Textiles in the News

US Aug 3 2020 04:29 PM

Glen Raven promotes eight local executives

the soil reinforcement industry. About Glen Raven, Inc. Founded in 1880 in Alamance County, North Carolina, Glen Raven, Inc...

GB Aug 3 2020 10:52 AM

Teijin Frontier develops heat insulating structure for outerwear

Teijin Frontier, the fibres and products converting company of Teijin Group, has developed a new heat insulating structure for ...

US Aug 3 2020 05:07 AM

Teijin Ltd. Tenax carbon fiber qualified for Airbus A320neo

Tenax dry reinforcements non-crimp fabrics and braided fibers will form the skins and stiffeners via automated RTM.

US Aug 1 2020 04:00 PM

Sustainable fabrics changing the fashion industry

in the same bracket as TENCEL. LENZING™ EcoVero™ is a viscose fabric manufacturer that creates sustainable ...

US Aug 1 2020 01:27 AM

Milliken & Company publishes sustainability report

Milliken & Company has published its second annual corporate sustainability report. The report gives insight into Milliken’s ...

US Aug 1 2020 01:20 AM

Geosynthetics Conference 2021 short course lineup announced

of wind farm access roads with geosynthetics Expansion of the Annacis wastewater treatment facility Los ...

US Jul 31 2020 03:31 PM

ICYMI: Texworld’s sustainability webinar discusses best practices, developments, predictions

senior business development home and interior, North America, Lenzing Fibers Inc.; Celeste Lilore, director of industry engagement...

US Jul 31 2020 02:08 PM

Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA Develop Efficient Virtual Trade-Show Formula

USA, Fashiondex’s Local Loft provides attendees with fabric and apparel manufacturers who can provide nearshore-...

US Jul 31 2020 01:19 AM

Medical industry warns of continued PPE shortages, counterfeit PPE flooding facilities

care told Congress that fake and unsafe personal protective equipment (PPE) is flooding health care facilities and posing...

US Jul 29 2020 11:19 PM

Senator Sherrod Brown introduces legislation to address PPE shortage

workers. A lot of them are re-using their disposable gowns and face masks," said Kim Glas, CEO of National Council of Textile ...

US Jul 29 2020 09:50 PM

IFAI Expo going virtual for 2020

we believe this is the right decision,” said Steve Schiffman, IFAI President/CEO. “We look forward to hosting the ...

US Jul 29 2020 08:57 PM

Senate GOP Mounts Push For Biz Tax Credits In Virus Talks

the AFL-CIO, Service Employees International Union, National Council of Textile Organizations and U.S. Footwear Manufacturers ...

US Jul 29 2020 08:25 PM

More Than 180 Human Rights Groups Call On Major Apparel Brands To End The Use Of Forced Uighur Labor, An Accusation They Deny

. The Daily Caller reached out to several of the listed global apparel companies, including Abercrombie & Fitch, Adidas...

Bipartisan Bill Would Mandate Federally Purchased PPE Be Made in the USA

current applications, implementation of the Berry Amendment to federal purchasing of PPE would be waived if Made in USA ...

US Jul 29 2020 06:09 PM

Congressman McHenry Introduces Bipartisan American PPE Supply Chain Integrity Act

of critical medical textiles,” said National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas...

US Jul 29 2020 06:00 PM

Bolger & O’Hearn Donates Hand Sanitizer To Help Reopen The Life Skills Day Program At Community Connections, Inc.

of innovative, highly-effective chemical products. A bluesign system partner, B&O is also known for developing chemical ...

US Jul 29 2020 04:59 AM

Senate drafts first pieces of possible second COVID-19 relief package

insurance." New operational expenses brought on by the virus, such as buying personal protective equipment or increased ...

US Jul 29 2020 12:29 AM

Senate hearing highlights need to shift pandemic-related supply chains away from China

because Donald Trump refuses to exercise leadership,” Wyden said. Berry Amendment a statutory mandate for return Sen. Rob Portman...

US Jul 28 2020 08:21 PM

Standard Textile Welcomes New Resources Focused on Government Service

" said Tom Main, Group Vice President, Standard Textile. About Standard Textile Founded in 1940, Standard Textile

US Jul 28 2020 09:37 AM

Conitex Sonoco Launches New Barrier Bag Product Line

barrier bag." explains David Monteith, VP Flexible Products Division at Conitex Sonoco. "When there is no compromise for quality, ...

