Latest Textiles manufacturing News

Factory boss defiant as sanctions bite in China's Xinjiang

May. 25, 2021 02:31 AM EDT

AKSU, China (AP) — A backlash against reports of forced labor and other abuses of the largely Muslim Uyghur ethnic group in Xinjiang is taking a toll on China's cotton industry, but it's unclear if the pressure will compel the government or companies to change their ways. ...

Utah hosts nation's only commercial wool testing lab

May. 15, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When COVID-19 swept into the United States last year, the domestic supply chain for food and all manner of products took a tectonic hit, underscoring just how vulnerable the country is when it comes to getting goods to market. Some of those most...

Ramadan in China: Faithful dwindle under limits on religion

May. 06, 2021 00:34 AM EDT

KASHGAR, China (AP) — Tursunjan Mamat, a practicing Muslim in western China’s Xinjiang region, said he's fasting for Ramadan but his daughters, ages 8 and 10, are not. Religious activity including fasting is not permitted for minors, he explained. The 32-year-old...

Right at Home: The bandana gets some new twists in decor

May. 04, 2021 08:18 AM EDT

If ever a 22-inch square of cotton could tell stories, it would be the bandana. This simple piece of cloth has swabbed the sweat off the brows of sailors, farmers, miners, soldiers and factory workers for generations. And you’d be hard-pressed to find a Western film...

Officials: Fire at Portland textile manufacturer was arson

Apr. 21, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A large fire that gutted a Southeast Portland textile manufacturing facility early Monday was arson, according to fire officials. Portland Fire & Rescue said in a statement that a security camera recorded someone starting the fire in a nearby...

Fire causes partial roof collapse at textile factory

Apr. 19, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A fire caused extensive damage to a textile manufacturing facility in Portland early Monday, officials said. The first reports of the blaze came in around 3:30 a.m. Monday at a commercial building in southeast Portland, said Lt. Liz Thompson, a...

Fashion industry evolves, as virus forces a rethink

Apr. 18, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The pandemic has torn a multibillion-dollar bite out of the fabric of Europe's fashion industry, stopped runway shows and forced brands to show their designs digitally instead. Now, amid hopes of a return to near-normality by the year’s end, the industry...

Here's what foreign brands have to say about Xinjiang

Mar. 25, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Nike. The Gap. Uniqlo. Major clothing and footwear brands are under attack in China after Europe, the U.S. and other countries sanctioned Chinese officials this week over alleged human rights abuses. The companies, under pressure from activists, have...

Tennessee to get $4.9M in national surgical mesh settlement

Mar. 24, 2021 05:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s attorney general says the state will receive $4.9 million from a $188.6 million multistate settlement over deceptive marketing claims against a maker of surgical mesh products. Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s office announced...