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just-style.com | 18 Dec 2009

More than a dozen garment manufacturing countries have seen their viability as volume suppliers to Western customers seriously undermined in the past year. China’s growing strength hasn’t been the clincher in any of them, but makes the market a great deal less comfortable for marginal players, writes Mike Flanagan.


just-style.com | 24 Apr 2007

Central America’s struggling textiles and apparel industry could lure $600m-$1bn by 2010 if it works harder to attract foreign investment and undertakes a series of actions to bolster its international competitiveness and benefit from the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). By Ivan Castano.

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Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 2014

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.

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Beth Wright | 23 Jun 2017

US textile major Cone Denim is bringing sustainability to stretch with the launch of a new dual-core stretch yarn technology to mark the tenth anniversary of S Gene, and its commitment to developing denims using 100% recycled polyester content.


Michelle Russell | 12 May 2017

US-based fibre producer Invista, owner of the Lycra brand, has acquired the dual core patent portfolio of Cone Denim and its parent company International Textile Group (ITG).


Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 2016

As part of its year-long 125th anniversary celebrations Cone Denim is bringing back its Pinto Denim for a limited time.


Leonie Barrie | 12 May 2016

Following what it says was a "tremendous response" to its natural indigo dyed denim, Cone Denim is expanding the concept.


Michelle Russell | 26 Jan 2016

US textile major Cone Denim has launched an online portal dedicated to offering premium selvage denims in smaller quantities. 


Michelle Russell | 2 Dec 2015

US textile major Cone Denim has secured more than 1.5m pounds of sustainable cotton through its participation in Bayer CropScience's sustainable cotton programme.


Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2015

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.


Leonie Barrie | 17 Jul 2015

Biobased natural dyes from plant based, US farmed indigo are being used in scalable production in the US for what is thought to be the first time in more than a century.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2015

US textile major Cone Denim has become the latest company to sign up to the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI).


Leonie Barrie | 29 May 2015

Cone Denim’s Jiaxing plant in China has received Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification on selected denim products, confirming they have been produced without the use of illegal, regulated or other known harmful substances.


Leonie Barrie | 20 Jan 2015

Westex by Milliken and Cone Denim are teaming up to launch flame resistant denim apparel fabrics for the workwear industry.


Michelle Russell | 23 Sep 2014

The International Textile Group (ITG) has expanded its line of fabrics to include Hendry Bishop, a range including both the Burlington and Cone Denim brands.


Richard Woodard | 15 Aug 2014

Denim developer Cone Denim has unveiled its new Level II SGene yarn technology, claimed to be 25% more stretchy than before.


Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 2014

US textile major Cone Denim has developed a denim fabric engineered to achieve unlimited colour options.


Leonie Barrie | 23 May 2014

A new and exclusive fabric developed under the direction of Cone Denim's new research incubator combines enhanced stretch with a cotton-like touch - and an eco-friendly element that sees each pair of jeans made with the material containing an average of eight recycled bottles.


Leonie Barrie | 6 May 2014

International Textile Group has promoted its chief operating officer Kenneth Kunberger as the company's new president and CEO, following the retirement of Joseph Gorga at the end of this month.


Katie Smith | 3 Feb 2014

Textile and clothing exports from Nicaragua are set to reach around US$2.5bn this year, due to higher investment and increased production in the free zones.


Katie Smith | 18 Oct 2013

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at how the growing retail market in Asia-Pacific may help Sri Lanka to become a regional production hub, Bangladesh garment exports increasing 24% in the first quarter, and an update on the dispute at SL Garment Processing in Cambodia which has been running for more than two months.


Leonie Barrie | 15 Oct 2013

Honduras based yarn to apparel manufacturing giant Grupo Karim's has acquired Cone Denim Mills Nicaragua in a $35m deal that will add woven fabric and garments to its already-strong vertical knit operations.


Katie Smith | 23 Jul 2013

US textile major Cone Denim is to expand the production capacity at its White Oak mill to meet growing demand for Made in the USA selvage denims.


Leonie Barrie | 25 Mar 2013

US textile major Cone Denim has launched a new initiative that it hopes will take "product innovation to the next level," with a focus on developing cutting-edge fabrics and sustainable innovations.


Richard Woodard | 13 Mar 2013

Leading American denim mill Cone Denim has signed a marketing and development agreement with fibre developer Crailar Technologies.


Katie Smith | 17 Oct 2012

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a collection of jeans combining cotton with polyester fibre made from recycled bottles and food trays, as part of its ongoing sustainable design initiative.


Leonie Barrie | 15 Jun 2012

US textile maker Mount Vernon Mills has named Bud Strickland as the director of product development for the company's denim division.


Leonie Barrie | 11 Jan 2012

Nicaragua is preparing to harvest its first crop of organic cotton as part of an ongoing project to boost the growth of the country's textile and apparel sector.


just-style.com | 18 Jan 2011

The following is a roundup of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


just-style.com | 29 Apr 2009

International Textile Group Inc has cut 100 jobs at its denim manufacturing plant at White Oak near Greensboro in North Carolina, amid a slowdown in demand from jeans brands and retailers.

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Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 2013

There were major developments last week from the two groups of brands and retailers working to improve fire and building safety in Bangladesh's garment factories.

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