How do Companies Incorporate Sustainability Decisions in their Businesses?

This brief report summarizes a potent new force helping to determine product and company outcomes. The report includes an overview of the sustainability sense and responsible investing marketplace and the importance of sustainability decisions for increasing business outcomes. It also includes Industry perspectives of the sustainability agenda and steps toward a more sustainable future. Details…

Vietnam textile industry hit by trade war

Vietnam’s textile industry faces many difficulties with both export and production on the decrease due to the effects of an intensified Sino-US trade war, said industry experts. “Buyers are concerned with the on-going Sino-US trade war and it has resulted in fewer and smaller orders,” said a report by the Ministry of Investment and Planning.…

PCIAW YKK win award for zipper

YKK’s GreenRise™ Zipper Awarded the 2019 Good Design Best 100 accolade

YKK’s GreenRise™ zipper has received the “2019 Good Design Best 100” award from the Japan Design Promotion Association. The “Good Design Best 100” recipients are chosen from among all 2019 Good Design Award recipients based on overall product excellence in terms of aesthetics, proposals, and possibilities. GreenRise™ reduces fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in…

PCIAW Virgin Galactic unveils commercial spacesuits

Virgin Atlantic and Under Armour unveil their first commercial spacesuits

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2019 – In January 2019, Virgin Galactic Founder Sir Richard Branson and Under Armour CEO and Founder Kevin Plank announced a collaboration which saw Under Armour become Virgin Galactic’s Technical Spacewear Partner. Today, the companies unveiled the collaboratively designed spacewear system for Virgin Galactic astronauts comprising of a base layer, spacesuit,…

PCIAW Lectra launch new cutter

“Lectra disrupts the automotive market with the release of the first fabric zero-buffer cutting solution”

Lectra announces the launch of two new solutions for the mass production of fabric car seats and interiors: Vector® Automotive iP6 and iP9. The latest additions to the already-extensive Vector Automotive range combine breakthrough cutting equipment innovation with an optimized software application and specially designed consumables to enable automotive suppliers to achieve zero-buffer cutting on…

Preparing for a Pandemic

When it comes to treating contagious and easily transmissible diseases—particularly at pandemic levels—healthcare providers are the first line of defense. But are they ready? As the flu season approaches, it is a good time to review infection control procedures within a healthcare organization, especially related to protocols, isolation, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Federal guidelines…

Breathe by Milliken wins key placements for High Point

Interest in luxurious, sustainable performance continues to grow  Jessica Charles, Younger Furniture, EJ Victor, Highland House and Four Seasons are among the new placements for the sustainable Breathe by Milliken collection. For introduction, the fall season, the “eco-elegant performance fabrics” collection from the Specialty Interiors business of Milliken & Company features cleanable cottons and cotton/linens and polyesters made from recycled plastic…