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Bolger & O’Hearn to highlight fluorine-free water repellent

(Posted October 23, 2021)

NCTO

Campaign highlights healthcare heroes, U.S. PPE supply chain

(Posted October 21, 2021)

ACQUISITION

Milliken buys sustainable solutions provider Encapsys

(Posted October 21, 2021)

RECYCLING

Accelerating Circularity, partners to begin textile-to-textile trials

(Posted October 21, 2021)

INVESTMENTS

Herculite Products completes capacity expansion for growth

(Posted October 21, 2021)

Citadel Brands establishing operations in Kingstree, S.C.

(Posted October 21, 2021)

BONDING

Bemis webinar attracts participants from 20 countries

(Posted October 21, 2021)

AATCC

Labs may now register online for Proficiency Testing Programs

(Posted October 21, 2021)

 

When do lab scales REALLY need to be replaced?

(Posted October 21, 2021)

AAFA

Supply chain resolutions called for in letter to Dept. of Transportation

(Posted October 21, 2021)

Translated health & safety report for denim finishing published

(Posted October 21, 2021)

GUILD APPAREL

Partners forged with sports marketing agency

(Posted October 21, 2021)

SHIMA SEIKI

Machine maker to propose knitting alternative at A+A trade fair

(Posted October 21, 2021)

DATACOLOR

Viewer for color quality control application introduced

(Posted October 21, 2021)

KARL MAYER

Unit president explains digital future of warp knitting

(Posted October 21, 2021)

STOLL training courses for knitwear design offered

(Posted October 21, 2021)

MONFORTS

Automated stenter takes finishing to next level at Knopf’s Sohn

(Posted October 21, 2021)

NONWOVENS

Oerlikon, A.Celli to partner on festooning technology

(Posted October 21, 2021)

TRACEABILITY

Applied DNA Sciences signs agreement with rPET recycler

(Posted October 21, 2021)

NCC

Beltwide Cotton Conferences to focus on on technology, research

(Posted October 21, 2021)

DYSTAR

Target goals set in annual Sustainability Performance Report

(Posted October 21, 2021)

BIG DATA

Nobel Prize economics & the textiles sector

(Posted October 21, 2021)

NCTO

Years of offshoring production has created supply chain crisis

(Posted October 13, 2021)

DoD GRANT

Funds to N.C. State, partners to support advanced military textiles

(Posted October 14, 2021)

ITEMA

Sustainable iSAVER® solution showing at Denim Première Vision

(Posted October 14, 2021)

PICANOL

PicConnect online platform for intuitive weaving introduced

(Posted October 14, 2021)

NUFABRX

Oversubscribed $10 million Series A funding round complete

(Posted October 14, 2021)

E-TEXTILES

Second stop of IPC virtual tour to ‘land’ in Philadelphia

(Posted October 14, 2021)

ELEVATE

Textile producer achieves industry first in sustainability initiatives

(Posted October 14, 2021)

UNIFI

Yarn maker to share sustainability story at Fall Furniture Market

(Posted October 14, 2021)

INDA

Hygienix™ to spotlight smarter, more sustainable nonwovens

(Posted October 14, 2021)

Page Ashby in his office in 2018 (Photo by Devin Steele)

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Page Ashby and his sons Bryan (L) and Hunter

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Page Ashby was a quarterback and co-captain for the N.C. State football team in the 1970s. (Photo courtesy of N.C. State)

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Page Ashby in his office in 2018 (Photo by Devin Steele)

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Page Ashby Memorial Scholarship created at
N.C. State for CCW founder

A scholarship at N.C. State University has been named in memoriam of Page Bryan Ashby, founder of Gaffney, S.C.-based Carolina Cotton Works, Inc. (CCW) and a former quarterback at the Raleigh, N.C.-based university.

Ashby, who died at age 76 in October 2019, spent more than 50 years in the textile industry.

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Annual Networking Conference

BURSTING AT THE SEAMS

Members turn out in force for long-awaited in-person event

Nearly 100 members attended SEAMS’ annual Networking Conference here last month, its first in-person event in nearly two years.

 

Attendees heard from a plethora of dynamic speakers, including keynoter Al Carey, executive chairman at Unifi, Inc. and former CEO of Pepsico North America; keynoter Bayard Winthrop, founder & CEO of clothing brand American Giant (virtually); Ram Sareen, CEO and founder of technology solutions provider Tukatech; Claire Crunk, founder of Trace Femcare and Southeast Hemp Fiber; Scott Gutche, senior director of U.S. Sourcing and Manufacturing for Walmart (via video); and Material Return’s Bob Carswell, research and development director, and Patrick McClure, enterprise manager.

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Summer Marketing Forum

Nearly 100 attend STA’s first in-person event in 19 months

Nearly 100 U.S. textile industry professionals attended the Southern Textile Association’s (STA’s) annual Summer Marketing Forum at the Textile Technology Center at Gaston College in Belmont, N.C., earlier this month, and almost 20 others watched the event online.

 

Under the theme, “STRONGER TOGETHER: THE PATH FORWARD – U.S. Textile & Apparel Industry Strengthens Through Sustainability, Innovation, Reinvention,” the forum is STA’s first in-person gathering since February 2020.

(L-R) Chad McAllister, Textile Division president at Milliken & Co.; USTR Katherine Tai; and NCTO President & CEO Kim Glas.

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USTR Katherine Tai with textile industry leaders at the American & Efird headquarters in Mount Holly, N.C.

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Charles Heilig, President & CEO of Parkdale's Textile Division, greets USTR Katherine Tai at American & Efird's headquarters.

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(L-R) Chad McAllister, Textile Division president at Milliken & Co.; USTR Katherine Tai; and NCTO President & CEO Kim Glas.

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U.S. Trade Rep Tai visits Milliken & Co., A&E plants

Milliken & Company and American & Efird (A&E) hosted United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai in two separate visits to the companies’ state-of-the-art textile manufacturing facilities today, marking an unprecedented visit to the heart of the U.S. textile industry in the Carolinas by the nation’s top trade chief.

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