Textiles in the News

ZZ Dec 13 2019 02:53 PM

U.S. Polyester Textured Yarn Producers Applaud U.S. International Trade Commission's Final Unanimous Affirmative Injury Determination on Imp

On December 12, 2019, the U.S. International Trade Commission (the "USITC") reached a unanimous affirmative decision in the final injury investigation on imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India ("subject imports").

US Dec 12 2019 04:36 PM

HanesBrands Invests in a New Generation of High School Athletes | Spoke

United States North America INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Textiles Teens Sports General Sports Manufacturing Fashion Consumer...

US Dec 12 2019 02:09 PM

USMCA Likely To Be Approved

the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the Trump Administration’s replacement for NAFTA, might finally become...

US Dec 11 2019 10:18 PM

U.S. Launches Forced Labor Enforcement Initiative

of prominent Chinese and Hong Kong-based companies with major garment, yarn spinning and other agricultural...

GB Dec 11 2019 06:00 PM

NCTO applauds USMCA deal

© Keagan Henman on Unsplash. The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of US...

US Dec 11 2019 03:56 PM

NCC Urges Swift USMCA Passage

.S. cotton and cotton textile products.” Mexico is the second largest export market for U.S. cotton...

US Dec 11 2019 02:50 PM

Mayo Clinic, W.L. Gore team up on stem cell therapy treatments

Mayo Clinic and W. L. Gore & Associates have announced a partnership to develop implantable cell therapies to treat debilitating...

GB Dec 11 2019 11:14 AM

AATCC Foundation offers new scholarships for textile students

and legacy in the fiber sector of the textile industry was revered as he served as President of the American...

AU Dec 10 2019 11:21 PM

US denim imports reports a dip from January to October

for overall apparel. China’s declines were most dramatic in September and October. While companies such as Guess and...

US Dec 9 2019 03:38 PM

Milliken & Co. signs United Nations Global Compact

said. At one time Milliken was one of the world’s largest textile manufacturers. Today the company is...

US Dec 9 2019 09:00 AM

Love Sustainable Clothing? You'll Want to Incorporate These Eco-Friendly Fibers Into Your Wardrobe

just as imperative as it is cool! Meanwhile, TENCEL™ Modal fibers are mainly manufactured from the renewable raw...

US Dec 7 2019 05:23 AM

Gore makes investment in inplantable insulin pump maker

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. announced an investment inPhysioLogic Devices, Inc., a startup that is developing an implantable...

US Dec 7 2019 02:27 AM

Innovation event shapes collaborative approach to Soldier wearable sensor technologies

require the integration of many fields, including the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), Flexible Hybrid Electronics...

US Dec 6 2019 05:31 PM

W.L. Gore officials think they can spur insulin delivery system innovation

W.L. Gore announced this week that it is investing in PhysioLogic Devices, a startup developing an implantable intraperitoneal...

US Dec 6 2019 03:57 PM

Archroma finalizes acquisition of BASF’s stilbene-based OBA business

with manufacturers and brands in the textile industry. With this, detergent manufacturers will be able to build...


The hang-up over the new NAFTA comes down to labor enforcement. This should be of no surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention. The United States has, for years, expressed concern over the historical alliance between Mexican government officials and business – including U.S. business – to

Gift Guide Pick American Woolen is Leading a U.S. Textile Manufacturing Resurgence

“Made in the USA with Imported Fabrics” because the supply chain for American textiles can be limited. But Jacob Long, the CEO of...

ZZ Dec 5 2019 02:28 PM

SPESA members collect knowledge, connections, memories in N’Awlins

NEW ORLEANS – Members and guests of SPESA (The Sewn Products Equipment & Suppliers of the Americas) on hand for its annual Executive Conference here recently came away with new knowledge, connections and plenty of memories of the Big Easy scene.

US Dec 5 2019 12:53 PM

Cone Denim Gives Back with New Cone Community Collection

a rainbow-hued selvedge line. The breast cancer fabrics have a pink selvedge line. Cone teamed with sister company...

US Dec 4 2019 05:05 PM

Global Denim Industry to Grow by $14M by 2024, Thanks to One Innovation

from 2020-2024. Recently, a number of companies have doubled down on their use of organic cotton. This year, Cone Denim...

