Culp Inc. hires Paige Seadler as director of product marketing in mattress fabrics division

April 10, 2024  |  Company News, News

Culp Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, announced that it has hired Paige Seadler as the director of product marketing for Culp Home Fashions (CHF), the company’s mattress fabrics division. Seadler has 15 years of experience working in retail, most recently having worked for a top …
Leigh Fibers purchases Martex Fibers, rebrands business as Revive Fiber

April 9, 2024  |  Company News, News

Leigh Fibers, headquartered in Wellford, S.C., announced that it has purchased the operating assets of Martex Fiber and rebranded the business as Revive Fiber. Leigh Fibers and Revive Fiber will operate as separate but related sister companies under joint management as the largest textile recycler i…
Julie Tinsman joins Strataglass as director of business development

April 8, 2024  |  Company News, News

Herculite Products Inc., parent company of Strataglass LLC., with recognized brands such as Strataglass, CrystalClear and PanoramaFR, announced that Julie Tinsman has been hired as director of business development to promote brand awareness, loyalty and grow market share. 
NCTO praises DHS textile, apparel enforcement plan

April 8, 2024  |  Industry News, News

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement welcoming the textile enforcement plan released by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on April 5, 2024, as a critical step to combatting import fraud and circumvention of fr…
Lectra appoints Antonella Capelli president EMEA region

April 5, 2024  |  Company News, News

Lectra, supplier of technology solutions accelerating the transition to Industry 4.0 for the fashion, automotive and furniture industries, announces the appointment of Antonella Capelli as president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, effective May 1, 2024. Already a member of the e…
Glen Raven hosts U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai

April 4, 2024  |  Company News, News

Glen Raven hosted U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai at its headquarters in Burlington, N.C. on March 22. Ambassador Tai’s visit coincided with USTR’s Federal Register notice for public input to inform the administration’s development of trade and investment policy ini…
Sage Automotive Interiors announces leadership transition

April 3, 2024  |  Company News, News

Sage Automotive Interiors, an automotive interior materials manufacturer headquartered in Greenville, S.C., announced the appointment of Dan Russian as its new president and CEO. Russian succeeds Chris Heard, who retired on March 31, 2024, after a 38-year career. A University of Tennessee alumnus wi…
Fashion for Good welcomes 10 companies to 2024 Innovation Program

April 2, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Fashion for Good has announced the selection of 10 new innovators for its 2024 Innovation Program. The cohort is focused on novel footwear material and recycling technologies, manmade cellulosic and nylon recycling. The 2024 Innovation Program provides bespoke support based on the development stage …
AATCC to host PFAS in Textiles Conference in May

April 1, 2024  |  Industry News, News

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to garner significant attention in textile manufacturing, given their prevalent usage in enhancing durable water repellency and stain resistance along with growing health and environmental concerns. As the discourse evolves, open collaboration amon…
TextileGenesis launches 2.0 version of traceability platform

March 29, 2024  |  Company News, News

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 fea…