Textiles in the News

NCTO testifies at U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on USMCA

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) held a public hearing on November 15-16 in Washington, D.C. as part of its investigation of the likely impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) on the U.S. economy. National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President & CEO Auggie

US Nov 16 2018 01:33 AM

Defining American Cotton’s New Role in the Global Market

necessary for the cotton industry to evolve with its apparel partners. Working within a global textile and apparel industry, cotton farmers

US Nov 16 2018 01:32 AM

UBM Unveils Sustainability Show ReMode

such as sugarcane husks and recycled fibers. ReMode may represent the first time a leading trade-show company has produced a big event

US Nov 16 2018 12:05 AM

Want a pillow made out of an old Delta uniform or a wallet made out of a Delta seat?

and seat materials sells for $180. Delta describes the effort as the “largest single-company textile diversion program in U.S. history.”

US Nov 16 2018 12:02 AM

NREL researchers making carbon fiber from biomass a reality

a Portuguese company will produce the carbon fiber and hand it off to Ford Motor Company. The car manufacturer will fashion the carbon fiber

US Nov 15 2018 10:58 PM

Generation Maker: A family yarn company winds its way through 100 years of change

Generation Maker: A family yarn company winds its way through 100 years of change

US Nov 15 2018 08:39 PM

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group (MSYG) Wins Leadership In Innovation Award From The North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership

a new, world-class, state-of-the-art, textile plant in North Carolina at a time when other regional textile plants were closing or moving

US Nov 15 2018 07:26 PM

Rubb Incorporates Solar Energy into Fabric Building System with Amazing Results

recently partnered on a solar energy project at the Rubb facility(pictured). The fabric cladding on the south facing gable wall was replaced

US Nov 15 2018 07:24 PM

Suominen Names Pekka Ojanpää President & CEO

prior to joining Suominen he worked as President & CEO of Lassila & Tikanoja Plc. The Interim President & CEO is Tapio Engström. Posted

US Nov 15 2018 06:51 PM

How USTERIZED® Mills Can Look Forward To Business Advantages

make USTERIZED® spinning mills dependable partners for weavers, knitters, retailers and garment makers. USTERIZED® mills are always customer

US Nov 15 2018 06:37 PM

brrr°’s Banerjee Named Chair, Vice Chair Of AATCC Committees

D. in polymer, fiber and textile sciences from The University of Georgia, and she holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in textile and fiber

US Nov 15 2018 06:31 PM

Trivantage Launches New Fabric Collection — Dickson® Graphics Collection

, wallpaper and indoor decoration. In addition, EverGreen Fabrics are eco-friendly as they are manufactured to be PVC-free, phthalate-free,

US Nov 15 2018 05:55 PM

HSI Boston, IPR Center, partners rack up major league results against counterfeit dealers in 2018 World Series enforcement effort

the post-series victory parade route in Boston. Merchandise included baseball hats, knit caps, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and pennants. Had the

US Nov 15 2018 05:52 PM

Army Combat Boot Contract Awarded

-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. Location of performance is North Carolina, with a Nov. 14, 2019, performance completion date. Using

US Nov 15 2018 04:18 PM

Milliken & Company Opens New San Francisco Showroom to Highlight Design Products

typical in the Bay Area market. Diversified global manufacturer Milliken & Company presented a different challenge to the global design and

US Nov 15 2018 04:01 PM

DLA Troop Support honors 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

Former employees Jacqueline A. Basquill, Keith R. Ford and Wayne H. Williford were inducted into the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Hall of Fame during a ceremony Nov. 13.

US Nov 15 2018 02:31 PM

Trending Today Features Nine Line Apparel on Fox Business

Success Stories. This episode stars Nine Line Apparel, Savannah, GA based veteran owned and operated apparel company. With a tagline of "

US Nov 15 2018 10:00 AM

Mississippi factory could cut workers without new contract

. Managers say the factory has more than 250 employees. The company in Golden says a contract to make garments for the U.S. Navy is ending.