US Jul 28 2020 05:57 AM

Cobot Deployment Shines in COVID-19 Pandemic

masks UR cobots for end-of-line packing and palletizing enabled HomTex to add the production of disposable facemasks to its lineup...

US Jul 27 2020 11:36 PM

Graham announces legislation to incentivize American-made PPE, says it would help American textile industry

he said. It's a move that could also help rejuvenate the American textile industry. "It also means investment and also means new...

US Jul 27 2020 08:52 PM

Alston & Bird Healthcare Week in Review - July 2020 #4

United Steelworkers; Ms. Kim Glas, President and CEO, National Council of Textile Organizations; and Dr. Thomas Duesterberg, ...

US Jul 27 2020 08:45 PM

Milliken steps up call for reusable PPE amid COVID-19 pandemic

McAllister stated. Since March, the company has distributed more than 10 million yards of reusable medical fabrics in ...

US Jul 27 2020 06:30 PM

Milliken expands domestic production of medical fabric

Milliken has distributed more than 10 million yards of reusable fabrics used to manufacture medical gowns and has ...

US Jul 27 2020 02:38 PM

Milliken & Company increases inventory of reusable protective medical fabrics ideal for PPE

available immediately across the country. About Milliken & Company Materials science expert Milliken & Company knows that...

US Jul 27 2020 02:35 PM

Senator Lindsey Graham to visit Gaffney yarn plant making face masks

Graham plans to visit a plant in Gaffney of NC-based yarn manufacturing company Parkdale Mills Monday. ...

US Jul 27 2020 01:54 PM

Video: Who made your face mask?

Last week reports surfaced about several Chinese companies using Uighur labor through a government program aimed at producing ...

US Jul 27 2020 12:50 PM

NCTO to Congress: PPE Production Requires Policy and Federal Support

Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), testifying at the House Ways & Means...

US Jul 24 2020 11:00 PM

No. 6 Private: Ascend Performance Materials’ early push to diversify stands out in pandemic

down in January. Most scrambled to get out of China, but Ascend Performance Materials, a Houston chemical maker, acquired a ...

US Jul 24 2020 02:08 PM

Protective equipment lifeline for some N.C. manufacturers

manufacturing industry has been hit hard before, especially the textile sector. The state was once a leader in ...

US Jul 23 2020 10:55 PM

Made in Vidalia

Cone Denim's White Oak facility closed after over a century of American textile manufacturing, Dan Feibus purchased forty six rare...

US Jul 23 2020 04:40 PM

NCTO’s New Chairman: David Roberts

communities where textile facilities are located. TW : As the leader of an innovative textile business, how do...

US Jul 23 2020 04:31 PM

Under Armour names new senior director of sales in EMEA

in the EMEA region.” The Baltimore-based company is known for its high performance apparel, footwear and accessories ...

US Jul 23 2020 04:11 PM

NCTO President & CEO Kim Glas Testifies At House Ways And Means Trade Subcommittee Hearing On COVID -19 Crisis

, DC — July 23, 2020 — National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas is testifying...

US Jul 23 2020 06:00 AM

Health center hands out 40,000 masks to local groups

Agency, the U.S. Postal Service, and the National Council of Textile Organizations. The health center plans to provide 1,000 face ...

AU Jul 23 2020 05:11 AM

US coalition sends proposal for PPE purchases

medical supplies. Signatories to the proposal included National Council of Textile Organizations, the Alliance for American ...

US Jul 23 2020 12:04 AM

Under Armour Reveals New Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives

Armour's July Outlet Sale Offers Major Discounts On Top Apparel & Footwear Also, the company stated it is committing to ...

US Jul 22 2020 10:18 PM

Graham introduces bill aimed at investing in domestic PPE production

. A joint statement from the senators notes the bill is modeled after the Berry Amendment. Some of the items defined as PPE that ...

AU Jul 22 2020 05:30 AM

US textile coalition outlines policy for reshoring PPE manufacturing

. The coalition–including such organizations as the National Council of Textile Organizations, National Cotton Council and SEAMS–...

