Textiles in the News

ZZ Aug 16 2019 03:48 PM

US-CHINA TRADE WAR TO REDUCE ‘MADE-IN-CHINA’ LABELS

"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

US May 29 2019 08:57 PM

Republican Party : Everyone Supports The USMCA, Why Don't The Democrats?

as chemicals, steel-intensive products, glass, and optical fiber. This deal exceeds NAFTA 1.0 and the TPP by establishing procedures that

US May 29 2019 06:38 PM

Unionwear Earns Reshoring Award

from the Reshoring Initiative and SEAMS, the domestic textile manufacturing association. The manufacturer employs 180 workers in Newark, New

US May 27 2019 04:10 PM

American Made Military Apparel and Gear

men and women in the Gretna, Virginia factory.  American Apparel American Apparel is a leading manufacturer of combat and utility uniforms

US May 27 2019 01:26 AM

Milliken named a “Most Ethical Company”

. The 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies recognizes organizations that influence and drive positive change in the business community and

US May 24 2019 02:30 AM

Survey Finds Sustainability Affects Clothing Purchases

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

US May 23 2019 07:43 PM

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

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

US May 23 2019 03:54 AM

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

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

Fabrics Poised to Become the New Software

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

US May 22 2019 05:22 PM

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

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

US May 21 2019 09:23 PM

NCC Praises Steps to Advance USMCA Approval

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

US May 21 2019 07:23 PM

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

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

US May 21 2019 06:05 PM

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

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

US May 21 2019 05:25 PM

Kim Glas Highlights Plans For First Hundred Days On The Job

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

US May 21 2019 02:02 AM

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

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

US May 19 2019 01:29 AM

Under Armour Men’s Infil Tactical Boots

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

US May 18 2019 06:06 PM

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

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

US May 18 2019 04:06 PM

New garment manufacturer to open this year in St. Louis

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

AU May 18 2019 03:34 AM

Lenzing turns to blockchain

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

US May 17 2019 08:55 PM

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

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

US May 16 2019 08:15 PM

USA-Made Athletic Apparel: Meet ‘Vast Terrain’

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

US May 15 2019 07:10 PM

Raising The Industry’s “Apparel IQ”

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

US May 15 2019 06:47 PM

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

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

US May 13 2019 06:11 PM

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

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

US May 13 2019 04:22 PM

Sustainable Apparel Coalition launches tech company

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

GB May 13 2019 05:20 AM

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

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

US May 10 2019 01:27 PM

4 Simple Guidelines from the Fibershed Clothing Guide

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

ZZ May 9 2019 07:53 PM

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

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

GB May 9 2019 04:28 PM

Lenzing and CoolVisions partner on performance collection

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

US May 8 2019 07:44 PM

Clothing manufacturing hub finds home with Carhartt in Midtown

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

US May 8 2019 06:24 PM

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

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

US May 8 2019 05:01 PM

2019 Supply Chain Outlook for the Apparel Industry

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

AU May 8 2019 03:42 AM

Brands redefine denim production, make it more sustainable

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

US May 7 2019 05:42 PM

At Milliken, a Focus on Sustainability

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