US Nov 15 2018 05:42 AM

Solid Training Maximizes Robotics Investments

been at KUKA Robotics since 2014 and previously worked as the CEO at Staubli Corporation and EVP of sales and marketing at ATS. He earned

US Nov 15 2018 05:27 AM

Show Season: Something For Everyone

textile processing technologies from design, cutting, making, trimming, textile digital printing, dressing and finishing, to textile

US Nov 15 2018 05:13 AM

November/December 2018: Textile Activity At A Glance

November/December 2018: Textile Activity At A Glance

US Nov 15 2018 05:11 AM

Development Of New High-Tech And Sustainable Products Accelerates

. “This new fiber demonstrates enhanced biological disintegration performance,” according to the company. “The inclusion of this new fiber

US Nov 15 2018 05:07 AM

IFAI: New Leadership Focused On The Future

(IFAI) named Steve Schiffman, the association’s then vice president of media and sales, new IFAI president and CEO. Schiffman, with a career

US Nov 15 2018 04:59 AM

Rosenfeld and Carboni: Investing In Polyester

Fiber Industries LLC recently invested more than $30 million to open a new polyester fiber operation in the former Wellman Palmetto facility

US Nov 15 2018 04:51 AM

Parkdale Mills: Looking To The Future

customer of U.S. cotton and a cornerstone of the U.S. textile industry,” said Gary Adams, president and CEO, National Cotton Council. “Over

US Nov 15 2018 04:37 AM

IFAI/CAMX: A Natural Fit In Dallas

. “Understanding how companies from all facets of the textiles and composites industries meet to discuss business and share technologies was

US Nov 15 2018 04:34 AM

Rising Above

other content. Everyone charged with bringing new thinking to their company’s product development activities should have RISE on their ‘must

US Nov 15 2018 01:56 AM

Top designers embrace plastic material once derided as tacky

. First marketed in the late 1930s by chemical companies Dupont and Rohm & Haas, acrylic starred in designer Gilbert Rohde’s furniture

US Nov 14 2018 11:30 PM

Bally Ribbon Mills High Performance Webbing Ideal for Recreational Applications

and two dimensional and three dimensional structural fabrics. With more than 95 years of textile manufacturing experience, BRM has earned a

US Nov 14 2018 11:09 PM

New Era Plan To Close Derby Plant Causes Political Brouhaha

in the global sports, lifestyle, and apparel industry by moving away from owning an operating manufacturing plants,” New Era said in a

US Nov 14 2018 10:54 PM

From Alpaca to fiber, new Charlotte-based company is bringing textiles back to the Queen City

A new start-up clothing company is hoping to add more manufacturing and textile jobs in Charlotte. Appalachian Gear Company co-owner John

US Nov 14 2018 10:07 PM

CDFA and USDA join cotton industry to celebrate Pink Bollworm eradication

-down practices that were enforced by regulation and the introduction of Bt cotton by seed companies also aided in the effort. “This is a

US Nov 14 2018 09:15 PM

AdvanSix Publishes 2017 Sustainability Report

chemicals, all of which are produced as part of our Nylon 6 integrated manufacturing chain. More information on AdvanSix can be found at

US Nov 14 2018 08:36 PM

Lenzing Launches VEOCEL®, LENZING™ Web Technology

of fibers for eco-responsible flushable wipes. VEOCEL™ Lyocell fibers feature Eco Disperse technology that give wipes made using the fiber

US Nov 14 2018 08:35 PM

Porcher Company BGF Moving HQ To Virginia

will invest $7 million in to establish a new U.S. headquarters and research and development facility in Danville, Va. The company will move

US Nov 14 2018 08:33 PM

Lubrizol To Showcase New Coating Technologies At IDEA19

staffed with Lubrizol experts ready to discuss unique customer formulation requirements. Visitors will be able to challenge Lubrizol experts

US Nov 14 2018 08:31 PM

TexDel: Developing Textiles That Truly Deliver

yarn into any number of textile fabrics or garments. The treated yarn also can be used as a cover or wrap for stretch applications. Knitting

US Nov 14 2018 08:28 PM

Code Green Apparel Corp. Forms Strategic Joint Venture To Produce Uniforms For Nationally Recognized Fast Food Restaurant Chain

is quite an achievement,” commented George J. Powell, President and CEO of Code Green Apparel Corp. “We have been working with 3R, whose

US Nov 14 2018 08:25 PM

SoftWear Automation Introduces Next-Generation Sewbot

attaching, overlock, heat transfer, bonding, end cuts, seaming/finishing, variable sewing speeds, and variable thread types/thicknesses.

