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Dec 19 2012

65 Years of the Textiles Library

65 Years of the Textiles Library

extiles have been an important part of NC State University for over a century. The NC State College of Textiles has a rich history and is a world leader in textiles education. Over the years, a library collection has been developed to support the curriculum and research programs at the college, beginning with early courses in weaving and textile design through current research in areas such as biomedical textiles and textile nanotechnologies. The Burlington Textiles Library is unique in the United States for both the breadth and depth of its collections and ranks as a world-class textiles information center. Drawing on the holdings of the University Archives and the NCSU Libraries Special Collections Research Center, this exhibit features the highlights of the Burlington Textiles Library’s history

Dec 17 2012

Textile mills happy over growing yarn demand from China

Textile mills happy over growing yarn demand from China

LAHORE: Though the year 2012, which is about to end, like past few years confounded the problems of the industries with severe energy crisis, textile sector is still optimistic at the prospect of the opportunities knocking boisterously at the door.

One such is the inability of Chinese textile manufacturers to produce efficiently basic textiles, while the GSP Plus status from European Union is another. The propensity to add value was also a positive sign in 2012.

Gohar Ejaz Group Leader All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) said yarn exports from Pakistan to China are growing at an astonishing pace. “Two years back, our average monthly yarn exports were 40,000 tonnes, while average exports during last three months stood at 65,000 tonnes per month. The growth was mainly because of growing appetite for yarn in China,” he added.

Dec 12 2012

H&M Launches First Clothing Recycling Program

H&M Launches First Clothing Recycling Program

H&M is the first fashion company to launch a clothing collecting initiative worldwide. Starting in February 2013, customers will be able to drop off used garments in H&M stores worldwide. Sustainability is an important part of H&M’s offering, and H&M strives to reduce the environmental impact of clothes throughout their lifecycle.

Dec 10 2012

Heimtextil to point way towards future design concepts

Heimtextil to point way towards future design concepts

Spectacularly showcased, interactively brought to life and artistically conceived – an exceptional industry event awaits visitors and exhibitors at the trend show during next year’s Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles (9 to 12 January 2013).

In Forum 0, the Trend Show will provide an impressive insight into pioneering design developments – planned and executed by Stijlinstituut Amsterdam. The Trend Show will be complemented by talks by high-calibre speakers. With “Be inspired”,

Dec 06 2012

DuPont invests in US packaging development lab

DuPont invests in US packaging development lab

DuPont is adding new equipment to its Packaging & Industrial Polymers’ development laboratory, housed at company headquarters in the US.

A pilot-scale, nine-layer blown film line will be up and running by the first quarter of 2013, said Ann Hriciga, DuPont’s global application development manager, in a presentation at Pack Expo 2012, held 28-31 October in Chicago.

The nine-layer line is designed for flexibility and intended for developmental work, not commercial production. It can make film 1 to 10 mils thick and has nine separate extruders, so users have the ability to put nine different materials into a structure. Not all of the extruders are identical – some are tailored for specific materials – but they can be moved around, giving the user the flexibility to run a line of “a-b-c-d one day and d-b-c-a the next day,” she said.

Dec 05 2012

Amazon To Launch Online Fashion Store

Amazon To Launch Online Fashion Store

American online retailer Amazon are set to launch their own new premium online fashion store tomorrow as they make a bid to rival the likes of ASOS and Net-A-Porter.

Amazon will launch their new fashion store tomorrow as part of ‘Mega Monday’ the busiest online shopping day of the year. The new store will be located at amazon.co.uk/premium, and alike ASOS and Net-A-Porter the site will feature products from various top clothing brands.

Dec 04 2012

Lincoln’s slippers take star turn from Fremont to Hollywood

Lincoln’s slippers take star turn from Fremont to Hollywood

FREMONT — Gilbert Gonzalez didn’t give it much thought when he got a call a year and a half ago from a California firm requesting photos of Abraham Lincoln’s slippers.

The well-worn house slippers — presented as a gift to President Rutherford B. Hayes when he took office in 1878 — had been on permanent display at the Hayes Presidential Center in Fremont for years.

What surprised Mr. Gonzalez, the chief of photographic services at the Hayes, was learning that actor Daniel Day Lewis was sporting an exact replica of the slippers in the new Steven Spielberg film, Lincoln.

Nov 30 2012

The cost of cheap clothes at Wal-Mart, Sears

The cost of cheap clothes at Wal-Mart, Sears

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A deadly fire at a Bangladesh apparel factory that manufactured items for major U.S. stores like Wal-Mart and Sears raises troubling questions about the high cost of cheap clothing, and whether the world’s largest companies are doing enough to monitor worker conditions in their overseas production facilities.

A total of 112 people were killed and at least 200 more were injured in a fire Saturday at the Tazreen Fashions Factory, located near Bangladesh’s capital city Dhaka. Two days later, another apparel factory near Dhaka caught fire. Ten people were injured after jumping from windows to escape the inferno at the 10-story building. Eye witnesses say that managers had locked the windows and gates to the buildings, which had no fire escapes, effectively trapping the workers in.

Nov 29 2012

Invista and Exim Knits develop new Lycra fabrics

Invista and Exim Knits develop new Lycra fabrics

Invista is working with India’s Exim Knits to develop fabrics with Lycra fibre that possess the dual qualities of excellent recovery and enhanced elongation. Exim Knits Pvt. Ltd., which has stste of the art production facilities, is a manufacturer and exporter of knit, woven and organic cotton products which was established in India 21 years ago.

Nov 28 2012

3D printing: The hype, the hopes, the hurdles

3D printing: The hype, the hopes, the hurdles

MARANA, Ariz. – Three-dimensional printing: hype, or hope?

That’s the question industry leaders sought to answer at the Techonomy conference here in the sunny greater Tucson area. A panel of experts – Geomagic’s Ping Fu, Shapeways‘ Peter Weijmarshausen and PARC’s Stephen Hoover, with CNET’s own Paul Sloan moderating — discussed the promises, pitfalls and potential of a technology that allows almost anyone to turn a digital file into a perfect copy of a physical object, from puzzle pieces to airplane wings, in materials such as plastic, metal and rubberlike polymers.

Can 3D printing change the world? Let’s dive in.