S & A Impex (Trading Company/Finishing Equipment)S & A is a trading firm, dealing in specialty chemicals for the garment and textile trade. S & A also offers specialty finishing equipment for the garment industry.
Sanitized AG (Antimicrobial Technology) This company is the leading worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and plastics. For over 50 years this Swiss based company has used the latest technology to develop individual antimicrobial hygiene solutions. SANITIZED is committed to responsible ecological practices with products that use only scientifically researched and registered antimicrobial active ingredients that have undergone strict, internationally approved human and environmental risk assessments. The company offers support for marketing and technical queries, and comprehensive testing services. Sanitized® is a universally recognized brand and license concept. Its global distribution partner is the company Clariant.
SAS Textiles, Inc. (Textile Converter) Based in Vernon, CA, and founded in 1992, SAS Textiles is a privately-held circular knitter and provider of textiles and finished apparel for the fashion and performance apparel trades. With approximately 80 employees, the company recently moved to a new 165,000 sq. ft. facility, and currently has 133 circular knitting machines, capable of producing half a million pounds per week at full capacity. SAS Textiles is a knit goods converter, providing textile & apparel services, weft & circular knited fabrics.
Schawbel Technologies, LLC (TSC) (Heat Technology Company) Initially, the patented technology was developed for the hair care category, allowing the user to heat and use a curling iron without a cord. Today, the patented technology has been expanded to include such outdoor products as a product that can warm feet to a controlled, comfortable level, and inspired the development of ThermaCELL Heated Insoles, using a unique power source, a rechargeable lithium battery.
Schoeller AG (Textile Mill) Schoeller develops multi-functional, high-performance innovative stretch woven fabrics, knits and textile technologies that are manufactured in accordance to the Bluesign Standard. Based in Switzerland, the company was founded in 1868. The many years of know-how and research and development has allowed Schoeller to win many awards worldwide for cutting edge textile developments. You can find more info at: www.schoeller textiles.com and www.schoeller-tech.com
Schuessler Knitting Mills, Inc. (Textile Mill) Schuessler Knitting Mills is the manufacturer of knit & fleece winter hats, scarves, neckgaiters, headbands, mittens and more.
Sciessent Sciessent is a global leader in providing environmentally responsible leader in providing safe, natural antimicrobial solutions based on silver, "Nature's Antimicrobial". Formerly known as Agion Technologies, Sciessent's technologies are sustainable and benefit and enhance people’s lives and the world. In addition to its established brands including Agion®, Sciessent Lava™ and Agion® Active™, Sciessent is dedicated to new ideas and continuous innovation in developing the next generation of sustainable solutions, building on the guiding principles of protection and cleanliness established by its existing brand technologies. With a strong portfolio of IP in its core markets of textiles, medical, and industrial applications, Sciessent will continue to bring new products, brands and enabling-technologies to market, working closely with its p
SDL Atlas (Supplier of Textile Testing Equipment) Based in Rock Hill, SC, SDL Atlas is the leading supplier of textile testing equipment, laboratory products, consumables, and service for the fabric, apparel, yarn, and fiber industries. The company produces and distributes globally accepted standard laboratory products while also offering innovative testing equipment to provide new solutions. Whether the need is for a single product or building a new laboratory, SDL Atlas can offer expert assistance. The SDL Atlas Group of companies offers the largest range of textile testing equipment, laboratory products, consumable items, and support services available from a single source.
Sea Leather Wear (leather Company) This company is a Canadian marketer of tanned fish leather. The leather is offered primarily in suede and glazed finishes, and has been used to make shoes, handbags and other apparel and accessories, as well as for bookbinding and costume sets. The company offers small sampling packages of skins, as well as stocklots and factory seconds packages, all in a variety of colors. All the leather has been tanned in Canada and ships from Calgary.
SealSkinz USA (Outdoor Apparel Manufacturer) As the North American subsidiary for the popular British endurance accessories manufacturer, this company's motto is "get out and stay out, whatever the weather." Its products are sold in over 40 countries around the world, and its patented technologies enjoy high demand in outdoor, cycling, hunting/fishing, equestrian, marine, and military markets. SealSkinz is known for breathable its wet weather protection. SealSkinz USA, headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, was established as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2013. Now with full control of its sales and marketing efforts, SealSkinz USA is rapidly expanding its US retailer network of premium outdoor specialty stores and independent bicycle dealers.
