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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

Streetwear’s popularity spells lucrative business for brands

Streetwear’s popularity spells lucrative business for brands

"Streetwear has been constantly evolving and shaping the fashion industry in unexpected ways. Offering something for everyone; from high to low, casual to chic, streetwear is an important segment of fashion business today. For example, the market for US urban streetwear in 2015 was valued at about $80 billion by Statis... Read more

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

"As per the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), cotton production in India in the current season (2017-18) is expected to touch 37 million bales growing at 7.25 per cent. The northern zone produced 4.6 million bales of cotton during 2016-17, registering a growth of 28.67 per cent. And Haryana emerged the topmost cotton produc... Read more

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Study

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Study

"Exporting three times more cotton than its closest competitor, the United States achieved a 40 per cent share of cotton fiber exports in its latest marketing year. A study conducted on mills and manufacturers from across the world aimed to understand how the US industry maintains high share of exports found the qualit... Read more

Indian garment manufacturers need to speed up to grab global business

Indian garment manufacturers need to speed up to grab global business

"As India aims for 20 per cent yearly growth in exports over the next decade, Indian manufacturers need to develop a business strategy that can help the country to succeed in the US and European markets. In 2025, global trade in the textile and apparel market will cross $1.2 trillion. China has nearly 40 per cent share... Read more

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

"A new report by Changing Markets Foundation on sustainability has yet again brought fast fashion retailers under scanner as the biggest pollutants. The report concludes that many firms are still not doing enough to ensure sustainability of their textile supply chains. While there has been bold leadership from some ret... Read more

Demand for temperature sensitive clothing on the rise

Demand for temperature sensitive clothing on the rise

"Today’s consumers are concerned about their personal comfort, and that may be part of the reason why the current population has been dubbed the indoor generation. A survey by Velux, a window manufacturing company, says on average people spend 90 per cent of their day, or about 21 hours, indoors. According to Pet... Read more

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

"A by-product of spinning, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a toxic gas that causes eye irritation, function impairment, and neurobehavioural changes. The toxic gas smells of rotten eggs. Other harmful chemical for health and environment are: Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sulphuric acid (H2SO4). NaOH is highly toxic if absorbe... Read more

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

"One of most striking examples is the development and widespread commercial usage of Unifi Inc.’s Repreve polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles. Two years ago, Unifi opened a bottle processing facility in Reidsville, N.C., to convert plastic bottles into polyester fiber and yarn, ... Read more

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

"These fibers, made from polyester or other popular synthetics, often linger in the environment, just like plastic packaging that coats so many of the world’s beaches. They also bond to chemical pollutants in the environment, such as DDT and PCB. Additionally, the fact that the textiles from which they are shed a... Read more

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

"As per a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Lyocell fiber market will reach over $1.5 billion by 2024. Fashion trends have changed rapidly over the past few years and will continue to do so in the coming years, which will drive industry growth. Modern techn... Read more

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

"The recent edition of Milano Unica Winter 2019-20 offered a sneak peek into opulent designs combined with a strong focus on sustainability. Sustainability was the theme of the opening symposium and panel discussion at Milano Unica. The green imperative was emphasised by Ercole Botto Poala, President, Milano Unica, in ... Read more

Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

"A recent report suggests ‘Made in US’ clothing is gaining ground with the government’s thrust and companies’ near-shoring strategies. The focus is on high-quality US craftsmanship priced competitively with imports. This proposition makes perfect sense for manufacturers and sellers as the entire... Read more

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

"Amid retaliatory tariff measures, tension between the US and China seem to be increasing and the substantial impact would be on cotton imports and exports. As highlighted by Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated, China’s cotton imports have been on the rise and are expected to continue climbing over ... Read more

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Tajikistan expands cotton area

About 60,000 tons of cotton have been harvested in Tajikistan in this cotton harvest season. Si... Read more

Indian cotton exports to China expected to rise

India’s cotton exports to China may see a fivefold jump after China slapped additional du... Read more

Primark cotton programme to be extended to Pakistan

Primark plans to expand the Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme to encompass suppliers in Paki... Read more

TCA meeting in Lubbock discusses issues facing cotton supply chain

About 220 people representing all segments of cotton supply chain such as producers, warehouse ... Read more

US cotton demand to move north despite trade disputes

Demand for US cotton in China is expected to increase by one million bales over previous years.... Read more

India to impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese flax yarn

India plans to impose anti-dumping duty of up to $4.83 per kg on Chinese flax yarn of below 70 ... Read more

Synthetic prices to rise in India with increasing crude oil price

Synthetic fabric and textiles in India are likely to become costlier as the raw materials used ... Read more

Lenzing develops new web technology

Lenzing has developed a new technology platform. The web technology is a nonwoven web formation... Read more

India: Gujarat reduces cotton estimates by 15 per cent

The Gujarat State Agriculture Department in its first advance crops estimation report has reduc... Read more

India’s forward contract for cotton doubles since September 2017

Driven by increased demand from China, lower domestic prices and depreciation of the rupee, Ind... Read more

Teijin develops polyester that looks, feels and has aesthetics of silk wool

Teijin Frontier, Teijin Group’s fibre and products converting company, has developed a ne... Read more

India: Tamil Nadu shields MSMEs from cotton price rise

The South India Spinners Association (SISPA) has urged the Tamil Nadu government to formulate a... Read more

Specialty fibres by TAF on display at Intertextile Shanghai

Thai Acrylic Fiber (TAF), a leading manufacturer of acrylic fibres and the owner of the Birlacr... Read more

Lenzing’s Tencel denim on display at Vienna Fashion Week

Juan Carlos Gordillo, a leading fashion designer, will showcase Lenzing’s Tencel denim fo... Read more

Textile Forum London to showcase broadest range of luxury fabrics

Textile Forum, to be held from October 10-11, 2018 at One Marylebone, London, will showcase its... Read more

Invista expands nylon polymer capacity in China

Invista will add to its nylon 6,6 polymer capacity in China. The plan is to add 40,000 tons of ... Read more

India: Punjab cotton prices to remain good this season

During the 2017-18 season, cotton acreage in Punjab stood at 2.91 lakh hectares as against the ... Read more

India: CAI retains cotton estimate for ongoing crop year

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained its cotton crop estimate for the ongoing cro... Read more

Australian researchers create innovative synthetic cotton fibers

A research team at Australian Science Agency CSIRO is launching a type of cotton with propertie... Read more

Assam government to set up yarn bank

The Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI) recently organised the Silk Mark Expo in Guwahati. T... Read more

Green technologies can ensure green processing of cotton

A collaborative research between scientists in Kerala, and Florida has utilised supercritical c... Read more

Cotton Campaign accuses Uzbekistan of forced child labor

The Cotton Campaign has asserted that Uzbekistan should remain on the list of products requirin... Read more

CCI launches clothing made of US cotton

Cotton Council International (CCI) has created an array of US cotton-rich apparel with the help... Read more

The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award ’18 to be held on Sept 20

The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award will be presented on September 20, 2018 at Première... Read more