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Invista Moves Lycra Ahead

The global fiber and polymer producer is relaunching its flagship brand with market-specific subbrands and a new ad campaign.

Timeline: Lycra Through the Years

The 57-year-old brand has a history that spans generations and companies.

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Invista's ARC of Creativity

It can be said that Invista's Applied Research Center provides the innovative juice that fuels the global fiber and fabric company.

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Lyon Silk Firms Maintain Their Edge

Exclusivity, craftsmanship and reactivity are key to supporting a dwindling market in the future.

India Eyes Releasing Cotton Stocks in February

Traders are worried India may come out to sell its stockpiles, further pressuring prices just after top consumer China's decision to cut imports.

Cone Enters R&D Deal With Dyneema

The collaboration could lead to stronger denim.

Unifi Income Rises 47% in Q2

In the six months, net income rose eight percent to $16.5 million from $15.3 million.

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Italian Spinners Upbeat Heading to Filati

Economic conditions appear to be improving for Italian yarn spinners, who will show their spring 2016 collections at the Pitti Filati yarn fair Jan. 28 to 30.

Fast Retailing Warns Chinese Factories

The Japanese company has instructed two of its Uniqlo suppliers to improve factory working conditions after an inspection found several problems.

Guilty Verdicts Issued in Prato Trial

More than a year after a fire in a Prato, Tuscany, factory killed seven garment workers, Judge Silvia Isidori issued a guilty verdict.

Fast Retailing Checking Chinese Suppliers

The company is monitoring conditions at two of its Uniqlo suppliers in response to allegations that two factories pose occupational health and safety risks.

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