Abercrombie names Fran Horowitz as President of Hollister

2014/10 18 17:10

US apparel retailer – Abercrombie & Fitch Co. said it has named Fran Horowitz as President of its Hollister brand. Fran Horowitz will report to A&F CEO – Mike Jeffries and will have overall responsibility for all product and customer-facing activities for the Hollister brand and its financial performance. Fran has 28 years of experience […]

Destination Maternity forays into Israel

2014/10 18 17:10

  Maternity apparel retailer – Destination Maternity said it has entered the Israeli market through a franchisee agreement with Israel’s largest fashion-retail chain – H&O Fashion Ltd. Through this exclusive partnership, Destination Maternity will launch its Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity brands in Israel, with the first franchise locations expected […]

Biba launches online portal to enter e-commerce market

2014/10 18 17:10

Indian ethnic wear brand Biba has launched its e-commerce portal to leverage the fast growing e-commerce market space and do maximum business in the ongoing festival season. The managing director of Biba, Sidhharth Bindra, said the growing channel of e-commerce is the perfect choice for making shopping convenient for Biba’s customers, Hindu Business Line reported. […]

Dollar General to set up new distribution center in Texas

2014/10 18 17:10

Every-day low price retailer – Dollar General said it plans to build a new state-of-the-art distribution center in Bexar County in San Antonio, Texas, which will be its 13th facility in its distribution network. Dollar General will have a 900,000 square-foot facility on 110 acres and at full capacity is expected to employ more than […]

SEAMS Conference to focus on ‘Made in USA’ opportunities

2014/10 18 17:10

The SEAMS Fall 2014 Networking Conference which begins October 23, 2014, will focus on how apparel, textile and sewn products manufacturers, brands, retailers and suppliers can take advantage of the tangible opportunities of consumer demand. “The agenda for focusing on these issues features key industry presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities,” the trade body said. […]

Canadian HC: Focus on exporting Swazi textiles to Canada

2014/10 18 17:10

Shawn Barber, Canadian High Commissioner to Swaziland, when presenting his letter of credence to His Majesty King Mswati III, Swaziland, said he would focus on exporting Swaziland textiles to Canadian market, the Times of Swaziland reported. Using the funds granted by the Government of Canada, Swaziland is working with the local textile associations of Swaziland […]

Intertextile Shanghai features record number of exhibitors

2014/10 18 17:10

Organisers of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2014 – Messe Frankfurt say the edition which will be held from October 20-23, 2014, will break last year’s exhibitor number record. “Breaking last year’s record exhibitor figure of 3,751, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition 2014 will reach a new high with over 3,800 […]

Woolmark to show wool innovations at Intertextile Shanghai

2014/10 18 17:10

The Woolmark Company is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Woolmark brand as well as showcasing latest innovations in wool and The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics which runs from October 20-23, 2014. Also on exhibit, Woolmark said, will be the entrant and winning fabrics of the inaugural Australian Merino Wool […]

Starlinger shows latest circular weaving technology at OTM

2014/10 18 17:10

Starlinger, a producer of machinery for woven plastic sack production is showing the next generation of high-tech circular weaving technology – FX 6.0 series at OTM 2014 in Gaziantep, Turkey. “After thorough testing in the company’s own technical center as well as with customers out in the field, the new loom is now ready for […]

GACL plans to invest in new caustic soda projects

2014/10 18 17:10

Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL), the single largest producer of Caustic Soda in India, has planned to invest Rs 3500 crores for expansion and new projects on caustic soda. The expansion projects involve augmenting the existing capacities of caustic soda, chloromethane, and phosphoric acid, besides caustic potash at its Dahej plant. GACL is also […]

Declining trend continues in German cotton market

2014/10 18 17:10

The trend observed in the German cotton market in the previous week of a decline in demand, continued into the current week too. In the medium staple range, interest was focussed primarily on standard as well as European qualities for near-by dates and also up to the first quarter of 2015. However, due to diverging […]

Final edition of Interstoff Asia Essential wraps up

2014/10 18 17:10

The Interstoff Asia Essential – Autumn 2014 trade fair held recently and which was the last edition in Hong Kong, concluded with an attendance of around 6,000 visitors from 41 countries and regions. Organisers of Interstoff Asia Essential – Messe Frankfurt had earlier informed that they have decided to cease holding the fair from next […]