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ABMT Textile Australia (Textile Knitter) As home to MerinoEdge and a recognized global leader in natural fiber circular knit manufacturing servicing, ABMT has a diverse customer base covering local fashion retailers through to global sports and outdoor brands, a hub for Research and Development, as well as being the manufacturing base for ABMT's Merino Wool, Organic Cotton and Fashion Fabric programs. The company's extensive assortment of knitting machines, in single jersey, double knit and jacquard, combined with the latest in low liquor ratio dyeing machines and broad finishing capabilities (i.e. compaction, decatising/brushing), ABMT provides a limitless scope in circular knits.

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  180s (Outdoor Apparel Manufacture) This company is a premier provider of wearable technology that is cool, comfortable and connected. Its products enhance the active outdoor lifestyle by bridging the gap between hand-held technology and wearable accessories and apparel. 180s brings innovative solutions no matter what a person wears or what the weather conditions are outside.
  37.5 Technology Created by Cocona, Inc., created by Cocona Inc., 37.5 Technology is a world leader in the development, commercialization and marketing of active particle technologies currently used to enhance the technical performance of clothing, footwear and sleep systems. The Company is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Previously, 37.5 technology was marketed under the Cocona brand name, as the original active carbon particles were derived from coconut shells. The technology has since been expanded to use additional natural materials.
  3M (Insulations) 3M is fundamentally a science-based company, which produces thousands of imaginative products from health care and highway safety to office products and optical films for LCD displays. The company's success is based on its ability to apply its technologies, often in combination, to an endless array of real-world customer needs. Thinsulate™ Insulation

A. B. Carter, Inc. (Textile Equipment & Parts) Based in Gastonia, NC, A. B. Carter, Inc. is universally recognized as a quality supplier of machines, products, parts and accessories for the yarn, carpet, fiberglass and industrial sectors of the textile and composite industry. A. B. Carter, Inc. also serves other industries with the sale of low carbon wire through our Carter Wire division ( B. Carter, Inc. products are sold worldwide through a network of sales agents with representatives in 44 countries. In addition, A. B. Carter, Inc. operates three sales and service subsidiaries located in Brazil, Hong Kong and China.
  ABMT Textile Australia (Textile Knitter) As home to MerinoEdge and a recognized global leader in natural fiber circular knit manufacturing servicing, ABMT has a diverse customer base covering local fashion retailers through to global sports and outdoor brands, a hub for Research and Development, as well as being the manufacturing base for ABMT's Merino Wool, Organic Cotton and Fashion Fabric programs. The company's extensive assortment of knitting machines, in single jersey, double knit and jacquard, combined with the latest in low liquor ratio dyeing machines and broad finishing capabilities (i.e. compaction, decatising/brushing), ABMT provides a limitless scope in circular knits.

ABMT Textile Australia
  Accelerating Circularity (Non-profit Recycling Advocate Organization) Based in New York, Accelerating Circularity is a nonprofit that creates new supply chains and business models to turn textile waste into mainstream raw materials. AC envisions a world where textiles are no longer wasted. Its approach is to research, map, model, and test circular, textile-to-textile systems from collection, sorting, preprocessing, and recycling through the conventional supply chain at standard commercial scale. The work demonstrates that textile-to-textile circular systems are feasible and worth engaging in for the entire supply chain. Because textiles are too good to waste.
  ACT Lab (Testing Lab) This independent testing lab, based in Long Beach, CA, is an ISO/IEC 17025 independent third-party accredited laboratory conducting consumer product safety and compliance testing. Specialties include mechanical and chemical testing of bicycles, bicycle components, e-bicycles and accessories, helmets and head protection, scooters, sporting goods, children’s products, toys, outdoor industry products and more. Founded in 2008 with offices in USA, China, Taiwan, and Japan, ACT Lab allows customers to more effectively and consistently deliver safer, more reliable products to market.
  Active Apparel Group (AAG) Based in Brisbane, Australia, with offices globally, Active Apparel Group (AAG) offers strategic end-to-end solutions in the sourcing, development, production, and distribution of apparel products. Known for impeccable craftsmanship, AAG customers receive the benefit of over 35 years of deep technical expertise in performance textile development, garment engineering, design, and manufacturing. With a comprehensive network that reaches from Asia to Europe, AAG sources fabric from some of the world’s leading textile suppliers. Our factory features a market-leading seam-sealing, bonding, printing, and embellishment department that produces some of the most technically advanced performance and swimwear garments in the world.
  Adhesive Films, Inc. (Technology Company) Based in Pine Brook, NJ, Adhesive Films, Inc. is a manufacturer of heat activated adhesives in film form, supplied on rolls. Its products are used to bond fabric, foam, foil, plastic film, wood, metal, plastics and many more. No single adhesive can accommodate so many different bonding requirements. That’s why A.F.I. offers numerous heat-activated adhesives and seam tapes based on polyamide, polyester, polyolefin and polyurethane chemistries. Adhesive Films Products

