Textiles in the News

US Sep 28 2020 10:43 PM

Americans Say They Prefer Products Made In USA and Will Pay More For Them

about the perceived quality of products Made in USA. Over 46% of respondents believe that products manufactured in ...

GB Sep 28 2020 04:53 PM

Lenzing and Hof University open Nonwoven Development Center

nonwoven innovations on a small scale”, Jürgen Eizinger, Vice President Business Unit Nonwovens at Lenzing, explains. ...

US Sep 28 2020 12:56 PM

Pandemic PPE evolution

Richard Stewart, Corporate Vice President, Product Innovation, Standard Textile . “We introduced the first reusable synthetic ...

US Sep 28 2020 10:44 AM

AATCC Webinar Series Sheds Light on Textile-Related Testing for PPE

was the fourth in a series of PPE-related webinars conducted by AATCC. The first was recorded in late May and documented impact ...

GB Sep 28 2020 10:01 AM

American & Efird to acquire Charles Craft Performance Yarns

(A&E) division has struck a deal to acquire the high performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc, a manufacturer and ...

AU Sep 28 2020 03:50 AM

American & Efird to buy Charles Craft, Inc’s yarn business

platform. Frank Buie, Vice President-Sales for Charles Craft, will join American & Efird as part of the sales ...

US Sep 27 2020 03:48 PM

A&E Purchases Charles Craft Performance Yarns

Elevate Textiles Inc. said its American & Efird (A&E) division has agreed to purchase the high-performance yarn business of ...

US Sep 24 2020 08:22 PM

Gerber Technology launches Fashion Transformation Initiative

, dress and buy clothes, highlighting the need for digitalization, eCommerce and flexible working conditions, requiring fashion <...

US Sep 24 2020 01:36 PM

NCTO President & CEO Kim Glas Testifies At U.S. International Trade Commission Hearing On Challenges Related To U.S. PPE Production

related to the COVID-19 pandemic. National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President & CEO Kim Glas is ...

US Sep 24 2020 04:31 AM

Unifi, HSCC to provide REPREVE® recycled nylon throughout Asia

development and innovation for recycled fibers are unlimited,” said Zhen Mei, general manager of HSCC Chemical Fiber...

AU Sep 24 2020 03:54 AM

NCTO’s video campaign showcases industry’s response to PPE crisis

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles, from fiber through...

US Sep 24 2020 12:06 AM

The LYCRA Company to Showcase Latest Technologies at Intertextile Shanghai

as LYCRA® fiber, but in liquid form. This revolutionary innovation is screen printed onto fabric containing ...

US Sep 23 2020 09:00 PM

Gerber Technology's Commitment to Innovation Celebrated by U.S Mint; Gerber Variable Scale Honored on American Innovation $1 Coin

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

US Sep 23 2020 08:07 PM

Lenzing Launches Carbon-Neutral Tencel-Branded Fibers

Lenzing has gone carbon neutral. The Austrian fiber manufacturer announced Tuesday the launch of two CarbonNeutral-...

US Sep 23 2020 08:00 PM

How the Events of 2020 Have Impacted the Cotton Textiles Sector

needs to be paid to recent geopolitical conditions. Cotton textile manufacturing giants like India are ...

US Sep 23 2020 06:37 PM

El Salvador Eyeing 25 Percent Apparel Export Growth Following Sharp Decline

has launched a tax war against large businesses including full-package apparel maker Intratex, where a recent government ...

US Sep 23 2020 02:49 PM

IFAI Expo, R+T to co-locate trade shows starting in 2021

ROSEVILLE, Minn. – The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Messe Stuttgart, organizers of R+T in Stuttgart, Germany; R+T Turkey in Istanbul, Turkey; R+T Asia in Shanghai, China and R+T South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, announced that they will co-locate IFAI Expo with Messe

US Sep 23 2020 02:48 PM

Registration open for SPESA Virtual Executive Conference

RALEIGH, N.C. – Registration is now open for the SPESA 2020 Virtual Executive Conference, taking place October 29 and 30. The best part? It’s FREE to attend. The 2020 conference will focus on the Past, Present, and Future of the Sewn Products Industry, which seems appropriate as SPESA

US Sep 23 2020 02:48 PM

Huntsman’s ERIOPON® E3-SAVE Advances Sustainable Polyester Production

in sustainable textile production continues to soar, mills that have adopted Huntsman Textile Effects’ all-in-one ERIOPON...