US Nov 14 2018 08:23 PM

Prime Fit

, e-commerce clothing companies and even fitness and wellness applications. The mobile app, in development at NC State, obtains measurements

US Nov 14 2018 08:18 PM

The Power Of Partners

of the jeans to C&A during the Cradle to Cradle certification process. In terms of material and chemical optimization, many denim garments

US Nov 14 2018 08:14 PM

Medical Textiles And Biomedical Structures Innovator Secant Group, LLC Milestone: 75th Anniversary

company history. November 2018 marks the 75th anniversary of our company. Our rich heritage of innovation began with engineering textile

US Nov 14 2018 08:14 PM

What If? The Inspiration Of U.S. Textile Innovation

distribution of the domestic fiber and textile industry, academic research centers, and consumer product companies to weave a nationwide

US Nov 14 2018 08:10 PM

Gerber Partners With ExactFlat

of 3D for AccuMark® users in furniture, transportation and technical textiles production. Using ExactFlat, 3D files may be transferred to

US Nov 14 2018 08:09 PM

Uster, EVS Now Fully Integrated

,” said Thomas Nasiou, Uster Technologies CEO. “Additionally EVS is for us an opportunity to explore business in additional textile fields.”

US Nov 14 2018 07:59 PM

November/December 2018

with all PCs and mobile devices, and features extended yarn count ranges and novel yarn types. Universal Fibers®, Abingdon, Va., reports

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission releases 2018 Annual Report to Congress

The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and report to Congress annually on “the national security implications of the economic relationship between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.” Pursuant to this mandate, the

US Nov 14 2018 07:18 PM

Successful Hygienix 2018 Reveals New Technologies In Absorbent Hygiene & Personal Care

at one time. Participants were able to advance their business interests with both the leading edge conference content and over 19 hours of

US Nov 14 2018 07:14 PM

Aurora Sets Standard For Sustainable Manufacturing In North American Plant

a massive program in 2009 to integrate state-of-the-art sustainability measures into the company’s facilities, operations and manufacturing

US Nov 14 2018 05:00 PM

Step inside Maine Woolens, Where a Tight-Knit Team Weaves Plush Throws

the Brunswick-based business, has taken a family-first approach to textile production: Not only does she run the business alongside her

GB Nov 14 2018 04:41 PM

Under a cloak of darkness with Cordura’s new technology

textile processing methods,” explains Allen W. Mortimer, North American business manager for the Cordura brand. Cordura’s parent company

US Nov 14 2018 04:29 PM

PU machinery firm Cannon shows off $4M expansion

founded Cannon in 1962 in Italy, initially to make spray polyester systems. The company grew, and after his partner Carlo Fiorentini joined

US Nov 14 2018 04:29 PM

Tariff Wars Expose Supply Chain Woes for Accessories Brands

healthy stock portfolio, companies must have a healthy sourcing portfolio to be successful. Karen Giberson is the president and CEO of The

US Nov 14 2018 03:30 PM

Revington receives AHFA award

held advancing executive positions in sales and operations, becoming president of the U.S. division in 1995 and CEO of Universal Furniture

US Nov 14 2018 03:28 PM

Industrial Fabrics Association International Announces New Leadership For Military Division

Industrial Fabrics Association International Announces New Leadership For Military Division

US Nov 14 2018 03:22 PM

Fabric manufacturer accuses North Carolina company of false advertising

PHILADELPHIA — A fabric manufacturer is suing Ripstop by the Roll LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company, citing alleged false

US Nov 14 2018 02:39 PM

Ranae Anderson of Universal Fibers Receives Women in Sustainability Leadership Award from Green Building & Design Magazine

.: Universal Fibers, Inc. is one of two business units within Universal Fiber Systems, LLC, with Premiere Fibers, Inc. the second business

US Nov 14 2018 02:39 PM

Echelon Materials Launches Crowd Funding Campaign to Produce Revolutionary New Armor Textile to Save Police Lives

.00 USD which will go towards the manufacturing of the only loom able to mass produce the TiTek fabric for the marketplace. Supporters of

US Nov 14 2018 02:02 PM

Fit Freedom Introduces Virtual Tailor to Slash Billions Lost in Retail Apparel Returns | Business Wire

and dance uniform and athletic apparel company. Rebel offers the most highly customized and intricately detailed garments available in the

US Nov 14 2018 01:01 PM

Your old denim could be used to rebuild a home

truly does make a difference!” said Kazzie Zerface, spokeswoman for Cotton Incorporated, which leads the Blue Jeans Go Green program. The

US Nov 14 2018 01:00 PM

Gilbert clothing brand Renegade Remnants creates handmade clothing

that would change the way she approached the business. It was the realization that the fabric was the color that represents awareness for

US Nov 14 2018 10:19 AM

INVISTA Honors 60th Anniversary of LYCRA® Fiber with Donation to Collegiate Inventors Competition® | Business Wire

INVISTA Honors 60th Anniversary of LYCRA® Fiber with Donation to Collegiate Inventors Competition® | Business Wire

