Textiles in the News

US Nov 23 2021 08:06 PM

Gildan Named To 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index For Ninth Consecutive Year

the 95th percentile of all companies in the textiles, apparel and luxury goods industry, and also the only apparel manufacturer on the North

US Nov 23 2021 07:51 PM

China Using Forced Uyghur Labor, Exploiting Complex Supply Chain

found that 52% of China's exported cotton, yarn, and fabric is shipped to 53 intermediary manufacturers in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam,

US Nov 23 2021 01:00 PM

Polartec Infuses Fabric With Peppermint Oil to Combat Body Odor

Polartec, maker of technical fabrics used by outdoor gear brands around the world, has just announced that it is replacing conventional anti

GB Nov 23 2021 12:41 PM

Unifi exceeds target of recycling over 30bn plastic bottles into fibres

REPREVE fibre sales are approaching 40% of Unifi’s total sales with that number expected to continue to grow in the coming year. The company

US Nov 22 2021 11:18 PM

Precision Textiles to open new factory in Arizona

plants to three, including the company’s New Jersey headquarters. The facility will produce all of the company’s bedding product lines,

US Nov 22 2021 08:08 PM

Inkjet printing of e-textiles shows promise

The two main processing strategies to make e-textiles are using conductive fibers or putting a conductive coating on a fabric. Prof. Jesse S

US Nov 22 2021 08:08 PM

Building better alliances

about the importance of collaboration in advancing textile manufacturing. Rhode Island’s textile industry provided the success story example

US Nov 22 2021 08:08 PM

Understanding the U.S. trade agenda

amount of information from the U.S. government about business practices and the business climate online. “Use those resources, too,” he adds

US Nov 22 2021 08:08 PM

The expanding sustainability story

fits in the recycling process. The sustainable fiber manufacturer and maker of REPREVE® polyester believes it has a responsibility to reduce

US Nov 22 2021 06:39 PM

Unifi Reaches Key Sustainability Milestone Ahead of Schedule

and one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi's

US Nov 22 2021 01:54 PM

Supply chain woes trigger shortages of critical medical devices

. Demand for personal protective equipment and respirators skyrocketed globally at the same time that overseas manufacturers temporarily

GB Nov 22 2021 01:33 PM

Leather Working Group to conduct leather supply chain project

is a critical part of the solution and it will take collective action from companies up and down the value chain to achieve this goal,”

GB Nov 22 2021 01:24 PM

Lyocell weaves the fabric of a truly sustainable fashion future

, known in the textile industry as Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers (MMCF), can help fashion forge its sustainable future. Global textile and MMCF

GB Nov 22 2021 01:23 PM

FibreTrace to create traceable cotton supply chain in Africa

. FibreTrace CEO Shannon Mercer says the partnership marks the first step in making African-grown cotton more visible to the global textile

GB Nov 22 2021 01:19 PM

Fashion can become 80% circular with textile recycling investment

Fashion can become 80% circular with textile recycling investment

GB Nov 22 2021 11:49 AM

Canada intercepts alleged forced labour clothing shipment from China

passed legislation to ban the import of all products, including cotton and apparel fabrics from China’s Xinjiang region due to forced labour

US Nov 19 2021 01:42 PM

DuPont Partners with BOA to Help Sporting Goods Industry Boost Performance

in footwear and medical bracing. The Denver-based company selected DuPont’s Zytel nylon resins for its dial platforms and other components.

US Nov 19 2021 01:03 PM

Sustainability, supply chain solutions reign at Showtime

is sustainability,” said Jill Harrill, sales and marketing communications, Valdese Weavers. “We’re really proud of what we’re doing now and

US Nov 19 2021 12:50 PM

Sonoco Expands Focus on Sustainable Packaging, Adding Recyclable Molded Fiber Packaging for Frozen and Refrigerated Meals

, a dual-ovenable package made with upcycled sugarcane fiber and other U.S. grown plant fibers features a highly engineered surface that

IN Nov 19 2021 07:27 AM

Buy American waiver process to incentivise domestic production: NCTO

submissions for waivers under the Buy American law. National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has hailed the decision and expects it

