Glen Raven Custom Fabrics names Allen Gant III casual market manager

September 16th, 2015

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics named Allen Gant III its casual market manager. He will be responsible for the casual furniture market and specialty outdoor segment of Glen Raven Custom Fabrics. Gant III joined Glen Raven in 2008 and was most recently the specialty accounts manager for Custom Fabrics. He has served roles with new business […]

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Flame retardants on the hot seat: ATP hosting webinar Oct. 27

September 14th, 2015

IFAI’s Advanced Textile Products (ATP) Division will host the second of six IFAI member-exclusive webinars in its flame retardancy series Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. ET. Titled “Flame retardants on the hot seat: Controversy over health impacts and update on State and Federal Regulations,” the webinar will provide an overview of environmental, toxicity and exposure […]

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W.L. Gore to invest $15 million in new DWR solutions

September 9th, 2015

W.L. Gore & Associates, a Newark, Del., manufacturing company specializing in products derived from fluoropolymers, plans to invest more than $15 million in developing “new approaches” to durable water repellent (DWR) solutions in the next five years. There has been debate in the outdoor industry over PFCs, which can be formed as a byproduct of […]

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New H&M challenge aims to close the fashion loop

September 4th, 2015

The H&M Conscious Foundation, a nonprofit global foundation funded by the Stefan Persson family— founders of Swedish fashion company H&M—has launched the Global Change Award to encourage innovative ideas that can help close the loop for fashion by changing the way garments are designed and produced, shipped, bought, used or recycled. Five winners, chosen by […]

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Sunbrella® documentary follows U.S. Olympic hopefuls

September 3rd, 2015

Offering an inside view of the journey to the Olympic Games, upcoming documentary “Uncharted Waters” follows the personal stories of 11 US Sailing Team Sperry athletes working toward a spot on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Made possible by Glen Raven, N.C.-based Sunbrella® […]

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Jason Mills adds to mesh line

September 1st, 2015

Jason Mills LLC, a Milltown, N.J.-based convertor/manufacturer of knit textiles, has expanded its line of products sold into the outdoor retailing industry with the addition of Style 413. The product meets basic requirements of no-see-um mesh screening, and is fire-resistant, water-repellent and UV-resistant. The screen is 60 inches wide and made of 100 percent polyester […]

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Moss acquires Marx+Moschner

September 1st, 2015

Tension fabric manufacturer Moss Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill., has acquired Marx+Moschner, a European environmental branding supplier headquartered in Lennestadt, Germany. Marx+Moschner provides standard and custom branding solutions for interior and exterior use, including a line of silicone edge graphic (SEG) frames, custom printed large-format fabric panels and custom trade show exhibit components for European […]

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Supply55 introduces new transfer paper

August 31st, 2015

Supply55 Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich., has released Prime Sublimation Transfer Paper, a high-quality, uniformly-coated product engineered to improve overall image quality. Featuring Full Release Technology™, the paper provides fast dry times and is available in both tacky and non-tacky versions. It is compatible with wide-format printers, most brands of digital dye sublimation ink and polyester […]

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Rose Brand acquires Swag Décor, expands sales team

August 31st, 2015

Rose Brand Inc., a Secaucus, N.J., provider of theatrical fabrics, production supplies and custom stage drapery and sewn creations, has acquired Swag Décor of Orlando, Fla., to establish a local market presence for event and venue décor services. Swag Décor specializes in providing uniquely designed event décor to the Florida market. The company will maintain […]

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Dickies, Milliken collaborate on new work shirt

August 28th, 2015

Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, S.C., teamed up with Dickies, the flagship brand of performance workwear manufacturer Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co., Fort Worth, Texas, to produce an improved performance work shirt for today’s modern worker. The shirt employs Milliken’s innovative textile technology to deliver enhanced lightweight, moisture-wicking and soil-release properties with the addition of stretch. It offers […]

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