Careismatic Brands appoints Sidharth Lakhani as COO

June 28, 2022

Careismatic Brands, a manufacturer of medical apparel, announced the appointment of Sidharth Lakhani to Chief Operating Officer (COO). The appointment of Lakhani marks another step forward for Careismatic Brands, as the company continues to evolve its business through building an industry-leading executive team, including the recent appointment of new CEO Girisha Chandraraj. Lakhani brings a […]

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

June 27, 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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DNA traceability, isotopic testing as evidence under UFLPA

June 23, 2022

Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. (the “Company) has been increasing its engagement with all stakeholders in anticipation of the June 21, 2022, effective date of the “rebuttable presumption” standard under the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) signed into law on December 23, 2021. Under the UFLPA, all imports that originate from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous […]

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OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22, 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 21, 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 re-elected

June 20, 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 16, 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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Milliken and Lenzing partner for protective textile sustainability

June 15, 2022

Westex: A Milliken Brand, a global manufacturer of flame-resistant and arc-rated (FR/AR) textiles, and Lenzing, supplier of wood-based specialty fibers through its brand TENCEL™, announce a new partnership aimed at enhancing sustainability efforts within the protective apparel industry. This collaboration illustrates a long-term commitment to bring more sustainable fabric options to market and kicks off […]

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e3 Sustainable Cotton program celebrates record enrollment

June 13, 2022

Photo: Materra BASF’s e3 Sustainable Cotton program, the first transparent and traceable cotton supply chain, has announced unprecedented growth. More than 900 growers enrolled in the program by registering cotton bales from their 2021 growing season, a 25% increase in enrollment from the previous year. “We are very encouraged by the growth we saw this […]

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

June 10, 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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Sustainability specialist Ullhas Nimkar new president of SDC

June 9, 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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Mannington Commercial announces products 105% carbon offset

June 8, 2022

Mannington Commercial announced that new and refreshed products launched in 2022 across its carpet, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), rubber and resilient sheet lines will be 105% carbon offset. This means customers will have the assurance of knowing the products they specify will be carbon negative, or carbon neutral at the least.  From raw material extraction […]

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Gina Thorsen named CEO Jacquart Fabric Products

June 7, 2022

Gina Jacquart Thorsen makes history as the first female CEO of Jacquart Fabric Products, the parent company of the national brand Stormy Kromer. In her new role, she will oversee strategic vision, company operations, sales & marketing, product development and more.  Over the past decade, Thorsen has been instrumental in growing the Stormy Kromer brand […]

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Textile and apparel groups send letter to VP Harris

June 6, 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 2, 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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