Textiles in the News

US Sep 16 2019 09:02 PM

Gildan Listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index

MONTREAL, September 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. announced today that the Company has been included on the Dow Jones

US Sep 16 2019 05:31 PM

New GORE Particulate Hood GEN2 Improves Comfort Without Compromising Performance

safety industry for more than 20 years. majhoods.com About Gore W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to

US Sep 12 2019 01:42 AM

U.S.-China trade war: October tariffs will be delayed, Trump says

Sportswear's best selling women jackets made from lightweight woven stretch fabric manufactured in China. They are now trying to find new

US Sep 11 2019 11:20 AM

Steve Layton: Milliken & Company’s New Polartec Business President

sales, and vice president of sales and marketing for Westex by Milliken. Layton is also an adjunct professor at Clemson University. Textile

AU Sep 11 2019 02:41 AM

Fall in China’s H1 apparel and textile exports to the US

China’s textiles and garments is still the United States. From January to June this year, Chinese exports of textiles and garments to Japan

ZZ Sep 10 2019 06:37 PM

Gildan releases sustainability report, dedicated CSR website

MONTREAL – Gildan Activewear, Inc. announced the release of its 15th Genuine Responsibility 2018 Sustainability report available on its dedicated website www.genuineresponsibility.com.

ZZ Sep 10 2019 05:17 PM

Lenzing unveils blockchain project for textile traceability, transparency

LENZING, Austria – The Lenzing Group has made a huge leap forward in introducing blockchain technology, allowing for a new level of transparency and traceability in the textile industry.

US Sep 10 2019 04:44 PM

Burlington Awarded $1.6 Million Military Contract

Elevate Textiles Division Burlington Industries LLC, Greensboro, N.C., reports it was awarded a $1.6 million contract to supply the U.S.

ZZ Sep 10 2019 03:13 PM

Textiles Mills Report Growth in August as US Manufacturing Declines

Economic activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector fell in August, supply executives said in the latest Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management (ISM) “Report on Business.” But textile mills bucked the trend.

US Sep 10 2019 07:55 AM

US consumers prefer the ‘Made in USA’ label in clothes to boost domestic sector

However, even today, more than half of all consumers prefer clothes ‘Made in the USA’. As noted by a recent survey by Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™, nearly 74 % consumers check the country of origin of their clothes before buying them. I

AU Sep 10 2019 03:25 AM

China’s exports decline by 1 per cent in August 2019

China’s exports declined by 1 per cent in August 2019 as its sales to the US tumbled amid the escalating trade war between the two countries

US Sep 9 2019 12:01 PM

Sonoco Introduces EnviroSense™ Sustainable Packaging Development Initiative

to make new sustainable packaging. As an example, the Company uses recovered fiber to produce more than 2 million tons annually of uncoated

GB Sep 5 2019 04:09 PM

Lenzing presents first blockchain pilot project

of the finished garment or home textiles. The technology also allows consumers to verify the garment composition and the underlying textile

ZZ Sep 5 2019 02:24 PM

CAP Yarns ties knot with Spanish firm to produce low-impact yarns

CLOVER, S.C. – CAP Yarns, a specialty yarns manufacturer, and Hilaturas Ferre, a Spanish spinner, have reached an agreement to spin recover® ring spun yarns in CAP’s factory here for the North American market.

ZZ Sep 5 2019 02:19 PM

Industry leaders join White House, NCTO in urging USMCA’s passage

The U.S. textile industry’s lobbying organization, the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has spent much of the summer pushing for a vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA).

Cotton and Products Update_Mexico City_Mexico_8-29-2019

Cotton Unclassified Source: GTA, 1000 480 lb. Bales The textile and apparel industry in Mexico is based on competitive labor costs and

US Sep 3 2019 09:56 PM

Unifi : Appoints Craig A. Creaturo as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), one of the world's leading innovators in recycled and synthetic

US Sep 3 2019 04:22 PM

What US companies should know about expanding manufacturing to Mexico

What US companies should know about expanding manufacturing to Mexico

GB Sep 3 2019 12:22 PM

Hexcel’s innovations at Composites Europe 2019

. Automotive promotions Hexcel’s automotive promotions focus on the company’s mastery of prepreg technology, where fibre reinforcements are

US Sep 1 2019 02:22 PM

Made in USA: Bringing manufacturing jobs back to the homeland

past 15 years?'" For the final stop, the finished fabric goes to the knitwear plant Winthrop helped buy, Eagle Sportswear, where it's cut

