Textiles in the News

US May 24 2019 02:30 AM

Survey Finds Sustainability Affects Clothing Purchases

to make their products more attractive to consumers sensitive about the environment and clothing quality. Image source: Cotton Incorporated

US May 23 2019 07:43 PM

Sunbrella® Unveils New Headquarters Designed By Architectural Firm Tsao & Mckown : Renovation Of Sunbrella’s Original 1800s Mill Into A Contemporary Workspace Called Sunbrella HQ Preserves Company’s History

that extends between the building’s two floors. Sunbrella fabrics were incorporated throughout the facility: on upholstered chairs in common

US May 23 2019 03:54 AM

Remarks By Vice President Pence At Parkdale Mills, Monroe, NC

, NC— May 22, 2019 — Remarks by Vice President Pence: THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, hello, North Carolina! It is great to be back in the Tar

Fabrics Poised to Become the New Software

time the unique fiber advance was unveiled last summer, members of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a not-for-profit near MIT

US May 22 2019 05:22 PM

Vice President Pence comes to NC for a curtain-raiser to the re-election campaign

a $30 billion a year industry, according to The National Council of Textile Organizations, which has endorsed the new trade agreement. The

US May 21 2019 09:23 PM

NCC Praises Steps to Advance USMCA Approval

and the corresponding retaliatory tariffs. “While cotton and cotton textile products have not been subject to retaliatory tariffs in these

US May 21 2019 07:23 PM

Milliken breaks ground on new Blacksburg plant to bring sustainability, performance benefits, and jobs to Upstate

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Milliken & Company has begun building the largest specialty chemical plant in the company’s history.

US May 21 2019 06:05 PM

Textile Industry Thanks, Roasts Retiring National Council Of Textile Organizations President & CEO Augustine Tantillo

in the U.S. textile industry gathered to celebrate former National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Augustine D. “

US May 21 2019 05:25 PM

Kim Glas Highlights Plans For First Hundred Days On The Job

week, the newly-installed National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas spent time in the Carolinas engaging

US May 21 2019 02:02 AM

Walmart, Target, Bed Bath must face lawsuit over fake ‘Egyptian’ cotton: NY judge

nationwide overpaid for mislabeled cotton produced by an Indian textile company, Welspun India Ltd. Egyptian cotton often commands a

US May 19 2019 01:29 AM

Under Armour Men’s Infil Tactical Boots

liked them. The Facts: -Composite textile & foam upper construction for added support & comfort -900D Textile in forefoot for durability -

US May 18 2019 06:06 PM

Chinese millennials are rejecting dull factory jobs — and transforming the economy

how to do the work,” said Dai Wei Yan, recruiting for a garment manufacturer at a job fair in Dalang, a city 14 miles southwest of Dongguan.

US May 18 2019 04:06 PM

New garment manufacturer to open this year in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new $5 million garment manufacturing facility is planned in St. Louis’ Grand Center neighborhood. Evolution St. Louis

AU May 18 2019 03:34 AM

Lenzing turns to blockchain

fiber business. This will ensure complete transparency and traceability for brands and consumers of Lenzing’s fibers in the finished garment

US May 17 2019 08:55 PM

Reshoring Initiative 2018 data report: Companies announce the return of 145,000 jobs

Sarasota, Fla.—In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in

US May 16 2019 08:15 PM

USA-Made Athletic Apparel: Meet ‘Vast Terrain’

not cheap but do compete well with quality apparel from big brands. And given the USA manufacturing (and likely bumps in pricing on foreign

US May 15 2019 07:10 PM

Raising The Industry’s “Apparel IQ”

only did she learn a lot about textile manufacturing, but she also learned an invaluable lesson about the textile industry in the Carolinas.

