Textiles in the News

ZZ Apr 19 2019 04:50 PM

Software providers help accelerate apparel, sewn products renaissance

A growing number of wholesale brands and retailers are leveraging the patriotic symbolism of their decision to reshore some or all their production back to the USA. But many other measurable financial and operational benefits are also fueling the growing trend of producing products closer to market.

US Apr 19 2019 04:05 PM

Lenzing VP Florian Heubrandner on new fabric combining Tencel and Amni Soul Eco

Austrian fiber company Lenzing Group, best known for its brands Tencel, Veocel and EcoVero, joined forces with Belgian chemical group Solvay

US Apr 19 2019 02:19 PM

Could Notre-Dame rebuild include a carbon fiber spire?

so why not a new roof in titanium and a spire in lightweight carbon [fiber]?” Wilmotte along with French contracting giant Bouygues (Paris,

ZZ Apr 18 2019 05:50 PM

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — April 18, 2019 The Berry Amendment

Since the days that the Greatest Generation fought to preserve our freedom from threats around the globe, our fighting men and women have been assured that whatever other hardships they may have to bear while protecting us, they would, at least, be assured of clothing, tents, shelters, and other textile products necessary to get the job done.

US Apr 18 2019 04:04 PM

Polartec, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories To Bring First Spider Silk Fabrics To The Performance Apparel Market

-to-weight ratios more comparable to aramid fibers than other current performance fibers. In apparel applications, the possibilities of

US Apr 18 2019 02:53 PM

Ralph Lauren launches polo shirt made entirely from recycled plastic bottles

plastic bottles that are eventually turned into high quality yarn and fabric. “When Ralph founded our company more than 50 years ago, he

AU Apr 18 2019 03:36 AM

AATCC confers ‘Future Leaders Award’ to Apurba Banerjee

Research Support Grants in 2014 and 2017. She served as president of the University of Georgia AATCC Student Chapter from 2014 to 2015, and

US Apr 17 2019 04:39 PM

Cone Denim brings White Oak selvage looms back into production

of American textile history." “It is exciting to see a path forward for these iconic looms that allows them to remain in North Carolina and

US Apr 16 2019 05:47 PM

AATCC Future Leaders Award Presented To Meredith McQuerry At International Conference

Merchandising, Apparel, and Textiles (Textile Science), and in 2016, earned a PhD in Textile Technology Management from North Carolina State

ZZ Apr 12 2019 02:30 PM

Techtextil No. America in Raleigh draws high praise from exhibitors

Techtextil North America (TTNA) took place February 26-28 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh N.C. Moving the show from its 2017 location in Chicago back to the Southeast proved popular among the industry, making the 2019 edition the highest attended odd-year show to date.

US Apr 12 2019 08:28 AM

Smart textiles market growth is predicted

The global smart textile market size is expected to reach $5.55 billion by 2025, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.4

AU Apr 12 2019 03:46 AM

Textile makers focus on sustainability with new materials, production processes

instance, textile and thread manufacturer A&E, which makes sustainable threads in four variations, has launched a premium thread for apparel

US Apr 11 2019 06:11 PM

Scientists Invent Threads To Detect Gases When Woven Into Clothing

with acetic acid, which makes the surface coarser and swells the fiber, possibly allowing more binding interactions between the dye and

US Apr 11 2019 05:41 PM

Walmart sets green textiles goals as part of sustainability campaign

2022; and to reduce the discharge of priority chemicals from its textile manufacturing process. For its energy goals, Walmart said it aims

US Apr 11 2019 04:07 PM

Fabrics That Protect Against Chemical Warfare Agents

Ford A new coating for textile fibers shows promise for efficiently capturing toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents under

US Apr 10 2019 03:16 PM

How Technology is Revolutionizing the Apparel Industry

to go to a tailor to order custom garments created to perfectly fit your body. Now, companies like MTailor have technology that measures

US Apr 9 2019 04:51 PM

Under Armour promotes new 'energy-recycling' fabric in documentary starring Steph Curry, Anthony Joshua and Kelley O'Hara

goes on sale this week.  Attica Jaques, SVP Global Brand Management of Under Armour, says in a statement: "We’re opening a window into the

GB Apr 9 2019 04:50 PM

Lycra promotes new sustainable denim fabrics

and Wovens Marketing Accounts Manager for The Lycra Company. The 166L fibre is produced at The Lycra Company’s plants in China, Singapore,

US Apr 8 2019 11:03 PM

E-textiles in health monitoring

to an increasing numbers of patients. The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) nonprofit institute was established to do exactly

