ITMA 2023 launches online visitor registration

December 1st, 2022

The ITMA 2023 online visitor registration platform is open for registration. Visitors can enjoy early bird rates until 7 May 2023 when they buy badges online at www.itma.com. A one-day badge costs 40 euros, and a seven-day badge is 80 euros. Students can visit the exhibition from 10 to 14 June 2023 at a special rate […]

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Kingly Ltd. launches upcycling project

November 30th, 2022

Kingly Ltd. is the first zero-waste textile company that creates sustainable products for the promotional industry. The company just introduced its “Upcycling project” which intends to retrieve textile waste not for recycling but for using it to create new products. “One of earth’s biggest polluters is the textile and apparel industry and its environmentally detrimental […]

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In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

November 28th, 2022

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born July 14, 1952, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Edd and Loretta Mae Russell.  He grew up with two […]

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VTT expands development capability of sustainable soft materials 

November 28th, 2022

Due to resource scarcity and intense pressure to become carbon neutral, companies in industries like textile, packaging and construction are looking for alternative materials to replace unsustainable ones and improve the performance of their products through new, improved designs. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has expanded the application of its Integrated Computational Materials Engineering […]

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Building sustainability

November 28th, 2022

Bio-based Dyneema rope. Photo: Material ConneXion There is an abundance of information available about sustainability that, while conveying much, can lack clarity and simplicity. A simple and clear directive regarding sustainability is needed: if you produce something, anything, to be “sustainable” (leaving aside the social aspects for the moment) you need to: Use renewable and/or […]

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OEKO-TEX® announces a new certification tool and rebranding

November 28th, 2022

Starting November 2022, the OEKO-TEX® RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS tool and certification will support brands, retailers and traders in the textile and leather sector with due diligence compliance. This requires companies to take legal responsibility for all human rights and environmental violations in their global supply chains. Faced with multiple interests of worldwide stakeholders with different points […]

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Designers launch bullet-resistant loungewear 

November 28th, 2022

The “Kickback” loungewear includes a sleeping mask. Photo: © David López Osuna. Designer duo Tian Wang and Teague Miller have launched “Kickback,” a line of bullet-resistant loungewear and accessories prompted by the more than 100 firearm fatalities a day in the U.S. Handcrafted from heavy duty Kevlar©, the ‘Kickback’ bathrobes are lined with bulletproof body plates, offering […]

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Smart Fabrics Summit calls for proposals

November 28th, 2022

The 2023 Smart Fabrics Summit is set to take place April 11–12, 2023, at North Carolina State University (NC State), Raleigh, N.C. The two-day event, sponsored by the Advanced Textiles Association and the Wilson College of Textiles, NC State, will feature educational sessions, product showcases, tours of the college’s facilities, and networking opportunities.  Industry participants […]

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Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires L2 Brands

November 23rd, 2022

Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising midmarket companies, today announced the acquisition of L2 Brands, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of custom apparel and headwear for the collegiate, destination and leisure, and corporate markets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With a heritage dating back more than 30 […]

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Rainier Industries acquires Outdoor America Images Corp.

November 22nd, 2022

Rainier Industries announces the acquisition of Outdoor America Images (OAI) Corporation, located in Tampa, Fla. Together, Rainier Display and OAI offer a full suite of services nationwide, including design, print, dimensional fabrication (wood and metal), project management and installation. Each organization is well established with designers and other wholesalers, and this merger is will strengthen […]

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