6 February 2013
Scientists in the UK are claiming a significant advance in the breathability of textiles – by imitating the properties of a pine cone.
18 December 2008
International Textile Group Inc is realigning its Cone Denim and Burlington WorldWide divisions to create a single business group called ITG Apparel & Specialty Fabrics.
16 July 2008
Yarn maker Unifi Inc is launching a nylon 6,6 version of its Repreve branded yarn, which is made solely from recycled materials.
20 May 2008
International Textile Group Inc has named Willis C ‘Billy’ Moore as its executive vice president and chief financial officer, replacing Gary L Smith who is leaving the company to pursue other career opportunities.
13 September 2007
A new commercial partnership announced yesterday (12 September) between US fabric maker Burlington WorldWide and Indian worsted wool fabric maker OCM India will provide an additional source of suiting products for the US and European markets.
4 September 2007
Phong Phu Fabric Joint Stock Company has approved an investment plan to spend VND170.98bn (US$10.68m), mainly on a denim fabric plant and its quality management system.
21 June 2007
WL Ross & Co and its majority owned unit, International Textile Group Inc (ITG) are to deepen their investments in Vietnam by up to $100m after signing several agreements in New York late on Tuesday (19 June).
30 April 2007
Since Vietnam’s accession to the WTO at the beginning of this year, investors have been queuing up to take advantage of the country’s low costs and free trade status. However, one dark cloud on the horizon is the decision by the Bush administration to monitor and possibly self-initiate anti-dumping cases against US apparel imports from Vietnam, as Jozef De Coster reports from Ho Chi Minh City.
12 March 2007
International Textile Group Inc is to pay $84m in stock to an investment fund affiliated with WL Ross & Co to buy industrial fabrics maker BST Safety Textiles (BST).
3 October 2006
International Textile Group (ITG) is to expand a plant in Hoke County after landing US$100,000 worth of state incentives.
4 September 2006
Private equity firm WL Ross & Co is to merge its International Textile Group and Safety Components International units to form a new automotive safety components business with combined sales of nearly US$1bn.
17 August 2006
International Textiles Group (ITG) will close Burlington Worldwide Hurt Plant by spring next year, affecting 500 workers.
7 June 2006
International Textile Group Inc (ITG) is planning to extend its reach into Vietnam by building a cotton manufacturing complex in Da Nang, about 600 miles from Hanoi.
18 April 2006
International Textile Group's Cone Denim business is set to create 750 new jobs by setting up a 28-million-yard-capacity denim plant.
8 February 2006
Textiles group Burlington WorldWide is partnering with fibre company TrapTek for a range woven fabrics derived from coconut.
27 January 2005
Burlington WorldWide has teamed up with Outlast Technologies and Ciba to develop a new finishing application that allows fabrics to adjust to changes in temperature.
14 December 2004
International Textile Group’s Burlington WorldWide division has signed a deal to acquire the business of worsted wool manufacturer Cleyn & Tinker.
8 April 2003
Textile maker Burlington Industries Inc on Monday said a bankruptcy court had extended its period of exclusivity to solicit acceptances of its reorganisation plan to July 31 and set a July 10 deadline for potential bids.
12 March 2003
US textile giant Burlington Industries Inc is planning to make India a key sourcing base for fabrics, it was reported on Wednesday.
9 October 2002
The apparel fabrics division of Burlington Industries has won a $5.53 million contract to provide cloth for the US Air Force, according to the US Department of Defense. News of the new contract, which will be carried out in the company's factories in Raeford and Cordova, NC, and in Hurt, Va, coincided with an announcement from Burlington that it is launching a new management structure for apparel fabrics that will accelerate the organisation's global focus and new business model.
14 August 2002
Simple styling, ultra light weight and hi-tech fabrics and treatments compete for attention in summer 2003 with classical, retro looks in natural materials inspired by the hippie era. Penny Leese reports from Europe’s biggest sports fair - ISPO - held twice a year in Munich.
11 January 2002
Troubled textile giant Burlington Industries Inc on Friday said it plans to axe up to 4,000 workers in the US and Mexico as it bids to streamline its apparel and fabrics business while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The North Carolina-based firm says it plans to slash manufacturing capacity by closing down or selling off five factories within the next six months as part of a major reorganisation.