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Pacific NonWovens acquires Acoustic Industries

One of Australia’s leading manufacturer of non-woven products, Pacific NonWovens (PNW), has announced that they have acquired conversion operations for Acoustic Industries.

TFIA pushes TPP negotiators on Free Trade Agreement

The Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Limited (TFIA) has recently assisted in developing a joint statement signed by numerous Fashion and Textiles organisations regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Bluey’s Authentic, Australian Activewear expanding

Bluey Australia has plans to expand its range of Australian Merino Activewear over the next 12 months.

TISA to announce Paris winner

A grand prize of four weeks tuition and accommodation at the Paris American Academy in Paris awaits the winner of the 2014 Textile Institute National Student Design and Technology Awards.

DJs, The Iconic launches Saturday deliveries

Fashion e-commerce retailer The Iconic will officially launch same-day Saturday delivery this week, starting with Sydney, following a successful six-week trial.

AWI dips into reserves as market falters

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) plucked $14 million from its reserves to increase total spending by 9.87 per cent in 2013-14 to $82.694m.

ECA could be handed lifeline

The Victorian Labor opposition has announced that if elected it will provide $2 million over two years to support Ethical Clothing Australia’s (ECA) accreditation program.

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Comeback for Kirrily Johnston

Designer Kirrily Johnston is set to return to the fashion industry by teaming up with fashion and lifestyle brand Husk and will launch her own 10-piece capsule collection under its label.

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Sinerji snags Ethical Fashion award

Eco-friendly fashion label Sinerji scooped up the Ethical Fashion award for their commitment to ethical design at this year’s Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival.

Myer relaunches brand

Myer will feature Australian designer brands such as Ellery and Alex Perry in a new TV advertising campaign which backs the relaunch of the Myer brand in the first major shake-up of its marketing strategy in almost a decade.

Profile lift at CR shake up in DJs management

South African retailer Woolworths is accelerating the transformation of its Australian retail businesses, lifting the profile of Country Road while shaking up executive ranks at David Jones.

Clarity sought on Myer executive fraudster

A magistrate has questioned the basis of a defence by an American businessman hired and then sacked by Myer on his first day, after it found he had allegedly falsified his credentials, to charges that include obtaining a financial advantage by deception.

META to carve out niches for innovative textile technologies

META, Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia, has announced the new META Textiles Collaboration Hub with the Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA) to increase the capability of Australian companies for high performance textile products in local and international markets.

Print supplier to upskill industry

Industry supplier GJS is set to hold printing courses in screen printing, heat transfer solutions and graphics software, aiming to help the industry upskill in digital applications.

Alexium’s woolly ambition

ASX-listed Alexium International has received initial purchase orders for its new, proprietary chemistry for the flame retardant wool market that accounts for more than 10 million yards of fabric consumption per year in the U.S.

Illustrator ‘furious’ over stolen artwork

A Melbourne-based illustrator has been left reeling after her artwork was stolen, printed on clothing and put up for sale on global shopping websites.

Country Road enters sportswear

Fashion retailer Country Road has made its first foray into the sportswear with the launch of Country Road Active.

Lorna Jane to seek legal protection for designs

Lorna Jane, one of Australia's biggest sports apparel companies, is seeking to have its designs protected amid claims rivals are making copies and selling them for much lower prices.

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