Textiles in the News

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.

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