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|

Peach Fuzz: Pantone Color of the Year 2024

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, today introduced PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, a velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2024. At a time of turmoil in many aspects of [...]

By |2023-12-11T11:37:02-06:00December 11, 2023|

Global staple fiber market may reach $281 billion by 2031

Photo: Gaston College Textile Technology Center. Staple fibers are short fibers made of either natural or synthetic materials. Any fiber that is usable, constrained, or has a finite length is referred to as a staple fiber. Even though the source is the same, the length of the fiber varies both within and across types obtained [...]

By |2023-12-08T13:36:50-06:00December 8, 2023|

Craig Arnold appointed Borealis EVP Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions, Innovation & Technology

The Supervisory Board of Borealis has appointed Craig Arnold as the new Executive Vice President Polyolefins, Circular Economy Solutions and Innovation & Technology with effect from February 1, 2024. Craig Arnold is currently the Chief Commercial Officer at Ferroglobe PLC in Madrid, Spain. Prior to this appointment, he had a long-standing career at Dow Inc., [...]

By |2023-12-07T12:42:38-06:00December 7, 2023|

Alpine Group to host panel on fashion industry transformation at COP28

Alpine Group — the end-to-end textile innovation and apparel manufacturing group whose brand partners include Lululemon, The North Face, Under Armour and Columbia — announced that it will join forces with fashion industry titans including TrusTrace, The Apparel Institute, Keel Labs, Samata Pattinson, Founder and CEO of Black Pearl and Julia Gulatee, One Young World [...]

By |2023-12-05T14:24:01-06:00December 5, 2023|

NatureWorks appoints Erik Ripple president, CEO

NatureWorks, a manufacturer of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers made from renewable resources, announced the appointment of Erik Ripple as the company’s new president and CEO Ripple will succeed interim president and CEO, Jill Zullo, who has served in the role since March 2023 when former CEO, Rich Altice, retired from NatureWorks. Ripple comes to NatureWorks [...]

By |2023-12-01T14:41:00-06:00December 1, 2023|

NCTO urges isotopic testing of cotton goods

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas issued the following statement in support of Rep. Jennifer Wexton’s (D-VA) letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, urging his agency to step up isotopic testing of imported products containing cotton sourced from forced labor in Xinjiang, China. The Congresswoman’s press [...]

By |2023-11-30T14:26:59-06:00November 30, 2023|

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories strengthens spider silk production operations

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (“Company” or “Kraig Labs”), the biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of spider silk, announced its continued investment into building its world-class team with the addition of leading sericulture consultants from India. Before joining Kraig, these individuals spent more than 30 years in senior-level positions overseeing all aspects of [...]

By |2023-11-27T13:13:26-06:00November 27, 2023|

LYCRA announces Gary Smith CEO

The LYCRA Company, a global developer of innovative and sustainable fiber and technology solutions for the apparel and personal care industries, announced that Gary Smith has been appointed chief executive officer, effective November 27, 2023. Smith will replace Dean Williams who has served as acting CEO since August. Williams will continue in his role as [...]

By |2023-11-22T14:08:45-06:00November 22, 2023|

Santoni Shanghai finalizes Terrot acquisition

Santoni Shanghai Knitting Machinery Co., Ltd. announced that it has received regulatory approval from the Chinese authorities for its proposed acquisition of Terrot GmbH, a leading manufacturer of circular knitting machines in Germany. The acquisition represents a pivotal step in Santoni’s strategy to advance the circular knitting machine industry. The integration of Terrot into the Santoni [...]

By |2023-11-21T07:12:40-06:00November 21, 2023|
Go to Top