SPARTANBURG, S.C. – As a global leader in performance and protective textiles, Milliken is pleased to expand its industry engagement by joining the Professional Clothing Industry Association Worldwide (PCIAW®), an association created to strengthen the influence of the clothing industry through collaborative leadership and strategic advocacy. Milliken boasts a diverse textiles portfolio, including a range of apparel fabrics that serve various industries like workwear, protective, military and outdoor markets.
The 2020 PCIAW Summit and Awards, to be held in London, will be in partnership with Milliken & Company. The event brings together industry professionals from around the world incorporate wear, workwear and personal protective equipment (PPE) to address emerging industry topics and current affairs. With the U.S. serving as the host country, Milliken will help to preside over one of the largest gatherings of global apparel executives and influencers, and further industry collaboration.
“Aligning with PCIAW is a natural extension for Milliken,” commented Jeff Morris, senior vice president of Milliken’s Uniform and Protective Textiles business. “Our reach spans the globe as we provide the apparel industry with a broad range of innovative textiles built on our legacy of quality and expertise. We look forward to connecting and collaborating with the global industry through PCIAW.”
Driven by award-winning research and design capabilities, Milliken’s global textile portfolio includes leading brands like the respected Westex by Milliken flame-resistant fabrics and the recently acquired Polartec business, among other superior fabrics for protective, workwear, fire service, military, retail and outdoor apparel. Milliken’s R&D capabilities uniquely positions them to collaborate with customers to solve their complex textile needs, and more than 154 years of textile knowledge underpins its reputation as one of the most cutting-edge fabric manufacturers. In addition, Milliken textiles incorporate intentional sustainability measures, including responsible resource management and landfill diversion, to create responsible textiles that help create a positive impact on the world.
“PCIAW is the first and only worldwide organization developed to represent the global companies of the professional clothing industry,” states PCIAW CEO and founder, Yvette Ashby. ‘We encompass the entire supply chain from buyers, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors and understand that our buyers and procurement managers sit at the heart of our industry. Milliken’s recent membership of the PCIAW is set to strengthen the PCIAW’s international presence. Their support as sponsors of our 2020 PCIAW Summit and Awards will be beneficial not only to other members, but to the industry as a whole, and we are thrilled to add their extensive knowledge and innovation to our collective work.’
About Milliken’s Performance and Protective Textiles division
Drawing on more than 154 years of award-winning research and development, the Performance and Protective Textile division of American-based Milliken offers a diverse portfolio of technical textiles serving a broad range of global markets, including apparel, automotive and transportation, building and infrastructure, hospitality, industrial, military, specialty interiors, and protective workwear. Focused on enhancing the performance, heightening the protection and advancing the sustainability of fabrics, Milliken manufactures superior solutions and develops leading innovations that add value to everyday life. Learn more at textiles.milliken.com.
Milliken has been solving everyday problems with innovative solutions for more than 150 years. Our research, design and manufacturing expertise reaches across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemicals, floor covering, and performance and protective textiles. An unwavering commitment to ethics guides our work to redefine how we add strength and protection to products, how we infuse vibrancy and color into our surroundings, and how we care for the environment. For us, success is when discoveries made within Milliken help us all have more meaningful connections with the world. Discover Milliken at www.milliken.com, and join us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
As the first sector-specific trade body encompassing all aspects of the professional clothing supply chain, the PCIAW® is devoted to helping shape the future of the industry for the benefit of its members. The PCIAW® brings together the insight, influence and tenacity of experts and individuals to strengthen the position of the professional clothing industry whilst understanding that the industry buyers rest at the heart of the association. With a growing network of global professionals, the PCIAW® facilitates collaboration and encourages peer-to-peer support with events that offer business connections to help our members extend their reach. We are the voice of our rapidly growing industry. Learn more at www.pciaw.org and join our community on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.