US Apr 8 2019 04:44 PM

Military Textile and Apparel Contracts Awarded

Military Textile and Apparel Contracts Awarded

GB Apr 4 2019 04:17 PM

Techtextil and Texprocess look ahead to city of the future

textiles and textile composites can play in the future of cities and highlight an array of outstanding examples of urban textile innovations

US Apr 3 2019 05:20 PM

Under Armour Unveils Rush, Made From Energy Transmitting Textiles

Chinese volleyball player Zhu Ting are all Under Armour brand ambassadors. Rush apparel. (Courtesy of Under Armour) Select media members in

US Apr 2 2019 06:00 AM

Eco-Friendly Fabrics Enhance Aesthetics

gives them a healthier option for their home.” Breathe fabrics are unique because they have a plant-based water-repellent that is durable,

US Apr 1 2019 02:01 PM

'Smart' pajamas could monitor and help improve sleep

are wash-and-wear stable, and they withstand mechanically demanding textile manufacturing routines." The "Phyjama," as the University of

Sustainable Fiber Brand TENCEL(TM) Launches 2019 Earth Month Campaign

fibers made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and nonwoven manufacturers

US Mar 27 2019 11:00 PM

Breathe By Milliken Forgoes Traditional Chemicals For Textiles

Breathe by Milliken from Milliken & Company is a 2018 R&D 100 Special Recognition Award winner. All of the R&D 100 Awardees were announced

US Mar 27 2019 04:52 PM

Maine trade association honors three companies

are seafood, semiconductors, aircraft parts and forest products. Auburn Manufacturing in Auburn and Mechanic Falls won exporter of the year.

US Mar 25 2019 10:21 PM

Hidden textiles

fibrous structures are gaining importance. The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) reports that construction textiles are a

ZZ Mar 25 2019 03:18 PM

Demand of textile items could rise, DLA director tells industry officials

In support of Department of Defense priorities to restore military readiness and strengthen partnerships, Defense Logistics Agency Director Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams addressed about 100 textile industry executives at the 16th Annual Meeting of the National Council of Textile Organizations

US Mar 25 2019 02:22 PM

Textile Investments In The Headlines

fiber sales base in Tennessee; and Teijin Carbon Europe GmbH, a core company of the carbon fiber business in Europe.” Traditional Textiles

US Mar 25 2019 02:13 PM

Milliken — Where Innovation Is Key

Amazing™” campaign. NCTO is a trade association representing U.S. textile manufacturing. Please visit ncto.org to learn more about NCTO, the

US Mar 25 2019 02:07 PM

The Last Stitch

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US Mar 24 2019 08:50 PM

Machines could fuel comeback of textile industry in South

. Suzhou Tian Yuan Garments Co, the Chinese owner of the new Arkansas plant, has cheap reliable power, proximity to cotton and well-off

US Mar 22 2019 07:14 PM

A Look Inside the American Woolen Company Mill

and harder to find those three words inside our clothes. But a Stafford Spring mill that’s reopened for business is changing that... CLICK

US Mar 19 2019 02:10 PM

Women leaders in textile industry share expertise—and encouragement

, N.C.; Denise Offray, president and CEO, OTEX Specialty Narrow Fabrics, Bernardsville, N.J.; and Kathie Leonard, president and CEO, Auburn

US Mar 18 2019 06:25 AM

UN launches Alliance for Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Development Goals,” explained H.E. Siim Kiisler, president of the UN Environment Assembly, at the launch. The Alliance will

US Mar 15 2019 10:05 PM

Fall River company wants to keep textile industry alive by weaving in high-tech

FALL RIVER – The next wave of textile manufacturing is building now. The Merrow companies are ready to ride it, Charlie Merrow said.

US Mar 15 2019 02:53 PM

Rhode Island Company Awarded Army and Air Force Parka Contract

Hyman Brickle & Son Inc., doing business as Northwest Woolen Mills, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, has been awarded a $9,736,800 firm-fixed-price, definite quantity contract for extreme cold weather parkas. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is an eight-month contract

ZZ Mar 15 2019 02:51 PM

Moran reviews NCTO’s transition, efforts during his chairmanship

In advance of the National Council of Textile Organization’s 16th Annual Meeting, eTextileCommunications.com caught up with NCTO Chairman Marty Moran, CEO of Jefferson, Ga.-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. His responses to questions submitted by eTC’s Devin Steele are below. NCTO’s annual meeting

US Mar 15 2019 07:26 AM

Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Tours Ecological Fibers’ Factory

PR.com)-- Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse toured Ecological Fibers’ Pawtucket plant Friday, March 8 to learn about the environmental

