Specialty Fabrics Review June 2022 - 6

[ FIRST IMPRESSIONS ]
[ CALENDAR OF EVENTS ]
The silver lining
S
pring is the time of rebirth, growth and new life. And so it is with
the textile and fabric industry. After more than two years of bad
news with (stop me if you've heard this one before) the impact of
a pandemic, rising costs, labor shortages, supply chain disruptions
and overseas war, it's about time we had some good news.
That comes in the form of companies springing up around the
country and around the globe not only to meet the demand for products
but to also add new skilled workers as they revitalize the industry.
For a few examples out of many, Hemingway
Sewing Solutions, a subsidiary of Beverly Knits,
one of the largest knitting companies in the United
States, is opening a $3.3 million production facility
in Williamsburg, S.C., with plans to add nearly 300
jobs to the area.
An expansion of the Glen Raven Custom
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Fabrics plant in Norlina, N.C., will add some 200
jobs while teaching new associates to become
skilled with advanced technologies.
MycoWorks, a biotech company that creates
mushroom-grown materials as sustainable leather
alternatives, will be setting up shop in Union
County, S.C.-and creating 400 new jobs.
MMI textiles has relocated to a new
headquarters and distribution center in Brooklyn,
Ohio, to accommodate growth and future
endeavors. The location boasts more than 45,000
square feet of space for a warehouse and large
testing lab, giving the company more control over
manufacturing, quality and shipping speed.
In other parts of the world, denim producer
Artistic Milliners is expanding its presence in Pakistan with a new $60
million state-of-the-art facility. At full capacity, the 500,000-squarefoot
facility will employ 3,500 workers-70 percent of which will be
women-and boost production capacity by 30 percent.
Saitex International is opening an environmentally friendly fabric
mill in Vietnam. The company will employ up to 1,000 workers in
a facility that produces denim, and 20 percent of the jobs will be
dedicated to people with disabilities.
As they say, every cloud has a silver lining, and these developments
show an industry in a spring growth mode after a dismal winter.
June 2022
Narrow Fabrics Institute
Northeast Networking Event
JUNE 24 / Blackstone Valley Visitors Center,
Pawtucket, R.I.
bit.ly/3L01Qfv
October 2022
Global Digital Textile Conference
OCTOBER 5-6 / Lake Como, Italy
bit.ly/3DtLBV2
Oct. 1-4, 2019
Orlando, FL
Orange County Convention Center
SAVE THE DATE
Oct. 12-14 / Education: Oct. 11-14
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, N.C. USA
ifaiexpo.com
January 2023
Tent Conference 2023
JANUARY 11-13 / Hyatt Regency Savannah,
Savannah, Ga.
ifai.com/tentconference/
Marine Fabricators Conference 2023
JANUARY 26-28 / Sheraton New Orleans,
New Orleans, La.
ifai.com/marineconference
Midwest Fabric Products
Association 2023
FEBRUARY 8-10 / Nashville, Tenn.
midwestfabricproducts.com
February 2023
Geosynthetics Conference 2023
FEBRUARY 5-8 / Kansas City, Mo.
geosyntheticsconference.com
All calendar events are subject to change.
Please check event websites for the latest information.
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