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Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

  The Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has redefined Tencel, as its textile premium brand at the 2018 Fibers & Yarns by Tecoya Group in Mumbai India. The redefining of Tencel brand is a key milestone of Lenzing’s new brand strategy to enhance product brand offerings, foster connection with customer... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

"Yarn Expo continued its growth story as the industry’s most comprehensive and effective business platform with its Spring edition which concluded recently. It saw a large increase in buyers, as well as another year of growth in exhibitor numbers. Strong demand was evident in synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns ... Read more

Revival of Manchester and Britain’s cotton production a boost for textile indust…

Revival of Manchester and Britain’s cotton production a boost for textile industry

"Manchester used to be the hub of Britain’s textile trade even before it became a hub for fast fashion. Boohoo, Missguided and In The Style are just some of e-tailers headquartered there today but at the time of the Industrial Revolution, the city’s red-brick buildings were home to cotton mills. Like every ... Read more

High fertilizer use a negative impact on Bt cotton production

High fertilizer use a negative impact on Bt cotton production

"The minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, recently told the Rajya Sabha, that since the introduction of Bt cotton in 2002, there has been a near doubling of cotton production in the country. However, cotton yields have stagnated in the past decade even as proportion of Bt cotton in India’... Read more

Pashmina needs a major makeover to survive in Kashmir

Pashmina needs a major makeover to survive in Kashmir

"Pashmina, the heritage and identity of Kashmir, needs an urgent makeover in order to survive its roots. Kashmir’s handloom industry needs to adapt to changing times and not seek protection from the government. The government needs to bring in policies that favour the handloom industry and bring in renaissance. T... Read more

October edition of Yarn Expo lived up to industry expectations

October edition of Yarn Expo lived up to industry expectations

"The recent Yarn Expo in Shanghai offered three days of uninterrupted trendsetting sourcing platform for textile, yarns, and fibre companies across the globe. The yarn and fibre sector’s leading global event has been lauded as an effective sourcing platform. This year, the exhibition space expanded by 115 per cen... Read more

Canopy’s Hot Button Report takes stock of environmental progress

Canopy’s Hot Button Report takes stock of environmental progress

"Canopy recently released the updated and expanded edition of the Hot Button Report, a ranking of 11 viscose and rayon producers that represent 70 per cent of global viscose production. The Hot Button Report is the first tool of its kind that enables fashion brands and retailers to assess producers’ impact on the... Read more

Technology changing the dynamics of cotton crop production in the US

Technology changing the dynamics of cotton crop production in the US

"Like every other industry, textile and specifically cotton producers need to get tech savvy to become more efficient and profitable. In the US, Randy Norton, Director, University of Arizona’s Safford Agricultural Center (SAC), has been mulling over the possibility of tech intervention for sometime. Currently, he... Read more

Dormeuil weaves innovative ‘175’ fabric to mark 175th anniversary

Dormeuil weaves innovative ‘175’ fabric to mark 175th anniversary

Driven by a quest for rare, invaluable fibres to manufacture the most magnificent fabrics in the world, the House of Dormeuil is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its foundation with an innovative creation. Known as ‘175 fabric’, this new cloth is masterfully woven with, the softest Vicuña and the... Read more

Sustainable fibres in focus for commercial production

Sustainable fibres in focus for commercial production

"To attract consumers with its ethical practices, textile and apparel industry needs to look for sustainable alternatives. There are six interesting alternatives natural resources like bananas, coffee, pineapple, lotus, stinging nettles and hemp that can be used to turn into sustainable textiles. One of the most versat... Read more

WTO members deliberate on cotton expanse in West Africa

WTO members deliberate on cotton expanse in West Africa

"At a recent discussion on cotton, majority of WTO members affirmed their support for a meaningful and specific outcome on cotton domestic support, the chair of the agricultural negotiations, Ambassador Stephen Ndung’u Karau of Kenya, highlighted. Ambassador Eloi Laourou of Benin, speaking on behalf of the four W... Read more

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

"It was a great platform for companies eying to connect with British brands, at the recently concluded London Textile Fair, held at the London Design Centre in Islington. As John Kelley, show organiser and Textile Events owner, says there was a huge range of fabric producers, print studios and accessories and a strong ... Read more