  Advanced Testing Instruments (ATI ) Corp. (Instrumentation/Equipment) Based in Greer, SC, Advanced Testing Instruments (ATI) Corporation provides the North American market with state-of-the-art textile laboratory and on-line testing machinery, as well as spare parts and consumables for all product lines. The ATI Technical Department performs and schedules calibrations and service for all instruments. The company's products include testing equipment for air permeability, water resistance, tearing strength, abrasion, tensile strength, corrosion, light & weathering fastness, color fastness, color matching, compression, package integrity, as well as basic laboratory equipment. ATI's goal is to provide the market place with the most sophisticated state-of-the-art testing equipment available for today’s stringent quality control needs.
  ADVANSA (Fiber Producer) This company is a European leader in providing customised polyester fibers and yarns for all sectors market. Located in The Netherlands, the company's main manufacturing locations are based in Germany and Turkey. The company is the producer of ADVANSA Thermo°Cool, which is a new, smart, thermo-regulation fabric.
  AEGIS Environments/Microban (Antimicrobial Technology) As of April 1,2012, Aegis is now part of Microban international. As part of this integration, Microban is incorporating Aegis microbe Shield technology into its portfolio of antimicrobial technologies. Microban utilizes a multifaceted technology approach to product development by leveraging a broad range of organic, inorganic and organometallic technologies to provide the optimal solution for a unique product application.
  Aerotherm aerogel Based in Boston, MA, Aerotherm® aerogel brings a new thermal insulation Nanotechnology to the outdoor Industrys Footwear, Apparel and Gear products. Aerotherm® aerogel insulation in partnership with Aspen Aerogels developed the worlds most advanced insulation material Aerotherm® used in the world of outdoors. Composed of over 90% air with aerogel as the main ingredient, Aerotherm® is a highly effective insulator with the lowest thermal conductivity of any solid. Aerotherm® insulation is extremely thin, strong and flexible protection barrier that up to 8 times more effective than traditional thermal insulation. Aerotherm® aerogel insulation is tested and proven; the worlds most advanced thermal insulation protection used in outdoor products.
  AFM Heatsheets® (Material Supplier) Advanced Flexible Materials Inc., based in Petaluma, CA is the manufacturer of Heatsheets® blankets and Silver Lining™ fabric. This business-to-business manufacturer provides a variety of thermal-reflective products for the outdoor market and survival/rescue needs. All AFM products and solutions share a common technology. Based on reflective insulation material developed by NASA for the US space program, AFM has been granted exclusivity for its application of Reflective Insulation Technology for consumer applications. All products produced by AFM Inc. have been granted Certified SPACE Technology status. Heatsheets®

Silver Lining®™


  Agulla International Corp. With over 40 years of experience in the PVC industry, AIC (Agulla International Corp.) is a leading Manufacturer & Direct Importer of PVC materials for banner and tent industries, as well as other industrial fabrics. AIC offers a complete line of stock products in multiple locations in the U.S. In addition. We specialize in custom made to order materials and direct containers to support our clients unique requirements. All product are manufactured to our engineered specification which offers AIC the ability to guarantee them to be Affordable, Innovative, & Consistent. Agulla

  Alandale Knitting As a subsidiary of Coville, Inc., Alandale Knitting Company utilizes state-of-the-art patented knitting equipment across its fabric operations to produce a broad array of circular knitted fabrics, which include jerseys, French terries, thermals, ribs, fleeces, and interlocks. Additional fabric production services include fabric development, design and sampling, contract knitting, and more. The company's fabrics can be found in underwear, activewear, and sportswear for the private label apparel market. Alandale also provides Berry Amendment certified protective and performance fabrics for military uniforms, as well as fire retardant, arc flash, high visibility, and ballistic fabrics for the personal protection market.
  Albarrie Canada Ltd. Based in Ontario, Canada, Albarrie Limited makes the most innovative needlefelts and composite materials for industrial applications around the world! The Industrial Fabrics Division specializes in manufacturing technical felt pads for a wide range of demanding applications and industries. The company produces high temperature felts for aluminum extrusion, glass and steel production and a variety of advanced synthetic felts for applications involving protection, conveyance, insulation, acoustics, chemical resistance and cut and abrasion resistance. AlSlide™ fluidizing fabrics

