First Fespa Fabric Event Gathers Global Community of Garment Specialists

The first dedicated FESPA Fabric event took place in Munich, Germany, last week within the FESPA 2010 exhibition (22-26 June 2010) , putting the spotlight on the latest techniques and trends in screen and digital garment printing and decoration.

Occupying a full hall at Messe Munich alongside four FESPA halls of digital and screen printing exhibitors, FESPA Fabric 2010 attracted 10772 visitors, more than 50% of the total attendance at the FESPA 2010 show. Visitors to FESPA Fabric came from 113 countries, with the highest contingent coming from Germany (40.7%), ref…

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July 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm Leave a comment

Infant Apparel Recalled by Kiwi Industries

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Infant onesies and rompers
Units: About 450
Manufacturer: Holtrop & McIndoo LLC dba Kiwi Industries, of Albuquerque, N.M.

Hazard: Snaps on the onesies and rompers can …

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June 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm 1 comment

Inclusion of Sericulture and Allied Activities in RKVY

Government has decided to include sericulture and allied activities in Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) to be eligible for funding under RKVY. It will cover sericulture up to the stage of cocoon production along with extension system for cocoon production and silk yarn production in agri-enterprise up to the marketing.

The benefits of RKVY can now be availed for improvement of sericulture extension system, enhancement of soil health development of rain fed sericulture and for integrated pest management. The benefits available will be for improving silkworm seeds base and for mec…

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Men’s Wearhouse Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend

Men’s Wearhouse announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.09 per share on the Company’s common stock, payable on September 24, 2010 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2010.

Founded in 1973, Men’s Wearhouse is one of North America’s largest specialty retailers of men’s apparel with 1,248 stores. The Men’s Wearhouse, Moores and K&G stores carry a full selection of designer, brand name and private label suits, sport coats, furnishings and accessories and Men’s Wearhouse and Tux stores carry a limited selection. T…

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Italian “Sustainable Technologies” at ITMA + CITME 2010

The production of sustainable technologies is an essential value for Italian textile machinery manufacturers. There is a common inspiring philosophy running through Italy’s textile machinery industry: developing technology solutions able to use efficiently available resources and providing energy savings, while ensuring safety for workers, a low environmental impact, and the wellness of end-consumers.

For this reason, ACIMIT (Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers), with the support of Italian Ministry for Economic Development and Italian Trade Commission, join…

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June 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

AATCC Offers Free Seminar On “Understanding How Performance Textiles Work: The Payoff Of Added Value”

How can you make textile performance features pay off for your business? AATCC and Concept III will co-sponsor a free one-hour seminar in conjunction with the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. The seminar presenters will take the mystery out of the how and why of textile performance features, and tell you how these features can increase your sales. Retailers, product developers, merchandisers—just about anyone involved with textile-based products—need to know what works, what doesn’t, and why, so they can get a head start on adding value that appeals to consumers.

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June 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm Leave a comment

Limited Brands Announces Sale of Remaining Stake in Limited Stores

Limited Brands, Inc. announced the sale of its remaining 25 percent stake in Limited Stores, LLC. Under the transaction terms, Limited Stores, LLC, which operates retail locations called The Limited, purchased Limited Brand’s remaining interest in the company for $32 million.

In 2007, Limited Brands sold a 75 percent stake in Limited Stores to an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, a private investment firm that now owns 100 percent of Limited Stores. Limited Stores has more than 220 mall locations throughout the United States.

“This sale supports our focus on intimate app…

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