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Cellular textile and 3D Printing: Designing for perfection
Technology has been changing the face and nature of work and the value of skills since the starting of the industrial revolution. This has resulted in change in demand for conventional skills. In textile sector also, the technology has evolved and today even the most basic process of knitting and weaving have changed. Today textiles known as cellular textiles can be created with the help of 3D printing. The complex interlocking patterns have not deterred the young designers from learning and ....
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Apparel industry of Ethiopia sailing ahead
The potential of Ethiopia as an apparel manufacturing centre is growing with rapid foreign investments. It is the fifth fastest developing economy in the whole of Africa and in the world of public investment, it ranks third. According to an investment management firm, the average GDP growth of Ethiopia is 10.7 percent for the past ten years and the population is expected to grow to 90 million in the next two decades, thereby increasing the production capacity of the nation.

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The U S market most lucrative option for African textile industry
Despite the African textile industry's potential to reduce escalating unemployment levels, poverty levels, boost economic power, influence of various African nations and the entire continent at large on the global market, the industry has undergone through several setbacks in the past centuries ranging from political influence, stiff competition, low technology, inadequate technical human resource and inadequate market among others however various strategic measures have been taken to revive ....
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Georgia - binding its way to further develop its textile
The efficiency of labour has a huge impact on overall productivity and profits of any organisation. Countries like Georgia in Europe are among the few places where there is abundance of young labour, and also Georgia has been remarkable with regard to fulfilling the market demand for continuous growth in the highly qualified labour force. Georgia's apparel and textile history dates back to its Soviet Republic days and even then the country was one of the most developed regions in textile and ....
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Europe's textile retail: Slow and steady wins the race
The retail sales are an indicator of the global economy's progress and reflect the spending patterns, as well as highlight habits of the consumers. The people and companies involved in manufacturing, distributing, marketing and selling of goods can benefit when the economy moves forward. When consumers hold off the decision of buying something, the decision overall weighs on the economy and makes it slow down.

In the case of textiles, the retail sector has seen its ups and downs ....
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Government subsidies and trade policies influencing cotton industry
Most of the countries give subsidy for cotton production aiming to promote the growth of the cotton industry. It has been noticed that since the reporting of government subsidy began in 1997-98, there has been a tough negative correlation between the government subsidies and cotton prices. When the prices of cotton are high, subsidies tend to decline and when the prices are low, subsidies rise. Cotton is a crucial crop for many poor countries of the world. Cotton subsidies not only influence ....
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The magical world of future forward textile
The modern times are about turning anything to a fad. Be it fitness, music, fashion, or anything else. Technology and innovation are crucial to taking these global fads to the next level. Technology and innovation are one of world's most significant sectors that play a vital role in almost all the other sectors. The biggest names in textile sector ensure that they arrange funds specially allotted to development of technology and creation of ideas involving innovation in fabrics.

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Self-repairing textiles - mending its way into future
Smart textile innovations are opening up a brand new avenue for producers and bringing new purposes to it, moving beyond the conventional. Today, textiles are being used for architecture, in wearable technologies, as environmentally responsible fabrics, and bio leathers. With the help of nanotechnology many value additions can be made to a normal piece of textile material.

Taking the textile industry a step further to the future of fabrics is a mind blogging invention of different ....
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India's handloom sector discovers its own path
Much before the organised global society made an appearance, the fashion scenes of individual countries were predominantly ruled by traditional clothing industry. With advent of the global society, designers started enjoying liberty to merge various cultures and design apparel that catered to the international audience. Conversely, the magnitude of fashion going global also impacted the local art and tradition. The traditional methods of making fabric and apparels were transformed. Thus, ....
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Troubling times for U.S.'s teen apparel retail
The retail apparel markets have developed beyond imagination and with that the marketing strategies also have changed. There are several ways to lure the buyers of any given age group and not many can resist the temptation to buy garments even without needing them. There are campaigns targeted at a specific group in order to ensure that the retail stores reach the set sales target and in such a scenario, it can even appear that it is a smooth sailing for retail apparel stores. Nevertheless, ....
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