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USA: SPESA To Launch Major Technology Exhibition In 2004 just-style.com | 6 Aug 02

The US industry has another technology show to look forward to with today's news that the Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) is to organise and produce a new triennial machinery and services exhibition and conference.


USA: AAFA Sews Up New Machinery, Technology Show just-style.com | 22 Jul 02

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) is to launch a new technology and equipment show for suppliers to the sewn products industry in conjunction with Urban Expositions.


USA: AAFA Teams Up With Material World just-style.com | 11 Jun 02

To address the exhibition and conference needs of the technology and equipment suppliers to the sewn products industry throughout the Americas, The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has announced a new, major triennial trade event to debut at the Miami Beach Convention Center from 14-16 April 2004. The new show will run in conjunction with Material World, the full package, sourcing and fabric trade event for the sewn products industries of the Americas, and will be produced in conjunction with Urban Expositions.


EL SALVADOR: Apparel Firms Eye Miramar Business Park just-style.com | 22 Apr 02

The Miramar Free Zone business park was officially opened last week at a ceremony attended by Mr Miguel Lacayo, El Salvador's Minister of Economics, Mr Kevin Burke, president of the American Apparel and Footwear Association AAFA, and Mr Yasuo Sugihara, executive director of Juki Corporation, Japan.


Embracing EDI Bobbin Publishing Group | 16 Apr 02

As the worldwide apparel industry moves toward more sophisticated use of communications technologies, it's becoming increasingly apparent that old Electronic Data Interchange systems - commonly known as EDI - are not enough. Bobbin contributing editor, Laurie Joan Aron, reports on the latest developments in EDI and reveals how apparel and textile companies can reap the benefits.


USA: Vietnam Visit Could Lead To AAFA Sourcing Network just-style.com | 11 Feb 02

The success of its recent trade mission to Vietnam has prompted the American Apparel and Footwear Association to consider mobilising an international network of sourcing managers to identify issues that will enhance members' competitiveness. The trade body, which represents apparel and footwear companies and their suppliers, teamed up with law firm Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg and two of Vietnam's top trade associations to sponsor the visit to the Southeast Asian nation in January.


Bobbin World 2001: let the show begin! Bobbin Publishing Group | 6 Aug 01

With exhibitors planning to offer the latest in software, machinery, fabrics and more, Bobbin World kicks off next week with something for the entire sewn products industry - as this preview shows.


Bobbin World opens 'windows' to new technology Bobbin Publishing Group | 25 Jul 01

Bobbin World 2001, a triennial worldwide sewn products expo, will offer networking opportunities and new products and services for the entire sewn products industry. Taking place August 15-17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, the show will have the theme of "Windows to Your World" and feature a streetscape showcasing finished products from eight industry segments, including apparel, upholstered furniture, home textiles, transportation interiors, leather goods, footwear and technical textiles.


USA: Burke Named CEO Of Apparel/Footwear Association just-style.com | 18 May 01

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), headquartered in Arlington, VA, has named Kevin Burke as its new president and chief executive officer. Burke, who joins from Food Distributors International (FDI) where he was vice president for government relations, will take up his new post on June 11.


US textile and apparel trade breaks records just-style.com | 13 Mar 01

Despite a sluggish retail environment for apparel and textile companies, US trade broke records last year, but with the phase out of quotas just over the horizon, can trade stay this good in the future? asks Mona Frastaci.


USA: AAFA Reports On Caribbean Basin Initiative Progress just-style.com | 23 Feb 01

The childrenswear marketing division of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) presented its five-month report card on the CBI/Africa trade bill at the recent MAGIC show in Las Vegas, February 13-15. Stephen Lamar, director of government relations, discussed the progress of the law - enacted October 2000 - which basically put the Caribbean Basin on the same trade level as Mexico post-NAFTA. According to Lamar, although it's too early to develop trade trends for the coming year, several categories of tariff-rate quotes are reporting trade flow.


UK: SATRA CEO To Lead Government Textile Initiative just-style.com | 20 Dec 00

  SATRA’s chief executive is heading up a new group – charged with spending £525,000 of Government cash on schemes to help the East Midlands’ clothing, textiles and footwear industries. 


USA: Haggar Chooses Vice President Of Operations just-style.com | 20 Dec 00

Haggar Clothing Co announced today the promotion of David Roy to executive vice president of operations, a newly created position, effective immediately. "As we strive to balance retailers' needs with manufacturing capabilities and profitability, our emphasis on business operations stays in the forefront of our corporate priorities," said Frank Bracken, president and COO. "David's promotion is a direct result of his demonstrated ability to adapt Haggar products and business operations to the challenges we face in a global marketplace. We are confident that we will see continued efficiencies and improvements under David's leadership and our customers will reap the rewards."


USA: AAFA President Announces Retirement just-style.com | 20 Dec 00

The president of the American Apparel & Footwear Association, Larry Martin, has announced that he is to retire from his post from July 2001. Martin has been with the organisation for more than ten years. He started as the director of government relations before being promoted to president in 1994.


USA: SATRA Chief Joins AAFA's US Board just-style.com | 24 Nov 00

Dr Ron Whittaker, SATRA's chief executive, has become the only non US-based board member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA). The association is a new organisation, formed from a recent merger between the American Apparel Manufacturing Association and the footwear Industries of America - the latter being SATRA's partner in the USA.


Pattern data exchange standards development revived Bobbin Publishing Group | 23 Oct 00

Communication of pattern data between different CAD/CAM systems is one of the most frustrating problems facing apparel and sewn products firms. But efforts are under way to resolve the complex issue says Kurt Chang of 3D Custom Fit.

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