Businesses, farmers brace for new phase in Trump trade war

By guest authors Sylvan Lane and Alex Gangitano from The Hill U.S. businesses and farmers are begging President Trump for relief from his escalating trade war with China as tensions between the world’s two largest economies reach new heights. Trump’s plan to impose a 10 % tariff on more than USD 300 billion in Chinese … More Businesses, farmers brace for new phase in Trump trade war

Barneys has until Oct. 24 to find a buyer and avoid liquidation

Barneys has until Oct. 24 to find a buyer and avoid liquidation. A new offer from Brigade Capital Management and B. Riley Financial will pay out $75 million it was promised in a prior loan agreement, while also injecting a further $143 million for Barneys to run its business while it looks for a buyer. … More Barneys has until Oct. 24 to find a buyer and avoid liquidation

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New Report forecasts Excellent Worldwide Outlook for Nonwovens through 2023 INDA and EDANA Release Triennial Research A new report published by the two leading nonwoven trade associations forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023. The sixth edition of the report is … More Worth Reading

Clear View Bag Company invests in second Fusion C from PCMC

Flexographic printing press includes innovative SteadyPrint anti-bounce technology  Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced the sale of a second Fusion C flexographic printing press to Clear View Bag Company, an Albany, New York-based manufacturer and converter of plastic bags and roll stock for markets including medical, food, agricultural, retail and industrial.  … More Clear View Bag Company invests in second Fusion C from PCMC

62 job cuts & 1100 others at risk as Boohoo buys Karen Millen & Coast

By guest author Elias Jahshan from Retail Gazette Karen Millen & Coast brands, IP & online business acquired by Boohoo in £18.2m pre-pack administration deal The acquisition results in 62 immediate job cuts while all other staff in 1100-strong workforce risk redundancies Karen Millen & Coast will continue to trade in-store for a short time … More 62 job cuts & 1100 others at risk as Boohoo buys Karen Millen & Coast

Kappahl’s limited edition Nordic Nature Collection puts recycled and surplus materials to use

On October 23, Swedish fashion chain KappAhl launches its new Limited Edition collection, Nordic Nature. The collection represents a fusion of new materials and technologies, in which every garment has a sustainable perspective.    “Every garment in the collection makes its own contribution to more sustainable fashion. By using more sustainable materials, smarter technologies and … More Kappahl’s limited edition Nordic Nature Collection puts recycled and surplus materials to use