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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Sunbrella & United Fabrics unveil Modern Art fabrics

August 5th, 2022

Sunbrella and United Fabrics unveiled Modern Art, their third joint-contract upholstery collection to help design professionals discover new opportunities for contemporary commercial spaces. Featuring 32 new durable, soft and bleach-cleanable fabrics in a range of bold colors and playful patterns, Modern Art is designed to complement the Origins and Reflections collections, as well as other […]

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Canada honors Magog Textile Mills

August 4th, 2022

In 1883, Alvin Moore and William Hobbs founded the Magog Textile and Print Company. In the spring of 1884, the plant printed the first pieces of cotton in the country. By bringing together spinning, weaving, bleaching, and printing operations in a single industrial complex, the Magog Textile Mills played an important role in modernizing the cotton industry in 19th century Canada. […]

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Automotive textiles market worth $31.75 billion by 2024

July 11th, 2016

The global automotive textiles market is expected to reach $31.75 billion by 2024, according to a new report by San Francisco-based Grand View Research Inc. Increasing automobile production, particularly in the Asia Pacific region, and a favorable regulatory scenario is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The textiles are used in auto […]

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Milliken cited as ‘Most Innovative’

January 15th, 2016

Spartanburg, S.C.–based specialty-fabrics maker Milliken has recently been named the Most Innovative Large Size Company by Future Materials magazine. Presented by the World Textile Information Network, the Future Materials Awards recognize innovation, achievement and leadership throughout the technical textile industry, which has grown exponentially over recent decades. Awards were presented in 17 categories. Founded in […]

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Wearable textiles get Department of Defense boost

September 15th, 2015

The smart/wearables textiles sector will get a boost with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) funding. U. S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has announced the creation of the National Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Hybrid Electronics. According to the U. S. DoD, “FlexTech Alliance,” a consortium of 96 companies, 41 universities, 14 state and local organizations, […]

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