Latest Issue - May 15, 2020

PPE: A Primer on N95

With everyone and their mother making masks these days, questions abound regarding degree of protection and performance quality of materials and design. A recent panel discussion with NC State Wilson of College of Textiles staff offered... (Read More)

Textile Solutions to Help Flatten the Curve

When you change direction in sailing you tack or jibe. Dimension-Polyant (DP), a leading technical sailcloth producer, in addition to providing performance fabrics for outdoor gear including backpacks... (Read More)

Summer Trade Shows’ New Normal

How we gather for trade events continues to evolve as spring gives way to summer. Shows slated for NYC in June and July are changing formats and dates, and for the first time in forever, the... (Read More)

Sustainability Options During COVID-19

With orders cancelled, existing inventory is sitting idle. Brands and retailers are looking for agreeable options to dispose of unsold apparel and textiles, while the second-hand industry is looking for... (Read More)

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Textile Resources for Remote Decision-Making

The way we do business is changing. Whether working from home or back in the office with limitations, fiber, fabric and product decisions still need to be made to keep your business moving forward. CottonWorks™ is here to equip you with free resources to keep making decisions in your supply chain. From fiber and manufacturing education to biodegradability and recycling facts to fabric inspiration and trend forecasting, find the information you need to stay in motion. (Read More)

Archives - April 17, 2020

All Hands on Deck for PPE Textile Supply Chain

“Coordinating with local hospitals, healthcare organizations, the entire U.S production chain and federal agencies, the textile industry has been at the forefront of the incredible manufacturing effort, contributing to the companies’ rapid response to... (Read More)

Achievements & Challenges of Rapid Response Efforts

Navigating today’s uncharted path of domestic production of PPE is not for the faint of heart, but textile execs say that collaboration– even with competitors – along with... (Read More)

Outdoor/Snowsports Brands Shift Gears to Safety Products

“There’s no case study for this,” said Jason Duncan, head of tactical, innovation and CSR at Outdoor Research, during a recent webinar on “Pivoting to Produce, Source & Donate PPE.” As a maker of... (Read More)

Textile Execs Weigh in on Companies’ Call to Action

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) recently gathered comments from textile suppliers committed to helping stop the spread of coronavirus by manufacturing PPE products. (Read More)

Demand for Advanced Performance Materials Escalates

Textiles that feature high-tech functionality are increasingly in the spotlight in response to Covid-19. Performance engineered antimicrobial fabrications and high-quality Durable Water Repellent materials in particular are now finding... (Read More)

News Updates on Meeting Covid-19 Needs

A new program from DuPont, #TyvekTogether, aims to increase the overall availability of Tyvek personal protective garments in the company’s continued efforts to help combat the spread of COVID-19 and protect health care workers. (Read More)

Archives - March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Impact & Influence on Textiles

While it’s too early to tell what the lasting impact of Coronavirus will be, a new reality is already starting to take shape in terms of the future of work and the relevance of textiles in our everyday lives. (Read More)

HeiQ Launches Antiviral Textile Tech

HeiQ’s new Viroblock NPJ03 is an antiviral and antimicrobial textile treatment proven effective against human coronavirus (229E) in facemask testing. (Read More)

Request for Domestic Producers

Domestic suppliers of specific items are being sought by the Department of Commerce and urged to respond immediately if their business meets certain criteria. The National Council of Textile Organization (NCTO) reached out to the SEAMS association to help identify... (Read More)

The Future of Gathering Arrives

Attending trade events from the comfort of your home or office is on the horizon. Organizations are debuting online industry gatherings starting soon for viewing at a computer or phone near you in coming weeks in an effort to connect in an age of social distancing. (Read More)

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