U.S. Kentwool Celebrates 175th Anniversary and Five Generations of Success Family-owned manufacturer adapted its business model

Kentwool, the fifth-generation family-owned American textile innovator, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Though many of its peers have moved operations abroad, the company continues to make its premium products entirely in the United States; Kentwool boasts 81 employees between its Pickens manufacturing facility and Greenville offices. Kentwool’s C.E.O., noted Greenville philanthropist Mark Kent, … More U.S. Kentwool Celebrates 175th Anniversary and Five Generations of Success Family-owned manufacturer adapted its business model

Webinar – What’s next for smart garment construction? (July 17, 2018)

Find out how e-textile seam integration can make or break a smart garment. Get an overview of three upcoming EU standards on smart textiles. And discuss the outlook for smart garment construction The Webinar (Tue, Jul 17, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CEST) will be presented by: Dr. Jan Beringer,  Scientific Expert, Life Science … More Webinar – What’s next for smart garment construction? (July 17, 2018)

Trade barriers: EU removes record number in response to surge in protectionism

The annual report on Trade and Investment Barriers, released on June 26, 2018, shows that the European Commission has eliminated the highest number ever of trade barriers faced by EU companies doing business abroad. European exporters reported a major increase in protectionism in 2017. Commenting on the report, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said: “As the … More Trade barriers: EU removes record number in response to surge in protectionism

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More progress needed on reducing and redesigning agricultural support policies, OECD says Most agricultural support policies continue to be poorly aligned with defined objectives, while measures that distort production and trade continue increasing in some countries, according to a new report from the OECD. Agricultural Policy Monitoring and Evaluation 2018 shows that the 51 countries … More Worth Reading

Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results

Respondents’ views on economic conditions and growth prospects have tempered. Meanwhile, trade-related changes have become ever more pressing risks to domestic, global, and company growth. Midway through 2018, respondents around the world express more cautious views than they did in March about the state of the economy and its prospects for the rest of the … More Economic Conditions Snapshot, June 2018: McKinsey Global Survey results