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July 15, 2011
Issue #293 The
McPete Sez Lingerie Newsletter & Women's
Upcoming Events in NYC
During Market Week
For everyone who will be in New York City during market week, there are a few options to see your favorite designers, and to meet new ones.
Private Showings - by appointment only
Patricia Fieldwalker will be at the Kimberly Hotel from Sunday July 31 to Tuesday August 2, to show her elegant line. To set up an appointment contact
email@example.com or go to the website,
Between the Sheets will be showing their new FW11 Collection, along with a sneak peak of the SS12 colors at the Bryant Park Hotel from Saturday afternoon to Wednesday.
Go to www.btslingerie.com for more information or email
firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
CurveNY is from Sunday July 31 to Tuesday August 2 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. For more information, pre-register for a badge, view a complete list of exhibitors or make appointments, go to
The New York Intimate Apparel Boutique Show will be running from Sunday July 31 to Tuesday August 2 at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel. Dirty Dolls Lingerie, Cotton Club, RocketWear, Verena and Carlton Hall are a few companies exhibiting at this show. Appointments are suggested but not necessary. For more information email
The Lingerie Journal's Designer Showcase is premiering at the AKA Hotel from Saturday July 30 to Tuesday August 2. Clare Bare Lingerie, Ombrato and Fun Factory are scheduled to exhibit. For more information on the Designers Showcase or to register go to
New technology developed by a researcher in the US can make clothing and intimate apparel permanently germ-free.
According to the University of Georgia, the anti-microbial technology is simple and inexpensive, works on natural and synthetic materials, and can be applied during manufacture or at home.
According to the university, the anti-microbial properties do not come out in the wash, making repeat applications generally unnecessary.
“The spread of pathogens on textiles and plastics is a growing concern, especially in healthcare facilities and hotels, which are ideal environments for the proliferation and spread of very harmful micro-organisms, but also in the home,” said Jason Locklin, assistant professor of chemistry in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, who invented the technology.
The university said the technology, available for licensing from its Research Foundation, “effectively kills a wide spectrum of bacteria, yeasts and moulds that can cause disease, break down fabrics, create stains and produce
Other similar technologies were limited by cost of materials, use of noxious chemicals in the application or loss of effectiveness over time, the university added.
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Nanotech Increases in
Energy-saving protective coatings developed by nanoscience specialist Industrial Nanotech are gaining in popularity among the textile industry, according to the company.
Apparel company Hanesbrands is currently undertaking a pilot project with Nanotech’s Nansulate coating and, if successful, will apply it to the heat process equipment at its factories, Nanotech said.
Stuart Burchill, CEO and CTO of Industrial Nanotech, said industrial yarns giant Coats was already poised to cut steam consumption by 10% at its 37 factories as a result of using Nansulate – and he was “optimistic” that Hanesbrands would see similar benefits
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Pakistan & Korea Team Up
Pakistan's government has pledged PKR10m (US$116,500) to set up a garment technology training
center in Karachi in collaboration with the Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA).
The aim of the Pak-Korea Garment Technology Training Institute is to improve vocational training and provide a qualified workforce to the textile and clothing industry.
KOICA will invest $1.5m in the project and provide equipment, machinery, experts and technical guidance. It will also invite Pakistani master trainers for training in Korea. In turn, Pakistan's government will provide infrastructure facilities including land and building.
The new Institute is structured to provide vocational training in five areas including garment technology, knitwear technology, apparel marketing, line supervision and sewing machine operations.
The initiative is a part of the government's efforts to set up garment cities at Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad and envisages training half a million workers during the next five years.
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Sharma Heads India's
Anand Sharma, India's Minister for Commerce & Industry, is to add the additional role of Minister of Textiles following the resignation of Dayanidhi Maran over his alleged involvement in the country's biggest corruption scandal involving telecoms
According to local news reports, Maran was the second minister to step down from the Cabinet. Former telecom minister Andimuthu Raja has already been jailed for his involvement in the scam.
