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Messe Frankfurt Launching Upscale Off-Price Trade Show in New York in 2017
Trade show company Messe Frankfurt, organizer of Texworld USA, will launch a new high-end, off-price trade show in New York next year. Boulevard Prêt-A-Sale will debut March 21–23 at the Javits Center in New York. The debut show will focus on menswear, but for the second edition, in October, men's and women's apparel, accessories and footwear will be added.
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Impressive Speakers Lined Up for 32nd IAF World Fashion Convention in Mumbai, India
The IAF (International Apparel Federation) together with the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, is gearing up to host the 32nd IAF World Fashion Convention in Mumbai on September 27-28.
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American & Efird to Acquire Majority Ownership of Joint venture Vardham Yarns and Threads Limited
KPS Capital Partners, LP ("KPS") announced that its portfolio company American & Efird ("A&E" or the "Company") signed definitive agreements to acquire majority ownership of Vardhman Yarns and Threads Limited ("Vardhman Yarns and Threads") from its joint venture partner, Vardhman Textiles Limited ("Vardhman Textiles").
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AIP Invests in Gerber Technology to Accelerate Company's Innovation and Growth
Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software, automation and vision systems for the apparel, graphics, packaging and other industrial markets, today announced American Industrial Partners (AIP) acquired all of its outstanding shares. The investment in Gerber was made out of American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VI, LP – a $1.8 billion fund that closed in September 2015.
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Alvanon Strengthens Core Fashion Advisory Capabilities in Asia Pacific
Alvanon, the global apparel business expert, has appointed May Fong to the position of senior consultant for the Asia Pacific region.
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Nanotex Introduces Durable Wear Technology for Apparel
Nanotex, a Crypton company and leading fabric innovator providing nanotechnology-based textile enhancements to the apparel, home and commercial/residential interiors markets, today introduced Nanotex Durable Wear technology for apparel.
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Wal-Mart Drops Welspun Egyptian-Cotton Sheets After Review
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will stop selling Welspun India Ltd.'s 100 percent Egyptian-cotton sheets over concerns about the products' provenance, dealing a fresh blow to a supplier embroiled in controversy.
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Glen Raven to Build $2M Solar Farm at South Carolina Manufacturing Center
Glen Raven Inc. plans to build a $2 million solar farm at its Anderson-based Sunbrella manufacturing center. The 1000-kW project will become the largest solar energy installation in the Upstate owned by a privately held company.
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Lectra's Cutting Room Technology to be Featured in Under Armour's New Manufacturing & Design Center
Lectra, a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, is pleased to announce that US-based global performance brand Under Armour has chosen Lectra as an official partner for its manufacturing and design center, the UA Lighthouse, which opened on June 28 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Change in Management at PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH
Robert Keilmann resigned from his position as Chairman of the Management Board at PFAFF Industriesysteme und Maschinen GmbH on August 31, 2016 for personal reasons and amicably left the company by mutual agreement with the shareholders.
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