Textiles in the News

US Oct 21 2021 02:29 PM

Digital printing for denim? Really? Yes, report NCSU researchers

. TA: What is inkjet printing? Why is it used in textile manufacturing? Chapman: Inkjet printing is really similar to your inkjet printer at

US Oct 21 2021 05:01 AM

W.L. Gore Creates Incubator Business

, will launch today. “We’re a materials company and we focus on making fabrics that go into finished garments,” said Sara Ellis, product

AU Oct 20 2021 02:44 AM

Lenzinglaunches new matte Tencel™ branded lyocell fibers

denim industry with the introduction of matte Tencel™ branded lyocell fibers. The new fiber type is specially designed to scatter light and

US Oct 19 2021 03:59 PM

Milliken & Company acquires global microencapsulation innovator

and powerful collaborations,” said Halsey Cook, president and CEO for Milliken & Company. “Encapsys’s expertise coupled with our ability to

US Oct 19 2021 03:28 PM

Milliken & Co. acquires Encapsys

Cindy Boiter, executive vice president and president of Milliken’s Chemical Business, added, “Encapsys brings a unique combination of

US Oct 19 2021 12:57 PM

Hickey Freeman looks to add 100 jobs immediately

Act, which would offer federal contracts to do just that — manufacture personal protective equipment, such as masks, filters, and gloves, in

US Oct 18 2021 07:20 PM

N.C. governor touts value of High Point Market during on-site visit

by Rock House Farm and Century Furniture President and CEO Alex Shuford III, Vaughan-Bassett President Doug Bassett and High Point Mayor Jay

US Oct 18 2021 07:19 PM

SCMEP president dies after bout with COVID-19

In addition to his bachelor’s degree in textile management, Spangler was a Galliard Family Business adviser with a level one certification

BD Oct 18 2021 02:15 PM

Trützschler celebrating 20 years of success in business

world’s largest textile market is celebrating 20-year anniversary in 2021. By building customer relationships, building business success

BD Oct 18 2021 01:37 PM

Saurer Spinning: Efficiency in spinning recycled fibres

value chain. Through its machine portfolio and its textile laboratories, the company is looking forward to supporting customers on their

GB Oct 18 2021 01:33 PM

Elevate Textiles emissions reduction targets gain SBTi approval

2025 sustainability commitments. Since that time the company has furthered its commitment by joining the Business Ambition 1.5°C Campaign

GB Oct 18 2021 01:22 PM

Under Armour names Baratto first chief consumer officer

Since joining Under Armour in 2018, Baratto has served as managing director of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa…

IN Oct 18 2021 11:33 AM

US 'must hold' China accountable for predatory trade practices: NCTO

chains and investing in domestic manufacturing, National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) president Kim Glas recently said “we must

US Oct 14 2021 08:22 PM

Inside China's high-tech penal colony with Darren Byler: podcast and transcript

work that doesn't take a lot of training; mostly in textile manufacturing which makes sense because China is, Xinjiang, this Uyghur region,

US Oct 14 2021 05:30 PM

Gore Introduces Expanded Polyethylene (ePE) Membrane

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that the consumer business of its fabrics division will introduce expanded Polyethylene (ePE) as a

US Oct 14 2021 05:00 PM

Supply Chain Crush, Labor Shortages

to Robert Reichard’s “Textile Activity At A Glance,” in this issue, textile mill, textile product mill and apparel employment has improved

US Oct 14 2021 04:44 PM

Schneider Mills: Challenge Accepted

1917 by Samuel Schneider, the company began life as a small silk weaving business in Haledon, N.J. The company expanded in the Northeast and

US Oct 14 2021 11:59 AM

Unifi champions sustainability at High Point Market

to transform more than 25 billion plastic bottles into recycled fiber for new apparel, footwear, home goods and other consumer products.

US Oct 14 2021 11:47 AM

Ascend goes global while keeping local approach

Ascend Performance Materials is looking to meet customer needs while expanding its global footprint.