According to the allegations, which date back to when Maran was the country's Telecom Minister, he persuaded the founder of mobile phone firm Aircel to sell his stake to a Malaysian group in which Maran's brother was a stakeholder.
Sharma, the new minister is due to meet with industry stakeholders to discuss issues affecting the sector, which include falling yarn prices, the withdrawal of export incentives, new taxes and restrictions on raw cotton and yarn exports.
FTC Looking for
Comments on Labeling
As part of a regular review of its guidelines, the Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comment on its care
labeling rule for clothing.
Manufacturers and importers are currently required to attach labels with care instructions for garments, so consumers have reliable instructions for washing, bleaching, drying and ironing their clothing.
But the FTC now wants input on the overall costs, benefits, and necessity of the care
labeling rule, officially called the Rule on Care Labeling of Textile Wearing Apparel and Certain Piece Goods.
It also wants feedback on whether it should modify a provision in the rule that permits the use of care symbols, and whether the rule should address the disclosure of care instructions in languages other than English or the practice of professional wet-cleaning.
Interested parties can submit their comments using the form found at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/carelabelinganpr/
SPARTECA to be Renewed
Talks on the possible renewal of a trade agreement that provides Fijian textiles, clothing and footwear with duty-free access to Australia have been welcomed by the Fijian government, which says the pact is of “vital importance” to the sector.
The scheme, which falls under the South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Co-operation Agreement commonly known as SPARTECA, is set to expire at the end of 2011.
But according to Shaheen Ali, Fiji’s deputy secretary of economics and trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is largely responsible for sustaining Fiji's garment industry.
The sector employs 2500 workers but indirectly impacts on nearly 16,000 people, he said, adding that 90% of workers in the industry were women and in most cases the sole bread-winner.
“Through improvements to the scheme, there is potential to turn the garment industry around and increase its contribution towards Fiji’s GDP and social development,” he added.
However, an Australian delegation visiting Fiji last week suggests that despite attempts by Fiji’s industry to boost efficiency, production and innovation, it still needs to implement further reforms in order to diversify and improve its competiveness and be sustainable in the long term.
But both sides seem to agree that further improvements could be achieved through continued partnership between Fiji and Australia under the SPARTECA TCF scheme, Fiji’s Ministry of Information said.
Mill Workers in India Strike
Workers at five textile mills in Coimbatore, in India’s Tamil Nadu region, went on strike in protest at a reduction in their working hours.
The cut by the National Textile Corporation (NTC) in the number of daily working shifts from three to two means that about 40% of the mills’ 3,500 workers could lose their jobs.
The strikes began late on Monday July 4, but workers at three of the five mills returned to work later, with talks ongoing with workers at the remaining mills, Pankaja and Cambodia.
NTC said it had introduced the new working arrangements because of the slackening of demand in the last three months, also blaming a power shortage in the area.
It added that workers had “no other option” but to agree to the new shift system.
Activists Report an Increase
Despite boasts from the Argentine government in 2008 that it had
cracked down on 700 illegal textile mills, trade unions and human rights activists complain these factories are on the rise, forcing people to work in inhumane conditions with the lowest possible wages.
The latest proof comes from a seizure in the town of Hernandez in Rio de la Plata near Buenos Aires, where authorities found 104 industrial sewing machines and piles of shirts, jackets and jeans including brands like Boss, Levi´s and Geotex spread across eight sweatshop mills, according to investigation chief Fernando Cartasegna.
A spokesman at Cartasegna´s office confirmed the operation in which 230 workers, mostly Bolivian, were found working in dire conditions.
"These are usually women forced into slave work," the spokesman said. "They are called ´hot bed' women because they sleep where they work, labouring 12 to 18 hours a day for a mere ARS800 (US$195) a month.
Overall, La Plata region is home to 1,000 such exploited workers, the spokesman said, adding that authorities expect there are at least 24 additional such facilities in the region.
But the count appears to be much higher in the Buenos Aires region where, according to textiles industry association Camara Industrial Argentina de la Indumentaria, there are nearly 10,000 sweatshops working people 18 hours a day.
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