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Huntsman Textile Effects and PPJ Partner To Tap Growth Potential In Vietnam

29 April 2020, Singapore – Huntsman Textile Effects and Phong Phu International (PPJ) today announced a strategic partnership agreement that aims to promote PPJ’s growth in Vietnam as a leading manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance textiles and garments for many of the world’s leading brands and retailers.

Vietnam-based PPJ will leverage best-in-class technical support from Huntsman Textile Effects to enhance its manufacturing processes across its denim/twill and knit mills, and develop new products that deliver optimal sustainability along with advanced performance, protection and comfort. Continue reading Huntsman Textile Effects and PPJ Partner To Tap Growth Potential In Vietnam

IAF Urges Solidarity in Apparel Supply Chain

In the face of the Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) calls on the apparel supply chain and its stakeholders to enact sufficient supply chain solidarity. As stores close around the globe and orders stop, loss of income throughout the supply chain is unavoidable. No buyer can be expected to sacrifice its own existence or the jobs of its employees to save its suppliers. But collaboratively searching for ways to reduce the damage to suppliers is not only an urgent need, but feasible. Solidarity in the face of this crisis means collaborating with industry members to bridge the income gap for workers and the demand gap for business. Operating with the objective of moving as much of the pain upstream in the supply chain will create breaches of trust that will be difficult to repair when we emerge from this crisis, IAF stated. “Choices made now will be scrutinized later”, IAF secretary general Matthijs Crietee said today. Continue reading IAF Urges Solidarity in Apparel Supply Chain

Eastman Machine customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Eastman Machine announced today that its exclusive Matchmaker program is connecting facilities manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) with more than a dozen customers who offer automatic, CNC (computer-controlled) cutting services. The Matchmaker program has successfully linked organizations throughout the U.S. and U.K. for several decades from Eastman’s website. Continue reading Eastman Machine customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers

Arvind unveils “United by Indigo” – Festive 2020 collection

“Sensation, Reflection and # Lit, highlight this year’s theme of United by Indigo”

Latest offering of innovative, stylish & high-performance denim & apparel for India

An exclusive glimpse into Arvind’s Project Indigo Life representing an indigo inspired lifestyle

Mumbai, March 4, 2020: Denims have evolved in the past 150 years from being Miners Workwear to Poor Man’s Utility, to a hallmark of rebellious youth, into high fashion sensibilities. Today, Denims have found acceptance as Lifestyle Apparel and people from all walks of life, gender & age groups wear Jeans as a 24X7 product. Be it for work, party or play, denim is in demand! Continue reading Arvind unveils “United by Indigo” – Festive 2020 collection

Hohenstein Launches Series of 4D Scanning Projects

Hohenstein’s new 4D body scanner will be used in a series of research projects. Each project aims to advance knowledge and processes throughout the apparel industry.

One such project, “Mobility Restrictions,” is funded by the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF). Scheduled to complete in October 2020, it will focus on body measurement changes during movement. The aim of the Hohenstein scientists is to develop a standard method of analyzing how a clothing item restricts movement. Continue reading Hohenstein Launches Series of 4D Scanning Projects

7th Edition of TANTU Seminar Discussed Indigo Dyeing, Denim Finishing and Sustainability in Jeans Manufacturing

TANTU: WHATS THAT?

A decade back the alumni from Textile colleges of Calcutta University, based in north India constituted a forum named “TANTU”….. The thread!!

During British Rule in India, two institutions were established on the banks of Ganga in West Bengal to make a history of learning new way of textiles (Textile Technology). Since then these two institutions at Serampore and Berhampore (CTTB & CTTS), cultured the textiles and apparel being the alma mater of innumerable successful technologists. The students have etched their marks not only in Indian industry and research-based projects but also in the international arena of textiles.

TANTU has successfully concluded its 7th Annual Seminar on the 14th of September at India International Centre, New Delhi, India. The seminar was dedicated to highlighting the problems in the jeans manufacturing industry and the jeans market and to creatively suggest effective solutions in the key areas. Continue reading 7th Edition of TANTU Seminar Discussed Indigo Dyeing, Denim Finishing and Sustainability in Jeans Manufacturing

TANTU Seminar: It’s in Your Jeans

With sustainability and circularity continued to be the flavour of discussion in textile and apparel fraternity, denim and Jeans are coming back stronger due to its severity of water and energy consumption. Jeans is always in the news for good or bad; it is classic yet fashionable; it is blue yet can take any colour.  Globally, consumers own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would be natural to expect that the United States would boast the highest per capita ownership with around 8, given its seasonal temperatures and the fact that it is the birthplace of blue jeans. While India is far behind with per capita ownership of 0.3, numerous seminars and conferences are being organised to discuss the issue of energy consumption, water usage, CO2 footprint and effluent discharge per pair of Jeans making. Continue reading TANTU Seminar: It’s in Your Jeans

About Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program

About TITP Program

Background and Journey so far:

TITP, commenced in 1993 in Japan, aims to contribute to developing countries by accepting people from these countries and transferring skills through On-the-Job-Training (‘OJT’). The purpose of TITP is to promote international cooperation through the transfer of skills, techniques, and knowledge developed by Technical Intern Trainees in Japan to developing regions, and contributing to the human resource development that will be the driving force behind the economic development of the said developing regions. Continue reading About Japan’s Technical Intern Training Program

Placement Opportunity in Japan as SEWING/STITCHING under Technical Intern Training Program

Following is the ASSOCHAM Circular On Placement Opportunity in Japan

This is to inform you that the Indian and Japanese Government had signed an MoU in
Novemeber, 2017 for sending Indian workers to JAPAN on a 3-5 year visa for Technical
Intern Training Program (TITP) – JAPAN.

ASSOCHAM is a duly Empaneled Sending Organization by National Skill Development
Corporation (NSDC), Ministry of Skills and Entrepreneurship – Government of INDIA
for counseling, training and sending aspirants form Indian to JAPAN under Technical
Intern Training Program (TITP). Continue reading Placement Opportunity in Japan as SEWING/STITCHING under Technical Intern Training Program