Entries by Rebecca Tantillo

2019 NCTO Accomplishments

2019 NCTO Accomplishments Completed NCTO Leadership Transition & Hosted Listening Sessions As new NCTO President & CEO, Kim Glas led regional industry roundtables and listening sessions of fiber, yarn, fabric and industry support council members. New staff additions were introduced to members: Kristi Ellis, VP of Communications, Rebecca Tantillo, Digital Projects Manager and Don Vavala, […]

NCTO Applauds Trump Administration’s Move to Crack Down on Imported Counterfeits Sold Online

WASHINGTON DC—The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, issued a statement today on the Trump administration’s announced action plan to increase enforcement and penalties against counterfeit goods sold online and imported to the U.S. “This is a very important and long overdue […]

NEW AT NCTO: Textiles in the News Blog

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a Washington, DC-based trade association representing the entire American textile industry from fibers to finished products, to machinery manufacturers and power suppliers, has long been a trusted source for industry-related news and data. Now, in support of their mission to mobilize support for the U.S. textile industry in […]

NCTO Board Member and Auburn Manufacturing Inc. President and CEO Kathie Leonard Named to Ex-Im Bank Advisory Committee

NCTO Board member and President and CEO of Auburn Manufacturing Inc. Kathie Leonard was appointed to serve as the U.S. textile industry representative on the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) 2019 Advisory Committee. Auburn Manufacturing Inc. is a woman-owned manufacturer based in Mechanic Falls, Maine, producing heat-and fire-resistant textiles used worldwide by industries like ship building/repair, foundries, […]

NCTO & AAFA Unite in Letter to President Opposing Proposed Tariffs on Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump, opposing the proposed escalation in tariffs for all U.S. imports from Mexico. As the representatives of the apparel and textile supply chain, the organizations represent hundreds of thousands of […]

NCTO Comments on 301 Tariff Increase; Renews Call for Tariffs on Textile and Apparel End Items and Need for Exclusion Process

May 8, 2019 WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) appreciates the Trump administration’s action to crack down on unfair trade practices from China through the Section 301 mechanism. A Federal Register notice, set to be published on Thursday, states the administration’s intent to raise tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese […]

NCTO Announces New VP of Communications and Director of Regulatory & Technical Affairs

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristi Ellis as the organization’s new Vice President of Communications, effective April 29, 2019, and Donald Vavala as the Director of Regulatory and Technical Affairs, effective May 2019. As Vice President of Communications at NCTO, Kristi Ellis will […]

2019 State of the U.S. Textile Industry Address

WASHINGTON, DC – Outgoing 2018-19 National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Chairman Marty Moran delivered the trade association’s 2019 State of the U.S. Textile Industry overview at NCTO’s 16th Annual Meeting on March 21st at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Mr. Moran’s speech outlined (1) U.S. textile supply chain economic, employment and trade data, […]