Textiles in the News

US Jan 14 2019 07:16 PM

Tennessee Educator is Cotton Specialist of the Year

. It’s an exciting time to be in the cotton industry.” Raper said he appreciates partnerships with companies like BASF, who sponsors the

ZZ Jan 10 2019 08:13 PM

American & Efird sews up eTC’s 2018 Industry Champion honor

Founded in 1891 during the industrialization of the South, American & Efird survived the Great Depression and other economic and trade upheavals, recessions, world wars, technological changes, changing consumer expectations and more and has pushed through to become the stalwart it is today. Its

US Jan 10 2019 03:47 PM

IS SPIDER SILK THE PERFORMANCE FABRIC OF THE FUTURE?

silk is a much stronger natural fiber than traditional silkworm silk,” said Jamie Bainbridge, the vice president of product development at

US Jan 10 2019 03:34 PM

US apparel company cuts ties with Chinese factory over internment camp suspicions

U.S. apparel company Badger Sportswear cut ties with a Chinese factory Wednesday, saying it suspects the plant of using Muslim detainees

US Jan 10 2019 03:13 PM

Army and Air Force Jacket Contract Awarded

base contract, with one one-year option period. Locations of performance are Kentucky, Georgia, and Washington, D.C, with a July 8, 2020,

ZZ Jan 9 2019 08:43 PM

The Annals of Flannel

Bringing its manufacture back to America, Mr. Winthrop thought, could be deeply symbolic. Both of the capability of U.S. manufacturing and of the need for big fashion brands to invest here again.

US Jan 9 2019 08:00 PM

Economic director outlines Vidalia successes

the town for $12 million. In exchange for job performance by Vidalia Denim and the new economic activity generated by the project, the city

US Jan 9 2019 06:47 PM

Rockline Industries Releases 10th Annual Sustainability Report

, president of Rockline Industries. “Our progress in this area is due to their daily hard work to ensure that every area of our company is

ZZ Jan 9 2019 05:02 PM

DAK Americas to Acquire PET Recycling Facility from Perpetual Recycling Solutions

DAK Americas LLC(DAK), an Alpek Polyester business, announces that it has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Perpetual Recycling Solutions, LLC (Perpetual) to acquire the Perpetual PET recycling facility in Richmond, IN.

US Jan 9 2019 04:45 PM

It took almost a decade to design American Giant’s first blue jeans

It took almost a decade to design American Giant’s first blue jeans

US Jan 9 2019 03:30 PM

Army Boot Contract Awarded

McRae Industries Inc., Mt. Gilead, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $9,934,688 modification (P00014) exercising the fourth one-

US Jan 9 2019 03:05 PM

Win An All-Expenses Paid Trip To Buffalo In The Dead Of Winter

owners of Oxford Pennant, a Buffalo-based start-up company that designs and manufactures wool felt pennants for brands like Adidas, J. Crew

US Jan 9 2019 03:00 PM

New Dress Blues in 2019? Not Just Yet, Air Force Says

sergeants. The Air Force in May announced a major overhaul to its battle dress uniform -- one that will cost the service about $237 million

US Jan 9 2019 01:30 PM

Perma-Pipe International Holdings Announces the Appointment of Cynthia Boiter to its Board of Directors

Boiter, age 44, is Chief Financial Officer, Chemicals Division of Milliken & Company, which is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

US Jan 9 2019 12:36 PM

Sustainable performance: Texture-driven fabrics from Breathe by Milliken

The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company launched the new texture-driven Breathe by Milliken home fabrics, including cotton-

US Jan 9 2019 04:26 AM

PhytoGen, Cotton Inc. Partner for Blue Jeans Go Green Program

is just getting started. “We are thrilled to partner with Cotton Incorporated and Blue Jeans Go Green to essentially bring cotton full

US Jan 8 2019 06:47 PM

Furniture Maker’s $3.1M Plant Will Bring 202 Well-Paying Jobs to Catawba County

skilled men and women, new generations will be introduced to upholstery manufacturing.” Design Foundry will hire craftspeople, in addition

US Jan 8 2019 04:55 PM

Ascend Performance Materials plans $35M expansion in Greenwood

. “We are excited that Ascend Performance Materials is once again expanding in Greenwood County. Ascend Performance Materials has been an

US Jan 8 2019 04:41 PM

Supplier Spotlight: From Rugs to Riches with Nance Industries

Nance Industries started in 1972 as a small carpet and rug company and has grown into a five-plant operation in Calhoun, Georgia, just north

US Jan 8 2019 03:05 PM

Vantage Apparel Moves California Embroidery Facility to New Location

AVENEL, N.J.—Vantage Apparel announces it has moved its West Coast embroidery facility to a new, larger location. The new 17,000 sq.-ft.

