Textiles in the News

US Nov 23 2020 05:19 PM

Mask producer expanding into Black Belt, to hire 300

. Jeremy Wootten, president and chief financial officer of HomTex, said the Selma operation will make HomTex one of the largest face mask

US Nov 23 2020 03:00 PM

Inspiring in Style: My Interview With Aatcc President Hunter Miranda

of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). I was fortunate enough to interview this year’s president of AATCC at

GB Nov 23 2020 12:43 PM

Archroma leads on green chemicals

Textile chemicals specialist Archroma has taken pole position in the Industrials Chemicals list published by the Institute of Public &

GB Nov 23 2020 12:24 PM

Gerber redefines future at first-ever virtual ideation

merchandising and e-commerce connections. Create, refine, present, and sell your products faster using the power of AccuMark 3D and Embodee.

GB Nov 23 2020 11:53 AM

Collaboration features strongly at IFAI Virtual EXPO 2020

R+D. The Textile Technology Centre at Gaston College in North Carolina is located in the heartland of North American textile manufacturing.

US Nov 20 2020 11:54 AM

Crypton taps Burke as new VP for Abercrombie Textiles

Companies have tapped Brian Burke to serve as the new vice president of product development for Abercrombie Textiles, a North Carolina

US Nov 19 2020 09:18 PM

Dow Jones Sustainability Index Lists Gildan For The Eighth Consecutive Year

Gildan Activewear Inc. (PPAI 250187, S13) has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the eighth consecutive

US Nov 19 2020 08:49 PM

Cone Denim’s New Selvedge Collection Makes Clean Water its Mission

&D incubator. Cone Denim operates as part of Elevate Textiles Inc., with manufacturing capabilities in Mexico and China and a global network

US Nov 19 2020 08:30 PM

Hanes Hosiery Donates More Than a Quarter of a Million Face Masks to Support Arkansas Emergency Management

, port. HanesBrands, the parent company of Hanes Hosiery and the world’s largest basic apparel manufacturer, began helping to fight the

US Nov 19 2020 05:06 PM

INDA’s Virtual Hygienix™ 2020 Event Connects Global Hygiene And Personal Care Industry Professionals

conference with great conversations,” said Claire Crunk, President, Southeast Hemp Fiber. Session topics included: The Absorbent Hygiene

US Nov 19 2020 01:25 PM

Teijin Aramid program produces bio-based, high-performance aramid fibers

Teijin Aramid program produces bio-based, high-performance aramid fibers

US Nov 18 2020 09:23 PM

Lawmakers Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Forced Labor in Supply Chains

and the extent of the corporate ties to these operations – primarily in the fashion apparel business – should put the controversy on every

US Nov 18 2020 05:12 PM

A Webinar Series Not to Miss. Texprocess Americas and Techtextil North America Educate.

manufacturing and operations, Hickey Freeman; Eric Spackey, CEO, Bluewater Defense; and Giovanni Tracanella, global industrial director, U.S

GB Nov 18 2020 12:15 PM

Virtual format gives IFAI EXPO a real international flavour

or a Taffeta weave retaining the handle, drape and durability of a conventional weave. Similar range flexibility is offered in knits from

US Nov 17 2020 02:13 PM

Biden and Harris met with the CEOs of Microsoft, Gap, General Motors, and Target to discuss the COVID-19 economic recovery. 'I'm a union guy,' Biden said.

stay safe during the pandemic. The US needs to manufacture more personal protective equipment, invest in retrofitting workplaces to meet

US Nov 17 2020 09:30 AM

Domestic PPE production: More sustainable and good local jobs

Precision Fabrics Group and a local non-profit, FABRIC (Fashion and Business Resource Innovation Center), to sew and produce these gowns. As

US Nov 16 2020 09:31 PM

Opinion: How Biden can fight Covid-19 on a global scale

. International collaboration is also needed for manufacturing and stockpiling ventilators, personal protective equipment, drugs and other

US Nov 16 2020 08:55 PM

Joe Biden And Kamala Harris Press Conference, Remarks On The Economy

autos to our stockpiles, we're going to buy American. No government contract will be given to companies that don't make their products here

US Nov 16 2020 08:46 PM

Biden Says Containing Pandemic Is Vital to Economic Recovery

climate change. Biden also laid out a $700 billion “Buy American” manufacturing plan that would include $400 billion in additional federal

US Nov 16 2020 03:11 PM

Data via duct tape: Clemson psychology student launches company featuring tape that allows access to data

Chapman and Dimitruk interned with engineers at the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), an MIT technology incubator last summer.

