Easing growth momentum in the OECD area

Composite leading indicators (CLIs), designed to anticipateturning points in economic activity relative to trend six to nine months ahead,continue to point to easing growth momentum in the OECD area as a whole. Easing growth momentum remains the assessment for the UnitedKingdom, Canada and the euro area as a whole, including Germany, France andItaly, with similar … More Easing growth momentum in the OECD area

November Trade winds blow China off Course

China managed to shrug off slowing global growth for months. No longer—November trade data was unambiguously bad By guest author Nathaniel Taplin, Columnist, Heard on the Street, The Wall Street Journal The trend is your friend, economists and investors love to say—unless it is not. Strong Chinese exports have, for months, managed to buck slowing … More November Trade winds blow China off Course

Teijin Aramid and Westex by Milliken’s expertise together make a winning union

Westex by Milliken and Teijin Aramid look to boost the aramid-based FR solutions in the Asian market, combining more than 100 years of FR innovation. As a brand of Milliken & Company, a global protective and performance textiles, chemical and floor covering manufacturer, Westex by Milliken utilises Milliken’s legacy of more than 150 years of … More Teijin Aramid and Westex by Milliken’s expertise together make a winning union

Tailored warp beam frames for ribbon weaving by Swiss Crealet

In the past, an electronic warp feed for ribbon weaving was rather difficult to implement, mainly due to the associated costs. Today, new manufacturing processes and methods enable cheaper solutions. An electronic feed of the warp threads not only has a positive influence on product quality, it also reduces machine load and warp breaks. With … More Tailored warp beam frames for ribbon weaving by Swiss Crealet

The Harajuku store that will not let you bring clothes home

By guest authors Lisa Du and Ayaka Maki from Bloomberg Virtual mannequin and digital avatars featured in new GU store Clothing retailers are rolling out new shopping experiences^ A brand-new store will open in Tokyo’s Harajuku fashion district on November 30, walls lined with clothes, shoes and handbags — and with a twist: shoppers will … More The Harajuku store that will not let you bring clothes home

Growth planned in South Africa for textile value chain

South Africa’s general elections are scheduled to take place during May next year. Rob Davies, the Trade and Industry Minister said they envisaged the same sort of concept for the clothing and textile sector as the motor industry, but admitted the challenges and issues confronting this sector were a bit more complicated because of the … More Growth planned in South Africa for textile value chain