Beverly Knits, Inc. acquires Gentry Mills

October 5, 2022

Beverly Knits Inc has purchased the assets of Gentry Mills.  The new business, Creative Dyeing & Finishing, LLC will continue to provide dyeing & finishing services to the textile industry. The operation will complement the Beverly Knits group of companies - Creative Fabrics, Creative Ticking, Altus Finishing and Hemingway Sewing Solutions. “A combination of factors […]

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Haelixa traces DNA Egyptian cotton

October 4, 2022

Within the scope of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) initiative “The Sustainability Pledge”, to improve transparency and traceability for sustainable garment and footwear supply chains, the Swiss company Haelixa traces Egyptian cotton DNA from the source up to premium shirts. The UNECE and United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business […]

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Madewell launches denim with bluesign® APPROVED ISKO fabrics

October 3, 2022

In a textile industry where sustainability is a top priority, Madewell, ISKO and bluesign® have come together for a strategic collaboration. Madewell has created the first ever denim style using bluesign® APPROVED ISKO fabrics, prioritizing sustainability in the production of a pair of women’s denim jeans. The Cali Demi-Boot Jeans, retailing for $138 USD launched […]

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EURATEX and partners launch New Horizon Europe Innovation project 

September 29, 2022

The new Horizon Europe project CISUTAC will support the transition to a circular and sustainable textile sector. As part of a consortium of 27 partners working on the project, EURATEX will work towards facilitating the Circular Economy transition. While the production and consumption of textile products continue to grow, so does the impact on the […]

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Jasmine Cox new executive director of Textile Technology and Fiber Innovation Centers

September 28, 2022

Gaston College, one of North Carolina’s largest community colleges, is pleased to announce Jasmine Cox has accepted the role as executive director of the Textile Technology and Fiber Innovation Centers. Cox most recently served as the college’s director of Textile Technology Programs and Business Innovation. “Jasmine is a natural fit for this position. She’s an […]

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Piedmont Plastics relocates Edmonton branch

September 27, 2022

Piedmont Plastics®, a premier wholesale distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film, is pleased to announce the relocation of their newest branch location in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.As previously announced, Piedmont Plastics completed the acquisition of Edmonton-based Plastics Plus, Ltd. in June 2022. Since then, the Piedmont Plastics and Plastics Plus teams have been working […]

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George Courey Inc. transitions to the fourth generation of ownership

September 26, 2022

Photo: Canadian Press George Courey Inc., a 112-year-old business, owned by the same family for four generations, has undergone a successful transition from the third to the fourth generation. Taking a century-old business into the future requires a business acumen and maturity of leadership which Jeffrey Courey and Robert Courey bring to the table. On September 15, 2022, the George […]

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EU Commission moves to ban products made with forced labor

September 20, 2022

The Commission has proposed to prohibit products made with forced labor on the EU market. The proposal covers all products, namely those made in the EU for domestic consumption and exports, and imported goods, without targeting specific companies or industries. This comprehensive approach is important because an estimated 27.6 million people are in forced labor, […]

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BIOPHIL Natural Fibers to locate $10 Million facility to Robeson County, N.C.

September 19, 2022

BIOPHIL Natural Fibers, a manufacturer of organic raw materials, will create 41 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The company will invest more than $10.9 million to locate a new processing operation to Lumberton. “North Carolina is the perfect place for BIOPHIL as our economy is deeply rooted in agriculture and manufacturing,” […]

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Climate smart pilot projects welcomed by NCC  

September 15, 2022

National Cotton Council (NCC) Chairman Ted Schneider said the U.S. cotton industry applauds USDA for promoting sustainable farming practices through its Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities — including the new Climate Smart Cotton Program led by the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol. The Louisiana producer stated that, “The U.S. cotton industry is committed to sustainability and to […]

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New Pantone color inspired by the oldest pigment

September 14, 2022

The Pantone Color Institute (PCI) announced a collaboration with luxury tea blenders, TEALEAVES, alongside other organizations and NGOs on an impactful partnership and awareness campaign to educate people and call attention to biodiversity loss through a novel Pantone color release, called the “Pantone Color of Biodiversity”. According to UN Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and […]

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Doug Hartman joins Mayzo Inc.

September 12, 2022

Globally, more than 70,000,000 metric tons or fibers are produced annually. Fiber markets are changing today, with over 50 percent of the fibers consumed today being synthetic.  Specialty chemical company Mayzo Inc. recently welcomed Doug Hartman to the executive team as Director of Sales and Customer Care. Hartman replaces Eduardo Padilla in this role, following […]

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Nonwoven fabrics market size projected to be $67.93 billion by 2030

September 9, 2022

Photo: SewLong Custom Covers The global Nonwoven Fabrics Market is predicted to witness substantial development. Demand for personal protective equipment such as gloves, facial masks, facial covers, and gowns, is mounting, leading to high demand for nonwoven fabrics. But the scarcities are leaving healthcare workers riskily ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients. The world needs […]

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Haartz and GTT revolutionize waterless textiles

September 8, 2022

The Haartz Corporation, a provider of highly engineered and uniquely designed textile materials and Green Theme Technologies Inc. (GTT), a provider of waterless and PFAS-free textile finishing, announced a partnership to revolutionize how textiles are finished in the United States. The first of its kind in the North American market, GTT’s PFAS-free and waterless EMPEL™ […]

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Business expectations turn negative

September 7, 2022

The 15th ITMF Corona-Survey shows that the business situation plunged into negative territory in July 2022. The business situation is worse in Asia than in the rest of the world. Textile machinery is the only segment still in positive territory. Business expectations have also turned negative for the first time since the start of survey […]

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