US Jul 22 2020 01:27 AM

Revised AATCC test methods and procedures available

AATCC research committees work year-round to develop and update standards. The results are published twice per year—in the ...

GB Jul 21 2020 05:03 PM

#MaskAround campaign encourages Americans to wear facemasks

the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Business Wire). Hanes, America’s leading basic apparel brand, is underscoring the ...

US Jul 21 2020 03:00 PM

PPE made in China and exported to countries like the US were made from oppressed Uighur Muslims, report says

that Uighur work was in the supply chain of companies like Nike, BMW, and Amazon. US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ...

US Jul 21 2020 02:51 PM

Texworld USA, Apparel Sourcing USA Summer Virtual Sourcing Event Opens Today

to get a list of recommended textile suppliers, set up video meetings and chat to cultivate stronger business ...

US Jul 21 2020 01:45 PM

Domestic Textile Coalition Calls on Feds to Shore Up PPE Production

. The coalition–including such organizations as the National Council of Textile Organizations, National Cotton Council and SEAMS–...

US Jul 20 2020 06:35 PM

NCC Joins Industry Coalition Endorsing Domestic PPE Production

for a Prosperous America Georgia Association of Manufacturers Hand Tools Institute INDA: Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics ...

US Jul 20 2020 05:23 PM

U.S. Adds 11 Companies to Economic Blacklist Over China's Treatment of Uighurs

Uighurs and other Muslim minority groups. They include numerous textile companies and two firms the government said were ...

GB Jul 20 2020 11:12 AM

Lenzing achieves EcoVadis gold status for third year in a row

Stefan Doboczky, CEO of the Lenzing Group. Lenzing’s ambitious climate target represents an important component of the ...

US Jul 20 2020 10:21 AM

Industry Coalition Releases Statement On PPE Policy

Narrow Fabrics Institute National Cotton Council National Council of Textile Organizations Parachute Industry Association ...

GB Jul 17 2020 11:11 AM

Survey: How sustainability programs at brands and retailers have changed post pandemic

survey by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol shows that 54% of sustainability leaders at apparel and textile brands ...

CDC calls for universal face mask use in US, says it's one of the 'most powerful weapons' to fight coronavirus

homemade face coverings made from household fabrics may be inferior compared with commercially manufactured products. ...

US Jul 16 2020 07:25 PM

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol invites brands and retailers to join sustainability effort

of the cotton we use is critical to our business and important to our customers. We are deeply committed to sourcing ...

US Jul 16 2020 06:36 PM

US bans surgical glove imports from top maker over forced labor concerns

imports from top maker over forced labor concerns U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) placed the ban on the ...

US Jul 16 2020 03:23 PM

18 Sustainability efforts of the fashion industry in June 2020

to help itself and other companies become net zero carbon by 2040. The Climate Pledge Fund will invest in companies ...

US Jul 16 2020 03:05 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham calls to stop China’s ‘domination’ of PPE market Lindsey Graham on Thursday renewed his call for the US to buy...

Lindsey Graham on Thursday renewed his call for the US to buy Personal Protective Equipment from companies in the US to reduce America’s reliance on China for supplies of crucial protective gear such as masks and gloves. The South Carolina Republican sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mark

US Jul 15 2020 09:59 PM

Sonia Wedell-Castellano answers key questions on Domotex 2021

15 to 18, 2021, and is designed to give a further boost to business and offer the industry the best chances for a successful ...

US Jul 15 2020 05:49 PM

Call for Women in Textiles Summit speakers

education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business and how women positively impact the success ...

US Jul 15 2020 04:05 PM

Senators urge cotton, textiles assistance under COVID-19 relief

(R-SC) and Roger Wicker (R-MS). The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) shared the full text of the letter, ...

US Jul 15 2020 03:46 PM

Ocean State Innovations Announces Appointment of Vice President of Finance

("B&O") as a supplier of garment linings, the company celebrates a rich history in the textile industry. In ...

Promoting Gender Equality in Bangladesh: Gildan's Partnership with Room to Read to Improve Girls' Education and Literacy

. https://bit.ly/2AVXsiT KEYWORDS: Gildan, Gildan Activewear, Gildan activewear inc., Education, youth empowerment, women, Girls' ...