US Sep 1 2019 11:00 AM

Analysis suggests companies might be miscoding to avoid tariffs

fine of around $35,000 based on the most recent exchange rate. Risky business The CBP collected some $40.6 billion in duties in FY2018 alone

GB Aug 30 2019 01:43 PM

Lenzing fibres proved fully biodegradable in water, soil and compost

sustainability embedded in our company strategy sCore TEN and is the ‘raison d’etre’ of our company,” commented Stefan Doboczky, CEO of the

ZZ Aug 28 2019 03:35 PM

Mount Vernon Chemicals announces multiple product capacity increases

Responding to growing production demand, Mount Vernon Chemicals, LLC has recently completed capacity upgrades at two of its U.S. facilities.

ZZ Aug 28 2019 03:32 PM

Lenzing appoints Miermans head of CorpComms, Investor Relations

LENZING, Austria – Starting at the beginning of September, Filip Miermans will head the department of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations at Lenzing AG.

ZZ Aug 28 2019 03:29 PM

Fall training sessions scheduled for Textile Technology Center - Multiple Dates

BELMONT, N.C – The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College is offering fall training session supported by the North Carolina Textile Training Initiative Fund.

US Aug 28 2019 03:10 PM

Notice of Modification of Section 301 Action: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation

Trade Representative, in accordance with the specific direction of the President, announces it has determined to modify the action being

US Aug 27 2019 09:30 PM

Researchers Develop Better Method to Remove Toxic Dyes From Wastewater

by the Texas Tech Graduate School and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists.   About the Nonwovens and Advanced

US Aug 27 2019 05:39 PM

Teijin’s Unique Line-Up Of Wearable Solutions Offering Infinite Possibility

-textile measures 12-lead electrocardiogram The wearable electrode textile incorporated the traditional Japanese Nishijin-brocade weaving

US Aug 26 2019 10:32 PM

Textiles and energy technologies for the future

manmade and organic fibers or glass fibers. Electronics embedded textiles have provided opportunities for fashion and textile designers.

US Aug 26 2019 01:32 AM

FTC to Hold Workshop on Made in USA Advertising and Marketing Claims

9. Do consumers interpret “Made in USA” claims for similar products differently based on changes to manufacturing processes to increase

US Aug 21 2019 07:32 PM

ICE IPR Center reports counterfeit seizures rise to $1.4 billion

to aid in our efforts to identify and investigate individuals or companies suspected of engaging in the manufacture, shipment, distribution

US Aug 21 2019 07:35 AM

Kering : G7 and fashion houses join forces to make clothes more sustainable

around the world. Last month Inditex, the world’s third-largest apparel company, announced that all of its collections would be made from

ZZ Aug 16 2019 03:48 PM


"It all began a year ago with the US administration, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, imposing a 25 per cent tariff on 818 categories of goods imported from China. This move further escalated into a major bilateral trade war between these two economic superpowers. Since then,

ZZ Aug 16 2019 02:20 PM

Lighthizer: Trump administration examining U.S. de minimis policy, impacts

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has told House lawmakers he is committed to examining the ins and outs of U.S. de minimis policy, a concern for many due in part to a provision in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

US Aug 15 2019 11:53 AM

Why it’s a Good Time to Take Another Look at Sourcing in Central America (Yes, Again)

in state-of-the-art technology for their facilities. Add in the new large-scale polyester producer that opened last year in Honduras, and

AU Aug 14 2019 03:57 AM

Chinese apparel makers riding on Bangladesh to enter India

the textile business in India. Bangladesh holds the second largest share in readymade garments in the world, after China. Textile companies

US Aug 13 2019 03:36 PM

US futures point to a slightly lower open

Market focus is largely attuned to selling in regional markets, after protests in Hong Kong and a crash in the Argentine peso.

ZZ Aug 13 2019 03:35 PM

Mongolian Duty-Free Cashmere Act Could Pose “Serious Concerns”

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) said it has “serious concerns” about the Mongolia Third Neighbor Trade Act, a tariff preference program that would provide duty-free access to imports of all types of cashmere products from Mongolia to the U.S. for five years.