ZZ Dec 4 2019 02:26 PM

Cone Denim expands sustainable efforts with Jeanologia technology

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Cone Denim®, a global leader in denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, announced it is expanding its denim capabilities with the installation of Jeanologia technology, providing more sustainable and eco-responsible denim manufacturing.

US Dec 3 2019 04:23 PM

Lenzing Unveils New Technology, Promotes Circular Economy in Textiles

cotton scraps collected from the garment manufacturing process up to 30 percent. And now in its second phase, adding...

ZZ Dec 2 2019 02:25 PM

U.S. Department of Commerce Sees Textiles as a Good Case Study for Reshoring Manufacturing

Lloyd Wood, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials, U.S. Department of Commerce, was a speaker at the recent SPESA Executive Conference and took time to share his thoughts about what the Department of Commerce is doing to help the textiles and apparel industry be more competitive.

AU Nov 27 2019 02:02 AM

Coats acquires yarn maker Pharr HP

Coats has bought over Pharr HP. Coats is an industrial thread company that offers more than 20 products in ten sizes of thread....

ZZ Nov 26 2019 03:54 PM

Pharr Announces Plans to Sell High Performance Yarn and Flooring Divisions

Pharr, a diversified provider of differentiated textile products and assorted real estate businesses, has reached agreements with Coats Group plc (Coats) to purchase Pharr High Performance, yarn supplier for the protective apparel industry; and Mannington Mills (Mannington) to purchase Pharr Fibers & Yarns and Phenix Flooring, suppliers of yarns, residential carpet and specialty flooring products.

US Nov 25 2019 01:51 PM

Milliken introduces KeyPlast RESIST™: A spectrum of bright, high-performance colorants

Milliken & Company, recognized as a worldwide leader of plastic additives and colorants, announced today the launch of KeyPlast...

US Nov 22 2019 02:05 PM

HanesBrands : Champion® Athleticwear Launches Bold New Collaboration With Coca-Cola®

Twitter @Championusa or on Instagram @Champion. Champion is a brand of Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI). About The Coca-Cola Company...

US Nov 22 2019 12:51 PM

Inside the Rain Tower: GORE-TEX’s Waterproofing Test Facility

the company takes very seriously. GORE-TEX and its parent company W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. operate various facilities around...

US Nov 21 2019 01:33 PM

USFibers: Innovative And Sustainable Fiber Solutions Made In The USA

a company that is constantly evolving,” said Ted Oh, vice president of operations. “We began in 1994 as a domestic...

US Nov 21 2019 01:29 PM

Finishing First

in Pennsylvania. While finishing wool fabrics for military dress uniforms has been an important part of the...

US Nov 19 2019 07:45 PM

Gore-Tex Is Betting Big On Synthetic Biology

-Tex, the world’s first breathable, waterproof, and windproof fabric. The company discovered ePTFE — expanded...

US Nov 19 2019 11:53 AM

Lycra’s New EcoMade Fibers Were Just GRS-Certified

by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in San Francisco, which awarded Lycra’s 166L fiber a Gold Level...

GB Nov 19 2019 10:45 AM

Lenzing lays foundation stone for largest lyocell plant

the strong demand for lyocell fibres and simultaneously strengthen the company’s market leadership position for specialty fibres....

US Nov 18 2019 09:23 PM

Sonoco Products buys healthcare packaging medical device thermoformer for $187M

in the US along with a thermoforming operation in the UK and thermoforming and molded-fiber manufacturing in...

US Nov 18 2019 06:24 PM

Cargill Cotton mudará sus cuarteles generales al Centro de la ciudad

director, Cargill Cotton. Cargill and One Commerce Square Memphis Realty LP are collaborating on a remodeling of space. The...

US Nov 18 2019 01:25 PM

The LYCRA Company Announces GRS Certification For Its New LYCRA® EcoMade Fiber

Company, a global supplier of innovative fiber and technology solutions for the apparel industry, announced its...

