Bluesign and SCTI develop sustainable chemistry index

June 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Bluesign has teamed up with Sustainable Chemistry for the Textile Industry (SCTI™) to develop a sustainable chemistry index that will provide a standard communication guide for chemical suppliers, manufacturers, brands, and NGOs. The first-of-its-kind index is intended to inspire change in the ind…
EURATEX president Paccanelli re-elected

June 20, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Italian textile entrepreneur Alberto Paccanelli has been re-elected as president of EURATEX during its General Assembly on 17 June. He will thus extend his mandate with two more years, until June 2024. Paccanelli is CEO of the Martinelli Ginetto Group, active in the high-end home textiles. He is als…
Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups s…
U.S. ports remain at near-record volume as West Coast contract deadline approaches

June 10, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see near-record volume again this month as retailers work to meet still-strong consumer demand and also protect themselves against potential disruptions at West Coast ports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by…
Sustainability specialist Ullhas Nimkar new president of SDC

June 9, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) has announced Ullhas Nimkar CCol FDSC as its new President, heralding a new push to advance sustainability standards for the industry. The chairman and managing director of NimkarTek Technical Services, based in Mumbai, has been a member of the SDC for 35 ye…
Textile and apparel groups send letter to VP Harris

June 6, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, and the Central America – Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council (CECATEC), the main apparel and textile group in the region, sent a joint letter…
ITMF tracing production costs in the primary textile industry

June 2, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The new edition of the International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) from International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has been published. The report measures the manufacturing costs of different textile products in the primary textile industry broken down into various cost elements at ea…
New INDA president Tony Fragnito

June 1, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, elevated Tony Fragnito from COO of INDA to president of INDA effective May 31. Fragnito will assume the position currently held by Dave Rousse, who will become president Emeritus and provide support and assistance to Fragn…