January 2021

  • Published On: January 29, 2021

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed [...]

  • Published On: January 29, 2021

     A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent [...]

  • Published On: January 29, 2021

    AATCC is now accepting nominations for recognition of excellence in the textile industry through March 31, 2021. Nomination forms for all awards are available online at www.aatcc.org/about/awards. Anyone may nominate a deserving colleague or themselves for the following awards: Olney Medal Established in honor of Louis Atwell Olney, the founder and first president of AATCC, [...]

  • Published On: January 28, 2021

    Canwil Textiles Inc. is expanding operations by adding additional warehouse and light manufacturing space in Auburn, Ga., to accommodate the demands of its customers. The new office, which includes a 20,000 square foot warehouse, will be the company’s second office. Products and services from the facility will cater to contract manufacturers and makers by using [...]

  • Published On: January 27, 2021

    SEAMS, the national association and voice for the U.S. sewn products industry for over 50 years, announced the membership election of a new education director, eight manufacturer/contractor directors and a supplier director. ​The SEAMS 2021 Board of Directors leads the “Made in America” movement with its prestigious members for bringing jobs, education and business opportunities [...]

  • Published On: January 26, 2021

    In September 2020, a decision was reached by Messe Frankfurt and the industries involved to forgo any physical events at its home base in the first quarter of 2021. Now, following close consultation with customers, the company announces that it will postpone the international physical trade fairs planned for April and May as a result [...]

  • Published On: January 25, 2021

    In recognition of the changing work environment, Rose Brand has introduced its 2021 Theatrical & Event Production Catalog in electronic format only. The e-catalog provides access to over 15,000 SKUs of products and related services, including production fabrics, custom sewn curtains, customized and off-the-shelf hardware, scenic supplies, tapes, flooring, projections screens and more. The new [...]

  • Published On: January 22, 2021

    The Cordura brand has launched its Cordura Fabric Finder, a digital fabric library that allows brands to navigate a user-friendly digital interface to view an assortment of more than 500 fabrics. The Fabric Finder will include images of all fabric angles and close-up details as well as fabric content information so that partners can choose [...]

  • Published On: January 21, 2021

    Sorpol Ltd., an importer and distributor of industrial raw materials in Israel, has launched a website to sell Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the U.S. by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. The two companies also plan to partner in the distribution of Acteev surgical masks, N95 respirators, nonwoven media and textile fabrics as they become [...]

  • Published On: January 20, 2021

    Jones Family of Companies, a leader in sustainable nonwovens manufacturing, has promoted Dennis St. Louis to vice president of Sales, Bedding and Furniture and hired Anthony Lado as Human Resources Director/HR Leader—Talent Acquisition. St. Louis is an expert in the textile industry, with significant experience as the leader of sales at six major textile companies [...]