US Jan 8 2019 03:00 PM

Cotton Board will host a research update meeting on Jan. 29 in Lubbock

Research topics being presented include: Cotton genetics, plant and soil science, weed science, fiber quality research, ginning improvements

US Jan 8 2019 07:22 AM

The Oldest Fabric in North America | Interweave

items: clothing, bags, blankets, and the like. It was spun from local plant fibers with both S- and Z-twists. Some fabric was twined, while

US Jan 7 2019 09:01 PM

American Giant, years after viral hoodie video, gets millions in new funding

hoodie drew millions of views, San Francisco apparel maker American Giant has raised millions of dollars. The company has already raised $9.

US Jan 7 2019 07:24 PM

Michigan Manufactures Winter: Making A Better Cross-Country Ski Pole

LIKE USSPC uses a unique manufacturing process. It starts with prepreg carbon fiber fabric, which comes pre-

US Jan 7 2019 02:58 PM

Cotton Board Still Has Availability for Cotton Producer Tour

The Cotton Board has a few slots open for the 2019 Cotton Incorporated Headquarters Tours – February 17-19 and March 24-26. These tours, at

US Jan 7 2019 10:00 AM

Porsche's Natural Fiber Is Like Carbon Fiber Made From Plants

made primarily from flax. Yes, that flax—the same plant that produces edible seeds and whose fibers are used to make linen. And now, race

US Jan 6 2019 06:27 PM

Apple patents glove of ‘smart fabric’ that could monitor your blood pressure and other vital signs

can be put on a piece of fabric and are more flexible than typical displays, according to Business Korea.  This suggests the possibility

US Jan 6 2019 04:06 AM

Carbon Fiber for Structural Repair

Jackson, at Fortress, has also been investigating carbon fiber staples. His company has developed a carbon fiber “staple” anchor as a means

US Jan 4 2019 09:10 PM

Cashmere And Camel Hair Institute Announces New Staff To Support Global Mission

for the world’s leading processors of luxury animal hair fiber, announces Fabio Garzena as President, the second person to hold this

US Jan 4 2019 06:39 PM

Ascend Performance Materials Growing Greenwood County Operations

“We are excited that Ascend Performance Materials is once again expanding in Greenwood County. Ascend Performance Materials has been an

US Jan 4 2019 06:15 PM

Industrial hemp: North Carolina poises to exploit an old new crop

by trade, he’s dedicated to building prosthetic limbs from the fibers of the hemp plant at his startup Eco TEK Industries. “Tradionally,

US Jan 4 2019 06:06 PM

"Seamless Work" Video Exhibition

We know historically that the American textile industry began in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. But how many of us have experienced first-hand

US Jan 4 2019 05:25 PM

Jakprints' expansion to Eastlake building moving along, hiring delayed slightly

grown, more manufacturing space was necessary, particularly for the apparel merchandising business. Seifert, who is in charge of business

US Jan 4 2019 04:58 PM

AMREX Properties Named Receiver To Sell SGRTEX Textile Mill in Eden, N.C

North Carolina, has been named the Court Appointed Receiver to liquidate and sell all assets of the 181,000-square-foot SGRTEX Textile Mill

US Jan 4 2019 02:14 PM

Crypton Expands to Europe: U.S. Performance Fabric Leader to Debut at Heimtextil

. About the Crypton Companies The Crypton Companies have patented and branded environmentally responsible textile performance solutions

US Jan 4 2019 12:05 PM

Promo Direct Launches Apparel Factory

promotional products store, has set up a new decorating facility for apparel items. All clothing merchandise purchased from Promo Direct

US Jan 4 2019 06:13 AM

Lenzing reappoints CFO Obendrauf and CCO van de Kerkhof to its management board

contribution to the successful re-positioning of the company as a premium supplier on the global fiber market. We are very pleased that

US Jan 4 2019 01:29 AM

Salt Life Debuts First-Ever Women’s Swimwear Line

Salt Life’s women’s apparel, such as tank tops and dresses. Salt Life, headquartered in Columbus, Ga., is a division of Delta Apparel Inc.,

Surface Coatings of Large Appliances; Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and Surface Coating of Metal Furniture Residual Risk and Technology Reviews

EPA is finalizing minor amendments to the 2002 and 2003 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Surface Coating of Large Appliances; Printing, Coating, and Dyeing of Fabrics and Other Textiles; and Surface Coating of Metal Furniture. Risks from these source categories

2019 National Council of Textile Organizations Industry Calendar

2019 National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Industry Calendar is a comprehensive listing of U.S. textile trade shows and conferences.