US Aug 9 2019 03:15 PM

Tariffs won't impact consumers: former Toys 'R' Us CEO says

Trade tensions are targeting consumers with the new planned tariffs on $300-billion worth of Chinese-made products. Some companies are concerned the tariffs might hit U.S. consumers harder than expected, but the former Toys 'R' Us and HBC CEO Jerry Storch is not concerned. "I think there's too

US Aug 8 2019 04:55 PM

China Tariff List 4 Risk Assessment

and the hearing, the President announce that he was putting list 4 on hold. On August 1, 2019, the President announced that he intends to go

US Aug 8 2019 04:21 PM

Instructions for Filing Entries for Articles Excluded from Tranche 3 China 301 Tariffs

paddles, double ended, with shafts of aluminum and blades of fiberglass reinforced nylon (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.

US Aug 8 2019 11:53 AM

Boosting US Textile Supply Chain, Meridian Opens Modern Yarn Dyeing Facility

Injecting new vigor into the U.S. textile supply chain, Meridian Specialty Yarn Group has opened a high-tech yarn-dyeing plant adjacent to

US Aug 5 2019 04:07 PM

Fiber Industries announces Donald Bockoven as new CEO

Darlington, S.C., a textile production operation established by MHR Fund Management LLC. Fiber Industries has also named Andrew Rosenfeld as

US Jul 18 2019 05:09 PM

STA ‘in good shape’ as Shannon sets to take reins

Following is a Q&A with Southern Textile Association (STA) First Vice President Matt Shannon, plant manager – Harris Plant, Greenwood Mills, who is expected to be elected president of the organization during STA’s 111th Annual Meeting next week at Hilton Head Island, S.C. His responses are to questions submitted by eTC Publisher Devin Steele.

US Jul 18 2019 04:49 PM

STA set to hold 111th Annual Meeting jointly with Fiber Buyers group

The Southern Textile Association (STA) will hold its 111th Annual Meeting jointly with the annual Fiber Buyers meeting at the Sonesta Resort in Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island, S.C., next week, July 22-24.

US Jul 16 2019 01:56 PM

Trump signs executive order increasing Buy American thresholds

iron and steel for federal projects. “Buy American federal procurement rules provide good manufacturing jobs at good wages, propelling more

US Jul 15 2019 03:58 AM

Peter Navarro: President Trump continues to deliver on his promise to 'Buy American, Hire American'

DEAL, SAYS US MOVING PAST ‘STUPID YEARS’ OF TRADE POLICY In addition, about 20 cents of every Buy American dollar tends to come back to the

US Jul 12 2019 05:45 PM

Vidalia Mills CEO: If Made in America Model Works, Others May Follow

–if you have the right product it certainly can make a positive impact.” Since Vidalia denim will be made in the U.S., Feibus said the mill

US Jul 9 2019 09:57 AM

The US Sewn Products Industry Faces Sizable Labor Shortage

30 years continued to see a downward trajectory for domestic manufacturing in the apparel and sewn products industry, and by 2010 only 2

US Jul 6 2019 02:53 PM

Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on Online Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on Online Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

US Jul 2 2019 08:29 PM

American Woolen Company Signs Deal to Provide fabric for ‘Army Greens’

American Woolen Company Signs Deal to Provide fabric for ‘Army Greens’

US Jul 1 2019 06:02 PM

Shannon named president of Southern Textile Association

will be recognized. The Southern Textile Association, Inc., has more than 500 members spanning the Southern United States textile industry,

AU Jul 1 2019 03:55 AM

New Archroma dye mimics indigo

in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textile industry sustainable, economically and ecologically. Diresul Smartdenim

US Jun 29 2019 10:10 PM

USITC Releases 10th Annual Report on U.S. Textile and Apparel Imports from China

Apparel (MOU). This compilation includes official import data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and shows data at the 3-digit textile/

US Jun 27 2019 02:39 PM

US To Levy Anti-dumping Duty On Polyester Textured Yarn From China, India

major U.S. synthetic yarn producers - Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America - filed petitions with the Commerce

US Jun 26 2019 08:30 PM

US tariffs on China are being blunted by trade cheats

U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh said. Companies in the zone make and trade products including garments, bags and leather goods. “The Department

US Jun 26 2019 05:54 PM

U.S. Polyester Textured Yarn Producers Applaud U.S. Department of Commerce's Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Imports of Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

U.S. Polyester Textured Yarn Producers Applaud U.S. Department of Commerce's Affirmative Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations on Imports of Polyester Textured Yarn from China and India

ZZ Jun 26 2019 12:20 PM

Technical Textile Markets to 2027 - Rising Importance of Geo-Textiles - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Companies Profiled International Textile Group Mitsui Chemicals Huntsman Dupont Berry Global Group Toyobo Co. SRF Limited Freudenberg & Co. Milliken & Company Low & Bonar Lanxess Koninklijke Ten Cate Kimberley-Clark Regional Analysis North Americ

