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    Another strike at the largest port in the U.K.


    The second strike in a few weeks at the Port of Felixstowe could put further strain on supply chains. The union called a nine-day strike on Tuesday Sept. 27. The Port of Felixstowe is the largest port in the U.K. Already last month, about 1,900 port employees participated in a ...

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    NFW Footwear Collective is growing


    New Balance and Wolverine Worldwide have joined Natural Fiber Welding’s Footwear Collective, a cooperative platform aiming to reduce the environmental impact of footwear across the value chain. Curect members include Allbirds, Camper, Deckers and Ralph Lauren. Katy O’Brien, senior manager of innovation at New Balance, said: “We have been ...

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    The EU supports circular sportswear project with funds


    An initiative to make 100 percent bio-based performance sportswear is to get funding from the European Commission as part of its S4 Fashion project, with the contribution of the EU’s European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). BioAce is a joint project from Circuvate, a German sustainable materials consultancy, ...

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    A new Fashion Innovation Center in New York


    New York governor Kathy Hochul has announced $10 million in state funding for the establishment of a new Fashion Innovation Center (FIC), which will focus on promoting New York State-produced smart and sustainable textiles. Hochul announced the FIC during New York Fashion Week, on Sept. 7-14. “The Fashion Innovation Center ...

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    Comeback of Munich Fabric Start after the pandemic


    Source: Munich Fabric Start The 50th edition of Munich Fabric Start, the international fabric trade show in Munich, which was held from Aug. 30 to Sep. 1, hosted around 900 exhibitors from 40 countries on a total exhibition area of 45,000 square meters. The event’s exhibition area ...

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    Strong start of the Functional Fabric Fair in New York


    Functional Fabric Fair New York – powered by Performance Days® is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest trends in fabric development for the functional textile industry and provides a suitable marketplace in the U.S. for sourcing high-performance functional fabrics and accessories. On July 19-20, for the first time in three ...

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    Sri Lanka apparel forum sees apparel sector unaffected by political turmoil


    In the face of the current political development in Sri Lanka, the country’s Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) has called on all party leaders to urgently clear the way for an all-party government with elections as soon as possible to restore stability and rebuild confidence in the country - locally ...

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    Coats acquires Texon


    Coats Group, a U.K.-based manufacturer of industrial yarns, has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Texon, a supplier of components and materials for footwear, accessories and apparel for Nike, Adidas and other brands, for an enterprise value of $237 million and a total cash value of $211 million after deductions ...

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    Double-digit sales growth for sporting goods in Spain


    Sales of sporting goods in Spain (sell-out) grew by 11 percent in 2021 compared to 2020 and reached €8.58 million, according to a report elaborated by Sportpanel for the Spanish trade association Afydad. The increase was primarily driven by the bicycle sector, which registered a 10.8 percent increase versus 2020 ...

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    Opinion: Fighting the good fight


    In the last 30 years, Sri Lanka has lived through a debilitating civil war, a tsunami, the Easter Sunday bomb attacks and the two-year-long pandemic. As a nation, we have battled through them all, emerging bruised but not broken. We are resilient, and yet again, we will overcome the current ...

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    EU and New Zealand agree on free trade agreement


    The European Union and New Zealand have agreed on a joint Free Trade Agreement (FTA). According to estimates, trade could increase by around 30 percent. The EU is currently already New Zealand’s third-largest trading partner. In addition to consumers and trading companies, agriculture is also expected to benefit. “Our EU-NZ ...

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    Closed paper mill in Finnish Lapland becomes Infinited Fibers' new factory


    After talking earlier this year of plans (as reported by our sister publication, The Outdoor Industry Compass) to invest some €220 million in a new regenerated textile fiber factory – though no site had reportedly been found at the time – fashion and textile technology company Infinited Fiber Company now ...

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    ANWR Group to add 2,500sqm to Mainhausen order center for new showrooms


    ANWR Group announced plans to add a new building to its existing Ordercenter O1 on the Mainhausen Campus in Germany. Following the building permit submission, the symbolic groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for October 2022, with completion planned for December 2023. Showrooms ranging in size from 100 to 500 square meters ...

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    Bangladesh harbor depot fire: 49 dead, hundreds injured, millions worth of garments destroyed


    At least 49 people, including seven firefighters, died, and at least 300 people were injured when a fire broke out at a container depot in Bangladesh over the weekend, triggering a massive chemical explosion, according to several media reports. The fire broke out late Saturday night at the depot in ...

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    Container xChange: Peak shipping season could be worse than last year


    More than half (51 percent) of 200 forwarders, traders and shippers surveyed recently by Container xChange, a Hamburg, Germany-based technology infrastructure provider for container logistics companies, are predicting a “worse” third quarter shipping season than in 2021 when cargo surges resulted in record container shipping freight rates, delivery delays, port ...

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    New Balance joins Land to Market


    New Balance has announced its membership in Land to Market, an outcome-based verified sourcing solution for raw materials from verified regenerative land with headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. Regenerative agriculture is a conservation and rehabilitation approach to food and farming systems that goes beyond sustainability to improve the entire ecosystem continuously. ...

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    JP Modatex premiers stretch linen with DuPont Sonora fibers


    JP Modatex, an Indian manufacturer of premium and specialty ring spun yarns for apparel and home textiles, has managed to blend linen fibers with DuPont’s Sonora stable fibers, a partially plant-based polymer material, to create ring-spun linen-based yarns and fabrics that offer comfort stretch. As linen is so far impossible ...

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    Keynote speakers for Better Cotton Conference announced


    The Better Cotton Conference in Malmö, Sweden, on June 22 and 23, has announced two of its keynote speakers: Balubhai Parmar and Lacy Vardeman. Parmar is a cotton grower from Gujarat, India, who leads an enterprising group of Better Cotton farmers that are all small enterprises. At the conference, he ...

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    Performance Days & The Loop: The industry reunion on April 27-28


    The specialized ingredient sourcing show Performance Days and its digital version The Loop are thoughtfully aligned with the sourcing schedules of the industry and give product designers and managers the chance to finally meet in person again. On April 27 and 28, the industry is offered the chance for face-to-face ...

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    Indian apparel sector expects boost thanks to trade agreement with Australia


    The India-Australia Free Trade Agreement, officially called the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AIECTA), is the first trade agreement India has signed with a developed economy in more than a decade. Negotiations began in 2011 but were suspended in 2015 as talks stalled over issues such as market access ...