Michelin Inflatable Solutions, ALUULA Composites Inc. announce research and development collaboration

March 21, 2024  |  Company News, News

Michelin Inflatable Solutions, a Michelin company based in Trappes, France, and ALUULA Composites Inc., a composite materials developer headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada announced a collaboration on a joint research and development project. “We are thrilled to work with Michelin,…
Orbus Visual Communications announces relocation and opening of new manufacturing facility

March 20, 2024  |  Company News, News

Orbus Visual Communications® announced the relocation and grand opening of a new manufacturing facility for its SEG Systems® and Fabric Images® brands in Huntersville, N.C. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on April 17, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate Orbus Visual Communications relocatio…
Industry members visit Washington for annual Advocacy Days

March 19, 2024  |  Industry News, News

Members of the U.S. Industrial & Narrow Fabrics Institute were in Washington, D.C., earlier this month to advocate on key issue for the textile industry. Representatives from 11 USINFI member companies met with Congressional offices and policymakers March 5-6 to discuss key issues including PFAS…
Walmart and unspun collaborate on 3D fabric weaving technology pilot project

March 18, 2024  |  Company News, News

Walmart announced a pilot project with unspun, an Oakland, Calif.-based fashion tech company using the world’s first 3D weaving technology. Through the collaboration, the companies aim to reduce the environmental impact of garment production and offer a more sustainable way to meet apparel demand.…
Under Armour Inc. announces leadership transition

March 15, 2024  |  Company News, News

Under Armour Inc. has announced that Kevin Plank will become president and CEO, effective April 1, 2024. Plank will succeed Stephanie Linnartz, who will be stepping down as president, CEO and member of the board. In connection with Plank’s appointment, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Ph.D., an independent…
Active Apparel Group announces seventh anniversary with FUZE Technologies

March 14, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Active Apparel Group (AAG), a manufacturer of performance apparel for the leisure/lifestyle and active market headquartered in Hamilton, Queensland, Australia, announced the seventh anniversary of its partnership with the sustainable textile finishing brand FUZE Technologies. AAG is the first appare…
Texas Tech University lab director elected to National Academy of Inventors

March 13, 2024  |  Industry News, News, People

Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D., director of the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech University (TTU) in Lubbock, Texas, was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Inventors’ 2024 class of senior members. The U.S. National Academy of Inventors is a global network of academic in…
Una Terra invests $2 million in Another Tomorrow 

March 12, 2024  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Una Terra, a Zurich, Switzerland-based early growth impact investment manager, announced that it is investing $2 million in Another Tomorrow, a B-Corp-certified sustainable luxury ready-to-wear collection and platform, as part of their Series A financing round. Una Terra, also a B-Corp, is comm…
Coalition to Close the De Minimis Loophole launches

March 11, 2024  |  Industry News, News

The Coalition to Close the De Minimis Loophole launched March 6, representing thousands of voices, from the families of victims of fentanyl fatalities and nonprofit and nonpartisan organizations to labor unions, domestic law enforcement associations, domestic manufacturers and business associations.…
Lab registration open for AATCC 2024 Proficiency Testing Programs

March 8, 2024  |  Industry News, News

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) announced that labs can now register for all 2024 AATCC Proficiency Testing Programs (PTPs). The next registration deadline is March 15 for the April Antibacterial Properties program. PTPs support certification and continuo…