Accelerating Circularity updates USA trial status

The EPA estimates 11 million tons of textiles are dumped into landfills each year. Accelerating Circularity Inc. (ACP) embarked on trials in the USA in the fourth quarter of 2021 to demonstrate that spent textiles are too good to waste. The organization’s mission is to establish systems that will use the embedded value and resources [...]

By |2022-03-30T12:05:06-05:00March 30, 2022|

Culp hosts on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Culp Inc. partnered with North Carolina vaccine providers to offer on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics to eligible company employees, their families and the public. The clinics were held March 25-27 at two of Culp’s facilities located in High Point and Stokesdale, N.C. More than 600 people received vaccinations at two Culp locations. Attendees took advantage of [...]

By |2021-04-09T00:01:00-05:00April 9, 2021|

Vertilux producing face mask kits: sewers needed!

Vertilux, headquartered in Miami, Fla, is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of fabrics, components and automated solutions for the window covering industry. Recently, the company decided to join the fight against COVID-19 and start producing face masks kits for other people and organizations who have the capabilities to sew them in large quantities. [...]

By |2020-04-01T16:53:25-05:00March 31, 2020|

IFAI Member Forum Webinars set

IFAI division members are invited to attend a Member Forum Webinar. We encourage you to take part in an open conversation with other members about the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic and discuss how your company is doing/navigating through this situation.  Discussion questions include: What practices are you implementing to keep staff working further apart and at a [...]

By |2020-03-27T19:54:13-05:00March 24, 2020|

Message from INDA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Colleagues, INDA is committed to safe working principles for our members, our staff and the industry as a whole. We are all making adjustments in our business to minimize the impacts and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are carefully monitoring and following the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control, and the North [...]

By |2020-03-23T19:54:47-05:00March 23, 2020|

NCSL tracks state fiscal responses to COVID-19

As the global and national response to COVID-19 dominates public attention, state legislatures are taking steps to address budgetary and economic threats. To find current state by state information, The National Conference of State Legislatures website outlines state budget legislation to prepare and respond to the coronavirus through supplemental appropriations, rainy day fund transfers and [...]

By |2020-03-23T19:48:57-05:00March 23, 2020|

Financial resources for small businesses

America's SBDC, the association that represents the country’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), is working to help small businesses address the business challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. It has compiled a list of excellent resources for small businesses looking for information about disaster recovery loans, protecting the safety of workers and customers, [...]

By |2020-03-23T19:32:36-05:00March 23, 2020|

Gerard Systems offers sewing assistance on gowns and masks

Girard Systems, an RV awning manufacturer in San Clemente, Calif., is offering assistance in producing COVID-19 supplies.  Monica Girard says, "My mother, Marcia Girard, is the owner, and was just notified the RV industry is closing their doors for the next two weeks. We have warehouses that are currently sewing fabrics for hundreds of awnings each [...]

By |2020-03-23T19:28:09-05:00March 23, 2020|

IFAI offers template letter for shelter-in-place orders

Dear IFAI member, I hope you are doing well and staying healthy during the COVID-19 crisis. IFAI and other industry associations have been working with officials at the highest levels of the White House, the administration and senior congressional officials, who have enlisted our industry's help to meet the country's needs for medical-related personal protective equipment [...]

By |2020-03-23T18:26:16-05:00March 23, 2020|

Beverly Knits joins coalition for produce face masks

Beverly Knits Inc. is proud to be involved in the effort led by Hanes and Parkdale to help support the fight against COVID-19. Working with a coalition of textile companies, the company is ramping up production in the U.S. to provide face masks for health care workers on the frontlines. With the combined efforts of [...]

By |2020-03-24T13:25:41-05:00March 23, 2020|
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