US Nov 16 2020 12:59 PM

Kentwool Socks Review - Driving Range Heroes

wearing Kentwool socks for the past five years. The signature design element of Kentwool’s Classic sock is the use of Merino wool. Kentwool

Hanes Is Happy to Be the 'Official Smile' of the 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®

its design and manufacturing expertise to quickly pivot operations to the production of all-cotton cloth face coverings and medical gowns

US Nov 13 2020 09:10 AM

Antimicrobial Textiles Market to record high gains over 2020-2026

use of smart medical textiles in healthcare facilities could influence the adoption of antimicrobial textiles as multiple manufacturers are

US Nov 13 2020 12:31 AM

Archroma releases third sustainability report

) standards, and covering fiscal year 2019, the report outlines the company’s progress on its priority sustainability topics, such as human

US Nov 12 2020 05:14 PM

Cone Denim Parent Elevate Textiles Reveals Progress on Sustainably Sourced Fibers

Program. With a global array of premium fabric and thread solutions focused on innovation, sustainability and quality craftsmanship, Elevate

US Nov 12 2020 11:52 AM

Fairfield Chair launches disinfecting product for lounge chairs

of bacteria. The company said the clear topcoat acts as a shield against potentially harmful microbes while also adding chemical, moisture,

US Nov 12 2020 12:27 AM

The Hidden Effects of the Garment Industry on Uyghurs

step. Here are some avenues to consider when making your next garment purchase: Companies often turn to cheap labor outside of the U.S.

US Nov 11 2020 09:50 PM

Over Half of Isolation Gowns Fail to Meet Protective Standards

suppliers that had had no prior experience in manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE). "Hospitals have been

US Nov 11 2020 05:45 PM

Lenzing achieves highest rating for sustainable wood and pulp sourcing

grid. In addition, Lenzing’s lyocell fiber produced with the breakthrough Refibra technology uses textile waste as part of the feedstock and

US Nov 11 2020 03:03 PM

Lenzing Carves New Path for Textile Transparency With Blockchain

, with transparency being a core part of business priorities.” The platform’s traceability is backed by Fibercoin technology powered by the

AU Nov 11 2020 02:57 AM

Accelerating Circularity consortium publishes new report on textile-to-textile recycling

. It also focuses on polyester, cotton and manmade cellulosic fibers, which together make up 81 percent of the textile market. Within this

US Nov 10 2020 05:05 PM

Archroma Targets Better Water Efficiency, Waste Management

as well as Bright Dream, a formaldehyde-free system for whiter fabrics, are helping the company inch closer to its goal. Safety, however, is

US Nov 10 2020 04:42 AM

Standard Textile Combats Homelessness With 80,000 Showers

and comfort are needed the most." About Standard Textile Founded in 1940, Standard Textile has developed a culture of innovation, quality,

US Nov 9 2020 10:55 PM

Lenzing Follows H&M Pilot With Full Blockchain Rollout

” Zoom tour of the company’s sprawling facilities, where trees are transformed into Lenzing Modal and Tencel lyocell fibers. Draped by the

US Nov 9 2020 10:00 PM

A vision of the future in advanced textiles

was presented by Dr. Sasha Stolyarov , CEO, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). His topic, “The Development of Advanced

US Nov 9 2020 10:00 PM

Rontex America joins Jones Family of Companies

is the latest strategic initiative for the Jones Family of Companies as it focuses on strengthening its presence and capabilities in its

US Nov 9 2020 08:16 PM

Here's what Biden could change just by executive order

of the Defense Production Act (link) for manufacturing critical products, including personal protective equipment and other medical gear.

