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Mirage Textiles: Uniform manufacturer believing in ‘living wages’ and not ‘minimum wages’

“Unlike fashion, the uniform business is very stable. Our clients are mostly the airlines, restaurants, police and electronic companies,” shares Lalindra Yahatugoda, Chairman, Mirage Textiles Pvt. Ltd. Over the years, the company has developed special skills and technical know-how about the fabrics and designs specific to the category. And by doing the same thing over and over again, it has become more efficient and effective in the field. The success of Mirage is evident from […]

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Snickers Workwear reveals first wearable tech trousers for craftsmen

Sweden-based Snickers Workwear, a major on-the-job clothing supplier in Europe, has started testing workplace wearable technology prototype ‘Tracker 1’ that monitors health and safety factors of professional craftsmen. David Clark, Managing Director of Hultafors Group (parent company of Snickers) says, “Our experience is that craftsmen usually are so focused on getting the job done that personal protection tends to be overlooked.” Also Read – Bureau Veritas partners with 7layers to launch smart wear testing solution […]

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Helly Hansen joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Helly Hansen, manufacturer of technical sailing, performance ski apparel and premium workwear, has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use Higg Index to drive environmental responsibility across its supply chain. “We are pleased to be joining the SAC confident it will have a positive impact on product sustainability over time, and become a model for how industries can collaborate in making a positive impact on value chain performance,” said Richard Collier, Chief Product […]

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Polartec launches MtnLogic brand for mountaineers

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative textile solutions, has announced the launch of MtnLogic, a top-of-the-mountain apparel brand built in collaboration with Peter Whittaker, Founder, MtnLogic and the guides at RMI Expeditions. The company started the process with a merchant-driven approach to build the best gear possible. MtnLogic is an intimate understanding of how gear needs to function in the field drives the design process. The result of the unique and rigorous guide-driven process is […]

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Superior Glove deploys Simparel® Enterprise solution

Superior Glove Works Ltd., a leader in the industrial work glove industry, has selected the all-in-one Simparel® Enterprise solution to replace multiple systems across its global business operations. In addition, it will help the manufacturer of cut-resistant and other industrial gloves scale with and better manage the double-digit growth. In phase one of the implementation, the company plans to replace all multiple computer systems and reliance on spreadsheets with the new system. When fully implemented, […]

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Workwear fabric manufacturer Carrington gets bluesign accreditation

Carrington, UK’s largest manufacturer of workwear fabrics, has been awarded bluesign accreditation for its Tomboy fabric. The company is one of two workwear fabric manufacturers in Europe to achieve this status. “Carrington already has a reputation for innovation and for producing fabrics and finishes with extremely high performance in some of the most demanding workplace environments. Gaining bluesign accreditation proves that we are producing workwear fabrics that don’t just benefit the people wearing them, but the environment […]

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Allen Solly to introduce ‘Ikat’ in men’s workwear

In a strategic collaboration, Allen Solly, owned by Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail, has partnered with Pochampally Handloom Weavers Co-operative Society from Telangana (India) to introduce Ikat into men’s workwear segment. The company states it looks forward to creating inventive designs with the traditional pattern in western cuts and silhouettes. Ikat is a style of weaving that uses a resist dyeing process, similar to tie-dyeing. It uses either the warp or weft to weave a […]

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Fashion and Services working towards uplifting Bangladesh’s image

Exploring and exploiting the potentials for the growth of the Bangladesh apparel industry, uplift its image as a compliant country in global market, introducing the industry to new or less-manufactured garments in the country while also promoting the regular product categories, and popularize Bangladeshi products in unconventional and new markets, are some of the objectives that inspire and drive the one-year-old buying house Fashion and Services, led by Padam Vaish, its Managing Director. Padam is trying […]

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Snowtex Group: Leveraging Strategic Partnerships with Technology and Operations Management

Dhaka-based Snowtex Outerwear Ltd. is the partner factory from Bangladesh for Decathlon – one of the most successful sportswear brands of the world. The highlight of this achievement lies in the fact that the company was instituted in the year 2000 as a buying office for small order quantities of cargo pants, shirts and basic trousers. In 2005, one of its first buyers (dealing in workwear) financed machines and Snowtex was ready with its first […]

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Kolkata: Expecting boost with upcoming infrastructure and proactive approach

Kolkata holds the distinction of being the only textile hub of India which has achieved excellence in the manufacturing as well as branding of workwear, innerwear, kidswear, ethnicwear and recently in leggings too. Apparel Online has been following this progress, and recently a team in the city discovered that the city, with a mix of well-organized as well as less organized units, is further adding more and newer products to its basket, like denims and […]

February 29, 2016

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Kolkata’s EIGMEF Apparel Park to be complete soon

Whether it is for office-wear, innerwear, kidswear, ethnicwear or leggings, Kolkata is the only textile hub in India that offers quality as well as branded products both for export and domestic market. The city can expect to see expansion in all these product categories, as with the government support coming in, the EIGMEF Apparel Park that has been awaiting completion for the past few years seems on be back on track. Raj K Dugar, VP, […]

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Maturing of Bangladesh’s Competencies

It is a well-established fact that the global garment manufacturing business is a ‘wage game’ and the location with the lowest wages wins. Old bases, over a period of time witness wage increases, which triggers movement of price-sensitive orders towards potential emerging ‘cheaper’ hubs. The wage rise also sets into motion a maturation activity in the erstwhile hub, as it begins to strengthen its industry to develop competencies to recompense for the higher wages. In […]

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Asia Apparel Expo’ 2016: A mélange of sourcing opportunities

The fifth edition of the Asia Apparel Expo ’2016, a trade expo of Asian apparel catering to the demands of Europe, is scheduled to take place in Berlin from February 24 to 26. This sourcing tradeshow is the only business event in Europe solely for the Asian clothing manufacturers and fabric suppliers. The event will is expected to draw a large number of players from the domain. It will also flaunt the presence of a […]

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Hohenstein Institute devises care labels for industrial laundering of workwear

Hohenstein Institute, the Germany-based international research and service centre, has developed a label code for wash care of workwear for professional laundries to ensure that such apparels are treated optimally for continued performance over long term. The Institute has developed a catalogue of requirements that can be used to competently assign the wash care symbols to various workwear apparel items. The care symbols are based on the standard DIN EN ISO 30023 “Textiles – Qualification […]

July 9, 2015

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