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November 15, 2012                                        Issue # 325

 
     
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                              Intimate Apparel

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Winter Power Cuts 
        in Pakistan
Power distribution companies have warned Pakistan's textile industry to make alternative energy arrangements over the winter months since more shortages are likely. 
Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has told its industrial consumers that a continuous gas supply will not be possible during the winter due to a sharp increase in demand from residential users. The Pakistan Electric Power Supply Company (PEPCO) has also announced four-hour daily power cuts for the textile industry.
Chaudhry Salamat Ali, ex-chairman of the Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PHMA), said the power cuts would not only halt production but also result in a loss of export orders.
He wants help from the President and Prime Minister to ensure a continuous gas supply to the country's textile industry. 
Ahsan Bashir, central chairman of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA), believes the textile industry can achieve its production and export targets for the Christmas season if a continuous energy supply is ensured.
But Asghar Ali, chairman of the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA), says possible closures will make millions of workers jobless and cause export losses of PKR1-1.5bn (US$10.4-15.6m) per day.
Between 60% and 70% of Pakistan's textile industry runs on gas-based power, with contracts ensuring a continuous supply for just nine months of the year.

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WTO Consultations on China Textile Subsidies
The United States and European Union are to join consultations between Mexico and China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on the issue of subsidies provided by China to support its textile and clothing industry.
Mexico earlier this month requested formal consultations with China as the first stage of an official disputes case.
The US and EU are supporting Mexico's case as third parties, and had ten days to make a decision after Mexico first requested consultations.
The move has been welcomed by Cass Johnson, president of the US's National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), who describes the case as a "landmark."
"For decades, large and comprehensive subsidies by the Chinese government have prevented free and fair markets from operating in world trade in textiles and apparel," he says.
NCTO has listed 30 subsidies given to Chinese textile and apparel producers by the Chinese government, and notes that US imports of Chinese textile and apparel products have increased by 523% or $34bn over the past 11 years, and now total nearly $41bn. Over the same time, Chinese market share has increased from 10% to 40%. 
"The US government decision to join the consultations sends a strong signal of support to the government of Mexico in this important case," he adds.
Johnson also said that the US typically joins consultations regarding China and subsidies because of longstanding concerns about China's government subsidies - so it would have been unusual if there was no involvement.
The US government has "made numerous statements at the WTO and through USTR [the US Trade Representative] regarding the failure of China to notify its subsidy structure to the WTO (as required) and have filed a number of WTO cases just over the last two years aimed at Chinese subsidies in other areas," he added. 
The preferred course of action is for WTO members to settle the dispute amongst themselves, but if a solution is not agreed within 60 days, the complainant can request adjudication by a panel.
The Mexican government claims China's textile and clothing policy breaks the WTO's subsidies and countervailing measures agreement, the general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT), the agriculture agreement and China's own WTO accession commitments.
Support that Mexico says is illegal under world trade law includes: income tax, import duty, VAT and municipal tax exemptions, reductions and refunds; low-cost loans, extended loan repayment periods, debt forgiveness by state-owned banks; preferential prices for land use rights; government fee refunds; discounted electricity rates; cotton production, import and distribution subsidies; and government cash payments to 
the sector.


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Karina is wearing VX Intimate
Photo by Jerome Hamilton of Studio Time Photography
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US & Turkey Urge India 
to End Export Subsidies
The US and Turkey have urged India to start phasing out export subsidies given to its textile and clothing industry as part of government efforts to help exporters fight the global slowdown.
The comments were made at a World Trade Organization Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures at the end of last month.
The WTO in 2007 found India was "export competitive" after its share of the global textiles market exceeded 3.25%.
But India reiterated that it wants clarity and common understanding first on certain issues about its obligations to phase out subsidies, and that it is open to bilateral discussions.


