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PPE LEGISLATION

Sen. Graham touts made-in-USA PPE legislation at Parkdale tour

(Posted July 30, 2020)

Reps. McHenry, Pascrell introduce bipartisan act for U.S.-made PPE

(Posted July 30, 2020)

Sen. Brown introduces legislation to increase U.S. stockpile of PPE

(Posted July 30, 2020)

PPE

Freudenberg, N.C. State partner to supply face masks to groups

(Posted July 30, 2020)

Milliken to boost production of reusable medical fabrics
(Posted July 30, 2020)

Duvaltex leverages 3D technology to launch non-medical face mask

(Posted July 30, 2020)

FILSPEC BOUGHT

Monterey Textiles acquires fellow Canadian textile company

(Posted July 30, 2020)

IFAI Expo

November show to transition to online-only event

(Posted July 30, 2020)

PRINTING EVENT

Smithers’ Digital Textile Printing Conference going online only

(Posted July 30, 2020)

AATCC

Online test method, procedures training now offered

(Posted July 30, 2020)

WEAVING

Itema Group announces closing of Panter (now PTMT) acquisition

(Posted July 30, 2020)

DONATION

Bolger & O’Hearn presents hand sanitizer to life skills nonprofit

(Posted July 30, 2020)

FINISHING

Monforts stenter lines enabling GtA to strive for CO2 neutrality

(Posted July 30, 2020)

NONWOVENS

Oerlikon says electro-charging unit improves filter performance

(Posted July 30, 2020)

HONOR

Coats Brazil named among Best Companies to Work for Women

(Posted July 30, 2020)

PARTNERS

SANITIZED AG adds sales agent for antimicrobial polymer additives

(Posted July 30, 2020)

PEOPLE

Coats appoints Jackie Callaway CFO designate

(Posted July 30, 2020)

MADE IN USA PPE

NCTO chief Glas testifies on Hill about reshaping PPE policy

(Posted July 23, 2020)

Industry coalition outlines

objectives for reshoring production

(Posted July 23, 2020)

Senators introduce act to move critical PPE production to U.S.

(Posted July 23, 2020)

B2B GROWTH

Longtime marketing executive launches Lawrence Innovation

(Posted July 23, 2020)

AATCC

Revised test methods and procedures now available

(Posted July 23, 2020)

PPE

Spoonflower partners with group on Buy A Mask, Give a Mask

(Posted July 23, 2020)

FIBERS

Cotton-based filters finding applications during crisis

(Posted July 23, 2020)

SUPPLY CHAINS

Apparel, retail groups issue statement decrying forced labor

(Posted July 23, 2020)

VDMA

Members’ equipment at forefront of mask production

(Posted July 23, 2020)

OEM

Oerlikon Barmag places its largest industrial yarn order

(Posted July 23, 2020)

LENZING

Fiber maker again awarded gold status rating in sustainability

(Posted July 23, 2020)

ARCHROMA

Soorty selects technologies for coloration, hygiene, protection

(Posted July 23, 2020)

KARL MAYER

Customer Georg+Otto Friedrich using real-time data for planning

(Posted July 23, 2020)

ANTI-VIRAL

AFFIX introduces long-lasting surface treatment

(Posted July 23, 2020)

ITM 2021

Organizers: ITM 2021 accelerate textile’s post-crisis resuscitation

(Posted July 23, 2020)

NONWOVENS

Technical Absorbents Ltd. develops superabsorbent fiber

(Posted July 23, 2020)

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KNIT IDEAS

PYRATES’ natural fabrics unite function and sustainability

While our technology, processes and ideas are developing and improving to create a more efficient, accessible and better way of life, some designers and producers in the textile sector believe the garments we come into contact with every day should also support a better way of life.

 

For Regina Polanco, founder and CEO of PYRATES Smart Fabrics of Spain, this is translated into the creation and development of garments that actively support the health and wellbeing of the wearer, while also protecting the source from which we develop those garments.

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Henderson Machinery serves growing customer base through diversification

The leadership at Henderson Machinery, Inc. doesn’t like to refer to the company merely a sales office or a representative, according to General Manager Brent Jones.

 

“We’re actually an agent,” he said during an interview at its headquarters here. “We’re the whole package. We support our customers from start to finish. And that’s what we do for every product we sell – from sales and service to training to electronic repair to spare parts to technical support.”

 

Henderson Machinery, formed in 1973, serves as the agent for more than a dozen textile industry partners around the world, working with customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. And, like many of its colleagues in the industry, it has had to diversify its product market range and partnerships over the last couple of decades to remain viable.

Stepping up

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

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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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