ITMA 2023 launches online visitor registration

December 1, 2022

The ITMA 2023 online visitor registration platform is open for registration. Visitors can enjoy early bird rates until 7 May 2023 when they buy badges online at www.itma.com. A one-day badge costs 40 euros, and a seven-day badge is 80 euros. Students can visit the exhibition from 10 to 14 June 2023 at a special rate […]

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Kingly Ltd. launches upcycling project

November 30, 2022

Kingly Ltd. is the first zero-waste textile company that creates sustainable products for the promotional industry. The company just introduced its “Upcycling project” which intends to retrieve textile waste not for recycling but for using it to create new products. “One of earth’s biggest polluters is the textile and apparel industry and its environmentally detrimental […]

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AATCC Announces 2023 Board of Directors

November 29, 2022

Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions This fall, AATCC members elected their 2023-2024 representatives to the Board of Directors. All officers will begin their term on January 1.President-ElectAndrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions, will serve two years as President-elect before continuing to President for two years, and finally Immediate Past President for two […]

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In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

November 28, 2022

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born July 14, 1952, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Edd and Loretta Mae Russell.  He grew up with two […]

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Sentinel Capital Partners Acquires L2 Brands

November 23, 2022

Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising midmarket companies, today announced the acquisition of L2 Brands, a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of custom apparel and headwear for the collegiate, destination and leisure, and corporate markets. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With a heritage dating back more than 30 […]

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Rainier Industries acquires Outdoor America Images Corp.

November 22, 2022

Rainier Industries announces the acquisition of Outdoor America Images (OAI) Corporation, located in Tampa, Fla. Together, Rainier Display and OAI offer a full suite of services nationwide, including design, print, dimensional fabrication (wood and metal), project management and installation. Each organization is well established with designers and other wholesalers, and this merger is will strengthen […]

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Arvind Limited & PurFi Global combat textile waste

November 21, 2022

Arvind Limited, India’s largest textile to technology conglomerate, and PurFi Global LLC, a sustainable technology company specializing in rejuvenating textile waste into virgin quality products, announced a joint venture to reduce the amount of textile waste going to landfills. Significant transformations across the fashion industry have led to a dramatic rise in “fast fashion.” The […]

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Renewcell And Eastman Sign Letter Of Intent

November 18, 2022

The Swedish textile-to-textile recycling pioneer Renewcell has signed a Letter of Intent with Eastman, a cellulosic acetate fiber producer, for a collaboration to develop Naia™ Renew ES yarns sourced from Circulose®, Renewcell’s 100-percent recycled textile raw material. The agreement is Renewcell’s first with a US-based fiber producer and an important step in developing the first […]

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Material Exchange Acquires Italian Textile Company Studio M.V.

November 17, 2022

Material Exchange is proud to announce the strategic acquisition of design and sales textile company Studio M.V. This expansion of the Material Exchange team helps to accelerate more sustainable, Earth-friendly practices across fashion’s supply chain. “Throughout my many years in the industry, I’ve been looking for a way to digitize the sourcing process, from the […]

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ECCO Leather and Ecovative partner to pursue new mycelium materials

November 14, 2022

Ecovative's Forager-Hides from Ecovative are grown from mycelium and can be tanned and finished to resemble leather. Photo: Ecovative Ecovative, a mycelium technology company, and ECCO Leather, a part of the Danish footwear brand ECCO and a supplier of innovative and premium leathers, have announced an ongoing partnership to develop and commercialize the next generation […]

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Snyder Manufacturing Debuts New Website and Logo

November 11, 2022

Snyder Manufacturing, an industrial fabric manufacturer, recently launched a new website and introduced an updated logo as part of their rebrand project. The company’s website offers extensive information on their product lines consisting of vinyl fabric, PVC coated mesh, laminated fabrics, extruded films, and military specification materials including Berry Compliant, Non-Berry and Buy American fabrics. […]

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Ports slowing from record highs

November 10, 2022

Retailers expect a busy holiday season the next two months but imports at the nation’s major container ports should continue to slow from records set earlier in the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Cargo levels that historically peak in the fall […]

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American Tent introduces Renegade fully-recyclable tent

November 9, 2022

Commercial tent manufacturer, American Tent has introduced the Renegade Series, the first fully-recyclable tent at MATRA’s Tent Show, November 7-10 in Greenville, South Carolina. The Renegade Series features polypropylene-based fabrics that are an alternative to the PVC-coated fabrics that dominate the marketplace; they’re also fully-recyclable, low carbon, and lighter weight. The Renegade Series is ideal […]

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Ronald Mark Associates to establish facility in Southwest Virginia

November 8, 2022

Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Ronald Mark Associates Inc. (RMA), a producer of custom resin and vinyl fabric formulations and technical services, will invest $13.5 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Tazewell County, Virginia. The company will occupy the former Komatsu Mining Corp. facility at 1081 Hockman Pike in Bluefield. Virginia successfully competed […]

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Gaston College And SYFA Announce Scholarship For Textile Technology Students

November 7, 2022

Celebrating its 50-year anniversary, the Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association (SYFA) has teamed up with Gaston College to create a scholarship fund that will help support Gaston’s new Textile Technology program students. SYFA members produce technically advanced yarns and fabrics for use in important industries, such as health care, military, automotive, apparel, and furnishing sectors. […]

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