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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

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in 2019

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in 2019

"World cotton production declined in 2018 to an estimated 118.4 million bales due to lower acreage and yields. The US was not the only country plagued by weather and pest issues in 2018. As compared to 2017, India’s crop declined by 2.0 million bales. Australia harvested 43.4 per cent less acreage in 2018 due to ... Read more

Hong Kong: Upcoming Fashion Access to attract OEMs, ODMs, brands and buyers

Hong Kong: Upcoming Fashion Access to attract OEMs, ODMs, brands and buyers

"To be held from March 13 to 15, 2019 in Hong Kong. Fashion Access is a prime destination for fashion sourcing populated by bags, handbags, travel wear, footwear, leather goods and fashion accessories. The trade fair, in each of its edition, attracts international buyers seeking professional and reliable Original Equip... Read more

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

"As per Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman, CITI, India’s cotton yarn and fabric exports are struggling due to the duty disadvantage faced by exporters in major markets. There has been continuous decline in cotton yarn and fabric exports from 2013-14 to 2017-18. India’s export of cotton yarn declined 25 per cent f... Read more

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

 
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Denim House Isko to introduce new performance wear fabric in US

Leading denim producer Isko will enter a new market in the United States next month when it int... Read more

India to remain top cotton producer in 2019-20

The economic research service of the USDA , in its latest ‘Cotton and Wool Outlook’... Read more

Over 100 brands, retailers attend BCI Forum in Sydney

Over 100 brands, retailers, NGOs, cotton scientists, farmers and industry attended the Better C... Read more

Global demand for polyester film to increase 5.6 per cent

Driven by electrical and electronics sector, high-end display screens (OLED) and photovoltic ce... Read more

World cotton consumption to increase by 2.6 per cent

According to the initial projections by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), world cotton c... Read more

Walmart, Target, Bed Bath to face lawsuit for selling fake 'Egyptian' cotto…

Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc will face a lawsuit for selling linen fa... Read more

Kraig Lab’s susbdiary acquires its factory in Vietnam

Prodigy Textiles, the subsidiary of Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of spide... Read more

Lenzing turns to blockchain

Lenzing will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fiber business. This will ... Read more

APR, Perlin join to launch app for textile supply chain

Asia Pacific Rayon has teamed up with Perlin willto launch a blockchain-based solution for the ... Read more

Vietnam growth slows

The textile industry continues to see high growth in Vietnam but the growth rate is slower comp... Read more

Asia Pacific drives wool worsted yarn

The Asia Pacific region accounts for a major share of the wool worsted yarn market, followed by... Read more

Indorama Ventures launches DEJA™, a 100-percent rPET brand

Indorama Ventures (IVL), a global chemical producer, has launched a new 100-percent rPET (recyc... Read more

USDA lowers cotton estimates for India

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which had estimated the Indian cotton produ... Read more

India’s use of man-made fibre increases

As per industry estimate India’s use of man-made fibre in fabric blends has increased to ... Read more

Evonik develops new generation of fibers

Evonik has developed a new generation of fibers P84® – which fulfill the demand of th... Read more

Spinnova creates textile fibers from wood

Spinnova has developed technology for spinning textile fibers out of wood and waste stream-base... Read more

A&E launches advanced threads

American & Efird (A&E) has a new line of advanced identification threads. One of the bi... Read more

Levi Strauss goes some way with hemp

Levi Strauss has launched garments made from a soft hemp-cotton blend in March. The denim icon ... Read more

China turns to Japanese fabrics

Japanese fabrics are in demand in China. The advantages of Japanese printing, dyeing and specia... Read more

Indonesia increases its viscose rayon capacity

Indonesia’s viscose rayon fiber capacity increased from 8.7 per cent of total world produ... Read more

US cotton production to reach 21.8 million bales

According to the average estimate among analysts surveyed by Bloomberg ahead of the US World Ag... Read more

Oritian maps all Supima cotton growing regions

Oritain, a product and supply chain traceability specialist has mapped all Supima cotton growin... Read more

Five per cent drop in Indian cotton production likely

India’s cotton production is expected drop by over five per cent this season. Reasons inc... Read more

Indian cotton imports up threefold

India’s cotton imports from the US rose over threefold, from March 2019 to April 2019. Th... Read more