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Calif. Textile Firms Want Exit From Enron Deals

LOS ANGELES -- In an ironic twist, protectionary bankruptcy clauses Enron embedded in long-term gas contracts are now being used against the energy giant.

These clauses might help two of the California textile industry's larger players...

U.S. Mills Threatened As Quotas Are Lifted

WASHINGTON -- As the world of international trade counts down to 2005 and the elimination of major trade barriers, the fate of the domestic textile industry hangs in the balance.

In less than three years, quotas will be lifted on all...

Turks, Asians Get Into N.Y. Fabric Show Mix

NEW YORK -- A pair of international textile trade shows, featuring Turkish and Asian mills, bowed in Manhattan last week, seeking to take advantage of the buyer traffic stirred up by European Preview.


Textile Group Puts Pressure On Congress

NEW YORK -- In an effort to make sure Washington makes good on what it contends were promises to help the textile industry, the Northern Textile Alliance on Friday sent a letter to 159 congressmen stating its position on trade...

Bush Forms Task Force To Aid Textile States

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is creating an interagency task force to help the flagging domestic textile industry, a move that fulfills political promises made late last year to Capitol Hill lawmakers from textile-producing...

WTO Textile Issues Create A Marriage Of Convenience

NEW YORK -- In an effort to improve the chances of industrialized nations selling fabrics globally, textile-maker organizations from the U.S., European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey have agreed to take a unified lobbying stance with their...

Milliken Set For Return To ATMI?

NEW YORK -- The Washington lobbyist for textile titan Roger Milliken said the magnate would consider returning to the American Textile Manufacturers Institute following the organization's restructuring of its staff.

As reported, the...

How Much Is That Koos In The Window?

LOS ANGELES -- Koos Van den Akker is everywhere these days.

With the hallmark textile collages that he's crafted since the Seventies now referenced in the spring collections of Balenciaga Le Dix, Marc Jacobs and others, the Dutch-born...

German Firm Buys Texworld

FRANKFURT -- The Messe Frankfurt has taken over the Paris textile fair Texworld.

Texworld runs concurrently with the Premiere Vision fabric fair. It is a forum for non-European fabric makers, who are not allowed to exhibit at PV, to...

Apparel Imports Suffer Biggest Drop In 5 Years

WASHINGTON -- With the economy entrenched in recession, apparel imports dropped 6.8 percent in November against a year ago, marking the fourth consecutive monthly decline in 2001 and the largest one-month decline in five years, the Commerce...


TALKING TURKEY: The International Textile and Apparel Sourcing Exhibition will be held March 8-10 at the CNR International Exhibition Center in Istanbul, Turkey. Organized by Istanbul Trade Fairs, the show will bring together more than 300...

State Dept. Sets Turkey Trade Talks

WASHINGTON -- Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit, who met this week with President Bush and other key trade officials in a bid for a preferential trade agreement, is not going home completely empty handed.

The U.S. State Department announced...

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