AFFOA Partners with National Family, Consumer Sciences Education leaders

June 30th, 2023

The Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) Manufacturing Innovation Institute is partnering with the leadership of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) programs across the United States to ensure that the FCS textile curriculum is recognized as a valuable entry point to STEM-based careers in advanced functional fabrics. AFFOA's Education and Workforce Development (EWD) Team envisions a world […]

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Kodak opens Textile Test Facility

June 29th, 2023

Kodak announces the opening of its Textile Test Facility which will provide a comprehensive range of testing services to textile developers, manufacturers and academic institutions to assess specific properties and performance attributes of fabrics. The offering leverages Kodak's infrastructure and expertise in advanced materials and chemicals and is an extension of the company's recent initiative […]

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Lectra joins the United Nations Global Compact

June 28th, 2023

Lectra supports the transformation of fashion, automotive and furniture companies by providing them with technological solutions that accelerate their transition to a more efficient and more sustainable Industry 4.0. In February, as part of the launch of its new roadmap, Lectra confirmed the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in its strategy and presented its […]

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Data, legislation, climate crisis in focus at Better Cotton Conference

June 27th, 2023

Better Cotton has concluded its annual conference, which was held from 21-22 June in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The in-person and online event attracted more than 350 industry stakeholders from 38 countries around the world, and explored four key themes: Climate Action, Sustainable Livelihoods, Data & Traceability, and Regenerative Agriculture. On the opening day, following a […]

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Nature-inspired upholstery collection

June 26th, 2023

The Sunbrella® and designer David Rockwell Currents collection includes 35 nature-inspired high-performance fabrics designed for high-traffic indoor and outdoor commercial spaces. Photo: Courtesy of Sunbrella x David Rockwell Collection. Sunbrella® and designer David Rockwell announce Currents, an inaugural collection of 35 nature-inspired high-performance upholstery fabrics designed for high-traffic indoor and outdoor commercial spaces. The new […]

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Kelheim Fibres management change

June 26th, 2023

From left to right: Mark von der Becke, Dr. Maring Crnoja Cosic, Matthew North After nearly 30 years with the company, Matthew North, Commercial Director at renowned viscose specialty fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres, will retire on July 1, 2023. Throughout his long and successful career, he has played a significant role in transforming Kelheim Fibres […]

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TÜV Rheinland, Bluwin to sign MOU

June 23rd, 2023

As consumer demand for environmentally friendly products continues to grow, the textiles industry faces the imperative of adopting sustainability practices throughout the supply chain. To address this challenge and drive change, TÜV Rheinland and BluWin will enter a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate and bring together their respective strengths and expertise. TÜV Rheinland and […]

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Pulcra Chemicals, Inditex develop Sustineri Coloring

June 22nd, 2023

Pulcra Chemicals and Inditex developed Sustineri Coloring, a combined pretreatment and dyeing process for cotton and polyester/cotton resulting in water, time and energy savings. This process is the result of a joint research between Pulcra Chemicals and Inditex with the goal to mitigate the impact of standard dyeing processes and to reduce the use of […]

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Gainsborough partners with AO Textiles

June 21st, 2023

Gainsborough and AO Textiles collaborate to offer a unique service combining a natural dye color consultancy with bespoke jacquard woven textile production. Together they have developed techniques that revive heritage alongside modern production methods; in particular, the use of natural plant-based colors for contemporary textile production. All production, from dyeing the yarn to weaving the […]

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New AJ Nonwovens plant in Waco, Texas

June 20th, 2023

A new era of production was officially inaugurated last Thursday with the opening of AJ Nonwoven’s new plant in Waco, Texas. The event was marked with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by AstenJohnson business leaders, government representatives and members of the local community. Strategically located in Waco, this ultramodern plant is equipped with the latest […]

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