Toray Textiles Europe Ltd

Toray Textiles Europe Ltd based in Mansfield, Notts has one of the largest and most versatile textile mills in Europe with a fully vertical weaving, dyeing and finishing operation. We weave approx. 10 million metres per year for various applications but with a particular strength in manufacturing textiles for PPE, including reusable textile for medical PPE…

Association Offers Help Sourcing PPE for Water Workers

The head of the UK’s professional clothing trade association has assured the water industry it will do all it can to direct businesses to suppliers who are familiar with the sourcing and production of essential protective clothingduring the Covid-19 pandemic.  Yvette Ashby, chief executive of the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®), said her team was…

PPE Webinars by SATRA

SATRA is continuing its successful training programmes and seminars by running a number of regular free webinars for our customers to log on globally during the worldwide Coronavirus lockdown. A webinar on The PPE Regulation ran recently with a global audience of over 400 delegates. Upcoming webinars, which are held at 10.00am BST, include Motorcycle…

Tradespeople Ready for DIY Fixes

According to a survey by global workwear brand Dickies, over the coming months nearly three-quarters of tradespeople expect to be fixing botched DIY jobs carried out by people at home during the lockdown imposed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. The poll, carried out through Dickies Workwear’s Twitter feed[1], revealed that 72.9% of respondents anticipated…

UKFT Pop-Up Training School for Covid-19 Volunteer Sewing Machinists

The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) has partnered with The Scrub Hub for Southport & Ormskirk Hospital Trust and local manufacturers to create the UKFT Pop-Up Sewing Machinist Training School. The school is offering free training in the professional production of scrubs and masks.  UKFT’s Celia Thornley is volunteering her services to deliver an eight-day training…