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Friedlander Highlead

North Carolina-Based Pharr to Leave Textiles with Yarn Division Sales
After 80 years, the McAdenville company known as Pharr Yarns is officially out of the textile business. Company officials announced the sale of multiple divisions to separate companies. Coats Group, which has its headquarters in London, has agreed to purchase Pharr's High-Performance business line. Mannington Mills, which has its headquarters in New Jersey, will purchase Pharr Fibers & Yarns and Phenix Flooring.
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Henderson Sewing

The Performance Principle
For over 400 years, chairs have been produced at Polstermöbel Oelsa's facility in Rabenau, which is why historians refer to Rabenau as the cradle of the European sitting furniture craft. Oelsa makes around 140 models of upholstered furniture, from traditional styles to modern, based on ingenious just-in-time production.
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Pathfinder

New SPESA Member Impactiva
Impactiva offers services focused on quality and efficiency for the footwear and apparel industry, ranging from quality control to sophisticated customized Lean transformations.
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Innovation in Green: EFI Reggiani Green Processes and Sustainable Solutions
Textile solutions from Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (EFI) are changing the way textile and apparel products are designed and produced, bringing environmental sustainability to the industry in a big way.
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Methods Workshop

Vietnamese Textile Firms See Profits Drop
Vietnamese textile firms reported a fall in profits in the first nine months as orders from major markets dried up. Their pre-tax profits fell 13.8 percent year-on-year and revenues by 1.6 percent, according to a recent report by Hanoi-based brokerage VNDIRECT.
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Successfully Tracing Organic Cotton with Innovative Technologies
The pioneering Organic Cotton Traceability Pilot successfully combines on-product markers and blockchain technology to track organic cotton from farm to consumer; a first in the apparel industry. The multi-stakeholder initiative is a collaboration between Fashion for Good, C&A Foundation and the Organic Cotton Accelerator, with support from C&A, Kering, PVH Corp. and Zalando with Bext360 as the leading technology partner.
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C and C

Adidas Deploys Speedfactory Technology at Asian Suppliers by the End of This Year
Adidas will discontinue production at the two Speedfactories in Ansbach, Germany, and Atlanta, USA, by April 2020 at the latest. Starting at the end of this year, Adidas will use its Speedfactory technologies to produce athletic footwear at two of its suppliers in Asia.
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Messe Frankfurt

Electronic Shoe Post-Bed Series PFAFF 1571/1574/1591
The current generation of PFAFF shoe post-bed machines, that is viewed in the industry as the mother of all shoe machines, is the most frequently copied industrial shoe post-bed machine.
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India Will Not Join Asian Trade Pact
India declines to join an Asia Pacific trade pact that would form a major trading bloc involving the region's top economies and cover nearly a third of the world's gross domestic product.
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