AATCC announces winners of fourth annual design competition

July 1st, 2008

AATCC has announced the winners of its fourth annual design competition, “Earth Day, Every Day,” developed by its Concept 2 Consumer® interest group and the Computer Integrated Textile Design Association (CITDA). nterior/Outdoor Design, fabric design winners: 1st Place: “Everything Goes Around Comes Around,” Hyun M. Koh, Rhode Island School of Design 2nd Place: “Wool You […]

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Unrest in Pakistan hurts textile exports

July 1st, 2008

A state of emergency declared in Pakistan in November 2007, followed by the assassination of Benazir Bhutto and the subsequent December riots, are the primary causes of a 3-percent decrease in textile exports, reports the Yarns and Fiber Exchange e-newsletter, yarnsandfibers.com. Political crisis and uncertainty is scaring off foreign buyers, while production costs after the […]

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Oeko-Tex educates textile and apparel manufacturers

June 1st, 2008

More than 7,500 textile and apparel manufacturers now have their products tested and certified according to Oeko-Tex Standard 100, and the number continues to grow. In order to continue to provide comprehensive information about the advantages and use of the standard in assuring consumers that materials are free of harmful substances, 14 international Oeko-Tex Testing […]

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Victor Group announces exclusive distribution of GreenShieldâ„¢ finishing

June 1st, 2008

Victor Group Inc. has announced that it will be the exclusive mill distributor of GreenShield™ finishing from G3 Technology Innovations LLC (G3i), an ecological nanotechnology-based stain and water repellent. Eco Intelligent® Polyester fabrics finished with GreenShield are certified Cradle to Cradle™ Silver by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), a combination that can also help contribute […]

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Association leads session to define ‘green’

May 1st, 2008

Manufacturers and retailers are eager for guidance about what constitutes “green,” according to the International Oeko-Tex Association, which led an interactive session on the issue at the Lenzing Innovation Authentic Green symposium at TexWorld USA in New York in January. “Textile ecology is a complex equation which makes the term ‘green’ difficult to define,” says […]

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Atkins & Pearce develops engineered textile innovations

May 1st, 2008

Atkins & Pearce’s “Science-in-Motion” exhibit, which will be at IFAI’s Expo 2008 in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 21–23, represents textile-based technologies and capabilities developed by the company’s research and development department. These will include out-of-the-box concepts designed to meet a variety of challenging applications for a diverse range of industries. Through its product development capabilities, A&P […]

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Inflatable structure showcases international rugby

May 1st, 2008

Any brand of football in which the players maul, ruck and scrum has got to be a fan favorite, and rugby’s rough and rowdy play is a hit worldwide. To celebrate the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Ferrari Group, La Tour du Pin, France, created a huge, inflatable rugby ball structure, which will be displayed at […]

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South Africa declines clothing and textile agreement with EU

May 1st, 2008

Citing unreasonable demands by the European Union (EU), South Africa and Namibia pulled out of an economic partnership agreement that would have eased the movement of clothing and textile products into European markets. The existing African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), under which African countries enjoy preferential access to U.S. markets, requires a product to […]

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Textile designers rethink digital printing

May 1st, 2008

From trompe l’oeil to edgy to personalized, digitally printed fabric is beginning to catch the imagination of more textile designers—even those who previously viewed the method as inferior. “Ugh, the computer does it, it’s digital.” That’s the reaction that Raylene Marasco, ower of Dye-Namix, New York, N.Y., came to expect from clients and designers. But […]

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Increased cotton prices impact India’s textile industry

May 1st, 2008

The textile industry in Tamil Nadu, India, underwent a serious crisis this spring. Operations were paralyzed due to a sharp rise in cotton prices and an acute power shortage, Southern India Mills Association reports. Mills there usually procure the required cotton from November to February each year to produce yarn, but this year the mills […]

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