NCTO concerned over plan to impose tariffs on Mexico

May 31, 2019

Kim Glas, president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), has issued the following statement in response to the administration’s decision under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to assess penalty duties on Mexico as an attempt to address the growing immigration dispute on the U.S. southern border. The proposed 5 percent …

Global nanofiber market grows

“Nanofiber Market to 2025—Global Analysis and Forecasts by Material and Application,” a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, details the growth of the global nanofiber market, which accounted for $1,263.6 Mn in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.0 percent over the forecast period 2018–2025, to reach $7,238.3 Mn in 2025. Nanotechnology will …

Organic fraud prevention program launched

May 30, 2019

The Organic Trade Association has launched an Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions program. Organic businesses may now voluntarily pre-enroll in a program to help minimize or eliminate organic fraud both inside and outside of the U.S. The program is based on the association’s tested and completed Organic Fraud Prevention Guide that provides businesses engaged in organic …

Malpass honored by AATCC

May 29, 2019

Howard C. Malpass is this year’s recipient of the AATCC Olney Medal Award. Malpass was recognized for his work on the implementation of pre-reduced indigo and its beneficial impacts in the dyeing, manufacturing and retail industries. Malpass retired in 2014 and is currently consulting part-time for Denim Dyeing Technical Service LLC. He collaborated with Ralph …

SMART champions recycling

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles (SMART) Association celebrated Global Recycling Day on March 18 by raising awareness of the future of textile recycling. Organized by the Bureau of International Recycling, the annual event is an opportunity to change the mindset of governments, businesses, communities and individuals to see recyclables as a resource, not waste. …

Durashine™ sewing threads for stitching outdoor fabrics

May 28, 2019

Thai Acrylic Fibre Co. (TAF) has launched a new application for its Durashine™ fibre for stitching of outdoor fabrics. The company has developed sewing thread with Durashine fibre which provides excellent resistance to UV and is also strong enough to hold awning and outdoor furniture together. “Our customers have been looking for a solution for …

AAFA publishes restricted substance list

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has published the 20th edition of the Restricted Substance List, a go-to resource for industry professionals tasked with chemical management. The list includes banned and restricted chemicals and substances for finished apparel, footwear, and home textile products and identifies the most restrictive regulations worldwide. The Restricted Substance List …

Milliken named a “Most Ethical Company”

May 27, 2019

Milliken & Company, a global manufacturer with expertise in specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles, was named among the 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The 2019 World’s Most Ethical Companies recognizes organizations that influence and …

Carhartt partners with ISAIC to support skills and labor for the sewn trades

May 24, 2019

Carhartt, a premium workwear brand, has announced that it is partnering with the Industrial Sewing and Innovation Center (ISAIC) by dedicating the third floor of its Cass Avenue, Detroit, retail location to the organization. In addition, the company is also making an in-kind donation of apparel manufacturing equipment to help support the organization’s launch plans. …

WorldSkills USA at the Global Trade Skills Competition, August 22-27, Kazan, Russia

SkillsUSA today revealed 22 young competitors who will represent the United States at WorldSkills, the largest international showcase of the skilled trades. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its selected team members, with an average age of 19, are masters in their craft. …