US May 15 2019 06:47 PM

U.S. Apparel Retailers’ Shifting Sourcing Strategy for 'Made in China' under the Shadow of the Tariff War

S. apparel retailers had started to include less “Made in China” in their new product offers. Notably, the number of “Made in China” apparel

US May 14 2019 11:00 PM

FTC Tells Congress it Will Explore Tougher Penalties for Made in USA Fraud; Agency Plans Workshop

charges brought by the FTC in 2017. The company admitted to deceiving consumers with “Made in USA” advertising when in fact the marketer’s

US May 13 2019 06:11 PM

National Council Of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President & CEO Kim Glas To Tour Pharr And Present Policy Update

apparel was $76.8 billion in 2018. U.S. exports of fiber, textiles and apparel were $30.1 billion in 2018. Capital expenditures for textile

US May 13 2019 04:22 PM

Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches tech company

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the alliance of apparel, footwear and textile enterprises behind the Higg Index, has decided to spin

GB May 13 2019 05:20 AM

Sustainability to Become 'Requirement of Doing Business' Says PVH Chief

, United Kingdom — In fashion’s competitive business environment, sustainability initiatives can be a tough sell, but the investment will

US May 10 2019 01:27 PM

4 Simple Guidelines from the Fibershed Clothing Guide

synthetic textiles are shedding millions of trillions of microplastics into our waterways. From yoga pants to fleece jackets to microfiber

ZZ May 9 2019 07:53 PM

NCTO Urges Tariff Exclusion for Made in USA Inputs as Trade War Flares

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) said it supports the Trump administration’s action to crack down on unfair trade practices from China but urged officials to make sure a process is in place to exclude inputs for U.S. manufacturers.

GB May 9 2019 04:28 PM

Lenzing and CoolVisions partner on performance collection

upcoming active apparel” commented Andreas Guertler, Head of Global Business Management Activewear at Lenzing. The collaborative textile

US May 8 2019 07:44 PM

Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown

"Carhartt's contribution to ISAIC reflects the company's long held commitment to providing apparel for workers and supporting the work they

US May 8 2019 06:24 PM

Levi’s found a way to make hemp feel like cotton, and it could have big implications for your wardrobe

& Co. debuted garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March, and head of innovation Paul Dillinger said he expects 100% cottonized-

US May 8 2019 05:01 PM

2019 Supply Chain Outlook for the Apparel Industry

deploy them by 2020.[6] 3. Sourcing shifts The typical apparel business has a vast sourcing network — potentially even more vast than many

AU May 8 2019 03:42 AM

Brands redefine denim production, make it more sustainable

with a blend of recycled cotton (from salvaged fabric or the company’s own re-spun scraps), certified organic cotton from farms that pledge

US May 7 2019 05:42 PM

At Milliken, a Focus on Sustainability

0Shares The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company has seen the growth of its popular eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric

US May 7 2019 12:17 PM

Leading fashion firms call on Cambodian government to improve labour standards

Equipment Coop - New Balance - Nike - Odlo International - O’Neill - PVH - Under Armour - VAUDE - VF Corporation - WE - W. L. Gore &

AU May 7 2019 03:45 AM

Smart garments dominate wearable technologies

the wearable segment. As garments are becoming smarter, the differentiating line between a traditional garment and a garment with a gadget

US May 6 2019 05:20 PM

Made in the USA: Mills step up domestic efforts

for our customers and are performing very well,” said Russell Grizzle, president and CEO, Mannington Mills. “We plan to continue this trend

US May 6 2019 05:14 PM

Made in the USA: Domestic firms tout homegrown advantages

Floors Founded in 1952, Foss Floors is a leading, American textile manufacturer producing some of the most versatile product offerings for

US May 6 2019 11:15 AM

A New Technology to Keep You Cool in Bed During the Summer

in the textile business for several years and is now partner in Repeltec a company that makes insect repellent treatments for garments and

US May 5 2019 02:02 PM

History of respect woven into Pendleton’s partnership with Cowlitz Tribe

rock band REO Speedwagon. The gifting of a tribal blanket woven at Pendleton Woolen Mills can’t yet be called a tradition, as the casino

US May 4 2019 09:13 AM

Everybody Into the Pool! Thanks to Sporty Styles from Under Armour

the pool, and we seriously heart the textile pattern on this one piece! Like all Under Armour styles, lightweight materials make flip turns

US May 3 2019 09:51 PM

Thirteen U.S. Cotton Industry Members Have Been Chosen For The National Cotton Council’s 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Program

process Cotton Council International’s activities aimed at developing and maintaining export markets for U.S. cotton, manufactured cotton

US May 3 2019 04:45 PM

12 Colors You'll Be Seeing Everywhere This Summer, According To Interior Designers

? Don't Sleep On Brooklinen's Dreamy Bedding Sale 22 Home Sales Worth Shopping This Week Ask A Plant Queen: Do Plants Have Feelings? 141

US May 3 2019 01:17 AM

Polartec commits to sustainability

the world’s first fully recycled and biodegradable fleeces and breathable waterproof membranes, as well as other knits and insulation fills.