Seaman Corporation This company offers a collection of innovative high performance fabrics that set the standard for quality and durability. Composed of proprietary knitted or woven base cloths and coating formulas, Seaman Corporation fabrics have been performing around the globe since 1949. Working exclusively with authorized fabricators, designers, consultants, engineers and installers, Seaman Corporation fabrics are used in high performance roof systems, geomembrane liners, truck tarps, architectural structures, for recreational products and much more.
Seamless Consortium A division within The Hosiery Association (THA), The Seamless Consortium is an industry group representing manufactures, suppliers, marketers, and retailers of seamless apparel products. Its objective is to be the primary destination for information, education, and support related to the business of design, development, production and marketing of seamless garments.
Seaway Yarns Ltd. (Yarn Converter) Seaway Yarns Limited is a specialty manufacturer of twisted, air entangled and air textured high performance yarns. The company specializes in quick turn-around, custom put-ups, and packaging in the range of 200 to 100,000 denier. Seaway works with polyester, nylon, polypropylene, aramids, Vectran®, Torcon®, cotton in filaments and blended yarns.
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SGS Testing (Testing & Certifcation) This Company is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. It operates a network of more than 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world. The company's core services can be divided into four categories: 1) Inspection; 2) Testing; 3)
Certification; and 4) Verification. SGS covers the entire supply chain from raw materials to final consumption.
Shangson Textile Limited (Textile Manufacturer) Established in 2002, Shangson Textile is an experienced R&D jacquard team who have been in the area of “HDL”. The company develops new products and upgrades the facilities constantly, and provides unique products and designs to customers. The marketing plan of Shangson is to focus on fabric quality and special jacquard fabrics for Sports/ Casual/ Fashion apparel to satisfy its customers in North America, England, Europe and Australia. Shangson sees itself as the high quality brand which offers unique designs, fine quality and functional products. The goal of Shangson is to enhance its competitiveness in product’s core value.
Shawmut Mills (Textile Mill) Shawmut laminates over 30 million yards annually on 15 laminating ranges, making it the largest independent laminator in the U.S. Shawmut has the ability to serve a variety of industries including the automotive, medical, protective and performance wear, military, hospitality, and filtration industries.
SHEEX, Inc. Based in Marlton, NJ, SHEEX® is the world’s first performance fabric bedding and sleepwear company with globally patented technology that provides optimal thermal conditions for deeper sleep powered by SLEEP•FIT® Technology. Inspired by the feel and breathability of athletic performance fabrics, Co-Founders Michelle Brooke-Marciniak and Susan Walvius, shook up the bedding world in 2007 by inventing a whole new “Performance Bedding” category in home textiles through breathable, stretchable, moisture-wicking technical fabrics. Since their initial invention, SHEEX has grown from performance bed sheets to a mattress line plus a full line of “top of the bed,” performance cotton, fleece and more.
Shei Chung Hsin lnd. Co., Ltd. (Textile & Yarn Manufacturer) The SHEICO Group consists Shei Chung Hsin and Shei Heng Hsin two business segments. Shei Chung Hsin is one of the global leading supplier with professional manufacturing and strong R&D ability which specializes in neoprene wetsuit, neoprene sheet, rash guard and Spanflex® stretch fabric. Shei Heng Hsin specializes in Sheiflex ® spandex yarn manufacturing. Customized solution is available for different product levels to meet all your demands. SHEICO believes in constantly taking on new challenges and finding ways to advance new markets.
Sherpa Adventure Gear (Outoor Apparel Manufacturer) In the highest reaches of the Himalayas, the Sherpa people lead the world in mountaineering with warmth, grace and good humour. Tashi Sherpa-upon discovering that his uncle was on Sir Edmund Hilary's celebrated 1953 expedition to the summit of Everest-founded Sherpa Adventure Gear in 2003 in this spirit, to honor his people by creating the best quality outdoor apparel made in Nepal. The company employs hundreds in Kathmandu and Nepal at its headquarters, stores and manufacturing operations. Marketing and North American sales and distribution is based in Kent, Washington. A portion of every sale benefits the education of Sherpa children through the Paldorje Education Fund, an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable arm the company established in May 2012.
Silver State Fabrics (Textile Mill) This textile company offers a practical line of upholstery and seating fabrics, and supplies to suit a host of applications: Residential, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, automotive and marine. The line of Silver State Fabrics are available in a host of textures, patterns, and colors, many of which are designed to repel stains, moisture and mildew, and bacteria. The company is a leader in the use of decorative fabrics for performance applications with such recognized brands as Sunbrella®, Crypton® and Terratex®.
