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The Outsourcing Evolution – in men’s clothing

The Outsourcing Evolution – in men’s clothing – Statistical Data Included Jules Abend Supply chain shifts in he U.S. tailored clothing industry are moving more volume makers toward global sourcing — and mid-range makers may soon he following in their footsteps. Looking at official U.S. trade statistics, it’s apparent that tailored clothing is giving way […]

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The power of employee handbooks

The power of employee handbooks Gene Levine QUESTION: “My company has grown and I’ve decided that I need to write an employee handbook. What should it include and how can I ensure its purpose?” – MRP, via the Internet ANSWER: If your business has grown to the point where you are losing day-to-day contact with […]

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Lectra gains new footholds in CAD/CAM market

Lectra gains new footholds in CAD/CAM market – Lectra Systemes Shawn Meadows In a push to expand its global reach and offer customers more comprehensive business solutions – from textile design to virtual merchandising – CAD/CAM power player Lectra Systemes has recently expanded its portfolio with several acquisitions and a new strategic alliance. The details […]

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Hankins has designs on the modern woman

Hankins has designs on the modern woman – fashion designer Anthony Mark Hankins Anthony Mark Hankins was fiercely ambitious about making a name in couture from the age of 7, when, so the story goes, he designed his first dress for his mother. She wore it to a wedding, crooked seams and all. From there, […]

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Industry Experts Join Forces

Industry Experts Join Forces Lisa R. Rabon [[TC].sup.2]/ICG Consulting Alliance to Serve U.S. Interests in Latin America [[TC].sup.2], the Textile/Clothing Technology Corp., has formed a strategic alliance with ICG, an international consulting group, to offer a comprehensive range of bilingual consulting services throughout Latin America. The new joint venture partnership, [[TC].sup.2]/ICG LLC, will assist companies […]

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Getting more for the money … working faster and smarter: learn how to streamline the digitizing process and pump up profits – Special Report: Embroidery, part 2

Getting more for the money … working faster and smarter: learn how to streamline the digitizing process and pump up profits – Special Report: Embroidery, part 2 – includes related article Tim Vack Time is a limited resource, and as the old saying goes: “Time is money.” Within the embroidery industry, this adage means that […]

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Machinery, equipment & supplies

Machinery, equipment & supplies product Cutting Bias-cutting/crosscutting equipment Chandler Machine Sales Co. Inc. Duncan Technologies Inc., a Member of the Erhardt & Leimer Group Dunlap Sales Inc. Dunn Trim & Binding Dynatex Textiles Inc. John E. Fox Inc. (The Fox Company) Georgia Attachment Co. Inc. IMCA USA Inc. Joe Anne Co. International Inc. Maimin Technology […]

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services – Directory

services – Directory Agents: sourcing agencies, brokers, customs services Advanced Apparel Associates Argus International Inc. Atlanta Consulting International Inc. Irving Berkowitz Co. BTA Cal Safety Compliance (CSCC) Cheung Hing Hong Lining Co. Ltd. Cone International Marketing Contract Apparel Network Inc. Customs & Trade Services Inc. Deringer Dynatech Silkscreen Services Inc. Eastern Caribbean Investment Promotion Service […]

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The State of Vietnam’s Apparel Industry

The State of Vietnam’s Apparel Industry Niki Tait Having forged trade alliances with export markets around the world, Vietnam is garnering more attention as an apparel manufacturing locale. Bobbin takes a closer look at the country, which currently is being considered for normal trade relations status with the United States. Vietnam already is a low-cost […]

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Luggage Makers look for new growth paths

Luggage Makers look for new growth paths – Luggage and Leather Goods Manufacturers Association Jules Abend Facing increasing price pressures and lengthy consumer purchase cycles, makers of luggage, bags and continually update their products and selling strategies stay at the top of the game. The U.S. luggage and leather goods market, like the apparel market, […]