EURATEX 2022 spring report

May 16th, 2022

EURATEX has released its spring report, offering a detailed insight into trade figures for the European textile and apparel industry in 2021. The numbers are encouraging: comparing with the dramatic COVID-year 2020, EU exports of textile and clothing articles increased by +10.6%, while imports dipped by -7.5%. As a result, the EU trade deficit improved, […]

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EURATEX reaching out to Ukrainian textile industry

May 10th, 2022

EURATEX has launched its EU-Ukraine Textile Initiative (EUTI), which aims at facilitating cooperation between European and Ukrainian textile and apparel companies. EUTI offers a single contact point for Ukrainian companies who seek support and cooperation with EU counterparts, and vice versa. That connection will be helpful to match supply and demand (e.g. there are many […]

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Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9th, 2022

Photo: Rick Wisotzkey The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, industrial and contract markets. “We are so glad to have the Upholstery […]

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USTR 301 tariffs review statement by NCTO president & CEO Kim Glas

May 5th, 2022

Photo: Diamond Brand Gear National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) President and CEO Kim Glas, representing the full spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber through finished sewn products, issued a statement on the U.S. Trade Representative’s statutory four-year review of the China 301 tariffs. Statement from NCTO President and CEO Kim Glas: “We have long […]

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AAFA calls on Congress to stop sale, promotion of counterfeits online

April 29th, 2022

A display of counterfeit shirts. Photo: David Shankbone AAFA and a coalition of industry groups is calling on Congress to include the SHOP SAFE Act and the INFORM Consumers Act in any final competitiveness legislation. The groups collectively urge Congress to ensure that the final competitiveness legislative package includes critical provisions from the House-passed America […]

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Ultrafabrics partners with Mercato Place

April 27th, 2022

Ultrafabrics, an animal-free performance fabric producer, announced its partnership with Mercato Place, an online resource where interior designers and architects can quickly access textile samples. This easy-to-use online resource library offers a curated selection of fabric manufacturers for specifiers to browse and order premium samples more efficiently, while minimizing theirfootprint. “This partnership is important for […]

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Plant-based fabrics set to boom

April 21st, 2022

Fabrics made from plant-based materials are set to boom in collections for the upcoming autumn/winter season, according to "Survey of the European fabric fairs for autumn/winter 2022/23", a 30-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. In particular, fibers derived from banana, pineapple and agricultural waste will prove to be especially popular. Environmental […]

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Global technical textiles market projection

April 19th, 2022

The use of specialty yarns in compressive textiles for drug delivery, pain relief and other health-related issues holds potential for a wide range of self-care products, such as Nufabrx® knitted sleeves containing capsaicin for transdermal pain relief. Photo: RobSnapped. The global market for Technical Textiles is projected to reach US$208.5 Billion by 2024, registering a […]

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Apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm

April 18th, 2022

Global apparel supply chains are under pressure as prices of fibers and other textile materials rise, energy costs soar and costs of freight escalate, according to "Talking strategy: apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm as costs rise on multiple fronts", a 6-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The global cotton […]

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AstenJohnson announces new nonwovens plant

April 14th, 2022

AstenJohnson, a global textile manufacturer headquartered in Charleston, S.C., with roots dating back to 1790, has selected Waco, Texas as the location for their eighth North American location. The company will invest over the next two years to build the 220,000 square foot facility. Kevin Frank, CEO and President said, “We are excited to add […]

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