US Jul 14 2020 10:27 PM

Bipartisan effort seeks cotton and textile COVID-19 relief

is being felt across the U.S. cotton industry from textile manufacturers to merchandisers to cotton ...

US Jul 14 2020 08:48 PM

Council Post: There’s More Than One Reason To Wear A Mask: How Brands Can Pivot During The Pandemic And For The Long Haul

must – in some capacity – become a wellness company. Some brands, like athletic apparel manufacturers, already ...

US Jul 14 2020 06:47 PM

Federal stockpile is thin amid coronavirus surge, documents show

particular, nursing homes and long-term care facilities say there is a major personal protective equipment shortage. "...

US Jul 14 2020 04:00 PM

How Will COVID-19 Impact the Growth of Sustainable Materials?

positive change? Here, Florian Heubrandner, vice president global business management, Textiles, Lenzing AG, talks to WWD...

US Jul 14 2020 03:15 PM

Chroma, Ascend set the pace for first-half materials deals

deals in the first half of 2020. Chroma Color Corp. and Ascend Performance Materials each wrapped up a pair of deals in the first ...

US Jul 14 2020 10:57 AM

Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas 2020 Postponed Until Next Editions

Americas is co-produced by SPESA. For the latest event updates, subscribe to the shows’ e-mail lists at www.techtexitlna.com and ...

US Jul 14 2020 06:15 AM

A tornado, COVID-19, tariffs, low prices, don't deter Chairman Posey

Board, including challenges and successes and ways the board, Cotton Incorporated and the National Cotton Council are working on ...

US Jul 13 2020 06:17 PM

Fabrics Manufacturer Helps Supply U.S. Healthcare System with 5 Million Medical Gowns

for the bedding, automotive, healthcare and home furnishings industries pivoted its operations to manufacturing ...

US Jul 13 2020 06:16 PM

Domestic bedding comeback gaining momentum, producers say

U.S. companies on the ascent, the producers say. “We are seeing a movement toward American-made products,” said Nick Bates, ...

US Jul 13 2020 04:56 PM

Archroma Starts Production Of Hand Sanitizers To Help Fight COVID-19

this sector by providing technical know-how and support. The company is supporting producers of packaging & paper who are facing ...

US Jul 11 2020 01:14 AM

Precision Textiles Sells Record 10 Million Yards of Medical Grade Fabric

-19 pandemic. In early April, the company pivoted its operations to manufacturing medical grade fabrics

US Jul 10 2020 05:05 PM

Precision Textiles hits 10-million-yard milestone on medical gown fabric line

. “Over the past few months, this segment of our business has grown rapidly,” said Scott Tesser, CEO of Precision ...

US Jul 7 2020 09:47 PM

Milliken and Company publishes sustainability report

team to analyze its performance and progress through the lens of where the company is heading next. Their efforts shape this ...

US Jul 7 2020 05:25 PM

Hanes Manufactures More Than 450 Million Face Masks for Federal Government

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., has reportedly completed its planned production and distribution of more than 450 million ...

US Jul 7 2020 02:13 PM

Polartec And Myles Collaborate On “The World’s Most Comfortable Workout Tee”

knit which provides mechanical wicking action and high breathability for fast-drying performance that lasts the lifetime of the <...

US Jul 7 2020 01:57 PM

HanesBrands : Leader Gerald Evans Recognized as 2020 Most Admired CEO | MarketScreener

distributed to hospitals and healthcare facilities. HanesBrands is now manufacturing reusable fabric non-medical...

US Jul 6 2020 02:24 PM

‘SNEAK PREVIEW’ — Trump To Sign Executive Orders On China, American Manufacturing, Immigration And Prescription Drug Prices

throughout the coronavirus pandemic to sign a “Buy American” executive order that incentivizes companies, especially ...

US Jul 6 2020 12:50 PM

State Department: Chinese Suppliers Using Forced Labor

they’re kept under surveillance and made to produce “garments, electronics, and automobiles.” Manufacturing grew in June...

GB Jul 6 2020 10:26 AM

SynZenBe launches digitally conscious textile trade show

—The Power of the Apparel Industry ● Moderator: Tricia Carey (Lenzing, Director of Global Business Development ...

