Bulletin Board

The Office of the United States Trade Representative, Washington, has published the Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets for 2013. The annual review identifies online and physical marketplaces engaging in commercial-scale intellectual property rights infringement.
The International Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland, has named Weba Weberei Appenzell AG, Switzerland, Company of the Month for January 2014.
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), Arlington, Va., has released its 2014 Public Policy Agenda: “Retailers Strengthening Communities.” The agenda may be viewed at rila.org/2014Agenda/Documents/2014agenda.htm.
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), Washington, has named New York City-based KPMG LLP its Premier Partner for 2014.
Color Solutions International, Charlotte, a division of Singapore-based DyStar Group, has named Cobalt Blue the 2013 Color of the Year.
The Technical Association for the Pulp, Paper, Packaging and Converting Industries (TAPPI) Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division, Peachtree Corners, Ga., has made available program information for its 2014 Innovative Nonwovens Conference (NETInc), which will take place April 27-30 in Nashville, Tenn. Information may be found at netincevent.org.

Two products featuring Clinton, Mass.-based Aerotherm aerogel insulation’s Aerotherm® insulation have won 2014 International Trade Fair For Sporting Goods and Sports Fashion (ISPO) awards: Sweden-based Peak Performance’s Heli Pro Pants freeskiing pant; and France-based Millet’s MXP Down Tek Jacket + Pant.

Los Angeles-based Styku has added Fit Visualizer features to its SmartFit online fitting room platform.
Charleston, S.C.-based Vapor Apparel has added an 11-inch training sock to its offering of SubliSocks™ sublimation-friendly socks for the imprintable apparel market.
East Walpole, Mass.-based Hollingsworth & Vose has launched its website in Mandarin Chinese, available at http://cn.hollingsworth-vose.com. 

Quebec-based Victor Group Inc.’s Eco Intelligence® products have been third-party certified by SCS Global Services, Emeryville, Calif., to receive Association for Contract Textiles Inc.’s Facts™ Certification, which recognizes contract textiles that meet the NSF/ANSI 336 – 2011: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric standard.

Research and Markets Ltd., Ireland, has published the report “Trends in World Textile and Clothing Trade 2.”

New York City-based Thames and Hudson Inc. has published “Pre-Islamic Carpets and Textiles from Eastern Lands,” by Friedrich Spuhler.
January/February 2014