US Jun 24 2019 03:45 PM

Industry leaders are 'freaking out' about tariffs and clamoring for warehouses in this loophole-friendly Mexican border town - news - att.net

expectations The US International Trade Commission says that it's mostly apparel companies that have been using first sale. And as Trump's

US Jun 21 2019 12:37 PM

Unifi : to update equipment in Yadkinville Unifi announces major production equipment shift at Yadkinville plant

yarns produced on the pilot machine, along with fabrics made from the yarn. The companies said the production machines will produce "

US Jun 20 2019 10:48 PM

Startup Brrr° Keeps Clothes Cool With Textile Tech

the green factor, other than climate change? A company rep says: "We can use recycled polyester (mostly from beverage bottles) or recycled

US Jun 20 2019 07:27 PM

INVISTA Victoria site earns top OSHA safety designation

commitment to safety recognized by this achievement,” said Vince Salvador, INVISTA Victoria site manager. “Earning the VPP STAR facility

US Jun 19 2019 06:20 PM

Gaston businesses recognized with safety awards

City of Mount Holly Faist Chemtec Inc. Firestone Fibers & Textiles, Gastonia Plant Gaston County Government, Elections Gaston County

US Jun 19 2019 04:21 PM

Four 2019 40 Under 40 award winners are from Lincoln Laboratory

laboratory, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, and the Combat Capabilities Development Command

US Jun 19 2019 02:05 PM

Toray, Teijin Create New Carbon Fibers to Reduce Aircraft Production Costs

new materials could help slash the cost of manufacturing carbon fiber parts for aircraft. Carbon fiber is used mainly in midsize and large

US Jun 18 2019 05:39 PM

This U.S. Apparel Retailer Isn't Scared of Tariffs

their presence in the Middle Kingdom, but also to those apparel retailers who rely on Chinese manufacturers to keep costs down. In fact, on

US Jun 18 2019 04:13 PM

With fewer skilled stitchers to hire, Seattle-based gear company expands to California

who runs the tactical and innovation department for Outdoor Research. As more and more local apparel companies moved production outside

US Jun 17 2019 06:15 PM

YKK Tackles Plastic Waste With Zippers Made From Recycled Bottles

. This is just one of the many environmentally friendly products the company will showcase at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, to be

US Jun 17 2019 03:39 PM

Companies line up to weigh in on proposed $300B China tariffs during hearings

, were expected to voice support for new tariffs. The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), for example, not only applauded the

US Jun 17 2019 12:33 PM

Li & Fung Urges US Clients To Shift Away From China As 'all Eggs In One Basket Can Be Dangerous'

conference on Monday. The 113-year-old Hong Kong company supplies apparel, accessories and other products to global retailers. It generates

US Jun 17 2019 05:00 AM

Recycling bursting at the seams: Used clothing industry is buried in textile waste

. According to BVSE survey results, it is difficult to sell old clothes: The business in Africa is suffering from tight liquidity, increased

US Jun 16 2019 04:00 PM

The History off American Textiles is discussed on "Information Matrix", with host Laurence Fishburne

, and how it indicates future trends in industry. The history of American Textiles is expansive and helped shape the Americas. At one point

US Jun 14 2019 08:44 PM

Tariffs Not Yet Impacting Consumer Spending

Department showed that excluding volatile items such as autos and gasoline, retail sales ticked up by an impressive 0.5 percent in May.

US Jun 14 2019 08:24 PM

Clothing sales are up, but the lifespan of clothes is shorter. That means more waste.

21 and Zaful, are growing, said Karen Leonas, a professor in the Wilson College of Textiles at N.C. State University. And thrift stores and

US Jun 14 2019 12:18 PM

The trade war is already pushing businesses out of China—and it could be permanent

seized the top berth as the biggest company in Vietnam, by revenue. A number of sports apparel companies have also decamped for Vietnam. The

US Jun 13 2019 09:56 PM

Trade Wars Not Having Much Effect — Yet

supply chain for the U.S. and Mexico textile and apparel industries,” said NCTO President & CEO Kim Glas. “Under the NAFTA agreement, the U.

