When folks in the cotton industry say polyester stinks, they now have the research to back the statement up.
The Walmart Foundation has awarded more than $470,000 in funding to a Texas Tech University Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute research project to study more efficient ways for indigo dyeing of cotton yarns.
More than 200 partner companies have now joined the Cotton LEADS program since its launch in October 2013.
Cotton Council International recently completed programs in China and Turkey designed to increase dialogue between COTTON USA and the countries’ textile industries and buyers.
Uster Technologies is integrating existing USTER applications with systems from the recently-acquired Jossi Systems AG provide a Total Contamination Control system for spinners.
Plains Cotton Cooperative Association has sold its Textile and Apparel Division to American Textile Holdings.
Apparal maker Gildan Activewear will soon begin construction of a new $142 million yarn-spinning plant in Mocksville, NC.