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The Rupp Report: India On The Rise
For some time, India has been one of the strongest textile nations on the globe, heavily competing with China for first place. This fact is confirmed by a recently published report of the Working Group on Textile and Jute Industry.
Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor
March 25, 2008

Sun Capital Affiliate Acquires Frontier Spinning Mills
An affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., a Boca Raton, Fla.-based private investment firm, has acquired Sanford, N.C.-based Frontier Spinning Mills Inc., a spinner of cotton and polyester/cotton-blend yarns used in knit and woven apparel and home furnishings. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
March 25, 2008

Lectra Teams With FIT, NCSU And Parsons For Fashion Education
Paris-based Lectra, an integrated technology solutions provider for the fashion industry, has signed Privilege partnerships with Parsons the New School for Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), both based in New York City; and Raleigh, N.C.-based North Carolina State University (NCSU), to support fashion education and further strengthen the company's relationships with the three schools
March 25, 2008

STR Opens Testing Laboratory In India
Specialized Technology Resources Inc. (STR), Enfield, Conn., a consumer product testing and quality assurance services provider with laboratories and inspectors/auditors in more than 70 countries, has opened a 16,500-square-foot testing laboratory in Manesar, India, near New Delhi.
March 25, 2008

Polartec Seeks Bluesign® Certification
Polartec LLC, the Lawrence, Mass.-based manufacturer of Polartec® performance fabrics for consumer and military apparel, has contracted with Switzerland-based bluesign technologies ag to conduct an evaluation of Polartec's manufacturing processes and products with the aim of earning certification of compliance with bluesign's environmental, health and safety standards developed for the textile industry.
March 25, 2008

AAPN Plans Activities At Material World
The American Apparel Producers' Network (AAPN) will participate in several events in conjunction with the upcoming Material World Miami Beach, a global sourcing, fabric and trim trade event that will take place Tuesday, April 8, through Thursday, April 10 at the Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla. The Atlanta-based organization has been one of Material World's official endorsers for several years.
March 25, 2008

OTEXA To Offer Competitiveness Forum At Material World
The US Department of Commerce (DOC), Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), will present a special program in connection with Material World Miami Beach next month to address textile and apparel competitiveness within the Western Hemisphere.
March 25, 2008

Inkcups Now Opens Southwest Office In Tucson
Inkcups Now Corp., a Danvers, Mass.-based supplier of pad printing and screen printing supplies and equipment, has opened a Southwest sales office in Tucson, Ariz. The Tucson office is the company's fifth North American direct sales facility and offers its customers technical support in both English and Spanish.
March 25, 2008

Showdown Looming On Colombian Free Trade Agreement
The powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee has made a strong appeal for Congress to pass an expanded trade adjustment assistance (TAA) bill to help workers who lose their jobs as a result of imports, and he has warned the Bush administration that the Senate will not act on pending Bush administration free trade agreements (FTAs) until that has been accomplished.
James A. Morrissey, Washington Correspondent
March 18, 2008

The Rupp Report: China With Rising Domestic Demand
Every day, news channels worldwide report on the new financial crisis occurring from the mortgage disaster in the United States. Not only the banking system, but the whole economic structure is jeopardized. A gigantic amount of wealth is destroyed every day.
Jürg Rupp, Executive Editor
March 18, 2008