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2021-09-15

REACH4Textiles - Better market surveillance for textile products

The REACH4texiles project just kicked off. Funded by the European Commission, it aims at exploring solutions for fair and effective market surveillance on textile products.

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Associations

2021-09-09

A sector alliance that was formed to tackle issues relating to microplastics has completed the next phase of its project to develop a harmonised industry standard for the supply chain. The Cross Industry Agreement (CIA) has revealed the results of a fibre fragmentation trial that has been carried out in advance of establishing a CEN Standard (from the European Committee for Standardization). Once confirmed, the standard will also become an ISO standard under the Vienna Agreement, providing apparel manufacturers and policy makers with a vital tool as part of wider work to reduce microfibre shedding into the environment.

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2021-08-26

With more than 4,000 years of collective experience, Swiss Textile Machinery member firms have built on a bedrock of technological strength. Naturally, much of that heritage is vested in ‘traditional’ textile processes such as spinning, weaving and finishing – but there’s another side to the success story, with three of those companies earning growing reputations in the boom sector of nonwovens.

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2021-08-26

The British Textile Machinery Association (BTMA) has announced that Jason Kent has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the BTMA Group, which also includes subsidiaries nw texnet and The Textile Recorder (Machinery & Accessories) Exhibitions Ltd (TREX), effective from Monday 23rd August 2021.

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Associations

2021-08-19

On June 28, the INDIA ITME organization decided to postpone the exhibition, which had already been postponed from 2020 to 2021, again to next year in view of the still existing COVID-19 pandemic. Now Mr. S. Hari Shankar, Chairman of the India International Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society, comments in detail on the circumstances and further planning in a letter to exhibitors and guests.

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Associations

2021-09-16

Global Textile and garment manufacturers initiative publishes white paper on commercial compliance

The initiative, led by the STAR Network, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the Better Buying Institute and supported by GIZ FABRIC consists of 13 industry associations from nine countries facing similar challenges regarding purchasing practices in the textile and garment industry. Through a process of consultation, these associations have now jointly agreed on the text of the white paper that is published today. This marks the first joint manufacturers’ position on the improvement of purchasing practices.

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2021-09-16

AATCC announces 2022 “Wanderlust” Student Merchandising Competition

AATCC invites students to showcase their merchandising and marketing talents to win cash and recognition by participating in the 2022 Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition.

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Associations

2021-09-16

Italian textile machinery at INDEX 20, the world’s leading nonwovens trade show

From 19 to 22 October, 2021, INDEX, the reference trade fair for the nonwovens sector, will take place in Geneva. Also for this edition there will be more than a hundred Italian exhibitors, of whom about eighty are machinery manufacturers. As in the past editions, Italian Trade Agency will organize an Italian Pavilion, where 13 Italian manufacturers will exhibit.

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Associations

2021-09-09

INDA announces the 2021 RISE® Innovation Award Finalists

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the three finalists for the prestigious RISE® Innovation Award during the 11th edition of the Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference, (RISE®) to be held virtually September 28-30, 2021. The award recognizes novel innovations in the nonwovens industry that creatively use next-level science and engineering principles to solve material challenges and expand the usage of nonwovens and engineered fabrics.

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2021-09-09

AATCC Committee Meetings: Connect, Meet, Attend

AATCC Committees provide the helping hands, hearts, and minds that bring textile industry standards to life.  Each year AATCC committees provide groundbreaking standards and conferences which fill much needed gaps in the industry. More than 40 AATCC committees will meet this fall to develop test methods, conferences, and other educational programs or publications. When you connect with AATCC committees, you can impact the textile tests used all around the world!

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2021-09-09

Annual public Textile ETP Conference

This year, the Annual Conference of the European Technology Platform (ETP) for the Future of Textiles and Clothing will take place online on 28 and 29 September, from 14.00 to 17.30 (CET). The full details on speakers and time slots for both days and the registration link will be shared by the organisers in the coming days.

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Associations

2021-09-02

Biden administration awards $6.5m contract to US Cotton LLC to ramp up production of american-made polyester tipped swabs

The Biden Administration has awarded a contract for $6.5 million to U.S. Cotton LLC, the largest manufacturer of cotton swabs in the United States, to increase domestic production capability for polyester tipped swabs for home testing kits and mass testing applications to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. Cotton has retooled operations to produce over 400 million COVID testing kit swabs.

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Associations

2021-09-02

36th IAF World Fashion Convention taking shape

The IAF 36th World Fashion Convention, held back-to-back with the EURATEX 9th European Apparel & Textile Convention on November 7-8-9 in Antwerp, is taking shape with a strong backing from a global cast of sponsors.

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