Trade in the cotton market

January 16, 2020

The United States-China trade deal (Phase 1) signed in January raises hopes for the cotton sector. by Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA On the day when the United States-China trade deal (Phase 1) was signed in Washington, D.C., cotton growers gathered for the Plains Cotton Growers’ Board meeting on Jan. 15 to talk …

25th Anniversary Textile Roofs 2020

The 25th anniversary of the International Workshop on Design and Practical Realization of Architectural Membrane Structures—Textile Roofs 2020—will be held May 18-20, 2020, at the Archenhold Observatory in Berlin, Germany. This year’s event is programmed to combine its traditional workshop and educational formats with several anniversary celebrations. Mornings will focus on business networking opportunities and …

Metcalf STEM+Business Fellowship

The Science and Industry Endowment Fund has engaged Australia’s national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), to deliver new funding to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The Metcalf STEM+ Business Fellowship Program will see 10 early career researchers (ECRs), employed by universities and public research organizations, work full time for two …

In Memoriam: Brooke H. Duncan II

January 15, 2020

Brooke Helm Duncan II, a former chairman of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), passed away Jan. 13, 2020, at the age of 95. Duncan served on IFAI’s board of directors from 1959-1973, served as chairman (then called president) from 1970-71, and was awarded Honored Life Member status in 1973. A New Orleans native whose …

Henderson Sewing Machine Co. hosts Department of Commerce officials

Henderson Sewing Machine Co. Inc. hosted Bill Jackson, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Textiles in the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office and Lloyd Wood, Deputy Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods and Materials at the U.S. Commerce Department, for a plant tour and discussion on the company’s commitment to U.S. investment in the textile and sewn …

NCTO responds to the signing of Phase One Deal on 301 tariffs

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber though finished sewn products, released the following statement on the Phase One Deal on 301 tariffs signed Jan. 15 by the U.S. and China. “While we are still studying the details of the deal signed today, we applaud the …

AATCC Foundation 100 for 100 Campaign

In November 2021, AATCC will celebrate its 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the AATCC Foundation has launched the 100 for 100 Endowment Campaign, with the goal of endowing scholarships and fellowships worth at least $100,000 per year. Beginning in January 2020, the first 100 individual donors who contribute $100 or more to the AATCC …

Seti joins Grow Boating board of directors

Bryan Seti, general manager of sales and marketing at Yamaha WaterCraft Group, has been elected as chairperson of the Grow Boating board of directors. The purpose of Grow Boating is to identify growth opportunities within the marine industry and champion those opportunities through consumer communications, targeted programs and by developing industry education and resources.

Sustainable denim is here

January 14, 2020

As a result of implementing DryIndigo® technology in 2019, Tejidos Royo has saved more than one million liters of water used in denim dyeing. The economic contribution from the first million liters saved was donated to UNICEF for its water and sanitation programs. DryIndigo uses zero percent water in the dyeing process and reduces energy …

Steve Szenay appointed Serge Ferrari technical support manager

January 13, 2020

Serge Ferrari announced that Steve Szenay has been promoted to Technical Support Manager for North America. Szenay will be responsible for disseminating technical information for all Serge Ferrari products sold in the United States and Canada, including product use, fabrication best- practices, maintenance and claim evaluation. In this newly created position, Szenay will be the …