Better Cotton calls for eradication of HHPs

September 25, 2023

Better Cotton, the world’s largest cotton sustainability initiative, and its partners in the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coalition have issued a position paper demanding a global phase-out of highly hazardous pesticides (HHPs) across agricultural supply chains. Ahead of the fifth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5), set to take place in Bonn, […]

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Pantone 2024 Fashion Color Trend Report

September 22, 2023

Pantone LLC, the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, announced the Fashion Color Trend Report Spring Summer 2024 edition for London Fashion Week (LFW). This season’s report features the top ten standout colors as well as the five new core classics we can expect to see as […]

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MycoWorks opens world’s first commercial-scale Fine Mycelium plant

September 21, 2023

MycoWorks' Reishi™ leather. Photo: MycoWorks Biotechnology company MycoWorks began production at its world-class manufacturing facility in Union, S.C. Now capable of scaling-up to meet luxury industry demand, the company is set to grow millions of square feet of its leather-alternative material produced with the company’s proprietary technology, Fine Mycelium™. This patented technology produces Reishi™, a […]

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Durst Group acquires Aleph SrL

September 20, 2023

Durst Group, manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production solutions, has acquired Aleph SrL, a pioneer in sustainable digital solutions for textiles and interior and exterior decorations. With this strategic move, Durst Group further enhances its position in water-based and sustainable printing technologies. For Durst Group, the acquisition also serves as a bridge to Como, […]

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In memoriam: Galynn Nordstrom

September 19, 2023

Galynn Nordstrom, a longtime editor of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine, died on July 14, 2023. She was at the helm of the Review for more than 15 years and used her deep knowledge of the specialty fabrics industry to create a publication of lasting significance. Nordstrom was quite active in the Twin Cities publishing community, […]

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BASF hosts roundtable on cotton at UN  

September 14, 2023

Farmers across the globe are working to meet the ever-increasing demand for sustainably grown cotton. True sustainable sourcing of natural fibers can be complex and challenging, which is why BASF Agricultural Solutions brought together a global delegation of farmers from Europe and the United States to ensure their voices are heard and supported. The event, aptly named […]

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Alpine Group partners with FibreTrace

September 13, 2023

Alpine Group — a global textile innovation and apparel manufacturing group — and FibreTrace®, a traceability solutions provider have announced a partnership, delivering transparency throughout Alpine Group’s supply chain, while engaging brands and accelerating positive change across the fashion industry. Ashok Mahtani, co-founder and chairman of Paradise Textiles, the material science and innovation hub of […]

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Santoni Shanghai acquires Terrot

September 12, 2023

Santoni Shanghai Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd., founded and wholly owned by Italy's Lonati family, announced the strategic acquisition of Terrot GmbH, a manufacturer of circular knitting machines based in Chenmitz, Germany. The move comes as the latest development in Santoni Shanghai's long-term vision to build an ecosystem that aims to reshape and consolidate the circular knitting industry. The transaction […]

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ATA launches Leadership Academy

September 11, 2023

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has launched the ATA Leadership Academy, an initiative set to reshape leadership excellence within the textile industry. This comprehensive leadership development program is designed to offer advanced training to professionals across all levels, with training options for ATA member companies of all sizes. The ATA Leadership Academy exemplifies the Association’s commitment […]

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Accelerating Circularity, Goodwill Industries test textile feedstock hubs

September 8, 2023

The Walmart Foundation has granted $1.2 million to support Goodwill Industries International Inc. and Accelerating Circularity to develop skills, systems, and infrastructure at participating Goodwill organizations to transform unsellable textile donations into recycling feedstock. This transformation is critical to the circular textile economy. The partnership with Goodwill is intended to develop skills, systems, and infrastructure at local […]

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Kelheim Fibres, Magnolab join forces

September 7, 2023

Short cut viscose fibers for specialty papers, cartons, filters and wipes. Photo: Kelheim Fibres GmbH. The viscose specialty fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has entered into a collaboration with MagnoLab, an international network of companies in the textile industry based in the Biella region. This partnership highlights the importance of collaboration between different companies to drive […]

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Yibin Grace unveils 50% recycled viscose testing line

September 6, 2023

Viscose producer Yibin Grace hopes to reach a 50% blend for the market by the end of 2023. Chinese manufacturer Yibin Grace has created a new testing line for a viscose fiber made with 50% recycled textiles and hopes to reach a 50% blend for the market by the end of 2023. The new material […]

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Miller Weldmaster appoints Jordan Schelcher marketing manager

September 5, 2023

Miller Weldmaster, a pioneering name in the industrial fabrics industry, is delighted to announce the elevation of Jordan Schelcher to the role of marketing manager. Formerly serving as the marketing coordinator, Ms. Schelcher seamlessly integrates her vast experience, fervor for the industry, and proven success metrics into her new role. "We're excited to welcome Jordan […]

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Aurora Specialty Textiles Group celebrates 140 years of U.S. manufacturing

August 31, 2023

Meridian Industries leadership. While thousands of U.S. manufacturing companies have closed over the past 40 years, or moved operations overseas, Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG) has remained in the USA and this year is celebrating 140 years of continuous operation outside Chicago. Through two world wars, two global pandemics, a major depression, countless recessions and […]

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Standard Textile welcomes new executive vice president of global growth & strategy, Jonathan Simon

August 30, 2023

Standard Textile Co., Inc., a global leader in the healthcare and hospitality textile markets, announced the appointment of Jonathan Simon as its new executive vice president of global growth & strategy. Simon will play a key role in guiding the company’s vision and overseeing the development and implementation of global growth strategies and initiatives. Simon’s […]

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