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UNIFI

Sustainability milestone reached early with 30B recycled bottles

(Posted November 24, 2021)

OUTERWEAR

Milliken & Company, C2R Fast partner on D2C insulated jacket

(Posted November 24, 2021)

INDA

Hygienix™ attracts nearly 400 attendees to Arizona

(Posted November 24, 2021)

AATCC

Louann Spirito recognized as TCR Service Award recipient

(Posted November 24, 2021)

GILDAN

Firm on Dow Jones Sustainability Index for ninth straight year

(Posted November 24, 2021)

ANTIDUMPING

U.S. polyester textured yarn makers applaud USITC ruling

(Posted November 24, 2021)

MASSACHUSETTS

AFFOA partner/composites maker awarded $2.3M innovation grant

(Posted November 24, 2021)

COTTON

Global markets: Production vis-à-vis price

(Posted November 24, 2021)

RECLAMATION

IKEA Foundation, Enviu, CAIF partner on textile waste resource

(Posted November 24, 2021)

NCTO

White House’s Buy American waiver process welcomed

(Posted November 18, 2021)

ATLANTA SHOWS

Early-bird registration opens for TTNA, Texprocess Americas 2022

(Posted November 18, 2021)

AATCC

Recipients of Future Leaders Award announced

(Posted November 18, 2021)

TUKATECH

First open 3D fashion system introduced

(Posted November 18, 2021)

CORDURA®

INVISTA brand earns two PCIAW® awards for workwear

(Posted November 18, 2021)

MILLIKEN & CO.

Carbon-neutral flooring portfolio a milestone in sustainability journey

(Posted November 18, 2021)

USTER

Nasiou to step down as CEO; Maccabruni to succeed

(Posted November 18, 2021)

AAFA

Infrastructure bill lauded; more need to resolve shipping crisis

(Posted November 18, 2021)

NCTO

Council applauds House passage of infrastructure package

(Posted November 10, 2021)

WORKFORCE

AFFOA, partners host textile manufacturing convening

(Posted November 10, 2021)

MSC

Center ‘carries on’ important role of assisting made-in-USA products

(Posted November 11, 2021)

DEVELOPMENT

Fiber Industries plans to create industrial park in S.C.

(Posted November 10, 2021)

SERVICE THREAD

Copmany invests in XORELLA machine, installed by SYMTECH

(Posted November 10, 2021)

INVESTMENT

APEX Mattress Manufacturing establishing operations in S.C.

(Posted November 10, 2021)

ACQUISITION

Sonoco to purchase assets of D&W Paper Tubes, Inc.

(Posted November 11, 2021)

FINANCING

Evrnu raises $15M to scale fiber regeneration technologies

(Posted November 11, 2021)

VF CORP

Apparel maker to invest $10.2M in distribution center in Va.

(Posted November 10, 2021)

IFAI

International Achievement Award winners announced at expo

(Posted November 11, 2021)

RESEARCH

UMass-D awarded $700K grant to study biodegradable plastics

(Posted November 11, 2021)

NONWOVENS

Piana achieves Recycled Claim Standard certification

(Posted November 11, 2021)

AAFA

Group appeals for end to humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

(Posted November 11, 2021)

USTER

Company pioneer, passionate about silk testing, remembered

(Posted November 11, 2021)

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STA attendees fall in for joint division meeting

During these unpredictable times, the Southern Textile Association (STA) combined its Northern and Southern Division Fall Meetings into one this year, and pulled off a successful half-day event at the Textile Technology Center at Gaston College’s Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, N.C., last month.

The meeting featured four segments, including company spotlights that allowed individual attendees who pre-registered to offer brief insights into their firms.

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BREAKING GROUND

Fiber Innovation Center at Gaston College’s TTC will meet industry’s growing needs

For close to 80 years, the Textile Technology Center (TTC) on Gaston College’s Kimbrell Campus in Belmont, N.C., has played a significant role in helping the North Carolina textile industry remain competitive, manufacture quality products and maintain a well-trained workforce.

 

With the construction of a new Fiber Innovation Center and the development of a Textile Academy, Gaston College and the regional textile industry will be even more strongly woven together.

 

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Fiber Innovation Center took place on the Kimbrell Campus on today. The Fiber Innovation Center, an expansion of the Kimbrell Campus, will provide a world-class facility to develop and test fibers for the advanced materials industry for use in proprietary products developed by national and international clients. Local and regional support from the textile industry is helping make this state-of-the-art project possible. 

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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