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AATCC

Back to the future: Time capsule from 1964 to be opened

(Posted January 11, 2021)

Foundation encourages giving in association’s 100th year

(Posted January 13, 2021)

Early application deadline for  scholarships approaching

(Posted January 13, 2021)

CONE DENIM

Oritain audit completed, ensuring responsible sourcing

(Posted January 12, 2021)

TRADE

AAFA, others respond to ban on cotton imports from Xuar

(Posted January 13, 2021)

AAFA welcomes USTR’s Notorious Markets report

(Posted January 14, 2021)

HOSIERY

DeFeet unveils high-tech socks for healthcare workers

(Posted January 11, 2021)

PPE

Gerber Tech joins forces to donate 5,000 gowns

(Posted January 11, 2021)

IoT/DATA

IPE, TexTempo partner to expand factory floor solutions reach

(Posted January 13, 2021)

SOFTWARE

brrr° automates with Texbase data management platform

(Posted January 14, 2021)

ANTIBACTERIAL

Microban, Manchester partner on protective textiles for hospitality

(Posted January 12, 2021)

TRANSPARENCY

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol adds first Latin American members

(Posted January 14, 2021)

RESHORING

Manufacturers asked to complete survey on sourcing opportunities

(Posted January 13, 2021)

PEOPLE

Marty Colwell retires after nearly 28 years at American Dornier

(Posted January 14, 2021)

Jones Family of Companies names VP of sales, HR leader

(Posted January 12, 2021)

NONWOVENS

INDA, Nonwovens Institute launch spunbond/meltblown virtual course

(Posted January 12, 2021)

KNITTING

KARL MAYER premieres STOLL brand at in-house show

(Posted January 13, 2021)

NEW PRODUCT

Baldwin Technology’s Ahlbrandt unit launches catalytic air purifier

(Posted January 13, 2021)

VDMA

Next webtalk to cover fiber recycling in spinning

(Posted January 14, 2021)

ONLINE EVENT

World Congress on Textile Coating set for February

(Posted January 14, 2021)

PRINTING

EFI Reggiani adds more digital textile solutions in Russia

(Posted January 13, 2021)

FINISHING

Navis TubeTex introduces latest specialty heat-setting machinery

(Posted January 5, 2021)

PURCHASE

Vandewiele reaches deal to acquire Savio Group

(Posted January 5, 2021)

AATCC

Incoming committee chairs for 2021 announced

(Posted January 6, 2021)

RECRUITING FIRM

Textile placement consultancy Global Textile Careers launches

(Posted January 6, 2021)

PEOPLE

MMI Textiles hires CFO, announces four promotions

(Posted January 6, 2021)

B&D Industrial announces retirement of CEO Nations

(Posted January 6, 2021)

PATTERN MAKING

Tukatech offering free, 30-day fashion software subscription

(Posted January 6, 2021)

MILESTONE

Hohenstein celebrates 75th year of providing textiles solutions

(Posted January 6, 2021)

CHEMICALS

Devan says multivitamin treatment meets OEKO-TEX® standard

(Posted January 6, 2021)

CIRCULARITY

DSM, Clariter partner to pursue chemical recycling solutions

(Posted January 7, 2021)

EXHIBITING

HDry to showcase waterproofing technologies at OR, ISPO Europe

(Posted January 7, 2021)

ERP

Schoeller subsdiary Eschler Textil to adopt Datatex solution

(Posted January 7, 2021)

COTTON

New Mexico St. prof receives NCC Cotton Genetics Research Award

(Posted January 6, 2021)

Sectors sectors presented opportunities to create start-ups

(Posted January 7, 2021)

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TS Designs among this week’s pitstops on the textile infobahn

Probably like many of you, I jumped on my Jetsons-level (virtual) flying car through cyberspace this week and hovered over a few textile-related webinars – about four-and-a-half hours’ worth. Subject matter experts from all corners of our industry and several corners of the country and the world imparted nuggets of knowledge and enough meaningful information to fill comprehensive textile textbooks.

 

And, like you, I’m all the better for it. I continue to be awed by your wisdom, vision and passion around textiles, which clothe us, comfort us, protect us, shade us, clean us, insulate us, cool us, heat us, decorate us and, you name it, textiles probably does it. But, as you all know, a lot of experience and innovation go into getting those advanced materials out to the world.

 

One of the pitstops I made on my trek through the woven, knitted and meltblown web of virtuality covered all of those topics. The event was hosted by Burlington, N.C.-based TS Designs, which is putting on monthly Zooms to update interested parties on an important, admirable project it has undertaken through its brand, Solid State Clothing. As part of its mission to be traceable, transparent and local, the company is introducing the people behind each step of the process.

 

This week, tthe TS/Solid State team stopped by the yarn-spinning link in its supply chain this week to host “The Harvest: A Gathering of Conversations for the Future of Cotton.” Representing partner Parkdale was Andy Long, vice president of sales and marketing at Parkdale’s SpunLab Division.

Newly retired Gloria Freeman kept SCMA gears turning for 43 years

Gloria Freeman, one of the most visible behind-the-scenes’ gear-turners in the manufacturing industry in South Carolina, retired on December 31 after 43 years of service to the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (SCMA).

Freeman is well known in the state’s manufacturing industry, particularly in the textile sector. Friends and colleagues offered numerous memories and well wishes for her when she announced that she was calling it a career.

THANK YOU!

American Textile Worker celebrated for answering PPE call during crisis

This year, your industry – our industry – heeded the call and rallied around the PPE shortage to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Many of our companies pivoted production into materials for PPE, others volunteered to offer inputs for these products. You connected, conversed and collaborated to find the best path forward. You discovered that strangers in your midst – and even competitors – had some of the answers as you sought solutions, learned best practices and identified the direst needs of those on the frontlines. You formed supply chains virtually overnight, which allowed you to turn and churn in an impressive and unprecedented timespan.

 

And none of you could have done so without your most important asset: your employees. They agreed to come to work with a dangerous virus lurking. They agreed to learn new methods and new products. They agreed to come forth and do their part to help others, their fellowman.

 

As such, by demonstrating the true spirit of what our industry is all about by stepping up BIG TIME to address the dire shortage of PPE when our citizens needed it most, the American Textile Worker has been named eTextileCommunications.com’s 2020 Industry Champion. These individuals have proven the resilience, flexibility and aptitude that we always knew existed by pivoting, in many instances, to produce this critical gear for our health staff, first responders and the general populace.

CENTER(S) OF ATTENTION

TTC, MSC partner, form Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network; textile degree, tracks offered

Through a partnership with Catawba Valley Community College’s Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) and Gaston College’s Textile Technology Center (TTC) comes the birth of the Manufacturing & Textile Innovation Network (MTIN).

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