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India Passes China, Bangladesh in Apparel Exports Growth to U.S. for Jan.-Sept. 2014
November 6, 2014

With China and Bangladesh becoming costlier day-by-day, India is gradually garnering its share in apparel exports to the U.S. India saw a rise in apparel exports to the U.S. by 7.5 percent at 745 million square meters equivalent for the period of January to September of 2014 over the corresponding period last year. 

China and Bangladesh posted 3.9 percent and -4.63 percent growth in apparel exports to the U.S., respectively, resulting in shift in exports orders to India. India has been registering a 17.6 percent growth in global apparel exports at $8.3 billion for April to September of the fiscal 2014-15.

Synthetic Fibers Surpass Cotton to Dominate U.S. Apparel Imports
November 6, 2014

U.S. imports of synthetic apparel this year have overtaken cotton garments for the first time in decades, according to the latest U.S. government data, confirming the cotton industry's fears that cotton is losing the battle to manmade fibers. An industry group this week called on members at a conference to renew their focus on boosting overall cotton demand, at a time when falling prices and demand worries have heightened competition among key cotton producers. Total U.S. apparel imports year-to-date were up 3 percent from a year earlier, U.S. government data showed. Synthetic imports were up nearly 9 percent from September 2013. 

The 10 Most Important Steps to Becoming a Master Networker
November 6, 2014

"It isn’t what you know, but rather who you know." We have all heard the old adage. At the end of the day, your database, email list, cell phone numbers and relationships are the most valuable assets you have. Networking may be the most valuable skill set you can develop. It can help you throughout any point in your personal life and career. Here are some important steps for building networking skills.

BIC Celebrates 70 Years
November 5, 2014

BIC celebrated its 70th anniversary this October. It was on Oct. 25, 1944 that the PPA Company began its activity.