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US: ITG names Kunberger CEO as Gorga retires Leonie Barrie | 6 May 14

International Textile Group has promoted its chief operating officer Kenneth Kunberger as the company's new president and CEO, following the retirement of Joseph Gorga at the end of this month.


UK: New fibre technology advances breathable textiles Richard Woodard | 6 Feb 13

Scientists in the UK are claiming a significant advance in the breathability of textiles – by imitating the properties of a pine cone.


US: ITG to combine Burlington and Cone Denim units just-style.com | 18 Dec 08

International Textile Group Inc is realigning its Cone Denim and Burlington WorldWide divisions to create a single business group called ITG Apparel & Specialty Fabrics.


US: Unifi Repreve recycled yarn launched in nylon just-style.com | 16 Jul 08

Yarn maker Unifi Inc is launching a nylon 6,6 version of its Repreve branded yarn, which is made solely from recycled materials.


US: International Textile Group names Moore as CFO just-style.com | 20 May 08

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.


US: Burlington WorldWide signs fabric deal with OCM India just-style.com | 13 Sep 07

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.


VIETNAM: Phong Phu to spend US$10.7m boosting production just-style.com | 4 Sep 07

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.


VIETNAM: International Textile Group to invest up to $100m just-style.com | 21 Jun 07

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).


Is Vietnam the up-coming Asian Tiger? just-style.com | 30 Apr 07

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.


US: ITG to buy industrial fabrics maker BST Safety Textiles just-style.com | 12 Mar 07

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).


US: ITG to expand Hoke County plant just-style.com | 3 Oct 06

International Textile Group (ITG) is to expand a plant in Hoke County after landing US$100,000 worth of state incentives.


US: ITG to expand hi-tech fabric focus with auto unit merger just-style.com | 4 Sep 06

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.


US: ITG to shutter Burlington Hurt plant just-style.com | 17 Aug 06

International Textiles Group (ITG) will close Burlington Worldwide Hurt Plant by spring next year, affecting 500 workers.


US: ITG to build US$80m cotton complex in Vietnam just-style.com | 7 Jun 06

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.


NICARAGUA: New Cone Denim plant creates 750 jobs just-style.com | 18 Apr 06

International Textile Group's Cone Denim business is set to create 750 new jobs by setting up a 28-million-yard-capacity denim plant.


US: Burlington joins with TrapTek for coconut fabric just-style.com | 8 Feb 06

Textiles group Burlington WorldWide is partnering with fibre company TrapTek for a range woven fabrics derived from coconut.


USA: Burlington WorldWide Unveils Smart Fabric Technology just-style.com | 27 Jan 05

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.


USA: Burlington WorldWide To Buy Wool Firm Cleyn & Tinker just-style.com | 14 Dec 04

International Textile Group’s Burlington WorldWide division has signed a deal to acquire the business of worsted wool manufacturer Cleyn & Tinker.


USA: Burlington Bidders Handed July 10 Deadline just-style.com | 8 Apr 03

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.


INDIA: Burlington Explores Fabric Sourcing Base Idea just-style.com | 12 Mar 03

US textile giant Burlington Industries Inc is planning to make India a key sourcing base for fabrics, it was reported on Wednesday.


USA: Burlington Wins $5.53m Air Force Deal, Management Changes just-style.com | 9 Oct 02

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.


ISPO calls the sportswear shots just-style.com | 14 Aug 02

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.


USA: Troubled Burlington Axes 4,000 Jobs just-style.com | 11 Jan 02

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.

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