Beverly Knits, Inc. acquires Gentry Mills

October 5th, 2022

Beverly Knits Inc has purchased the assets of Gentry Mills.  The new business, Creative Dyeing & Finishing, LLC will continue to provide dyeing & finishing services to the textile industry. The operation will complement the Beverly Knits group of companies - Creative Fabrics, Creative Ticking, Altus Finishing and Hemingway Sewing Solutions. “A combination of factors […]

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Haelixa traces DNA Egyptian cotton

October 4th, 2022

Within the scope of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) initiative “The Sustainability Pledge”, to improve transparency and traceability for sustainable garment and footwear supply chains, the Swiss company Haelixa traces Egyptian cotton DNA from the source up to premium shirts. The UNECE and United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business […]

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Madewell launches denim with bluesign® APPROVED ISKO fabrics

October 3rd, 2022

In a textile industry where sustainability is a top priority, Madewell, ISKO and bluesign® have come together for a strategic collaboration. Madewell has created the first ever denim style using bluesign® APPROVED ISKO fabrics, prioritizing sustainability in the production of a pair of women’s denim jeans. The Cali Demi-Boot Jeans, retailing for $138 USD launched […]

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Hand-feel testing equipment

October 3rd, 2022

The SDL Atlas FTT® Fabric Touch Tester meets the requirements of the new textile industry standard specifying textile hand-feel testing and evaluation. The SDL Atlas FTT® Fabric Touch Tester meets the requirements of the new textile industry standard specifying textile hand-feel testing and evaluation. Hand feel has continued to be difficult to communicate, and the […]

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The Sullivan House Bakery

October 1st, 2022

After more than 30 years in the insurance industry, a few years baking in a small Vermont bakery on the side, and a two-year stint as a Vermont inn owner, Nancy Ames was ready for her next adventure—opening a bakery. Ames always knew that something food/baking-related was her passion, but it wasn’t until she lost […]

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Fabric structures that withstand extreme environments

October 1st, 2022

Creativity is required when it comes to designing shades that can withstand Hawaii’s extreme trade winds. A solution devised by Tropical J’s is using motorized wire-guide shades, shown here installed at a residence, rather than tracked or keder shades, which can blow out of the tracks in high wind. Photo: Tropical J’s Inc. Visitors to […]

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Making the most of Expo 2022

October 1st, 2022

If you are attending IFAI Expo 2022 this month in Charlotte, N.C., welcome. For more than 100 years, Expo has been the place where industry stakeholders and leaders connect, learn and make purchases to grow their businesses. This year promises to be even better. You’ll learn new strategies and hear from your peers who may […]

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Safer on the job

October 1st, 2022

Lumberjacks need protective clothing and gear while cutting timber with a chainsaw. Photo: © Sonsam, Dreamstime.com A safe, clean and pollution-free workplace is important in offering a quality of life for a labor force, which also enhances worker productivity. But there can be multiple risk factors in a work environment, including mechanical or electrical hazards, extreme […]

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Mission Critical

October 1st, 2022

Call it a business founded on frustration and driven by inspiration. Spiritus Systems, which supplies nylon tactical gear for law enforcement, military personnel and other customers, started as an idea that took root on the side of a mountain in the Hindu Kush range in Afghanistan, where reliable gear is essential to survival. “My husband, […]

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The science behind military uniforms

October 1st, 2022

Soldiers assigned to Chaos Company, 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division dismount an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a squad live-fire exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, July 13, 2022. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division is among other units assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, […]

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