US May 1 2019 06:49 PM

Addressing disabilities in fashion design

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) and the Runway of Dreams Foundation teamed up to launch the “Fashion for

US Apr 30 2019 06:35 AM

American Apparel pauses on relaunching Los Angeles storefront

Apparel—which experienced bankruptcy and closed down before Gildan Activewear Inc. bought the label—made announcements to reintroduce itself

US Apr 29 2019 11:30 AM

Can These Fabrics Make You Thinner, Healthier, and More Resistant to Aging? Science Says, Yes

out.) Celliant has partnered with Under Armour, to offer recovery wear like pajamas and hoodies. The Under Armour website says the clothing

US Apr 25 2019 07:42 PM

Mount Vernon Mills in Trion to make denim for new Wrangler jeans

, from the farm to the fabric to the cut and sew operations. The family farms that provided the sustainably-sourced cotton for each state’s

US Apr 23 2019 09:03 PM

Polartec Announces ‘Ready to Roll’ Pre-Made Fabrics Available On Demand

to set a new, higher ‘triple bottom line’ standard for the textile industry: fully recycled inputs, fully recyclable fabrics, and complete

US Apr 22 2019 11:18 PM

Wearables with freedom

) (PEDOT-Cl) onto one tight-weave and one medium-weave form of commercial cotton fabric. They then integrated this thermopile into a

US Apr 22 2019 11:18 PM

Fabrics protect from chemical warfare agents

A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents under real-

US Apr 22 2019 05:10 PM

Levi Strauss & Co. Introduces Denim Recycling for Consumers

Strauss & Co. introduced a new denim recycling initiative with Cotton Incorporated that produces insulation for low-income housing. Courtesy

US Apr 20 2019 05:01 PM

‘Smart’ pajamas could monitor and help improve sleep

are wash-and-wear stable, and they withstand mechanically demanding textile manufacturing routines.” The “Phyjama,” as the University of

US Apr 20 2019 03:31 AM

Organic Bedding Made in USA: An American Made Source Guide

from American-grown certified organic cotton. Holy Lamb Organics is a natural bedding company that manufactures organic mattresses, sheets,

ZZ Apr 19 2019 04:50 PM

Software providers help accelerate apparel, sewn products renaissance

A growing number of wholesale brands and retailers are leveraging the patriotic symbolism of their decision to reshore some or all their production back to the USA. But many other measurable financial and operational benefits are also fueling the growing trend of producing products closer to market.

US Apr 19 2019 04:05 PM

Lenzing VP Florian Heubrandner on new fabric combining Tencel and Amni Soul Eco

Austrian fiber company Lenzing Group, best known for its brands Tencel, Veocel and EcoVero, joined forces with Belgian chemical group Solvay

US Apr 19 2019 02:19 PM

Could Notre-Dame rebuild include a carbon fiber spire?

so why not a new roof in titanium and a spire in lightweight carbon [fiber]?” Wilmotte along with French contracting giant Bouygues (Paris,

ZZ Apr 18 2019 05:50 PM

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — April 18, 2019 The Berry Amendment

Since the days that the Greatest Generation fought to preserve our freedom from threats around the globe, our fighting men and women have been assured that whatever other hardships they may have to bear while protecting us, they would, at least, be assured of clothing, tents, shelters, and other textile products necessary to get the job done.

US Apr 18 2019 04:04 PM

Polartec, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories To Bring First Spider Silk Fabrics To The Performance Apparel Market

-to-weight ratios more comparable to aramid fibers than other current performance fibers. In apparel applications, the possibilities of

US Apr 18 2019 02:53 PM

Ralph Lauren launches polo shirt made entirely from recycled plastic bottles

plastic bottles that are eventually turned into high quality yarn and fabric. “When Ralph founded our company more than 50 years ago, he

AU Apr 18 2019 03:36 AM

AATCC confers ‘Future Leaders Award’ to Apurba Banerjee

Research Support Grants in 2014 and 2017. She served as president of the University of Georgia AATCC Student Chapter from 2014 to 2015, and

US Apr 17 2019 04:39 PM

Cone Denim brings White Oak selvage looms back into production

of American textile history." “It is exciting to see a path forward for these iconic looms that allows them to remain in North Carolina and

US Apr 16 2019 05:47 PM

AATCC Future Leaders Award Presented To Meredith McQuerry At International Conference

Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles (Textile Science), and in 2016, earned a PhD in Textile Technology Management from North Carolina State

ZZ Apr 12 2019 02:30 PM

Techtextil No. America in Raleigh draws high praise from exhibitors

Techtextil North America (TTNA) took place February 26-28 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh N.C. Moving the show from its 2017 location in Chicago back to the Southeast proved popular among the industry, making the 2019 edition the highest attended odd-year show to date.

