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April 2012

New York City-based Anvil Knitwear Inc. is sponsoring the Earth Day Organic Indoor Learning Garden program in partnership with Earth Day New York, to be held April 22, 2012.

Dalton, Ga.-based Shaw Industries Group Inc.'s Shaw Contract Group division has opened Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)-registered Commercial Interior (CCI) showrooms in Mexico City and Shanghai. Shaw partnered with Mexico-based Terza Inc. to open the Mexico City showroom, which is pending Retail certification. The Shanghai showroom is pending LEED CI Gold certification.

Los Angeles-based Tuftex Carpets of California's Color Coordinates Display received a Gold Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Award from The Global Association for Marketing At Retail (POPAI) at the 2012 annual GlobalShop Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Austria-based Lenzing AG announces that all of its fibers have been certified to The European Eco-label and the Nordic Ecolabel. In addition, nonwovens made from 100-percent Tencel® and Lenzing Viscose® have received TÜV Rheinland Group's Deutsches Institut für Normung e.V. (DIN) Certco certification as compostable products; Tencel Sun fiber won the Sustainability Award in the category "Fabrics & Fibers" at the 2011 International Trade Fair For Sporting Goods and Sports Fashion (ISPO); Tencel fiber has been certified as 100-percent Biobased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); and Lenzing FR® fiber has been certified as 96-percent Biobased by the USDA.

Jefferson, Ga.-based Buhler Quality Yarns Corp.'s Supima® cotton, MicroModal® and MicroTencel® yarns have received Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 Class I certification.

Newark, Del.-based W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. has launched its new website, located at GoreProtectiveFabrics.com.


Gore's new website

The Arlington, Va.-based American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has released the tenth edition of the AAFA Restricted Substances List (RSL) for home textiles, apparel and footwear applications. AAFA also now offers its members access to iSupplier Intelligence, a global directory of suppliers.

Wichita, Kan.-based Invista's Cordura® HP fabric has been selected for use in Herschel Supply Co.'s Spring 2012 Woodland Camo Collection of bags.


The NewMerino™ brand of Australian Merino wool has launched a Facebook page, located at facebook.com/NewMerino.

Laconia, N.H.-based Madeira USA has released the 2012 version of "Source Guide, The Commercial Embroiderers' Complete Catalog of Suppliers," available online and as a printed copy.

The Technical Association of the Pulp, Paper, Packaging and Converting Industries (TAPPI), Norcross, Ga., is accepting nominations through August 1, 2012, for the 2013 TAPPI Awards. Nominations may be emailed to standards@tappi.org; faxed to +770-446-6947 ATTN: Awards Department; or mailed to TAPPI, Awards Department, 15 Technology Pkwy S, Norcross, Ga., 30092. TAPPI also is offering the William L. Cullison Memorial Scholarship to students for the 2012-13 school year. Application deadline is May 1, 2012. For more information, contact tappi.org/About-TAPPI/Award--Honors.aspx.

Vancouver, Canada-based Recovery Systems International (RSI) has acquired the rights to license The Official Sleep Products of Ironman®, and will manage the global rights to sub-license the Ironman brand in the sleep products category.

Ventura, Calif.-based Patagonia Inc. has released a video to promote its partnership with NewMerino®. The video is available for viewing at

France-based Mermet's Cortina and Siena 100-percent recyclable polyvinyl chloride-free solar protection fabrics have received Cradle to Cradle certified (CM) Silver certification by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry LLC (MBDC).

Mermet's Cortina and Siena Solar protection fabrics

Germany-based Terrot GmbH has launched its new website, located at terrot.de.

Zepol Corp., Minneapolis, has released the "2011 U.S. Port Report," available at zepol.com; and has enhanced searching capabilities of its online TradeIQ™ trade intelligence tool.

Shirley, Mass.-based Bemis Associates Inc. has opened an office in Vietnam, located at Unit 708, Tung Shing Square Bldg, 2 Ngo Quyen St., Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam; phone +84-4-3-9352620/1; fax 84-4-3-9352623.

Visual 2000 International Inc., Montreal, has launched the Visual 2000 On-Demand Training program to provide its clients with exclusive remote training classes.

Camira Fabrics Ltd., United Kingdom, has launched in North America its Xtreme and Urban upholstery fabrics manufactured from 100-percent post-industrial recycled polyester and featuring engineered stretch and good flammability performance.

Michigan City, Ind.-based Sullair Corp. has launched its new website, sullair.com.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Intellectual Property Rights has redesigned stopfakes.gov, its website offering U.S. government tools and resources on intellectual property rights (IPR). The website, administered by the International Trade Administration, offers new resources, improved usability and a helpful tool to access targeted assistance from a number of U.S. Government offices.

Ferndale, Wash.-based Samson Rope Technologies Inc. has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 8,109,072 for its MLX rope, which is the first fiber rope on the market comprising a blend of high modulus polypropylene (HMPP) and high modulus polyethylene (HMPE).

Edison, N.J.-based ADI Logistics has opened a distribution center in Carson, Calif.

Hoboken, N.J.-based John Wiley & Sons Inc. has published the book "Zennovation," by Tomio Taki. The book details how Taki turned his family's 200-year-old textile manufacturing company into a global business.

SGS Consumer Testing Services, Fairfield, N.J., announces it has relocated its textile testing laboratory in Egypt to 6th of October City, 3rd Industrial Area, Block 60, Oil Station St., Cairo.

The Textile Rental Services Association of America (TRSA), Alexandria, Va., is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

Los Angeles-based Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Durham, N.C.-based Spoonflower Inc. have launched Fabric8, a competition to find eight new, modern fabric designers. Deadline for submissions is April 24, 2012. For more information, contact fabric8contest.com.

April 2012