US Jan 3 2019 09:30 PM

Hexcel Completes Acquisition of ARC Technologies

. It develops, manufactures and markets lightweight, high-performance structural materials including carbon fibers, specialty reinforcements

US Jan 3 2019 06:36 PM

High Point Market Opens Registration for Spring Market 2019

a strong year for our industry as a whole,” commented Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority. “We are looking to

US Jan 3 2019 05:58 PM

Hellas’ New Major Play Turf; A Home Run In The Sport Of Baseball

slit-film fibers manufactured at Hellas owned textile and fiber factories in Georgia and Alabama respectively. When combined, the fibers act

US Jan 3 2019 05:54 PM

New Navy PT gear is here — what you need to know!

an eagle design that resembles the eagle on the current petty officer dress uniform rating badges — except the perch is on a sideways anchor

US Jan 3 2019 03:29 PM

Year in Review: The top 5 milestone stories of 2018

with $10,000 each. Kentwool celebrates 175 years in textile industry Upstate-based textile manufacturer Kentwool reached a major milestone

US Jan 3 2019 03:22 PM

New Device Helps Fighter Pilots Urinate. And Possibly Saves Lives

. RELATED CONTENT: Air Force Collecting Feedback to Design Better-Fitting Flight Suits The new devices are hands-free, battery operated and

US Jan 3 2019 05:16 AM

YMCA Youth Development Center to honor legacy of Rob Chapman

On December 19 at the Thomas E. Hannah Family YMCA here, ground was broken for the Rob Chapman Youth Development Center on the site.

US Jan 3 2019 05:14 AM

Southern Textile Association holds well-attended, diverse fall conferences

The Southern Textile Association (STA) recently hosted two successful conferences, with the Southern Division gathering in Clemson, S.C., and the Northern Division meeting in Belmont, N.C.

US Jan 2 2019 10:52 PM

SFIA Elects Officers, Directors For 2019

Inc.) and Jonathan Ram (group president, global activewear, Hanesbrands Inc.). Newly elected and re-elected directors will join existing

US Jan 2 2019 07:25 PM

Geosynthetics Conference 2019 Technical Paper Session Details released

The latest products and services from 120 plus top industry companies and organizations will be highlighted through exhibits and interactive

US Jan 2 2019 07:07 PM

Designs Wanted: International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA)® 2019 Open For Entries

such as Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Some are former IDEA winners who know just what it takes to

US Jan 2 2019 07:04 PM

ThreadSol Becomes A Part Of Coats After A $12 Million Acquisition

track record of successfully integrating bolt-on companies following the acquisitions of Patrick Yarn Mill, Gotex and Fast React Systems,

US Jan 2 2019 06:45 PM

Cotton Producers Should Reassess Planting Populations

“We want to be really clear that we are not recommending that cotton producers plant at 15,000 plants per acre or even target this rate as a

US Jan 2 2019 06:15 PM

Keys to Reviving U.S. Textile Manufacturing

nonwovens – is showing steady growth and investments, conventional textile manufacturing has continued to decline since 1997. According to

US Jan 2 2019 06:12 PM

Current Uniform Patches OK for Air Force OCP -- for Now

is reminding airmen who've already started wearing the new battle dress uniform that they can wear their current subdued patches until new

US Jan 2 2019 05:10 PM

Jamie Page: Blame it on the Alpacas

her exploration of tints and tones. She uses the native pokeberry plant to dye her fibers purple, magenta, red and orange. “These colors all

US Jan 2 2019 04:52 PM

Material Insights: Indorama buys Alabama PET recycler

: Indorama buys a U.S. PET recycler, Ineos Styrolution expands in Texas and Ascend Performance Materials is adding nylon 6/6 production.