Defender™ heat felts

  Alchemie Technology Based in Cambridge, UK, Alchemie Technology is a clean digital textile dyeing technology pioneer. With the introduction of Alchemie’s Endeavour low carbon digital textile dyeing production in Nantou, Alchemie sets a new standard for textile dyeing, challenging conventional practices. Alchemie’s low carbon Endeavour dyeing process delivers significant sustainability benefits when compared with traditional dyeing processes. It facilitates the transition from wet dyeing to dry processing, resulting in a substantial reduction of up to 85% in carbon emissions and a decrease in waste water of up to 95%. The company has developed breakthrough digital dyeing and finishing technologies, delivering a dramatic reduction in energy consumption and eliminating contaminated waste water emissions.
  Alexium International Group Ltd. (Speciality Chemicals Development Company) Headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, with operations in Greer, South Carolina, Alexium is an innovation-driven technology company specializing in flame retardant (FR) technology for the textile industry. Using award-winning technology, Alexium is committed to providing products that are environmentally responsible and offer exceptional FR performance. Since they began developing FR solutions in 2012, their technology has evolved and advanced in a number of textile markets, including military and workwear, upholstery, and transportation. Nuvalon




  Allied Feather & Down (Down Manufacturer) Allied is the world leader in the manufacture of the highest quality downs and their blends. The company is proud to be the fill of choice for top-tier brands in the outdoor and bedding industries. Allied also plays an active role in setting global industry standards for down. As a founding member of the International Alliance for the Pro Down Initiative and a member of the International Down and Feather Bureau (IDFB), Allied operates several state-of-the-art plants: two in California, one in North Carolina and two in China. Because Allied is known for sourcing and providing the highest caliber down, quality control is a high priority. Allied's in-house lab is fully staffed with experts who test our down for Content, Species, Fill Power, Cleanliness (Oxygen, Turbidity) and more. ExpeDRY

  Alnet Americas For over 50 years, ALNET AMERICAS has been the leading innovator in synthetic textile and netting material production for the world’s architectural, agricultural, aquacultural and industrial industries. The company's proprietary blend of UV protection and lock-stitch knit textile comes in a wide variety of colors to cater to any project. Extrablock™

  Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (Association) Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, Alpaca Owners Association, Inc. (AOA) serves as the national livestock association for alpacas in North America. As the largest alpaca association in the world, AOA facilitates the expansion of a strong and sustainable alpaca industry through the tracking of bloodlines, registration and transfer of alpacas, national educational outreach, the national show system, marketing, public relations, and its highly-respected judges training program. The association represents more than 5,000 members and 260,000 alpacas in its registry database.
  Alvanon Group (Apparel Manufacturing Fit/Sizing Solutions) Through its three integrated divisions, AlvaInsight, AlvaForm and AlvaBlock, Alvanon offers practical solutions that enable its clients to develop, execute and assess “fit” consistently and continuously from design through to consumer. Founded in 2001, the Alvanon Group of companies is the global leader in providing full service, integrated fit solutions for the apparel industry. Alvanon provides customized fit strategies and product development tools to the world’s leading fashion brands, retailers, lingerie, swimwear, sportswear, mail order and corporate clothing suppliers.
  Ambercycle, Inc. Ambercycle is powering circularity in fashion. Established in 2015, this Los Angeles-based company is revolutionizing the fashion industry with its award-winning molecular regeneration technology. cycora® regenerated polyester is the company’s first premium material solution made from end-of-life textiles. Driven by the vision to improve humanity’s relationship with materials, Ambercycle is minimizing the impact of raw material extraction on our environment and paving the way to decarbonize fashion.
  American & Efird, Inc (Thread Mfg.) A&E is a quality producer of high-performance threads and yarns for apparel and non-apparel applications, wirh operations in over 50 countries around the world.
  American Apparel & Footwear Assoc. (AAFA) The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is the national trade association representing apparel, footwear and other sewn products companies, and their suppliers, which compete in the global market.  AAFA's mission is to promote and enhance its members' competitiveness, productivity and profitability in the global market by minimizing regulatory, commercial, political, and trade restraints.
  American Fabrics International (Textile Mill) American Fabrics International (AFI) is an east coast manufacturer of knitted fabrics. The company has been in business for approximately ten years and the owners of the company have been involved in textiles for over 40 years in various capacities. AFI has a standard line of basic and novelty knit fabrics that are custom engineered for various markets. The company specializes in fabrics that are prepared for garment dyeing. We also do custom work with regard to special fabrications. AFI maintains an extensive sample room for immediate sampling which is most unusual in the domestic market. AFI maintains a selection of base fabrics in greige goods form to expedite just-in-time shipping. The company works with a number of knitters, dyers, and finishers to maximize its ability produce a variety of different constructions.
  American Silk Mills Corp. Headquarters (Textile Weaving Mill) Based in High Point, NC, American Silk Mills was acquired by Sutlej Textiles and Industries Limited in November 2017. ASM was founded in 1896 and remains among the oldest and most established of the American textile brands. The Company specializes in designing, weaving and distributing innovative textiles to customers across residential, contract, transportation and specialty markets. ASM products include fine jacquard textiles, high quality silks, a variety of luxurious velvets and Sensuede®, an eco-friendly synthetic suede.
  American Wool Council  (Association) The American Wool Council is a division of the American Sheep Industry Association, a producer-funded organizaion that represents nearly 70,000 sheep producers in the U.S. Since its establishment in 1955, the American Wool Council has been involved in the entire vertical process of wool marketing from fleece to fashion. It is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
  Americhem (Polymer Solutions Manufacturer) Based in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Americhem is a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of custom color masterbatch, functional additives, engineered compounds, and performance technologies. Its business is built around delivering Performance, Solutions and Trust through close collaboration with customers seeking to optimize their polymer products. All of Americhem's products are backed by complete technical support that ensures quality, reliability, and value. The company operates manufacturing plants and maintains sales offices throughout the world.
  AMETEK Measurement & Calibration (Textile Testing Equipment) Based in Largo, FL, AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments (TCI) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and developers of materials testing and force measurement instruments for testing tension, compressibility, hardness, elasticity, peel or adhesion abilities of materials such as rubber, plastic, metal, wood, textiles and paper. The brands we supply include Lloyd Instruments materials testers, Chatillon force testers, Davenport polymer testers and Newage hardness testers. A comprehensive range of materials testing machines, force measurement machines, digital force gauges, torque gauges, grips, fixtures, load cells and accessories is backed up by an impressive customer support program that includes technical support, field and factory service capabilities, calibration and more.
  Anovotek, LLC (Chemical Producer) Anovotek, LLC is dedicated to the development and commercialization of technology through services and technology sales. The company's technology sales efforts are focused on bringing value-added, innovative products to its customers. Anovotek's services are designed to assist its customers in the successful introduction of technologies, evaluation of technologies, utilization of technologies, and the commercialization of these technologies. Agiene™

  Antex Knitting Mills  (Textile Mill) Antex Knitting Mills is a vertical knitting, dyeing, and printing company established in Los Angeles in 1973. The company produces approximately 1.5 million yards of fabric per week. Its traditional business is to provide fashionable knitted fabrics to the junior, contemporary, and children's markets. In 2004, Antex added the Antex Premier Performance division to provide technical fabrics to the outdoor and activewear markets. And it also produces its Green Line" of envirnmentally friendly cotton fabrics. Antex Knitted Fabrics


Green Line™ by Antex

PyroSafe by Antex®

  Anvil Knitwear, Inc. (Apparel Manufacturer) This century old apparel brand, is a leading manufacturer of sportswear and accessories primarily serving the imagewear and private label markets. Anvil offers over 70 styles of sportswear and accessories in 80 colors. The company is also a leader in the sustainable apparel industry with its AnvilOrganic® and AnvilSustainable™ brands. In addition to sustainable apparel, Anvil focuses on consumer education via interactive platforms, including, which chronicles the life cycle of a t-shirt from seed to store and Shirt Scan™, a mobile content delivery platform using QR Code technology.
  Apex Mills Corp. (Textile Mill) Apex Mills is a leading fabric and textile manufacturer specializing in custom application-driven design of industrial knits, including mesh, netting, tricot, and spacer fabric solutions, to an expanding array of consumer, industrial, and government related industries. The company's experience in a wide spectrum of speciality industries allows the creation of breakthrough products. Breakthrough products keep Apex Mills' customers at the forefront of their market. The company's ability to understand the problem they need to overcome, then develop a fabric solution to answer that problem is the source of Apex's success. Apex Mills Fabrics

