The FabricLink Network and the Textile Exchange Expand Networking

The FabricLink Network (FLN), the leading website for textile networking, education, and resources for the textile industry and its customers, is pleased to announce a network partnership with the Textile Exchange (TE) (www.TextileExchange.org).
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The FabricLink Network and the Textile Exchange

Expand Networking

Tarzana, Calif. November 27th, 2012 ­– The FabricLink Network (FLN), the leading website for textile networking, education, and resources for the textile industry and its customers, is pleased to announce a network partnership with the Textile Exchange (TE) (www.TextileExchange.org).Formerly known as Organic Exchange, the partnership will extend benefits for the global textile and apparel industries.The relationship alsoexpands FLN’s Industry Network Alliances that already include several textile associations and industry publications.

“As the networking site for the specialty fabrics industry, we are pleased to add the Textile Exchange as a Network Partner,” stated Kathlyn Swantko, president of the FabricLink Network.“We support the sustainability message of the Textile Exchange, and through a gateway page on FabricLink.com and TheTechnicalCenter.com, we provide our industry and consumer visitors with direct access to the TE’s extensive resources.”

A TE Portal Page highlights TE’s resources, which organize, inform and build interest in sustainability throughout the industry. The organization advocates product and industry integrity, and brings eco-innovations to the forefront. The TE Portal Page makes it convenient to contact the Textile Exchange membership for eco-friendly fabrics, from fashion fabrics to innovative technical textile products; access industry related services; and learning about sustainable practices across the global textile industry. With this relationship, FLN (FabricLink.com and TheTechnicalCenter.com) expands one of the most comprehensive Sourcing Centers available online,and provides the designer and product developer with an effective networking platform. The TE’s Resource Center provides downloadable publications, links to credible organizations for customized research, and the latest updates on sustainable certification standards.

Accessing Partner Resources:

The TE Portal Pagecan be accessed through a link on TheTechnicalCenter.comand the FabricLink.com websites.Access to the FLN and its popular Searchable Indexes can be reached through the FabricLink Network banner ad on the TE’s homepage.

“It is exciting for Textile Exchange to welcome FabricLink Network and The Technical Center as a collaborator with our community,” explained Daren Abney, Member Services Manager, Textile Exchange.“As a resource for sustainability knowledge in the textile industry, TE continually seeks to engage with partners active in the development of knowledge and resources targeted both to the industry and the consumers. This gives us the opportunity to share our sustainability resources to a broader audience and bring additional resources to our community.”

The FabricLink Network invites other textile industry associations or advocacy resources to join the FabricLink Network as Strategic Partners.Please contact Kathlyn Swantko for more information.

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About the FabricLink Network:

Kathlyn Swantko, a textile advocate and educator, is president and founder of FabricLink.com and TheTechnicalCenter.com, the on-line textile resources which make up the FabricLink Network. FabricLink.com (trade-to-consumer) and TheTechnicalCenter.com (trade-to-trade) provides information about new products and marketing opportunities for specialty textiles, textile-based products and services.The two sites offer; valuable content and technical information, news releases on innovations, fabric descriptions, usage and care, supplier history and contacts. Seven searchable indexes make the FabricLink Network websites the “go to” resources for developers of textiles, fashion designers, and researchers. In addition, the Network offers effective platforms for all businesses, from small niche-based companies to large broad-based textile manufacturers. This gives the ability to reach other businesses within the supply chain and the consumer. Visit the FabricLink Network (www.fabiclink.com and thetechnicalcenter.com) on twitter at FabricLinkNet, and on Facebook at FabricLink.com.


Kathy Swantko can be reached at (818) 345-7501, or at kgswantko@fabriclink.com.
Communications Contact: Beth Cochrancochran@whatsuppr.com406.579.7909


About the Textile Exchange

The Textile Exchange, a non-profit organization incorporated in 2002, is headquartered in the USA with staff and contractors located in eight countries. The TE is committed to the responsible expansion of textile sustainability across the global textile value chain, and envisions a global textile industry that protects and restores the environment and enhances lives. With the mission to inspire and equip people to accelerate sustainable practices in the textile value chain, the TE focuses on minimizing the harmful impacts of the global textile industry and maximizing its positive effects. The goal is to improve organic farmers’ visibility and their access to stable markets, and to better develop business capabilities through education.

Daren Abney can be reached at:213-688-62888, or at ilse@calfasjion.org

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