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The High Point Design Center cordially invites you to an exclusive private event
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The High Point Design Center will be host to the Unity in Design 2012 keynote presentation from 2-4 p.m. Friday, March 2, at High Point University. The topic: "Leap ahead of the curve. How do you stay ahead of the rest?" It will bring together leaders and trendsetters to discuss the ever-changing landscape affecting designing and staying fresh, vibrant and a step ahead. Spend an informative afternoon gaining insights from these professionals at the top of their game. More

Textiles 2012: The prognosis is good
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The $70 billion U.S. textile and apparel sector is alive and, in fact, doing quite well. Too upbeat an appraisal? Not really — given the fact that even in today's relatively lackluster business climate, these industries have managed to rack up gains for two consecutive years. To be sure, the increases have been rather modest. Nevertheless, they mark a major change from the steady tattoo of declines and retrenchments that marked most of the past decade. More

NY Fashion Week: Corey Lynn Calter
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Corey Lynn Calter helped kick off the Fall '12 season at New York Fashion Week with a colorful presentation Feb. 8 at Pier 59 Studios. This season's lineup featured several West Coast labels, including Rodarte, Jenni Kayne, BCBG Max Azria, Herve Leger, Tadashi Shoji, Monique Lhuillier, St. John, Boy & Girl by Band of Outsiders, Gregory Parkinson, Rachel Zoe, Odilon, Mike Vensel, Shades of Grey, Juan Carlos Obando, Levi's and Native Son. More

Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012: The king of reinvention
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If you closed your eyes and wished for a dream fashion show, that's what Tommy Hilfiger's women's fall/winter collection was: a hushed fairyland of imported gray gravel, autumn ripe trees and a confidence you could feel upon entering the Park Avenue Armory. It wasn't only the sumptuous offerings for fall — it was the tasteful spectacle that was so moving. More

Shoe stalking! The best-dressed feet At NYFW
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Fall Fashion Week is usually a time of playing chicken for those who really love shoes, thanks to treacherous conditions that make anything less hardy than a snow boot impractical for show-going. But this year, the unseasonably temperate days have really got the fashion ladies going gangbusters in terms of footwear. Without the looming threat of nasty slush, the colorful, cut-out and super-high made it out of closets and onto the Web. More

Gut check for JCPenney
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After JCPenney executives laid out their vision for transforming the store and before they held a special session for the financial community the following day, the company invited analysts to submit questions in advance. The most asked question: How far will sales volume have to fall before you scrap the streamlined pricing and go back to promotions and coupons? More

Continued growth for Italian textile machinery sector
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In spite of an increase in production for 2011 by Italian textile machinery manufacturers, forecasts remain cautious for the current year. Provisional figures for 2011 for Italy's textile machinery sector show a further increase in manufacturing production and exports, following a good recovery in 2010 — this, after a 2009 during which machinery manufacturers were hit hard by the recession. More

US producers to plant 13.63 million acres of cotton in 2012
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Upland cotton intentions are 13.34 million acres, down 7.5 percent from 2011, while extra-long staple intentions of 287,000 acres represent a 6.4 percent decline. The survey results were announced at the National Cotton Council's 2012 Annual Meeting in Fort Worth. With assumed above-average abandonment in Texas and Oklahoma and all other states set at historical averages, total upland and ELS harvested area would be 10.88 million acres. More

US apparel and textile imports dip as prices rise
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U.S. consumers were definitely in a conservative mood when it came to buying clothing in 2011. Clothing and textile imports from overseas were down 2 percent for the year ending Nov. 30 when calculating imports by units. When it came to dollar value, imports jumped 9.2 percent, due primarily to rising raw-material costs that included cotton and polyester. More

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