US Apr 12 2019 08:28 AM

Smart textiles market growth is predicted

The global smart textile market size is expected to reach $5.55 billion by 2025, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.4

AU Apr 12 2019 03:46 AM

Textile makers focus on sustainability with new materials, production processes

instance, textile and thread manufacturer A&E, which makes sustainable threads in four variations, has launched a premium thread for apparel

US Apr 11 2019 06:11 PM

Scientists Invent Threads To Detect Gases When Woven Into Clothing

with acetic acid, which makes the surface coarser and swells the fiber, possibly allowing more binding interactions between the dye and

US Apr 11 2019 05:41 PM

Walmart sets green textiles goals as part of sustainability campaign

2022; and to reduce the discharge of priority chemicals from its textile manufacturing process. For its energy goals, Walmart said it aims

US Apr 11 2019 04:07 PM

Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents

Ford A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents under

US Apr 10 2019 03:16 PM

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Apparel Industry

to go to a tailor to order custom garments created to perfectly fit your body. Now, companies like MTailor have technology that measures

US Apr 9 2019 04:51 PM

Under Armour promotes new 'energy-recycling' fabric in documentary starring Steph Curry, Anthony Joshua and Kelley O'Hara

goes on sale this week.  Attica Jaques, SVP Global Brand Management of Under Armour, says in a statement: "We’re opening a window into the

GB Apr 9 2019 04:50 PM

Lycra promotes new sustainable denim fabrics

and Wovens Marketing Accounts Manager for The Lycra Company. The 166L fibre is produced at The Lycra Company’s plants in China, Singapore,

US Apr 8 2019 11:03 PM

E-textiles in health monitoring

to an increasing numbers of patients. The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) nonprofit institute was established to do exactly

US Apr 8 2019 04:44 PM

Military Textile and Apparel Contracts Awarded

Military Textile and Apparel Contracts Awarded

GB Apr 4 2019 04:17 PM

Techtextil and Texprocess look ahead to city of the future

textiles and textile composites can play in the future of cities and highlight an array of outstanding examples of urban textile innovations

US Apr 3 2019 05:20 PM

Under Armour Unveils Rush, Made From Energy Transmitting Textiles

Chinese volleyball player Zhu Ting are all Under Armour brand ambassadors. Rush apparel. (Courtesy of Under Armour) Select media members in

US Apr 2 2019 06:00 AM

Eco-Friendly Fabrics Enhance Aesthetics

gives them a healthier option for their home.” Breathe fabrics are unique because they have a plant-based water-repellent that is durable,

Sustainable Fiber Brand TENCEL(TM) Launches 2019 Earth Month Campaign

fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers

US Mar 27 2019 11:00 PM

Breathe By Milliken Forgoes Traditional Chemicals For Textiles

Breathe by Milliken from Milliken & Company is a 2018 R&D 100 Special Recognition Award winner. All of the R&D 100 Awardees were announced

US Mar 27 2019 04:52 PM

Maine trade association honors three companies

are seafood, semiconductors, aircraft parts and forest products. Auburn Manufacturing in Auburn and Mechanic Falls won exporter of the year.

US Mar 25 2019 10:21 PM

Hidden textiles

fibrous structures are gaining importance. The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) reports that construction textiles are a

ZZ Mar 25 2019 03:18 PM

Demand of textile items could rise, DLA director tells industry officials

In support of Department of Defense priorities to restore military readiness and strengthen partnerships, Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams addressed about 100 textile industry executives at the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Textile Organizations

US Mar 25 2019 02:22 PM

Textile Investments In The Headlines

fiber sales base in Tennessee; and Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH, a core company of the carbon fiber business in Europe.” Traditional Textiles

US Mar 25 2019 02:13 PM

Milliken — Where Innovation Is Key

Amazing™” campaign. NCTO is a trade association representing U.S. textile manufacturing. Please visit ncto.org to learn more about NCTO, the

