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India slashes cotton import duty

April 13th, 2022

The Ministry of Finance of India has announced that there will be no import duty on cotton for the period of April 14, 2022 through September 30, 2022. This news is welcomed by the Indian textile industry, which has been making calls to the government to allow duty-free import of cotton to stay competitive against […]

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Accelerating Circularity updates USA trial status

March 30th, 2022

The EPA estimates 11 million tons of textiles are dumped into landfills each year. Accelerating Circularity Inc. (ACP) embarked on trials in the USA in the fourth quarter of 2021 to demonstrate that spent textiles are too good to waste. The organization’s mission is to establish systems that will use the embedded value and resources […]

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NYES creating 500 jobs at Brooklyn Army Terminal

March 28th, 2022

Brooklyn Army Terminal building in N.Y. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that New York Embroidery Studio (NYES) will be the newest tenant at the Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT), signing the largest new lease at the terminal in three years and filling one of the largest spaces at BAT. This expansion will create more […]

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MAS unveils global expansion drive

March 14th, 2022

MAS Fabric Park in Thulhiriya, Sri Lanka MAS Holdings, South Asia’s largest apparel and textile manufacturer, has announced plans to significantly expand its global footprint, seeking to capitalize on opportunities stemming from the pandemic while aligning further with the needs of its customers. The company’s global growth strategy is set to further enhance the speed […]

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GOTS marks 20th anniversary with all-time high in certified facilities

February 24th, 2022

Record high: 12,338 (+19%) GOTS certified facilities in 79 countries in 2021. Twenty years after its inception, the textile processing standard for organic fibers records new all-time high figures: 18 Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Approved Certification Bodies report a total of 12,338 certified facilities (+19%) in 79 countries (+11%).   “What seemed utopian to many […]

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Coloreel and Hirsch Solutions expand partnership

February 22nd, 2022

Coloreel, with its unique technology for digital dyeing of textile thread on-demand, expands partnership with U.S. distributor of embroidery machines, Hirsch Solutions. Hirsch Solutions, Huntersville, N.C., is a distributor of embroidery machines and other decoration equipment on the U.S. market, with a large network of high-end customers in the textile and decoration industry. With the […]

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Jennifer Knight named as deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials

February 17th, 2022

The Biden Administration has appointed Jennifer Knight to the office of deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Knight will oversee the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), the Office of Materials Industries and the Office of Consumer Goods within the International Trade Administration’s Industry and Analysis […]

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Automotive textiles market worth $31.75 billion by 2024

July 11th, 2016

The global automotive textiles market is expected to reach $31.75 billion by 2024, according to a new report by San Francisco-based Grand View Research Inc. Increasing automobile production, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, and a favorable regulatory scenario is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The textiles are used in auto […]

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