Towels and Textiles

Towel Specialties Promotes Eva Brannon
November 23, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Towel Specialties, Baltimore, announced that Eva Brannon has been promoted to the position of Western regional sales director within the inside sales department. Prior to the promotion, Brannon served 10 years in the customer service department. “Eva will closely be assisting our outside sales reps and focusing on inside sales in the Western region of…

Cintas Tackles Textile Waste through Partnership with Cincinnati Non-Profit
May 21, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 21 billion pounds of post-consumer textile waste ends up in landfills each year. In an effort to mitigate this issue, Cintas Corporation has partnered with Know Hope, a Cincinnati-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals living in poverty in third-world countries. Cintas will provide Know Hope with leftover material from its uniform production process, which will be used to line reusable burlap bags sold by the charity. Funds from the bags will be used to purchase products and provide services to families in Mexico, Africa, Haiti and Guatemala.

Pro Towels Releases New Item
April 21, 2014

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, has released its newest item—the Frigitowel. The 100 percent cotton cooling towel features a one-time cooling sensation that lasts for hours.

U.S. Textile and Apparel Exports Grow 3.99 Percent in January 2014
March 26, 2014

The exports of textile and apparel from the United States increased by 3.99 percent to $1.861 billion in January 2014, compared to exports of $1.79 billion made during the corresponding period of last year, data from the U.S. Department of Commerce showed. Category-wise, apparel exports rose marginally by 1.91 percent year-on-year to $437.174 million, while textile mill products jumped 4.65 percent year-on-year to $1.424 billion during the first month of the current year.

Pro Towels Hires Three Multi-line Reps
February 21, 2014

Pro Towels, Pittsburgh, and Superior Decorating, Camarillo, Calif., has added three multi-line reps to its team. Those additions are Brad Langton of Langton Promotional Sales, and Jon Henrickson and Jonathan Bave of Henrickson Associates.

Using Cotton for More 'Made in USA' Apparel and Furnishings
January 22, 2014

Shoppers are inspecting goods for "Made in USA" labels, as a deep recession has encouraged more Americans to reflect on lost manufacturing jobs. But what about the fabric used to make apparel and home furnishings? That material comes from where?

Most textile manufacturing is based in Asia. But cotton—the soft, fluffy staple that for decades drove the American South as a one-crop economy—has been enjoying a modern renaissance of sorts.

90 Cent Cotton Has Become More Difficult Target
May 1, 2013

Cotton fell through support at the 84 to 85-cent level last week, closing Friday at 83.58 (a total decline of 1.59 cents). In an attempt to recover, prices moved back above the 84-cent mark. If a recovery fails, the next level of support appears to be at 82 cents.

Is there a chance to return to the 90-cent area? It's not impossible, but there will be more obstacles to overcome.