Lydall awarded $13.5M contract by DoD to support PPE production

(Posted July 2, 2020)


WOW, RISE events transitioned to all-virtual formats

(Posted July 1, 2020)


Daughter of Unifi employee named O’Day Scholarship winner

(Posted July 1, 2020)


Second annual corporate sustainability report published

(Posted July 1, 2020)


Monforts' partners, including Cone, making hemp mainstream

(Posted July 2, 2020)


Report: Global Demand for meltblown to rise 6.3% annually

(Posted July 2, 2020)


AAFA welcomes implementation, calls for stability

(Posted July 2, 2020)


Eastman Machine appoints TeCS as representative for U.K., Ireland

(Posted July 1, 2020)


DOMOTEX USA 2021 postponed, Hannover Fairs USA announces

(Posted July 2, 2020)


Marketing head discusses virtual events vs. in-person shows

(Posted July 2, 2020)


Machinery makers KARL MAYER, STOLL officially unite

(Posted July 2, 2020)


Teijin Frontier unveils high-stretch line from eco-friendly materials

(Posted July 2, 2020)


New technology shown to deactivate SARS-CoV-2

(Posted July 2, 2020)

HeiQ technology certified as cosmetic grade, bio-based

(Posted July 2, 2020)

Sanitized® products show antiviral properties on polymer surfaces

(Posted July 2, 2020)


SCMA congratulates Bill McCrary for 50 years with Barnet & Son

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Foam coating line installed at Applied Technology Intl. in Pa.

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Registration, sponsorships open for IPC Virtual Summit

(Posted June 24, 2020)


Hohenstein, Scivera partner on pathway to greener formulations

(Posted June 25, 2020)


RISE® Conference to highlight ‘what’s next’ in sustainability

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Eco-friendly, fluorine-free, high-tech fabric introduced

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Field to Market partners with U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

(Posted June 25, 2020)


BekaertDeslee says new finish helps fight spread of viruses

(Posted June 25, 2020)


CHT, HeiQ collaborate on protective treatment for textiles

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Oerlikon Barmag installs five industrial production lines

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Accel Lifestyle now producing face masks sized for children

(Posted June 25, 2020)

Gerber, Colorkarma join forces to promote matchmaking directory

(Posted June 25, 2020)


EU production of face masks on target for 20-fold increase

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Schinlever returns to EFI as COO of inkjet business

(Posted June 25, 2020)

Cargill welcomes Gray to global cotton business

(Posted June 25, 2020)


Cap Yarns’ Roberts tapped chairman; board members elected

(Posted June 16, 2020)


Webinar series on PPE testing to continue on July 9

(Posted June 18, 2020)

Workshop goes virtual with visual color training webinar

(Posted June 18, 2020)


Acteev Protect™ antimicrobial technology for textiles unveiled

(Posted June 17, 2020)


Technology used by Sinomax for antimicrobial mattress protection

(Posted June 17, 2020)


American Ingenuity Series: Fireside Chat

Ed Gribbin: AAPN takes ‘networking’ to another level during PPE shortage

Leadership. Speed. Trust.


Those three ingredients have worked together successfully to enable the Atlanta-based Americas Apparel Producers Network (AAPN) to be in a position to help the textile and apparel industry answer the call to address the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage amid the COVID-19 crisis, according to AAPN President Ed Gribbin.


Keynoting the network’s initial online “Fireside Chat,” part of AAPN’s new American Ingenuity Series, Gribbin discussed how the AAPN has reached across association boundaries to unite, connect and motivate hundreds of industry stakeholders to meet critical medical product needs. He also went over the origins of the initiative, where it stands today and what the future looks like as many companies have committed to establishing permanent made-in-USA and made-in-Americas supply chains for these products.

STA to hold virtual annual meeting

The 112-year-old Southern Textile Association (STA) cancelled its in-person annual meeting scheduled for Myrtle Beach, S.C., this month, and is holding a virtual Board of Governors’ meeting and members’ meeting on Tuesday, June 30. At that time, the board will elect new officers and governors, as well as handle other business.


In advance of the meeting, eTC Publisher Devin Steele posed questions to STA President Matt Shannon of Greenwood Mills and Vice President Rick Carpenter of Conitex Sonoco USA.

Q&A with president Despite cancellation of beach meeting, STA still shines bright, president says

Q&A with vice president: Carpenter answered call by ‘The Man’ to step up in STA

Stepping up

U.S. textile continues to shine during COVID-19 pandemic


Forgotten or written off as "non-essential" by some for many years, the U.S. textile and apparel industry continues to step up and prove its merit during this unprecedented crisis brought on by COVID-19. eTC continues to spotlight some of these companies who have risen to the challenge to protect frontline heroes and the general populace during this pandemic.

With PPE in its orbit, Venus Group moved quickly to fill urgent need

Fairystone Fabrics swiftly ramps up production for medical field

TREX pivots from knitting machine sales into PPE manufacturing

LOOSE ENDS BLOG: Webinars successfully unmasking PPE issue

KORNIT: WTiN WEBINAR: OPM chairman calls COVID-19 a‘wake-up call,’ chance to rethink bringing production home

Vapor Apparel, TS Designs revamp business models to close PPE gap

Prime Medical team believes in mission to ‘do good in world’

Unionwear ‘proud to make a difference’ in N.Y./N.J region

Brother International joins fight by donating sewing machines

Supreme Corp. jumps at chance to bring innovation into PPE realm

OnPoint Manufacturing pivots to full protective mask protection

Gerber Technology’s PPE Task Force came together quickly

Henderson Sewing Machine introduces PPE production systems

National Safety Apparel working with coalition for the greater good

As label maker, Printcraft fills natural role in world of PPE

MMI Textiles moves quickly to address America’s needs

Minnesota Knitting Mills makes slight pivot into PPE production

Joining effort was a natural fit for Hemingway Apparel

Hornwood supplying numerous products to medical industry, public

The 19-year-old son of textile salesman LAUNCHES OWN COMPANY

Shuford Yarns ‘proud’ to be part of America’s call to action

Clothier Design Source knew it must step up to the plate

A. Rifkin Co. quickly put plan into place to shift production


Blog: The wild wild west of PPE production

SEAMS/SPESA webinar: 'It’s a new day, a new time'U.S. textiles proving mettle during crisis

America Knits, Greenwood, Spoonflower doing their part

Parkdale, LACorp, Carolina Cotton Works, Hamrick Mills among those answering call

Merrow Manufacturing, TSG Finishing join the PPE action

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In the days before social distancing (January 2020), Rick Carpenter welcomes attendees to STA's annual Winter Technical Conference in Gastonia, N.C.