Opinion divided on authenticity of Pulse Report findings

Opinion divided on authenticity of Pulse Report findings

"If researches are anywhere to go by, soon we are going to see wool knitwear and bedding that enhance sleep pattern and also aid in relieving chronic skin conditions. As wool can be recycled, research shows wool garments are worn for longer and retained longer than those made of other fibres. In order to sustain proper... Read more

Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

"Yarn prices are expected to be range bound given moderate utilization levels and soft cotton prices. Spinning mills that were facing a problem during the first half of FY17 due to rising prices of cotton are soon set to see a U-turn in their fortunes. In the last two months, news of good monsoon, higher acreage under ... Read more

Domestic cotton output to increase by 6% in CY2018, says ICRA

Domestic cotton output to increase by 6% in CY2018, says ICRA

"The cotton supply situation is expected to improve in the next one year, supported by favourable weather conditions and prevailing remunerative cotton prices, which are expected to trigger an increase in cotton sowing for CY2018, highlights recent report on the Indian Spinning Sector by ICRA Ratings. A few initial wee... Read more

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CEA aims to weed out fake Egyptian cotton

Major retailers are backing on the Cotton Egypt Association’s (CEA) drive to rid the supp... Read more

US share in Vietnam’s cotton imports dips

Vietnam’s overall cotton consumption in 2018-19 is expected to grow 6.6 per cent year on ... Read more

Cotton production may rise 14 per cent

Global cotton production in 2017-18 is expected to be 14 per cent above last season and the lar... Read more

Cotton is India’s only GM crop

In terms of acreage, India is ranked fourth after the US, Brazil and Argentina in adopting of G... Read more

Guess joins Better Cotton

Guess has partnered Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Since Guess uses cotton in many of its prod... Read more

West Africa’s maiden organic cotton gin comes up in Burkina Faso

West Africa’s first organic cotton gin is coming up in Burkina Faso. The gin, in Burkina ... Read more

Global cotton markets volatile in April

Cotton markets were volatile throughout the first half of April. The global spot benchmark, the... Read more

India’s trade deficit with China doubles

India’s trade deficit with China increased more than twofold from 2007 to 2017. India&rsq... Read more

Global car industry use Bangladesh jute

Bangladesh has the potential to become the main supplier of jute to the global car industry. Th... Read more

Wrangler builds on sustainable farming

Sustainable farming is helping drive a more sustainable supply chain for Wrangle’s denim.... Read more

NGO promotes Kala cotton among young designers

Kutch-based NGO, Khamir is working with the National Institute of Design to experiment with Kal... Read more

China drives up Australian wool prices

Prices for Australian wool have been at a record high. Australian wool prices increased by almo... Read more

Invista launches Lycra T400 fiber with focus on sustainability

Invista has launched a new version of its popular Lycra T400 fiber. This has enhanced sustainab... Read more

Planet Textiles event to debate on deforestation and climate change

Planet Textiles will be held in Canada on May 22. The event will focus on deforestation where k... Read more

CmiA certification on the increase in Africa

Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) was founded in 2005 as a social business to protect the environmen... Read more

Asia-Pacific leads global silk market

The global silk market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6 per cent from 2017 to 2025. Growth... Read more

Oeko-Tex develops cotton testing for GMO

Oeko-Tex helps companies throughout the global supply chain to test their organic cotton produc... Read more

Monsanto barred from claiming patents in India

GM seed maker Monsanto has been barred from claiming patents on its genetically modified (GM) c... Read more

With growing demand for Egyptian cotton, cultivation to increase next year

Egypt will expand cotton cultivation next year to meet growing global demand. Nearly 70 per cen... Read more

Exports fuel yarn production in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s yarn production is set to expand 2.67 per cent this fiscal year on the back ... Read more

India’s cotton land decreases 15 per cent with farmers shifting to soyabean

The land under cotton acreage decreased by 15 per cent as more and more farmers have shifted to... Read more

Sensil Breeze cooling fabrics will be in focus at Performance Days

NILIT, the worldwide leader in Nylon 6.6 for active wear, intimate apparel, hosiery and other a... Read more

Global yarn production falls

Global yarn production in the third quarter of ’17 is slightly lower than it was in the t... Read more

Raw cotton exports from Pakistan up 38 per cent

Raw cotton exports from Pakistan in the eight months of current financial year grew by 38 per c... Read more