US Nov 9 2020 07:59 PM

Biden's First 100 Days: Here's What To Expect

government supervision over U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as well as Customs and Border Protection, calling for the need to hold

US Nov 9 2020 05:49 PM

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol joins the Cotton 2024 coalition

to sustainable cotton uptake across multiple standards. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol is a new system for responsibly-grown cotton that

AU Nov 7 2020 03:10 AM

Messe Frankfurt France to organize an innovative event for fabric and clothing buyers

samples of fabrics and finished products from hundreds of textile companies and clothing manufacturers gathered by our selection committee.

US Nov 6 2020 06:17 PM

Q&A with Halsey Cook CEO, Milliken & Company

thresholds and encourage the company to strive for future excellence? Milliken & Company has a strong foundation of 155 years of excellence

US Nov 6 2020 04:18 PM

U.S. Army Clothing Fabrics

with Section 2533a of Title 10 U.S. Code (i.e. the “Berry Amendment”). 2) General information pertaining to the firm; such as address,

US Nov 6 2020 03:02 PM


GB Nov 6 2020 10:38 AM

HanesBrands’ surgical face mask authorised by US FDA

company is selling the surgical masks to health care organizations for use by professionals in health care settings. Separately, the company

US Nov 5 2020 03:35 PM

HanesBrands Proprietary Surgical Face Mask Receives Authorization by U.S. Food and Drug Administration

professionals in health care settings. Separately, the company is selling all-cotton and polyester blend face masks for consumers under its

AU Nov 5 2020 03:21 AM

Fiber Fragmentation Summit to focus on development of textile fibers

, science: and development of textile fibers. The four day period of the summit will convene global apparel and textiles brands, supply

US Nov 4 2020 01:01 PM

Under Armour’s Consumer-Direct Playbook Streamlines Digital Efforts & Minimizes Wholesale

ecosystem and aligning under a single e-commerce platform . The apparel and footwear company reported flat revenue of $1.4 billion for

US Nov 4 2020 10:28 AM

The Road to Recovery: How the TENCEL(TM) brand responds to COVID-19 with ambitions to further strengthen the global sustainability movement

TENCEL™ brand has remained driven in its advocacy for sustainability toward textile business customers and consumers. The brand conducted an

US Nov 4 2020 05:01 AM

The Election Question: First Presidential Priority

our global community. Kim Glas, president and ceo, National Council of Textile Organizations: Without a doubt, the next administration must

GB Nov 2 2020 10:18 AM

Gerber Technology and Alvanon in 3D fit collaboration

Apparel software maker Gerber Technology is partnering with fit specialist Alvanon to strengthen its 2D-to-3D fit solution.

US Nov 1 2020 12:01 AM

The pandemic is driving more sustainable PPE

director of NWI and associate dean for industry research and extension, Wilson College of Textiles, NC State. In Taiwan, Far Eastern New

AU Oct 30 2020 10:52 PM

More US fashion companies to use USMCA for apparel sourcing in 2020: Survey

) for U.S. cotton/man-made fiber apparel exports to Canada (typically with a 100 percent utilization rate), these apparel products are NOT

US Oct 30 2020 10:26 AM

Gerber Technology and Alvanon Announce 3D Collaboration to Achieve Unsurpassed Fit and eCommerce Success

new collaboration between Gerber and Alvanaon will allow fashion and apparel companies to accurately simulate their customer’s size and fit.

US Oct 29 2020 08:48 PM

Gildan Named To The Wall Street Journal’s List Of The World’s Most Sustainably Managed Companies

the world in the business model/innovation sub-ranking. Gildan was second among only three apparel companies included in the top 100 ranking

US Oct 28 2020 12:30 AM

YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. launches Solutions Group

the launch of its new Solutions Group ahead of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo. The Solutions Group aims to

US Oct 27 2020 04:01 PM

NEW Face Masks Designed with Revolutionary Acteev™ Technology, Combating the Spread of COVID-19

healthy choices and helping others. About Ascend Performance Materials: Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for

US Oct 27 2020 03:25 PM

In the C-Suite: W. L. Gore & Associates CEO Bret Snyder

.” Bret Snyder, CEO and Chairman of W. L. Gore & Associates | PHOTO COURTESY OF W. L. GORE & ASSOCIATES A lifelong Delawarean, Snyder got

US Oct 27 2020 12:38 PM

Elevate Textiles Releases 2020 Sustainability Report

Report. Elevate Textiles offers distinguished global textile brands including American & Efird (A&E), Burlington, Cone Denim, Gütermann and

