Dallas-based Alok International Inc. has relocated its New York City showroom and design studio to a 17,600-square-foot building at 105 Madison Ave.
Alok’s new New York City showroom
Long Beach, Calif.-based Epson America Inc. has now made available for purchase its SureColor® F2000 White Edition and SureColor F2000 Color Edition direct-to-garment (DTG) inkjet printers through its network of Epson DTG authorized professional imaging resellers.
Germany-based adidas Group has partnered with Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams to create a line of apparel that will debut in summer 2014. The Originals x Pharrell Williams line will feature Williams’ Bionic Yarn from The Vortex Project — an initiative with Parley for the Oceans to turn plastic debris from the oceans into yarn and fabric.
The United States International Trade Commission, Washington, has released the report “Trade Barriers That U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive As Affecting Exports to the European Union.” The reported may be downloaded at usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4455.pdf.
The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Dalton, Ga., has announced that Dansk Fashion and Textile, the trade association for Danish textile and clothing companies, is the first international trade association to endorse CRI’s Seal of Approval testing and certification program for carpet cleaning products and equipment.
United Kingdom-based SATRA and Professional Clothing Show organizer Yvette Ashby have presented the following SATRA Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Awards at the show: the PPE Innovation of the Year award to Italy-based OutDry Technologies and Creative Srl for their Fire-Flow OutDry firefighter gloves; Best Innovation in Safety Footwear to United Kingdom-based Magnum UK for the Armadillo HPI hospital shoe; Best Innovation in Occupational PPE to Germany-based HB Schutzbekleidung for the Orange-Red Hi-Vision Parka; and Best Innovation in Security and Emergency Response PPE to OutDry Technologies and Creative Srl for their Fire-Flow gloves.
The Switzerland-based International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods (ICCTM) has recognized Italy-based Mesdan S.p.A.’s AQUALAB fiber-testing instrument for the measurement of a fiber’s moisture content and moisture regain.
Puget Technologies has relocated its headquarters from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to CityCentre One, 800 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 300, Houston, Texas, 77024.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), Arlington, Va., and TEXbase, Bozeman, Mont., have launched the Voluntary Product Environmental Profile (VPEP) environmental and chemical management tool, available at vpepxchange.com.
O’Donnell, Texas-based Textile Exchange has released its 2013 Annual Report; the 2013 Farm Engagement Annual Report; and the Guide to Sourcing Organic Cotton in Turkey; and has made its Responsible Down Standard available for use by the public. Textile Exchange also has formed a discussion group with companies interested in pursuing efforts to address angora animal welfare concerns.
The International Oeko-Tex Association, Switzerland, has named Penfabric Sdn. Berhad, Malaysia, Company of the Month for February 2014.
The Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), Alexandria, Va., has launched the Hygienically Clean Food Safety certification program for laundries serving the food manufacturing/processing sectors. In addition, TRSA announces that Cincinnati-based Superior Linen and Apparel Services Inc. has earned its Clean Green and Hygienically Clean certifications.
Korea-based Daejin has been certified as a partner in Switzerland-based bluesign Technologies AG’s bluesign® system.
Mira Loma, Calif.-based Enduratex/China General Plastics Corp. of America (CGPCA) has introduced the Orient Collection, a rotogravure, three-color print offering featuring Enduratex’s PRODURATEC Plus topcoat.
Wichita, Kan.-based Invista has updated its website for DACRON® fiberfill, located at dacron.com.
Laconia, N.H.-based Madeira USA Ltd. has made available “The Attributes of Classic Rayon” webinar on YouTube and its website, madeirausa.com.
Rogersville, Ind.-based HDK Industries has updated its website, located at hdkind.com.
Italy-based Eurojersey S.p.A. has launched a Facebook page for its Sensitive® Fabrics, located at facebook.com/sensitive.fabrics.
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Americhem Inc. has updated its Chinese language website, located at cn.americhem.asia.
The Center for Polyurethanes Industry of the American Chemistry Council, Washington, has launched a polyurethane campaign entitled “Versatile. Durable. Incredible. Polyurethane.” The campaign includes social media, event marketing, advertising and a website located at incrediblepolyurethane.com.