Thomas Oetterli new CEO at Rieter

January 30, 2023

Norbert Klapper, who has led Rieter as CEO for nine years, has informed the Board of Directors that he wishes to take on new professional challenges. The Board of Directors of Rieter Holding Ltd. has taken note of Norbert Klapper’s resignation, expressing its gratitude for his service to Rieter. The Board of Directors has appointed […]

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Accelerating Circularity launches textile recycling directory

January 27, 2023

If they aren’t recycled, discarded textiles are often incinerated or end up in a landfill like this one. Photo: Creative Commons Accelerating Circularity is an action-oriented nonprofit focused on scaling textile-to-textile recycling through a collaborative approach. The mission is to create new supply chains and business models to turn spent textiles into mainstream raw materials […]

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Darn Tough Vermont hires Kristen Graf

January 24, 2023

Darn Tough Vermont®, the fastest-growing American manufacturer of performance outdoor and lifestyle socks, announces the addition of Kristen Graf as Global Director, Environmental and Social Responsibility. Graf is stepping into the role with two decades of experience in developing and overseeing sustainability and equity programs. Building off her personal passions, Graf will leverage her skillset […]

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MIP Inc. appoints Dean Johnson president, CEO

January 23, 2023

Dean Johnson appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of MIP Inc. (CNW Group/MIP) MIP Inc. announces the appointment of Dean Johnson to the position of president and chief executive officer. Dean will commence with MIP effective January 23, 2023. Dean brings 20 years of senior executive experience, including a proven track record of leading complex multi-national organizations […]

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Dr. Michael Gore receives 2022 Cotton Genetics Research Award

January 20, 2023

Dr. Michael Gore, noted scientist and professor in Cornell University’s School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), is the 2022 Cotton Genetics Research Award recipient. The announcement was made during the 2023 Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference, which convened as part of the National Cotton Council-coordinated 2023 Beltwide Cotton Conferences in New Orleans. Gore, who was selected […]

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Standard Textile names new president, Alex Heiman

January 19, 2023

Standard Textile Co. Inc. a global leader in the healthcare and hospitality textile markets announced Alex Heiman will assume the role of president. Alex succeeds his father, Gary Heiman, as the fourth-generation president of Standard Textile. Gary Heiman continues a leadership role at Standard Textile as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “As I enter my […]

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Kelheim Fibres welcomes EU agreement on deforestation-free supply chains

January 18, 2023

The renowned viscose fiber manufacturer Kelheim Fibres welcomes the preliminary political agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on an EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains, which was adopted at the end of 2022. The new rules are intended to prevent goods that cause forest degradation or deforestation from being placed on the […]

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Milliken & Co. partners with MMI Textiles

January 17, 2023

MMI Textiles and Milliken & Company announced a commercial market partnership that allows MMI to supply Milliken Tegris® Thermoplastic Composite fabric. MMI will be able to offer Tegris® at less than case quantities, effective immediately. Milliken Tegris® Thermoplastic Composite fabric is designed for heavy-duty, often dangerous work. A breakthrough material that provides excellent protection against fragment, […]

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USIFI, NFI to merge

January 16, 2023

The U.S. Industrial Fabrics Institute and the Narrow Fabrics Institute, both divisions of the Advanced Textiles Association, are merging into one larger group. The new divisions will be known as the U.S. Industrial and Narrow Fabrics Institute (USINFI). NFI and USIFI have partnered in advocacy work and the Outlook Conference for more than 20 years, […]

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SAi appoints Philippe Meyer as enroute product manager

January 12, 2023

SA International (SAi), a provider of software solutions for the signmaking, digital printing, textile and CNC machining industries, has announced that Philippe Meyer has been appointed as EnRoute Product Manager. Based at SAi’s European headquarters near Brussels, Belgium, Meyer will take responsibility for SAi’s EnRoute CAD/CAM design software, widely acknowledged as the go-to CNC software […]

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Suominen wipes plant to close in 2Q23

January 11, 2023

Photo: iStock/Ismail Ciydem. Suominen will start consultation with local trade unions regarding a plan to permanently close manufacturing at its Mozzate plant. According to the plan, the production would end during the second quarter of 2023. The consultation will be conducted in accordance with the Italian legislation and applicable National Collective Agreement and is aimed […]

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Merrell appoints Jessica Adler VP U.S. sales

January 9, 2023

Merrell®, an  outdoor performance and lifestyle brand, announced the appointment of Jessica Adler as the brand’s vice president of U.S. sales. With nearly 20 years of experience in retail, Adler will be responsible for the evolution of Merrell’s U.S. wholesale strategy which will further advance the brand’s roadmap for future growth. In her new role, […]

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Standard Fiber partners with Noble Biomaterials 

January 5, 2023

In its ongoing objective of bringing advanced performance technologies to enhance better sleep and a healthy home environment, Standard Fiber, one of the world’s largest suppliers to the home textile market, and Noble Biomaterials, a global leader in antimicrobial solutions for soft surface applications, have formed an exclusive partnership to bring IONIC+® mineral antimicrobial to […]

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Manufacturing PMI® At 48.4%

January 4, 2023

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in December for the second consecutive month following a 29-month period of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: “The December Manufacturing […]

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Aquafil USA welcomes back Ian Burt as director of sales & marketing

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 […]

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