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Leading the Way to a Sustainable Textile Future : Kornit Digital Printing

Though Kornit is a twenty years old company, the company has over the past years got more attention than before. One of the reason is their amazing Direct to Fabric machines, that enable digital print directly on a long-range of types of textiles. This does not only lead to considerably faster turn-around time, but also to way more sustainable fabrics. In this INKISH interview VP & General Manager, Direct to Fabric, Danny Gazit, in the following video, gives us a tour in the factory, in the showroom, and openly explains why Kornit for sure seems to be on the right track.

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Huntsman Textile Effects and PPJ Partner To Tap Growth Potential In Vietnam

29 April 2020, Singapore – Huntsman Textile Effects and Phong Phu International (PPJ) today announced a strategic partnership agreement that aims to promote PPJ’s growth in Vietnam as a leading manufacturer of sustainable, high-performance textiles and garments for many of the world’s leading brands and retailers.

Vietnam-based PPJ will leverage best-in-class technical support from Huntsman Textile Effects to enhance its manufacturing processes across its denim/twill and knit mills, and develop new products that deliver optimal sustainability along with advanced performance, protection and comfort. Continue reading Huntsman Textile Effects and PPJ Partner To Tap Growth Potential In Vietnam

IAF Urges Solidarity in Apparel Supply Chain

In the face of the Covid-19/Coronavirus crisis, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) calls on the apparel supply chain and its stakeholders to enact sufficient supply chain solidarity. As stores close around the globe and orders stop, loss of income throughout the supply chain is unavoidable. No buyer can be expected to sacrifice its own existence or the jobs of its employees to save its suppliers. But collaboratively searching for ways to reduce the damage to suppliers is not only an urgent need, but feasible. Solidarity in the face of this crisis means collaborating with industry members to bridge the income gap for workers and the demand gap for business. Operating with the objective of moving as much of the pain upstream in the supply chain will create breaches of trust that will be difficult to repair when we emerge from this crisis, IAF stated. “Choices made now will be scrutinized later”, IAF secretary general Matthijs Crietee said today. Continue reading IAF Urges Solidarity in Apparel Supply Chain

Euratex Welcomes Lifting Of Duties And Vat On Certain Imports To Fight Covid-19

EURATEX appreciates the measures taken by the European Commission right before Easter. In order to help in the fight against coronavirus, the EC decided to waive customs duties and VAT on the import of medical devices and protective equipment from third countries. The European Commission published a list of goods, which is indicative, as each Member States will establish at national level goods eligible for exemption. They will then report this information to the European Commission. Continue reading Euratex Welcomes Lifting Of Duties And Vat On Certain Imports To Fight Covid-19

Euratex Enters In Constructive Dialogue With European Commission To Develop Recovery Strategy For Textile And Apparel Industry

The European textiles and clothing sector needs urgent support, if it wants to remain a strategic pillar of the European economy. EURATEX President Alberto Paccanelli held a constructive dialogue with Commissioner Breton to develop quick and effective solutions. Continue reading Euratex Enters In Constructive Dialogue With European Commission To Develop Recovery Strategy For Textile And Apparel Industry

The Impact of Covid-19 on Workers & Businesses at the Bottom of Global Garment Supply Chains

Mark Anner, Ph.D.,
Director, Center for Global Workers’ Rights in Association with the Worker Rights Consortium

A Research Brief by the Center for Global Worers´Rights (CGWR) draws from responses from an online survey of Bangladesh employers, administered between March 21 and March 25, 2020, to document these trends. It reveals the devastating impact order cancellations have had on businesses and on workers. Crucially, it illustrates the extreme fragility of a system based on decades of buyers squeezing down on prices paid to suppliers: factory closures, unpaid workers with no savings to survive the hard times ahead, and a government with such a low tax revenue that it has very limited ability to provide meaningful support to workers and the industry. Continue reading The Impact of Covid-19 on Workers & Businesses at the Bottom of Global Garment Supply Chains

Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

Focused on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using anti-microbial and fabric barrier coatings

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the healthcare industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available and complement Milliken’s breakthrough BioSmartTM antimicrobial technology used in scrubs, lab coats and hospital privacy curtains, harnessing the power of bleach to kill up to 99.9% of common bacteria on contact. Continue reading Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

Eastman Machine customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Eastman Machine announced today that its exclusive Matchmaker program is connecting facilities manufacturing personal protective equipment (PPE) with more than a dozen customers who offer automatic, CNC (computer-controlled) cutting services. The Matchmaker program has successfully linked organizations throughout the U.S. and U.K. for several decades from Eastman’s website. Continue reading Eastman Machine customers unite to offer contract cutting resources to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufacturers