September/October 2018

On the Cover:
HUGO BOSS recently introduced a BOSS Menswear shoe featuring an upper made using Piñatex nonwoven material from London-based Ananas Anam Ltd. The introduction is part of Hugo Boss’ search for a more sustainable way to design, source, produce and finish its products.

Executive Forum

AATCC: A Unique Place In The Industry

Interview With AATCC Executive Vice President Brian François TW Special Report Earlier this year, the Board of Directors of the Research Triangle Park, N.C.-based American Association...

From The Editor

U.S. Textiles Expand, Trade Questions Loom

By James M. Borneman, Editor In Chief The recent report from the Tempe, Ariz.-based Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) presents good news on textiles, U.S....

Business & Financial

September/October 2018: Textile Activity At A Glance

By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor September/October 2018

Yarn Market

Business Strong, Investment Growing

By Jim Phillips, Yarn Market Editor Business remained strong across the board for many spinners heading into the final week of August. Ring-spun yarn, as...

Quality Fabric Of The Month

Quality Fabric Of The Month: From Fruit To Fabric

Ananas Anam’s Piñatex® nonwovens are created using long fibers extracted from pineapple leaves discarded after the fruit harvest. By Rachael S. Davis, Executive Editor Piñatex® nonwovens...



September/October 2018

Bulletin Board

September/October 2018