U.S. February retail sales increase 4.4 % over last year

February retail sales increased 0.3 % seasonally adjusted over January and 4.4 % year-over-year as the economy continued to grow, the National Retail Federation said today. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants “Consumers are still in the driver’s seat,” NRF Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz said. “Month-to-month comparisons don’t tell the whole story because … More U.S. February retail sales increase 4.4 % over last year

International Cotton Conference Bremen – Traceability of Cotton – Possibilities and Limitations in Controversial Discussion

Traceability: for some time now, this word has been of great importance in the supply chain. Reliable traceability back to the origin of the fibre – is this purely wishful thinking and a marketing instrument? The fact is that buyers of cotton products today want to know whether their suppliers comply with the promised sustainability … More International Cotton Conference Bremen – Traceability of Cotton – Possibilities and Limitations in Controversial Discussion

NCTO Launches New Website “Textiles in the News”

On March 15 NCTO, the U.S. National Council of Textile Organizations launched TIN, Textiles in the News, a new website promoting the U.S. textile industry. The first original content is an opinion piece by NCTO President & CEO Auggie Tantillo titled “Why NCTO Launched Textiles in the News.” As part of NCTO’s American Textiles: We … More NCTO Launches New Website “Textiles in the News”

EURATEX with new strategic course and leadership team

EURATEX is pleased to announce the launch of a new strategic course to strengthen the voice of the European textile and apparel industry with the European policy institutions in Brussels as well as governmental bodies and partner organisations around the globe. Over the last 10 years, the EU Textile & Clothing industry, representing an annual … More EURATEX with new strategic course and leadership team