Textiles in the News

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

US Feb 1 2019 09:07 PM

Science Says Laundry Balls And Filters Are Effective In Keeping Microfibers Out Of Waterways

textile products and their pathways to the environment, we know that textiles laundered in washing machines are one source of microfibers

ZZ Feb 1 2019 05:40 PM

Sporting Kansas City chooses GreenFields as synthetic turf partner

GreenFields' game-changing IRONTURF technology is revolutionizing the turf industry. Engineered specifically for football and other high-impact sports, IRONTURF provides unmatched playability, durability and safety—all without sacrificing a high-quality look and feel. IRONTURF is a 50/50 woven

US Feb 1 2019 02:59 PM

New Center To Improve Region?s Roads, Tunnels, Bridges

, were awarded $853,000 in funding by the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) to create textiles integrated with optical fibers

US Feb 1 2019 12:22 AM

Cotton industry sustainability plan

provide the global textile supply chain additional assurances that U.S. cotton is produced in a responsible manner. The U.S. cotton national

US Jan 31 2019 06:54 PM

Atlanta's Plastic Waste Takes on New Life as Host Committee Uniforms

Plastic bottles collected from destinations around Atlanta will be converted to sustainable apparel, highlighting the city's commitment to zero waste.

US Jan 31 2019 05:05 PM

Supreme Corporation soars in wearable technology arena

The past year and a half has been heady times for Hickory, N.C.-based Supreme Corporation and its Volt Smart Yarns division. After debuting Volt at the 2017 IFAI Expo in New Orleans, the manufacturer has seemingly had one milestone after another. At the most recent IFAI Expo in Dallas, the company

US Jan 31 2019 03:58 PM

Rock West Composites Significantly Expands Its Filament Winding Capability with Major Investments in Equipment and Facility Space

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- This month Rock West Composites (RWC) announces the acquisition of new equipment and manufacturing space as it expands its filament winding operations as part of their strategic growth. RWC expanded into a third manufacturing bay at their building

US Jan 31 2019 03:18 PM

Polartec Commits to 100% Recycled, Biodegradability Across Entire Line

testing and certifications to create an innovation pipeline devoted to producing sustainable fabrics with elite performance characteristics,

US Jan 31 2019 02:16 PM

Unifi Awards for Partner Firms Which Helped it Recycled 14 bn Plastic Bottles

more than a quarter of a billion bottles. Additionally, adidas, Hanesbrands, Under Armour, Volcom, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc., are some of

US Jan 31 2019 01:28 PM

Registration Opens for North America’s Leading Soldier Modernization Conference – Future Soldier Technology USA 2019

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US Jan 31 2019 04:10 AM

Seamstress helps Textile Technology Center complete project on Army uniforms

The Textile Technology Center at Gaston College works with clients and partners in the textile industry on product development, sample production and laboratory testing, provide cutting-edge solutions to fiber producers, textile and apparel manufacturers and retailers with highly specialized needs.

US Jan 31 2019 02:31 AM

Teijin to Supply Tenax Carbon Fiber Thermoplastic Intermediate Material for Boeing Commercial Airplanes

health consciousness. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films

US Jan 30 2019 09:07 PM

Texworld USA And Apparel Sourcing USA Winter 2019 Edition Concludes Drawing More Than 4,000 Buyers

colors and textile offerings for the Spring/Summer 2019/20 season. Texworld USA and Apparel Sourcing USA will be joined with Home Textile

US Jan 30 2019 05:09 PM

Cotton research & development discussed at Lubbock meeting

New research and innovations in cotton address the immediate needs of the industry. In a meeting here organized by the Memphis-based The Cotton Board this week, about 65 people participated to discuss about the present and the future of cotton research and development.

US Jan 30 2019 04:59 PM

Unifi announces winners of REPREVE® Champions of Sustainability Awards

Now in its second year, Unifi, Inc.’s Champions of Sustainability awards continue to recognize brands, retailers and textile partners that demonstrate the shared goal of making our planet a better place to live.

US Jan 30 2019 04:46 PM

Polartec Commits to 100% Recycled Materials and Biodegradability Across Entire Product Line

Polartec, the premium producer of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, introduces its Eco-Engineering™ initiative to use recycled and biodegradable materials across its entire product line.

