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India Bans Cotton Exports, Global Prices Jump
March 5, 2012

India banned cotton exports with immediate effect on Monday to ensure supplies for domestic mills, boosting global prices some 4.5 percent as the absence of shipments from the world's second-largest producer might tighten a market facing weak demand.

India has already exported 9.4 million bales, the government said on Monday, higher than the projected export surplus quota of 8.4 million bales New Delhi had set in January, due to strong demand from China. Each bale is 170 kg.

Blooming Brands
February 15, 2012

Try these floral products to spruce up your springtime promotions.

Alliance Rubber Company Changes Name, Expands Product Line
January 16, 2012

Alliance Rubber Company today announced that the company has changed the name of its promotional division to Ad Bands. The new Ad Bands name was chosen due to the success of the Ad Bands printed rubber bands that were introduced in 1986.

Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association Briefs CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum on New International Children's Jewelry Safety Standard
December 7, 2011

Fashion Jewelry & Accessories Trade Association executive director Brent Cleaveland issued the following statement on yesterday's meeting between FJATA representatives and CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum:

"FJATA representatives today briefed Chairman Tenenbaum on FJATA's successful effort to adopt the first national Children's Jewelry Safety Standard through ASTM International. During the meeting, Chairman Tenenbaum congratulated FJATA representatives for a 'strong voluntary standard' and expressed support for the industry's efforts. The Chairman stated that she plans to raise awareness about the standard throughout the United States and around the world, including promoting the new standard in speeches, Congressional testimony and via social media."

New Wave Group AB Acquires Paris Glove of Canada
December 7, 2011

New Wave Group AB announced that it is acquiring all shares of Paris Glove of Canada Inc. for $16.3 million. Paris Glove will be joining several other promotional products companies under the New Wave Group umbrella, including Cutter & Buck, Kosta Boda, Orrefors and Sagaform.

Editor's Picks: Protect Ya Neck
December 7, 2011

This week's edition of Editor's Picks focuses on an often overlooked accessory: the promotional scarf. You've got to diversify your brands, son.