The glamping boom is good business for tent manufacturers

June 1st, 2024

Tenting in Luxury’s waterfront en suite tents along the inlet of the fjord at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge’s five-star glamping resort on Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. Tents are constructed from 12-ounce Sunforger treated canvas. During the pandemic, many people sought to spend more time in nature. That trend hasn’t subsided, but they also want connectivity and […]

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Peach Fuzz: Pantone Color of the Year 2024

December 11th, 2023

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, today introduced PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, a velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2024. At a time of turmoil in many aspects of […]

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staple fiber

Global staple fiber market may reach $281 billion by 2031

December 8th, 2023

Photo: Gaston College Textile Technology Center. Staple fibers are short fibers made of either natural or synthetic materials. Any fiber that is usable, constrained, or has a finite length is referred to as a staple fiber. Even though the source is the same, the length of the fiber varies both within and across types obtained […]

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ANC purchases ZIM International

October 27th, 2023

American Niagara (ANC) of Norcross, Ga., is pleased to announce the purchase of ZIM International (ZIM) of Smyrna, Ga. ANC and ZIM will be headquartered out of ANC’s Norcross, Ga., location. Scotty Barocas, President of ANC, said “This is a great opportunity for ANC and for ZIM! As a combined company, we can offer ZIM’s […]

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Herculite Products named one of best places to work

October 10th, 2023

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, announced that it has been selected by the Central Penn Business Journal and Lehigh Valley Business as one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2023. Best Places to Work in PA identifies, recognizes, and honors the best places of employment […]

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Clothing fibers market size projected to reach $289.28 billion by 2030

July 28th, 2022

Photo: Lenzing AG. Clothing fibers are long, fine strands or threads that can be knitted or woven into fabric. Not only do they produce the fabric, but they also affect the aesthetics, durability, comfort, appearance, retention, care, environmental impact, and cost of the final garment. Molecules are interwoven to form a linear, string-like structure that constitutes […]

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Researchers search for mosquito proof fabric

May 1st, 2022

John Beckmann, Auburn University assistant professor of entomology and plant pathology, examines mosquitoes as part of his research on material to block mosquito bites.  Researchers at Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, hope to confound one of the summer’s most annoying pests by developing a lightweight fabric that blocks mosquito bites while also being cool enough […]

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Mercato fabric samples

Ultrafabrics partners with Mercato Place

April 27th, 2022

Ultrafabrics, an animal-free performance fabric producer, announced its partnership with Mercato Place, an online resource where interior designers and architects can quickly access textile samples. This easy-to-use online resource library offers a curated selection of fabric manufacturers for specifiers to browse and order premium samples more efficiently, while minimizing theirfootprint. “This partnership is important for […]

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Apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm

April 18th, 2022

Global apparel supply chains are under pressure as prices of fibers and other textile materials rise, energy costs soar and costs of freight escalate, according to "Talking strategy: apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm as costs rise on multiple fronts", a 6-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The global cotton […]

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Students looking at colors

Archroma partners with UNCG

April 7th, 2022

Archroma has announced the launch of a collaboration with the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) and its Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) department, aiming to further the education of its students in the area of color management expertise. As per the agreement, Archroma will donate its color management tools for their design projects, […]

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