectation for future growth in the sector. The Employment and Inventories Indexes are still contracting, but the rate is slowing and they are moving in the right direction. It is also worth noting that the New Export Orders Index shows growth following nine consecutive months of decline, suggesting that the global economy is recovering. Overall, it would be difficult to convince many manufacturers that we are on the brink of recovery, but the data suggests that we will see growth in the third quarter if the trends continue.”

DO NOT CONFUSE THIS NATIONAL REPORT with the various regional purchasing reports released across the country. The national report’s information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the national report. The information compiled in this report is for the month of July 2009.

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2009 Trendology: U.S. Footwear Manufacturing" report to their offering.

The 2009 Trendology report on the U.S. Footwear Manufacturing industry characterizes the industry in three descriptive methods: qualitative analysis, quantitative data and lists of major industry players. The written analysis includes financial issues, technology issues, human resources issues, supplier issues, consumer issues, government regulations, global factors, major industry news highlights, major earnings and profit reports, major mergers and acquisitions, and our exclusive industry SWOT analysis (industry internal strengths, internal weaknesses, external opportunities and external threats). Along with the trend analysis, quantitative data includes five-year trends (2006-2010) on number of establishments, industry and number of employees.

Agion today announced Agion Active, the first textile treatment to combine antimicrobial protection with brand new industrial-strength odor elimination in a move that will take odor control into the mainstream for textile applications.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Apparel Accessories and Other Apparel Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its Foreign Trade [2009 Edition]" to their offering.
My Vintage Baby, Inc. (Pink Sheets: MVBY), a public children's apparel company, reported that it has moved its fabric production to the same factory in China that manufactures the company’s nostalgic children’s wear. Transferring fabric production from Korea to the garment manufacturer has reduced costs and streamlined production. The fabrics continue to be designed and custom made exclusively for My Vintage Baby.

Gerber Scientific, Inc. (NYSE:GRB) today issued the following statement in response to an article that appeared on ApparelNews.net on July 2, 2009 titled “Parent Co. of Gerber Tech May Sell Assets.” The Apparelnews.net story speculates whether Gerber Scientific may sell its Gerber Technology business unit.

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Spring/Summer 2010" to their offering.

Against a backdrop of recession, the European yarn fairs for the spring/summer 2010 season were affected by declines in numbers of visitors and trade was difficult. With the future in doubt, fabric manufacturers restricted their buying of new yarn stocks to their immediate needs. Italian spinners, in particular, have been suffering from falling sales since well before the start of the latest general economic downturn.

A national study released today by the American Small Manufacturers Coalition (ASMC) identifies critical threats to the ability of U.S. manufacturers to compete and win in a fast-changing 21st century global economy.

More than 2,500 manufacturing firms across the nation participated in the Next Generation Manufacturing Study, a research effort coordinated by ASMC and member Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers. The study is the first step in a long-term effort to help U.S. manufacturers survive the recession and renew America’s manufacturing leadership over the next decade.

“EGYTEX 2009” Trade Fair is the largest and the only internationally established trade show in Egypt for manufacturers of Fibers, Yarns, Fabrics, Apparel, Home Textiles and Accessories. Providing a display of the full spectrum of the supply chain involved in the textile manufacturing; thus offering extensive choices for an advanced and complete chain on the production aspects of the textile products. The ultimate goal of “Egytex 2009” Trade Fair is the increase of trade relations from and to Egypt under a professional event which attracts a vast range of international and local buyers.
Accessories footwear marketer R.G. Barry Corporation (Nasdaq: DFZ) has named global sourcing veteran Hong Zeng as its China-based Vice President of Sourcing.
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