US Sep 23 2020 02:33 PM

NCTO Launches Video Campaign Showcasing Textile Industry Response To PPE Crisis

a sustainable domestic supply chain for the future,” said NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas. “Our campaign underscores the...

US Sep 22 2020 06:45 PM

Lenzing launches carbon-zero Tencel fibers

Launching this month, the carbon-zero Tencel Modal and Lyocell fibers contribute to the target through reduced production ...

US Sep 22 2020 06:25 PM

In memoriam: Robert W. Gore

global material science company dedicated to improving lives through advancements in technology. His death was announced in a ...

W. L. Gore & Associates Enhances GORE® VIABAHN® Endoprosthesis Portfolio With Lower Profile Delivery

wholly owned subsidiary of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. GORE, Together, improving life, VIABAHN and designs are trademarks of

US Sep 22 2020 02:04 PM

American Giant's Latest Must-Have Hoodie Is Sustainable

to the oil industry, the apparel business—with its water use, fabric dyeing and high waste rate—is the most ...

US Sep 22 2020 10:13 AM

Lenzing : turns commitment into action and launches carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers to kick-start the decarbonization of the textile industry | MarketScreener

in reducing carbon emissions in its operational boundaries and supply chain. All-new fiber journey ...

US Sep 21 2020 09:51 PM

Obituary: Bob Gore

The son of W.L. Gore founder Bill Gore and the man who revolutionized outdoor apparel with the 1969 discovery that PTFE could be ...

US Sep 21 2020 07:25 PM

Report: Why is there still an N95 shortage?

has “invested heavily to expand manufacturing capacity” of personal protective equipment, with most PPE manufacturing...

GB Sep 21 2020 10:09 AM

Lenzing Group further improves sustainability rating

to be among the absolute top companies in the world when it comes to sustainable business”, says Stefan Doboczky, CEO...

US Sep 20 2020 03:14 PM

Gore-Tex Inventor Robert Gore Dies at 83

intrinsically linked to that of his parents Wilbert and Genevieve, who started W.L. Gore & Associates in 1958 in the basement of ...

US Sep 19 2020 11:54 AM

Polymer makers Ascend and DSM enter the face mask business

Ascend's face masks contain antiviral zinc ions. Ascend Performance Materials and DSM are separately entering the business of ...

US Sep 18 2020 06:16 PM

Robert W. Gore, Chairman Emeritus Of W. L. Gore & Associates, And Inventor Of GORE-TEX® Technology Dies At 83

1976, Bob succeeded his father as president and CEO of Gore. Under his leadership, the company’s technological ...

GB Sep 18 2020 11:53 AM

Cone Denim offers forensic verification of cotton origin

." The move comes as pressure is mounting on the global apparel industry to ban all cotton-made goods from Xinjiang in ...

GB Sep 18 2020 06:27 AM

Picanol raises terry weaving bar with Terryplus-I

Verstraete, VP Weaving Machines at Picanol. Additionally, thanks to the unique pile motor set-up directly driving the cloth

US Sep 17 2020 08:22 PM

HanesBrands Pivots to Virtual Learning to Preserve Employee Continuing Education Program During COVID-19 Pandemic

. Technical and vocational certifications also are offered in sewing, textile manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma. More than...

US Sep 17 2020 07:23 PM

Leading Fashion Sustainability Initiatives Band Together to Accelerate Impact

for change. On Thursday, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, ZDHC Foundation, Textile Exchange and the Apparel ...

US Sep 17 2020 11:57 AM

Why Can't America Make Enough N95 Masks? 6 Months Into Pandemic, Shortages Persist

were lots of stories about scrappy manufacturers promising to revamp their factories to start making personal protective ...

US Sep 17 2020 11:30 AM

NCTO Sends Letter To Lead House & Senate Committee Members In Support Of Congressional Action Addressing Forced Labor In China

— The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles, from fiber

US Sep 17 2020 03:00 AM

‘Celebrating Life & Science’ showcases Arizona’s groundbreaking bioscience sector

Dexcom, Medtronic, Merz, Roche Tissue Diagnostics, and W. L. Gore deliver lifesaving innovations to help people with ...

