Forrest Buck

Forrest Buck new VP of IT at Culp Inc.

August 19th, 2022

Culp Inc. (NYSE: CULP)  (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “CULP”) today announced that Forrest Buck has been named vice president of information technology for the company. Buck joined CULP in 1995 and has served in various capacities within the company’s IT department over his long tenure. Since June 2018, he has served as the director […]

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Textile manufacturers turn to mono material fabrics and cellulosic fibers

August 18th, 2022

Developments in advanced mono material fabrics and fabrics made using cellulosic fibers were widespread at the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2023 as manufacturers continue to improve the recyclability of textile products, according to "Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2023," a 24-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The […]

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Suominen to implement surcharges

August 17th, 2022

Suominen has announced general surcharges on all its products in North America effective immediately. These surcharges are a response to significant unexpected increases in raw materials, energy and freight costs.“We have done all we can to mitigate these increases on behalf of our customers. Suominen can no longer absorb the full extent of these increases. […]

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Hyosung TNC commercializes world’s first bio-based spandex

August 16th, 2022

Hyosung TNC announced on August 10, 2022 that it successfully developed bio-derived spandex, ‘creora® bio-based’, using a natural material extracted from corn instead of coal, and obtained a global eco-friendly certification. Commercializing the world’s first bio-based spandex that reduces carbon emissions by 23% compared to conventional products, the ‘creora® bio-based’ spandex uses a corn-derived substance […]

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Regel™ Fibre is “bluesign® APPROVED”

August 15th, 2022

Regel™ fibre, recycled acrylic fibre from Thai Acrylic Fibre Company (TAF) – Aditya Birla Group, is now “bluesign® APPROVED”, in addition to being a GRS certified acrylic fibre. This certifies that Regel™ meets the safety and environmental requirements of bluesign® CRITERIA, the latest milestone in their long path towards sustainability. Regel™ is TAF’s second product […]

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Four handsome woven textiles

August 15th, 2022

The West Elm 5.0 collection featuring four handsome woven textiles with luxurious, durable design and a sensory tactility for corporate conference rooms and dens of domesticity. The creative collaboration between Designtex and West Elm has produced the West Elm 5.0 collection featuring four handsome woven textiles with luxurious, durable design and a sensory tactility for […]

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Slowing imports

August 12th, 2022

After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year, but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retail sales are still growing, […]

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Cone Denim partners with BastCore

August 11th, 2022

Cone Denim®, a global company focused on denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, is expanding its partnership with expert hemp processing innovator, BastCore, following Cone’s recently launched U.S. Hemp Collection. This evolving partnership continues to open new opportunities for collaboration between like-minded companies providing increased sustainable denim offerings to customers while increasing Cone’s support of American […]

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Archroma to acquire the Textile Effects business of Huntsman Corp.

August 10th, 2022

Archroma announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Textile Effects business from Huntsman Corp. Since its formation in 2013, through a series of mergers & acquisitions, as well as internal investments in R&D, manufacturing and service capabilities, Archroma has been building a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to serve the emerging needs […]

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Milliken & Co. expands yarn production

August 9th, 2022

Milliken & Company — a diversified global manufacturer innovating in the textile, chemical, floor covering and healthcare industries — recently acquired one of the Frontier yarn plants in Mayodan, N.C., from Gildan. This plant acquisition expands Milliken’s open-end yarn production for its protective fabrics, workwear, government and defense, industrial, and napery textile business units. “Investing […]

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