US Jan 2 2019 04:19 PM

Air Force 'Base in a Box' Plan Delayed Because of Poor Management, IG Says

to develop the requirements for deployable air bases, which include tents, vehicles, medical supplies and airfield repair equipment that

US Jan 2 2019 03:10 PM

Can a U.S. sock-maker survive in today's environment? Check out Sheboygan's Wigwam Mills

conscious millennials is the way Wigwam handles textile waste. The company ships everything it doesn’t use to Martex Fiber Southern Corp., a

US Jan 2 2019 02:59 PM

How a carpet maker became an unlikely hero of the environmental movement

, largely brought to light by one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial carpeting, Interface Inc. Its late founder and chairman

GB Jan 2 2019 02:46 PM

Smart life-collar to save lives

of Buddy, the Life-Collar was created by Tadas Juknius, of Smartmedic company, then PhD student at KTU. Later, working together with

US Jan 2 2019 12:30 PM

Spring Air makes licensee change in Northeast

the company inked agreements with Johnson City, Tenn.-based Johnson City Bedding for the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia,

US Jan 2 2019 10:57 AM

Patents reveal Apple is looking into “smart fabric”

is thinking seriously about ways to intermingle technology with fabric. I reached out to the company for comment and will update this post

GB Jan 2 2019 10:04 AM

Nonwovens production thriving in North Carolina epicentre

activity in North America, having been the centre of the North American textiles industry during the 20th century. “Nonwovens – being

US Jan 2 2019 05:22 AM

DOMOTEX USA 2019 to offer attendees tours of four plants

Hannover Fairs USA, the organizer of DOMOTEX USA, announced that Shaw Industries’ resilient manufacturing facility, The Dixie Group headquarters & creative facility, Engineered Floors SAM plant and Beauflor USA sheet vinyl facility will offer special plant tours to registered trade show attendees.

US Jan 1 2019 11:00 AM

The most exciting corporate sustainability moves of 2018

companies, including Thread and Repreve, specifically manufacture threads and textiles from plastics and partner with clothing companies

US Jan 1 2019 06:00 AM

A Job Shop in a Box

meet unique part specifications. For more information contact: Murata Machinery USA, Inc. 2120 Queen City Drive Charlotte, NC 28210 704

US Jan 1 2019 05:12 AM

Reflections on carbon fiber

. In the meantime, some of the highlights: Brett Schneider, president, global fibers, at carbon fiber manufacturer Hexcel (Stamford, CT, US)

US Jan 1 2019 02:03 AM

A Sheep’s Tale of Spinning Yarns

and sheep farmers around the globe collaborate with textile manufacturers to produce luxurious wool garments and reacquaint fashionistas and

US Jan 1 2019 12:25 AM

A dazzling duo: indoor fabrics and lighting

in Depew, N.Y. The company manufactures monofilament precision and Teflon™ yarn fabrics and fabric systems for interior and exterior

GB Jan 1 2019 12:23 AM

Made in the USA

, unequal trade policies, and a flood of cheap imports have decimated American textile mills. GW:What is your approach? CP: The challenge

US Jan 1 2019 12:22 AM

Growing interest in using natural “smart” fibers

fibers of cotton, wool, silk and linen to textiles created from petroleum products and reconstituted wood pulp. Today’s synthetic fibers are

US Jan 1 2019 12:22 AM

Labor saving products for productivity

provide increased functionality and comfort. The solvent-free coatings make textile production more eco-friendly and easier to handle, with

US Jan 1 2019 12:22 AM

Women’s work: challenges and rewards in the specialty fabrics industry

in the textile business. The creative skills needed for modern textile design, production, construction, sales and business leadership come

US Jan 1 2019 12:22 AM

Working innovation: all successful companies innovate to grow, but each approach is unique

, N.Y., a company that makes technical textiles for the construction and industrial markets. Saint-Gobain, the parent company of ADFORS, is

US Jan 1 2019 12:22 AM

Fabric’s role in revitalizing neglected urban areas

shade—a feature in growing demand, says Brydon Roe, president and CEO of TensArch Fabric Structures, a manufacturer of custom tensioned

US Jan 1 2019 12:22 AM

In the pink: Cooley Group supports breast cancer patients and families

Month as the company collaborated with the Gloria Gemma Cancer Resource Foundation, also in Pawtucket. Cooley Group president and CEO Dan

US Dec 31 2018 07:40 PM

New president of Mexico creates 'free zone' along U.S. border in hopes of boosting economy, reducing migration

to electronics to high-end clothing. But with the implementation in 1994 of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, the Mexican

US Dec 31 2018 07:27 PM

2018, the year hackers put a target on the fashion industry

in attacks on online fashion platforms, department stores and international clothing brands. Department stores, hackers’ favorite target

US Dec 31 2018 06:27 PM

Recycled Plastic Fibers Get a Performance Upgrade With New Technology

, was originally developed by Unifi as a way for the company to recycle its own fiber waste. Now, it counts 14 individual performance

US Dec 31 2018 01:09 AM

Shapeshifters: Made to fit in Brattleboro

in Brattleboro in April 2016. The company has only grown since moving into industrial space inside the Cotton Mill in September 2017.

