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Local WA fashion industry suffers due to high cost of manufacturing

July 22, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The local fashion industry has been struggling in recent months due to the high cost of manufacturing and the latest casualty comes from Western Australia where a clothing line has been put on hold. ABC News has featured Perth-based designer Poppy Lissiman who is ceasing production of her fashion label due to the unmanageable production …

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AI Group to develop NBN training kit for manufacturing businesses

July 22, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Industry Group (AI Group) is set to receive $500,000 that will be used to develop a digital business kit which will help manufacturers get online and benefit from the National Broadband Network (NBN). In a media release the AI Group says in

Burnie community signs petition to secure Caterpillar jobs

July 20, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

More than 800 locals from Burnie in Northern Tasmania have signed a petition urging multinational company Caterpillar to guarantee the future of its operations in the port city. The grassroots campaign led by the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union

Bottled water suppliers forced to remove ‘organic’ claims on labels

July 19, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has negotiated with seven bottled water manufacturers to remove the “organic” claims on their products. According to a media release , the suppliers have agreed with ACCC on the removal of the word

Billabong stays afloat with refinancing deal, gets new CEO

July 18, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian surf wear manufacturer Billabong has reached a A$395 million refinancing deal with Altamont Capital Partners, which would allow the embattled company to repay its existing debts. According to Reuters, Billabong will also be getting former Oakley

Carmakers and business groups warn against reforms to fringe benefits tax

July 18, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Members of the Australian car manufacturing industry are warning the Federal Government about the negative impact of the changes to the Fringe Benefits Tax regulations announced by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Carmaker Holden is the latest to express its worry

3D printed shoes walk the runways of Paris Fashion Week

July 18, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

After conquering the aerospace and defense sector, 3D printing technology, also known as additive manufacturing, continues to make waves, this time in the world of fashion. Twelve pairs of 3D printed shoes walked the runway in Dutch designer Iris van