Textiles in the News

US Mar 22 2019 07:14 PM

A Look Inside the American Woolen Company Mill

and harder to find those three words inside our clothes. But a Stafford Spring mill that’s reopened for business is changing that... CLICK

US Mar 19 2019 02:10 PM

Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

, N.C.; Denise Offray, president and CEO, OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Bernardsville, N.J.; and Kathie Leonard, president and CEO, Auburn

US Mar 18 2019 06:25 AM

UN launches Alliance for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Development Goals,” explained H.E. Siim Kiisler, president of the UN Environment Assembly, at the launch. The Alliance will

US Mar 15 2019 10:05 PM

Fall River company wants to keep textile industry alive by weaving in high-tech

FALL RIVER – The next wave of textile manufacturing is building now. The Merrow companies are ready to ride it, Charlie Merrow said.

US Mar 15 2019 02:53 PM

Rhode Island Company Awarded Army and Air Force Parka Contract

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

ZZ Mar 15 2019 02:51 PM

Moran reviews NCTO’s transition, efforts during his chairmanship

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

US Mar 15 2019 07:26 AM

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Tours Ecological Fibers’ Factory

PR.com)-- Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse toured Ecological Fibers’ Pawtucket plant Friday, March 8 to learn about the environmental

US Mar 15 2019 12:59 AM

The Sustainable Fashion Forum Provides a Tech Focus for a Green Apparel Manufacturing

clothing by adopting practices promoting a circular economy, such as reusing unwanted, donated clothing to recycle into new fibers. It is

US Mar 14 2019 03:27 PM

Under Armour's Social Compliance Program Accredited by the Fair Labor Association | Spoke

brand now joins the FLA's network of accredited companies, which includes leaders from the apparel sector. "We are proud to have been

US Mar 12 2019 02:28 PM

Cotton Incorporated Has New Videos Marketing Cotton

Cotton Incorporated, the promotion and marketing arm of the U.S. cotton industry, recently released a series of new video clips aimed at

US Mar 11 2019 10:24 PM

Mosquito bite-resistant garments developed

textile engineering, chemistry and science department at the Wilson College of Textiles. He previously worked at the Individual Protection

US Mar 11 2019 05:22 PM

Shoe of the Week: Pendleton’s Cozy Sneakers Pay Tribute to Native American Weaving Tradition

Park. According to Austin Blythe, head of PR/brand marketing for Pendleton Woolen Mills, legend has it that the formation is the home of

US Mar 11 2019 04:00 PM

Take 5: Mike Shelton

. Shelton is currently chairman of the Fabrics Committee of the National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO). He is on the board of the

US Mar 11 2019 02:14 PM

Hanes and Michael Jordan Celebrate 30-Year Partnership with Special Trading Card Promotion to Commemorate Anniversary | Business Wire

, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company sells its products under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,

US Mar 9 2019 03:19 PM

Gore Debuting New Products and Technologies in Nuremberg at IWA Outdoor Classics 2019

From March 8-11 in Nuremberg, Germany, W. L. Gore & Associates will be debuting new products and technologies at the 2019 IWA Outdoor

ZZ Mar 8 2019 03:06 PM

Technology advancements in sewn products manufacturing covered

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.

US Mar 8 2019 02:56 PM

NC State’s College of Textiles receives Wilson family gift

the next generation of leaders and innovators.” Source: National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) NCTO is a Washington, D.C.-based

AU Mar 8 2019 03:29 AM

Lenzing, Solvay team up to develop innovative fabric

polyamide 6.6 fiber. Lenzing is an Austrian cellulosic fiber producer. Solvay is an international chemical and fiber group. The new fabric

ZZ Mar 7 2019 03:50 PM

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — March 7, 2019 President Donald J. Trump’s Trade Policy Agenda

The timing of the release of the President’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda — two weeks before the NCTO Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. — couldn’t be better. Policy-makers from the highest levels of the Administration will be present to speak to NCTO members, and also, to hear from NCTO members about

US Mar 6 2019 06:49 PM

Spartanburg Community College Receives Donations From SeeDaten, Inc., ioxp GmbH, Milliken & Company, And SCRA For Augmented Reality And Reality Based Classroom Immersion

Milliken, SCRA and SPARK Center this week, and it is clear to me why so many German companies call South Carolina their North American home.

