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ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

"ROICA™ - the pioneer of innovative stretch fibers, will display five unique yarns groups under the themes of Heritage, innovation and lifestyle at Interfiliere 2019. The Heritage theme will focus on the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family which offers two new sustainable solutions. The first includes ROICA™... Read more

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Championships

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Championships

"British Wool will sponsor the England, Scotland and Wales teams at the 2019 Shearing & Wool Handling World Championships. The Championships, to be held in Le Dorat, France from July 01-07 July, 2019, will see the teams from England, Scotland and Wales face competitors from over 20 countries, up to 300 shearer... Read more

Uster launches Quality Management Platform at ITMA

Uster launches Quality Management Platform at ITMA

"Five ‘Value Modules’ of Uster QUALITY EXPERT has been launched at ongoing ITMA, after being successfully tested by customers around the globe. These modules will give spinners an objective and accurate view of the entire spinning process, leading to higher yields and consistent quality: ‘Managing a t... Read more

Normalisation, not a boom expected after ITMA

Normalisation, not a boom expected after ITMA

"It has been a difficult year, demand of new machines is low, will see whether ITMA has an impact,” said Dr Norbert Klapper, CEO Rieter, in the first press conference of ITMA 2019 here in Barcelona on June 20. He further added, “The year saw worsening and uncertain business environment in China, elections i... Read more

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

"Besides making them more durable and climate resistant, brands are focusing on sustainability of their garments. They are opting for materials that offer more casual attributes to satisfy consumer’s need for comfort and flexibility. A prominent example of this is the CoolVisions’ dyeable polypropylene fila... Read more

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

"Kim Glas, new the president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organisations since April 2019, has set a definite goal to revive the flagging American textile industry. She notes the American industry in the last few years has seen a remarkable uptick in employment with the industry currently employing 600,000... Read more

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

"Recent editions of Yarn Expo have been highlighting the growing importance of transparency in the textile chain. The Spring 2019 edition of the expo highlighted shifting sourcing trends, brands’ entry into new markets and initiatives needed to achieve sustainability in the textile industry. The next edition of t... Read more

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

"To exploit its dominance in cotton production, Turkey now plans to develop colored cotton. The country will produce two completely natural and colored cotton known asx‘sarı gelin’ (yellow bride) and ‘gelincik’ (poppy). The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry plans to produce fabrics by using b... Read more

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

"A new report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) reveals, around £140-million worth of clothing is discarded every year in the UK. The fashion industry works on a ‘take-make-dispose’ model with new, cheaply-made and cheaply-sold items introduced every season. The total carbon footprint... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

"Biofabrication is changing the way clothes are made with four companies leading the revolution. At the helm of is AMSilk which uses genetically engineered bacteria to get around that problem. The company recently launched its first product made with spider silk — a luxury watch strap. It is working on several ot... Read more

Yarn Expo spring edition sees 9 per cent increase in visitors

Yarn Expo spring edition sees 9 per cent increase in visitors

"This year’s Yarn Expo Spring saw a 9 per cent increase in visitors. The show welcomed 28,302 visitors from 87 countries and regions. Around 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions showcased their latest offerings at the show. The fair covered 26,000 sq. mt area at the National Exhibition and Convention Ce... Read more

Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

"In January 2019, export value of textiles and garments reached $2.65 billion, decreasing 4.3 per cent month on month. However, it increased 6.4 per cent year on year. In 2018, export value of Vietnam’s textile and garments amounted to $3.04 billion, increasing 16 per cent year on year. Growth rate increased 6 pe... Read more

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

"The Spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be attended by over 3,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. The event, to be held from March 12-14, 2019 will span a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation. The event will have comprehensive product zo... Read more

 
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CMAI demands rules of origin for import of raw materials

Speaking at the recently concluded 69th National Garment Fair, Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI urg... Read more

Kenya to start commercial production of GM cotton

Kenya has announced plans to start commercial production of Bt cotton. The country will release... Read more

Alkhemist uses hemp for garments

American company Alkhemist is making garments out of hemp. Hemp is a non-psychoactive cousin of... Read more

US cotton acreage down three per cent

Cotton planted acreage in the US is down about three per cent from last year. While pima acreag... Read more

Trade war impacts global cotton trade

The China-US trade war has adversely impacted the world cotton market. The trade war not only i... Read more

Indian cotton yarn exports down 22 per cent

Cotton yarn exports from India fell 22 per cent in the first quarter. Global cotton yarn demand... Read more

Cotton cost weighs on Indian textiles

Cotton accounts for 51 per cent of the total raw material cost in the Indian textile industry. ... Read more

Indian cotton crop falls by 15 per cent

India’s cotton crop has fallen by around 15 per cent this year mainly because cotton yiel... Read more

US cotton exports to Vietnam up 294 per cent in last five years

US cotton exports to Vietnam increased 294 per cent over the last five years. Vietnam is the la... Read more

Textile Fairs India begins in New Delhi

Textile Fairs India is being held in New Delhi, July 15 to 17, 2019. The first and concluding d... Read more

Natural looks dominate at latest edition of Pitti Filati

Most exhibitors at the yarn show Pitti Filati, June 26 to 28, 2019, had a natural element to th... Read more

India reduces GST on manmade fiber yarns

India has taken measures to increase the competitiveness of the textile industry. GST on manm... Read more

Welspun devises farm management solutions

Welspun is in the midst of a massive transformation driven by sustainability. It is refining sy... Read more

Lenzing enters digital traceability

Lenzing is embracing blockchain technology to ensure transparency and traceability from wood to... Read more

Cash flows shrink in Chinese PTA plants

PFY plants in China are witnessing shrinking cash flows. By now, only some PFT bottle chip, PET... Read more

India emerges global leader in jute

Most of the machines in Indian jute mills are from China. Some of the key clusters where active... Read more

Ecodown makes each jacket unique

Thermore’s revolutionary Ecodown Fibers Marble brings insulation to a new era. Jackets wi... Read more

BCI joins UN charter for climate change

Better Cotton Initiative has joined the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Act... Read more

India: Textile industry hails new budget proposals

The Indian textile industry has hailed the Budget proposals for 2019-20. As the Cotton Textiles... Read more

Vietnam, Taiwan organise forum to promote textile cooperation

The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently collaborated with the Chinese National Fe... Read more

DuPont’s Sorona can replace spandex

DuPont Biomaterials’ Sorona fiber has unique stretch applications. Garments today no long... Read more

Germany to host cellulose fiber event next February

A conference on cellulose fibers will be held in Germany, February 11 to 12, 2020. The conferen... Read more

Global wool yarn growing at four per cent

The global wool yarn market is growing at four per cent a year. Wool yarn is used to manufactur... Read more

Upcoming Texworld USA to focus on sustainability, circularity, traceability

Texworld USA will be held July 22 to 24, 2019. This is the largest fabric sourcing event for th... Read more