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MMI FOUNDER

WVU opens textile lab after gift from alum Amy Bircher

(Posted April 16, 2021)

RITIN

URI prof., Propel chief update Rhode Island textile network

(Posted April 15, 2021)

NCTO

Letter to OMB requests approval to collect 301 duties

(Posted April 15, 2021)

CLEAN JEANS

Jeanologia, Cone Denim partner on zero-waste goal by 2025

(Posted April 15, 2021)

SUSTAINABILITY

Smartwool pledges 100% circularity by 2030

(Posted April 15, 2021)

GERBER TECH

Software enhancements help companies optimize costs

(Posted April 13, 2021)

HONOR

Standard Textile recognized as a U.S. Best Managed Company

(Posted April 15, 2021)

HANESBRANDS

Global firm earns 12th straight U.S. EPA Energy Star Award

(Posted April 13, 2021)

HAGGAR

Get ready for inevitable return of zippers, buttons post-pandemic

(Posted April 13, 2021)

AATCC

Speakers announced for Natural Dyes for Textiles event

(Posted April 15, 2021)

OLYMPIC UNIS

Ralph Lauren debuts Team USA apparel featuring REPREVE®

(Posted April 15, 2021)

COMMODITIES

Weekly cotton futures rise sharply after strong export, jobs reports

(Posted April 13, 2021)

PCMC

Virus-killing wet wipes machines added to nonwovens lineup

(Posted April 15, 2021)

VDMA

Textile machinery newsroom, next webtalks announced

(Posted April 15, 2021)

TEIJIN

Nanofiber filament from recycled polyester to be mass produced

(Posted April 15, 2021)

IDTechEx:

The future of smart underwear investigated

(Posted April 15, 2021)

PROTECTIVE

Made-in-USA BlocAid™ gloves are antibacterial, made in USA

(Posted April 15, 2021)

PEOPLE

McCrary retires as president, CEO of William Barnet & Son

(Posted April 8, 2021)

AAPN

Guru Cavano ‘chips’ in insights on fast-changing tech advancements

(Posted April 8, 2021)

BERRY

Burlington reaches 1 million-yard milestone for Army Green uniform

(Posted April 8, 2021)

SPESA

Group reviews 2020, sets sights on face-to-face events this year

(Posted April 5, 2021)

STA

Spring meetings to feature N.C. State econ professor, NCTO exec

(Posted April 5, 2021)

RESPONSIBILITY

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

(Posted April 6, 2021)

CIRCULARITY

DSM, partners launch coalition to close loop on Dyneema fiber

(Posted April 8, 2021)

SUSTAINABILITY

RadiciGroup, CSP create tights from recycled plastic bottles

(Posted April 8, 2021)

RECYCLING

The LYCRA Co. to introduce fibers made from 100% textile waste

(Posted April 8, 2021)

COMMODITIES

Weekly cotton futures fall sharply after poor USDA export report

(Posted April 5, 2021)

BERRY

McRae Footwear awarded contract for combat boots

(Posted April 5, 2021)

PEOPLE

The LYCRA Co. names Qiu, Born as co-CEOs

(Posted April 6, 2021)

LENZING

TENCEL™ brand campaign to celebrate Earth Day announced

(Posted April 8, 2021)

CULP, INC.

Partner providers administer 600+ onsite vaccines

(Posted April 8, 2021)

TTU STUDY

Mask mandates reduced COVID-19 rates in U.S.

(Posted April 8, 2021)

ITMF

Survey: Global textile value chain sees 9% decline in 2020

(Posted April 8, 2021)

Report: Short-staple, open-end capacities decline globally

(Posted April 8, 2021)

ANOTHER BUY

Stein Fibers acquires another company: J. E. Herndon

(Posted March 30, 2021)

PPE

Parkdale, Ferrara awarded federal contracts to produce 17M+ masks

(Posted March 30, 2021)

KNITTER

Evolution St. Louis helps brands rebound from pandemic disruption

(Posted March 30, 2021)

BURLINGTON

Sustainable technology for performance apparel launched

(Posted March 30, 2021)

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Field to Closet project in Georgia creates U.S. cotton supply chain

America Knits, Parkdale, Hornwood among partners making hospital scrubs

An initiative from Field to Closet is making the concept of American grown and made, 100 percent cotton scrubs a reality.

 

To highlight the initiative, the kickoff event took place April 9 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture in Tifton, Ga., and will culminate this summer with 15 hospitals in rural Georgia receiving medical scrubs at no cost. Ga. Gov. Brian Kemp attended the kickoff event.

Field to Closet worked with America Knits in Swainsboro, Ga., to source Deltapine seed cotton grown in Georgia, which is spun into yarn at Parkdale Mills in Rabun Gap, Ga., and woven into fabric in Lilesville, N.C., at Hornwood, before arriving at America Knits for the final production of the scrubs.

Parkdale hosts U.S. Sen. Kaine at Magnolia facility in Virginia

Importance of U.S. textile industry for PPE highlighted

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) visited Parkdale’s Magnolia Manufacturing facility in Hillsville, Va., Wednesday to meet with company officials, greet its workforce, tour the modern, expansive facility and learn more about the company’s leadership role in addressing the shortage of lifesaving Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

The four plants – 450-employee-strong – that encompass the 750,000-square-feet facility are among a number of plants that Gastonia, N.C.-based Parkdale retooled to produce these critical items, including face masks, gowns and COVID testing swabs over the past year.

 

The plants are a major yarn hub contributing to a major face mask initiative bringing together several U.S. companies and more than 5,000 employees as part of the Biden administration’s pledge to provide 25 million reusable face masks to communities hit hard by the pandemic.

Q&A

Cap Yarns CEO outlines council’s priorities, including made-in-America PPE, more

David Roberts, CEO of Cap Yarns, Clover, S.C., was reelected chairman of the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) for a second term during the council’s virtual Annual Meeting on March 24. In a Q&A with eTC Publisher Devin Steele, he expresses his pride in the industry for answering the nation’s call for PPE during the pandemic, outlines NCTO’s priorities for the year and encourages all U.S. textile companies and suppliers to get or stay engaged with the council and the industry in order to ensure continued success.

AATCC brings perspective to priming the talent pipeline

AATCC hosted a compelling webinar this week on a hot topic that impacts most of the textile, apparel and larger manufacturing industry: talent.

 

The event, “Rebuilding the Textile Talent Pipeline: A Conversation on Ways to Recruit and Retain Talent in our Industry,” featured several rising starts in the industry, as well as an industry H.R. veteran, and it indeed lived up to its title, “conversation,” as back-and-forth discussions with participants in all age brackets occurred.

TS Designs supply chain train stops at Carolina Cotton Works

TS Designs’ journey through its Carolinas supply chain took company President Eric Henry to Gaffney, S.C., home of textile dyeing and finishing partner Carolina Cotton Works (CCW).

 

Part 5 of its online series, “The Harvest: A Gathering of Conversations for the Future of Cotton,” featured CCW Sales Manager Stacey Bridges, who joined the company when it was founded in 1995.

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