GUILFORD'S PRICE HIKE: Guilford Mills Inc. said last week it is increasing the price of all 100 percent nylon fabrics 5 percent, effective with orders of Oct. 1.
Guilford is the first major mill to announce such an increase this year. The company's last price hike on nylon fabrics was in 1992.
Alfred Greenblatt, president of the apparel and home fashions business units, cited the rising cost of raw materials as the primary reason for the price hike.
"We could no longercontinue to absorb these increases," Greenblatt said.

COTTON'S FASHION MAVEN: Cotton Incorporated has named Elizabeth P. Hough senior director, fashion marketing. Hough reports to Ira Livingston, Cotton Inc.'s vice president, U.S. marketing. Cotton Inc. is the research and promotion arm for the 30,000 U.S. cotton growers.
Hough will supervise Cotton Inc.'s apparel and home fabric fashions marketing departments, which includes overseeing trend research and marketing presentations. In addition, Hough is responsible for the Cottonworks Fashion Library, as well as seasonal color and selling ideas and presentations for domestic and international mills, manufacturers and retailers.
Prior to joining Cotton Inc., Hough was trade advertising manager at House Beautiful magazine, where she held various sales and editorial positions. Earlier, she was with Architectural Digest.
At Cotton Inc., Hough succeeds Mary Lou Hawkins, who has resigned. Hawkins said she would announce her plans soon.

LEVY'S BACK: Richard Levy has been named to head up Texfi Knitted Fabrics, a new knit converting division of Texfi Inc.
Levy, who is also charged with developing Texfi's export business, reports to Andrew Parise, president of Texfi Blends.
Most recently, from May 1993 to this past July, Levy was director of marketing and sales, cotton knits, for Andrex Industries. No successor has been named. Levy also has had sales and marketing stints at Dan River Inc., Ti-Caro Knits, Guilford Mills, the Alamac division of the former WestPoint Pepperell (now WestPoint Stevens) and Steveco Knit--all in the cotton fabric area.

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