US Jan 30 2019 03:20 PM

Polartec Announces Updates At Outdoor Retailer

technology engineered to reduce fiber shedding. By encapsulating lofted fibers within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, the

US Jan 30 2019 03:14 PM

The most exciting new gear for hunters at SHOT Show 2019

Alberts/Guns.com) The GWG company has become synonymous with innovative, fully-featured hunting apparel for huntresses, and they do it

US Jan 30 2019 03:14 PM

Aesthetic Movement and Alterra Pure Announce Partnership

by two textile veterans, Alterra Pure is a sustainability company that crafts exceptional organic cotton sheets, organic cotton duvets and

US Jan 30 2019 03:07 PM

Big Retail Brands Are Waking Up To Ethical Fashion

factory has been heralded as one of the leading innovators in textile manufacturing and has been working with other American brands like

US Jan 29 2019 06:47 PM


‘The Berry Amendment') impose restrictions on the DoD's acquisition of foreign products and services. Generally, Clothing and Textile items

SGIA’s Women in Print Alliance Now Operating as Advisory Council

.” SGIA — Supporting the Leaders of the Printing Community Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) is the trade association of choice

US Jan 29 2019 03:58 PM

CHAMPION® Athleticwear Celebrates “100 Years For The Team” With Launch Of Global Campaign

patented creations, such as the iconic Reverse Weave sweatshirt. In 2018 the Reverse Weave hoodie was permanently installed into the Museum

US Jan 29 2019 03:39 PM

Milliken Specialty Interiors Expands Design And Account Management Teams

— The Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company, a leading global innovation company with textile, specialty chemical and floor

US Jan 29 2019 03:35 PM

Call For RISE® 2019 Presentations & Nominations For RISE® Innovation Award

Conference to be held September 24-25, 2019, at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. RISE® 2019 is a two-day conference

US Jan 29 2019 03:02 PM

Picanol To Participate In Techtextil 2019 In Raleigh, North Carolina

importance as Picanol has installed tens of thousands of weaving machines at American weaving mills. Over the years, the technical fabrics

US Jan 29 2019 11:41 AM

Send your old bras for recycling

. Enter Harper Wilde, the Los Angeles-based bra company that has just announced a partnership with textile recycler For Days. Now, when you

US Jan 29 2019 10:19 AM

Applied DNA Appoints Stephen Birkhold to the Strategic Advisory Board | Business Wire

of well-known fashion and luxury apparel and accessory brands. “By understanding a fashion brand’s business challenges, Applied DNA is

US Jan 29 2019 06:13 AM

What happens when you recycle your clothes

wardrobe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans recycle 15 percent of discarded textiles. This leaves more than

US Jan 28 2019 10:53 PM

ClearSpan Fabric Structures Inc.

of those warranties should grow, Ching notes, once the company introduces a new vinyl fabric it plans to introduce soon. “We’re really close

GB Jan 28 2019 10:52 PM

Lenzing recognised by Canopy

number one producer of wood-based fibres in the world out of 31 companies with respect to the responsible procurement of wood, the key raw

US Jan 28 2019 09:23 PM

The Biggest Textile Trends You'll See in 2019

by these trends." As an example, Turkish home textile manufacturer Erteks Kadife created towels influenced by some of the graphics in Pursue

US Jan 28 2019 07:20 PM

Process replaces traditional plastic with plant material

be more plastic tonnage in the ocean than fish.” The company is building a prototype textile mill in Peoria which will be a model for what

US Jan 28 2019 05:58 PM

Sheep to Shelf | Duckworth | Under the Big Sky

cooperative growers. Recently Duckworth was recognized by the American Sheep Industry Association for Industry Innovation. In this Under the

US Jan 28 2019 05:29 PM

Montana Ag Network: American wool in high demand

to grow for American wool — including Jacob Long who leads American Woolen Company based in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. “Obviously, as

US Jan 28 2019 11:56 AM

Are the Navy’s safety boots unsafe?

J. Hamilton, then the textile technologist running the Navy Footwear Program at the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility in Natick,

US Jan 27 2019 03:33 PM

Military Recruits Getting Made-In-The-USA Athletic Trainers

for years for athletic footwear to be made subject to the Berry Amendment, which requires the Defense Department to give preference to home-

US Jan 25 2019 09:30 PM

Five community involvement questions for businesses to explore

Many of today’s leading organizations emphasize the importance of corporate social responsibility — being keenly aware of opportunities to enhance their local communities. There are countless ways to accomplish this, from day-to-day volunteering events to “big picture” strategic efforts. In light of this growing focus, we are posing five questions to help organizations identify passion projects that make sense for both their employees and their businesses.

