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MFG.com, an internet-based, business-to-business platform for the manufacturing industry, has developed a new marketplace specifically for the textiles industry. MFGtextiles.com is a sourcing tool for buyers, purchasing professionals and factory manufacturers of apparel, footwear, home and commercial textiles. It connects a buyer's design and production requirements with a factory's capability. More than 15,000 textile buyers and factories are already registered and active in the new marketplace, the vendor said. The tool provides supplier-relationship management capabilities, expedites the sourcing progress and helps to determine market pricing. Sourcing managers and merchandisers can request quotes from suppliers online; the queries are instantly matched to factories with the appropriate expertise and capacity. Textile suppliers of both "cut-and-sew" and raw materials get direct access to global buyers with an immediate need for custom manufacturing services. Each supplier member of MFGtextiles.com gets its own Web page, which allows factories to promote their services. The MFG.com platform is available in 10 languages and 12 currencies, with more than 100,000 users around the world.
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