  ApJeT, Inc. (Plasma Technology Company) Based in Morrisville, North Carolina, APJeT, Inc. develops and delivers atmospheric plasma technologies with a focus on the materials processing field. The company licenses the technology to material processing manufacturers to enable them to change and enhance the surface properties of various materials, including textiles, plastics, etc. The company offers Mini-Tex, a small scale fabric treatment system for processing narrow width and roll to roll fabrics; and APTeX, an industrial scale plasma machine for various fabric constructions. ApJeT's technology products are used in various applications, such as active and performance wear fabrics; protective fabrics for ballistics and defense; non-woven, outdoor, and automotive fabrics; and safety and protective fabrics for firefighters.
  Applied DNA Sciences Applied DNA Sciences makes life real and safe by providing botanical-DNA based security and authentication solutions and services that can help protect products, brands, entire supply chains, and intellectual property of companies, governments and consumers from theft, counterfeiting, fraud and diversion. Our patented DNA-based solutions can be used to identify, tag, track, and trace products, to help assure authenticity, traceability and quality of products. SigNature® T

SigNify™ os

  Applied Silver Inc. (Antimicrobial Technology) Based in Hayward, CA, Applied Silver is a technology company and the developer of the innovative Silvaclean® protection. Applied Silver pioneered SilvaClean - an EPA-approved, patented water-based ionic silver treatment that inhibits the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria on textiles. The company is comprised of leaders in business, marketing, engineering and biological sciences, and is exploring the commercial applications of silver in numerous industries. SilvaClean®

  Aquapak Polymers Headquartered in Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, Aquapak Polymers' manufacturing center is a modern 4,700 sq. m (50,000 sq. ft.) compounding production facility and is designed to have an initial total capacity to produce in excess of 30,000 MT of Aquapak’s specially formulated pelletized resin. The site can be expanded to support production of up to 50,000 MT. Currently, two of five planned production lines are running to produce materials for existing proven market applications. To support business growth and increased capacity requirements, Aquapak is ISO 9001 certified and has compounding production facilities are planned for its main geographical markets in the US, EU and Asia.
  AquaTex  (Fabric Technology) Hydroweave® is a revolutionary, newly patented "performance enhancing" (PE) composite fabric, developed by AquaTex. Hydroweave technology improves the performance and endurance of the wearer by reducing the amount of energy wasted cooling the body and battling heat stress. Harnessing the power of evaporation, Hydroweave actively cools the wearer while helping to maintain core body temperature, provide comfort, enhance performance, and help eliminate the hazards of working, playing, and competing in high heat environments. Hydroweave®

  Archroma (Textile Chemicals) This global color and specialty chemicals company is headquartered in Reinach near Basel, Switzerland. It operates three businesses – Brand & Performance Textile Specialties, Packaging & Paper Specialties, and Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants. Archroma was formed in October 2013 from the textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant. Since then, Archroma has been growing organically and with its first acquisitions: – In May 2014: 49% in M. Dohmen SA, an international group specializing in the production of textile dyes and chemicals for the automotive, carpet and apparel sectors; – In July 2015: The global textile chemicals business of BASF. Through this direct lineage, Archroma has knowledge and experience of chemistry and industry spanning more than 120 years.
  Arkay Textiles Inc. (Textile Manufacturer) Arkay Textiles is one of the world's premiere resources for custom woven home furnishings and upholstery fabrics. The company provides highly creative, cost effective custom woven fabrics for the residential, commercial and hospitality markets. With the in-house production capabilities, we can transform any visual design into reality. Arkay Textiles has the most advance resources for custom woven fabrics in the business.
  Asahi KASEI Group (Fiber Producer) Based in Osaka, Japan, Asahi Kasei Fibers is the core operating company for all fibers and textiles operations of the Asahi Kasei Group. A wide and expanding range of innovative materials for apparel and industrial applications are produced with the know-how gained through eight decades of industry leadership. Asahi Kasei is the producer of Dorlastan® spandex.
  Ascend Performance Materials (Sustainable Textile Material Manufacturer) Based in Houston, Texas, and with regional offices in Shanghai, Brussels and Detroit, Ascend Performance Materials makes high-performance materials for everyday essentials and new technologies. The company's focus is on improving quality of life and inspiring a better tomorrow through innovation. Ascend Performance Materials is a fully integrated material solutions provider with global manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Its global workforce makes the materials used to make safer vehicles, cleaner energy, better medical devices, smarter appliances and longer-lasting apparel and consumer goods. Ascend is committed to safety, sustainability and to the success of its customers and communities. ReDefyne™ sustainable polyamides

