YKK DynaPel water-repellant zipper wins best product in ISPO Textrends competition

December 14, 2023

The ISPO Textrends judges have selected YKK's DynaPel™ water-repellent zipper as the best product in the accessories category. The competition, held twice a year in conjunction with the ISPO trade show, recognizes the most innovative performance textiles, components and apparel. Designed to be compatible with garment recycling systems, the DynaPel zipper uses Green Theme Technologies […]

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RISE 2024: Call for presentations and award nominations

February 23, 2024

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced a call for presentations and award nominations for the RISE® (Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics) Conference. RISE will be held October 1–2, 2024, at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. RISE is a two-day conference presenting […]

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Milliken & Company names Bethany Smith chief human resources officer 

February 22, 2024

Bethany Smith, Milliken & Company's new senior vice president and chief human resources officer. Milliken & Company announced Bethany Smith as its senior vice president and chief human resources officer, overseeing all human resource matters on behalf of the global manufacturer. Smith has served as interim chief human resources officer since October 2023, stepping into the position upon […]

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OFPANZ announces name change

February 21, 2024

The new logo of the Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand, formerly the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand. The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) announced that the association’s name will gradually change to Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand (ATA NZ) over the next year. The executive board finalized the name change […]

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Fiberpartner ApS and Stein Fibers LLC announce partnership

February 16, 2024

Jaren Edwards, president of Stein Fibers (left) and Fiberpartner CEO Thomas Wittrup (right). Fiberpartner ApS, a global supplier of fiber solutions in Vejle, Denmark, announced that it is entering a partnership with Stein Fibers LLC, a distributor of fibers and materials in Charlotte, N.C. The partnership is designed to make new and innovative fiber solutions […]

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APNA announces retirement of president and COO, welcomes successor

February 15, 2024

Phani Nagaraj (left) and Todd Glogovsky (right) in front of Asahi Kasei Plastics North America in Fowlerville, Mich.  Asahi Kasei Plastics North America (APNA) announced that Todd Glogovsky, president and COO, will retire on April 1, 2024. Glogovsky will continue to provide guidance and support to ensure a smooth transition for the organization until March […]

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Recover welcomes Hans Ploos van Amstel to its board of directors

February 14, 2024

Recover™, a materials science company and producer of sustainable, recycled cotton fiber and cotton fiber blends, announced the appointment of Hans Ploos van Amstel to the Recover board of directors. Amstel brings to Recover his global financial expertise and a track record of driving transformative growth
across diverse industries, including experience in fashion and textiles. With […]

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RNWBL and Durability Engineers win U.S. Department of Energy award

February 9, 2024

RNWBL® and Durability Engineers (DE) announced their collaboration and award for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Turbine Materials Recycling Prize. The award aims to address the environmental impact of wind turbine materials, specifically focusing on recycling solutions for fiber-reinforced composites and critical minerals. This initiative aligns with the White House sustainability goals of reducing […]

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WOW International Conference 2024 opens registration

February 8, 2024

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) announced that registration and tabletop exhibit reservations are open for the World of Wipes® (WOW) International Conference. WOW 2024 will take place June 17-20 at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, Minn. The theme for this year’s event is “Wipes Innovation & Sustainability – From Inception to Perfection.” […]

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ITMF award applications open for 2024

February 6, 2024

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) announced that it is launching another edition of the ITMF Awards. There are three different award categories that companies/organizations can apply for: ITMF Sustainability & Innovation Award 2024 ITMF International Cooperation Award 2024 ITMF Start-up Award 2024 The deadline for applications is April 30th, 2024. The winners of the […]

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Anthropologie collaborates with Cotton Inc. denim recycling program

February 5, 2024

Anthropologie, the global lifestyle brand, announced today their collaboration with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green™ program: an initiative at the forefront of denim recycling. Beginning today, Anthropologie customers can bring in their pre-loved denim to any of the brand’s 200+ U.S. retail locations. Through the collaboration, the old denim will be recycled into insulating […]

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Solesis to open new site in Costa Rica

February 2, 2024

Solesis, a custom designer, developer and manufacturer of textile- and polymer-based health care solutions for the medical device and biopharmaceutical industries, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing site in Costa Rica. This is the first site dedicated to producing implantable textile components, polymer-based devices and components and single-use technologies. The Solesis family of […]

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Herculite launches health care fabric e-commerce website

February 1, 2024

Herculite® Products Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance and custom fabrics, announced the launch of a new e-commerce website offering a full selection of its Sure-Chek® antimicrobial health care fabrics. Features of the platform: Product catalog: Browse through a diverse selection of health care fabrics, including Sure-Chek Linen, Lectrolite®, pillow fabrics and more. User-friendly interface: The […]

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Michelle Gass assumes role of Levi Strauss & Co. president, CEO

January 31, 2024

Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced that Michelle Gass has assumed the role of president and CEO. Gass follows Chip Bergh, who served as the company’s president and CEO for the previous 12.5 years. Gass brings extensive retail and omnichannel experience to LS&Co.’s top job and is expected to drive a strategic vision focused on […]

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SEAMS announces 2024 board of directors

January 30, 2024

SEAMS, a national association for the U.S. sewn products industry, has announced the new membership election for the board of directors 2024 calendar year. “While the demand for ‘Made in America’ products continues to increase, so do the challenges we face. The SEAMS 2024 board of directors looks to continue its support of our members […]

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Mimaki Europe announces appointment of new managing director

January 29, 2024

Pictured is Takao Terashima, Mimaki Europe's new managing director. Mimaki Europe, a manufacturer of inkjet printers and cutting technologies with headquarters in Diemen, Netherlands, has announced the appointment of Takao Terashima as the new managing director. Starting his career in Mimaki in 1997 as part of the research and development department, Terashima has developed expertise […]

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