Levi Strauss & Co. and Hohenstein collaborate to bring safer chemicals to the apparel industry

November 19, 2019

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) and Hohenstein have announced a collaboration to utilize the ECO PASSPORT by OEKO-TEX® certification system in the LS&Co. supply chain. This will amplify the capabilities of the Screened Chemistry program developed by LS&Co., helping establish a clearer pathway toward safer chemistry in the apparel industry by providing enhanced levels of …

3M joins Well Living Lab Alliance

November 8, 2019

The 3M Company recently announced it has joined the Well Living Lab Alliance, a global consortium of organizations supporting the advancement of knowledge about how the indoor places where people live, work and play can improve human health and well-being. 3M’s values align with the mission of the Well Living Lab: to better understand the …

Ennis Fabrics introduces regular website discounts

October 15, 2019

The recently launched Ennis Fabrics e-commerce website now has promotional discounts that are regularly offered to customers. The responsive website is user-friendly and visually pleasing, with more than 10,000 different products. Customers may now place orders, view stock levels, and access their pricing, invoices, and order history all online. “We are very excited to announce …

SDL Atlas enters into agreement with Schap

September 25, 2019

SDL Atlas has announced a new agreement with Schap Specialty Machine Inc. to be its exclusive global distributor outside of the U.S. The Michigan-based company’s testing and evaluation instruments are primarily used in testing seating and automotive interior materials. With offices and experts in the U.S., United Kingdom, Hong Kong and China, SDL Atlas is …

Fisher Textiles opens new headquarters

September 24, 2019

Fischer Textiles, a supplier of fabrics for digital printing, has opened its corporate headquarters in Matthews, N.C. With the move, Fisher nearly doubles its office and warehousing space, from a 42,000-square-foot building to an 82,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. In addition to increased space for a deeper inventory of product offerings, the new headquarters features a print …

YKK announces environmental vision

September 23, 2019

YKK Corp. has announced its new YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050, “Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity.” The vision defines the long-term direction for environmental initiatives that YKK must take to realize a higher level of environmental management. Issues identified in the vision were gathered during workshops conducted with employees and from results …

NILIT embraces social responsibility

September 20, 2019

As a leader in premium Nylon 6.6, NILIT has taken significant measures to strengthen its corporate social responsibility position over the last three years. The company examined its products and manufacturing facilities, and conducted complete life cycle assessments to ensure that its policies and procedures fully safeguard employees and the communities in which it operates. …

Mount Vernon FR expands

September 19, 2019

In response to increased demand for its flame-resistant products, Mount Vernon FR is expanding operations at its Trion, Ga., facility. The additional 4,500 square feet of production space will be home to new state-of-the-art FR treatment equipment that will increase Mount Vernon FR’s production and finished fabric capacity by 20 percent. The project will be …

MMI acquires Competition Textiles

September 18, 2019

MMI Textiles Inc., a diversified supplier of fabrics, trims, hardware and other notions, has acquired the assets of Competition Textiles. Competition Textiles is also a woven fabric converter, as well as an importer of fabrics, making this acquisition an enhancement of MMI’s existing stock line. Mike Wire, the former owner of Competition Textiles, will stay …

Milliken joins PCIAW

September 17, 2019

Milliken & Co., a leader in performance and protective textiles, has joined the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW), an association created to strengthen the influence of the clothing industry through collaborative leadership and strategic advocacy. Milliken will partner with the organization to sponsor the 2020 PCIAW Summit and Awards, to be held in London. …