US Oct 27 2020 12:31 AM

Teijin supports oil spill recovery efforts

Indian Ocean. Teijin Frontier Co. Ltd., the group’s fibers and products converting company, will donate 500kg of its high-performance oil

US Oct 26 2020 10:37 PM

Under Armour Becomes Official Outfitter of Morgan State as Part of Five-year Deal

athletic department and teams, the university announced today. The athletic apparel company reached a five-year deal with Morgan State to

Manufacturing Unveiled: Yarn-Spinning at Gildan

socks, and other essential garments produced at Gildan. Unlike many other apparel companies, the vast majority of yarn spinning is done at

GB Oct 26 2020 12:37 PM

Lycra Anti-Slip Fibre on show at at Kingpins24-Amsterdam

at the company’s four state-of-the-art R&D labs are dedicated to developing innovative fibre, fabric and garment solutions for the apparel

GB Oct 26 2020 11:21 AM

Gerber redefines mass production with Atria next-gen cutting room

toughest materials. The company has been able to cut 30% more material since implementing the Atria into its workflow. Apparel manufacturer,

US Oct 25 2020 01:30 AM

Hanesbrands takes next PPE step with more breathable surgical mask

Agency to hospitals and temporary treatment facilities. The long-sleeve gowns are made from fabric designed to be splash resistant and can

US Oct 23 2020 05:13 PM

Glen Raven donating former Sunbury Textile Mill to DRIVE for economic development

textile mill weill be donated to a regional economic development group. Glen Raven, Inc. owner of Sunbury Textile Mills, announced in a news

US Oct 23 2020 11:25 AM

AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Announce the 2021 “Fashion for All” Student Design Competition

to win cash and recognition by participating in the international 2021 AATCC and Runway of Dreams Foundation Fashion For All Student Design

US Oct 23 2020 10:47 AM

LYCRA® Anti-Slip Fiber Takes Center Stage at Kingpins24-Amsterdam

more. About The LYCRA Company The LYCRA Company innovates and produces fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care

US Oct 23 2020 07:22 AM

Gerber Technology Empowers AFM Distribution to Expand Workwear Business

has a global team of passionate experts to support companies in apparel and accessories, personal protective equipment, home and leisure,

US Oct 23 2020 03:59 AM

COPING WITH COVID Textile companies, suppliers forge ahead while dealing with pandemic

many businesses, 2020 has been very tough on USA textiles companies that were heavily focused on apparel and/or home furnishings,” he said.

US Oct 22 2020 11:24 PM

Gerber Technology Redefines Mass Production with Launch of Revolutionary, Next-Generation Cutting Room

has a global team of passionate experts to support companies in apparel and accessories, personal protective equipment, home and leisure,

US Oct 22 2020 07:14 PM

Lt. Gov. Duncan visits three area industries

engineered products.” These three companies cover a wide variety of manufactured goods, including textiles, home appliances and flooring.

US Oct 22 2020 05:59 PM

How one Houston company helped mask UH football from COVID-19

had a unique vantage point as the CEO of Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials, a manufacturer of technology-forward textiles and

US Oct 21 2020 08:53 PM

Textile circularity looks to scale in the U.S.

U.S. cotton production for complete transparency accelerate sustainability benchmarks and amplify U.S. availability of BCI cotton. Panelists

GB Oct 21 2020 05:21 PM

Lenzing awarded for innovation in sustainable nonwovens technology

for particularly innovative achievements in Austria, a statement from the company said today. The novel process combines fibre and

GB Oct 21 2020 04:51 PM

New Breathe by Milliken fabrics feature in Rowe furniture

,” said Chad McAllister, executive vice president of Milliken & Company and president of the Textile Division. Rowe’s latest product launch

US Oct 21 2020 01:24 AM

Eloise.Fashion partners with Gerber, OnPoint on digital fashion marketplace

garments on-demand with no minimum order requirement. With proper digital files, a garment can be produced in three to five business days.