US Oct 13 2021 05:34 PM

NCTO Issues Statement Following President Biden’s Remarks On Global Supply Chain Crisis; Stresses Importance Of Onshoring And Nearshoring

to work with the administration in these efforts. Posted October 13, 2021 Source: The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)

US Oct 13 2021 10:24 AM

Duty-Free Imports Made With Forced Labor: If You Think That’s Not Possible, Think Again

abuses. Kimberly Glas is president & CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations. Morning Consult welcomes op-ed submissions

US Oct 13 2021 02:56 AM

Construction Begins on New Hexcel Center of Research & Technology Excellence in Utah

STAMFORD, Conn. --(BUSINESS WIRE) Hexcel Corporation (NYSE: HXL) hosted public officials, customers and local contractors today at its

US Oct 12 2021 04:56 PM

AATCC Time Capsule Celebrates Local And Global Textiles

parties should register in advance to allow preparation for all guests. Register for the Textile Discovery Summit (https://aatcc.org/summit/

US Oct 10 2021 03:17 PM

Picanol Introduces PicConnect: The New Online Platform For Intuitive Weaving

that PicConnect is bringing weavers into the era of intuitive weaving,” comments Johan Verstraete, Vice President Weaving Machines. The

US Oct 10 2021 03:13 PM

ESG Outlook: Karen Beattie of Polartec on Accountability to Stated Goals

&A, Jaren Beattie, product marketing manager of Fabric technologies and design solutions company Polartec, discusses why commitment needs to

BD Oct 8 2021 05:34 PM

Archroma ‘DEEP SOUL’ sustainable jeanswear collection

. It used PAD-OX G2 Cold technology developed by Archroma and Jeanologia. On final garment, this will use 65% less water, 48% less carbon

US Oct 7 2021 08:18 PM

NCTO issues statement in support of Biden administration’s new China trade policy framework

the entire U.S. textile and apparel production chain and other manufacturing industries for decades. NCTO has strongly supported applying

US Oct 7 2021 08:09 PM

Remote-Control Maker is First U.S. Company Involved In Uyghur Worker Transfer Program

labor. It wrote that in the past they have manufactured gloves, hair products, textiles, thread and tomato products. China combats this

US Oct 7 2021 06:38 PM

Here’s Why Cotton Stands Out in a World of Change

-developed countries), use of natural fibers, the many uses of the versatile cotton plant, protecting the environment from plastic pollution

GB Oct 7 2021 06:15 PM

Human Rights Violations Are Increasing in Fashion’s Manufacturing Hubs

sub-national regions, including the cotton-producing region of Xinjiang, China, and Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city and garment-making hub,

US Oct 6 2021 03:56 PM

Macy’s launches sustainable private label textiles brand

a blend of cotton and Tencel lyocell fibers, which are made from renewable wood sources as well as items made from a blend of cotton and

US Oct 6 2021 02:01 PM

Shawmut Corporation’s Protex™ N95 Particulate Respirator to be Featured in NSC Safety Congress and Expo’s New Product Showcase

/. Shawmut Corporation uses materials innovation to improve people’s lives, employing expertise in fabric formation, coating and laminating

US Oct 6 2021 12:00 PM

Venus Group Earns Sewn Products Reshoring Award

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Venus Group, a manufacturer and supplier of table linens, including napkins and tabletops, was presented with the Cut &

US Oct 5 2021 09:31 PM

T-shirts and jeans may get more expensive as cotton prices hit 10-year high

. In December 2020, the Trump administration blocked US companies from importing cotton and cotton products originating in China's western

US Oct 5 2021 06:18 AM

Pezold joins MMI Textiles

. Pezold has more than 40 years of extensive and diverse apparel, nonwoven and textile business experience with much of it focused on the

US Oct 4 2021 08:48 PM

Precision Textiles opens new manufacturing facility in North Carolina

nonwovens and laminates for companies in the mattress, home furnishings, automotive and healthcare industries, as well as military apparel.