US Mar 6 2019 04:51 PM

HanesBrands Earns 12th United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award | Business Wire

, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company sells its products under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,

ZZ Mar 5 2019 08:38 PM

Troop Support commander encourages open, candid dialogue with American clothing, textiles manufacturers

Army Brig. Gen Mark Simerly and Clothing and Textiles supply chain senior leaders hosted industry representatives to encourage open and candid dialogue about the parties’ integrated mission of warfighter support, Simerly said. Simerly referenced the campaign plan to illustrate how industry

US Mar 5 2019 03:25 PM

Gore to showcase GORE® ENFORM Biomaterial - A New Synthetic and Absorbable Biomaterial for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction - at the Americas Hernia Society (AHS) Annual Meeting

reconstruction. We engineered it,” said Todd Olson, Product Specialist, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. “Not only have we developed a product

US Mar 4 2019 07:16 PM

University Of Cincinnati Announces Exclusive Apparel Partnership With Hanesbrands Inc.

from companies interested in a stronger relationship with the University, we decided Hanesbrands and its family of top apparel companies was

US Mar 1 2019 02:00 PM

Amazon unveils scheme to tackle counterfeit problem

annual report that counterfeits pose a risk to its business, while last year the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) called for

US Mar 1 2019 10:21 AM

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Under Armour

innovation for women first. 7. Under Armour’s business reaches beyond athletic apparel. The company has spent $710 million on app

GB Feb 28 2019 12:00 PM

Softwear Automation launches Sewbots-as-a-Service

1994 to 2005, the United States lost more than 900,000 textile and apparel jobs to offshoring,” the company explains. “Fast-forward to 2018.

US Feb 26 2019 04:18 PM

Milliken & Company named to 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies list

, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles. The 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies highlights organizations who are driving

US Feb 26 2019 02:30 PM

Is the era of outsourcing textile production ending? American Merchant says yes

Made in the USA origins. A second company, Standard Textiles, an Ohio-based, vertically integrated textiles business founded in 1940 that

US Feb 26 2019 09:00 AM

Just dye it: how this apparel company is developing water- and chemical-free textile tinting

offers textile manufacturers geographical freedom from water sources when citing new operations. Globally, the water used in textile

US Feb 25 2019 11:21 PM

New uniforms revealed! Fashionable and FREE!

6 and below, with khaki clothing for chiefs and above. The “throwback dungaree” light blue shirt and dark blue trousers flopped and digital

US Feb 25 2019 10:25 PM

IFAI’s Women in Textiles Summit March 6–8

; Amy Bircher, president/founder, MMI Textiles; Justine Decaens, head of technological innovation – Smart Textiles, CTT Group; Jane Johnson,

US Feb 24 2019 09:54 AM

Made for the military: Golden Manufacturing has been making uniforms for decades | Business

bids because things change so quickly, and they can control their needs better.” The winning bidders provide the military the clothing for a set price. Fabric is shipped to companies like Golden, who use state-of-the-art equipment to cu

US Feb 22 2019 12:57 AM

Polartec to Increase Recycled and Biodegradable Materials Across Entire Product Line

sustainable pathway.” Unifi’s fibers and Ciclo—the technology that supports sustainable-apparel manufacturing through minimizing microfiber

US Feb 21 2019 08:56 PM

GORE-TEX Brand Challenges Users to Share their Life in Action

, does that that look like in real life? The options are so limitless that W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), makers of GORE-TEX products, is

US Feb 20 2019 04:10 PM

2019 Off To A Solid Start

release, NCTO Chairman Marty Moran, CEO of Jefferson, Ga.-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., said: “On behalf of the U.S. textile industry,

US Feb 20 2019 06:31 AM

State Apparel launches women’s line

sleeve with contrast stitching. Dedicated to sustainability, STATE APPAREL manufactures all garments in San Francisco and chooses USA-made

US Feb 19 2019 09:54 PM

Gore Fabrics Outlines Sustainability Efforts Made in 2018

. “We have also made significant progress towards the same goal with our business partners making apparel to protect professionals, i.e.,

Trending Styles: Advanced Materials in the Garment Industry

industry is backed by large-scale collaborations, such as Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a member of the Manufacturing USA

US Feb 18 2019 08:45 PM

Apparel firm Gildan looks to expand Charleston distribution center

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc. wants to expand its Charleston distribution center off Clements Ferry Road with a new building

US Feb 18 2019 05:31 PM

Clemson names Kentwool distinguished professor

176 years in business, however, has been devoted to producing wool yarn. Skilled employees are essential to the Kentwool business, Kent said

