ATA announces VISTA online sourcing directory

October 9th, 2023

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) announces an exciting new platform specifically designed to provide information on sourcing products in the textile industry year-round. VISTA by ATA is a groundbreaking online sourcing directory platform that promises to revolutionize how professionals in the textile sector source products, services and suppliers. “Sourcing is an important benefit for our membership […]

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Yibin Grace unveils 50% recycled viscose testing line

September 6th, 2023

Viscose producer Yibin Grace hopes to reach a 50% blend for the market by the end of 2023. Chinese manufacturer Yibin Grace has created a new testing line for a viscose fiber made with 50% recycled textiles and hopes to reach a 50% blend for the market by the end of 2023. The new material […]

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President Biden signs “Invent it here, make it here” executive order 

August 2nd, 2023

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order while visiting Maine on Friday to encourage companies to manufacture new inventions in the United States. Biden landed in Maine for the first time since taking office, packaging his signing of the executive order with a speech at a textile factory in Auburn and a fundraiser in Freeport. The […]

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Avery Dennison elects Deon Stander CEO

May 24th, 2023

Avery Dennison Corporation announced that its board of directors, as a result of a planned succession process, has elected Deon Stander, as president and chief executive officer, effective September 1, 2023. Current chairman and CEO, Mitch Butier, will serve as executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. “It has been a privilege to have […]

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Autoliv expands to Vietnam

April 28th, 2023

Digital rendering of new Autoliv facility in Vietnam. Autoliv Inc., a worldwide supplier of automotive safety systems, announced its plan to build a new state of the art airbag cushion and fabric plant in Vietnam, serving Asia. The investment in the new textile facility is in response to customer demands and is intended to meet […]

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Radford to manage dyehouse for Champion Thread

April 12th, 2023

Champion Thread Company, a manufacturer and marketer of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns, and other textile and sewn products accessories, welcomes package dyeing expert Larry Radford to the role of Dyehouse Manager for its all-new, South Carolina thread and yarn dyeing facility. Radford brings over two decades of dyehouse color lab, production technology, and operations […]

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Tajikistan strengthens ties with Better Cotton

April 7th, 2023

Better Cotton has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tajikistan Ministry of Agriculture to reinforce the pair’s partnership and further support the production of more sustainable cotton across the Central Asian nation. The MoU was signed by Better Cotton’s Director of Fundraising, Rebecca Owen, and Tajikistan’s Minister of Agriculture, His Excellency Qurbon Khakimzoda, […]

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NCTO elects Norman Chapman, Charles Heilig

April 5th, 2023

Norman Chapman, President and CEO of Inman Mills The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, held its officer elections for fiscal year 2023 last week. NCTO has elected Norman Chapman, president and CEO of Inman Mills, as chairman, and Charles Heilig, president […]

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Glen Raven Inc. to eliminate PFAS chemicals across entire portfolio

March 21st, 2023

Glen Raven Inc. announced it has begun to phase out PFAS chemicals across its global fabric portfolio. The company began incorporating optimal non-PFAS solutions into production last month and all production will be transitioned to non-PFAS by the end of 2023. In addition, all new fabric designs, including for the company’s flagship Sunbrella® brand, will be […]

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Mezger Inc. becomes Reiners & Fürst distributor

March 13th, 2023

Mezger Inc. announced that they are now the official distributor for Reiners + Fűrst rings and travellers in North America. R+F is a family-owned German company, now in its third generation. This allows them to plan for the long-term while enabling them to make important decisions in the short term. Nearly 100 experienced employees meticulously […]

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