to make their products more attractive to consumers sensitive about the environment and clothing quality.
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that extends between the building’s two floors. Sunbrella fabrics were incorporated throughout the facility: on upholstered chairs in common
, NC— May 22, 2019 — Remarks by Vice President Pence:
THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, North Carolina! It is great to be back in the Tar
time the unique fiber advance was unveiled last summer, members of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a not-for-profit near MIT
a $30 billion a year industry, according to The National Council of Textile Organizations, which has endorsed the new trade agreement. The
and the corresponding retaliatory tariffs.
“While cotton and cotton textile products have not been subject to retaliatory tariffs in these
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Milliken & Company has begun building the largest specialty chemical plant in the company’s history.
in the U.S. textile industry gathered to celebrate former National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Augustine D. “
week, the newly-installed National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas spent time in the Carolinas engaging
nationwide overpaid for mislabeled cotton produced by an Indian textile company, Welspun India Ltd.
Egyptian cotton often commands a
-Composite textile & foam upper construction for added support & comfort
-900D Textile in forefoot for durability
how to do the work,” said Dai Wei Yan, recruiting for a garment manufacturer at a job fair in Dalang, a city 14 miles southwest of Dongguan.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new $5 million garment manufacturing facility is planned in St. Louis’ Grand Center neighborhood.
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fiber business. This will ensure complete transparency and traceability for brands and consumers of Lenzing’s fibers in the finished garment
Sarasota, Fla.—In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in
not cheap but do compete well with quality apparel from big brands. And given the USA manufacturing (and likely bumps in pricing on foreign
only did she learn a lot about textile manufacturing, but she also learned an invaluable lesson about the textile industry in the Carolinas.
S. apparel retailers had started to include less “Made in China” in their new product offers. Notably, the number of “Made in China” apparel
charges brought by the FTC in 2017. The company admitted to deceiving consumers with “Made in USA” advertising when in fact the marketer’s
apparel was $76.8 billion in 2018.
U.S. exports of fiber, textiles and apparel were $30.1 billion in 2018.
Capital expenditures for textile
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the alliance of apparel, footwear and textile enterprises behind the Higg Index, has decided to spin
, United Kingdom — In fashion’s competitive business environment, sustainability initiatives can be a tough sell, but the investment will
synthetic textiles are shedding millions of trillions of microplastics into our waterways. From yoga pants to fleece jackets to microfiber
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) said it supports the Trump administration’s action to crack down on unfair trade practices from China but urged officials to make sure a process is in place to exclude inputs for U.S. manufacturers.
upcoming active apparel” commented Andreas Guertler, Head of Global Business Management Activewear at Lenzing.
The collaborative textile
"Carhartt's contribution to ISAIC reflects the company's long held commitment to providing apparel for workers and supporting the work they
& Co. debuted garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March, and head of innovation Paul Dillinger said he expects 100% cottonized-
deploy them by 2020.
3. Sourcing shifts
The typical apparel business has a vast sourcing network — potentially even more vast than many
with a blend of recycled cotton (from salvaged fabric or the company’s own re-spun scraps), certified organic cotton from farms that pledge
The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company has seen the growth of its popular eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric
- New Balance
- Odlo International
- Under Armour
- VF Corporation
- W. L. Gore &
the wearable segment.
As garments are becoming smarter, the differentiating line between a traditional garment and a garment with a gadget
for our customers and are performing very well,” said Russell Grizzle, president and CEO, Mannington Mills. “We plan to continue this trend
Founded in 1952, Foss Floors is a leading, American textile manufacturer producing some of the most versatile product offerings for
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in the textile business for several years and is now partner in Repeltec a company that makes insect repellent treatments for garments and
rock band REO Speedwagon.
The gifting of a tribal blanket woven at Pendleton Woolen Mills can’t yet be called a tradition, as the casino
the pool, and we seriously heart the textile pattern on this one piece! Like all Under Armour styles, lightweight materials make flip turns
Cotton Council International’s activities aimed at developing and maintaining export markets for U.S. cotton, manufactured cotton
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the world’s first fully recycled and biodegradable fleeces and breathable waterproof membranes, as well as other knits and insulation fills.
The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and the Runway of Dreams Foundation teamed up to launch the “Fashion for
Apparel—which experienced bankruptcy and closed down before Gildan Activewear Inc. bought the label—made announcements to reintroduce itself
Celliant has partnered with Under Armour, to offer recovery wear like pajamas and hoodies. The Under Armour website says the clothing
, from the farm to the fabric to the cut and sew operations. The family farms that provided the sustainably-sourced cotton for each state’s
to set a new, higher ‘triple bottom line’ standard for the textile industry: fully recycled inputs, fully recyclable fabrics, and complete
) (PEDOT-Cl) onto one tight-weave and one medium-weave form of commercial cotton fabric. They then integrated this thermopile into a
A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents under real-
Strauss & Co. introduced a new denim recycling initiative with Cotton Incorporated that produces insulation for low-income housing. Courtesy
are wash-and-wear stable, and they withstand mechanically demanding textile manufacturing routines.”
The “Phyjama,” as the University of
from American-grown certified organic cotton.
Holy Lamb Organics is a natural bedding company that manufactures organic mattresses, sheets,
A growing number of wholesale brands and retailers are leveraging the patriotic symbolism of their decision to reshore some or all their production back to the USA. But many other measurable financial and operational benefits are also fueling the growing trend of producing products closer to market.