US Nov 18 2021 09:44 PM

Throwdown: Dreamiest Sheets Edition

fiber made from wood pulp, and TENCEL™ is one of the most trusted companies for lyocell innovation (especially for its sustainability -- the

US Nov 18 2021 04:48 PM

In memoriam: Raymond Ross

and Glen Raven for more than 30 years as a regional sales manager for Glen Raven’s Custom Fabrics Division representing the Sunbrella®

US Nov 18 2021 04:42 PM

USCTP and Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. Work Together for Continuous Improvement

. Both Samil and Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. can provide an incredible list of yarn products and services. Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. is

US Nov 18 2021 12:45 PM

Sustainable Cotton Is Industry's Future

, vice president and head of U.S. cotton sales at Allenberg Cotton Company in Memphis, Tennessee, expects the bulk of cotton will eventually

US Nov 18 2021 11:56 AM

Precision Textiles to open new factory in Phoenix

to three, including the company’s New Jersey headquarters. The Phoenix facility will produce all of the company’s bedding product lines,

US Nov 17 2021 11:32 PM

National Council Of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Welcomes Biden Administration’s New And Transparent Buy American Waiver Process

to benefit U.S. textile companies, who can use the information to better understand potential business opportunities and work to provide

US Nov 17 2021 01:10 PM

Gildan Included on the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the Ninth Consecutive Year

95 th percentile of all companies in the Textiles, Apparel, & Luxury Goods industry, and also the only apparel manufacturer on the North

US Nov 17 2021 01:00 PM

Early Bird Registration Opens for Techtextil North America/Texprocess Americas 2022

makers from all the major industries that touch technical textiles, nonwovens, sewn products, equipment and technology together in one place

US Nov 15 2021 10:13 PM

Cotswold Industries – Innovative Manufacturing Solutions for a Better Tomorrow

protection available. The U. S. Cotton Trust Protocol – the sustainable answer for the manufacturing industry In response to the growing

US Nov 15 2021 07:47 PM

New Benchmark Analysis Proves High Performance of BASF's Battery Binders

in their development projects.” explains Dr. Thorsten Habeck, Business Director Fiber Bonding Europe, Middle East & Africa, BASF SE. BASF’s

US Nov 15 2021 04:42 PM

Ascend Performance Materials Selects GEP AI-Driven Procurement Software For All Its Indirect And Direct Spend Globally

software platform, after a thorough selection process. Ascend Performance Materials, headquartered in Texas with 2,600 employees across nine

US Nov 15 2021 04:32 PM

Ascend Performance Materials Selects GEP's AI-Driven Procurement Software For All Its Indirect And Direct Spend Globally

support costs to achieve maximum ROI. About Ascend Performance Materials Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for

US Nov 12 2021 02:37 PM

Fiber Industries to Develop Industrial Park via Palmetto Sites Program

throughout the community. About Fiber Industries: https://www.fiberindustries.com/ Fiber Industries collaborates closely with our

US Nov 12 2021 01:48 PM

IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

IFAI Expo exceeded their expectations,” says Steve Schiffman, IFAI President and CEO. “Attendees had more time to spend at exhibit booths

US Nov 11 2021 03:28 PM

Milliken & Company Announces Carbon-Neutral Flooring Portfolio

on oil,” according to Jim McCallum, president, Milliken’s Flooring Business and EVP of Milliken & Company. “Our WellBac™ carpet products are

US Nov 11 2021 03:24 PM

Frontier Yarns: Leading the World in Sustainable Cotton Yarn Manufacturing

-the-art automated technology and innovation to every phase of the yarn manufacturing process. Its numerous facilities are equipped with the

US Nov 11 2021 11:57 AM

Gildan Awarded 14th Consecutive FUNDAHRSE Seal for leading ESG practices in Honduras | MarketScreener

Original document Permalink Disclaimer Gildan Activewear Inc. published this content on 11

US Nov 10 2021 07:20 PM

Taheny named senior VP of sales for HomTex; Pearce to retire

Taheny senior vice president of sales. He succeeds Bob Pearce who is retiring later this year after working with the company since 2005.

