Calhoun, Ga.-based Mannington Commercial recently joined the Drawdown Georgia Business Compact, a consortium of Georgia businesses that are working together to address climate issues in the state with the shared goal of transitioning Georgia to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Pakistan-based Gadoon Textile Mills Ltd., a member of the Yunus Brothers Group, has
joined the Zurich-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) as a corporate member.

Atlanta-based sublimation paper manufacturer Beaver Paper has announced price increases of up to 12 percent across all its paper grades. The increase goes into effect for all deliveries after October 1, 2022.

Atlas Copco recently introduced a new generation of variable speed drive compressor named the GA VSDS.

Germany-based Freudenberg Performance Materials was recently awarded the EcoVadis Silver Medal for U.K.-based facilities in Ebbw Vale and Littleborough that manufacture advance wound care and ostomy products. The silver medal recognizes the company’s performance in environment, ethics, labor and human rights, and sustainable procurement categories; and ranks the company in the top 25 percent of companies rated by EcoVadis. The company also recently established the Apparel Technical Solution Center – Asia at its Nantong, China, factory, to expand innovation capabilities.

New York City-based Carnegie Fabrics has expanded its Xorel® biobased fabric with
four new patterns — Ashford, Windsor, Dover and Galway.

New York City-based Schumacher has opened its first concept showroom in Nashville, Tenn. Located at 609 Merritt Ave. in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, the space features a to-the-trade showroom exclusively for interior designers and also a luxury boutique for consumers interested in smaller items.

Epson, Los Alamitos, Calif., has introduced its first Epson-built spectrophotometer, the SD-10.

A garment from Marimekko and Spinnova’s recent collaboration

Finland-based companies Marimekko and Spinnova have collaborated on a capsule clothing collection that features Marimekko’s iconic Unikko poppy print on a blended SPINNOVA® fiber/organic cotton/cotton fabric.

Matouk reports it received STeP by OEKO-TEX® certification for sustainable and responsible textile production practices at the company’s Fall River, Mass., facilities. Pendleton Woolen Mills also recently announced both its century-old mills in Washougal, Wash., are now STeP by OEKO-TEX certified.

Suominen, Helsinki, has announced general surcharges on all its products in North America as a result of increases in raw materials, energy and freight costs.

Regel™ recycled acrylic fiber from Thai Acrylic Fibre Co., a member of the Aditya Birla Group, is now bluesign® Approved.

Boston Scientific Solutions Inc., Woburn, Mass., has launched the Natron-SilTexAS Series of screen printing silicone inks for socks and gloves.

Finotex, Miami, recently launched a new website located at The site was redesigned with the user experience in mind and includes all the information as well as a geolocation feature to help customers with their specific branding needs.

Gildan Activewear Inc., Montreal, recently published its 18th Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report.

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Avery Dennison and the San Francisco 49ers recently announced an exclusive partnership naming Avery Dennison the official cutting-edge embellishment partner of the football team. Avery Dennison will provide smart embellishments and digital labels for select 49ers Fanatics merchandise to introduce digital connectivity into the products.

Alpharetta, Ga.-based Datatex TIS Inc. reports Parkdale Inc. selected NOW as its next
generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution replacing an older Datatex TIM ERP system. Parkdale also will implement the solution at its U.S. Cotton business.

September/October 2022