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NCTO Congratulates President Trump, Thanks President Obama; Eager to Partner with Trump Administration to Stimulate U.S. Textile Manufacturing

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) congratulates President Donald Trump on his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States of America. “NCTO congratulates President Trump on his inauguration.  The U.S. textile industry is eager to partner with him to stimulate American jobs, production, and exports,” said NCTO President & […]

NCTO Praises Textile Outcomes in FY 2017 Defense Bill

NCTO Praises Textile Outcomes in FY 2017 Defense Bill WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) applauded the Senate’s 92-7 vote to pass S. 2943, the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  With the House of Representatives having approved the conference report on December 2, the measure now goes to President […]

Denim One of Hottest Items in Global Wardrobe Fashion

WASHINGTON, DC – With fall fashion shows in New York and Paris in the rearview mirror, denim has emerged has one of the hottest wardrobe items in the fashion industry, both on the runways and sidewalks. Elle magazine reports that designer denim was among the “best looks” of the 2016 Paris Fashion Week, which ended […]

Green Textiles: Protecting the Future

If you look around, it’s likely that you’ll see at least one place where hook and loop fasteners from the VELCRO® brand are making life simpler for you. In fact, there are probably several; the textile product is ubiquitous. It’s in the computer pouch that keeps your laptop safely ensconced during a jarring rush hour […]

Protecting the Brave Abroad

Resiliency, ingenuity and trust: these are words that describe the long-standing, symbiotic relationship between the American textile industry and the U.S. armed forces. In 2014, the U.S. military paid the textile industry $1.5 billion for 8,000-plus textile items. During more active engagement in Iraq and Afghanistan, spending increased to more than $2.2 billion. Textile companies […]

Protecting the Brave At Home

Workers shouldn’t have to live in fear of workplace safety hazards. Safety concerns – for example, the potential of an arc flash or flash fire – can be both distracting and off-putting, leaving workers focused more on the potential for disaster than the work at hand. Enter textile industry innovators. “Americans couldn’t perform in their […]

Making the Impossible Possible with Performance Textiles

Whether climbing Mount Everest or scaling a rock wall at the local gym, running a marathon or chasing a toddler on the playground, skiing in the Swiss Alps or building an imaginary fortress out of freshly fallen snow, consumers expect their clothing to offer more than just a protective barrier against the elements. They expect […]

Delivering Innovation to the Moon and Beyond

Technology-Based Solutions Provider Makes Performance Textiles Better Today’s textile companies thrive on making ordinary fabrics do extraordinary things, and high-performance textiles is one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments. “Textiles” refers to a simple woven, knit or nonwoven substrate. So how has an 88-year-old company founded on a single graphited lubrication product for automobiles become a […]