Recycled yarn challenges and solutions

March 31st, 2023

Spinning yarn blends of virgin and recycled fibers is a much bigger challenge than any other commonly used blend. But the results can still be acceptable with comprehensive quality testing, know-how and experience—as well as the new Uster Statistics 2023 edition as a vital benchmarking tool. The European Union has defined a strategy for sustainable […]

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GOLDTOE launches free sock recycling program with TerraCycle

March 30th, 2023

In time for Earth Month, GOLDTOE® Socks announced its Free Recycling Program in partnership with TerraCycle®, an international recycling leader. The program will offer people an easy way to recycle used socks from any brand, which will then be made into new products. In return, users will be rewarded with points which can be used as […]

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Eureka! Tents acquired by Rekord Group

March 29th, 2023

Photo courtesy of Eureka! The Tent Company. Eureka! Commercial (and Military) tents announces that it has been acquired by Rekord Group. Our shared focus and passion for the tent industry makes this an exciting opportunity for our combined employees, customers, vendors and business partners. Our new company—InTENTional Systems—is prepared to grow with you and continue […]

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VEOCEL™ upgrades lyocell shortcut fiber

March 28th, 2023

Lenzing Group, a global producer of wood-based specialty fibers, has announced the launch of its upgraded lyocell shortcut fibers by VEOCEL™ for the flushable market. The upgraded lyocell shortcut fibers not only have high dispersibility, which make them ideal for use in flushable wipes, they also have an upgraded finish, an added benefit for wipes […]

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Eco-friendly acrylic fibers

March 28th, 2023

Drytex Cycle® acrylic fiber products from Sudamericana de Fibras (SDF) contain up to 50% post-industrial content. Drytex Cycle® acrylic fiber products from Sudamericana de Fibras (SDF) contain up to 50% post-industrial content, earning the Recycled Claim Standard. Using a proprietary process, industrial material that would otherwise have become waste is recovered, washed and converted back […]

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Noble Biomaterials’ Ionic+ Botanical Technology receives EPA registration

March 27th, 2023

Noble Biomaterials, a global supplier of antimicrobial solutions for soft surface applications, announced its latest antimicrobial technology has received official EPA registration. Ionic+® Botanical uses a bio-based registered citric acid formula to inhibit the growth of microbes and reduce odor on fabric and other soft surfaces. Noble Biomaterials began development of the proprietary Ionic+® Botanical […]

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SMART leaders promote reuse and recycling

March 24th, 2023

Sorted buckets of textiles stand ready for recycling. Photo by Nikki Schuurman courtesy Circle Economy_2pxl The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) 2023 Annual Convention in Dubai drew record-breaking attendance of nearly 200 industry leaders from14 countries including the UAE, India and Pakistan. SMART is the leading industry voice promoting high standards and best […]

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Tad Calahan appointed to lead TVF

March 23rd, 2023

TVF Inc., a 100% employee-owned global textile supplier, has announced the early completion of a strategic leadership transition. TVF President Tad Calahan will take on full leadership responsibility of the nearly 50-year-old company. TVF Chief Executive Officer Chris Fredericks will turn his full attention to serving as CEO of Empowered Ventures (EV), TVF’s 100% employee-owned […]

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Jeanologia reduces garment finishing water consumption

March 22nd, 2023

Jeanologia, the Spain-based company developing eco-efficient technologies, reduced water consumption from 100 to 1 liter from the fabric to the finished garment thanks to its technologies. For World Water Day, celebrated on March 22, Jeanologia reminds us that the textile industry is one of the most water-consuming, most wastewater-producing and one of the most polluting. […]

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Glen Raven Inc. to eliminate PFAS chemicals across entire portfolio

March 21st, 2023

Glen Raven Inc. announced it has begun to phase out PFAS chemicals across its global fabric portfolio. The company began incorporating optimal non-PFAS solutions into production last month and all production will be transitioned to non-PFAS by the end of 2023. In addition, all new fabric designs, including for the company’s flagship Sunbrella® brand, will be […]

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