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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...

Making A Splash

NEW YORK -- They were splashy and fun in the Sixties, and this season, Marimekko prints are back. The renaissance of the Finnish textile firm's designs started in home furnishings not long ago, and then the bright, childlike patterns turned...

Guilford Mills Makes Its Exit From U.S. Apparel Production

NEW YORK -- The deteriorating economic outlook in the domestic textile industry has lead Guilford Mills Corp. to shutter the last of its U.S. apparel fabrics manufacturing operations. It will continue to produce apparel fabrics in...

ATMI Plans Layoffs Of Its Own

NEW YORK -- Following in the footsteps of many of its largest members, the American Textile Manufacturers Institute said Tuesday that it plans to eliminate four senior staff positions.

In a related...

KTA Forecast: Dark And Cloudy

NEW YORK -- The U.S. textile industry is a very sick patient, said consultant Nicholas Hahn at a Wednesday financial forecast for the Knitted Textile Association, but the situation is not terminal.

The seminar, held at Arno Ristorante...

Turkey Eyes Trade Deal

WASHINGTON -- The line for apparel and textile relief is about to get longer.

Turkey's prime minister, trade minister and a delegation of business owners plan to meet with U.S. officials next week to explore initiating discussions on a...

Textiles Eke Out Small Gain in Grim Year

NEW YORK -- The U.S. textile industry managed to return to profitability last year, but just barely and at a great cost of jobs, as it faced its sixth consecutive year of volume declines.

The American...


Jeffrey White left his position as president of S. Shamash & Sons Inc., a New York-based textile importer, and will act as an exclusive consultant for Shamash. His future role was unclear in a story on page 2, Dec. 26.

No Fire Sale: FDNY Launches Real Thing

NEW YORK -- The city's bravest are looking to protect their good name.

The New York City Fire Department, whose...

Customs Adds Advance Ports

WASHINGTON -- In a move to shorten the time spent processing imported apparel, the U.S. Customs Service has increased, to 19 from four, the number of...

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