Ennis Fabrics donates face masks to Food Banks Canada

April 20th, 2021

Ennis Fabrics has donated 3.5 million face masks to Food Banks Canada. The masks will be distributed to food bank employees, volunteers and their communities to keep them safe and protected against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “The donation of 3.5 million masks means we’re helping protect millions of people across Canada, which makes our organization […]

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Biden administration awards contracts for U.S.-made face masks

April 1st, 2021

The Biden administration has awarded two contracts to National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) members Parkdale Mills and Ferrara Manufacturing Inc., following through on the president’s pledge to procure millions of U.S.-manufactured face masks for community health centers, food pantries and soup kitchens across the country. A third contract is expected to be awarded to a small business […]

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Textile industry leaders call for policy changes to support U.S. production of PPE

November 13th, 2020

The U.S. textile industry has stepped up to meet the demand for face masks, medical gowns, wipes and other products necessary to combat the coronavirus pandemic, but it needs policy changes from Washington so that the U.S. is not caught off-guard again in a future crisis, according to association leaders speaking at Industrial Fabrics Association […]

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When performance matters most

February 26th, 2018

Testing is a complex and critical part of the manufacturing process for protective and occupational gear. It may be impossible to guarantee personal protective equipment (PPE) in extreme circumstances, but today’s testing standards can offer proven performance for PPE, occupational gear and equipment, and the fabrics they incorporate. Following an industry-standard testing process is critical […]

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