US Nov 10 2021 04:02 PM

Biden Administration announces initiatives to allay supply chain issues at U.S. ports

existing inland facilities into five pop-up container yards in Georgia and North Carolina. The effort is designed to free up more dock space

US Nov 10 2021 10:45 AM

Glen Raven to spend $70,000,000.00 to expand into new space in Anderson South Carolina.

March 1, 2023. According to the company website The Glen Raven, Inc. organization is divided into three operating subsidiaries Glen Raven

US Nov 9 2021 10:55 PM

Polartec Announces 2021 Apex Design Award Winners

over the coming weeks. About Polartec® Polartec®, a Milliken & Company brand, is the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile

US Nov 9 2021 03:19 PM

State invests $17M in scholarships to address labor shortages

success, said Sara Hazzard, president and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance. “The success of any manufacturer starts with

US Nov 9 2021 12:00 PM

Current State of Textile Supply Challenges (Conclusion)

recent memory,” says Alex Heiman, healthcare business unit leader of Standard Textile in Cincinnati. “Even in the cotton crisis a decade ago

US Nov 9 2021 11:25 AM

Shelton retires as CEO of Valdese Weavers

Valdese Weavers is a 100% employee-owned ESOP company and a designer and manufacturer of decorative textiles in the United States for use in

US Nov 9 2021 10:54 AM

Sonoco Announced Acquisition of D&W Paper Tubes

recycled paperboard convolute tubes, spiral tubes, yarn tubes and mailing and shipping tubes. The company expects to generate total sales of

US Nov 8 2021 08:08 PM

International Achievement Awards showcased at IFAI Expo

Five universities team up to design futuristic materials Coal ash fiber company launches fundraising campaign New body armor offers female

US Nov 8 2021 05:07 PM

DuPont buys Rogers, puts plastics to auction, reconsiders holdings

. The firm began commercial production of nylon 6/6 fiber in December 1939, at a newly built plant in Seaford, Del., about 90 miles from

US Nov 8 2021 01:00 PM

Hamrick Mills: Where Sustainability, Quality, and Innovation Come First

is why they joined the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, to ensure the cotton used to manufacture their fabrics is grown following the highest

IN Nov 8 2021 03:38 AM

US NCTO commends House passage of infrastructure package

The US National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) has welcomed the passage of a bipartisan infrastructure bill by the House of

US Nov 5 2021 10:57 AM

Sapona Plastics consolidates ownership for growth in Randolph County and will add jobs

a joint venture in 2004. Over the past few years, Sapona Manufacturing Co. Inc. has been divesting assets including its yarn manufacturing

US Nov 4 2021 11:00 AM

Homegrown: Gov. Ivey tours Homtex, celebrates Alabama-grown business

by the Food and Drug Administration, said Vice President Jeremy Wootten. HomTex supplies all the masks for the United States Capitol complex

GB Nov 3 2021 01:00 PM

US announces plans to tackle global supply chain issues

plans to address both its global and domestic supply chain issues. The President held a Summit on Global Supply Chain Resilience with the EU

US Nov 2 2021 08:00 PM

Why Polartec Picked Peppermint for Performance Fabrics

odor-resistance in across its line of performance fabrics. The Massachusetts company announced Tuesday that it will be switching from metal-

GB Nov 2 2021 12:38 PM

The Lycra Co enables digital collaboration with new portal

transformation,” says CEO Julien Born. “The launch of the Lycra One portal leverages our connectivity across the apparel and personal care

US Nov 1 2021 03:44 PM

Unifi Elects Rhonda Ramlo To The Board Of Directors

to working with the Unifi team and leveraging my past experiences to generate future success.” Posted November 1, 2021 Source: Unifi, Inc.

US Nov 1 2021 08:47 AM

Gildan Signs the United Nations Development Programme Gender Equality Seal in the Dominican Republic | MarketScreener

Original document Permalink Disclaimer Gildan Activewear Inc. published this content on 01

US Nov 1 2021 05:18 AM

Textiles that support energy conservation fill a growing need.