US Jun 12 2019 08:45 PM

Unifi aims to protect oceans from plastic pollution with new line of yarn fiber

about the companies’ approach to protecting the environment. Materials and fabrics made from Repreve are manufactured by other companies

US Jun 12 2019 06:48 PM

Zappos partners with Cotton Inc's Blue Jeans Go Green program

with Cotton Inc. on the latter's Blue Jeans Go Green program to help consumers recycle denim. "Recycling denim and reducing textile waste

US Jun 12 2019 04:53 PM

Milliken & Company To Acquire Polartec From Versa Capital Management

the then 101-year-old textile manufacturer’s third reorganization. Working with management, the business was transformed, renaming the

US Jun 12 2019 01:54 PM

New Trend: Clothes You Don’t Have To Wash, Practically Ever

can go weeks without being washed - even after several wears, and another company - Wool& makes a dress that can be worn 100 straight days

US Jun 11 2019 03:27 PM

Cotton on China Tariffs: Americans Know Some Sacrifice Needed

is an arm of the Chinese communist party," said Cotton. "To allow Huawei to do business with the United States would be like shipping steel,

US Jun 10 2019 05:57 PM

Sunbrella Takes Its Fabric Focus Indoors

While Sunbrella’s legacy is primarily known for outdoor applications, the fabric company is focusing on indoor uses in its new space at

US Jun 10 2019 12:50 PM

For Jeans, Made in the Americas Becomes a Key Option Over Asian Sourcing

as a key supplier. Kim Glas, president and CEO of National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), said, “The magnitude of the trading

AU Jun 8 2019 04:41 AM

Zappos partners with Cotton Inc

percentage is a perfect candidate for textile recycling and it turns the cotton it receives into natural cotton fiber insulation, as opposed

ZZ Jun 7 2019 01:07 PM

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Criminal And Civil Charges Against CEO Of Clothing Company For Million-Dollar Customs Fraud

Bailey is alleged to have undervalued imported goods, leading to a loss to the government of more than a million dollars in duty revenue.

US Jun 6 2019 06:14 PM

Lenzing, CoolVisions Partner on Collection

performance textiles for upcoming active apparel.” says Andreas Guertler, Head of Global Business Management Activewear at Lenzing

US Jun 6 2019 04:10 PM

Gap announces plan for 100 percent sustainable cotton

cotton includes a sourcing partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative, as well as utilizing cotton that is either organic, recycled,

AU Jun 5 2019 03:24 AM

Lenzing opts for blockchain to ensure brands, consumers track Tencel products

. To this end the Austrian company will join the platform of the Hong Kong-based technology company Textile Genesis. Lenzing will carry out

US Jun 4 2019 02:30 PM

Making Your Jeans Blue Takes a Lot of Water. This New Process Could Change That.

. The Indigood Icons are made with upcycled yarn from Hilaturas Ferre, another Spanish company, that has 28 percent recycled content.

US Jun 1 2019 01:22 PM

How China Exploits a Pro-American Jobs Program

by China and it is past time to restore the Buy American provisions for American companies. As President Trump’s director of trade and

US May 31 2019 09:14 PM

Milliken Specialty Interiors To Expand Breathe By Milliken™ Performance Collection With First Patterned Fabric

.com May 31, 2019 Source: Milliken Specialty Interiors, A Business In Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles Division

US May 31 2019 04:31 PM

American & Efird Issues Annual Sustainability Report

its ninth annual corporate sustainability report covering global operations. The technical textiles and thread supplier outlined progress in

US May 31 2019 02:49 PM

Supply Chain Disruptions and Tariff-Fueled Qualms Cloud Sourcing Landscape

One tweet here and another tweet there by President Trump were all it took to prompt manufacturers and retailers to closely scrutinize their supply chains, but if anyone thought Mexico was a safe option for sourcing, that possibility went by the wayside with the prospect of a new tariff plan.

US May 31 2019 02:00 PM

America must secure its supply chains against a vulnerability of its own making

free market” has created a fragile network of supply for countless critical materials that are the backbone of many major defense systems. A

US May 31 2019 03:37 AM

Made In America. Angelrox Clothing Keeps It Down Home In Maine.

, Julian Schlaver, moved to Biddeford, Maine, to build their business in a former 19thcentury textile mill on the Saco River. “It was very

US May 30 2019 03:54 PM

NCTO CEO Kim Glas Sets Agenda to Continue Made in America Revival

The U.S. textile industry has a new champion who is focused on enhancing recent achievements and advocating for better treatment so the sector can continue to grow.

US May 29 2019 10:55 PM

Fabrics and textiles could be the next big thing in facades

more living space with less material” by using fabric-based facade and building elements to drive innovation in overall building design. The