US Nov 14 2018 09:21 AM

'Single-Use' Named 2018 Word of the Year

economy to turning PET bottles into recycled fiber. As you can see, the solution is sustainable innovation. It’s already happening and will

US Nov 14 2018 12:59 AM

Nylene Kentucky Expansion to Bring New Jobs to Henderson

known locally as custom resins. They make nylon polymers for other production facilities. The company is expanding to Henderson with a new

US Nov 14 2018 12:03 AM

Board approves local incentives for two companies

feet of space on about 12 acres. BGF Industries manufactures industrial textiles for myriad uses — from bulletproof vests to surfboards,

AT Nov 13 2018 11:09 PM

Nashville Denim Days Offers a Peek at the Future of Blue

city, but a denim city. The first Nashville Denim Days, sponsored by TENCEL™ Fibers, took place Nov. 10th and 11th, and the two-day denim

US Nov 13 2018 10:44 PM

North East Knitting thriving in Rhode Island

North East Knitting (NEK), a narrow fabrics manufacturer specializing in elastics and webbing, serves a variety of markets, including apparel, safety, sporting goods, medical and automotive. Its founding is a story of hard work, perseverance, determination and a testament to the critical role

US Nov 13 2018 10:39 PM

Tool being developed to reduce cotton’s environmental footprint

At the Cotton Sourcing USA Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz., Cotton Council International President Ted Schneider updated the more than 400 attendees on how the U.S. cotton industry intends to meet its 2025 sustainability goals.

US Nov 13 2018 10:37 PM

Cotton, textile engineering education landscape changes to reflect growth

Cotton and textile engineering education’s landscape has been changing to better reflect the change and growth of the field.

US Nov 13 2018 10:36 PM

IFAI installs solar panels to reduce costs, pollution

. Other companies utilizing solar power include Target Corporation, Walmart and Apple. Target Corporation was ranked No. 1 for corporate

US Nov 13 2018 10:32 PM

Jones Family of Companies Welcomes Charles Davis as New CEO

Jones Family of Companies, an industry leader in the manufacturing of sustainable nonwoven and yarn solutions, announces Charles Davis as the company’s new CEO. Charles comes to Jones having over 30 years of business building experience across a broad range of family-owned and operated textile companies.

US Nov 13 2018 10:26 PM

Holiday Ready? Top Retailers Ramp Up Same-Day Delivery Nationwide

is the Head of Business Development at Roadie, the first on-the-way delivery service that connects people and businesses that have items to

US Nov 13 2018 08:56 PM

AHFA elects Caperton as 2019 chairman

, senior vice president of Bassett Furniture’s wood division, was elected first vice chairman of the AHFA Board, and Jeff Cook, CEO of A.R.T

US Nov 13 2018 03:32 PM

Brooklyn Bedding Launches High Performance Mattress with Smart Fabric Nationwide

designs and creates its entire line of high quality bedding, on demand, in its manufacturing facility in Arizona. Remaining true to its

US Nov 13 2018 03:05 PM

Primaloft, Inc. Expands Suite Of Biodegradable Technologies; Introduces Primaloft® Bio™ Performance Fabric, The First Fabric Made From 100% Recycled, Biodegradable Synthetic Fiber

With this advancement, a fabric garment may now be completely returned to nature,” said Mike Joyce, president and CEO of PrimaLoft. “Because

US Nov 13 2018 02:52 PM

Mohawk Industries Names Paul De Cock As President Of Flooring North America Segment

those markets. Brian Carson, former president of the Company’s Flooring North America segment, will leave the Company on November 12, 2018

US Nov 13 2018 11:23 AM

Sustainable clothing startup For Days raises $2.8M for its closed-loop manufacturing process

it down into pulp, which is then blended with fresh organic fiber, and spun into yarn that the company says has a 70/30 blend of new and

US Nov 13 2018 09:30 AM

'Scranton's best-kept secret': High-tech fiber company fighting odor, germs

antibacterial, antistatic and electroconductive textiles. Ms. Courtright, vice president of engineering and facilities at Noble Biomaterials

GB Nov 13 2018 09:06 AM

US brands ponder sourcing switch away from China

between the US and China could accelerate the trend for American apparel brands to shift their sourcing away from Chinese suppliers - but

US Nov 13 2018 06:30 AM

U.S. Execs Lag Overseas Counterparts on Tech, AI

from executive search firm Boyden indicates varying opinions on how companies are planning and adapting to the upcoming tech evolution.

