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

September 28th, 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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George Courey Inc. transitions to the fourth generation of ownership

September 26th, 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 20th, 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 19th, 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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Nonwoven fabrics market size projected to be $67.93 billion by 2030

September 9th, 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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European textile industry calls for immediate action to tackle the energy crisis

August 29th, 2022

The European textile & fashion in Europe, represented by EURATEX, calls for a single European strategy to tackle this energy crisis. To safeguard the future of the industry, a revision of the electricity price mechanism is necessary and an EU wide cap on gas prices at 80€/MWh. Special company support needs to be granted to […]

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Michelle Farrington new CTO of AFFOA

August 24th, 2022

Advanced Functional Fabrics of America, Inc. (AFFOA), a non-profit public-private partnership focused on invigorating the American textile industry, has announced the promotion of Michelle Farrington to Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this new role as CTO, Farrington will be leading AFFOA’s integrated technology development team, with responsibilities spanning business development, program management, and engineering. She […]

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Textile manufacturers turn to mono material fabrics and cellulosic fibers

August 18th, 2022

Developments in advanced mono material fabrics and fabrics made using cellulosic fibers were widespread at the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2023 as manufacturers continue to improve the recyclability of textile products, according to "Survey of the European fabric fairs for spring/summer 2023," a 24-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The […]

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Slowing imports

August 12th, 2022

After a record-setting spring, imports at the nation’s major container ports are expected to slow significantly for the remainder of the year, but 2022 should still see a net gain over 2021, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Retail sales are still growing, […]

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Cone Denim partners with BastCore

August 11th, 2022

Cone Denim®, a global company focused on denim authenticity and sustainable innovation, is expanding its partnership with expert hemp processing innovator, BastCore, following Cone’s recently launched U.S. Hemp Collection. This evolving partnership continues to open new opportunities for collaboration between like-minded companies providing increased sustainable denim offerings to customers while increasing Cone’s support of American […]

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