November/December 2021

On The Cover:

Columbia Sportswear’s new Omni-Heat™ Infinity advanced thermal reflective technology is featured in a collection of 80 styles offered for winter of 2021, including this women’s Joy Peak Omni-Heat Insulated Hooded Jacket.

Executive Forum

Amy Bircher: New IFAI Chairman

MMI Textiles’ Amy Bircher shares her thoughts on IFAI and its value to the industry, as well as the textile industry in general as...

Sustainability: The Archroma Way

Archroma’s CEO Heike van de Kerkhof discusses the company’s sustainability journey and sustainable textile initiatives. TW Special Report Archroma is a global, diversified provider of specialty...

Cotton News

Putting The Proof Behind Sustainability Promises

As consumers work to check everything off their shopping lists this holiday season, sustainability is becoming part of the shopping equation more and more. Brands...

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Quality Fabric Of The Month: Omni-Heat™ Infinity: “Gold Beats Cold”

Columbia Sportswear’s new Omni-Heat™ Infinity advanced thermal-reflective technology is the “Gold Standard in Warmth.” By Rachael S. Davis, Executive Editor Gold Beats Cold” is the marketing...

From The Editor

Confidence Is Tricky To Maintain

By Jim Borneman, Editor In Chief Trade shows, meetings, in person events — and even personal selling — are trying like heck to make a...

Business & Financial

November/December 2021: Textile Activity At A Glance

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Yarn Market

Textile Production Grows In November

By Jim Phillips, Yarn Market Editor Manufacturing activity increased in November as the overall economy continued to grow for the 18th consecutive month, according to...