  ASF Group / Clark Textile Company Inc.  (Textile Mill) Building highly specialized fabrics for the outdoor and action sports markets has made the ASF Group a leader in the textile industry. The ASF Group is a highly focused textile company that specializes in developing performance fabrics. From selecting the fibers, all the way through to the delivery of the finished fabric, the ASF Group delivers the goods on time, at a fair price, with the highest quality. The company interfaces with mills, finishers, and fiber companies in the Far East, and has offices in Los Angeles, Osaka, and Taipei. Eclipse™


  Asher Fabric Concepts (Knitting Mill) Since 1991, Asher Fabric Concepts (AFC) has revolutionized the apparel industry by offering cutting-edge, “Made in U.S.A” knits. Based in Los Angles, CA, AFC offers the better contemporary, swim, and active wear markets with a limitless array of made-to-order textiles in the latest fabrications, colors and prints. Through its use of exquisite blended yarns and its creative knitting techniques, Asher Fabric Concepts is committed to becoming the dominant domestic textile supplier for supreme-quality knitted fabrics. AFC is a vertically integrated textile mill, which provides fabric development, knitting (with and without spandex), dying, finishing, fabric print design and printing capabilities, based on each customer’s needs. Asher Fabric Concepts (AFC) Textiles

  Asiatic Fiber Corporation (Fiber Producer) Established in 1973, AFC has dedicated to satisfy the needs of textile industry and has provided variously relative filaments and staple fibers for textile business. Additionally, no matter in product development, manufacture, and selling, AFC considers innovation, profession, efficiency, and service as the core value in order to offer high quality products in cleanroom, ESD, medical and healthcare, and comfort relative areas. AFC is proud of being a pioneer and leader in cleanroom, ESD, and medical products. AFC also endeavor to create a pure, safe, healthy, and comfortable society and maintain prior position in this competitive global market by the foresighted perspective.
  ASTM International Based in West Conshohocken, PA, ASTM is committed to serving global societal needs. ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence, and overall quality of life. The company integrates consensus standards – developed with its international membership of volunteer technical experts – and innovative services to improve lives… Helping the world work better.
  Astral Established in 200, and offices in Asheville, NC, and Seattle, WA, Astral is a high performance wilderness equipment company, developed to create the least toxic, lowest impact products. Built on decades of experience and experimentation, Astral has assembled athletes, artists, and craftspeople to build the cleanest, most beautiful, and high performance gear. Astral has reduced toxic PVC foam from the PFD industry, invented breathable life jackets, won awards for its paradigm changing footwear designs, and developed the stickiest rubber ever worn on wet rock.
  Aurora Specialty Textiles Group Based in Yorkville, Illinois, U.S.A., Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. is a global leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and non-woven fabrics. The company has a 132-year tradition of innovation and in 2015 invested in a new state-of-the-art, wide width coating and finishing line, and a new facility, that dramatically expand their ability to serve customers. Products include digitally printable textiles through Aurora’s Northern Lights Printable Textiles line, specialty home products, industrial products and tape products for a wide variety of industries. Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc., is a Meridian Industries, Inc. company and ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.
  Austrailan Wool Innovation Australian Wool Innovation Limited (AWI) is a research, development, innovation and marketing body working for and owned by 29,000 Australian farmers. AWI has an objective to drive research, development and product marketing that aims to increase the long-term profitability, productivity and sustainability of Australian woolgrowers. By building direct business relationships, alliances with designers, retailers, fabric manufacturers and garment makers; the result is a number of high performing, premium quality Australian Merino wool textiles and apparel products available around the world. Australian Merino Wool

  Autometrix Inc. (Equipment/Software Manufacturer) With more than 30 years of experience in pattern-making software and machine design, Autometrix is a manufacturer of cutting machines and industry-leading pattern digitizing software. Autometrix machine purchases include software, installation, and on-site training provided by an Autometrix technician. With Autometrix automation solutions, our customers maximize their resources, minimize material waste, and greatly improve their efficiency.
  Avalanche Headquartered in Salem, Massachusetts, Avalanche is a family owned and operated outdoor apparel company dedicated to creating and manufacturing high-­?quality, affordable products that combine style with technical excellence for outdoor enthusiasts. Avalanche was founded in 1987 by Ron Petrucci and quickly grew to a more than 500-­?person sewing facility. Today, the brand continues its heritage of developing product with the highest quality fabrics, sourced from the best mills in the industry and delivering 100 percent customer satisfaction.
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