US Oct 4 2021 03:34 PM

Precision Textile ramps up in new N.C. facility

manufacturers wanted and needed the company’s nonwoven FR materials and other textiles the company makes to be produced in a facility closer

US Oct 2 2021 12:59 AM

Gov. McMaster Issues Proclamation Recognizing National Manufacturing Day

Sara Hazzard, President, and CEO of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance added We’re proud to recognize the impact manufacturing has

US Oct 1 2021 06:16 PM

Textile plant in Anderson County to get 135 new workers, $70 million investment

Glen Raven, a textile company, is expanding its Anderson County operations with a $70 million investment expected to bring 135 new jobs,

US Oct 1 2021 04:13 PM

Glen Raven Inc. Expanding Operations In Anderson County, SC: $70 Million Investment Will Create 135 New Jobs

County and the state of South Carolina, and we look forward to their continued growth.” -Gov. Henry McMaster “Team South Carolina is

US Oct 1 2021 03:10 AM

U.S Department of Commerce Manufacturing Month Webinar Series

International Trade Administration US Customs and Border Protection Connecticut FTZ representatives Connecticut manufacturing firm actively

US Sep 30 2021 06:06 PM

Local Dignitaries, Customers Celebrate Grand Opening Of Precision Textiles New Manufacturing Facility In North Carolina

, vice president and Gerry Welkley, national sales manager. “This location puts us right where we need to be,” said Precision Textiles CEO

US Sep 30 2021 05:31 PM

NC State researchers get CDC funding to improve face masks

wild west of face coverings. Assistant professor in the Wilson College of Textiles, Bryan Ormond, started studying mask efficiency taking

GB Sep 30 2021 12:12 PM

WL Gore develops new membrane technology for apparel

Performance fabrics specialist WL Gore & Associates says the consumer business of its fabrics division will be introducing the use of

US Sep 30 2021 11:17 AM

Hexcel, HP Composites develop carbon fiber Class A body panels

Hexcel, HP Composites develop carbon fiber Class A body panels

GB Sep 30 2021 09:45 AM

Gore-Tex introduces ePE membrane

in a selection of consumer-end uses including general outdoor and lifestyle garments, lifestyle footwear and snow sports gloves from select

US Sep 30 2021 06:18 AM

Milliken & Company donates reusable medical gowns

to Singapore hospitals follows previous donations over the past 11 months to South Carolina-based school districts. In total, Milliken has

US Sep 29 2021 07:39 PM

Merrow Manufacturing & Precision Fabrics Group Create New U.S.-Made, Reusable PPE to Optimize Availability, Protection and Comfort for Frontline Healthcare Providers

a privately-held company. The Company has evolved from a traditional textile manufacturer into an engineered materials business, focused on

US Sep 29 2021 06:31 PM

Merrow Manufacturing & Precision Fabrics Group Create New U.S.-Made, Reusable PPE To Optimize Availability, Protection And Comfort For Frontline Healthcare Providers

on a cost-per-use basis. According to Merrow Manufacturing CEO Charlie Merrow, this advancement in isolation gown design and fabrication

US Sep 29 2021 06:26 PM

W.L. Gore Plans Fall 2022 Introduction for New Membrane

fabrics, according to Matt Decker, global technical and innovation leader for consumer fabrics at W. L. Gore & Associates. The company said

US Sep 29 2021 05:38 PM

Gore-Tex Announces Thinner, Sustainable Membrane For Apparel, Footwear

of a broader system," says Matt Decker, global technical and innovation leader for consumer fabrics. "It is a microporous material that is a

US Sep 29 2021 04:24 PM

Hexcel And HP Composites Collaborate To Develop Class A Body Panels

), a world leader in the production of carbon fiber components for automotive and motorsports, to develop carbon fiber Class A body panels.

IN Sep 29 2021 04:46 AM

IFAI's annual Outlook conference highlighte military textiles & fibres

& Associates and former president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), reviewed various federal policy matters

US Sep 28 2021 11:14 PM

Paddlesports Powerhouse NRS Cements Deal With Gore-Tex

/breathable fabric into a high-end drywear line. Previously, W.L. Gore & Associates had only worked with paddlesports apparel maker Kokatat

US Sep 28 2021 08:00 PM

Archroma Launches Online Regulatory and Compliance Platform

time. The Safe Edge platform allows brands, retailers and manufacturers of textile, fashion, packaging, paper and paints to verify

US Sep 28 2021 03:38 PM

Governor Cooper proclaims North Carolina Manufacturing Week

-19 has been heavily supported by the manufacturers that are producing and donating Personal Protective Equipment and testing kits, as well

GB Sep 28 2021 12:02 PM

Teijin Cordley develops antiviral artificial leather

and leather balls. The sales target is 30,000 meters in fiscal 2021 and 580,000 metres in fiscal 2024, the company says. Leveraging Teijin

