Partnership For Sustainable Textiles Recognizes U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

June 27th, 2022

The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol has been approved as a standard for sustainable cotton by Siegelklarheit, an initiative of the German Federal Government. By helping consumers to better understand environmental and social labels, Siegelklarheit wants to contribute to more sustainable purchasing decisions. U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol successfully passed Siegelklarheit´s assessment system. As a result, members […]

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OSHA training

OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22nd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will target disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, and other hard-to-reach, […]

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Bluesign and SCTI develop sustainable chemistry index

June 21st, 2022

Seated from left: Wolfgang Anton Schumann, Chairman of SCTI and Kurt Schläpfer, Head of Customer Relation Management of Bluesign at the signing ceremony. Standing from left: Kin Keong Chan, Peter Waeber, Dennis Dalton, Thomas Schäfer, Rohit Aggarwal, Benoit Moutault, Marcos Furrer, Simon Collinson, Sung Yong Cho, Marilyn Chua, Ümit Yaldiz. Bluesign has teamed up with […]

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EURATEX president Paccanelli

EURATEX president Paccanelli re-elected

June 20th, 2022

Italian textile entrepreneur Alberto Paccanelli has been re-elected as president of EURATEX during its General Assembly on 17 June. He will thus extend his mandate with two more years, until June 2024. Paccanelli is CEO of the Martinelli Ginetto Group, active in the high-end home textiles. He is also a board member of Sistema Moda […]

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Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16th, 2022

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups said today. In a formal submission to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office, which is […]

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U.S. ports remain at near-record volume as West Coast contract deadline approaches

June 10th, 2022

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports should see near-record volume again this month as retailers work to meet still-strong consumer demand and also protect themselves against potential disruptions at West Coast ports, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “We’re in for a busy […]

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Ullhas Nimkar

Sustainability specialist Ullhas Nimkar new president of SDC

June 9th, 2022

The Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) has announced Ullhas Nimkar CCol FDSC as its new President, heralding a new push to advance sustainability standards for the industry. The chairman and managing director of NimkarTek Technical Services, based in Mumbai, has been a member of the SDC for 35 years. Taking over from John Hansford, […]

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Textile and apparel groups send letter to VP Harris

June 6th, 2022

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, and the Central America – Dominican Republic Apparel and Textile Council (CECATEC), the main apparel and textile group in the region, sent a joint letter to Vice President Kamala Harris on May 31, outlining critical […]

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ITMF tracing production costs in the primary textile industry

June 2nd, 2022

Photo: MedTextra LLC The new edition of the International Production Cost Comparison (IPCC) from International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has been published. The report measures the manufacturing costs of different textile products in the primary textile industry broken down into various cost elements at each stage of the textile value chain. The 2021 edition adds […]

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New INDA president Tony Fragnito

June 1st, 2022

The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, elevated Tony Fragnito from COO of INDA to president of INDA effective May 31. Fragnito will assume the position currently held by Dave Rousse, who will become president Emeritus and provide support and assistance to Fragnito as needed until Rousse fully retires in […]

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