GB Sep 16 2020 07:19 PM

US Retail Sales Rebound Slows After Extra Jobless Aid Lapses

rebound in US retail sales slowed by more than expected in August as federal relief for jobless Americans and small businesses...

AU Sep 16 2020 05:51 AM

Extend deadline for Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act, urge US apparel companies

Partnership Encouragement Act and the Haiti Economic Lift Program Act American textiles manufactured as part of this program ...

US Sep 16 2020 01:25 AM

Milliken joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition

-pronged strategy aimed to amplify plastic circularity, Milliken & Company has joined the Polypropylene Recycling Coalition, an ...

US Sep 15 2020 08:00 PM

Joint venture between two Houston companies creates new mask line with disease-destroying tech

are able to deactivate the coronavirus. Accel Lifestyle and Ascend Performance Materials have partnered to create Blended ...

US Sep 15 2020 07:13 PM

Pricing Power: Why Raw Material Costs Are Turning in Fashion’s Favor

like it’s slowly turning along the apparel and textile supply chain, from fiber and fabric ...

US Sep 15 2020 06:42 PM

Hanesbrands : Sustainable Cotton Farming Showcased in Episode 2 of HanesBrands' Behind-the-Scenes Documentary “Crop to Campus” | MarketScreener

viewed at www.CropToCampus.com. In episode 2, the Wilson College of Textiles students visit Grant Farms in Garysburg, North ...

US Sep 15 2020 03:57 PM

Ascend expands antimicrobial technology into masks to combat COVID-19

Ascend Performance Materials released a new Acteev Protect Nonwoven Mask, a reusable general purpose mask with built-in ...

AU Sep 15 2020 04:35 AM

Messe Frankfurt North America to introduce Pop-up Sourcing Showcase

-Up Sourcing Showcase at its New York Textile shows. The organizer is introducing Texworld New York City and Apparel ...

AU Sep 15 2020 04:27 AM

US imposes new restrictions on China imports

Park, apparel produced by Yili Zhuowan Garment Manufacturing Company and Baoding LYSZD Trade and Business

US Sep 14 2020 09:52 PM

U.S. Restricts Chinese Apparel and Tech Products, Citing Forced Labor

exposure to the region in recent years, including by moving textile and clothing operations to Bangladesh, Indonesia and ...

US Sep 14 2020 09:28 PM

U.S. Blocks Chinese Imports Over Alleged Forced Labor Practices

—The Trump administration on Monday banned cotton apparel, computer parts and other imports from companies and ...

US Sep 14 2020 05:52 PM

Texworld and apparel sourcing launch new concept

trade show setting enabling local visitors to meet and source fabrics with exhibiting companies in-person, while adhering...

US Sep 14 2020 04:21 PM

Techtextil North America & Texprocess Americas Virtual Symposium: Monthly Webinar Series

Operations, Hickey Freeman Eric Spackey, Chief Executive Officer, Bluewater Defense Giovanni Tracanella, Global Industrial ...

US Sep 14 2020 03:13 PM

Opinion: Trade shows will help economic recovery

Meet Frank Henderson, CEO and Owner of Henderson Sewing, an industrial sewing company. In addition to serving its core customers in the apparel industry, the 52-year-old company has grown and expanded into 80 different market sectors — from tires and auto interiors to aerospace and wind turbines.

GB Sep 14 2020 01:18 PM

Shima Seiki adds Archroma colour library to new design tool

on the SDS-ONE APEX software series are available for knits and various other textile applications, with a smooth ...

GB Sep 14 2020 09:32 AM

True Temper partners Hexcel on latest high-performance golf shafts

by engineers to build into the HZRDUS shafts. Tom Haulik, Sales Director, Global Fibers at Hexcel, commented: “True ...

US Sep 13 2020 10:36 AM

Shortage still plagues N95 mask material

lines in operation, according to Brad Kalil of the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. But only a fraction of that was ...

US Sep 12 2020 05:51 PM

Human rights groups urge Trump to ban Chinese cotton over Xinjiang forced labor camps. The implications of a ban 'would be enormous' in Beijing, one expert said.

Uyghur Region wrote a report in July listing 38 companies that it said continue to source cotton from Xinjiang. The human...

