TSG Finishing Now Uses Plants in its Defend Protective Coating; Eco-Friendly Move Reduces Fluorinated ChemicalsHICKORY, N.C. -- TSG Finishing now uses plants in its Defend Finishing Program, which helps reduce fluorinated chemicals. Officials say Defend is one of the first performance brands to make such progress and will reduce the amount of PFAS… Read more.
September 25, 2020
Heimtextil 2021 Delays Event to May 4-7 Due to Travel RestrictionsFRANKFURT, Germany -- Heimtextil 2021 is being moved from January to May 4-7, when it will be taking place alongside Techtextil and Texprocess. “Now that it is not only governments tightening travel restrictions, but also companies, the latest… Read more.
September 21, 2020
Intertextile Shanghai Home Expo 2020 Impressions
Few foreign visitors or new fabric samples, according to a sourceSHANGHAI – The Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles expo had few new fabrics on display, according to Juliana Fang, China branch office manager for Fibers & Color International. Visitors discuss business during Intertextile Shanghai Home… Read more.
September 11, 2020
Italian Mill Mario Cavelli Launches Sustainability Project
Official says sales down 20% in June, but equal in July as pandemic ebbsBUSTO ARSIZIO, Italy -- Mario Cavelli, a vertical mill for the curtain, contract, and residential markets, has released new sustainable fabrics, including flame-retardent-recycled polyester, to compete during the pandemic era. Export Manager… Read more.
September 1, 2020
Regal Fabrics Buys Diversitex Home
New brand called Dtex by Regal FabricsMIDDLETON, Mass. -- Regal Fabrics has bought for an undisclosed amount the Diversitex Home division of Diversitex Inc. The product line will be rebranded as Dtex by Regal Fabrics. Regal will begin operations on Aug. 24. Diversitex is a military,… Read more.
August 24, 2020
Rockland Industries Continues Business After Restructure, But Seeks New Financing, Perhaps Outright Sale
Company offers new PPE-fabric-finishing serviceBALTIMORE -- Rockland Industries, the manufacturer of the Roc-lon brand, announces it is still operating and open for business. Last year, officials say the company was forced to reduce its operations by its bank. “We were able to repay… Read more.
August 21, 2020
Kravet Adds Luxury Brand Donghia, While Scalamandre Buys Hinson/Donghia
Donghia filed for bankruptcy earlier this yearBETHPAGE, N.Y. -- Kravet Inc., the largest U.S. fabric distributor, has bought the luxury brand Donghia, which filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year, according to Kravet President Cary Kravet. As part of the deal, Kravet says the… Read more.