US Mar 15 2019 12:59 AM

The Sustainable Fashion Forum Provides a Tech Focus for a Green Apparel Manufacturing

clothing by adopting practices promoting a circular economy, such as reusing unwanted, donated clothing to recycle into new fibers. It is

US Mar 14 2019 03:27 PM

Under Armour's Social Compliance Program Accredited by the Fair Labor Association | Spoke

brand now joins the FLA's network of accredited companies, which includes leaders from the apparel sector. "We are proud to have been

US Mar 12 2019 02:28 PM

Cotton Incorporated Has New Videos Marketing Cotton

Cotton Incorporated, the promotion and marketing arm of the U.S. cotton industry, recently released a series of new video clips aimed at

US Mar 11 2019 10:24 PM

Mosquito bite-resistant garments developed

textile engineering, chemistry and science department at the Wilson College of Textiles. He previously worked at the Individual Protection

US Mar 11 2019 05:22 PM

Shoe of the Week: Pendleton’s Cozy Sneakers Pay Tribute to Native American Weaving Tradition

Park. According to Austin Blythe, head of PR/brand marketing for Pendleton Woolen Mills, legend has it that the formation is the home of

US Mar 11 2019 04:00 PM

Take 5: Mike Shelton

. Shelton is currently chairman of the Fabrics Committee of the National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO). He is on the board of the

US Mar 11 2019 02:14 PM

Hanes and Michael Jordan Celebrate 30-Year Partnership with Special Trading Card Promotion to Commemorate Anniversary | Business Wire

, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company sells its products under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,

US Mar 9 2019 03:19 PM

Gore Debuting New Products and Technologies in Nuremberg at IWA Outdoor Classics 2019

From March 8-11 in Nuremberg, Germany, W. L. Gore & Associates will be debuting new products and technologies at the 2019 IWA Outdoor

ZZ Mar 8 2019 03:06 PM

Technology advancements in sewn products manufacturing covered

The Sewn Products Equipment and Suppliers of the Americas (SPESA) hosted its ninth Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference on February 27, bringing together a group of leaders on the frontline of manufacturing to discuss the current and future state of innovations in the sewn products industry.

US Mar 8 2019 02:56 PM

NC State’s College of Textiles receives Wilson family gift

the next generation of leaders and innovators.” Source: National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) NCTO is a Washington, D.C.-based

AU Mar 8 2019 03:29 AM

Lenzing, Solvay team up to develop innovative fabric

polyamide 6.6 fiber. Lenzing is an Austrian cellulosic fiber producer. Solvay is an international chemical and fiber group. The new fabric

ZZ Mar 7 2019 03:50 PM

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — March 7, 2019 President Donald J. Trump’s Trade Policy Agenda

The timing of the release of the President’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda — two weeks before the NCTO Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. — couldn’t be better. Policy-makers from the highest levels of the Administration will be present to speak to NCTO members, and also, to hear from NCTO members about

US Mar 6 2019 06:49 PM

Spartanburg Community College Receives Donations From SeeDaten, Inc., ioxp GmbH, Milliken & Company, And SCRA For Augmented Reality And Reality Based Classroom Immersion

Milliken, SCRA and SPARK Center this week, and it is clear to me why so many German companies call South Carolina their North American home.

US Mar 6 2019 04:51 PM

HanesBrands Earns 12th United Way Spirit of North Carolina Award | Business Wire

, Australia and Asia-Pacific. The company sells its products under some of the world’s strongest apparel brands, including Hanes, Champion,

ZZ Mar 5 2019 08:38 PM

Troop Support commander encourages open, candid dialogue with American clothing, textiles manufacturers

Army Brig. Gen Mark Simerly and Clothing and Textiles supply chain senior leaders hosted industry representatives to encourage open and candid dialogue about the parties’ integrated mission of warfighter support, Simerly said. Simerly referenced the campaign plan to illustrate how industry

US Mar 5 2019 03:25 PM

Gore to showcase GORE® ENFORM Biomaterial - A New Synthetic and Absorbable Biomaterial for Abdominal Wall Reconstruction - at the Americas Hernia Society (AHS) Annual Meeting

reconstruction. We engineered it,” said Todd Olson, Product Specialist, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. “Not only have we developed a product

US Mar 4 2019 07:16 PM

University Of Cincinnati Announces Exclusive Apparel Partnership With Hanesbrands Inc.

from companies interested in a stronger relationship with the University, we decided Hanesbrands and its family of top apparel companies was

US Mar 1 2019 02:00 PM

Amazon unveils scheme to tackle counterfeit problem

annual report that counterfeits pose a risk to its business, while last year the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) called for

US Mar 1 2019 10:21 AM

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Under Armour

innovation for women first. 7. Under Armour’s business reaches beyond athletic apparel. The company has spent $710 million on app

GB Feb 28 2019 12:00 PM

Softwear Automation launches Sewbots-as-a-Service

1994 to 2005, the United States lost more than 900,000 textile and apparel jobs to offshoring,” the company explains. “Fast-forward to 2018.

