TextileGenesis launches 2.0 version of traceability platform

March 29th, 2024

TextileGenesis™, a Lectra Group company, announced the launch of version 2.0 of its SaaS platform which allows brands and manufacturers to digitally map their textiles, from fiber to consumer, to ensure the authenticity and traceability of all materials and garments. The 2.0 version offers new features, including risk management, a traceability engine based on more […]

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SMART Association announces election of officers, directors

March 28th, 2024

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textile (SMART) Association, a global organization of companies involved in reusing and recycling textiles and related secondary materials, announced the election of board members and officers to terms beginning March 1, 2024. The newly elected members of the SMART Board of Directors are: Gloria Avendano, Global Marine Transportation Inc. 2024–26 […]

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INDA invites nonwoven professionals to present at IDEA25

March 27th, 2024

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced a call for presentation abstracts for its IDEA®25 show, set for April 29 through May 1, 2025, at Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach, Fla. The theme for IDEA25 is “Nonwovens for a Healthier Planet” highlighting nonwoven advancements in sustainability. The deadline to submit is June […]

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Dietz-motoren joins ITMF as corporate member

March 26th, 2024

Dietz-motoren GmbH, based in Dettingen unter Teck, Germany, has joined the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) as a corporate member. “ITMF welcomes Dietz-motoren as a new corporate member of ITMF. This shows that ITMF is not only an informative platform for fiber, textile, apparel, home textile, textile chemical or textile machinery companies but also for […]

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AAFA announces board of directors leadership for 2024–2025

March 25th, 2024

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) announced the renewal of its board of directors’ leadership and the addition of 15 new and re-elected board members. The following individuals were confirmed as AAFA’s Board of Directors leadership for the 2024–2025 term: Josue Solano, BBC International – chair Halide Alagöz, Ralph Lauren Corporation – vice chair […]

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Compact direct-to-garment printer

March 25th, 2024

Epson’s SureColor® F-Series direct-to-garment (DTG) printer is a versatile entry-level printer. Epson’s SureColor® F-Series direct-to-garment (DTG) printer is a versatile entry-level printer purpose-built for a range of DTG and direct-to-film (DTFilm) printing applications. The hybrid printer combines outstanding image quality, easy operation and flexible performance in one space-saving package. It features an innovative enclosed design […]

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H&M Group and Vargas Holding launch new venture to scale textile-to-textile recycled polyester

March 22nd, 2024

H&M Group and Vargas Holding, both based in Stockholm, Sweden, announced the founding of Syre, a new venture to scale textile-to-textile recycled polyester (rPET). The co-founded venture, also backed by TPG Rise Climate, aims to rapidly scale textile-to-textile recycling of polyester, and contribute to a more sustainable textile industry. H&M Group has secured an offtake […]

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Michelin Inflatable Solutions, ALUULA Composites Inc. announce research and development collaboration

March 21st, 2024

Michelin Inflatable Solutions, a Michelin company based in Trappes, France, and ALUULA Composites Inc., a composite materials developer headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada announced a collaboration on a joint research and development project. “We are thrilled to work with Michelin, one of the world leaders in innovation, and to be providing high-performing materials that […]

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Orbus Visual Communications announces relocation and opening of new manufacturing facility

March 20th, 2024

The new Orbus Visual Communications® manufacturing facility in Huntersville, N.C. Image: Orbus Visual Communications Orbus Visual Communications® announced the relocation and grand opening of a new manufacturing facility for its SEG Systems® and Fabric Images® brands in Huntersville, N.C. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on April 17, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate Orbus […]

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Industry members visit Washington for annual Advocacy Days

March 19th, 2024

Members of the U.S. Industrial & Narrow Fabrics Institute were in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate on key issue for the textile industry. Representatives from 11 USINFI member companies met with Congressional offices and policymakers March 5-6 to discuss key issues including PFAS, military budgets and trade. Companies making the trip work in […]

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