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AAFA

Government and Trade

Apparel Industry on Edge Over Trump, GOP Trade Plans

The implications of the proposed border adjustment tax and the threat to renegotiate or scrap the North American Free Trade Agreement has executives agitated.

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Looks from the NYDJ "Fit Is Everything" campaign.

Denim

NYDJ Teams With Clothes4Souls in Jeans Donation Initiative

Starting Wednesday and throughout 2017, NYDJ will donate an item of clothing to Clothes4Souls when a customer tries on a pair of jeans during designated events and promotions.

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Downlite

Government and Trade

Supply Chain Undeterred in Environmental Efforts

There is some concern that advances will be counteracted by action to roll back environmental protections and laws by the Trump administration.

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Hollister’s Advanced Stretch jeans

Textiles

Invista Exploring Sale of Apparel & Advanced Textiles Unit

Invista, a unit of Koch Industries, said options include potentially selling or further investing in the business.

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Textiles

China Supreme Court Upholds Huntsman’s Patent Infringement Case

In earlier decisions, lower courts ruled that Colva had infringed on Huntsman’s Chinese patent.

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MOL Benefactor

Government and Trade

Retailers Urge Labor, Management to Avoid One-Day Port Shutdown

Thousands of companies rely on East Coast and Gulf Coast ports.

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A Made in New York Campus is Planted in Brooklyn

Government and Trade

Fashion Industry Plays Role in NYC Job Growth

New York has seen strong job growth in recent years with initiatives to spur further gains, and the fashion industry is playing a key role.

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The TFA is aimed at speeding up the shipment of goods across borders.

Government and Trade

WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Ratified

The agreement seeks to expedite the movement, release and clearance of goods across borders.

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Government and Trade

NCC Joins Group Calling for Restraint on Budget Cuts

The group noted that the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the 2014 Farm Bill has cost far less than projected.

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Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Retailers Withdraw From Bangladesh Apparel Summit

Their decision to withdraw is said to be in response to the campaign of repression against the labor movement carried out by the Bangladesh government and factory owners.

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Rick Helfenbein

Government and Trade

East Africa Trade Hub and AAFA Join on Sourcing Pact

The agreement launches the East Africa Cotton, Textile and Apparel Initiative to establish sustainable workforce development programs in the region.

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The ADNAS lab

Textiles

Applied DNA Sciences Expands Patent Portfolio

Applied DNA’s U.S. and global patent portfolio now totals 44, with 84 applications pending.

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James Hayward.

Textiles

Applied DNA Builds Recurring Revenue in Synthetic Fiber Market

This synthetics supply chain experience has accelerated contract discussions in progress with other man-made fiber manufacturers.

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Supima

Textiles

Supima Creates ‘Everyday Reimagined’ Ad Campaign

The campaign was shot by Scheltens & Abbenes under the direction of creative agency Graj + Gustavsen.

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Cordura

Textiles

Cordura Launches 50th Anniversary Microsite

The site is designed to showcase brands, mills, collaborations and innovations.

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