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CULP conducts global giving initiative

February 28th, 2022

In conjunction with Valentine’s Day celebrations, High Point-based textile company, Culp Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) decided to “Share the Love,” not only with its local High Point community, but also with communities around the world. During the first two weeks of February, CULP conducted the company’s first-ever global giving initiative, aptly named, […]

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Texbase Inc. launches MaterialFirst Marketplace

February 25th, 2022

Texbase Inc., a cloud-based data management and collaboration platform for the textile and consumer products industries, announced the launch of MaterialFirst Marketplace – the exclusive material marketplace built into Texbase. MaterialFirst gives suppliers and ingredient brands a cost-effective, secure, and direct marketing channel to both current and future customers right from within Texbase itself. Suppliers easily track […]

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GOTS marks 20th anniversary with all-time high in certified facilities

February 24th, 2022

Record high: 12,338 (+19%) GOTS certified facilities in 79 countries in 2021. Twenty years after its inception, the textile processing standard for organic fibers records new all-time high figures: 18 Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Approved Certification Bodies report a total of 12,338 certified facilities (+19%) in 79 countries (+11%).   “What seemed utopian to many […]

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Ultrafabrics and TENCEL announce partnership

February 23rd, 2022

Ultrafabrics is proud to announce its partnership with Lenzing AG. The partnership will see Ultrafabrics polyurethane material incorporate LENZING AG’s TENCEL™ Modal fibers as a backcloth in its collections with 100% reinforced rayon. Ultrafabrics is on a mission towards sustainability in all aspects of its business. By 2030, it aims to have 100% of its […]

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Coloreel and Hirsch Solutions expand partnership

February 22nd, 2022

Coloreel, with its unique technology for digital dyeing of textile thread on-demand, expands partnership with U.S. distributor of embroidery machines, Hirsch Solutions. Hirsch Solutions, Huntersville, N.C., is a distributor of embroidery machines and other decoration equipment on the U.S. market, with a large network of high-end customers in the textile and decoration industry. With the […]

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Vegan indoor/outdoor fabric

February 22nd, 2022

Ultrafabrics has launched Coast, a vegan indoor/outdoor performance fabric for hospitality, residential and marine markets. Ultrafabrics has launched Coast, a vegan indoor/outdoor performance fabric for hospitality, residential and marine markets. The fabric is water-resistant in environments where both chlorinated and salt water are a danger to furniture. It features enhanced UV resistance and colorfastness to […]

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Flexible, floating solar panels

February 22nd, 2022

A consortium led by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) has launched a study on floating, flexible solar energy systems. The project has been installed in the Fieldlab Green Economy Westvoorne in Oostvoornse Meer lake, near the Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, a harbor and industrial area close to Rotterdam. The study team is examining the […]

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SEAMS announces 2022 board of directors

February 18th, 2022

SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products Industry for over 50 years, announced the new membership election for the Board of Directors 2022 calendar year. “We are currently seeing a tremendous interest in the Made in America movement. The SEAMS 2022 Board of Directors is ready to continue to position the organization and […]

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Jennifer Knight named as deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials

February 17th, 2022

The Biden Administration has appointed Jennifer Knight to the office of deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Knight will oversee the Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), the Office of Materials Industries and the Office of Consumer Goods within the International Trade Administration’s Industry and Analysis […]

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Sewn products reshoring award nominations open

February 16th, 2022

The Reshoring Initiative, founded in 2010, helps manufacturers realize that local production, in some cases, reduces their total cost of ownership of purchased products and tooling.  SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative participated in the “Made in USA/Reshoring” panel  at the Sourcing at MAGIC event in Las Vegas, Nev. The panel discussion was focused on steps […]

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