AU Sep 12 2020 03:12 AM

Technical textile market to reach $220.37 billion by 2022

. Additionally, advancements in weaving technology such as 3D weaving are also expected to drive the technical ...

US Sep 10 2020 08:14 PM

Conti, Kordsa move forward with Cokoon

HANOVER, Germany — Continental A.G. and Kordsa Teknik Tekstil A.S. are pleased with the progress of their sustainable adhesive ...

US Sep 10 2020 02:31 PM

NILIT :® Recognized for Sustainability Initiatives

executive team to learn more about NILIT’s environmentally responsible premium Nylon 6.6 operations and products. Click ...

US Sep 9 2020 09:38 PM

Textile, Cotton Industries Press Congress for CBTPA Extension

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and National Cotton Council (NCC) sent a letter to the chairs and ...

US Sep 9 2020 08:00 PM

National Council of Textile Organizations and NCC Lend Support to CBTPA Extension

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the National Cotton Council (NCC) sent a letter to the chairs ...

US Sep 9 2020 03:51 PM

Milliken Joins Polypropylene Recycling Coalition To Help Ensure A Circular Future For PP-based Packaging

end-of-life challenge,” shares Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company. Milliken’s

US Sep 8 2020 10:16 PM

HanesBrands Produces Documentary Following Its Supply Chain

and processes. All of the students were seniors at the Wilson College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, one of the ...

US Sep 8 2020 09:13 PM

Massif’s Inversion Base Layers Made With New Flame Resistant Fabric

that really piqued my interest. It turns out they are both a fabric mill and a manufacturer of a ton of Flame Resistant (...

US Sep 8 2020 05:28 AM

U.S. Weighs Barring Products With Cotton From China’s Xinjiang

be carried out by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in response to concerns that some Chinese companies rely on forced ...

US Sep 3 2020 04:36 PM

Lenzing Group’s Translucent Tech Boosts Sheet Masks

“cleanliness” of the fibers intended for beauty applications. The manufacturing system will enable Veocel Lyocell ...

US Sep 3 2020 03:37 PM

Pandemic supply needs could be catalyst for better U.S. textiles supply chain

, the need for a more U.S.-based robust manufacturing base for textiles products of all kinds was a consensus opinion. ...

US Sep 3 2020 04:01 AM

Ascend Completes Purchase of Poliblend and Esseti Plast

of our people is our highest priority.” About Ascend Performance Materials Ascend Performance Materials makes high-...

US Sep 2 2020 07:41 PM

Get Us PPE's New Shortage Index Confirms Ongoing National PPE Crisis

, the supply chain is catching up, but many facilities still lack the personal protective equipment they need in order to...

US Sep 2 2020 05:19 PM

Lenzing Survey Shows That “Transparency” Is Key For Clothing And Home Textiles Brands To Win Consumer Trust And Confidence

40% more for clothing or home textile products with descriptions that reflect sustainability. When shopping for ...

US Sep 2 2020 01:55 PM

Designtex + West Elm Collaborate on Textile Collection with Crypton

0Shares Designtex has released four new textile patterns with West Elm, the fourth collaboration from two companies with ...

US Sep 1 2020 10:05 PM

California moves toward becoming first to require hospitals to have 45-day supply of PPE

first state to require health care facilities to stockpile 45 days’ worth of personal protective equipment to protect ...

US Sep 1 2020 08:00 PM

Manufacturing In U.S. Expands At Fastest Pace Since Late 2018

wood products, plastics and rubber, food and textiles. The pickup in U.S. manufacturing output is slightly faster than ...

US Sep 1 2020 03:18 PM

A Man, A Mill and the Plan to Save American Denim

focus on sustainability, Vidalia relies on environmentally friendly e3 cotton grown within 500 miles of its facility. And...

US Sep 1 2020 02:16 PM

The Cotton Board recommends $80 million Cotton Incorporated budget

a sharper drop than any research-related company initiatives.” During its Business Session, The Cotton Board ...

GB Sep 1 2020 11:30 AM

Group seeks blanket US ban on Xinjiang cotton goods

is urging US authorities to impose a regional ban on imports of all cotton-made goods linked to the Xinjiang region of China where...

US Sep 1 2020 01:26 AM

Hardware and accessory suppliers keep essential components moving through the supply chain during COVID-19

Gary Grewal, president and CEO of American Plastics, Tracy, Calif., a manufacturer of fastening products and trim, knew ...

