Opportunity awaits a stronger textile industry

January 24th, 2022

Changes in trade policy are designed to support “investments here at home” and strengthen U.S. global competitiveness. Editor’s note: Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles, responds to questions on issues of importance to companies in the textile industry, particularly those engaged in international trade. Q: Supply chain issues persist, as we all know. Businesses […]

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Organization makes the case for Midwestern reshoring

March 22nd, 2021

Ohio-based organization Heartland Forward recently released a study titled, “Reshoring America: Can the Heartland Lead the Way?” The organization’s mission is to improve economic performance in the geographic center of the U.S. In the study co-authored by Joel Kotkin, Michael Lind and Dave Shideler it asserts that, although the pandemic has had overwhelming impacts, the […]

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The supply chain: changes and predictions

November 3rd, 2020

Dr. King Mukherjee, founder of Global Impex USA, led an afternoon session on supply chain management and global sourcing during IFAI Virtual Expo 2020. The session explored how the international business supply chain has changed in the past few years, how the domestic and international market will change in the future, and how the current […]

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Textile counterfeiting DNA to improve supply chain integrity

September 18th, 2015

In an era of false profits, it is incumbent on every manufacturer of consumer-facing products to ensure that their supply chain is intact and honest. Counterfeits sometime share no common content with their originals—original models that are marketed by those companies who worked (and spent) hard to establish their markets and deliver honest claims. Other […]

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Sympatex joins sustainable apparel coalition

May 15th, 2015

German functional-fabric maker Sympatex Technologies has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), and will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool—the Higg Index—to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain. The SAC hosts more than 150 global brands, retailers and manufacturers, as well as government, nonprofit environmental organizations and academic institutions, which are collectively committed to […]

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Sigmatex wins U.K. funding to produce lighter vehicles

April 14th, 2015

English carbon-fiber manufacturer Sigmatex has been awarded funding from the U.K. through the Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) for a project that aims to produce higher volumes of composites in the UK to accelerate the building of lighter vehicles. The Sigmatex Lightweighting Excellence Programme (LX) has been awarded 3.8 million pounds (U.S. $5.6 million) […]

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