US Mar 25 2019 02:07 PM

The Last Stitch

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US Mar 24 2019 08:50 PM

Machines could fuel comeback of textile industry in South

. Suzhou Tian Yuan Garments Co, the Chinese owner of the new Arkansas plant, has cheap reliable power, proximity to cotton and well-off

US Mar 22 2019 07:14 PM

A Look Inside the American Woolen Company Mill

and harder to find those three words inside our clothes. But a Stafford Spring mill that’s reopened for business is changing that... CLICK

US Mar 19 2019 02:10 PM

Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

, N.C.; Denise Offray, president and CEO, OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Bernardsville, N.J.; and Kathie Leonard, president and CEO, Auburn

US Mar 18 2019 06:25 AM

UN launches Alliance for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Development Goals,” explained H.E. Siim Kiisler, president of the UN Environment Assembly, at the launch. The Alliance will

US Mar 15 2019 10:05 PM

Fall River company wants to keep textile industry alive by weaving in high-tech

FALL RIVER – The next wave of textile manufacturing is building now. The Merrow companies are ready to ride it, Charlie Merrow said.

US Mar 15 2019 02:53 PM

Rhode Island Company Awarded Army and Air Force Parka Contract

Hyman Brickle & Son Inc., doing business as Northwest Woolen Mills, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has been awarded a $9,736,800 firm-fixed-price, definite quantity contract for extreme cold weather parkas. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is an eight-month contract

ZZ Mar 15 2019 02:51 PM

Moran reviews NCTO’s transition, efforts during his chairmanship

In advance of the National Council of Textile Organization’s 16th Annual Meeting, eTextileCommunications.com caught up with NCTO Chairman Marty Moran, CEO of Jefferson, Ga.-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. His responses to questions submitted by eTC’s Devin Steele are below. NCTO’s annual meeting

US Mar 15 2019 07:26 AM

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Tours Ecological Fibers’ Factory

PR.com)-- Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse toured Ecological Fibers’ Pawtucket plant Friday, March 8 to learn about the environmental

US Mar 15 2019 12:59 AM

The Sustainable Fashion Forum Provides a Tech Focus for a Green Apparel Manufacturing

clothing by adopting practices promoting a circular economy, such as reusing unwanted, donated clothing to recycle into new fibers. It is

US Mar 14 2019 03:27 PM

Under Armour's Social Compliance Program Accredited by the Fair Labor Association | Spoke

brand now joins the FLA's network of accredited companies, which includes leaders from the apparel sector. "We are proud to have been

US Mar 12 2019 02:28 PM

Cotton Incorporated Has New Videos Marketing Cotton

Cotton Incorporated, the promotion and marketing arm of the U.S. cotton industry, recently released a series of new video clips aimed at

US Mar 11 2019 10:24 PM

Mosquito bite-resistant garments developed

textile engineering, chemistry and science department at the Wilson College of Textiles. He previously worked at the Individual Protection

US Mar 11 2019 05:22 PM

Shoe of the Week: Pendleton’s Cozy Sneakers Pay Tribute to Native American Weaving Tradition

Park. According to Austin Blythe, head of PR/brand marketing for Pendleton Woolen Mills, legend has it that the formation is the home of

US Mar 11 2019 04:00 PM

Take 5: Mike Shelton

. Shelton is currently chairman of the Fabrics Committee of the National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO). He is on the board of the

US Mar 11 2019 02:14 PM

Hanes and Michael Jordan Celebrate 30-Year Partnership with Special Trading Card Promotion to Commemorate Anniversary | Business Wire

, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company sells its products under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,

US Mar 9 2019 03:19 PM

Gore Debuting New Products and Technologies in Nuremberg at IWA Outdoor Classics 2019

From March 8-11 in Nuremberg, Germany, W. L. Gore & Associates will be debuting new products and technologies at the 2019 IWA Outdoor

ZZ Mar 8 2019 03:06 PM

Technology advancements in sewn products manufacturing covered

The Sewn Products Equipment and Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) hosted its ninth Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference on February 27, bringing together a group of leaders on the frontline of manufacturing to discuss the current and future state of innovations in the sewn products industry.

US Mar 8 2019 02:56 PM

NC State’s College of Textiles receives Wilson family gift

the next generation of leaders and innovators.” Source: National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) NCTO is a Washington, D.C.-based