"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,
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.
in state-of-the-art technology for their facilities. Add in the new large-scale polyester producer that opened last year in Honduras, and
the textile business in India. Bangladesh holds the second largest share in readymade garments in the world, after China.
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Market focus is largely attuned to selling in regional markets, after protests in Hong Kong and a crash in the Argentine peso.
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.
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
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
paddles, double ended, with shafts of aluminum and blades of fiberglass reinforced nylon (described in statistical reporting number 3926.90.
Injecting new vigor into the U.S. textile supply chain, Meridian Specialty Yarn Group has opened a high-tech yarn-dyeing plant adjacent to
Darlington, S.C., a textile production operation established by MHR Fund Management LLC. Fiber Industries has also named Andrew Rosenfeld as
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.
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.
iron and steel for federal projects. “Buy American federal procurement rules provide good manufacturing jobs at good wages, propelling more
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In addition, about 20 cents of every Buy American dollar tends to come back to the
–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
30 years continued to see a downward trajectory for domestic manufacturing in the apparel and sewn products industry, and by 2010 only 2
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will be recognized.
The Southern Textile Association, Inc., has more than 500 members spanning the Southern United States textile industry,
in Archroma’s deep belief that it is possible to make the textile industry sustainable, economically and ecologically. Diresul Smartdenim
Apparel (MOU). This compilation includes official import data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and shows data at the 3-digit textile/
major U.S. synthetic yarn producers - Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America - filed petitions with the Commerce
U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh said. Companies in the zone make and trade products including garments, bags and leather goods.
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
International Textile Group
Berry Global Group
Freudenberg & Co.
Milliken & Company
Low & Bonar
Koninklijke Ten Cate
The US International Trade Commission says that it's mostly apparel companies that have been using first sale.
And as Trump's
yarns produced on the pilot machine, along with fabrics made from the yarn.
The companies said the production machines will produce "
the green factor, other than climate change?
A company rep says: "We can use recycled polyester (mostly from beverage bottles) or recycled
commitment to safety recognized by this achievement,” said Vince Salvador, INVISTA Victoria site manager. “Earning the VPP STAR facility
City of Mount Holly
Faist Chemtec Inc.
Firestone Fibers & Textiles, Gastonia Plant
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laboratory, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, and the Combat Capabilities Development Command
new materials could help slash the cost of manufacturing carbon fiber parts for aircraft.
Carbon fiber is used mainly in midsize and large
their presence in the Middle Kingdom, but also to those apparel retailers who rely on Chinese manufacturers to keep costs down.
In fact, on
who runs the tactical and innovation department for Outdoor Research.
As more and more local apparel companies moved production outside
. This is just one of the many environmentally friendly products the company will showcase at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, to be
, were expected to voice support for new tariffs.
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), for example, not only applauded the
conference on Monday.
The 113-year-old Hong Kong company supplies apparel, accessories and other products to global retailers. It generates
. According to BVSE survey results, it is difficult to sell old clothes: The business in Africa is suffering from tight liquidity, increased
, and how it indicates future trends in industry.
The history of American Textiles is expansive and helped shape the Americas. At one point
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Department showed that excluding volatile items such as autos and gasoline, retail sales ticked up by an impressive 0.5 percent in May.
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
seized the top berth as the biggest company in Vietnam, by revenue. A number of sports apparel companies have also decamped for Vietnam.
supply chain for the U.S. and Mexico textile and apparel industries,” said NCTO President & CEO Kim Glas. “Under the NAFTA agreement, the U.
about the companies’ approach to protecting the environment. Materials and fabrics made from Repreve are manufactured by other companies
with Cotton Inc. on the latter's Blue Jeans Go Green program to help consumers recycle denim.
"Recycling denim and reducing textile waste
the then 101-year-old textile manufacturer’s third reorganization. Working with management, the business was transformed, renaming the
can go weeks without being washed - even after several wears, and another company - Wool& makes a dress that can be worn 100 straight days
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,
While Sunbrella’s legacy is primarily known for outdoor applications, the fabric company is focusing on indoor uses in its new space at
as a key supplier.