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Uzbek Cotton Ban
More than 120 international apparel brands and retailers have now pledged to ban the use of cotton from Uzbekistan as part of efforts to stop the country using forced and child labor to harvest its cotton crop.
Zara, JC Penney, American Eagle, and Fruit of the Loom are the most recent companies to join the growing list of signatories, which include Gucci, H&M, Walmart, and the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), which represents more than 75% of the US apparel and footwear industry.
The US-based Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) has coordinated the so-called 'Cotton Pledge', which builds on efforts that began in 2004 in response to a call to action by Uzbek human rights groups.
The companies say they intend to maintain the ban on Uzbek cotton until the International Labor Organization independently verifies the end of forced labor.
The evidence, however, suggests their efforts still 
have some way to go. The RSN says observers at the 2012 
cotton harvest in October and November claim the Uzbek 
government this year intensified the use of adult forced labor and continued forced child labor.
Despite a statement by the Uzbek government that child labor would be prosecuted, the scale of forced labor of young school children (ages 7-14) was merely reduced - with the burden of the harvest shifting instead to older children (15-19) and adults.
Part of the problem is that difficulties in identifying the country of origin of cotton in a huge trade flow make it hard to enforce the ban. Which is why some activists also want the boycott of Uzbek cotton and textiles extended to include the companies that use them, as well as foreign investors and partners in Uzbek textile companies.
The RSN expects companies taking part in its pledge to create an internal policy against purchasing cotton picked with forced child labor from Uzbekistan and then notifying all of their suppliers.
The next step is to use contractual obligations to ensure their suppliers and sub-suppliers do not purchase Uzbek cotton. 


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Organic Cotton Demand
            Rises
Despite continuing double-digit growth in the retail market for organic cotton last year, new research has also revealed a massive 37% drop in production - even though retailers say they intend to expand their use of the fiber.
The findings are included in the sixth annual Organic Cotton Market Report from Textile Exchange. 
It shows that the organic cotton retail market increased 32% year-on-year in 2011, while organic cotton production fell for the first time in ten years. 
India, the country producing almost 70% of organic cotton, saw the greatest reduction.
The global drop comes even though 81% of brands and retailers indicated in a Textile Exchange market survey that they planned to expand their use of organic cotton in 2011.
The report deduces that the increase in demand and paradoxical decline in organic cotton production is the result of five interrelated issues that need attention across the entire value chain.
There is a disconnect between consumers and producers, with the message that retailers want to expand their organic cotton programs not getting delivered to the farm gate.
Brands and retailers also appear to lack effective systems to collect usage data for organic cotton and other sustainable textiles, the report says. And it would seem some farmers are still not getting any return on their investment for producing organic cotton.
"We must reconcile price versus the true cost of sustainability and recognize the importance of intimacy and commitment in our business model to keep our industries healthy and vibrant," explains LaRhea Pepper, managing director for Textile Exchange.
"By acknowledging the interconnectivity between farmers, manufacturers, brands, and retailers, and by using the powerful industry-wide tools at our command (such as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition's Higg Index), I know we will be able to say we found fresh and creative solutions to key industry issues before another 10 years pass."
Click here to access a free copy of the Organic Cotton Market Report from Textile Exchange. 

               Queen Size 
A little boy went to the store with his grandmother and on the way home, he was looking at the things she had purchased. 
He found a package of panty hose and began to sound out the words "Queen Size". 
He then turned to his grandmother and exclaimed, "Look Grandma, you wear the same size as our bed!" 


 

California Exotic Novelties Raises 20K in the Walk 
             for Hope
Team Club CalExotics Fights Women's
                 Cancers During 5K
California Exotic Novelties raises $20,000.00 for women’s cancers and cures in the 2012 Walk for Hope. Team Club CalExotics consisted of nine employees who jointly rose over $9700. Susan Colvin, President and CEO of California Exotic Novelties, promised a matching donation for every dollar earned, and rounded up for a grand total of $20,000.00.
Jackie White, Vice President of Sales for California Exotic Novelties and the Club CalExotics Team Captain, says, “We had a great time during the Walk for Hope. The day was filled with so much love and support. Thank you to everyone on the team and to Susan for her generous matching donation!”
The annual 5K was held Sunday, November 4, 2012, at the City of Hope in Duarte, California. Thousands of people came out for the walk, including many cancer survivors, family members, and other supporters.
Susan Colvin, President and CEO of California Exotic Novelties, says, “I’m so proud of our team. They’ve done an admirable job. I’d also like to thank all our dear customers and industry friends who donated money to our walkers. Your contributions are what made this all possible, thank you!”
Donations will be accepted up to 30 days after the walk. If you would like to support Team Club CalExotics, visit their page http://nationalevents.cityofhope.org/goto/ClubCalExotics and make a donation. To see pictures of the event and for a more complete recap, visit www.ClubCalExotics.com






About California Exotic Novelties
California Exotic Novelties is the nation's leading manufacturer of adult toys and novelties. Since 1994, the company has been at the forefront of research and development of products to enhance the sexual experiences of women, men and couples. From its 200,000 square foot operations center in Chino, California, CalExotics maintains a network of manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide. Its products are available online and from retailers throughout the world.

                                           
 

                             
                 
                  
      

   
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