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Fashion’s environmental governance begins with nearshoring and onshoring

If the US fashion industry shifts to onshoring and nearshoring it will reap the benefits from both a business and environmental point of view, writes National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO)’s Kimberly Glas in https://www.just-style.com/. Decisions made decades ago have come back to haunt the fashion industry when it comes to environmental governance. About 30 years […]

NCTO New Member: Richloom

NCTO welcomes its newest member, Richloom. Richloom is a global, multi-faceted textile and finished goods company supplying customers from upholstery, decorative jobbers, hospitality, over-the-counter retail to finished product.  www.Richloom.com

Talk Textiles: NCTO & WPRC Discuss the HOPR Act

This video on the Homeland Procurement Reform Act (HOPR Act), which was produced by NCTO in collaboration with the Warrior Protection & Readiness Coalition (WPRC), provides an overview of the HOPR Act as it relates to the domestic textile and apparel industry. The Homeland Procurement Reform Act (HOPR Act, H.R. 2915), encourages domestic sourcing and […]

Bloomberg Exposé on Shein Reveals Clothing Contains Banned Forced-Labor Cotton, Underscores Urgency to Close a U.S. Loophole

Bloomberg News has published a hard-hitting investigative story this week that released findings of lab testing results that confirms certain clothing sold by e-commerce juggernaut Shein has been found to contain banned cotton produced with forced labor from the Xinjiang region of China.  Furthermore, the story details how Shein is utilizing a trade loophole called […]

U.S. Textile Industry Calls for China 301 Tariffs on Textile & Apparel End Products

WASHINGTON, DC – National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President & CEO Auggie Tantillo testified as a witness at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) public hearing on proposed China 301 tariffs in Washington, DC on May 17. “The U.S. textile industry strongly supports the Trump administration’s Section 301 case to sanction China’s […]

NCTO Elects Georgia Yarn Manufacturing CEO as 2018 Chairman

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) held its 15th Annual Meeting March 20-22 in Washington, DC.  Elected as NCTO officers for 2018 are: Chairman – Marty Moran Mr. Moran is CEO of Buhler Quality Yarns Corp., a leading fine-count yarn supplier with a manufacturing plant and its U.S. headquarters in Jefferson, […]

2018 State of the U.S. Textile Industry Address

by William V. “Bill” McCrary Jr. It has been an amazing year for the U.S. textile industry and the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO).  President Trump’s pro-manufacturing agenda is forcing Washington to do what NCTO has long sought – rethink policies on trade, taxation, regulatory reform and a host of other issues. Let there […]

Why NCTO Launched Textiles in the News

by Auggie Tantillo The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is pleased to announce the launch of Textiles in the News (TIN), a new website promoting the U.S. textile industry.  The website’s URL is http://www.textilesinthenews.org. As part of NCTO’s American Textiles: We Make Amazing™ public relations effort, TIN’s mission is to showcase the dynamism of […]

U.S. Textile, Fiber Trade Associations Announce Merger

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) and the American Fiber Manufacturers Association (AFMA) announced a merger of their respective organizations effective April 1, 2018. NCTO Chairman William V. “Bill” McCrary Jr., Chairman & CEO, William Barnet & Son, Spartanburg, S.C. said, “The NCTO merger with AFMA strengthens the U.S. textile industry’s […]