ECO WOOL: Looking to expand its Eco fleece product line, Dyersburg Corp., Dyersburg, Tenn., is set to unveil a wool-blend product.
The new product is a blend of 32 percent wool, 8 percent virgin polyester and 60 percent EcoSpun — Wellman Inc.’s polyester staple made from recycled plastic soda bottles.
The new product will make its formal debut at the Outdoor Retailers’ Winter Market, Jan. 27-30 at Reno, Nev.
Other products in Dyersburg Eco fleece collection include an 80 percent recycled/20 percent virgin polyester fleece, which was introduced in April 1993, and a 100 percent EcoSpun fleece, introduced last August.
NEW YORK TEXTILE CLUB PARLEY: Irwin L. Kellner, chief economist at Chemical Bank, New York, will present his 1995 economic outlook at a luncheon meeting of the New York Textile Group, Thursday, Jan. 25, at noon, at the Union League Club in New York.
Reservations are required and can be made through Chemical Bank’s offices at 111 West 40th St.
TWO PRINT SHOWS SLATED: Two shows featuring artwork for spring 1996 prints are scheduled for Jan. 17-19 in New York. Inprints NY, to be held at Arno’s Restaurant, will have designs from the U.S., Europe and Japan, according to Eileen Mislove, show sponsor.
The Print Show, will exhibit offerings from 60 American and European design studios, at the Parsons Midtown Exhibition Center. The show is sponsored by the American Association of Apparel Textile Design Studios and Agents (ATEX).
MCCONNELL’S NEW DIVISION: James V. McConnell Co., a textile agent and importer of laces, evening and bridal fabrics in New York, has opened a new division, Caven Fabrics. Caven — named after the county in Ireland where the father of company owner James McConnell was born — will serve as a selling agent for such French mills as Dentelles Darquer, Soieries TBM, Buche SA, Soieries Guillaud and Tissus Moreau. The French mills were represented by The Chantilly Co., a New York agent that closed in the fall.