Silver Textile, Inc. (Knit/Woven Distributor/Garment Packages) This company offers a line of Tencels®, Bembergs, yarn dyes, embroideries, cottons, lace, velvets, cordurys, silks, jacquards, prints, wovens, and knit fabrics and full garment packages.
Singtex Industrial Co., Ltd. (Textile Mill) Since SINGTEX® company was founded in 1989, it has been engaged in developing the high-value-added functional fabrics with high-degree scientific know-how. A group of the managing members with professional expertise and passion under the leadership of the General Manager, Mr. Jason Chen, based on SINGTEX® six benchmarks: Passion, Sincerity, Innovation, Service, Quality and Feedback, provide the multifarious functional fabrics to many worldwide famous brands. Singtex is the manufacturer of S.Café® Innovative Fabrics, Environment-friendly, and Functional Fabrics.
Skirt Sports Skirt Sports is a women’s fitness apparel brand designed for runners, cyclists, triathletes, tennis players, golfers, walkers and everyday fashionistas who want to add some extra inspiration, style and fun to their daily workouts and lives. Based in Boulder, Colo., Skirt Sports launched in 2004 by professional triathlete Nicole DeBoom. In fact, Nicole created the first-ever women’s running skirt and became an Ironman champion wearing a home-sewn prototype.
Smithers Apex (Trade Show Organizers) IntertechPira provides events, market research, publications, strategic and technical consulting to niche, emerging and high growth industries. Market coverage includes lighting and displays, alternative energy, home and personal care, industrial biotechnology, performance materials and chemicals. IntertechPira is a division of Pira International. The company's key show for the textile industry is the Smart Fabrics Conference.
Snowsports Indsutries America (SIA) This association is the national not-for-profit, North American member-owned, trade association representing the snow sports industry. Established in 1954, SIA annually produces the SIA Snow Show, the largest snow sports industry trade show, on-snow demo and networking environment globally, while delivering invaluable data/research reports including the Snow Sports Market Intelligence Report, the SIA Retail Audit and Executive Market Summary. SIA also develops marketing products, programs and services such as logistics and Government affairs that help our Members operate more efficiently and increase participation in snow sports. For more information, check out snowsports.org.
SNS Nano Fiber Technology, LLC A company borne from a partnership between the University of Akron, Struktol Company of America and the German based Schill & Seilacher, SNS Nano fiber Technology is the manufacturer of Nanosan®, a new type of nonwoven composed of polymer nanofibers. Utilizing SNS's proprietary technology, nanofibers can now be produced in larger quantities and at a substantially lower cost, making Nanosan® the first commercially available material of its kind on the market.
SoftWear Automation, Inc. (Sewn Products Robotics Company) This Atlanta-based machine-vision and robotics startup is disrupting the $100 billion sewn products industry by creating autonomous sewn products work lines in home goods, footwear and apparel. SoftWear’s fully automated Sewbots™ allow manufacturers to SEWLOCAL™, moving their supply chains closer to the customer while creating higher quality products at a lower cost.
Solutia Inc. (Subsidiary of Eastman Chemical Company) The approximately $4.7 billion acquisition of Solutia supports Eastman’s growth strategy to increase revenues and profit margins by expanding the company’s geographic reach, especially in emerging markets, and establishing a more diverse and sustainable product portfolio. Eastman and Solutia share several key fundamentals, such as complementary technologies and business capabilities, a polymer science backbone, similar operating philosophies and a high performance culture. In addition, the overlap of key end-markets is expected to provide opportunities for growth.
Spectro Coating Corp. (Flocked Fabric Mill) With a strong emphasis on product development, quality, service, and on-time delivery, Spectro Coating began making history in 1988. Today, Spectro Coating Corp. houses the world's largest flocking operation under one roof! Our 110,000 square foot facility produces much of the world's finest and most unique suede, velvet, and coated products. From commercial furnishings, to drapery and apparel, from high tech, to medical and industrial applications, Spectro Coating Corp. supplies coated products worldwide for almost every conceivable use.
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Spinnova Ltd. The research and product development company Spinnova Ltd. is the latest spin-off of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Spinnova is developing fibre to yarn (F2Y) technology which is totally different from traditional textile yarn production. F2Y technology uses no dissolution chemicals to dissolve wood fibre to a polymer level and regenerate cellulosic filaments. Instead the technology allows the production of novel, low cost and environmentally friendly textile yarns for filaments made directly from wood fibres through a wet spinning process.