US Jul 6 2020 02:00 AM

Hanesbrands completes federal government contracts for face mask, medical gowns

a cooperative consortium of other major apparel manufacturers, led by Parkdale Mills America, that dedicated ...

US Jul 3 2020 06:50 PM

HanesBrands Introduces Consumer Face Masks And Completes Production Of Cloth Face Coverings For U.S. Government

, in leading retail stores, and in company outlet stores. The company’s business-to-business operations...

US Jul 2 2020 11:24 PM

Dominican Republic Eyes Opportunities as U.S. Firms Adjust Supply Chains

and close proximity to the United States. Many companies in the Dominican Republic, including apparel makers, have ...

US Jul 2 2020 10:55 AM

Why ‘Made in USA’ Could Really Become More of a Reality

Additional relevant information can be found at CottonLifestyleMonitor.com. Cotton Incorporated is a global resource for all ...

US Jun 30 2020 03:38 PM

Gore Presents A Sustainability Framework For Its Fabrics Division

Goals For Its GORE-TEX Brand Putzbrunn, Germany — Today, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced a new sustainability framework ...

GB Jun 30 2020 11:54 AM

Special format Fabric Days replaces cancelled Munich Fabric Start

a business focused format which is reduced to the essentials and designed to stabilise and support the industry in the return to <...

GB Jun 30 2020 10:33 AM

Teijin develops high-stretch sustainable eco-hybrid fibre

Teijin Frontier, the fibres and products converting company of Teijin Group, has developed a new high-stretch eco-hybrid fibre ...

US Jun 29 2020 10:55 AM

Experts Say Pandemic Could Bring Denim Production Much Closer to Market

over the last 17 years that for our production facility, we do our best work when producing Zace apparel. It takes a very...

US Jun 29 2020 10:14 AM

Teijin Receives Marketing Approval for Merz’s Xeomin® Botulinum Toxin Type A in Japan

a unique enterprise encompassing three core business domains: high-performance materials including aramid, carbon fibers ...

US Jun 28 2020 05:19 PM

Sunbrella Debuts Eco-Friendly, Fluorine-Free Fabric

applications. Introduced in 1961, Sunbrella fabrics are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven, Inc., a 138-year-old family-...

AU Jun 26 2020 11:58 PM

US apparel makers may continue PPE production post-COVID-19 as demand stays on

As Coronavirus spread across the US, textile and apparel makers quickly diverted their production lines to manufacturing ...

US Jun 26 2020 10:23 PM

Courtney Congratulates American Woolen on $2 Million Contract Award to Produce U.S. Army Fabrics in Stafford Springs, CT

, DC – Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02) congratulated American Woolen Company and its founder, Jacob Harrison Long, on the ...

US Jun 26 2020 02:31 AM

Teijin Increases Capacity of Carbon Short Fiber

is further strengthening the development of its carbon fiber product portfolio and aims to be a company that supports the...

US Jun 25 2020 05:05 PM

How Lycra and Advance Denim Collaboration Drives ‘First-to-Market’ Innovation

fibers used in its mill be “green fibers.” Ratskoff said the two companies have “an exciting new fiber launch ...

US Jun 25 2020 04:50 PM

Milliken & Company Publishes Second Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company highlights its journey towards a more sustainable ...

US Jun 24 2020 09:59 PM

SC Manufacturers Alliance congratulates Bill McCrary for 50 years with William Barnet & Son, LLC

roles as Chairman of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), Chairman of the American Fiber ...

US Jun 24 2020 07:21 PM

US Agency Puts Resources into Reshoring Medical Manufacturing

shortages of critical medical gear and personal protective equipment (PPE), much of which is manufactured in China and ...

US Jun 24 2020 06:16 PM

Connecticut wool mill wins $2 million Pentagon contract to make Army dress uniforms

to back the defense workforce in shipbuilding, aircraft manufacturing and clothing and textiles and restore jobs lost as ...

US Jun 24 2020 03:19 PM

Cargill Welcomes Hank Gray To Global Cotton Business

Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA), Texas Cotton Association (TCA), Western Cotton Shippers Association (WCSA) ...

US Jun 23 2020 07:30 PM

Under Armour debuts masks to wear while working out

on the mask. During the process of manufacturing face masks and distributing personal protective equipment to health care...