Producer support groups such as the Lubbock, Texas-based Plains Cotton Growers Inc. and state systems such as the Agriculture Experimental

US Nov 1 2021 05:18 AM

Decoding standards, regulation and certification

, N.C., the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) supports the sustainable textile industry by increasing textile

US Oct 29 2021 11:15 AM

Elevate Textiles receives validation of its Science Based Target goals

2025 Sustainability commitments. Since then, the company has furthered its commitment by joining the Business Ambition 1.5°C Campaign and

US Oct 29 2021 11:05 AM

Lenzing diversifies denim with matte Tencel-branded lyocell fibers

the benefits and eco-credentials of standard Tencel Lyocell fibers. Via Matte Tencel, the company said it is expanding its sustainable

US Oct 28 2021 10:03 PM

Unifi Elects Rhonda Ramlo to the Board of Directors

environment. The team’s dedication to innovation and sustainability is paramount to creating the future of textile products. I look forward

US Oct 28 2021 04:17 PM

Sonoco expands post-consumer recovery and recycling opportunities for its EnviroCan paper containers in US

network further demonstrates the flexibility the Company possesses to recycle and process fiber-based packaging through conventional paper

US Oct 28 2021 04:11 PM

Cap Yarns LLC, Delivering Unsurpassed Quality and Innovation Since 1944

Cap Yarns LLC, Delivering Unsurpassed Quality and Innovation Since 1944

GB Oct 28 2021 01:13 PM

Research institute confirms biodegradability of Lenzing fibres

van de Kerkhof, member of the managing board at Lenzing Group. “The textile and nonwoven industries have to change. Our goal is to raise

GB Oct 28 2021 12:46 PM

Archroma recognised for CSR performance

Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. EcoVadis assesses more than 75,000 companies in more than 160 countries and 200 industries.

US Oct 27 2021 01:20 PM

Bolger & O’Hearn Introduces Shell-Tech Free, The Latest Generation in Ultra-Durable, Fluorine-Free Water Repellence

and easy application at the mill. Additional information about this technology will be available at IFAI Expo 2021, November 2-4, 2021,

US Oct 21 2021 02:29 PM

Digital printing for denim? Really? Yes, report NCSU researchers

. TA: What is inkjet printing? Why is it used in textile manufacturing? Chapman: Inkjet printing is really similar to your inkjet printer at

US Oct 21 2021 05:01 AM

W.L. Gore Creates Incubator Business

, will launch today. “We’re a materials company and we focus on making fabrics that go into finished garments,” said Sara Ellis, product

AU Oct 20 2021 02:44 AM

Lenzinglaunches new matte Tencel™ branded lyocell fibers

denim industry with the introduction of matte Tencel™ branded lyocell fibers. The new fiber type is specially designed to scatter light and

US Oct 19 2021 03:59 PM

Milliken & Company acquires global microencapsulation innovator

and powerful collaborations,” said Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company. “Encapsys’s expertise coupled with our ability to

US Oct 19 2021 03:28 PM

Milliken & Co. acquires Encapsys

Cindy Boiter, executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Chemical Business, added, “Encapsys brings a unique combination of

US Oct 19 2021 12:57 PM

Hickey Freeman looks to add 100 jobs immediately

Act, which would offer federal contracts to do just that — manufacture personal protective equipment, such as masks, filters, and gloves, in

US Oct 18 2021 07:20 PM

N.C. governor touts value of High Point Market during on-site visit

by Rock House Farm and Century Furniture President and CEO Alex Shuford III, Vaughan-Bassett President Doug Bassett and High Point Mayor Jay

US Oct 18 2021 07:19 PM

SCMEP president dies after bout with COVID-19

In addition to his bachelor’s degree in textile management, Spangler was a Galliard Family Business adviser with a level one certification

BD Oct 18 2021 02:15 PM

Trützschler celebrating 20 years of success in business

world’s largest textile market is celebrating 20-year anniversary in 2021. By building customer relationships, building business success

BD Oct 18 2021 01:37 PM

Saurer Spinning: Efficiency in spinning recycled fibres

value chain. Through its machine portfolio and its textile laboratories, the company is looking forward to supporting customers on their

