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Tukatech Introduces Industry's First Virtual Digitizing and Home Printing System
There have been many firsts for Southern California based Tukatech Inc. A leader in fashion technology announced the first-ever virtual digitizing and home plotting/printing system to the apparel industry. These new features, accessible through TUKAcad subscription, allow users to digitize patterns on any flat screen and print them in the comfort of their home, no need for a clunky station with large digitizing and plotting equipment.
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Apparel Faces Post-Pandemic Decline Even as Stores Reopen
While there's evidence of pent-up demand, a shift to e-commerce and wary consumers will hurt revenue and margins, analysts say. As stores in some areas of the country move to reopen, there's evidence of some pent-up demand. But apparel retailers must brace themselves for a post-pandemic environment with consumers wary of crowded spaces and hesitant about spending.
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Apparel Manufacturers See Lower Demand for New Clothing as a Result of COVID-19
Lowered demand for new clothing during the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the apparel manufacturing industry. Many clothing retailers have had to close their stores to protect customers and staff while retailers still operating online have seen lower demand as consumers spending more time at home have shifted their spending to items like office goods, homewares, and games.
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Reusable Textiles to Repel Viruses
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a coating that can be used to create textiles that repel viruses, along with bodily fluids such as saliva and blood. Interestingly, the coated textiles are reusable and can be washed and scrubbed repeatedly without losing their virus-repelling properties. These characteristics may make them highly suited for use in reusable personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Amazon Warns Sellers to Standardize Sizes in Apparel
Amazon advised sellers it will standardize sizes in the Apparel category starting this summer. This will allow Amazon to display a clean and well-organized dropdown list of available sizes, which will provide a better shopping experience for customers, it explained.
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NCTO, Textile Executives Back July 1 Implementation of USMCA
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, issued a statement today with textile executives stressing the critical importance of moving ahead with the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and lauding U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for setting July 1 as the implementation date now that the U.S. has taken the necessary final procedural steps.
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Gerber Announces PPE Retooling Package
Continuing to support the alleviation of a global shortage of medical and consumer personal protective equipment (PPE), Gerber Technology is now empowering manufacturers to accelerate PPE production by offering a PPE Retooling Package.
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Texworld USA Summer 2020 Goes Virtual
Messe Frankfurt announced its plans to utilize a virtual platform for its New York textile events. To support the sourcing community through these unprecedented times, the summer edition of Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA, and Home Textiles Sourcing Expo will be presented across digital platforms. Originally scheduled to be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, these co-located events can now be accessed live, July 21 – 23, 2020.
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YKK USA Expands Product Offerings to Support COVID-19 Relief
Fastening solution provider YKK USA has expanded its product offerings in an effort to reinforce the domestic supply chain that will help manufacturers throughout the United States manufacture products essential to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
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