Analysis of Clothing Web Sites for Young Customer Retention
Doctor of Philosophy thesis about research aimed at determining the effects of the attitude of a sample of young consumers toward their favourite web sites on intentions to purchase through Internet clothing sites and other channels. Author: Yoo-Kyoung Seock. [PDF]
Application of Simulation Technique in Weaving Mills
Comparative study, aimed at investigating the potential for increased worker efficiency by improving the organization of a weaving mill and removing bottlenecks, rather then investing in increasing the speed and performance of machinery. Authors: Pelin Gurkan and Cankut Taskin. [PDF]
Applying Intelligent Systems as a Basis for Improving the Position and Competitiveness of the European Textile Industry
Paper presenting suggestions for the improvement of companies' position within the European textile and clothing industry, by maintaining or creating more complex machinery and equipment, sewing robots and functional units in medium developed industrial areas. Authors: Isak Karabegovic and Darko Ujevic. [PDF]
Competitiveness of the Turkish Textile and Clothing Industry
Extensive paper presenting a study on the competitiveness of the Turkish textile and apparel industries, identifying its sources and changes in competitive conditions. Author: Erol Taymaz. [PDF]
Creative Destruction or just Plain Destruction
Abstract of a paper investigating the reasons behind the economical and technological downturn of the US textile and apparel industry. Authors: Jim Levinsohn and Wendy Petropoulos. [PDF]
The Development of the Medical Textile Market
Presentation of the harmonisation of the global medical textile market into application categories, and an analysis of the trends in the foreign trade of medical textiles on the world economy. Author: Robert Czajka. [PDF]
Diversification and Labor Strategy of a Japanese Textile Maker: A Case Study of Practical Use of Human Resources as Intellectual Skills
Extensive paper describing the development of the Japanese man-made fiber industry after the Second World War as they moved from rayon to synthetic fiber production, using the example of Nippon Rayon to highlight the utilisation of intellectual skills during the process of transformation. Author: Takashi Hirao. [PDF]
Eco-Labels and International Trade in Textiles
Extensive paper presenting a formal analysis of the welfare and trade implications of eco-labeling schemes in the global textile industry. Authors: Wesley Nimon and John C. Behgin. [PDF]
The End of Textile Quotas: A Case Study of the Impact on Bangladesh
Paper presented at the 2004 Conference on Global Economic Analysis, evaluating the effects on the Bangladeshi economy of phasing out textile and clothing quotas maintained by industrial countries. Authors: Yongzheng Yang and Montfort Mlachila. [PDF]
Export Competitiveness of the Indian Textile and Garment Industry
Working paper published in 2002 presenting an examination of the competitive performance of the Indian textile and garment sector in the US and EU markets with a view to assessing competitive sinews in preparation for the quota-free trade after 2004. Author: Samar Verma. [PDF]
The Global Textile and Clothing Industry post the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing
Discussion paper, assessing the likely impact of liberalisation of the textile and garment trade taking into account recent technological and managerial developments, and focusing on recent development in supply chain management in the textile and garment sectors. Published by the World Trade Organisation. Author: Hildegunn Kyvik Nordas. [PDF]
Hard Choices for Textiles and Clothing in SADC
Extensive research paper describing the time-limited opportunities for southern African economies to benefit from increases in investment and employment in the textile and garment sector, after recent market-opening measures in major developed country markets. Author: Frank Flatters. [PDF]
Influence of the Parametric Cost Estimation in the Textile Supply Chain
In-depth study comparing the advantages, drawbacks, and applicability in the product life cycle, of various cost estimation methods in the context of the textile industry. Authors: M. Camargo and others. [PDF]
Interfiber Competition in Textile Mills over Time
Study about the competition for market share between cotton and non-cellulosic fibers in textile mills during the period 1961-1990, indicating that the structure for the demand of cotton in unstable. Authors: Don E. Ethridge and others. [PDF]
Knitting the Future of the Textiles and Leather Sector: Four Scenarios
In-depth 2004 report from the European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC), analysing the major socio-cultural, economic, political, technical and ecological trends and their associated drivers of change over the next 10 years in the textiles industry, and presenting possible future scenarios with regard to the development of ICT and production technologies, textile related technologies, the EU, international trade, and the economic situation within the EU. [PDF]
Market Access Study to Identify Trade Barriers Affecting the EU Textiles Industry
1999 Report commissioned by the European Community presenting the main features of the import regimes for textiles and clothing, implemented by 24 countries world wide, identifying trade obstacles and the impact on the EU export of textiles and raw materials, and providing an assessment of the legality of these restrictions. [PDF]
New Developments in Biodegradable Fibres
Paper about the market position of biodegradable fibers and materials for nonwovens, focused on coverstock technology for hygiene disposables.
The Polish Textile and Man-made Fiber Industry
Presentation about the facts and figures of the Polish textile and man-made fibers industry, delivered by Alojzy Urbanowski at the EATP 2000 Conference.
The Polypropylene Fibres Industry in Japan
Extensive presentation of the Japanese polypropylene fiber industry in the last decade of the 20th Century. From New Fibres Magazine. Author: Hideo Sakakura.
Price Volatility in the Cotton Yarn Sector: Lessons from India
Paper published in 2007 by the International Institute for Sustainable Development duscussing the impacts of cotton yarn price volatility on hand loom weavers. Authors: Vijaya Switha Grandhi and Alec Crawford. [PDF]
Profile of the Textile Industry
Environmental profile of the textile industry, published by the US Environmental Protection Agency as part of the Sector Notebook Project, and including descriptions of history and processes, chemical releases, pollution prevention opportunities, federal statutes and regulations, and a compliance and enforcement profile. [PDF]
Restructuring the Indian Textile Industry
Paper published in 2000 presenting an overview of the current structure of the Indian textile industry and suggestions for reorganization. Author: Samar Verma. [PDF]
The Role of Cost and Price Competitiveness in Apparel Exports
Working paper published in 2005 presenting a literature review focusing on the institutional organization of global trade networks and production chains, focused on the textile and apparel industry. Author: Meenu Tewari. [PDF]
Study on European Textiles and Clothing Industry
July 2007 executive summary of a study of the Japan Chemical Fiber Association study of the European man-made fiber, textiles and clothing industries. [PDF]
The Textile and Clothing Industry in Mauritius
Overview of the structure and development of the textile and clothing industry in Mauritius. Author: Gilles Joomun. [PDF]
The Textile and Clothing Industry in Zambia
Paper published in 2005 presenting a review of the development of the Zambian textile and clothing industry. Author: Grayson Koyi. [PDF]
The Textile and Clothing Industry of Swaziland
Paper published in 2006 presenting an overview of the history and development of the textile and clothing industry in Zwaziland. Author: Winnie S. Madonsela. [PDF]
Textile, Wool and Fur Matters
Rules and regulations under US products identification and labelling acts for the textile, fur and apparel industries. Text and PDF files. From the US Federal Trade Commission's web site.
Threading Your Way Through the Labeling Requirements
A guide, stipulating U.S. federal labeling requirements for textile, wool and fur products. From the Federal Trade Commission, in cooperation with the American Apparel Manufacturers Association.
War: Does it Effect US Textile and Apparel Trade?
Paper at the 2004 14th International Conference examining the impact of select military conflicts following World War II and the implementation of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on bilateral textile and apparel trade flows. Authors: Jan M. Hathcote, Kathleen Rees and Kennita Kind.
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