Stout Introduces Upscale Fabric Brand, Continues Growth as Major Decorative JobberBy RAY PARKER Colmar, Pa. -- The Stout Brothers Company, with annual sales of $20 to $30 million, recently introduced a new upscale fabric brand, continuing its growth as a major decorative jobber. By partnering with U.K.-based KAI, Stout… Read more.
October 23, 2018
Belgium Van Maele Weavers Closes, Even After Reorganization, as European Linen Weavers Struggle
Only Five European Linen Mills RemainBy Gerard Poirot BRUSSELS—Van Maele Weavers, a linen weaver since 1906, has closed. The storied company got an infusion in 2015 with the sale of 60 percent of the company to Garnell-Lake, LLC, a group that also operated three company-owned… Read more.
October 18, 2018
New Recron FS Textile Consultant Looking Toward $3.6 Billion World MarketBy RAY PARKER BRUSSELS — Textile consultant Reinhard Backhausen has joined Reliance Industries to promote its Recron FS brand of flame-retardant polyester, hoping to grab a share of the flame-resistant fabrics market, estimated at $3.6 billion… Read more.
September 20, 2018
Veteran Textile Trader Sees Chinese PTA Costs Rising, Polyester Fabrics Pushed Ten Percent Higher
Further Increases Possible Due to Trade War With U.S.SHANGHAI — The Chinese home textile and fabrics industry is losing support from the Chinese government and prices are expected to go dramatically up, according to Roland Henao, a veteran trader of Chinese textiles with 20 years experience. "Without… Read more.