US Oct 20 2020 09:08 PM

College Students Reflect on Their Sustainability Journey in Final Episode of HanesBrands’ “Crop to Campus” Minidocumentary


US Oct 20 2020 04:00 PM

American & Efird agrees to buy Charles Craft Performance Yarns

-critical textile solutions, announced that its American & Efird (A&E) division has agreed to purchase the high-performance yarn business of

US Oct 19 2020 04:54 PM

GORE Jolts Emerging Electric Aviation Market with New High Performance Aerospace Wires

NEWARK, DE USA (OCTOBER 13, 2020) — W. L. Gore & Associates announced today a new solution that meets higher voltages as the trend

US Oct 19 2020 04:22 PM

Kentwool Introduces Limited-Edition Fall/Winter Collection

or to purchase a pair of Kentwool’s limited-edition Fall/Winter Collection please visit Kentwool.com or a Kentwool retailer near you.

US Oct 19 2020 12:15 PM

Aderholt tours Fayette PPE manufacturer continuing 'to reduce our dependency on Chinese made medical products' - Yellowhammer News

priorities. He also recently helped facilitate a deal for HomTex, a textile manufacturer in Cullman, to serve as the ...

US Oct 17 2020 09:23 AM

Maine fabrics manufacturer accuses Belarus of ‘dumping’ in U.S. market

impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It also comes just after Auburn Manufacturing successfully fought off dumping of the same ...

US Oct 17 2020 04:02 AM

College Students Explore the Final Steps of Making a T-shirt Responsibly in Episode 6 of "Crop to Campus" Minidocumentary

“Crop to Campus” episodes, the students visited cotton fields and yarn spinning operations in the United States ...

Gildan's Innovation Centre in Action During COVID-19

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US Oct 15 2020 06:40 PM

Fallon and Shawmut Team Up to Create New N95 Mask Production Facility in Massachusetts to Meet Sustained Demand for PPE

been molding the future through advanced materials, textile manufacturing, and process innovation across the ...

US Oct 15 2020 04:58 PM

Gerber Technology empowers AFM to expand workwear biz

to successfully expand their company and ensure they are offering the best quality and price for each of the 60,000 garments

US Oct 15 2020 02:28 PM

How family businesses should adapt and revive their strategy during the pandemic, according to a Kellogg School professor

have reinvented themselves multiple times over. Take industrial manufacturer Milliken & Company with its long history of ...

US Oct 15 2020 11:53 AM

Milliken, Rowe Furniture launch new partnership at market

100% cotton slub fabric will be shown on Rowe’s Robin Bruce Boden sofa. Soho, a cotton-linen blend, and Loft, another 100...

US Oct 15 2020 06:02 AM

STA Virtual Fall Meeting NCTO’s Glas talks U.S.-made PPE, raises caution flag on other issues

Steele (DSteele@eTextileCommunications.com) While the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and its members ...

US Oct 15 2020 05:29 AM

ADM Names Milliken as a 2020 Supplier Award Winner

Nature, Enrich Life.’” About Milliken Materials science expert Milliken & Company knows that a single molecule has the potential...

US Oct 15 2020 02:00 AM

Teijin Frontier unveils fast-drying, absorbent fabric for casualwear

– Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibers and products converting company, announced an all-new high-...

GB Oct 15 2020 12:54 AM

ITMA Live: Forging Ahead Amidst A Pandemic – Interview with Tsuranori Nomura, Operating Officer, Textile Machinery Division, Murata Machinery

, the world’s leading textile machinery event, which is owned by Zürich headquartered CEMATEX (The European Committee of...

US Oct 14 2020 10:57 PM

Gildan named one of World’s Most Sustainably Managed Companies

was second among only three apparel companies included in the top 100 ranking and was also the only North American ...

US Oct 14 2020 10:26 PM

YKK commits to achieving climate neutrality by 2050

pursuing the creation of a sustainable society through our business,” said Hiroaki Otani, president, YKK Corporation. “At...

US Oct 14 2020 05:22 PM

Can antimicrobial fashion protect you from the coronavirus?

claims that Viroblock, which is added to the fabric during the final stage of the textile manufacturing process...

US Oct 14 2020 05:20 PM

Valdese Weavers pairs with Seaqual to create textiles from upcycled marine plastic

upcycled yarn is being woven into both residential and contract grade fabrics at Valdese Weavers’ facility in Burke ...