US Feb 17 2019 01:21 AM

Milliken Specialty Interiors Launches Partnership with The Gifted Company to Help Train and Employ Those Experiencing Homelessness

efforts. “Milliken is one of the most well-respected American textile manufacturers known for its quality, integrity and generosity,” said

US Feb 14 2019 08:37 PM

Sunbrella® Introduces Its First Non-Woven Seating For Marine Environments

-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. Sunbury Textiles recently joined Sunbrella after 22 years

US Feb 13 2019 09:05 PM

More Than 200 Gather For Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network’s First-Ever Academic/Industry Networking Event

; more than 20 textile industry and business groups; faculty from the URI College of Business’ Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising

US Feb 13 2019 03:04 PM

NCTO Announces Kimberly Glas as Next President & CEO

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is pleased to announce the appointment Kimberly Glas as the organization’s new President & CEO, effective April 29th of this year. Ms. Glas will succeed Augustine “Auggie” D. Tantillo, who previously announced his intention to step down from the

GB Feb 13 2019 02:46 PM

New Milliken website presents full scope of textile expertise

quality and expertise with cutting-edge technology for the global textile market. The website presents the Milliken textiles portfolio in a

US Feb 13 2019 12:09 PM

Smart Clothing Could Soon Be Part of Your Wardrobe

lower costs—two major concerns for smart-garment manufacturers. SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS Producing textiles is an automated process, but

GB Feb 13 2019 10:48 AM

Tencel fibres for more comfort with Micro technology

be processed to very light knitted and woven fabrics. They are so light that one can barely feel the clothing,” the company continued. “As

US Feb 12 2019 07:26 PM

INVISTA’s Investment in Nylon Intermediates

market.” –Bill Greenfield, president of Intermediates See how INVISTA's Intermediates business is transforming and responding to needs in

US Feb 12 2019 04:06 PM

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trade Reciprocity Needed Now

Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross says, "[Under the] WTO's "Most Favored Nation" rule, we do not have the ability to vary tariff rates in order to directly match or offset the tariffs or non-tariff barriers of one country or another," in promoting the The U.S. Reciprocal Trade Act introduced in the House of Representatives this week...

US Feb 12 2019 03:00 PM

Uncommon Thread: An ancient fiber weaves a new story of cozy durability

by the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the U.S.—American Woolen Company—with two hand-warmer pockets and three drop pockets.

US Feb 11 2019 04:18 PM

How is wearable technology impacting industrial applications?

experts expect a growing adoption of wearable sensors in industrial facilities. Gloves with fabric-based sensors are one of the growing

US Feb 9 2019 09:19 PM

NeoCon 2019 Explores Human Centered Design

-after River North submarket, is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago as an innovator in business, technology, culture, art, media and more

US Feb 8 2019 02:01 AM

Smart fabric regulates body heat

-care purposes for the cloth, Wang predicts it will first appear in sporting clothing; Under Armour is already checking out it, he says.

US Feb 7 2019 10:30 PM

New shelter to protect soldiers from extreme cold

, Warwick Mills, which provided the fabric and tent liners. Multiple prototype liners were manufactured including eight thermal, four EMI

ZZ Feb 7 2019 05:06 PM

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — February 7, 2019 U.S. Section 301 Tariffs on Goods of Chinese Origin

NCTO supports the ongoing Trump administration’s Section 301 case against China’s intellectual property abuses, testifying on and submitting written comments documenting the damaging effects of China’s IP theft on U.S. textile manufacturers. In doing so, NCTO advised placing tariffs on finished

AU Feb 7 2019 02:51 AM

Textile and apparel companies turn to water saving methods

a spin-dyed fiber that introduces color at the pre-extrusion level. The black color pigment is incorporated into the Modal fiber at the dope

Yet Another Big Reason to Look for ‘Made in the USA’ When Buying Clothes

jobs and exploits women and girls? Two words: buy American. Only that way clothing manufacturers will know that consumers won’t stand for

US Feb 6 2019 05:29 PM

Forced labor, child work, awful wages: the lives of home-based garment workers in India

of 1,452 home-based garment workers in India, one of the world’s largest garment exporters. Home-based garment workers are usually women,

US Feb 6 2019 07:23 AM

Aligned discontinuous fibers come of age

to stretch-break high-performance fibers, including carbon and aramid. The company sells stretch-broken spun yarn materials for gasket-like

