Scott Butler returns to Jones Family of Companies

May 24, 2022

The Jones Family of Companies continues to grow and improve its operations while strengthening its position as a nonwoven manufacturer. The most recent step in this mission is the re-hiring of West Tennessee native, Scott Butler as their new Chief Operating Officer. Scott was born in Jackson, Tenn., and raised in Humboldt, Tenn. He earned […]

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The Standards Convergence Initiative

May 23, 2022

Photo: Greenwear The Standards Convergence Initiative (SCI) is an initiative of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) with the aim of having third party and brand/ retailer proprietary standards align across four key areas to help combat growing audit fatigue in the textile and footwear sector. Preventable and tragic […]

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YKK digital showroom

May 20, 2022

YKK Corporation (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Hiroaki Otani; hereafter, YKK) recently marked the one-year anniversary of the YKK Digital Showroom, which was launched in April 2021 as a space for communicating with customers and introducing products. Taking the real-world YKK London Showroom in England as inspiration, the YKK Digital Showroom is an online space that […]

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PrintFactory expands to North America

May 19, 2022

PrintFactory, a supplier of large format printing software and services, announced that they will open an office in Atlanta, Ga., to expand their global network. The announcement comes at a time when the company's global installed base has exceeded 10,000 users, representing the largest expansion in the company's history. PrintFactory's suite of RIP-based workflow software […]

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Trivantage using 100% renewable electricity

May 18, 2022

Trivantage has announced its use of 100% renewable electricity for its facilities. This significant achievement supports parent company Glen Raven’s global sustainability initiative. “This milestone represents our ongoing commitment to being industry leaders in reducing environmental impact,” said Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage. “We’re proud to power our facilities from 100% renewable electricity, and we […]

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IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

May 17, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This […]

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Outlook® gives attendees exclusive insights to power informed decisions at the 2022 conference

May 17, 2022

Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchange as well as insights from various thought leaders […]

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EURATEX 2022 spring report

May 16, 2022

EURATEX has released its spring report, offering a detailed insight into trade figures for the European textile and apparel industry in 2021. The numbers are encouraging: comparing with the dramatic COVID-year 2020, EU exports of textile and clothing articles increased by +10.6%, while imports dipped by -7.5%. As a result, the EU trade deficit improved, […]

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TESTEX opens new office in Vietnam

May 13, 2022

TESTEX is pleased to announce the official opening of its Vietnam office in Ho Chi Minh City, which will enable the Swiss testing and certification institute to deliver its premium services in a country with great economic potential and a strong textile industry. Vietnam is among the top textile producing countries and apparel exporters in […]

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Bemis Associates acquires Protechnic

May 12, 2022

Bemis Associates, a manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for textiles, announced that it has acquired France-based manufacturing company, Protechnic. Bemis and Protechnic have complementary products and technology as well as a strong alignment in their corporate values and culture. Protechnic’s focus on global growth and innovation aligns with Bemis’ business strategy of product […]

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Recover opens manufacturing facility in Bangladesh

May 11, 2022

Recover™ Dhaka Factory Recover, a recycled cotton fiber producer, announced the official opening of its new facility in Bangladesh, expanding the company´s manufacturing capabilities and accelerating its efforts to transform the fashion industry by solving one of the world’s biggest environmental issues. The Bangladesh facility comes fully equipped with Recover’s proprietary machinery, as well as […]

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EURATEX reaching out to Ukrainian textile industry

May 10, 2022

EURATEX has launched its EU-Ukraine Textile Initiative (EUTI), which aims at facilitating cooperation between European and Ukrainian textile and apparel companies. EUTI offers a single contact point for Ukrainian companies who seek support and cooperation with EU counterparts, and vice versa. That connection will be helpful to match supply and demand (e.g. there are many […]

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Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9, 2022

Photo: Rick Wisotzkey The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, industrial and contract markets. “We are so glad to have the Upholstery […]

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BastCore partners with Texas Tech University

May 6, 2022

BastCore has partnered with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute at Texas Tech University (TTU) to create a new platform that will deliver novel fiber solutions utilizing their Mcore product in addition to an environmentally friendly process for degumming, or delignification. The initial scope of work is to assess BastCore's chipped core wood (hurd) composition. "We are […]

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USTR 301 tariffs review statement by NCTO president & CEO Kim Glas

May 5, 2022

Photo: Diamond Brand Gear National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas, representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, issued a statement on the U.S. Trade Representative’s statutory four-year review of the China 301 tariffs. Statement from NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We have long […]

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