The International Trade Commission Monday said it would continue with its antidumping investigation into polyester staple fiber imports from China. There is a “reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain polyester staple fiber from China that are allegedly sold in the United [...]
Legislation to implement certain rules of origin changes for apparel imported under the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) has taken its next step forward after being approved by the Senate late last week. The measure, which was attached to a pension bill, was passed by a Senate vote of 93-5 on Thursday (3 August) and [...]
Cotton Incorporated has merged two of its key divisions into one in an attempt to maintain demand for US cotton in the textile industry, and has formed a special group to educate Chinese textile makers. The company’s Fiber Quality Research and Fiber Management Research Divisions have now become the Fiber Competition Division. And the Engineered Fiber [...]
Infor, one of the world’s largest providers of enterprise software, has completed three acquisitions which broaden its offerings and provide a wider choice of products for customers. In addition to closing a deal to buy SSA Global, Infor has acquired Extensity, a supplier of financial performance management software, and Systems Union Group, a UK-based provider of [...]
Apparel group Liz Claiborne has signed a deal with Legxus International to design and make a range of Liz Claiborne-branded socks, trouser socks and tights. The collection will be launched to trade in the third quarter of 2006 and will go on sales at upmarket department and specialty stores in 2007. Claiborne president of licensing [...]
NEW YORK — The mystery golfers — and heat-fighters — at the Peerless golf outing were (left to right): brothers Jim and Ken Giddon of Rothman’s, Maurice Cohen of Sam’s, and Dana Katz of Milton’s. MRketplace.com is happy to report that all survived the brutal heat.
Multi-brand apparel company Sub-Urban Brands has secured Heidi Minx as a guest designer for a limited-edition line. Minx will create a version of the company’s signature WHITEBOY line. Minx’s pieces have been worn by rock artist Avril Lavigne and musician Bif Naked. “We’ve been looking forward to working with Heidi for quite some time,” said [...]
Walt Disney is to launch a range of upscale infants clothes and blankets, according to a report by Reuters. The entertainment and consumer goods giant will sell high-end cashmere, organic cotton and silk voile infant lines throught chains including Nordstrom, Federated and Bloomingdale’s.
Sports apparel and footwear company Foot Locker has reported second-quarter sales down 0.1% at US$1.30m, with flat sales both domestically and in Europe. Same-store sales during the second quarter fell also, by 1.3%. For the first half of the year sales decreased 0.5% to $2.67m, compared with $2.68m in the company’s corresponding period last year. Foot Locker [...]
Manufacturer Unifi has reported net losses for both the final quarter and full-year 2006, but the company was pleased with improvements over the period. The producer and processor of multi-filament polyester and nylon textured yarns had a fourth quarter net loss of $5.4m or $0.10 per share, improving on a net loss of $9.0m or $0.17 during the [...]