US Dec 30 2018 08:00 AM

Earth Talk: Carpeting that won't pollute indoor air

, but what choices do we have? Actually, lots. Carpeting labeled with the Carpet & Rug Institute's "Green Label Plus" or UL Environment's "

US Dec 29 2018 10:01 PM

Top 5 Facts to Know About Fabric Covered Buildings

and good-to-know facts about fabric covered buildings from the Absolutely Covered company. Fabric Covered Buildings Can Be Used For Various

US Dec 29 2018 04:13 PM

Polartec® Aims to Reduce Microfiber Shedding

In previous blogs, I have discussed the issue of microfibers from apparel, released primarily during washing, making their way through municipal waste treatment facilities and ending up in rivers and oceans. I presented common sense solutions to the problem in my initial blog on the subject and recently discussed a solution provided by Parkdale and Intrinsic Textiles, linked here. Now Polartec® has developed a fabric, called Power Air, with effective insulating properties which sheds 5 to 10 times less microfiber than conventional fleece.

US Dec 28 2018 09:28 PM

Indorama Ventures To Acquire PET Recycling Capabilities From Custom Polymers PET, LLC In US

Thailand— December 24, 2018 — Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL), a global chemical producer, announced that it has entered into

US Dec 28 2018 04:41 PM

Akas Introduces Only Made In The USA One-Way Wicking Fabric

— January 1, 2019 — AKAS, a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of American-made textiles, has introduced a one-way wicking fabric designed to

US Dec 28 2018 05:20 AM

Developing next-generation composites talent

of the fiber bed and, ultimately, allow for its application to any fiber bed. The premise of USC’s approach is simple: Apply resin to fiber

US Dec 27 2018 11:42 PM

Traditional Wholesaler-Retailer-Manufacturer Fashion Relationships Undergo an Evolution

concentrating more on online sales. This means that manufacturers and those on the wholesale side of the apparel business are also having to

US Dec 27 2018 11:37 PM

New California laws to Alter Workplace Rules

areas will go from $12 an hour for smaller companies to $13.25 an hour. For larger companies, hourly wages will be hiked from $13.25 an hour

US Dec 27 2018 08:12 AM

Soft-Tex International Wins 2018 American Graphic Design Award for New Pillow Packaging

infused materials in color and textures.” Soft-Tex was the only home textile company to be honored for this distinction. About Soft-Tex:

US Dec 26 2018 06:28 PM

Stahls’ Transfer Paper Experts Adds Blank Apparel

Transfer Paper Experts, a GroupeSTAHL company, has added wholesale blank apparel to its transfer decorating papers, equipment and supplies

US Dec 26 2018 02:49 PM

Motion upholstery has bright prospects

HIGH POINT — Continuous innovation in comfort and function should keep motion upholstery one of home furnishing’s hottest categories in 2018

US Dec 25 2018 09:22 AM

Carbon Fiber Based Car Components Are Now an In-Thing

behind this move is to add glimpses of innovation and creativity to the process of carbon fiber car parts manufacturing. If this is done a

US Dec 24 2018 08:20 PM

Indorama Ventures, Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V., And Far Eastern Investment (Holding) Ltd Joint Venture Receives FTC Approval To Acquire M&G’s Corpus Christi Plant

a desalination/boiler plant. The Corpus Christi plant will have nominal capacity of 1.1 million and 1.3 million metric tons per year of PET

US Dec 24 2018 06:25 PM

Five New CMOs Charged With Boosting Battered Brands in 2019

Founder and CEO Kevin Plank weeks later said that the sports-apparel company would take steps to improve its culture. As consumers

US Dec 24 2018 03:31 PM

'Shop local' movement drives sales of American-made yarn

of the 20th century were American-made, but the decline of the American textile industry began after World War II, according to knitting and

US Dec 24 2018 02:16 PM

Jack Ewing Selected for Wool Excellence Award

. Along the way he’s worked in every area of the operation and become an advocate for American wool. For his efforts to move the industry

US Dec 23 2018 09:58 PM

Smart fabrics not yet a perfect fit

to New Balance, spokeswoman Mary Lawton confirmed that the company is working with AFFOA on a new kind of running tight but said the company