US Nov 17 2019 02:23 AM

Crypton extends partnership agreement with Valdese Weavers

– The Crypton Companies have formally renewed their partnership with textile mill Valdese Weavers through 2024, continuing Valdese Weavers’

US Nov 16 2019 02:40 PM

How The US - Mexico - Canada Trade Agreement Affects Blue Jeans

U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the proposed successor to NAFTA. The duty-free access that USMCA provides...

US Nov 15 2019 09:24 PM

How tariffs have helped a struggling manufacturer in Maine

the U.S. were eroding her company’s market share, causing Auburn Manufacturing to lose about 30 percent of their market share in the United

US Nov 15 2019 06:05 PM

DLA Troop Support Clothing and Textiles industry event affirms strong partnerships with military customers, vendors

services to brief industry partners on future requirements and business opportunities for clothing and individual equipment. “I’m excited

US Nov 15 2019 05:59 PM

US Commerce finds dumping of polyester textured yarn from China, India

by 30 December. Unifi Manufacturing (Greensboro, North Carolina) and Nan Ya Plastics Corp. America (Lake City, South Carolina) filed the

US Nov 14 2019 02:27 AM

Teijin Aramid begins second phase of production capacity expansion

range of industries can continue to push boundaries,” says Gert Frederiks, CEO and president of Teijin Aramid. “At the same time, we want to

US Nov 13 2019 06:07 PM

Cotton Incorporated Addresses Marine Litter

Cotton Incorporated Addresses Marine Litter

US Nov 13 2019 03:41 PM

Teijin Aramid moves forward with capacity expansion

site for monomers and polymers, and the plant in Emmen is used for spinning. “Twaron fiber is an incredibly versatile product. It allows us

US Nov 13 2019 10:25 AM

SPESA Hosts 90 Industry Professionals At Two-Day Executive Conference In New Orleans

and issues impacting their day-to-day operations and business. The 2019 conference theme was focused on how the sewn products industry is

US Nov 8 2019 04:58 PM

Kordsa partners with University of Sheffield research center

. “As a company with an open innovation approach, Kordsa works with many different universities, companies and research organizations both

ZZ Nov 5 2019 08:14 PM

Xinjiang: CECC Commissioners Seek Import Restrictions on Forced Labor Made Goods

(Washington)—U.S. Representative James McGovern (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), the Chair and Cochair, respectively, of the bipartisan and bicameral Congressional-Executive Commission on China, today released a letter sent to Mark A. Morgan, Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

US Nov 5 2019 04:37 PM

Lenzing : received several prizes at the Corona awards

As a result, Lenzing also directly supports the business with its very sustainably produced TENCEL™ lyocell fibers. With LENZING™ ECOVERO™

US Nov 4 2019 10:20 AM

[TC]2: World’s First and Largest 3D Body Measurement Technology Manufacturers

this facility then you must contact [TC]2 to get advanced 3D body measurement technology installed for your business. [TC]2 is the world’s

AU Nov 1 2019 08:50 PM

NCTO to launch its new blog for textile development

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 Nov 1 2019 07:23 PM

GORE collaborates with ROMANCE on first ever full color Shakedry jacket

actively shaping the functional garments of the future. GORE® Wear is part of W.L. Gore & Associates. Best known for its GORE-TEX brand, the

US Nov 1 2019 05:57 PM

Sewbots Transforming The Textile Industry

SoftWare Automation’s latest assembly line of fully automated sewing robots, named Sewbots, even this last mile of automation in the textile

US Oct 31 2019 01:07 PM

National Lacrosse League strikes a three-year deal with Under Armour as it expands sport in US

announced a partnership renewal with Team 22, the manufacturer of sporting apparel company, Under Armour. PardonMyTake PaulRabil People

US Oct 30 2019 08:55 PM

New Issue – Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management

– The newest issue of the Journal of Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management (JTATM), is available at https://ojs.cnr.ncsu.edu/index.