US Feb 5 2019 03:02 PM

Milliken debuts performance, protective textiles website

with cutting-edge technology for the global textile market. In addition to the breadth of textile products, Milliken also applies its award-

US Feb 5 2019 01:53 PM

SoftWear Automation: Announcing SEWBOT®s As A Service

products while creating a more reactive, reliable and sustainable textile ecosystem. Posted February 5, 2019 Source: SoftWear Automation

US Feb 4 2019 02:38 PM

NCTO Announces Retirement of President & CEO Auggie Tantillo

Augustine “Auggie” D. Tantillo, President & CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations, has announced his intention to retire from his position later this year. Tantillo has enjoyed a 38-year, multifaceted career in the Washington policy arena, most of which involved direct representation

US Feb 4 2019 06:11 AM

The Comeback Kid: Textiles Are Returning Stateside

need for new or expanded textile facilities for today’s advanced manufacturing. What companies in the textiles business should know is that

US Feb 2 2019 05:38 PM

How Tom Brady’s Under Armour ‘Care Package’ Is Helping Him Prepare for the Super Bowl

for his training. In the past several years, the sports apparel and footwear company has signed and extended the contracts of some of the

US Feb 2 2019 03:04 PM

Under Armour releases Spieth 3 golf shoe with improved stability and biomechanics consideration

of leather and textile—instead of just leather. The upper is both waterproof and breathable. Spieth penned an essay for Under Armour, in

US Feb 1 2019 09:07 PM

Science Says Laundry Balls And Filters Are Effective In Keeping Microfibers Out Of Waterways

textile products and their pathways to the environment, we know that textiles laundered in washing machines are one source of microfibers

ZZ Feb 1 2019 05:40 PM

Sporting Kansas City chooses GreenFields as synthetic turf partner

GreenFields' game-changing IRONTURF technology is revolutionizing the turf industry. Engineered specifically for football and other high-impact sports, IRONTURF provides unmatched playability, durability and safety—all without sacrificing a high-quality look and feel. IRONTURF is a 50/50 woven

US Feb 1 2019 02:59 PM

New Center To Improve Region?s Roads, Tunnels, Bridges

, were awarded $853,000 in funding by the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) to create textiles integrated with optical fibers

US Feb 1 2019 12:22 AM

Cotton industry sustainability plan

provide the global textile supply chain additional assurances that U.S. cotton is produced in a responsible manner. The U.S. cotton national

US Jan 31 2019 06:54 PM

Atlanta's Plastic Waste Takes on New Life as Host Committee Uniforms

Plastic bottles collected from destinations around Atlanta will be converted to sustainable apparel, highlighting the city's commitment to zero waste.

US Jan 31 2019 05:05 PM

Supreme Corporation soars in wearable technology arena

The past year and a half has been heady times for Hickory, N.C.-based Supreme Corporation and its Volt Smart Yarns division. After debuting Volt at the 2017 IFAI Expo in New Orleans, the manufacturer has seemingly had one milestone after another. At the most recent IFAI Expo in Dallas, the company

US Jan 31 2019 03:58 PM

Rock West Composites Significantly Expands Its Filament Winding Capability with Major Investments in Equipment and Facility Space

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This month Rock West Composites (RWC) announces the acquisition of new equipment and manufacturing space as it expands its filament winding operations as part of their strategic growth. RWC expanded into a third manufacturing bay at their building

US Jan 31 2019 03:18 PM

Polartec Commits to 100% Recycled, Biodegradability Across Entire Line

testing and certifications to create an innovation pipeline devoted to producing sustainable fabrics with elite performance characteristics,

US Jan 31 2019 02:16 PM

Unifi Awards for Partner Firms Which Helped it Recycled 14 bn Plastic Bottles

more than a quarter of a billion bottles. Additionally, adidas, Hanesbrands, Under Armour, Volcom, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc., are some of

US Jan 31 2019 01:28 PM

Registration Opens for North America’s Leading Soldier Modernization Conference – Future Soldier Technology USA 2019

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US Jan 31 2019 04:10 AM

Seamstress helps Textile Technology Center complete project on Army uniforms

The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College works with clients and partners in the textile industry on product development, sample production and laboratory testing, provide cutting-edge solutions to fiber producers, textile and apparel manufacturers and retailers with highly specialized needs.