US Sep 1 2020 01:26 AM

IFAI Expo 2020 goes virtual

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

US Sep 1 2020 01:26 AM

New specifications and standards needed for PPE

and Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cloth face ...

US Sep 1 2020 01:16 AM

Pivoting to the PPE textile products market

it was not unexpected that apparel brands and manufacturers would shift their production to PPE, industrial textile

US Aug 31 2020 09:52 PM

Trump, Biden tout contrasting economic plans. Which will restore jobs lost in the pandemic faster?

in research and development to bolster manufacturing; ensure the government and its contractors buy American products; ...

US Aug 31 2020 08:59 PM

Why Trump's 'Buy American' campaign went nowhere

of Commerce, have objected to expanding “Buy American,” arguing that it would burden American companies and ultimately ...

US Aug 31 2020 04:45 PM

Incentivizing North Carolina Growth: Tarheel Temptations Reel In Big Fish

quarter, she expects to bring textile, software, manufacturing, plastics, biopharmaceutical and aviation companies

US Aug 31 2020 02:21 PM

Circular Materials Experts to Discuss How To Implement Circularity in the Fashion Supply Chain

channels: Agriculture, Farming & Forestry Industry, Business & Economy, Education, Textiles & Fabric ...

US Aug 28 2020 09:35 PM

'Made in USA' doesn’t mean made in China

made (automobiles and textile or wool products are exceptions). But if a company wants to appeal to people who ...

US Aug 28 2020 05:31 PM

Shelton joins International Textile Alliance board of directors

ITA President Kelly DiFoggio, Stein Fibers; ITA Vice President Kathryn Richardson, Libeco; ITA Treasurer Mendy ...

US Aug 28 2020 12:07 PM

S.C. Manufacturers Alliance Looks to the Future at Annual Meeting

Carolina. South Carolina companies have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by manufacturing personal protective ...

US Aug 27 2020 07:30 PM

HHS to Begin Shipping 1.5M N95 Masks to Nursing Homes with Supply Shortages Friday

for purchase by nursing homes. The Defense Logistics Agency will handle the shipments of N95s to nursing facilities, ...

US Aug 27 2020 07:25 PM

Ask An Expert: Lenzing’s Birgit Schnetzlinger on How Brands Can Become Truly Sustainable

Vegan Materials Birgit Schnetzlinger, head of global business development for functional wear at textile company

US Aug 27 2020 07:22 PM

Helping U.S. Farmers Overcome Trade War and COVID-19 Economics

brands now have an impetus to ask their manufacturers to make their goods with U.S. cotton. Those manufacturers

US Aug 27 2020 07:13 PM

As Nursing Home PPE Shortages Intensify, Senators Demand Answers from Pence on Supply Issues

Citing rising numbers of nursing facilities reporting shortages of key personal protective equipment (PPE), a pair of U.S...

US Aug 27 2020 05:19 PM

Defense contractor labeled Chinese goods as American while taking in $25 million, feds say

goods. I-Tek then used a second company — described as a garment screen printing and embroidery business in ...

US Aug 26 2020 02:08 PM

Was Your Face Mask Made Using Forced Labor in China?

CBP) has been aggressive in seizing hair and textile products originating from certain Chinese companies believed to ...

US Aug 26 2020 01:24 PM

Environmentally Friendly Interior Design | Now is The Time

materials or even plastics from the ocean. Even larger companies like H&M are using textiles made from pineapple leaves ...

US Aug 26 2020 12:55 PM

Precision Textiles Launches Luxe Collection

next price tier, according to Tesser. “Quilted panels manufactured with Luxe Collection fibers can easily elevate a $2,...

AU Aug 26 2020 04:25 AM

Brands, organizations publish open letter on sector’s need for revival

future for the industry It calls on companies, brands and organizations in the fashion, apparel and textile ...

US Aug 26 2020 04:07 AM

Healthcare works rally for more PPE

care.We are continuously assessing the volume of personal protective equipment (PPE) at our facility and have multiple ...

GB Aug 25 2020 04:51 PM

Veocel Beauty introduces industry’s finest Lyocell Skin fibres

sustainable promises to consumers,” said Jürgen Eizinger, Vice President of Global Business Management Nonwovens, Lenzing...