US Oct 30 2019 07:20 PM

Cone Denim’s New Fabric Reduces Plastic Microfiber Pollution in Oceans

a line of fabrics made with CiClo technology at Kingpins Amsterdam last week. CiClo by Intrinsic Textile Group is a patent-pending textile

US Oct 30 2019 12:45 PM

Sustaining Voices Honors the Initiatives Promoting a More Sustainable Future for Fashion

, product development, compliance, retail and technology.  About Cotton Incorporated Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. cotton producers

ZZ Oct 28 2019 02:49 PM

Pharr CEO Receives Spirit of the Carolinas Award

McAdenville, NC (October 28, 2019) – During the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 17th annual Salute to Business & Manufacturing, Pharr’s President and CEO, Bill Carstarphen, received the Spirit of the Carolinas Award as well as The Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the state of North Carolina.

US Oct 25 2019 04:01 PM

Lenzing : wins Upper Austrian State Prize for Innovation 2019

and ecologically compatible nonwoven fabrics are manufactured from the renewable raw material wood. These nonwoven fabrics are not only

AU Oct 25 2019 04:03 AM

Tencel launches new range

denim trends like garment-dyed or chambray garments, nothing has shown its diversity as Broadwear. Nor has a project showed the fiber in a

AU Oct 25 2019 12:16 AM

Investments, knowledge to fuel growth of US textile and apparel industry

outsourced apparel and textile manufacturing from US companies. American clothes regain popularity However, a recent Ford Motor Company

GB Oct 24 2019 01:20 PM

IFAI Expo attracts strong attendance in Orlando

. IFAI Chairman Steve Ellington, President of Trivantage, presented the highly respected award to Scott Campbell, CEO of Rainier Industries

US Oct 24 2019 08:32 AM

Kaneka Highlights Bioplastics Technology at K 2019

in May 2019, which means that the raw material can be used in food utensils, containers and packaging materials and Japan. In August 2019,

US Oct 22 2019 02:58 PM

Who is new Under Armour CEO Patrik Frisk?

business in Scandinavia and held senior positions with Peak Performance and W.L. Gore & Associates. Other roles included vice president and

US Oct 22 2019 01:26 PM

Cone Denim Celebrates Another First With CiCLO® Stretch Sustainable Denim

Cone Denim at the Kingpins Amsterdam Show October 23-24 to see the CiCLO denim collection. Posted October 22, 2019 Source: Cone Denim

US Oct 21 2019 01:20 AM

Milliken earns Facts® certification for sustainability

Milliken & Company’s Specialty Interiors business has earned the Association for Contract Textiles’ Facts® certification. The Facts

US Oct 18 2019 11:28 AM

Meeting Chemical Safety Requirements And Adding Value For The U.S. Market

and research institute, has been dedicated to improving the human-textile-environment interaction through standard and customized testing,

AU Oct 18 2019 03:39 AM

Lenzing upgrades Refibra technology

, smoothness and strength. The fiber has its applications in denim, athleisurewear, apparel and home textile and with this it has expanded

US Oct 17 2019 01:51 PM

U.S. to Begin Imposing 25% Tariff on Certain Wool and Cashmere Apparel from the United Kingdom

(not wool, cotton or mmf), cont < 70% by wt of silk 6203.11.60 Men's or boys' suits of wool, not knitted or crocheted, nesoi, of wool yarn

US Oct 17 2019 10:20 AM

NC: Textile Manufacturer to Invest $5 Million in Eden, Adding 85 Jobs

.   “We are very pleased to expand our operations in the Eden community and to invest in a new yarn spinning facility,” said Chuck Ward,

US Oct 16 2019 05:58 PM

Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank explains why its Virgin Galactic tie-up sets the brand apart

Galactic to make spacesuits for astronauts should set the business apart from other athletic apparel brands like Nike, Adidas and Lululemon.

US Oct 16 2019 07:00 AM

Under Armour and Virgin Galactic Team Up on New Space Suits

a little bit daunting,” Nick Cienski, Under Armour’s principal innovation apparel designer, tells Popular Mechanics. “It is beyond what we

US Oct 16 2019 06:15 AM

Ascend competing for possible expansion

Ascend Performance Materials is considering a $175.7 million expansion at its Decatur plant that Mayor Tab Bowling said would "stabilize"

That New Yarn?! — Wearable, Washable Textile Devices Are Possible With MXene-Coated Yarns

of Defense, which included Drexel, and Dion, in its Advanced Functional Fabrics of America effort to make the country a leader in the field.