US Sep 27 2021 05:44 PM

Standard Textile Partners with The Shower of Hope: A Collaborative Approach to Ending Homelessness

of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. Leveraging textile design, manufacturing, and laundry expertise, and

US Sep 27 2021 03:01 PM

Supply Chain: Industry looks beyond Asia for sourcing

. A year ago, Kuka Home opened a stationary upholstery factory in Monterrey, Mexico, to address special order business for some of its major

US Sep 27 2021 12:28 PM

Why Robots Can’t Sew Your T-Shirt

SoftWear Automation is a robotics company that wants to make T-shirts. “We want to make a billion T-shirts a year in the US, all made on

GB Sep 27 2021 11:00 AM

Timeline – Covid-19: The road to recovery in the apparel sector

– US textile sector welcomes coronavirus relief plans The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has welcomed proposals from the

US Sep 23 2021 07:30 PM

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai Visits Milliken & Company And American & Efird In Visit Highlighting U.S. Textile Industry

partners,” said Chad McAllister, executive vice president of Milliken & Company and president, Textile Business. “To have Ambassador Tai on-

US Sep 23 2021 06:09 PM

Health Supply US Completes Deliveries Of American Made Medical Gowns To Strategic National Stockpile, Pledges Continued Investments In Domestic Manufacturing

here in the United States,” said Aaron Petrosky, Executive Vice President of HSUS. “We’ve proven through American ingenuity and innovation

US Sep 23 2021 11:24 AM

GORE-TEX Professional Fabrics to Showcase New Products and Technology at AUSA Delivering Confidence, Protection & Mission Effectiveness for Army Soldiers

combat boot offering performance within a wider temperature range. W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated

AU Sep 23 2021 03:57 AM

Lenzing incorporates Refibra technology in Tencel branded fibers

build a truly sustainable textile industry. The pioneering Refibra™ technology involves upcycling cotton scraps from garment production and

US Sep 22 2021 03:18 PM

SC Manufacturers Alliance announces Rebecca Leach as VP of Government Relations

, SC with her husband, Clint. South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance The South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance is the only statewide

US Sep 21 2021 06:31 PM

Archroma Introduces ‘Safe Edge’ Online Regulatory & Compliance Platform

been designed with that in mind: It allows brands, retailers and manufacturers of textile, fashion, packaging, paper, paints, to verify with

US Sep 21 2021 05:50 PM

Unifi, Inc. Teams Up With The University of Notre Dame

and one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers. Through REPREVE®, one of Unifi's

US Sep 21 2021 03:08 PM

Lenzing Celebrates One Year Launch Of Carbon-Zero TENCEL™ Branded Fibers With Expansion To REFIBRA™ Technology

of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers, the Lenzing Group today announced the expansion of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers to REFIBRA™

US Sep 21 2021 02:56 PM

Precision Textiles Supports Zero Emissions Day With Plant Shutdown | Sleep Retailer

-based Precision Textiles is a global supplier of coated fabrics, nonwovens and laminates for companies in the mattress, home furnishings,

US Sep 21 2021 02:22 PM

NCC Following Committee Markup Process in the House

be assembled in the coming weeks. Vice President of Washington Operations for the National Cotton Council (NCC), Reece Langley, has more

US Sep 16 2021 09:40 PM

Three in Gaston honored by Governor's Volunteer Service Awards

many retailers shut down affecting the demand for cotton apparel, the company was forced to shut down facilities, yet front-line medical

America’s Mask Makers Want to End Tariff Exemptions for Made in China Face Masks

workers ready to do the job. The National Council of Textile Manufacturers (NCTO) is among the organizations calling for strong procurement

US Sep 15 2021 12:43 PM

Milliken & Company Donates 70,000 Reusable Medical Gowns As Pandemic Continues

,” said Jeff Morris, senior vice president, protective fabrics, Textile Division at Milliken & Company. The donation was possible due to a

US Sep 14 2021 11:57 PM

11 Times Polartec Revolutionized How We Dress

the world, enabling a whole new generation of modern adventure and fabric innovation that continues to this day. Translation: Polartec has

US Sep 14 2021 06:08 PM

Ascend presenting Trinohex™ Ultra and specialty nylons at Battery Show North America

, from September 14-16 . About Ascend Performance Materials Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for everyday

