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MORE GLOBE SPANDEX: Spandex maker Globe Manufacturing, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, said it is increasing production at its Tuscaloosa, Ala., plant 33 percent. The new production, which is expected to come on stream in June, will boost the company's overall spandex capacity to nearly 20 million pounds annually.
Globe officials said the expansion should add 10 to 15 jobs at the plant, which currently employs about 125.
To serve the Los Angeles market more effectively, Globe has established a warehouse and distribution center there.
Globe, based in Fall River, Mass., also has spandex plants in Fall River and in Gastonia, N.C. The privately held company had sales estimated at $70 million last year.

DUPONT AND MOM: First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donna Hanover Giuliani--wife of New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani--are among mothers who on Thursday will be receive 1995 Outstanding Mother Awards from the National Mother's Day Committee.
The reception and luncheon, sponsored by DuPont and The New York Times, is being held at the Sheraton New York Hotel in Imperial Ballroom A.
Other moms being honored are Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) and Jane Hanson, WNBC-TV news anchor.
Reservations are required and can be made through the Mother's Day Council in New York.

KLOEDEN TO HEAD IWS: Adrian Kloeden has been named managing director of the International Wool Secretariat, effective May 8.
Kloeden will succeed Richard Excell, who left the post in January, and will be based at the IWS's headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.
Kloeden is managing director of Brash's, a home entertainment retailer in Australia.
Mac Drysdale, chairman of the IWS, noted that Brash's appointment comes as the organization is set to launch a $70 million international advertising program.

BACK IN FABRICS: After a nine-year hiatus, The Fashion Group International, New York, is reinstating its fabric show, with an exhibition of about 1,500 fabrics for spring 1996. The show, to run April 24 to May 5, is being held at the organization's offices at 597 Fifth Ave.
"We're giving the apparel market an opportunity to see the best 1996 fabrics from the U.S., Europe and Asia from a trend viewpoint," said Carole D'Arconte, fabric committee chairwoman and president of Color Portfolio Inc., a color and trend forecaster. "In this way, people can view the fabrics easily to interpret them into merchandised lines."
D'Arconte said the group had ceased holding the show "to put emphasis on other areas aside from the fabrics industry."
In addition to the fabrics, print designs from 20 art studios will also be displayed. The show, which will be presented in a resource library format, will offer a color card, a glossary of fabric resources and a trend report. The exhibit is open to everyone, for $25, D'Arconte said.

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