Spinnova's technique is ideal for refining Finnish long fibre length woods, such as that of pine and spruce species. It is the only technology which can be used to manufacture yarn directly from wood fibres without chemical processing.
Sport Science USA This manufacturer of sport science" smarter performance", Sport Science USA targets its apparel toward the fun-having, sport-playing, running, walking, hiking, commuting, climbing, training, traveling, going, and doing active people of the world. The company's mission is to create products that do more so the wearer can do more (or less) in style and comfort. When true technical performance fuses with incredible comfort and versatility, smarter performance" is the result. Sport science" is committed to simplicity in design. The world-class performance of its products comes in clean and easy styles. Being healthy, being balanced, being fit, being sexy. and being comfortable is the philosophy of Sport Science.
Sportek International Inc. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Sportek International is a leader in importing, converting and distributing stretch, elastic, fleece/pile, active wear, sportswear and functional fabrics into the US market. For over two decades, Sportek has been the proud fabric supplier to the leading swimwear, cycle wear, rash guard, dance wear and outer wear manufacturers in the US, Canada and Mexico. With over a half million yards of fabric in stock in it's Los Angeles distribution warehouse, Sportek maintains one of the largest selection of elastic, pile/fleece, and technical/functional fabrics in the US. The company's fast, friendly and responsive service is Sportek's ongoing philosophy and business policy in servicing it's clients.
Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) (Industry Association) Based in Silver Springs, MD, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the #1 source for sport and fitness research, is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry. SFIA seeks to promote sports and fitness participation, as well as industry vitality through research, thought leadership, public affairs, industry affairs and member services.
Springs Creative products Group, LLC (Textile Mill) This independently owned fabric and crafts business is a leading supplier of retail fabrics, finished products, packaged crafts, and specialty fabrics to retailers and manufacturers throughout North America, Canada, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East. The Old Cotton Factory, located in Rock Hil, SC, is the Springs Creative Headquarters. The Specialty Products Group delivers solutions in greige or finished goods, wovens or knits, custom or performance fabrics, chemical treatments or finished products.
SSM Industries, Inc. (Fabric Manufacturing) Founded in 1982, is a full service safety and protective fabric manufacturer. Knitting, Weaving, Dyeing and Finishing all take place under one roof. SSM's daily mission is to develop better ways of protecting people and assets.
Standard Textile Compamy, Inc. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, Standard Textile Company, Inc. has developed a culture of innovation, quality, and service. With more than 80 patents, its products are engineered to deliver durability, longevity, performance and value. Since 1940, Standard Textile, a vertically integrated company, is a leading global provider of total solutions in the institutional textiles and apparel markets. Leveraging textile design, engineering, manufacturing, laundry expertise, and its global infrastructure, this company serves customers in the healthcare, hospitality, interiors, workwear, and consumer markets worldwide.
Stedfast Inc. (Textile Manufacturer) Stedfast Inc. is a global premier supplier of high performance barrier textiles. As an innovatr of multiple textile coating and laminating technologies, the company has a strategic presence in four key areas: military, protective clothing, industrial, and chemical and biological protection. Stedfast's stitch-less seam technology provides protection for firefighters, first responders and military personnel.
Sterling Fibers, Inc. Sterling Fibers started in 1957 as the acrylic fiber plant for American Cyanamid focusing on textile end uses such as carpet, sweaters, socks, and blankets. Today the focus is on modifying fiber architecture for specialty applications in friction materials, gaskets, specialty papers, conductive, and stucco. Headquartered in Pace, Florida within a 1200 acre industrial park, Sterling is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with a commitment to the philosophies of Total Quality Management, Continuous Improvement, Employee Health and Safety, and Environmental Awareness.
Sterlingwear of Boston, Inc. (Apparel Manufacturer) Based in East Boston, MA, this apparel manufacturer has been the manufacturer of the official US Navy peacoat for over 40 years. The family-owned and operated business has evolved into a progressive manufacturing company, employing over 300 men and women in the New England area. In addition to serving the needs of the military, Sterlingwear of Boston designs and manufactures a commercial line of fashionable outerwear for men, women and children, which is sold through independent specialty retailers and department stores nationwide. Products are also sold in its Sterlingwear of Boston retail stores in Braintree, MA and Nashua, NH; and also online.
