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MARCASIANO GETS POST AT HAMPSHIRE KNIT UNIT

NEW YORK -- Mary Jane Marcasiano has been named director of design at the women's sweater division of Hampshire Designers Inc., a new post.
Marcasiano, founder and...

– September 24, 1997

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VENTURE'S STRUGGLE

Byline: Vicki M. Young

NEW YORK -- Venture Stores Inc. is taking aggressive steps to stem the tide of red ink, but even after signing a $135 million financing deal, retail analysts are...

– September 24, 1997

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MARZOTTO NET LEAPS 54.7%

MILAN -- Marzotto reported net profit in the first half rose 54.7 percent to $13.1 million (22.9 billion lire) as sales rose 20 percent to $686.8 million (1.2 trillion lire).
A year...

– September 24, 1997

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PORTER JOINS NIKE AS VP, GMM IN U.S.

NEW YORK -- George Porter, a 23-year veteran of Levi Strauss & Co., has joined Nike as vice president and general manager of its U.S. region, a new post.
He will be based at...

– September 24, 1997

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RETROSPETTIVA IPO SEEN RAISING $6M

Byline: Jennifer Owens

WASHINGTON -- Retrospettiva Inc. plans to generate $6 million for fabric and equipment in an initial public offering involving 1 million shares and...

– September 24, 1997

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BOUTIQUE SHOW BUYERS SEEK NOVELTY, COMFORT

Byline: Karen Parr

NEW YORK -- Retailers sought the unusual and the comfy as they shopped for holiday goods at the recent International Fashion Boutique...

– September 24, 1997

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CHARGEURS NET LEAPS 172.2 PERCENT IN HALF

PARIS -- French textile giant Chargeurs reported net profits in the first half rose 172.2 percent as sales gained 3.6 percent.
Net income for the six months was $24.7...

– September 23, 1997

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WHAT'S COMING

Byline: Alessandra Ilari

MILAN -- Italian designers aren't planning a fashion revolution this season.
Instead, they're adding a breezy touch to ideas that surfaced a season ago, especially...

– September 23, 1997

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LUNCH CROWD

Forget Hurricane Linda and El Nino -- Rita Wilson hit Malibu like a tidal wave last week when she hosted a party at her California beach house in aid of Children's Action Network.
Just hours before her...

– September 23, 1997

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MILLS TOLD GLOBAL'S NOT JUST EXPORTS

NEW YORK -- With retail sales of apparel leveling off, textile producers should be prepared for a raft of new retail strategies that will drive global change up and down the...

– September 23, 1997

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ASIAN YARN FAIR FRAY

Byline: Betsy May Veloo

HONG KONG -- Novelty yarns -- metallic, printed, velvet and other treatments -- topped buyers' shopping lists in a battle of two European-sponsored yarn fairs...

– September 23, 1997

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FALL '98: SOFT FOCUS

Byline: Allegra Holch

NEW YORK -- Activewear fabrics used to be all about bright, bold, aggressive colors and patterns. But for fall '98, the mood is shifting to a more subtle...

– September 23, 1997

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