US Jan 25 2019 07:18 PM

Flylow Gear Unveils Stormproof/Breathable™ With Bolger & O’Hearn‘s OmniBloq™ Technology On Premier Men’s And Women’s Styles At 2019 Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show

creators of outerwear and apparel, will debut a new generation in performance apparel at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show with the

US Jan 25 2019 05:25 PM

IVL Receives Global Recognitions For Sustainability Development Lowering Impact On Climate Change

score amongst companies in the SET50 and GICS100 on Bloomberg ESG assessment. All these achievements reflect the company’s excellent

Diagnosing Amputee Discomfort

Researchers at the Wilson College of Textiles together with College of Engineering faculty are working on technology that will help diagnose amputee discomfort in order to make their artificial limbs more comfortable.

US Jan 25 2019 03:41 PM

On the Move: Jan. 25, 2019

. PROMOTED Chris Heard has been named chief operating officer for Sage Automotive Interiors headquartered in Greenville. In his new role,

US Jan 25 2019 12:06 PM

Under Armour to design apparel for space tourists

the suits will be flame retardant and will make use of fabric technology the company developed for football star Tom Brady to help control

US Jan 25 2019 11:22 AM

Watershed Geo Celebrates Ten Years of ClosureTurf®

with awards from many industry organizations, including the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Solid Waste Association

US Jan 25 2019 08:14 AM

Officially Licensed US Army OPC Apparel from Propper Coming Soon

as an option for several of our most popular camouflage garments.” A long-time staple in the uniform business, Propper has been a major

US Jan 24 2019 10:08 PM

Attis Industries Announces R&D Partnership with Iowa State University for Lignin-Based Carbon Fiber

Attis Industries announced a partnership with Iowa State University for a funded research program to develop carbon fibers for use in a wide variety of applications derived entirely or predominately from lignin produced at Attis’ planned biorefineries.

US Jan 24 2019 10:03 PM

Unifi Introduces New Sustainable Offerings at 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show

Continuing its commitment to sustainable innovation, Unifi, Inc. (NYSE: UFI), global textile solutions provider and one of the world's leading innovators in manufacturing synthetic and recycled performance fibers, will launch three new product offerings at Outdoor Retailer Snow Show 2019.

US Jan 24 2019 09:25 PM

Smarter Supply Chains Help Apparel Companies Keep Pace

Smarter Supply Chains Help Apparel Companies Keep Pace

US Jan 24 2019 09:06 PM

Duckworth Appoints Andy Wunsch CEO

Duckworth, the Merino wool apparel company, hired Andy Wunsch to lead Duckworth in the role of chief executive officer. Wunsch joins the

US Jan 24 2019 06:58 PM

FilSpec prepares for further expansion with upgrades at North American facilities

A Canada-based yarn spinner with a heritage that includes being part of one of the country’s venerable textile manufacturers of the past, is looking to expand globally as it upgrades its two plants in North America.

US Jan 24 2019 03:22 PM

Under Armour to create 'spacewear' for Virgin Galactic astronauts

friendship with its CEO, Kevin Plank and via the great relationships it has established over the years with various Virgin companies,"

US Jan 24 2019 03:08 PM

Kaneka Aerospace acheives AS9100D aerospace certification

Corp.’s (Düsseldorf, Germany) benzoxazine composites business further strengthened its composites portfolio. Kaneka Aerospace’s product

US Jan 24 2019 02:51 PM

Cashing in on my farmer’s jeans

their clothing line. And as for my farmer’s jeans, thank you Cotton Incorporated for giving them a second lien on life by using them to make

US Jan 24 2019 01:00 PM

I Spent $925 on a Fake Canada Goose Coat

inside those whizzing cylinders, so long as they have procedures in place for dealing with complaints of counterfeits. A glaring downside

US Jan 24 2019 12:33 PM

Reed Exhibitions Announces Launch of Functional Fabric Fair Powered by PERFORMANCE DAYS® - October 22-23, 2019, in Portland, Oregon | Business Wire

presentations, professional networking and matchmaking programs. Textile manufacturers, suppliers and service providers will present their

