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Asian Neighbors Pick Up Production

Spiraling energy and freight costs coupled with rising wages and other expenses in China's Pearl River Delta, the world's premier textile and apparel...

Energy Crisis Hampers Pakistan Textile Production

Pakistan continues to face a growing energy crisis adversely affecting the efficiency of its textile sector.

Industry Imports Fall in March

Apparel and textile imports dropped sharply in March while the U.S. trade deficit narrowed, an indicator of the severe slowdown in the economy.

Innovative Approach For Domestic Mills

Fabrics on display at Material World focused on fashion, performance and the environment, often in one package.

Pitching In

In an effort to keep pace with the rising demand for organic and environmentally friendly fabrics and apparel, synthetic fiber manufacturers have sought to...

Green Leads Interstoff Asia

Organizers of Interstoff Asia Essential began repositioning the fair toward eco-friendly textiles last year and this edition saw the results of those moves.

Japan's Lament: Currency and Cost

The Japanese textile industry continues to stagnate, as unfavorable exchange rates and surging production in China and other low-cost countries bite into...

Women's Wholesale Prices Dip but PPI Spurs Inflation Concerns

Wholesale prices for U.S.-made women's and girls' apparel fell a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in January, compared with December, and declined 0.3...

China Economy, Apparel Evolve

Although China seems to be losing ground as the world's top apparel manufacturer, many experts say this is a natural part of its economic development.

Fighting Recession Focus of Unica

Italian textile firms plan to deal with a potential U.S. recession the same way they have tried to stave off Asian competition - by stressing quality,...

Good Times

Manufacturers at Première Vision Preview are presenting a softer side of the Seventies for spring 2009. Disco metallics make room for pastel paisleys,...

Mills Feeling Pinch of Economic Pressures

Organizers of next week's circuit of international textile shows here are preparing to face buyers whose fears of a recession and a depressed retail...

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