Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

16th January 2015

Local politicians expect Santana to expand operations in Texas “some time in 2015”

“Santana will open very soon,” said a Santana representative on January 13 about its much-delayed Texas operation as local authorities in Edinburg approved a resolution that supports the company’s application...

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2nd November 2014

Why has Fruit of the Loom sold its US spinning mills?

There is nothing in the announcements about Fruit of the Loom (FOTL) selling its US spinning mills to Parkdale that explains why. I can imagine why there isn't: FOTL used...

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6th October 2014

Santana forced to hand back tax subsidies for vastly delayed Texas mill

Santana's planned Texas denim mill, touted in 2008 "to bring in 800 manufacturing jobs", then scaled back to 359 - had as of 2012  "only created 38 jobs" and most of...

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25th June 2014

Brazil’s Santana Textiles almost doubles capacity in Argentina

Santana Textiles announced on May 28 the near-doubling of its Argentine spinning and weaving capacity. A 367 million pesos ($45.4 mn) investment in Puerto Tirol, Chaco Province, will increase spinning...

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12th July 2010

The US finally benefits from the denim boom. But are technology gains overstated?

The claim by Brazil's Santana that it will begin constructing a US plant by July 15 rounds off an extraordinary boom in denim investment. This month alone, The Source reports...

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4th October 2009

Santana to double Argentine denim production as US expansion stays on hold

Santana to double Argentine denim production as US expansion stays on holdEighteen months after it opened the facility for $40 mn, Brazil's Santana Textil announced it will spend a further...

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20th September 2008

More Latin Americans invest in US

Another Brazilian textile mill sets up operations in the US – only a few months after the last one. So what's wrong with Brazil?Well, it's easy to erect a story...

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