Polartec and Browzwear launch first true-to-life 3D performance fabrics

October 15, 2021

Polartec, a Milliken & Company brand, and premium creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced a new partnership with Browzwear, a pioneer of 3D digital solutions for the fashion industry. A first for the brand, users will now be able to digitally design and create with Polartec’s performance fabric range. The fabric library […]

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NCTO issues statement following President Biden’s remarks on global supply chain crisis

October 14, 2021

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement following President Biden’s remarks on the global supply chain crisis and stressed the importance of investing onshoring and nearshoring. NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We appreciate President Biden’s call to ensure we are building more resilient and reliable supply […]

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Herculite Products promotes two employees to new roles

October 14, 2021

Herculite Products Inc., an innovator and manufacturer of high performance and custom fabrics, has announced that Paul Flaherty and Marco Angelone have received leadership promotions. Flaherty has been promoted to the newly created position of chief strategy officer. In the new role, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s long […]

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Dimension-Polyant achieves climate neutrality goals, furthers sustainability initiatives

October 13, 2021

Dimension-Polyant, a leading sailcloth producer and manufacturer of X-Pac® waterproof laminates developed for packs and bags, has developed a multi-tiered sustainability initiative. With the goal of minimizing negative impact on the environment, Dimension-Polyant’s sustainability program is built around climate-neutrality, sustainably sourced materials, longevity of its products and recycling methods for its used materials. Since 2021, […]

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Sattler Outdura promotes Elizarova

October 12, 2021

Sattler Outdura, a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, has announced the promotion of Mariia Elizarova to senior designer for all Outdura casual furniture and Sattler shade fabrics. As part of the Sattler design team, led by design director, Cornelia Pongritz, Elizarova is responsible for designing the fabrics that Sattler Outdura offers for both of […]

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IFAI introduces member benefit program and Expo discount offer

October 5, 2021

IFAI has announced a new benefit for IFAI members in the United States: the IFAI Health and Benefit Insurance program. In light of the announcement, IFAI is also offering members a 25% discount on any IFAI Expo registration type to attend the show and learn more about the new benefit.  Use the code 21EXMD25 when registering for IFAI […]

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Milliken & Company donates reusable medical gowns

September 30, 2021

Milliken & Company has donated 70,000 reusable fabric gowns to its long-time customer Singapore-based QMT Industrial & Safety PTE. In response to daily COVID cases in Singapore reaching near one-year peaks, QMT Safety will distribute the reusable gowns to local hospitals to help provide additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers. The donation was […]

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Resonance Companies brings garment manufacturing back to New York City

September 24, 2021

Resonance Companies has announced a key milestone in driving the return of domestic textile manufacturing — the opening of the company’s first stateside sew production facility in New York City. The 300 square-foot facility is housed at Pier 59 in Chelsea Piers, adjacent to Resonance’s headquarters. Resonance has built the first creation-to-customer-closet platform for sustainable […]

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Unifi teams up with the University of Notre Dame to promote sustainability

September 23, 2021

Unifi Inc. is continuing its commitment to sustainability across college campuses. The company recently brought its REPREVE® mobile tour to the University of Notre Dame during the school’s home opener football game against Purdue University on September 18. This was the first time the mobile tour has visited Notre Dame, signifying the beginning of a […]

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Lenzing announces expansion of carbon-zero TENCEL branded fibers to REFIBRA technology

September 22, 2021

Celebrating the first anniversary of the launch of carbon-zero TENCEL™ branded fibers, the Lenzing Group has announced the expansion of carbon-zero TENCEL branded fibers to REFIBRA™ technology to address the growing industry demand around “circular fashion” and carbon neutrality. The first carbon-zero TENCEL branded lyocell and modal fibers, which launched last year, have continued to […]

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TVF launches online resource center

September 21, 2021

TVF Inc. has launched its TVF Resource Center, a source for accurate information and education for all things fabric. The resource center, found at resourcecenter.tvfinc.com, contains fabric knowledge, textile tips, instructional guides and other helpful content designed to educate and inspire. “The textile industry is complicated and ever-evolving. There is a lot of content out […]

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Ceramic fiber industry outlook

September 17, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the ceramic fiber market is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.9 percent from USD 2.1 billion in 2021. The growth of the ceramic fiber market is primarily triggered by its increasing use in the refining and petrochemical and power generation industries. A […]

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Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

September 16, 2021

The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less than perfection. He is noted as giving generously to […]

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Zuniga joins MUTOH America

September 16, 2021

MUTOH America recently added procurement specialist Ronald Zuniga to its Phoenix, Ariz., team. Zuniga will be responsible for numerous tasks, including purchasing, inventory control, assisting with order processing, and receiving supplies and parts into the MUTOH system. Zuniga’s background in purchasing and customer service began in the aerospace industry where he worked as a contractor […]

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Glen Raven donates to NC State Wilson College of Textiles’ scholarship program

September 15, 2021

Glen Raven Inc., a global textile company based near Burlington, N.C., recently donated $250,000 to the NC State Wilson College of Textiles to support the college’s Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program as well as the Dean’s Textile Innovation Fund. The first needs-based scholarship program at the Wilson College, the Textile Pioneer Scholarship Program aims to identify and recruit […]

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