Textiles in the News

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 29 2020 07:22 PM

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

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

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 10:26 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 ...

US Oct 14 2020 01:30 AM

American & Efird invests in U.S. platform

in the company’s extensive U.S. manufacturing platform. A&E operates as part of Elevate Textiles, a portfolio of leading ...

US Oct 13 2020 08:29 PM

Milliken Donates more than 23,000 Reusable Gowns to Local School Districts

PPE inventory lifetimes. To learn more about Milliken’s pivot in textile manufacturing, visit medicalfabrics.milliken.com...

US Oct 13 2020 08:04 PM

Fiber-Level Authentication Puts Fashion Companies Ahead of the Curve

up their transparency. In a 2019 study from McKinsey & Company, apparel sourcing executives named traceability and ...

US Oct 13 2020 07:35 PM

Collaborative robot optimization with AI, for safer manufacturing during COVID-19

. Labor content on each order decreased by half by using collaborative robots. Homtex, a home textile manufacturer, decided in ...

US Oct 13 2020 04:46 PM

International Textile Alliance promotes members open for High Point Market

sales contact information and showroom locations. It also identifies which companies sell to retailers and/or ...

US Oct 13 2020 04:33 PM

YKK Eyes Climate Neutrality by 2050

by 2050—benefits that it will pass onto the thousands of apparel manufacturers that use the company’s fasteners. The ...

US Oct 13 2020 04:08 PM

Teijin carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics qualified for aerospace applications

Teijin carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastics qualified for aerospace applications

US Oct 13 2020 02:36 PM

American & Efird Invests in US Platform

and manufacturing capabilities. The Hamer plant will operate as part of the American & Efird US manufacturing platform. “We honor...

US Oct 13 2020 01:30 AM

Valdese Weavers Partners with Seaqual on Marine Plastic Upcycled Textiles

20 years, Valdese Weavers has been recycling plastics into timeless textiles and the company is evolving its commitment ...

GB Oct 12 2020 03:11 AM

YKK commits to cut emissions across operations

YKK has set out its new sustainability vision, which will serve as a roadmap to the company achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

US Oct 11 2020 06:52 PM

Esteemed Founder & Chairman Of Fi-Tech, Inc., Lee Bassett, Dies At Age 82

to our business,” stated Jeffrey and Todd Bassett, Managing Directors, Fi-Tech. Lee brought his three children into the...

US Oct 10 2020 07:29 PM

Alabama company wins contract to mask U.S. Capitol

HomTex, a textile manufacturer in Cullman, Ala., has won a contract to supply members of the U.S. House and Senate, their staffs ...

US Oct 10 2020 12:40 PM

New Era X Pendleton – Collection Capsule De Casquettes Navajo – Essential Homme

Followers Followers Subscribers Followers La filature américaine Pendleton Woolen Mills s’est dernièrement associée...

AU Oct 10 2020 05:46 AM

Kornit Digital to join 2020 Innovate Textile & Apparel Virtual Trade Show

, a worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, will join the 2020 Innovate Textile & Apparel

AU Oct 10 2020 05:38 AM

ITM 2021 to introduce latest innovations in textile machinery

biggest gatherings of the machinery industry of the world textile after the pandemic period, will crown this success.

US Oct 9 2020 03:09 PM

From Hemp to Recycled Poly, Fiber Makers Press on With Material Innovation

, all with similar goals related to sustainability and transparency. Saya Nan Ya Plastics, one of the largest manufacturer of ...

US Oct 9 2020 02:23 AM

Softwear Automation Sewbots: The Future of Apparel Manufacturing?

In this interview, Palaniswamy "Raj" Rajan, Chairman & CEO, Softwear Automation, talks about how sewbots, and in particular the ...

US Oct 8 2020 08:22 AM

USA-made PPE Rep. McHenry, Parkdale partner to promote U.S. textiles’ potency

said. “The industry put out the call and said, ‘we're ready and able.’ That's a real testament to American textile ingenuity and ...

US Oct 8 2020 02:49 AM

AATCC organizing three-part ‘Sustainability in Textiles’ series

is Sustainability? Renee Lamb, Virginia Commonwealth University November 19 Fate of Textile Microfibers Released ...

US Oct 7 2020 10:22 PM

(L-R) Kelly Murphy, Shawn Honeycutt, Shaun O'Hearn Sr., Massachusetts House Representative Alan Silvia and Jim O'Hearn

and ongoing actions supporting the region and the U.S. textile industry, the company has been named 2020 Manufacturer of ...

US Oct 7 2020 08:26 PM

Multiple associations respond to NYT report on DLA contracts

, D.C. – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), Warrior Protection & Readiness Coalition (WPRC), American ...

