December 2022

  • Published On: December 28, 2022

    Aquafil, synthetic fiber producer and the creator of ECONYL® nylon, is excited to announce the new, returning Aquafil USA director of sales & marketing, Ian Burt. With over five years of previous experience at Aquafil, the company is thrilled to welcome Ian back to the team. As the director of sales & marketing, Ian will [...]

  • Published On: December 21, 2022

    Following the early December 2022 European Council summit and its conclusions on the measures to tackle the energy crisis, the European textiles industry is extremely concerned about the fast loss of competitiveness of Europe and demands urgent action to save the industry. The chain of factors determining this sharp decline in our competitiveness is twofold. [...]

  • Published On: December 19, 2022

    The call for presentations is now open for Advanced Textiles Expo 2023! Share your expertise, cultivate valuable new connections and give helpful advice to your market by presenting at Advanced Textiles Expo Oct. 31–Nov. 3 in Orlando, Fla., USA. What is Advanced Textiles Expo? Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, has been regarded as [...]

  • Published On: December 16, 2022

    AATCC Foundation supports students studying in any textile-related field. Now, the AATCC Corporate Scholarship supports full- OR part-time students, including adult learners! The AATCC Corporate Member Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship available to AATCC Corporate Member employees and their children. The scholarship recipient also receives a free one-year AATCC student membership! This scholarship is [...]

  • Published On: December 15, 2022

    Standard Fiber, one of the world’s largest suppliers to the home textile market, has hired Jyl Davis as its new VP Sales and Merchandising, joining the company in this role on January 3, 2023. In her new position, Davis will align with Standard Fiber’s executive leadership on strategic business development to plan and execute thoughtfully [...]

  • Published On: December 14, 2022

    The 17th ITMF Global Textile Industry Survey (GTIS, formerly known as ITMF Corona-Survey) shows that on average the business situation in the global textile industry has deteriorated further in November 2022. At the same time, global business expectations in six months’ time remained in negative territory but did not get gloomier. The indicators for order [...]

  • Published On: December 13, 2022

    The Advanced Textiles Association (formerly IFAI) announces the launch of Peer Groups on CONNECT by ATA for members of the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) and Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) divisions. This new group offers an opportunity for members to share resources, find answers and network with industry peers.Included features:• Discussions—You’ll have the ability to [...]

  • Published On: December 12, 2022

    Lectra announces the signature of an agreement to acquire 51% of the capital and voting rights of the Dutch company TextileGenesis. As a major player in the fashion, automotive, and furniture markets, Lectra contributes with boldness and passion to the Industry 4.0 revolution by providing software, equipment, data, and services to brands, manufacturers, and retailers. [...]

  • Published On: December 9, 2022

    Mannington Commercial, a leading manufacturer of commercial flooring products crafted with purpose, is announcing Richard French as its new president. He replaces Tom Pendley, who was promoted to COO of Mannington Commercial’s parent company, Mannington Mills, last month. A veteran of the floor covering industry his entire career, French was most recently the senior vice [...]

  • Published On: December 6, 2022

    VF Corp. interim CEO Benno Dorer VF Corporation announced that Benno Dorer, Lead Independent Director of the board of directors, has been named interim president and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Richard Carucci, a director on the board since 2009, will serve as interim chairman of the board. Dorer’s appointment follows Steve Rendle’s decision to [...]