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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

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Gerber Technology Software Suite is Now Available as Subscription
Through their new subscription-based bundles, Gerber will enable companies of all sizes, and across various markets, to keep up with the ever-changing trends by providing affordable access to the latest versions of AccuMark®, the industry-leading pattern design, grading, marker making, production planning and 3D simulation software.
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Henderson Sewing

Apparel 2019 Top Innovators: Under Armour
Under Armour is boldly going where no sportswear company has gone before. Earlier this year, it announced a partnership with Virgin Galactic to create a new generation of space apparel and footwear, as well as an astronaut performance program. Under Armour (UA) will be the Technical Spacewear Partner for the company, part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, which is readying to make space flight commercial.
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E-Textiles 2019-2019: Find The Box!
Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s.
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Pathfinder

New System Ensures Traceability in the Textile Industry
How can a garment's origin be derived in a safe and credible way? How can the producer guarantee that it has been produced in a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable way? Now, a new, secure traceability system has been developed in a research project at the University of Borås.
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Textile Sourcing from India, South Korea Grows with Trade War Underway
Overall textile imports into the United States were almost 8% higher this May compared to the same month a year earlier, according to new data from the Department of Commerce. Source location of the textiles is changing as U.S. companies look to avoid tariffs on Chinese goods.
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Methods Workshop

Pacific Continental Textiles Inc. Lands Defense Logistics Agency Contract
It's no secret that a lot of America's manufacturing has gone overseas. This couldn't be more exemplified than with the textile industry's move toward countries such as China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India. This massive shift has left many factories across the U.S. closed. Pacific Continental Textiles, Inc.is not one of them.
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Vietnam's Apparel Sector Fears Cost Surge as Tech Giants Move In
Major apparel makers are halting or slowing their expansion in Vietnam amid worries that the trade war will indirectly push up labor costs as tech giants like Apple seek to shift production out of China.
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C and C

Sears and Kmart Streamline Apparel Supply Chain
The parent company of Sears and Kmart is entering global partnerships to reduce lead times and increase efficiencies for apparel products.
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Burlington Industries to Supply Fabric for Updated U.S. Army Uniform
Burlington Industries LLC, which is a division of Elevate Textiles, said it will be supplying "wool blended fabrics" for use in the U.S. Army's updated "green service uniform." The Greensboro, N.C.-based company said the fabrics will be made at its facilities in Raeford and Cordova, in North Carolina.
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AATCC Launches First Special Issue of the AATCC Journal of Research
AATCC is pleased to announce publication of its first Special Issue of the AATCC Journal of Research (AJOR): a compilation of 12 original research and review papers from the 14th Asian Textile Conference (ATC-14), which was organized by the Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations in Hong Kong, June 27–30, 2017.
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Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt Continues to Grow
Messe Frankfurt's growth continued in the past financial year too. Speaking at the Corporate Press Conference, Wolfgang Marzin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Messe Frankfurt, announced: "We succeeded in setting a new record of around €718 million in sales". Messe Frankfurt is retaining its position in third place in a very challenging and international competitive environment as well as being well ahead of all German competitors and all worldwide trade fair companies that have their own exhibition infrastructure.
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Fast Forward at ideation 2019
Technology is the driving force behind success and staying competitive means being able to easily meet consumer demands. At ideation (Marriott Marquis New York City, October 23-25, 2019), you'll receive the tools and knowledge you need to fast forward towards the future.
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New SPESA Member, Magnal Solutions
We are excited to welcome Magnal Solutions as the newest member of the SPESA family. This Canadian based Shop Floor Control Software Specialist and Industrial Engineering Consulting Service Provider is unique in being entirely focused on Shop Floor Control (SFC) and piecework payroll for the garment industry.
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