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GLENOIT HIRE: Joe Zeoli has taken on the role of national sales manager for New York-based Glenoit Fabrics Corp., a new position. He will oversee all markets including home, outerwear, sportswear, outdoor and accessories for the U.S. and Canada....

GLENOIT HIRE: Joe Zeoli has taken on the role of national sales manager for New York-based Glenoit Fabrics Corp., a new position. He will oversee all markets including home, outerwear, sportswear, outdoor and accessories for the U.S. and Canada.

Zeoli joined Glenoit in May after Nice Gain, a Chinese pile fabric manufacturer, bought Glenoit’s fabric division. Prior to that, Zeoli was a sales manager at Malden Mills. He will work out of Glenoit’s Manhattan offices, and report to president and chief operating officer Larry Levine.

“We are now utilizing international marketing advantages of both the Glenoit North American mills and our Asian mills to provide the best solutions to our customers,” said Levine. “Joe’s knowledge of the Asian side of the operation as well as the domestic side will be an important link.”

DTI FASHION: DuPont Textiles and Interiors continues its marketing strategy at 7th on Sixth this year by teaming up with fashion designers to promote its fibers. The company last season sponsored Matthew Williamson’s runway show, and the British designer has continued working with DuPont technologists to develop some new fabrics. These include a crepe georgette with gold lamé, sherbet-colored jersey and textured metallics all using Lycra spandex.

DTI is also working with hat designer Phillip Treacy on a line of Teflon-coated hats. The collection will feature Warholian images such as the Campbell’s Soup cans, Coca-Cola bottles and a Liza Minnelli photograph. It will make its debut during fashion week in New York.