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Upcoming Events for the Sewn Products Industry

  • SEAMS Fall Networking Conference
  • China International Sewing Machinery & Accessories Show
  • Gerber's Ideation
  • SPESA Executive Conference
  • Texprocess Americas
  • Techtextil North America

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Eastman Answers Full Automation for Small Spaces
Eastman Machine Company, manufacturer of handheld cutting machines, automated cutting systems, spreading, and material handling systems announces the fall 2019 release of the Eagle-C125 conveyor cutting system in three new configurations.
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Henderson Sewing

Augusta Sportswear Acquires Pacific Headwear
Augusta Sportswear Brands has announced that it has acquired Pacific Headwear, a privately held company based in Coburg, Oregon. The terms of the agreement were not announced. Augusta, headquartered in the US, is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of innovative high-performance activewear and spiritwear for teams, coaches, athletes, and fans.
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Texprocess Americas 2020 Names Official Academic Partner
The University of Georgia will serve as the Official Academic Partner for the upcoming edition of Texprocess Americas, returning to Atlanta May 12-14, 2020. The event is co-produced by SPESA, an industry association for suppliers to the sewn products industry that includes apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear, and industrial textiles, and will once again be co-located with Techtextil North America.
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Pathfinder

Techtextil North America 2020 Names Official Academic Partner
Techtextil North America 2020 has announced that the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) will serve as the Official Academic Partner for the 2020 edition, taking place alongside Texprocess Americas in Atlanta, GA, from 12-14 May 2020.
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SPESA Announces Carville as 2019 Executive Conference Keynoter
SPESA has announced that political icon James "The Ragin' Cajun" Carville will serve as the keynote speaker at the upcoming 2019 SPESA Executive Conference in New Orleans on October 29-20.
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Methods Workshop

Gerber Technology Accelerates Execution of its Customer-Centric Business Strategy
Gerber Technology announced changes to its leadership team to bolster its customer-centric strategy and solidify themselves as an innovative integrated technology and services provider that empowers their customers to reach an optimum level of success. "Speed and agility have become crucial to success", said Mohit Uberoi, Chief Executive Officer, Gerber Technology.
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Nike Acquires Data Science Firm Celect in Digital Push
Nike has acquired Boston-based predictive analytics firm Celect in a move that aims to help the US sportswear giant better understand what its customers are really looking for. The tech-driven acquisition is the latest to fuel Nike's Consumer Direct Offense strategy, which it revealed back in 2017. Financial details surrounding the acquisition weren't disclosed.
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C and C

Ward Promoted to NCTF Executive Director
Michael Ward has been promoted to executive director of the North Carolina Textile Foundation (NCTF), the fundraising arm of the Wilson College of Textiles. He joined NCTF as director of development in the spring of 2016 and was promoted to senior director of development in 2018.
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Vilebrequin Chooses Gerber Technology
Vilebrequin, the iconic swimwear brand, has selected Gerber Technology's integrated solutions, YuniquePLM® and AccuMark® CAD, to facilitate quick product development and centralize all information, making it easily accessible to every member of the team. Gerber Technology, a world-leading flexible materials and fashion technology innovator, enables innovation by helping its customers compete and win in today's 'on-demand' markets through their integrated technology and service offerings that any brand or manufacturer can easily adopt to unleash their full potential.
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Messe Frankfurt

All sewn up? Vietnam Garment Makers Face Hitches in Lucrative EU Trade Deal
For Tran Nhu Tung, Vietnam's newly signed free trade deal with the European Union presents both huge opportunity, and a logistical headache. The vice chairman of Thanh Cong Textile Garment Investment Trading (TCM) in Ho Chi Minh City is planning a rapid expansion in anticipation of the influx of orders the tariff-slashing EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) promises to bring.
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U.S.-China Trade Tensions Continue to Increase, Raising Concerns About Tariffs
The U.S. and China have each taken additional trade measures against each other in recent days, further dimming prospects for the conclusion of a bilateral trade agreement. There is also increasing concern that, due to these and other factors, the tariffs each has imposed on imports from the other could remain in effect for the foreseeable future. In this environment companies engaged in U.S.-China trade should consider ways to minimize their costs and maximize certainty regarding their operations.
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