GB Jan 24 2019 11:04 AM

Bally Ribbon Mills to highlight 3D weaving capabilities at JEC World 2019

-dimensional continuous weaving method, BRM produces textiles that can be fabricated into near net-shape structures. These advanced weaving

GB Jan 24 2019 10:39 AM

Fashion industry needs to make meaningful change

The latter – which calls on companies to take action on one of four action points – has since been signed by 94 companies, representing 12.5

US Jan 24 2019 09:32 AM

Harvard, Levi Strauss, U.S. think tank in blockchain tie-up on worker welfare

school, U.S. think-tank New America, and American apparel company Levi Strauss & Co announced on Thursday a collaboration to develop a

US Jan 24 2019 03:02 AM

PureTemp introduces temperature-control fabric coating

woven, interlock, circular knits, nonwoven, cotton, polyester and other blends. The Minnesota company began producing the world’s first 100

US Jan 23 2019 09:23 PM

Study reveals disconnect between shoppers and retailers

. 79% of retail executives believe having AI and VR in stores will increase sales, but only 14% of consumers believe those technologies will

US Jan 23 2019 08:53 PM

The Correct Change: Foreign Exchange Is the Secret Weapon to Solve Cart Abandonment

customer loyalty — and even attracting business away from competitors — will require that apparel retailers invest in foreign exchange for

US Jan 23 2019 07:03 PM

IFAI Marine Fabricators Conference draws second largest audience in its history

The 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 10-12 in Long Beach, Calif., was a huge hit, with 260 verified registrants, making it the second-largest crowd in conference history.

US Jan 23 2019 07:00 PM

Apex Mills & N.C. production plant become ISO 9001:2015 certified

Apex Mills Corp., a leading manufacturer of warp knit technical textiles, announced that the company, along with Apex Aridyne Corp., its manufacturing facility in Graham, N.C., has been assessed by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. and found to be in conformance with the requirements defined by ISO 9001:2015.

US Jan 23 2019 06:31 PM

Adaptive Clothes – Do you think They are Reliable Or Not?

Make sure that you are choosing a great company that will able to provide Fashionable garments and quality fabrics at a reasonable worth. If

US Jan 23 2019 06:23 PM

Colonial Mills to relocate to East Providence

COLONIAL MILLS, a braided rug and accessory maker, will relocate from Pawtucket, the location shown above, to East Providence this year. /

US Jan 23 2019 06:15 PM

Davie unveils plans for new Mocksville industrial campus. 'You can’t sell cornfields anymore,' economic chief says.

40. The $142 million Gildan Yarns LLC plant is near the planned campus, where the apparel manufacturer had 290 jobs as of last fall. The

Students inspire inclusivity with Runway of Dreams NC State Chapter

After noticing a gap in the apparel industry for people with disabilities, students at the Wilson College of Textiles have started a chapter of the Runway of Dreams Foundation (RODF) at NC State. The Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit working towards inclusivity, acceptance and opportunity

US Jan 23 2019 03:16 PM

High Plains Cotton Conference set Feb. 1 in Spearman

Farm Credit, FMC, Nutrien, Patton Custom Fertilizer and Plains Cotton Growers. The program will include: Cotton Preseason Decisions, Dr.

US Jan 23 2019 02:32 PM

ECOTEK 360, Inc Appoints New Member to its Board of Directors

U.S. textile industry and promoting the Made in America textile image for superior quality and innovation. It is with great enthusiasm we

GB Jan 23 2019 10:13 AM

Alvanon launches 3D fit database with 6,000 avatars

Apparel size and fit specialist Alvanon has launched a new cloud database offering 3D fit standards for the global apparel industry, in a

US Jan 23 2019 05:07 AM

3D printing is missing the third dimension

performance, continuous-fiber reinforcement? Arevo and moi composites3 (see photo) are doing just that — placing continuous fibers in three

AU Jan 23 2019 03:32 AM

Fashion industry yet to realise the potential of 3D printing

. Also, designers have researched and came up with a collection of garments modeled as the geometry of sound wave, using rubber mesh that

US Jan 23 2019 12:03 AM

Parent of Cone Denim, Burlington rebrands as Elevate Textiles

of American & Efird, Burlington, Gütermann and Safety Components. Elevate Textiles was born out of the integration of American & Efird

US Jan 22 2019 11:56 PM

Loop Industries recounts sustainability milestones of 2018

the world, said Loop Industries. The company announced that by bringing Loop PET resin and polyester fiber to market, Loop Industries is “