Chiara joins AGI Denim

August 31st, 2020

AGI Denim, a denim manufacturer in Pakistan, has hired Carl Chiara as global creative director. A seasoned designer and inspiring team leader, Chiara brings more than 20 years of global experience in inventive design that is scalable and sustainable.Prior to joining AGI Denim, Chiara co-founded the widely respected Unionmade retail boutique chain. He has served […]

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401 Tech Bridge completes $6 million funding round

August 28th, 2020

401 Tech Bridge, a newly formed economic development organization, has closed on a $6 million funding round. The organization was founded to connect manufacturers, small businesses, research and development entities, trade organizations, and state and defense agencies to collaborate in the development of new advanced materials and technologies for real-world applications.  Composites and textiles were among the […]

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Universities join forces to fight COVID-19

August 27th, 2020

Researchers around the world are racing to find treatments to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused more than 16 million human infections globally. Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of Georgia are collaborating to explore whether the tendency of the virus to bind to carbohydrate-based polymers, such as heparin, can be used to develop virus-trapping gels and […]

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Damen appointed Teijin Aramid CFO

August 26th, 2020

Teijin Aramid has appointed Isabelle Damen as the company’s new CFO. Damen succeeds Peter ter Horst, who was named CEO of Teijin Aramid earlier this year. Damen has worked in finance for more than 20 years and brings a wealth of international experience to Teijin Aramid. She is a well-equipped strategic business partner and previously […]

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Morito Scovill Americas introduces C.O.R.E.

August 25th, 2020

According to a press release from Morito Scovill Americas, the company has announced its focus on sustainability efforts in 2020 and beyond, with the introduction of C.O.R.E.—Committed to Our Resources and Environment. C.O.R.E. is composed of manufacturing methods and products that will greatly reduce the company’s manufacturing impact. Morito Scovill Americas’ C.O.R.E. manufacturing methods do not […]

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Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation releases confidence index for Equipment Finance Industry

August 24th, 2020

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released its August 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is […]

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Spinnova appoints international textile experts

August 21st, 2020

As fiber innovation company Spinnova prepares to scale its sustainable fiber production, it has onboarded two niche textile experts to help commercialize its sustainable wood-based fiber. Shahriare Mahmood has started as Spinnova’s sustainability director. Mahmood joined Spinnova from Finnish children’s wear brand Reima. Mahmood has both an academic and a technical textile industry background. Graduated […]

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AATCC announces 2021 “Fashion Evolution” student design competition

August 20th, 2020

Students are invited to showcase their design talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the Concept 2 Consumer® Student Design Competition. This year’s theme, Fashion Evolution, showcases AATCC’s centennial: “Celebrating a Century—Focused on the Future.” Fashion Evolution will mirror that theme. From the 1920s, when AATCC was founded, to the present day, students will be […]

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Dancing Leopard selects Coats Digital VisionPLM

August 19th, 2020

Fast-growing womenswear brand, Dancing Leopard, has selected Coats Digital’s Product Lifecycle Management solution, VisionPLM, to accelerate and connect its collection management, product development and sourcing processes. VisionPLM is a fashion specific web-based solution which is tailored to suit the evolving needs of all businesses sizes, and is available on a Software as a Subscription (SaaS) […]

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Value Vinyls announces introduction of Visiontex for outdoor solutions

August 18th, 2020

Value Vinyls Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, has announced a partnership with HVG Fabrics, an Australian based company. Value Vinyls will be the exclusive brand partner in North America for Visiontex™, a vinyl-coated polyester product. Visiontex fabrics are made for long-term outdoor performance and manufactured to Greenguard Gold Certification requirements, with no harmful toxins like lead, mercury, […]

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