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Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

"According to an ICRA report, the surge in exports of cotton yarn during the initial few months of current financial year helped the domestic spinners record a healthy recovery from the multi-year low profitability reported during FY2018. Cotton prices have softened with fresh arrivals in the recent months, cotton... Read more

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

"Bolt Threads’ recently entered into a collaboration with Ecovative for growing faux animal leather from mycelium, mushrooms’ underground root structure. They grow the cells with other nutrients in corn stalk beds, compressing the structure into a two-dimensional material, and then tanning it with English b... Read more

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

"Blockchain technology is paving its path into the cotton market. This technology makes transactions and contracts simpler and tracing more accurate. But, the questions of reliability, scalability and governance of this revolutionary technology need to be answered before it is at a bigger scale. In October 2016, the We... Read more

New technologies help cotton replace synthetics as new performance fabric

New technologies help cotton replace synthetics as new performance fabric

"With its inherent properties of breathability, insulation, anti-allergenic and odor control complementing new technologies, Cotton is setting its sights on the performance sector. In the sports and outdoor market, conventional cotton can’t compete with synthetic garments as it cannot manage moisture across its s... Read more

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

"Cotton processing market, estimated at $59.7 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0 per cent to reach $72.6 billion by 2023. Growth is being driven by increasing demand for cotton in the textile industry and rising animal feed. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market wit... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

"A new business intelligence report by Global Market Insights titled ‘Blended Fibers Market Research Report’ provides comprehensive market analysis with future prospects to 2024. The report predicts the blended fibers market in the Asia Pacific region will be over 9 million ton by 2024. This is driven by gr... Read more

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

"Filled with themes and variations that will help create $130 billion sales by 2021, the blue jean is an American original with a global appeal. Consumers, around the world, own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would therefore be natural to expect United States to own the highest per capita in blue jeans, give... Read more

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

"Katie Smith, Retail Analyst and Insights Director, Edited points out the shift towards more comfortable and functional clothing led to an increase in activewear as a trend. According to the Cotton Council International & Cotton Incorporated’s activewear study, about 3 out of 5 consumers have adopted activewe... Read more

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

"The global spandex market estimated at over 760 kilo ton in 2015, is likely to cross 1,550 kilo ton by 2023. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 8 per cent from 2016 to 2023. China dominated the Asia-Pacific market in 2015, accounting for 60 per cent of the total volume. Major growth driver for the spandex mar... Read more

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

"Even though the Autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was pre-poned this year, it did not have any effect on its popularity. The show attracted around 78,000 trade buyers from 110 countries and regions, there were 4,480 exhibitors from 33 countries. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfu... Read more

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

"A recent report by the International Fur Federation (IFF) states estimates global fur retail at around $40 billion, largely due to the sustained demand in Asian markets, including the Chinese mainland, Japan and South Korea. Meanwhile, challenges such as volatile pelt prices owing to the slow recovery in demand in exc... Read more

Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of manmade texti…

Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of manmade textiles

"The 2nd edition of ‘Source India’, a three-day mega event organized by Silk & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) is on in Surat from September 21-23, 2018 at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The mega textile show, backed by the Union Ministry of Commerce, is... Read more

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

"Dubbed as one of the most technologically advanced nations, Japan has been bringing interesting concepts in the world of textiles. Technical textiles that integrate cyber-technologies, such as Toray’s bio-electrode conductive nanofibre ‘hitoe’, a bio-electrode conductive fibre that monitors a user&rs... Read more

 
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Lenzing, WTS team up to create a knits collection

Lenzing has partnered WTS to create a range of knits made with Tencel Refibra technology. Among... Read more

Péro teams up with Woolmark Company, Bhuttico Kullu Shawls for LFW

Péro by Aneeth Arora, The Woolmark Company, and Bhuttico Kullu Shawls have collaborated ... Read more

Indian cotton exports to Pakistan unlikely to increase despite duty cuts

India's cotton exports to Pakistan are unlikely to increase, despite the neighbouring country s... Read more

Crude oil volatility affects Indian synthetics sector

Volatility in crude oil prices has hit Indian synthetic textile manufacturers. When crude price... Read more

Pakistan enhances synthetic filament capacity

Pakistan is upgrading its filament production capacity. The aim is to ensure availability of th... Read more

Pakistan withdraws duties on cotton imports

Gas and electricity tariffs have been rationalised for the export-focused industry in an attem... Read more

Cotton Connect works toward increasing organic cotton use

Volcom is working with Cotton Connect on a program to increase the supply of organic cotton. Th... Read more

Wool shearing practices come under spotlight

Abuses are rife in the wool industry though there are companies that claim their materials are ... Read more

Cordura develops innovative and durable fabric solutions

Cordura works at developing fabrics that are not only creative from a technical standpoint but ... Read more

Bangladesh yarn and fabric show opens on January 23

A yarn and fabric show will be held in Bangladesh from January 23 to 25, 2019. The aim is to in... Read more

London Textile Fair seas the emergence of sustainable fabrics

London Textile Fair was held on January 9 and 10, 2019. London Textile Fair is the UK's premier... Read more

India faces poor cotton prospects

India’s cotton crop this year may be the lowest in a decade. Deficient rainfall is the ma... Read more

Hemp emerging a strong alternative fiber among US apparel makers

Hemp may become a huge factor in the US textile market as more and more people are becoming int... Read more

Spinexpo Paris to present a preview of Spring/Summer 2020 collection

The 5th session of Spinexpo, a trade fair dedicated to promoting innovation in the yarn, fibre ... Read more

India lowers cotton estimate

Water shortage in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana is likely to bring down India’s cott... Read more

Stable cotton outlook for India in 2019

For India the outlook for cotton and synthetic textiles is expected to remain stable for the ye... Read more

Moral Fiber launches eco-friendly polyester to combat marine plastic pollut…

Moral Fiber, formerly Ambercycle Inc, is pioneering an eco-friendly polyester textile as part o... Read more

With lower production, India’s cotton imports may rise this year

With a fall in output, India’s cotton imports will rise to a record high this year. Mills... Read more

Lenzing partners Hyosung for sustainable collection

Lenzing and Hyosung have collaborated on a new sustainable fabric collection. This new collabor... Read more

Cheap imports hit Indian silk

Silk fabric manufacturers in Varanasi, Bhagalpur, Bangalore, Tamil Nadu and Surat are hit by im... Read more

India needs higher cotton productivity

India needs to improve its cotton productivity drastically if it is to remain a net cotton expo... Read more

China turns to Australian and US cotton

China has resumed cotton buying, shipments of Australian cotton into China are on the rise agai... Read more

Moral Fiber recycling polyester to create new fiber

Moral Fiber wants to revolutionize fashion by recycling polyester to create a sustainable fiber... Read more

Low market confidence for cotton yarn globally

The unstable China-US relationship suppressed market confidence for cotton yarn in December. Fo... Read more