Towels and Textiles

Will Synthetic Spider Silk Take Over the Apparel Market? Possibly
March 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm

Spider silk certainly has its benefits: It's lightweight, stretchy and durable. It's also environmentally friendly. But, the problem is that spider silk isn't always cost-efficient or easy to produce. That is, until a Bay Area company called Bolt Threads developed a synthetic spider silk material, and is testing it out on ties first. Bolt Threads…

Pro Towels Adds Jennifer Gambrell as Senior Director of Marketing
March 1, 2017 at 12:46 pm

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, announced today that Jennifer Gambrell has joined the company as senior director of marketing. Gambrell will head the marketing department for Pro Towels, Kanata Blanket Company, Superior Decorating and Neet Feet. Prior to joining Pro Towels, Gambrell was…

Federal Judge Declares Snuggies Are Not Apparel
February 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

After years of tireless debate and losing our voices (and our friends) in screaming matches, we can finally put one of life's greatest mysteries to rest: A Snuggie is a blanket, not apparel. According to Quartz, the U.S. Court of International Trade ruled on Feb. 10 that Snuggies, the "blanket with sleeves," should be classified…

Warriors Player Gives Teammates Blankets With Other Teammate's Face
February 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm

Looking for a fun gift for your coworkers or team members? Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee has a suggestion: Give them blankets with another team member's face on it. McGee gave his teammates giant blankets with a picture of fellow Warriors center Draymond Green's sleeping face on them. According to Deadspin, McGee handed the…

Pro Towels Promotes 2 Sales Representatives
January 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm

The Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, family of companies—Pro Towels, Kanata Blanket Company, Superior Decorating and Neet Feet Inc.—announced the promotion of Miranda Searls and April Kennedy into new positions starting Jan. 1, 2017. Miranda Searls will work with customers on ideas for projects and provide volume quotes, as well as…

Terry Town Unveils New Logo
December 9, 2016 at 11:05 am

Terry Town, San Diego, has further defined its reputation in the market with the design and release of a dynamic new logo. “Our previous logo did us well for over 20 years,” said Michael Del Bucchia, vice president of sales for Terry Town. “However, its nautical coloration was more representative of when we were mostly…

Pro Towels Announces Facility Expansion
December 8, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, announced an expansion of its plant in Abbeville County, S.C., creating numerous job opportunities, thanks to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in concert with West Carolina Rural Telephone Cooperative Inc. The 300,000 square foot facility currently employs 150 people. “We are excited by the opportunities made possible by this," said Kevin Nord,…

Towel Specialties Launches Cobblestone Mills Blanket and Robe Division
September 30, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Towel Specialties, Baltimore, launched its new Cobblestone Mills division in September, featuring blankets and Turkish robes. “This launch has been in the works for well over a year as we built this line from the ground up,” Shawn Kanak, vice president of sales, said in a press release. “We experienced great success when we expanded our…

Redskins Plan Clever Rally Towel Giveaway to Counter Steelers Towels
September 7, 2016 at 5:26 pm

The Pittsburgh Steelers have perhaps the most well-known rally towel in history: the "Terrible Towel." Most Steelers fans have at least one in their possession, and the stands at Steelers games, whether home or away, are full of the spinning yellow towels. So, before Monday's upcoming game between the Steelers and the Washington Redskins in…

Pro Towels Acquires Neet Feet Inc.
September 7, 2016 at 4:13 pm

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, has acquired Oceanside, California-based supplier Neet Feet Inc., which has supplied promotional flip-flops and sandals since 1987, and introduced die-cut "Logo Footprint" flip-flops in 1989. "No other supplier offers better quality custom logo footwear, flip-flops and sandals than Neet Feet, and I believe the fit of the Neet Feet product line with that…