US Feb 26 2019 04:18 PM

Milliken & Company named to 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies list

, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles. The 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies highlights organizations who are driving

US Feb 26 2019 02:30 PM

Is the era of outsourcing textile production ending? American Merchant says yes

Made in the USA origins. A second company, Standard Textiles, an Ohio-based, vertically integrated textiles business founded in 1940 that

US Feb 26 2019 09:00 AM

Just dye it: how this apparel company is developing water- and chemical-free textile tinting

offers textile manufacturers geographical freedom from water sources when citing new operations. Globally, the water used in textile

US Feb 25 2019 11:21 PM

New uniforms revealed! Fashionable and FREE!

6 and below, with khaki clothing for chiefs and above. The “throwback dungaree” light blue shirt and dark blue trousers flopped and digital

US Feb 25 2019 10:25 PM

IFAI’s Women in Textiles Summit March 6–8

; Amy Bircher, president/founder, MMI Textiles; Justine Decaens, head of technological innovation – Smart Textiles, CTT Group; Jane Johnson,

US Feb 24 2019 09:54 AM

Made for the military: Golden Manufacturing has been making uniforms for decades | Business

bids because things change so quickly, and they can control their needs better.” The winning bidders provide the military the clothing for a set price. Fabric is shipped to companies like Golden, who use state-of-the-art equipment to cu

US Feb 22 2019 12:57 AM

Polartec to Increase Recycled and Biodegradable Materials Across Entire Product Line

sustainable pathway.” Unifi’s fibers and Ciclo—the technology that supports sustainable-apparel manufacturing through minimizing microfiber

US Feb 21 2019 08:56 PM

GORE-TEX Brand Challenges Users to Share their Life in Action

, does that that look like in real life? The options are so limitless that W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), makers of GORE-TEX products, is

US Feb 20 2019 04:10 PM

2019 Off To A Solid Start

release, NCTO Chairman Marty Moran, CEO of Jefferson, Ga.-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., said: “On behalf of the U.S. textile industry,

US Feb 20 2019 06:31 AM

State Apparel launches women’s line

sleeve with contrast stitching. Dedicated to sustainability, STATE APPAREL manufactures all garments in San Francisco and chooses USA-made

US Feb 19 2019 09:54 PM

Gore Fabrics Outlines Sustainability Efforts Made in 2018

. “We have also made significant progress towards the same goal with our business partners making apparel to protect professionals, i.e.,

Trending Styles: Advanced Materials in the Garment Industry

industry is backed by large-scale collaborations, such as Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), a member of the Manufacturing USA

US Feb 18 2019 08:45 PM

Apparel firm Gildan looks to expand Charleston distribution center

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear Inc. wants to expand its Charleston distribution center off Clements Ferry Road with a new building

US Feb 18 2019 05:31 PM

Clemson names Kentwool distinguished professor

176 years in business, however, has been devoted to producing wool yarn. Skilled employees are essential to the Kentwool business, Kent said

US Feb 17 2019 01:21 AM

Milliken Specialty Interiors Launches Partnership with The Gifted Company to Help Train and Employ Those Experiencing Homelessness

efforts. “Milliken is one of the most well-respected American textile manufacturers known for its quality, integrity and generosity,” said

US Feb 14 2019 08:37 PM

Sunbrella® Introduces Its First Non-Woven Seating For Marine Environments

-year-old family-owned company based in North Carolina with operations worldwide. Sunbury Textiles recently joined Sunbrella after 22 years

US Feb 13 2019 09:05 PM

More Than 200 Gather For Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network’s First-Ever Academic/Industry Networking Event

; more than 20 textile industry and business groups; faculty from the URI College of Business’ Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising

US Feb 13 2019 03:04 PM

NCTO Announces Kimberly Glas as Next President & CEO

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is pleased to announce the appointment Kimberly Glas as the organization’s new President & CEO, effective April 29th of this year. Ms. Glas will succeed Augustine “Auggie” D. Tantillo, who previously announced his intention to step down from the

GB Feb 13 2019 02:46 PM

New Milliken website presents full scope of textile expertise

quality and expertise with cutting-edge technology for the global textile market. The website presents the Milliken textiles portfolio in a

