Christopher & Banks moves ahead on strategic initiatives

2018/09 17 03:09

Courtesy: Christopher & Banks Corporation Christopher & Banks Corporation, a specialty women’s apparel retailer, has made progress on the strategic initiatives during the second quarter of fiscal 2018. The company earned net sales of $87.4 million, an increase of 0.9 per cent, while operating on average 462 stores, compared to $86.6 million in net sales […]

Shima Seiki to show knitting machines at Premiere Vision

2018/09 17 03:09

Courtesy: Shima Seiki Shima Seiki, leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer, will exhibit at the Première Vision show in Paris, from September 19-21, 2018, in hall 6, stand 6J26­6K29. It will once again participate in the ‘Knitwear Solutions’ category for the flatbed knitting sector as sole machine technologist, following its successful participation in past editions. On […]

Bangla wage board asks representatives to review proposals

2018/09 17 03:09

The minimum wage board formed in Bangladesh to review wages for readymade garment workers has requested representatives of the factory owners and workers to reconsider their respective wage proposals submitted on July 16. The factory owners have proposed Tk 6,360 as the minimum monthly wage, while the workers’ representatives have proposed Tk 12,020. Board chairman […]

AAFA hails US House passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

2018/09 17 03:09

Following the passage of the US Senate’s version of the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 in the House of Representatives, American Apparel & Footwear Association President and CEO Rick Helfenbein congratulated the bill’s sponsors and encouraged President Donald Trump to sign the bill into law to support the American workforce. “This is a […]

Epson opens new technology centre in California

2018/09 17 03:09

Keith Kratzberg, president and CEO of Epson America at the centre: Courtesy: Epson America Epson America, Inc. has opened a new Epson Technology Centre in California. The centre will showcase unique Epson printing solutions and applications, while providing a comprehensive, hands-on experience for customers and dealers with the full Epson wide-format printing portfolio, including dye-sublimation, […]

Gen Z making deep impact on US consumer economy: Report

2018/09 17 03:09

The 31 million 18- to 24-year-olds and the 21 million 13- to 17-year-olds in the United States are making a profound impact on the American consumer economy, according to a report, which concludes that today's teens and young adults display a wide range of complicated and contradictory characteristics that create an unparalleled challenge for marketers. […]

No trade union in 97.5% Bangla RMG units: think tank

2018/09 17 03:09

Bangladesh’s readymade garments (RMG) sector still has a long way to go in ensuring workers’ rights as 97.5 per cent of the factories don't have trade unions and workers' organisations continue to remain either weak or non-functional in factories, according to a comprehensive survey of the sector conducted by Dhaka-based think tank Centre for Policy […]

USAID East Africa Hub links US apparel buyer to Madagascar

2018/09 17 03:09

The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted a buyer mission to Antananarivo in Madagascar for a large US apparel firm in August last week. The US buyer identified several sourcing opportunities in Madagascar that can support its production of apparel and related fashion goods across several […]

90-day protest in India against Walmart-Flipkart deal

2018/09 17 03:09

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) will launch a 90-day nationwide agitation in New Delhi on September 15 against the Walmart-Flipkart deal and foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail. It has also called for a trade shutdown across India on September 28. It had filed a petition against the Competition Commission of India's decision […]

Teijin Frontier makes linen-like polyester fibre

2018/09 17 03:09

Courtesy: Teijin Teijin Frontier, a Teijin Group company, has developed a new linen-like polyester fibre that boasts a highly fresh, natural appearance for extra-comfortable outer clothing, jackets, bottoms, and blouses. It will commercially launch the product in the 2019 spring/summer season, targeting annual sales of 250,000 metres by the fiscal year ending March 2021. Natural-like […]

Flokser produces half of Turkish tech leather for garments

2018/09 17 03:09

Courtesy: Flokser Textile Turkey-based Flokser Textile’s production of technical leather for garments accounts for 50 per cent of production volume in Turkey and its production of upholstery products corresponds to 35 per cent of the total capacity, according to company board member Ekin Tukek. The company continues to grow at an annual rate of 15 […]