US Nov 13 2018 06:10 AM

New Calhoun training program offers education, experience

. They are working eight to 12 hours a day at industries like Ascend Performance Materials, Toray Industries, Indorama Corp., Hexcel Corp.

US Nov 13 2018 03:45 AM

Textile and Apparel Supply Chain Heading for a Digital Transformation

Consumer demands put stress on the textile and apparel supply chain, which historically has taken months to develop new products—from design through specification, offshore production, and shipping to warehouses and retail locations.

US Nov 13 2018 03:41 AM

National Cotton Council Supports U.S. Efforts to Enhance Transparency at WTO

The National Cotton Council welcomes the counternotification submitted by the United States regarding domestic support provided to India’s cotton producers.

US Nov 13 2018 01:31 AM

Ultrathin coating technology offers new opportunities for cotton finishing

– Ultrathin coating technology offers new opportunities for cotton finishing. As part of a visit to the University of Georgia (UGA) here to

US Nov 13 2018 01:30 AM

Nashville Fashion Alliance event celebrates creative community

Designer: Brownlee Bathing Corp.; and Womenswear Designer: Ona Rex. The NFA board recognized e3 Sustainable Cotton with the Founder’s

US Nov 13 2018 01:00 AM

Indian group visits Texas High Plains to explore cotton contamination issue

global cotton sector. Recently, a high-level Indian delegation from the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), under the Ministry of Textiles,

US Nov 13 2018 12:21 AM

Army's Greens Uniform Won't Be Available Until End of 2020, Company Says

the original pinks and greens," the commenter wrote. "Pinks and greens are not driven by a validated uniform requirement. Pinks and greens

US Nov 12 2018 10:05 PM

Where the textile industry gathers

opportunities for business connections across textile market areas. Industrial Fabrics Association International Expo (IFAI Expo) offered a

US Nov 12 2018 10:05 PM

Technical swimsuit expected to break world records

swimsuit. Photo: TYR Sport. California-based swim and triathlon apparel brand TYR Sport has unveiled its new technical swimsuit, which has

US Nov 12 2018 10:05 PM

Textile waste is turned into dye powders

an Italian textile chemical company, is preparing to scale up the production of Recycrom colour powders made from used clothing and textile

US Nov 12 2018 10:05 PM

E-textiles: where we are

of Particle-Free Conductive Inks for E-Textile Applications,” sales and marketing manager Bill Babe said his company “does direct on-fabric

US Nov 12 2018 10:05 PM

What I think about Expo this year – and every year

one IFAI Expo. This one is truly about its membership, their business success and their leadership in the functional fabric industry arena.

US Nov 12 2018 10:05 PM

Biodegradable synthetic insulation introduced

fibers have reached 80.3 percent biodegradation in 394 days, the company says. PrimaLoft Inc. is a material technology solutions company

US Nov 12 2018 09:46 PM

Tupelo Furniture Market Becomes East Coast Bedding Market

, Tupelo market has been known for its upholstery manufacturers, however in recent years the case good and bedding industry has had a strong

Meet the Members of the Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council

A group of recent graduates is helping to shape the NC State Wilson College of Textiles as they give back to their alma mater. The Dean’s Young Alumni Leadership Council was established with 12 members in 2017; over the past year, members have worked to support the College in myriad ways, from

US Nov 12 2018 05:58 PM

DuPont Biomaterials Joins The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 – A Pre-competitive Innovation Program Accelerating The Transition To A Circular Economy

a circular economy across businesses and industries. DuPont Biomaterials joins a leading group of global companies participating in CE100.

US Nov 12 2018 02:30 PM

Dig It In the Sun™ is an Innovative new UVA/UVB Sensor/Indicator that tells you when it's time to reapply sunscreen, helping to protect against sun damage

towards today's busy woman and families, Dig It Apparel is a Canadian company and celebrating their 10th anniversary. After striking a

US Nov 12 2018 01:48 PM

Online startup fits women with personal protective equipment clothing

in September, the online startup currently sells garment pieces with female body proportions in mind. Company founder and CEO Jane Henry,

US Nov 12 2018 12:18 PM

2018 Higg Facility Modules Streamlined for Supply Chain Transparency

-tools/ to learn more about the Higg Facility Tools. About the Sustainable Apparel Coalition The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) is an

US Nov 12 2018 05:02 AM

Dwayne Johnson pays tribute to veterans with Under Armour collection

Finds A Way campaign and later saw his initial launch of the Rock 1 sneaker sell out in less than 24 hours. Photos courtesy of Under Armour