Dressing for the Olympics

April 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Viewers of February’s 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing saw the result of a new division of New York-based Ferrara Manufacturing during the event’s closing ceremonies. Team USA members at the Winter Games wore jackets and bottoms in the Closing Ceremony manufactured by the newly created Ferra…
The Four Crucial Habits of Successful Salespeople Part One

April 1, 2022  |  Business

I regularly get asked what the most important factor is that contributes to building and managing successful sales teams. While there are many contributing factors, the most critical is engaged sales leaders who proactively identify the four bad habits that impede a salesperson’s ability to effici…
Bluetooth-enabled slicker makes good horse sense

April 1, 2022  |  Swatches

According to Lee, adding e-textile properties to existing garments helps scientists, researchers and clinicians take advantage of garments’ already-existing ergonomic designs to secure a commercial grade of wearability, comfortability, air permeability and machine washability.
An alternative to brick and mortar

April 1, 2022  |  Markets

Successful businesses know that eco-friendly practices are part of sustainability, but creating long-term value is also key. More companies are choosing durable fabric structures to manage operating costs and reduce their impact on the environment, without sacrificing functionality.
OVS can protect clothing from counterfeiting and prove authenticity

April 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Nitches Inc., a Las Vegas, Nevada-based designer and manufacturer of high-end clothing and accessories, has created an Owner Verification System (OVS). The OVS was developed to prove the authenticity of Nitches’ high-end, exclusive capsule collections that are created with celebrities and influenc…
Siersema office interior

April 1, 2022  |  Features

When Amsterdam’s Siersema Interieur, a design studio specializing in fabrics, needed an identifying look for its new riverfront offices, it turned to architectural firm Beyond Space.   “The space benefitted from high ceilings and lots of light, but frankly, was otherwise quite boring,” sa…
Coating for hospital fabrics and activewear kills COVID and E. coli

April 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a coating for almost any fabric that decreases the chances of spreading bacteria and viruses. Their work was highlighted in a study published in the January issue of American Chemical Society Applied Materials & Interfaces. The stu…
Insulation from fabric scraps

April 1, 2022  |  Swatches

The Lycra company has introduced Thermolite® EcoMade fiber made from 100-percent textile waste for insulation applications. This new warming technology involves recycling textile waste from cutting room floors that would have been sent to a landfill or incinerated and transforming it into high-perf…
Plant expansion will introduce new workers to textile industry

April 1, 2022  |  Swatches

Construction of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics plant expansion in Norlina, N.C., is progressing on schedule, and equipment installation will begin in April. The Norlina plant manufactures synthetic yarn to be woven into the company’s flagship product, Sunbrella. 
Paper technology turns old clothes into new fabrics

April 1, 2022  |  Swatches

The textile industry is taking a page from the pulp and paper industry. Sweden-based Renewcell has developed a sustainable process that recycles waste textiles into a product called Circulose, whose name is the tip-off that it’s aimed at making fashion circular. The company has restarted a shutter…