US Jan 31 2019 02:31 AM

Teijin to Supply Tenax Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Intermediate Material for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

health consciousness. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films

US Jan 30 2019 09:07 PM

Texworld USA And Apparel Sourcing USA Winter 2019 Edition Concludes Drawing More Than 4,000 Buyers

colors and textile offerings for the Spring/Summer 2019/20 season. Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA will be joined with Home Textile

US Jan 30 2019 05:09 PM

Cotton research & development discussed at Lubbock meeting

New research and innovations in cotton address the immediate needs of the industry. In a meeting here organized by the Memphis-based The Cotton Board this week, about 65 people participated to discuss about the present and the future of cotton research and development.

US Jan 30 2019 04:59 PM

Unifi announces winners of REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability Awards

Now in its second year, Unifi, Inc.’s Champions of Sustainability awards continue to recognize brands, retailers and textile partners that demonstrate the shared goal of making our planet a better place to live.

US Jan 30 2019 04:46 PM

Polartec Commits to 100% Recycled Materials and Biodegradability Across Entire Product Line

Polartec, the premium producer of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, introduces its Eco-Engineering™ initiative to use recycled and biodegradable materials across its entire product line.

US Jan 30 2019 03:20 PM

Polartec Announces Updates At Outdoor Retailer

technology engineered to reduce fiber shedding. By encapsulating lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, the

US Jan 30 2019 03:14 PM

The most exciting new gear for hunters at SHOT Show 2019

Alberts/Guns.com) The GWG company has become synonymous with innovative, fully-featured hunting apparel for huntresses, and they do it

US Jan 30 2019 03:14 PM

Aesthetic Movement and Alterra Pure Announce Partnership

by two textile veterans, Alterra Pure is a sustainability company that crafts exceptional organic cotton sheets, organic cotton duvets and

US Jan 30 2019 03:07 PM

Big Retail Brands Are Waking Up To Ethical Fashion

factory has been heralded as one of the leading innovators in textile manufacturing and has been working with other American brands like

US Jan 29 2019 06:47 PM


‘The Berry Amendment') impose restrictions on the DoD's acquisition of foreign products and services. Generally, Clothing and Textile items

SGIA’s Women in Print Alliance Now Operating as Advisory Council

.” SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Printing Community Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the trade association of choice

US Jan 29 2019 03:58 PM

CHAMPION® Athleticwear Celebrates “100 Years For The Team” With Launch Of Global Campaign

patented creations, such as the iconic Reverse Weave sweatshirt. In 2018 the Reverse Weave hoodie was permanently installed into the Museum

US Jan 29 2019 03:39 PM

Milliken Specialty Interiors Expands Design And Account Management Teams

— The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company, a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor

US Jan 29 2019 03:35 PM

Call For RISE® 2019 Presentations & Nominations For RISE® Innovation Award

Conference to be held September 24-25, 2019, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. RISE® 2019 is a two-day conference

US Jan 29 2019 03:02 PM

Picanol To Participate In Techtextil 2019 In Raleigh, North Carolina

importance as Picanol has installed tens of thousands of weaving machines at American weaving mills. Over the years, the technical fabrics

US Jan 29 2019 11:41 AM

Send your old bras for recycling

. Enter Harper Wilde, the Los Angeles-based bra company that has just announced a partnership with textile recycler For Days. Now, when you

US Jan 29 2019 10:19 AM

Applied DNA Appoints Stephen Birkhold to the Strategic Advisory Board | Business Wire

of well-known fashion and luxury apparel and accessory brands. “By understanding a fashion brand’s business challenges, Applied DNA is

US Jan 29 2019 06:13 AM

What happens when you recycle your clothes

wardrobe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans recycle 15 percent of discarded textiles. This leaves more than

US Jan 28 2019 10:53 PM

ClearSpan Fabric Structures Inc.

of those warranties should grow, Ching notes, once the company introduces a new vinyl fabric it plans to introduce soon. “We’re really close

GB Jan 28 2019 10:52 PM

Lenzing recognised by Canopy

number one producer of wood-based fibres in the world out of 31 companies with respect to the responsible procurement of wood, the key raw

US Jan 28 2019 09:23 PM

The Biggest Textile Trends You'll See in 2019

by these trends." As an example, Turkish home textile manufacturer Erteks Kadife created towels influenced by some of the graphics in Pursue

US Jan 28 2019 07:20 PM

Process replaces traditional plastic with plant material

be more plastic tonnage in the ocean than fish.” The company is building a prototype textile mill in Peoria which will be a model for what