Intertek enhances services in Latin America

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: Pexels Intertek, a total quality assurance provider, has launched local services in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to support fashion and footwear retailers and brands that are increasing their sourcing activity in the region. Intertek’s expansion will offer local sample collection with courier service to the Softlines laboratory in Guatemala City. With dedicated technical […]

EU and Japan sign Economic Partnership Agreement

2018/07 19 13:07

Moments of EPA signing in Tokyo. Courtesy: Twitter handle of Jean-Claude Juncker European Union and Japan have signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) creating an open trade zone covering over 600 million people. The landmark deal eliminates about 99 per cent of the tariffs on Japanese goods sold to the EU. About 94 percent of […]

OrganoClick’s OrganoTex finish is biodegradable

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: OrganoClick OrganoClick AB, developer and producer of environment-friendly fibre chemistry, has developed OraganoTex, a water repellent finish supplied as a spray-on or wash-in product. The product is completely biodegradable according to OECD 301A and is free from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), isocyanates and cyclic siloxanes, said the head of the Swedish company. When applied by […]

Unifi ends joint venture negotiations in Guatemala

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: Unifi/Repreve Unifi, Inc, a global textile solutions provider, has announced that a definitive agreement could not be reached with the owners ofComplast S.A.(operating under the brand name EuroPET) and Technologia Textil Avanzada (operating under the brand name EuroFIL) to form a joint venture inGuatemalaas had been contemplated and previously announced in July 2017. However, […]

CITI welcomes import duty hike on textile & apparel

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: Avni Jain from Pexels The Government of India’s decision to increase import duty on 76 textile and apparel items at 6-digit level, has been welcomed by the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI). The move would provide a major relief to the garment and carpet manufacturers who were under immense pressure post the launch […]

SGS Group revenue rises 6.5% in H1 2018

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: SGS The total revenue of SGS Group, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, in the first half of fiscal 2018 has been recorded at CHF 3.3 billion, a growth of 6.5 per cent on the constant currency basis, of which 5.6 per cent was organic. On a reported basis, the group […]

Première Vision Paris to host 1964 exhibitors

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: Premiere Vision Première Vision Paris, the global leader in upstream fashion trade shows, will play host to 1964 exhibitors and 143 new companies from 57 countries in September this year. The trade show is dedicated to the autumn winter 2019-20 collections. The upcoming edition of the show will highlight the sport and technical offer […]

SGIA 2018 reports growing number of exhibitors

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: SGIA The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has reported that around 559 companies have signed on to exhibit at the leading printing exhibition, 2018 SGIA, as of July 17, 2018. The SGIA expo, which brings together the widest array of attendees from the imaging industry, will be held from October 18 to 20, 2018, […]

Hike in import duty on textile-apparel by India beneficial

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: rawpixel.com from Pexels The Indian Government’s decision to raise import duty on textile and apparel items will help domestic manufacturers, argues Sanjay Arora* To curb the rising import of textile and apparel products and protect the domestic industry, the Indian finance ministry’s department of revenue has decided to increase customs duty from 10 per […]

Hike in import duty will strengthen local industry: SRTEPC

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: SRTEPC The Government of India’s decision to increase basic customs duty (import duty) to 20 per cent on 76 textile and apparel items at 6-digit level, is a significant move and will strengthen the domestic textile industry, The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) has said. The duty has come into effect […]

HeiQ joins Concept III to support sales in North America

2018/07 19 13:07

Courtesy: Heiq HeiQ Materials AG has announced its partnership with Concept III to strengthen the sales and support to its brand partners in North America. HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation creating some of the durable and high-performance textile effects on the market. Concept III sources and produces new fabric-based solutions for consumer apparel […]