Trivantage promotes Brett Baird to vice president of sales

December 13, 2023

Trivantage®, a specialty fabrics distributor, announced the promotion of Brett Baird to vice president of sales. In his new role, Baird will lead the commercial sales team with an emphasis on enhancing the customer experience. “At Trivantage, we always strive to give our customers what they need, when they need it,” said Baird. “My goal […]

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NCTO praises DHS textile, apparel enforcement plan

April 8, 2024

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued a statement welcoming the textile enforcement plan released by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on April 5, 2024, as a critical step to combatting import fraud and circumvention of free trade agreement rules and trade laws. The plan outlines pillars and action […]

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Lectra appoints Antonella Capelli president EMEA region

April 5, 2024

Lectra, supplier of technology solutions accelerating the transition to Industry 4.0 for the fashion, automotive and furniture industries, announces the appointment of Antonella Capelli as president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, effective May 1, 2024. Already a member of the executive committee since January 1, 2024, Capelli takes over from Fabio […]

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In memoriam: Donald “Don” Michael Reinbolt

January 22, 2024

Former IFAI (now ATA) chairman Donald "Don" Michael Reinbolt of Temperance, MI, died at age 77 on Saturday, January 13, 2024. He was born on June 11, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, and was the son of Charles M. and Mary Katherine (Hartley) Reinbolt.  He married his high school sweetheart from Woodward High School, Suzanne Loemker, […]

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NDAA to expand government procurement of American-made goods 

December 18, 2023

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), spanning the entire spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber to finished sewn products, commended Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that will help preserve the Berry Amendment supply chain and direct the Department of Defense to expand its procurement of domestically-made […]

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Valcourt Group acquires AwnClean USA

December 12, 2023

The Valcourt Group, a provider of window cleaning, waterproofing, and facade restoration services for commercial properties, announced its recent acquisition of woman-owned AwnClean USA, based in Tampa, Florida. This strategic move maintains the momentum Valcourt has been building to strengthen its position as an industry leader in exterior commercial building services while expanding its presence within […]

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Peach Fuzz: Pantone Color of the Year 2024

December 11, 2023

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, today introduced PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, a velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2024. At a time of turmoil in many aspects of […]

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Global staple fiber market may reach $281 billion by 2031

December 8, 2023

Photo: Gaston College Textile Technology Center. Staple fibers are short fibers made of either natural or synthetic materials. Any fiber that is usable, constrained, or has a finite length is referred to as a staple fiber. Even though the source is the same, the length of the fiber varies both within and across types obtained […]

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Craig Arnold appointed Borealis EVP Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions, Innovation & Technology

December 7, 2023

The Supervisory Board of Borealis has appointed Craig Arnold as the new Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology with effect from February 1, 2024. Craig Arnold is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Ferroglobe PLC in Madrid, Spain. Prior to this appointment, he had a long-standing career at Dow Inc., […]

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Global digital textile printing inks market size to grow by 11.8%

December 6, 2023

Mimaki’s TS55-1800 Dye-Sublimation Transfer Inkjet Printer. Photo: I.T. Strategies. Ink designed for apparel, garment, textile, household, and display applications is digital textile printing ink. Durability, excellent color saturation, and superior picture quality are attributes of digitally printed clothes. Moreover, digitally printed garments are gaining popularity in India due to a growth in the advertising of […]

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Alpine Group to host panel on fashion industry transformation at COP28

December 5, 2023

Alpine Group — the end-to-end textile innovation and apparel manufacturing group whose brand partners include Lululemon, The North Face, Under Armour and Columbia — announced that it will join forces with fashion industry titans including TrusTrace, The Apparel Institute, Keel Labs, Samata Pattinson, Founder and CEO of Black Pearl and Julia Gulatee, One Young World […]

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ANDRITZ automated textile waste sorting, recycling line in France

December 4, 2023

An ambitious partnership between textile recycling company Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, waste sorting specialist Pellenc ST and international technology group ANDRITZ, a specialist in textile recycling machinery and processes has culminated in France’s first industrial plant for automated sorting and recycling of textile waste being officially inaugurated at Nouvelles Fibres Textiles, Amplepuis, on November 30, 2023. […]

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NatureWorks appoints Erik Ripple president, CEO

December 1, 2023

NatureWorks, a manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, announced the appointment of Erik Ripple as the company’s new president and CEO Ripple will succeed interim president and CEO, Jill Zullo, who has served in the role since March 2023 when former CEO, Rich Altice, retired from NatureWorks. Ripple comes to NatureWorks […]

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NCTO urges isotopic testing of cotton goods

November 30, 2023

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued the following statement in support of Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, urging his agency to step up isotopic testing of imported products containing cotton sourced from forced labor in Xinjiang, China. The Congresswoman’s press […]

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Kraig Biocraft Laboratories strengthens spider silk production operations

November 27, 2023

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (“Company” or “Kraig Labs”), the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announced its continued investment into building its world-class team with the addition of leading sericulture consultants from India. Before joining Kraig, these individuals spent more than 30 years in senior-level positions overseeing all aspects of […]

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