Women in Textiles Summit Helps Attendees Build Industry Relationships and Leadership Skills

February 28th, 2020

The second annual Women in Textiles Summit, held February 19–21, almost doubled in attendance and gave attendees ample opportunities to build new business alliances while learning about emerging trends in the industry. The event, sponsored by Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), was held in Nashville, Tenn. "This event was born through the remarkable stories of […]

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VF Corp targets industry first with green bonds

February 28th, 2020

VF Corp, which owns brands including Timberland and North Face, is to offer green bonds to investors to fund sustainability projects in what is believed to be a global first for an apparel company. The company has not disclosed how much it is hoping to raise from the unsecured bonds. VF Corp plans to use […]

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Quantum accelerates investment to expand U.S. production of technical textiles

February 27th, 2020

Quantum Materials (Quantum), a leading manufacturer of custom, advanced textiles, is accelerating its investments in new manufacturing equipment to meet increased demand for domestic production capabilities. The North Carolina-based company will spend $3.5 million to further diversify its business with customized state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to support research, development and manufacturing for non-traditional and high-performance woven […]

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Champion Thread promotes Lee

February 27th, 2020

Champion Thread Company, a supplier of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products accessories, has promoted Jim Lee to the position of vice president of sales. In his expanded role, Lee will continue his current business development role while assuming the added responsibilities for developing strategic sales plans and managing all […]

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Expressions expands into North American banner and retail soft signage market

February 26th, 2020

Aurora Specialty Textiles Group has announced the addition of Expressions Poly Banner & Expressions Poly Banner Plus to its popular Expressions family of printable textiles. Aurora has a long history of serving the North American banner and retail soft signage markets and the new additions to its Expressions line represent Aurora’s commitment to delivering best-in-class […]

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NCTO responds to coronavirus and global market uncertainties

February 25th, 2020

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) president and CEO Kim Glas recently issued the following statement on the industry’s response to the coronavirus crisis: “The coronavirus has impacted Asian textile and apparel manufacturing productivity and output, and our concerns lie with the affected companies and workers during this terrible crisis. The U.S. textile industry continues […]

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Milliken & Company: one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for 14th Year

February 25th, 2020

A capstone recognition for the diversified global manufacturer, Milliken & Company now celebrates its 14th year among the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Selected by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, the esteemed designation honors companies with purpose-driven strategies that strive to create positive change throughout […]

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2020 AATCC Technical Manual includes new standards

February 25th, 2020

The 2020 volume of the AATCC Technical Manual is now available, with three new standards. The new Test Methods (TM) and Evaluation Procedures (EP) in the 2020 AATCC Technical Manual are: AATCC TM209-2019,Test Method for pH and Total Alkali in Wet Processed Textiles: CombinedAATCC TM210-2019,Test Method for Electrical Resistance Before and After Various Exposure ConditionsAATCC […]

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Archroma joins The Denim Window

February 24th, 2020

Archroma, a leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, has joined The Denim Window as its showcase company for color and effect technologies. The Denim Window is a showroom located in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is dedicated to providing apparel brands with inspiration, sustainability and innovation for their denim collections. The Denim Window connects […]

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Making the world’s first climate-neutral continent a reality by 2050

February 21st, 2020

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 may be the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. The European Commission has presented the European Green Deal, an ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range […]

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