Milliken & Company named to America’s Most Innovative Companies list

Global manufacturer Milliken & Company announced that it was named to the America's Most Innovative Companies list, an annual honor published by Fortune and Statista Inc., which recognizes U.S. organizations at the forefront of innovation. This is Milliken's second year receiving the award, and it is one of 200 companies included among the 2024 honorees. [...]

By |2024-04-15T11:17:35-05:00April 15, 2024|

Eastman selected by U.S. DOE to receive up to $375M for PET recycling project

Eastman announced that its second U.S. molecular recycling project has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to begin award negotiations for up to $375 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funding as part of the Industrial Demonstrations Program. The DOE announcement led to Eastman announcing the intent to build a [...]

By |2024-04-12T16:26:08-05:00April 12, 2024|

Traube Awning returns to family ownership after 10 years

Traube Awning, an awnings and shade provider based in Hartford, Ill., announced its return to family ownership after a 10-year hiatus with Steve Traube, a third-generation descendant of the founding family acquiring the company. Traube announced the partnership with Scott Clifford who will bring his experience in finance and operations as a former CFO of [...]

By |2024-04-11T12:46:18-05:00April 11, 2024|

Culp Inc. hires Paige Seadler as director of product marketing in mattress fabrics division

Paige Seadler, Culp Inc.'s new director of product marketing for Culp Home Fashions, the company's mattress fabrics division. Image: Culp Inc. Culp Inc., together with its consolidated subsidiaries, announced that it has hired Paige Seadler as the director of product marketing for Culp Home Fashions (CHF), the company’s mattress fabrics division. Seadler has 15 years [...]

By |2024-04-10T15:25:37-05:00April 10, 2024|

Leigh Fibers purchases Martex Fibers, rebrands business as Revive Fiber

Leigh Fibers, headquartered in Wellford, S.C., announced that it has purchased the operating assets of Martex Fiber and rebranded the business as Revive Fiber. Leigh Fibers and Revive Fiber will operate as separate but related sister companies under joint management as the largest textile recycler in North America. With multiple production facilities in South Carolina [...]

By |2024-04-09T15:28:35-05:00April 9, 2024|

NCTO praises DHS textile, apparel enforcement plan

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 [...]

By |2024-04-08T07:14:42-05:00April 8, 2024|

Lectra appoints Antonella Capelli president EMEA region

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 [...]

By |2024-04-05T10:56:20-05:00April 5, 2024|

Glen Raven hosts U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai

Glen Raven hosted U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai at its headquarters in Burlington, N.C. on March 22. Ambassador Tai’s visit coincided with USTR’s Federal Register notice for public input to inform the administration’s development of trade and investment policy initiatives related to a domestic supply chain resilience plan. USTR has highlighted domestic textiles as a [...]

By |2024-04-04T09:34:40-05:00April 4, 2024|

Sage Automotive Interiors announces leadership transition

Dan Russian, Sage Automotive's new president and CEO. Image: Sage Automotive Sage Automotive Interiors, an automotive interior materials manufacturer headquartered in Greenville, S.C., announced the appointment of Dan Russian as its new president and CEO. Russian succeeds Chris Heard, who retired on March 31, 2024, after a 38-year career. A University of Tennessee alumnus with [...]

By |2024-04-03T13:15:58-05:00April 3, 2024|

Fashion for Good welcomes 10 companies to 2024 Innovation Program

Fashion for Good has announced the selection of 10 new innovators for its 2024 Innovation Program. The cohort is focused on novel footwear material and recycling technologies, manmade cellulosic and nylon recycling. The 2024 Innovation Program provides bespoke support based on the development stage and ambitions of each innovator, matching them with relevant industry partners [...]

By |2024-04-02T12:01:46-05:00April 2, 2024|
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