Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

21st March 2007

Coteminas and Springs launch joint venture

Brazil’s Coteminas and the privately held US group Springs Inc have agreed to merge their home textiles businesses into Springs Global, a jointly held, 25,000 employee operation they claim will...

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21st March 2007

Nien Hsing to expand in Nicaragua

Taiwan’s Nien Hsing has been manufacturing jeans in Nicaragua from fabric woven in Mexico or Taiwan. Although CAFTA will allow duty-free export to the US of jeans made from fabric...

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21st March 2007

Does India have the capacity for America’s socks?

With China now embargoed for socks, the Chairman the Indian operation of Renfro, the world’s largest sock manufacturer, is reported as underwhelmed by India’s capacity to take up the slack...

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20th March 2007

Mexican maquiladoras employment up

In spite of widespread predictions of gloom, and some years of decline, Mexican maquiladora companies reported overall employment in 2004 up 7% in 2004, while jobs in clothing/textile factories grew...

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20th March 2007

Mexican textile rep lashes out at China

A Mexican textile industry leader is accusing China of using unfair labour conditions to win over competitors, El Universal reported Wednesday. "China is an unfair competitor because its workers labour...

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20th March 2007

Indian manufacturers yet to wake up to underwear

India’s market share growth has been patchy. In bras, for example, the country accounted for only 0.13% of western imports in Q4 2005, compared to Sri Lanka’s 1.9% Share of...

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