Supima partners with TextileGenesis to improve traceability

June 14th, 2022

TextileGenesis and Supima announce a strategic partnership to establish the new industry benchmark platform for authenticating cotton. The Supima blockchain platform powered by TextileGenesis™ will digitally connect Supima’s comprehensive supply chain from the growers to the brand/retailers. Integrated with this digital platform, Supima’s technology partner Oritain™ will provide the forensic origin authentication for Supima cotton […]

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Lightweight structural strength

June 14th, 2022

Serge Ferrari’s STFE is a new flexible composite membrane that offers an outdoor feel with indoor protection. Serge Ferrari’s STFE is a new flexible composite membrane that offers an outdoor feel with indoor protection. With applications for atriums, walkways, skylights and stadiums, the lightweight polyarylate mesh is 10 times lighter than glass and provides structural […]

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e3 Sustainable Cotton program celebrates record enrollment

June 13th, 2022

Photo: Materra BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, the first transparent and traceable cotton supply chain, has announced unprecedented growth. More than 900 growers enrolled in the program by registering cotton bales from their 2021 growing season, a 25% increase in enrollment from the previous year. “We are very encouraged by the growth we saw this […]

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U.S. ports remain at near-record volume as West Coast contract deadline approaches

June 10th, 2022

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see near-record volume again this month as retailers work to meet still-strong consumer demand and also protect themselves against potential disruptions at West Coast ports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “We’re in for a busy […]

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Vertilux celebrates 40th anniversary

June 10th, 2022

Vertilux celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, including an open house at its new Miami headquarters, conferences, training sessions, meetings and more. Vertilux was founded in 1982 in Miami, dedicated to the business of light protection products for windows. By 1985, in a world that was still not concerned about environmental impact and people’s health, […]

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Sustainability specialist Ullhas Nimkar new president of SDC

June 9th, 2022

The Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) has announced Ullhas Nimkar CCol FDSC as its new President, heralding a new push to advance sustainability standards for the industry. The chairman and managing director of NimkarTek Technical Services, based in Mumbai, has been a member of the SDC for 35 years. Taking over from John Hansford, […]

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Mannington Commercial announces products 105% carbon offset

June 8th, 2022

Mannington Commercial announced that new and refreshed products launched in 2022 across its carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), rubber and resilient sheet lines will be 105% carbon offset. This means customers will have the assurance of knowing the products they specify will be carbon negative, or carbon neutral at the least.  From raw material extraction […]

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Gina Thorsen named CEO Jacquart Fabric Products

June 7th, 2022

Gina Jacquart Thorsen makes history as the first female CEO of Jacquart Fabric Products, the parent company of the national brand Stormy Kromer. In her new role, she will oversee strategic vision, company operations, sales & marketing, product development and more.  Over the past decade, Thorsen has been instrumental in growing the Stormy Kromer brand […]

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New direct-to-fabric printer

June 7th, 2022

Epson’s direct-to-fabric printer, the Monna Lisa 8000, delivers crisp, professional quality textiles at industrial level print speeds up to 1,744 ft2/hr. Epson’s direct-to-fabric printer, the Monna Lisa 8000, features eight, all-new 4.7-inch PrecisionCore® printheads to deliver crisp, professional quality textiles at industrial level print speeds up to 1,744 ft2/hr. It accurately reproduces complex patterns, color […]

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Textile and apparel groups send letter to VP Harris

June 6th, 2022

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, and the Central America – Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council (CECATEC), the main apparel and textile group in the region, sent a joint letter to Vice President Kamala Harris on May 31, outlining critical […]

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