Austrian fiber company Lenzing Group, best known for its brands Tencel, Veocel and EcoVero, joined forces with Belgian chemical group Solvay
so why not a new roof in titanium and a spire in lightweight carbon [fiber]?”
Wilmotte along with French contracting giant Bouygues (Paris,
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Since the days that the Greatest Generation fought to preserve our freedom from threats around the globe, our fighting men and women have been assured that whatever other hardships they may have to bear while protecting us, they would, at least, be assured of clothing, tents, shelters, and other textile products necessary to get the job done.
-to-weight ratios more comparable to aramid fibers than other current performance fibers. In apparel applications, the possibilities of
plastic bottles that are eventually turned into high quality yarn and fabric.
“When Ralph founded our company more than 50 years ago, he
Research Support Grants in 2014 and 2017. She served as president of the University of Georgia AATCC Student Chapter from 2014 to 2015, and
of American textile history."
“It is exciting to see a path forward for these iconic looms that allows them to remain in North Carolina and
Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles (Textile Science), and in 2016, earned a PhD in Textile Technology Management from North Carolina State
Techtextil North America (TTNA) took place February 26-28 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh N.C. Moving the show from its 2017 location in Chicago back to the Southeast proved popular among the industry, making the 2019 edition the highest attended odd-year show to date.
The global smart textile market size is expected to reach $5.55 billion by 2025, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.4
instance, textile and thread manufacturer A&E, which makes sustainable threads in four variations, has launched a premium thread for apparel
with acetic acid, which makes the surface coarser and swells the fiber, possibly allowing more binding interactions between the dye and
2022; and to reduce the discharge of priority chemicals from its textile manufacturing process.
For its energy goals, Walmart said it aims
A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents under
to go to a tailor to order custom garments created to perfectly fit your body. Now, companies like MTailor have technology that measures
goes on sale this week.
Attica Jaques, SVP Global Brand Management of Under Armour, says in a statement: "We’re opening a window into the
and Wovens Marketing Accounts Manager for The Lycra Company.
The 166L fibre is produced at The Lycra Company’s plants in China, Singapore,
to an increasing numbers of patients.
The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) nonprofit institute was established to do exactly
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textiles and textile composites can play in the future of cities and highlight an array of outstanding examples of urban textile innovations
Chinese volleyball player Zhu Ting are all Under Armour brand ambassadors.
Rush apparel. (Courtesy of Under Armour)
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gives them a healthier option for their home.”
Breathe fabrics are unique because they have a plant-based water-repellent that is durable,
fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers
Breathe by Milliken from Milliken & Company is a 2018 R&D 100 Special Recognition Award winner. All of the R&D 100 Awardees were announced
are seafood, semiconductors, aircraft parts and forest products.
Auburn Manufacturing in Auburn and Mechanic Falls won exporter of the year.
fibrous structures are gaining importance. The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) reports that construction textiles are a
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In support of Department of Defense priorities to restore military readiness and strengthen partnerships, Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams addressed about 100 textile industry executives at the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Textile Organizations
fiber sales base in Tennessee; and Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH, a core company of the carbon fiber business in Europe.”
Amazing™” campaign. NCTO is a trade association representing U.S. textile manufacturing. Please visit ncto.org to learn more about NCTO, the
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Suzhou Tian Yuan Garments Co, the Chinese owner of the new Arkansas plant, has cheap reliable power, proximity to cotton and well-off
and harder to find those three words inside our clothes. But a Stafford Spring mill that’s reopened for business is changing that... CLICK
, N.C.; Denise Offray, president and CEO, OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Bernardsville, N.J.; and Kathie Leonard, president and CEO, Auburn
Sustainable Development Goals,” explained H.E. Siim Kiisler, president of the UN Environment Assembly, at the launch.
The Alliance will
FALL RIVER – The next wave of textile manufacturing is building now.
The Merrow companies are ready to ride it, Charlie Merrow said.
Hyman Brickle & Son Inc., doing business as Northwest Woolen Mills, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has been awarded a $9,736,800 firm-fixed-price, definite quantity contract for extreme cold weather parkas. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is an eight-month contract
In advance of the National Council of Textile Organization’s 16th Annual Meeting, eTextileCommunications.com caught up with NCTO Chairman Marty Moran, CEO of Jefferson, Ga.-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. His responses to questions submitted by eTC’s Devin Steele are below. NCTO’s annual meeting
PR.com)-- Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse toured Ecological Fibers’ Pawtucket plant Friday, March 8 to learn about the environmental
clothing by adopting practices promoting a circular economy, such as reusing unwanted, donated clothing to recycle into new fibers. It is
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brand now joins the FLA's network of accredited companies, which includes leaders from the apparel sector.
"We are proud to have been
Cotton Incorporated, the promotion and marketing arm of the U.S. cotton industry, recently released a series of new video clips aimed at
textile engineering, chemistry and science department at the Wilson College of Textiles. He previously worked at the Individual Protection
According to Austin Blythe, head of PR/brand marketing for Pendleton Woolen Mills, legend has it that the formation is the home of
Shelton is currently chairman of the Fabrics Committee of the National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO). He is on the board of the
, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company sells its products under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,
From March 8-11 in Nuremberg, Germany, W. L. Gore & Associates will be debuting new products and technologies at the 2019 IWA Outdoor
The Sewn Products Equipment and Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) hosted its ninth Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference on February 27, bringing together a group of leaders on the frontline of manufacturing to discuss the current and future state of innovations in the sewn products industry.
the next generation of leaders and innovators.”
Source: National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) NCTO is a Washington, D.C.-based