US Feb 13 2019 12:09 PM

Smart Clothing Could Soon Be Part of Your Wardrobe

lower costs—two major concerns for smart-garment manufacturers. SPEEDING UP THE PROCESS Producing textiles is an automated process, but

GB Feb 13 2019 10:48 AM

Tencel fibres for more comfort with Micro technology

be processed to very light knitted and woven fabrics. They are so light that one can barely feel the clothing,” the company continued. “As

US Feb 12 2019 07:26 PM

INVISTA’s Investment in Nylon Intermediates

market.” –Bill Greenfield, president of Intermediates See how INVISTA's Intermediates business is transforming and responding to needs in

US Feb 12 2019 04:06 PM

Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Trade Reciprocity Needed Now

Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross says, "[Under the] WTO's "Most Favored Nation" rule, we do not have the ability to vary tariff rates in order to directly match or offset the tariffs or non-tariff barriers of one country or another," in promoting the The U.S. Reciprocal Trade Act introduced in the House of Representatives this week...

US Feb 12 2019 03:00 PM

Uncommon Thread: An ancient fiber weaves a new story of cozy durability

by the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the U.S.—American Woolen Company—with two hand-warmer pockets and three drop pockets.

US Feb 11 2019 04:18 PM

How is wearable technology impacting industrial applications?

experts expect a growing adoption of wearable sensors in industrial facilities. Gloves with fabric-based sensors are one of the growing

US Feb 9 2019 09:19 PM

NeoCon 2019 Explores Human Centered Design

-after River North submarket, is interwoven into the fabric of Chicago as an innovator in business, technology, culture, art, media and more

US Feb 8 2019 02:01 AM

Smart fabric regulates body heat

-care purposes for the cloth, Wang predicts it will first appear in sporting clothing; Under Armour is already checking out it, he says.

US Feb 7 2019 10:30 PM

New shelter to protect soldiers from extreme cold

, Warwick Mills, which provided the fabric and tent liners. Multiple prototype liners were manufactured including eight thermal, four EMI

ZZ Feb 7 2019 05:06 PM

NCTO Advisory to the Trade — February 7, 2019 U.S. Section 301 Tariffs on Goods of Chinese Origin

NCTO supports the ongoing Trump administration’s Section 301 case against China’s intellectual property abuses, testifying on and submitting written comments documenting the damaging effects of China’s IP theft on U.S. textile manufacturers. In doing so, NCTO advised placing tariffs on finished

AU Feb 7 2019 02:51 AM

Textile and apparel companies turn to water saving methods

a spin-dyed fiber that introduces color at the pre-extrusion level. The black color pigment is incorporated into the Modal fiber at the dope

Yet Another Big Reason to Look for ‘Made in the USA’ When Buying Clothes

jobs and exploits women and girls? Two words: buy American. Only that way clothing manufacturers will know that consumers won’t stand for

US Feb 6 2019 05:29 PM

Forced labor, child work, awful wages: the lives of home-based garment workers in India

of 1,452 home-based garment workers in India, one of the world’s largest garment exporters. Home-based garment workers are usually women,

US Feb 6 2019 07:23 AM

Aligned discontinuous fibers come of age

to stretch-break high-performance fibers, including carbon and aramid. The company sells stretch-broken spun yarn materials for gasket-like

US Feb 5 2019 03:02 PM

Milliken debuts performance, protective textiles website

with cutting-edge technology for the global textile market. In addition to the breadth of textile products, Milliken also applies its award-

US Feb 5 2019 01:53 PM

SoftWear Automation: Announcing SEWBOT®s As A Service

products while creating a more reactive, reliable and sustainable textile ecosystem. Posted February 5, 2019 Source: SoftWear Automation

US Feb 4 2019 02:38 PM

NCTO Announces Retirement of President & CEO Auggie Tantillo

Augustine “Auggie” D. Tantillo, President & CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations, has announced his intention to retire from his position later this year. Tantillo has enjoyed a 38-year, multifaceted career in the Washington policy arena, most of which involved direct representation

US Feb 4 2019 06:11 AM

The Comeback Kid: Textiles Are Returning Stateside

need for new or expanded textile facilities for today’s advanced manufacturing. What companies in the textiles business should know is that

US Feb 2 2019 05:38 PM

How Tom Brady’s Under Armour ‘Care Package’ Is Helping Him Prepare for the Super Bowl

for his training. In the past several years, the sports apparel and footwear company has signed and extended the contracts of some of the

US Feb 2 2019 03:04 PM

Under Armour releases Spieth 3 golf shoe with improved stability and biomechanics consideration

of leather and textile—instead of just leather. The upper is both waterproof and breathable. Spieth penned an essay for Under Armour, in