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Vietnam ready for an ‘automatic’ shift in technology

The Vietnam industry is moving to imbibe greater automation, compelling machine manufacturers to beeline for the country hoping to get a bigger share of the growing business. Among the growing number of such machine providers are many Chinese companies like Euromac, MAQI, Ngai Shing and Hikari. According to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as many as 86 per cent of workers in the garment-textiles and leather-footwear industries worldwide may face unemployment […]

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Gerber to host traveling technology shows in US to promote digitization

Gerber Technology, the world leader in integrated software and automation solutions for the apparel market, is going to host industry’s first traveling technology showcase – Roadshow West in New York on 24th February and Roadshow East in San Francisco, USA on 28th February that will help attendees discover digital technology to maximize profitability, promote collaboration and accelerate time to market. The highlights of the roadshows include Digitization in FashionTech – key trends and how to compete in […]

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Vision Sewing: A Technology with a Future

Sewing involves complex tasks of manipulating the fabric, the material and its orientation through an industrial sewing machine. The sewing process may involve one or more than one ply. Sewing decorative patterns or attaching patches, appliqués requires movement of fabrics in x-y coordinate in respect to needle point. The pattern tacking (earlier called x-y tacker) cyclic sewing machine, which has clamp feed for fabric movement, is an example of the same. Joining more than one […]

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American university to develop robots for advanced manufacturing

Clemson University (CU) has collaborated with Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, a robotics institute affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop next-generation robots for advanced manufacturing across textile industries. Funded by United States Department of Defence (DOD) to develop, demonstrate and facilitate early adoption of novel robotic solutions, the institute has received US $ 80 million from the DOD and the remaining US $ 173 million from partner organizations. The DOD has awarded US $ 250 million to […]

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The Race for Automation…

The data by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation shows that the global shipments of electronic flat knitting machines (used in fully-fashioned sweater production) were up by 31 per cent in 2014, of which 85 per cent made their way to Asia. If China grabbed a major share of the total shipment to Asia (accounting for 42 per cent), Bangladesh came a close second followed by Vietnam in third. According to Shima Seiki, around 8,000 machines […]

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Robots, a mighty challenge for Vietnamese garment workers

According to a recent report released by International Labour organization (ILO), workers in Vietnam’s two major and growing production sectors – garments and electronics – are at risk. The study found that 86 per cent of garment workers are facing increased automation and could be replaced by robots in the coming decades. The two sectors provide the country’s key exports and account for around 40 per cent of the nation’s manufacturing jobs, but productivity and the application […]

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HSM announces purchase of Atlanta Attachment Company

HSM, a global manufacturer of integrated solutions and highly engineered products and components for furniture, bedding, and transportation industries, has announced the purchase of Atlanta Attachment Company and its subsidiaries. Atlanta Attachment Company will become HSM’s fourth operating division and maintain its Georgia facility. Elvin Price, Founder and Chairman, Atlanta Attachment Company commented, “Our relationship with HSM has grown for many years and this transaction will enable Atlanta Attachment Company (AAC) to further support our […]

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Technology, service and solutions: A complete package from Eastman Technocrafts

Aligning with the right partners, targeting value for money technology and responding to the needs of the industry – are the foundation stones on which Eastman Technocrafts has been built. Over the last 30 years that the company has been providing technology solutions to the garment industry in Bangladesh, it has built a formidable reputation of always keeping the customer first. “My aim is to keep my customers smiling and for that I am constantly […]

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Making mattress production easier with automation…

Mattresses of today have traversed a long journey – from just comfort to fitness and now to even ‘appeal’… However, in all cases, the outer covering is invariably quilted with a backing material to give it a decorative look and fluffy feel. The US $ 24.70 billion market for mattress is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5 per cent in the period 2016-2024, and Asia-Pacific mattress market, in particular, is expected to witness […]

November 24, 2016

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Panipat business affected by global market slowdown

Most of the home furnishing hubs of India are facing the heat of the slowdown in the international markets and which has been the condition for the last few years. The companies which are totally into export are more affected, but those that are into domestic business suffered as well. Panipat, which is equally strong in domestic as well as export market, too is facing a similar situation. Yet, there are some upfront companies which […]

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Hudson’s Bay Company invests US $ 60 million in robotic fulfilment system

Hudson’s Bay Company, one of the fastest-growing department store retailers in the world, has invested US $ 60 million in a new state-of-the-art robotic fulfilment system, which propels HBC’s Scarborough Distribution Centre to the forefront of e-commerce distribution technology. The 752,000-square foot Scarborough Distribution Centre supports e-commerce for HBC’s Hudson’s Bay department store. The robotic fulfilment system is the largest Perfect Pick case shuttle system ever built which is 12 to 15 times faster than a […]

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‘European Textile – Going Digital, Going High-tech’ Conference focuses on sustainable business models

Around 150 participants from 24 countries across the globe participated at a conference named ‘European Textile – Going Digital, Going High-tech’ held recently in Brussels, Belgium. The event, organized by the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textile and Clothing (Textile ETP), saw the unveiling of ‘Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA)’, jointly developed by over 100 textile industry, technology and research experts from across Europe. Also Read – TAI Mumbai to hold International […]

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First-ever laundry sorting and folding ‘bot’ is here!

Tokyo-based Seven Dreamers has developed Laundroid – the world’s first laundry sorting and folding robot which will go on sale next year, announced the manufacturer at the Ceatec Electronics Show held near Tokyo, Japan. Laundroid is of the size of a large refrigerator and has a pull-out drawer near its base where unsorted clothes can be thrown in. A robot inside the device picks up each item of clothing and analyses image with artificial intelligence […]

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Career-oriented training programme for apparel industry professionals – IV

Every professional aspires for career enhancement. But career enhancement isn’t that easy a task! One needs to provide greater deliverables and be better at handling job responsibilities besides having a requisite experience. Without all these characteristics, no company will promote a person to a managerial or higher position. Enrolling for a small training course certainly helps in enhancing a person’s credibility in the area of expertise. Through its career enhancement series, StitchWorld is discussing various […]

September 28, 2016

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Raymond to cut 10,000 jobs in next three years

India’s textile major, Raymond has decided to slash about 10,000 jobs at its manufacturing centres in the next three years as robots and technology will replace them. At present, Raymond employs over 30,000 staff at their 16 manufacturing plants in the country with roughly 2,000 working in each plant. Speaking at an event at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Sanjay Behl, CEO, Raymond stated, “Through technological intervention we are looking to scale down the number […]

September 21, 2016

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