Kim Glas, president and CEO of National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), said, “The magnitude of the trading
percentage is a perfect candidate for textile recycling and it turns the cotton it receives into natural cotton fiber insulation, as opposed
Bailey is alleged to have undervalued imported goods, leading to a loss to the government of more than a million dollars in duty revenue.
performance textiles for upcoming active apparel.” says Andreas Guertler, Head of Global Business Management Activewear at Lenzing
cotton includes a sourcing partnership with the Better Cotton Initiative, as well as utilizing cotton that is either organic, recycled,
. To this end the Austrian company will join the platform of the Hong Kong-based technology company Textile Genesis. Lenzing will carry out
The Indigood Icons are made with upcycled yarn from Hilaturas Ferre, another Spanish company, that has 28 percent recycled content.
by China and it is past time to restore the Buy American provisions for American companies.
As President Trump’s director of trade and
May 31, 2019
Source: Milliken Specialty Interiors, A Business In Milliken’s Performance & Protective Textiles Division
its ninth annual corporate sustainability report covering global operations. The technical textiles and thread supplier outlined progress in
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.
free market” has created a fragile network of supply for countless critical materials that are the backbone of many major defense systems.
, Julian Schlaver, moved to Biddeford, Maine, to build their business in a former 19thcentury textile mill on the Saco River.
“It was very
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.
more living space with less material” by using fabric-based facade and building elements to drive innovation in overall building design. The
as chemicals, steel-intensive products, glass, and optical fiber. This deal exceeds NAFTA 1.0 and the TPP by establishing procedures that
from the Reshoring Initiative and SEAMS, the domestic textile manufacturing association. The manufacturer employs 180 workers in Newark, New
men and women in the Gretna, Virginia factory.
American Apparel is a leading manufacturer of combat and utility uniforms
. The 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies recognizes organizations that influence and drive positive change in the business community and
to make their products more attractive to consumers sensitive about the environment and clothing quality.
Image source: Cotton Incorporated
that extends between the building’s two floors. Sunbrella fabrics were incorporated throughout the facility: on upholstered chairs in common
, 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
time the unique fiber advance was unveiled last summer, members of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a not-for-profit near MIT
a $30 billion a year industry, according to The National Council of Textile Organizations, which has endorsed the new trade agreement. The
and the corresponding retaliatory tariffs.
“While cotton and cotton textile products have not been subject to retaliatory tariffs in these
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- Milliken & Company has begun building the largest specialty chemical plant in the company’s history.
in the U.S. textile industry gathered to celebrate former National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Augustine D. “
week, the newly-installed National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas spent time in the Carolinas engaging
nationwide overpaid for mislabeled cotton produced by an Indian textile company, Welspun India Ltd.
Egyptian cotton often commands a
-Composite textile & foam upper construction for added support & comfort
-900D Textile in forefoot for durability
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.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A new $5 million garment manufacturing facility is planned in St. Louis’ Grand Center neighborhood.
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fiber business. This will ensure complete transparency and traceability for brands and consumers of Lenzing’s fibers in the finished garment
Sarasota, Fla.—In 2018 the number of companies reporting new reshoring and foreign direct investment (FDI) was at the highest level in
not cheap but do compete well with quality apparel from big brands. And given the USA manufacturing (and likely bumps in pricing on foreign
only did she learn a lot about textile manufacturing, but she also learned an invaluable lesson about the textile industry in the Carolinas.
S. apparel retailers had started to include less “Made in China” in their new product offers. Notably, the number of “Made in China” apparel
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
Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the alliance of apparel, footwear and textile enterprises behind the Higg Index, has decided to spin
, United Kingdom — In fashion’s competitive business environment, sustainability initiatives can be a tough sell, but the investment will
synthetic textiles are shedding millions of trillions of microplastics into our waterways. From yoga pants to fleece jackets to microfiber
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.
upcoming active apparel” commented Andreas Guertler, Head of Global Business Management Activewear at Lenzing.
The collaborative textile
"Carhartt's contribution to ISAIC reflects the company's long held commitment to providing apparel for workers and supporting the work they
& Co. debuted garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March, and head of innovation Paul Dillinger said he expects 100% cottonized-
deploy them by 2020.
3. Sourcing shifts
The typical apparel business has a vast sourcing network — potentially even more vast than many
with a blend of recycled cotton (from salvaged fabric or the company’s own re-spun scraps), certified organic cotton from farms that pledge
The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company has seen the growth of its popular eco-elegant performance upholstery fabric