AU Oct 15 2019 03:36 AM

Lenzing aims at being carbon neutral

of fiber producers but also among major industrial companies. Lenzing will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fiber

US Oct 14 2019 03:59 PM

Polartec® Releases Military Issue Collection

II Grid Knit Shirt and Pants, the legendary “waffle” shirt, made of iconic (and patented) Polartec® Power Grid™ bi-component knit fabric,

GB Oct 9 2019 01:20 PM

Lenzing invests EUR 40m to improve ecological footprint

sustainable production of wood-based textile fibres, has announced its climate targets in August. By 2030, the company aims to reduce its

AU Oct 9 2019 03:32 AM

Vidalia brings back selvedge denim to the US

also plans to integrate a foam dye system from a Turkish manufacturer of air-conditioning systems for spinning, weaving and knitting mills.

AU Oct 5 2019 02:44 AM

Thread maker A&E launches eco friendly threads

high-performance apparel. The new thread is derived from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles and aims to provide textile manufacturers

ZZ Oct 3 2019 08:30 PM

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and URI President David Dooley Announce Funding for Advanced Materials Innovation Campus

PROVIDENCE, RI- Governor Gina Raimondo today joined with University of Rhode Island (URI) President David Dooley to announce $1 million in funding for the creation of the 401 Tech Bridge, the Rhode Island Materials Innovation Center.

AU Oct 2 2019 03:50 AM

Tencel seen as a viable sustainable alternative

forest trees, then processed into fiber, then spun into yarn, then made into material. Through this mainstay fiber, Lenzing wants to make

GB Sep 27 2019 11:46 AM

Lenzing Refibra gives cotton waste a second life

fibre type is especially suitable for knitted applications, such as knitted footwear uppers, the company reports. Closed loop production

US Sep 25 2019 06:32 PM

Drexel's new 10,000-square-foot Center for Functional Fabrics opens today - Technical.ly Philly

federal government as part of Drexel’s involvement in the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America initiative, according to a release. The

US Sep 25 2019 02:14 PM

Eco-friendly Apparel and Textile Companies In Focus as Industry moves towards Sustainable Practices; (OTCQB: GFTX) (NASDAQ: CTAS) (NYSE: $ARMK) (NASDAQ: $SGC)

the uniform apparel and napery segments. Global Fiber Technologies, Inc. is a publicly traded fiber technology company founded in 2016 and

US Sep 24 2019 07:21 PM

Manufacturing—Back to the USA?

. Data from the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) show that capital expenditures in plants and equipment for the textile and

US Sep 24 2019 03:49 PM

Does Recycled PET Solve Plastic Pollution or Mask Other Problems?

to gain status as a highly desirable material used by textile, footwear and accessories manufacturers and consumers alike. The production of

US Sep 24 2019 12:10 PM

Sustainable dyes and fabrics created through synthetic biology promise to revolutionize fashion industry

of the problem. The elephant in the room is the textiles themselves. Plant fibers (mostly cotton) used for clothes have a non-negligible

US Sep 24 2019 02:01 AM

Supply Chain News: Apparel CEO Says Pressure Rising to Move Production Back to US

. The poster child in the decline of US manufacturing in recent decades is the apparel sector. Federal Reserve data says US apparel output

US Sep 23 2019 09:52 PM

EXIM 2019 Advisory Committee Statement on Competitiveness Report

Kathie Leonard* President/CEO Auburn Manufacturing, Inc. Mechanic Falls, ME Representing: Textiles Brad Markell Executive Director AFL-CIO,

US Sep 23 2019 12:00 PM

A to F+: Grading the Presidential Candidates on Their Labor Plans

vow to fight on trade. He has pushed to revamp NAFTA and confront China. But in renegotiating NAFTA, Trump failed to do the one thing labor

US Sep 19 2019 05:45 PM

Palmetto Synthetics Says ‘Tariffs Have Helped’ Incite Manufacturing Resurgence

Palmetto Synthetics, churning out 100 million pounds of polyester and nylon fiber a year in the quiet woodlands of Kingstree, S.C., has

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.