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Straus Knitting Mills, Inc. (Knitting Mill) Established in 1917, this Wisconsin based knitting mill has earned the reputation of being an innovator in the knit industry. The company continually develops new fabrics and designs that utilize the latest materials and technology. Its R&D staff ensures the most up-to-date and innovative knit products available. Straus Knitting also operates an in-house dye facility offering custom dying based on customer specifications. Straus manufactures knit cuffs for disposable medical gowns, as well as labcoats and scrubs, and many other products including protective coverings, braces and bandages, as well as knit products for the industrial and safety markets. Nomex® and Kevlar® knits are used in applications such as protective gloves and fire retardant garments.
SÜDWOLLE Group (Textile Mill) Located in the Nurnberg, Germany, metro area, the Südwolle Group is a worlds market leader for worsted spun yarn for weaving, circular and flat knitting in pure wool and wool blends. The company owns six principal brands: Südwolle, Biella Yarn, Yarn in Motion, Richter, Stöhr, and Soey. The family-owned enterprise employs 3950 people in its global business with production facilities in Germany, Poland, Romania, and China. Sustainable excellence in all its dimensions is a corporate commitment and a philosophy that drives the organizations operations, planning and investment actions.
super.natural As a subsidiary of Shanghai Challenge Textile Co. Ltd. based in Wayne, PA, super.natural is a global leader in active lifestyle apparel designed to fit personal ambitions. The balance of natural merino wool and engineered fibers produce state-of-the-art garments that maximize comfort, performance, style and ease of care. The company a bluesign® certified company, engaging in transparent and responsible practices. The company is heavily invested in ensuring that all products are produced to the highest environmental standards.
Supertex Inc. (Warp Knitting Mill) Established in 1982, Supertex is a fully integrated, and vertical warp knnittng mill. The company is engaged in the production of raschel and tricot fabrics for a wide range of textile applications. Supertex manufacturers industrial mesh warp knitted structures such as geosynthetic geogrids, erosion control, apparel, home furnishings, automotive, ticking, military, as well as high strength tubular knits for wattles, packaging and absorbent booms. The company has recently expanded its facilities to include dyeing, finishing, and coating, to widths up to 220 inches. It also does slitting and chopping. Supertex's philosophy of innovation, technology, and experience, has resulted in its positive growth and success.
Sure Fit Inc. Sure Fit Inc. is the nation’s leading provider of ready-made slipcovers and related accessories since 1914. Sure Fit’s longstanding position as the premier producer of ready-made slipcovers and coordinating accessories is based on their history of providing value-added decorating and protection solutions in a broad range of styles to meet the needs of the widest range of purchasers.
Sure Fit’s product line includes slipcovers for sofas, loveseats, chairs, wing chairs, dining room chairs, recliners, ottomans, futons and folding chairs as well as furniture throws. Additionally, Sure Fit also sells coordinating decorative pillows, rugs, lamps, furniture, pet solutions and kitchen decor. Sure Fit’s design team takes its fabric direction from the upholstery market, offering the latest styles in machine-washable fabrics including stretch k
Sustainable Down Source (Down Supplier) Formerly known as Down Decor® and based in Cincinnati, OH, Sustainable Down Source is a leader in the bulk down supply industry as a fifth-generation family-owned business with over 100 years of experience. Using nano technology and a proprietary application process, Sustainable Down Source has created water repellant down filling materials, DownTek and DownTek ZeroPFC, available for bulk supply.
Swicofil AG Textile Services (Fiber/Yarn Producer) German based fiber and yarn supplier to the textile industry. The campany is the producer of Crabyon® fiber, which is a blend of chitosan and viscose. Chitosan is a product derived from chitin, a compound of natural origin obtained from the shell of crab and shellfish.
Swift Galey HOME (Textile Mill) Swift Galey HOME, a division of Swift Galey, is the global producer of denim fabrics that targets the home furnishings market. Swift Galey's Santa Fe Denim was originally introduced to the home furnishings market in 1992. The improved New Generations line of denim fabrics, produced by Swift Galey HOME, offers performance qualities in color and finish never before seen in 100% cotton fabrics for the home. The New Generations Denim is breathable, comfortable, fade resistant, and easy care.
Sympatex Technologies, Inc. (Textile Technology Supplier) As one of the leading global suppliers of high tech functional materials for clothing, footwear, accessories, protective workwear (Contract & Workwear) and technical applications (Tection), The Sympatex Group has a global workforce of 300 and is represented in 18 countries. Sympatex Technologies is a subsidiary of Sympatex Holding GmbH, Munich/Unterföhring. For over 30 years, Sympatex has been developing modern functional systems in which advanced technology and environmental protection complement each other ideally. The PTFE-free Sympatex membrane is certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and bluesign®.