May/June 2021

New York City-based Ralph Lauren Corp. has announced a deal with Major League Baseball to design special collections in collaboration with iconic teams. The first capsule will include the New York Yankees™, Los Angeles Dodgers™, Chicago Cubs™ and St. Louis Cardinals™. Later collections will focus on other teams including the Boston Red Sox™.

Fruit of the Loom (FOTL), Bowling Green, Ky., recently partnered with Zara to launch a capsule collection featuring classic styles FOTL is known for such as quality T-Shirts, sweatshirts and shorts all branded with FOTL’s recognizable vintage logo. Items are available globally in stores and on

For the second year in a row, Yorkville, Ill.-based Aurora Specialty Textiles Group reports it has won awards from the Valley Industrial Association (VIA) in the Fox Valley region of Illinois including the VIA Excellence in Operations for a company with 51 to 250 employees.

Spartanburg-based Milliken & Company recently donated more than 23,000 reuseable gowns to Richland County School District One in Columbia, S.C. The donation helps ensure that school nurses and special education teachers have access to gowns as children return to in-person learning.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA), Cary, N.C., has published the eighth annual edition of its North American Nonwovens Supply Report. The 72-page report, available to INDA members, offers capacity, production and operating rate metrics as well as regional trade in 2020. INDA also announced the three finalists for the World of Wipes® (WOW) Innovation Award®. Kimberly-Clark Professional, Lenzing and SharkNinja will compete for the honor at the WOW International Conference that will be held July 12-15, 2021, in Atlanta.

Irvine, Calif.-based surf brand O’Neill selected Mipan® regen nylon from Seoul-based Hyosung Corp. for its O’Neill Blue sustainable women’s swimwear collection. Mipan regen is made using 100-percent reclaimed waste and is certified by the Global Recycled Standard of the Control Union in the Netherlands for its energy-saving benefits.

 May/June 2021