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Wal-Mart Updates Made in USA Progress

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s second U.S. manufacturing summit in Denver was filled with speeches from top company executives.

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Fabric Innovations Fueling Creativity in Men's Wear

Buoyed by fleets of more fashion-conscious customers, high-end men’s wear designers are turning to women’s wear for clues to elevate their collections.

Cotton Leads Amasses 200 Partners

Established by the U.S. and Australian cotton industries, the joint program advocates and demonstrates responsible growing practices for cotton.

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Better Cotton Growing Market Share and Awareness

Better Cotton is on target toward becoming a sustainable mainstream commodity.

Cotton Harvest in Australia Seen Declining 50% on Record Drought

Output may be between 2 million and 2.5 million bales in 2014-2015 from about 4 million bales this year, according to Cotton Australia.

Vietnam Tops June Apparel Imports

The overall trade deficit narrowed in June to $41.5 billion from $44.7 billion in May.

Low Prices, Erratic Monsoon Boost India's Cotton Imports

Shipments could be more than 25 percent above the official forecast for the season.

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Burlington Industries Launches Merino FX Performance Wool

It's a collection of seasonless performance merino fabrics designed for outdoor enthusiasts.

Obama Steps Up Drive to Boost Africa Trade

African textile and apparel producers are in Washington for a historic U.S.-Africa summit to fight to preserve a U.S. trade preference program.

Lenzing Opens 'Jumbo' Tencel Plant

The plant took two years to construct and will secure 140 jobs.

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Key Trends at Première Vision New York

Sabine Le Chatelier, PV's deputy fashion director, highlighted key fabrics trends for fall 2015 in a seminar at the New York show.

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