US Oct 7 2020 07:07 PM

Customs and Border Patrol agents say they've seized nearly $2.5 million worth of counterfeit COVID-19 masks

products as legitimate COVID-19 personal protective equipment,” said Casey Durst, Director of Field Operations for CBP’s ...

US Oct 7 2020 05:00 PM

Sustainable Furnishings Council sets High Point Market agenda

companies based on their sustainability, will be announced online. During the presentation, attendees will have the chance to meet...

US Oct 7 2020 03:52 PM

COTTON USA Celebrates World Cotton Day With Virtual Events Focused On A Greener World

— In celebration of the second-annual World Cotton Day on October 7, COTTON USA™ is putting the natural fiber ...

US Oct 7 2020 03:05 AM

NCTO supports House resolution opposing GSP program expansion

between the United States and our trading partners,” said NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas. “In designing the GSP ...

US Oct 7 2020 03:05 AM

NCTO welcomes investigation into Vietnam’s currency practices

as those of our Western Hemisphere trade partners utilizing U.S. textile inputs,” said NCTO President and CEO ...

US Oct 6 2020 02:56 AM

Senator Doug Jones Applauds Passage of Bill to Provide International Trade Opportunities for Alabama Businesses

until 2030. Under the agreement, Caribbean businesses are incentivized to use American textiles – many of which are made in ...

US Oct 5 2020 09:16 PM

Next Trade War? U.S. Fires Salvo at Vietnam

cost of U.S. imports,” said Kim Glas, president and ceo of the textile group. “The U.S.-Vietnam trading relationship suffers from ...

US Oct 5 2020 08:28 PM

New ITMF Coronavirus Survey Indicates Improved Outlook for Textile Sector

up for the textiles sector? Survey says: yes. The fifth International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) “Corona-...

US Oct 2 2020 03:30 AM

Join SEAMS, [TC]2, N.C. State, others for American fashion panel

Apparel and fashion companies must act quickly to secure business continuity, minimize downside for the latter ...

US Oct 1 2020 08:28 PM

NCC sets virtual format for ’21 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

update on cotton leafroll dwarf virus and product updates from various agribusiness companies. The 11 BWCC cotton

US Oct 1 2020 07:02 PM

Vietnam Could Be Next Target in U.S. Trade Fight. What Investors Need to Know.

the model of other successful Asian nations as it moves from manufacturing garments and tires to more complex items like ...

US Oct 1 2020 12:07 PM

Sage Automotive Interiors Completes Acquisition of Adient’s Automotive Fabric Business

growth area for Sage Automotive Interiors. In addition, the technology and capabilities that will now be part of Sage ...

US Oct 1 2020 01:25 AM

IFAI Expo 2020: Plan your virtual experience

Steve Schiffman, President and CEO, Industrial Fabrics Association International Kim Glas, President and ...

US Oct 1 2020 01:25 AM

In search of the next generation of military textiles

of new molecules made by those same atoms as far as science will allow. W. L. Gore & Associates Inc., known for the invention of ...

How Gildan is Managing and Minimizing Supply Chain Disruption During COVID-19

, one of the largest apparel manufactures in the world, explains how the Company’s unique business model in the...

US Sep 30 2020 04:54 PM

Industry Pushes For Enhanced PPE Production

caught short again.” To that end, the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) recently launched a paid social ...

US Sep 30 2020 04:39 PM

Microplastics & The Textile Industry

the amount of fibers released from a garment or article, where both washers and dryers can result in shedding of ...

US Sep 30 2020 01:09 PM

September/October 2020

of GORE-TEX® technology and chairman emeritus of the board of directors of W. L. Gore & Associates , Newark, Del., recently ...

US Sep 30 2020 12:56 PM

Balancing Performance & Protection

S. Davis,Executive Editor W hen Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials introduced its patent-pending Acteev™ technology last...

US Sep 30 2020 04:40 AM

College Students Visit HanesBrands' El Salvador Apparel Plants in Episode 4 of "Crop to Campus" Documentary

means to them and visited cotton fields and a yarn spinning plant to explore responsible manufacturing

US Sep 29 2020 07:22 PM

U.S. moves could ban cotton products, other imports from China’s Xinjiang region

Autonomous Region, China. Apparel produced by Yili Zhuowan Garment Manufacturing Co., Ltd. and Baoding LYSZD Trade and <...

US Sep 29 2020 05:27 PM

Virtual Format Set For 2021 Beltwide Cotton Conferences

An update on cotton leafroll dwarf virus Product updates from various agribusiness companies. The 11 BWCC cotton

US Sep 29 2020 01:34 PM

Hyosung And Lenzing Collaborate To Launch New Sustainable “Home Everywhere” Collection

teamed up to develop a Home Everywhere collection of performance fabrics that feature their renowned fibers and yarns...

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 ...