Exterior marine upholstery collections

September 25th, 2023

Three Ultrafabrics collections stand up to the demands of exterior marine upholstery. Marina (pictured) is the newest collection. Three Ultrafabrics collections stand up to the demands of exterior marine upholstery. Coast indoor/outdoor performance fabric looks and feels luxurious while hosting a range of resilient properties, including excellent colorfastness while remaining cool to the touch even […]

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India cotton farmers

Better Cotton calls for eradication of HHPs

September 25th, 2023

Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, and its partners in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition have issued a position paper demanding a global phase-out of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) across agricultural supply chains. Ahead of the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), set to take place in Bonn, […]

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Pantone 2024 Fashion Color Trend Report

September 22nd, 2023

Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced the Fashion Color Trend Report Spring Summer 2024 edition for London Fashion Week (LFW). This season’s report features the top ten standout colors as well as the five new core classics we can expect to see as […]

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MycoWorks opens world’s first commercial-scale Fine Mycelium plant

September 21st, 2023

MycoWorks' Reishi™ leather. Photo: MycoWorks Biotechnology company MycoWorks began production at its world-class manufacturing facility in Union, S.C. Now capable of scaling-up to meet luxury industry demand, the company is set to grow millions of square feet of its leather-alternative material produced with the company’s proprietary technology, Fine Mycelium™. This patented technology produces Reishi™, a […]

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Durst Group acquires Aleph SrL

September 20th, 2023

Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production solutions, has acquired Aleph SrL, a pioneer in sustainable digital solutions for textiles and interior and exterior decorations. With this strategic move, Durst Group further enhances its position in water-based and sustainable printing technologies. For Durst Group, the acquisition also serves as a bridge to Como, […]

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In memoriam: Galynn Nordstrom

September 19th, 2023

Galynn Nordstrom, a longtime editor of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine, died on July 14, 2023. She was at the helm of the Review for more than 15 years and used her deep knowledge of the specialty fabrics industry to create a publication of lasting significance. Nordstrom was quite active in the Twin Cities publishing community, […]

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Updated Sunbrella Fusion fabrics

September 18th, 2023

Trivantage® has updated its Sunbrella® Fusion Collection to include 31 new fabrics. Trivantage® has updated its Sunbrella® Fusion Collection to include 31 new fabrics. From whimsical patterns to textured neutrals, this collection blends artistry with performance. Made for outdoor or indoor furniture, the collection works well for patio furniture, sofas, pillows and more. The durable […]

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Orion S.A. investing $13.6M in circular carbon black

September 15th, 2023

Orion S.A., a global specialty chemicals producer, is investing $13.6 million (€12.8 million) – including several million in funding from the German government and European Union – to further develop and demonstrate a climate-neutral process for producing carbon black from alternative carbon sources, the company said today. The technology is designed to improve Orion’s yield […]

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BASF hosts roundtable on cotton at UN  

September 14th, 2023

Farmers across the globe are working to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainably grown cotton. True sustainable sourcing of natural fibers can be complex and challenging, which is why BASF Agricultural Solutions brought together a global delegation of farmers from Europe and the United States to ensure their voices are heard and supported. The event, aptly named […]

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Alpine Group partners with FibreTrace

September 13th, 2023

Alpine Group — a global textile innovation and apparel manufacturing group — and FibreTrace®, a traceability solutions provider have announced a partnership, delivering transparency throughout Alpine Group’s supply chain, while engaging brands and accelerating positive change across the fashion industry. Ashok Mahtani, co-founder and chairman of Paradise Textiles, the material science and innovation hub of […]

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