US Sep 14 2021 03:39 PM

The LYCRA Company Introduces LYCRA® ADAPTIV Fiber -- Allowing Garments to Adjust to Each Person’s Needs, Movements, Lifestyle and Body Fluctuations for a Better Wearing Experience

/20210914005789/en/ The LYCRA Company introduces a breakthrough innovation with LYCRA® ADAPTIV fiber. (Photo: Business Wire) Made from a

US Sep 14 2021 02:00 PM

IFAI Expo: The industry in person

This pandemic hit my business like it did everyone else. A lot of agents went out of business, a lot of speakers went out of business. A lot

US Sep 13 2021 05:18 PM

Precision Textiles launches new website

information including company history, sustainability efforts, biographies for key company executives, a summary of the company’s global

US Sep 13 2021 01:25 PM

Sunbrella “Emerges” with new collection

are manufactured and marketed by Glen Raven Inc., a 138-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide.

US Sep 12 2021 01:00 AM

Unifi to hire 70 workers in Reidsville and Yadkinville

processes plastic bottles for recycling into fiber. The facility also features a package dyeing operation. The Yadkinville facility is

US Sep 8 2021 06:39 PM

Precision Textiles Launches New Website To Better Serve Its Customers: Features Manufacturing Capabilities, Expanded Product Details, & Easier Site Navigation

pillars of the company’s corporate values, which are rooted in its deep relationships with its customers. “Our new site showcases not only

US Sep 7 2021 06:23 PM

AATCC Committee Meetings: Connect, Meet, Attend

meetings; AATCC Textile Discovery Summit; and AATCC 100th Anniversary Events. Committee Meetings attendance is free. Textile Discovery

US Sep 7 2021 06:20 PM

Huntsman Launches Multi-Million Dollar Expansion Project

02, 2021 Conveying Equipment Orders Jump 66% in June Sep 02, 2021 Invista to Double Nylon 6,6 Capacity at Production Site Sep 01, 2021 Load

US Sep 7 2021 05:16 PM

Eastman, Milliken & Company join steering committee for U.S. textile circularity initiative

to circular, textile-to-textile supply systems, will support a wider range of chemical recycling options and textile manufacturing

US Sep 7 2021 03:09 PM

Shawmut Corporation Debuts Neoluxe™ Fabric Family At 2021 IAA Mobility Conference

will be exhibiting the luxury Neoluxe™ fabric family to some of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers in partnership with the Zettl

Maximizing Efficiency With Gildan's Unique Business Model

nuances and complexities of clothes manufacturing. The Company has been refining its craft in the apparel manufacturing space for over 35

US Sep 6 2021 06:29 AM

Fabrics Manufacturer Announces $82 Million North Carolina Expansion

to $82 million to expand its plant in Norlina, which produces synthetic yarn used in the company’s performance fabrics. The company plans to

US Sep 3 2021 05:00 PM

More Signs of Nearshoring in July Jeans Import Numbers

first six months of 2021, according to the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA). Similar to overall apparel sourcing

US Sep 2 2021 03:48 PM

Drexel University seeking volunteers for e-textile focus groups

with e-textile professionals from diverse backgrounds to share their experiences and challenges in developing and integrating e-textile

AU Sep 2 2021 03:11 AM

Gildan Actiwear’s new ESG report reflects key priorities

-Canadian apparel manufacturer Gildan Activwear Inc, reflects the company’s key priorities towards continuing its vision of ‘Making Apparel

US Sep 1 2021 09:17 PM

Businesses Push Biden to Develop China Trade Policy

not uniformly in favor of lifting tariffs. The National Council of Textile Organizations, which represents the American textile industry,

US Sep 1 2021 07:00 PM

Rethinking the Factory With a Technological Bent at SPESA

that with increased consumer demand, and many apparel companies are struggling to keep up with orders. “Companies are re-evaluating how can

IN Sep 1 2021 02:17 PM

US awards $6.5-mn contract to U.S. Cotton for polyester-tipped swabs

resources, according to a press release from the National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO). The US department of defense (DOD) in

US Sep 1 2021 06:18 AM

Industry and academia: Partners in innovation

prototypes for a new N95 respirator, the result of a collaboration between W. L. Gore & Associates (makers of GORE-TEX® fabrics and other