Methanex restarts Chile IV methanol plant

2018/10 18 12:10

Methanex Corporation has successfully restarted and produced first methanol from its 0.8 million tonne Chile IV plant that has been idle since 2007. In addition, the Argentine Government recently granted permits to allow for the export of natural gas from Argentina to Chile and Methanex has begun to receive natural gas from Argentine suppliers. “We […]

Apparel firm Armedangels selects Centric 8 PLM suite

2018/10 18 12:10

A leading clothing company, Armedangels, based in Cologne, Germany, has implemented Centric 9 Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Based in the US, Centric Software builds technologies for prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, and consumer goods. Armedangels sells variety of apparel online and through retail stores and boutiques. Armedangels started out making t-shirts but […]

Discover E-Solutions expands San Francisco office

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: DESL Discover E-Solutions Ltd (DESL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management software and colour lifecycle management solutions for the fashion, apparel, footwear, accessories, and textile sectors, is set to expand its San Francisco office in October to allow for a growing Marketing department. This will be the second expansion in one year. DESL […]

Trutzschler to exhibit new textile machinery at ITMA Asia

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Trutzschler Trutzschler is set to present current and new textile machinery products at ITMA Asia. The leading textile machinery exhibition will be held from October 15-19, 2018, in Shanghai, China. Trutzschler is a textile machinery manufacturer that specialises in machines and accessories for spinning preparation, the nonwovens, and man-made fibre industry. The company will […]

US apparel industry is already highly tariffed: AAFA

2018/10 18 12:10

The American apparel and footwear industry is highly tariffed, as per the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). It represents six per cent of all imports, and currently pays 51 per cent of all duties collected by the US government. More tariffs and trade barriers are just not welcome or helpful, said the head of […]

USAID backs East African firms to become more competitive

2018/10 18 12:10

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) Hub in East Africa is helping companies in the region become more export competitive by helping them obtain Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) certifications, a minimum standard for social compliance, as US textile and apparel buyers want to source from ethical and socially compliant companies. From November 2018 […]

KDDI Corporation invests in AI startup Mad Street Den

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: KDDI Japan based KDDI Corporation has announced that it has invested in US based Mad Street Den Inc. (MSD) through KDDI Open Innovation Fund 2, managed by Global Brain. MSD provides ‘Vue.AI’, a one-stop artificial intelligence and image recognition platform, to apparel retailers who are experiencing operational changes due to a rapid increase in […]

Saurer to show textile machinery at ITMA Asia

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Saurer Saurer Spinning Solutions, the specialist in staple fibre processing from bale to yarn, will present innovative new products, from the new card to new ring spinning and winding machines featuring the latest technology, at ITMA Asia, in hall 1, F01. The international textile machinery expo will be held from October 15-19, 2018, in […]

Sourcemap launches 1st free digital map of apparel units

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Sourcemap New York-based software company Sourcemap recently launched the Open Apparel Registry (OAR), an open, crowd-sourced database of apparel facilities around the world, offering apparel manufacturers and consumers worldwide access to the factories making their clothes. The free online tool creates a common and standardized resource of facility names and addresses. The easily-to-search tool […]

Visual Next unveils Montelle’s success video with PLM

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Visual Next Visual Next has released a new video showcasing the journey behind the success of their customer, Montelle Intimates, a Canadian designer of women’s intimate apparel, with Visual Next’s fashion PLM & ERP systems. Visual Next is a leading, global provider of PLM, ERP and End2End fashion, accessories, footwear, and apparel specific software […]

Iconix Brand appoints Robert Galvin as CEO

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Iconix Brand Group Iconix Brand Group, Inc, which owns, licenses and markets a portfolio of consumer brands like Joe Boxer, Lee Cooper, etc, has appointed Robert Galvin as chief executive officer, president and a member of the board of directors of the company effective October 15, 2018. Iconix also owns interests in Ed Hardy, […]

True Fit unveils True Insight and True 360

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: True Fit True Fit, the retail industry’s data-driven personalisation platform for apparel and footwear, has introduced two new products – True Insight and True 360 – powered by its Fashion Genome. Both increase retailers’ comprehensive intelligence from across the True Fit network in the form of individual reports, aggregated dashboards, and consumer intelligence. Fashion […]