GB Oct 18 2021 01:33 PM

Elevate Textiles emissions reduction targets gain SBTi approval

2025 sustainability commitments. Since that time the company has furthered its commitment by joining the Business Ambition 1.5°C Campaign

GB Oct 18 2021 01:22 PM

Under Armour names Baratto first chief consumer officer

Since joining Under Armour in 2018, Baratto has served as managing director of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa…

IN Oct 18 2021 11:33 AM

US 'must hold' China accountable for predatory trade practices: NCTO

chains and investing in domestic manufacturing, National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) president Kim Glas recently said “we must

US Oct 14 2021 08:22 PM

Inside China's high-tech penal colony with Darren Byler: podcast and transcript

work that doesn't take a lot of training; mostly in textile manufacturing which makes sense because China is, Xinjiang, this Uyghur region,

US Oct 14 2021 05:30 PM

Gore Introduces Expanded Polyethylene (ePE) Membrane

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that the consumer business of its fabrics division will introduce expanded Polyethylene (ePE) as a

US Oct 14 2021 05:00 PM

Supply Chain Crush, Labor Shortages

to Robert Reichard’s “Textile Activity At A Glance,” in this issue, textile mill, textile product mill and apparel employment has improved

US Oct 14 2021 04:44 PM

Schneider Mills: Challenge Accepted

1917 by Samuel Schneider, the company began life as a small silk weaving business in Haledon, N.J. The company expanded in the Northeast and

US Oct 14 2021 11:59 AM

Unifi champions sustainability at High Point Market

to transform more than 25 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new apparel, footwear, home goods and other consumer products.

US Oct 14 2021 11:47 AM

Ascend goes global while keeping local approach

Ascend Performance Materials is looking to meet customer needs while expanding its global footprint.

US Oct 13 2021 05:34 PM

NCTO Issues Statement Following President Biden’s Remarks On Global Supply Chain Crisis; Stresses Importance Of Onshoring And Nearshoring

to work with the administration in these efforts. Posted October 13, 2021 Source: The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)

US Oct 13 2021 10:24 AM

Duty-Free Imports Made With Forced Labor: If You Think That’s Not Possible, Think Again

abuses. Kimberly Glas is president & CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations. Morning Consult welcomes op-ed submissions

US Oct 13 2021 02:56 AM

Construction Begins on New Hexcel Center of Research & Technology Excellence in Utah

STAMFORD, Conn. --(BUSINESS WIRE) Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) hosted public officials, customers and local contractors today at its

US Oct 12 2021 04:56 PM

AATCC Time Capsule Celebrates Local And Global Textiles

parties should register in advance to allow preparation for all guests. Register for the Textile Discovery Summit (https://aatcc.org/summit/

US Oct 10 2021 03:17 PM

Picanol Introduces PicConnect: The New Online Platform For Intuitive Weaving

that PicConnect is bringing weavers into the era of intuitive weaving,” comments Johan Verstraete, Vice President Weaving Machines. The

US Oct 10 2021 03:13 PM

ESG Outlook: Karen Beattie of Polartec on Accountability to Stated Goals

&A, Jaren Beattie, product marketing manager of Fabric technologies and design solutions company Polartec, discusses why commitment needs to

BD Oct 8 2021 05:34 PM

Archroma ‘DEEP SOUL’ sustainable jeanswear collection

. It used PAD-OX G2 Cold technology developed by Archroma and Jeanologia. On final garment, this will use 65% less water, 48% less carbon

US Oct 7 2021 08:18 PM

NCTO issues statement in support of Biden administration’s new China trade policy framework

the entire U.S. textile and apparel production chain and other manufacturing industries for decades. NCTO has strongly supported applying

US Oct 7 2021 08:09 PM

Remote-Control Maker is First U.S. Company Involved In Uyghur Worker Transfer Program

labor. It wrote that in the past they have manufactured gloves, hair products, textiles, thread and tomato products. China combats this

US Oct 7 2021 06:38 PM

Here’s Why Cotton Stands Out in a World of Change

-developed countries), use of natural fibers, the many uses of the versatile cotton plant, protecting the environment from plastic pollution