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BGF Industries Invests in New US-Headquarters
Porcher Industries' subsidiary BGF Industries has announced its planned investment of US$ 7 million to relocate its headquarters and R&D activities from Greensboro, NC, to the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
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Minimum Wages Surge Across Southeast Asia
Minimum wages in Southeast Asia are rising sharply as governments strive to please their publics, but the trend could slow foreign investment as the region loses its edge as low-cost production hubs.
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Bangladesh Fights for Future of Its Garment Industry
A two-hour drive south from the crowded streets of Dhaka in the old industrial city of Shiddhirgonj, Universal Menswear (UML) a modern apparel factory stands along dusty streets lined with ramshackle stalls and busy with rickshaws.
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Alvanon Launches MOTIF Platform to Foster Online Learning
Global fashion innovations company Alvanon is set to launch MOTIF, a unique apparel knowledge and continual e-learning hub that will help solve the skills' gap within the global apparel industry.
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$28 Million Gift Aims to Make NC State a Leader in the Resurgent Textile Industry
N.C. State University has renamed its textile college following a $28 million donation, the largest in the program's 119-year history.
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Is Apparel Manufacturing Coming Home?
Apparel companies can no longer conduct business as usual and expect to thrive.
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China Lowers Imports Tariffs to Diversify Sourcing Amid Trade War with the U.S.
Effective November 1 China lowered its import duties on 1,585 tariff lines as part of a long-term plan to diversify sourcing away from the U.S.
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First Annual Sewn Products Reshoring Award Launched by SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative
SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative have launched the First Annual Sewn Products National Reshoring Award.
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New Balance Sends First Shipment of American-Made Shoes to the U.S. Military
The first shipment of athletic shoes made by New Balance for the U.S. Department of Defense was sent this month as part of a new contract that fulfills a federal law requiring the military to outfit new recruits with American-made apparel.
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Digital Apparel Factory Database/Map Launches
Digital supply chain mapping platform Sourcemap has launched a beta version of what it claims is the world's first free digital map of apparel factories.
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