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Ably presents eco-friendly clothing line Filium

Ably presents eco-friendly clothing line Filium

"The apparel industry accounts for over 10 per cent of global carbon emissions and remains the second largest industrial polluter, second to the petroleum industry. About four million people are employed in the US fashion industry. The average household in America spent almost $2,000 last year on apparel and footwear, ... Read more

The resurgence of US Southeast as a textile hub

The resurgence of US Southeast as a textile hub

"With the growing importance and acceptance of technology in textile industry, companies are looking at highly automated, environmentally conscious production facilities in the US Southeast, where the infrastructure for this industry’s success is already in place. Proposed policy changes and US border tariffs are... Read more

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New King Time Machinery sells its first ‘Single Pass’ machine at TPF

New King Time Machinery sells its first ‘Single Pass’ machine at TPF

  Foshan New King Time Machinery (New King Time), also known for its NKT brand of machines, sold its first ‘Single Pass’ textile digital machine at the just concluded edition of TPF 2017. This latest machine was bought by Suzhou Super Digital Printing Technology. The event witnessed both... Read more

Runway fashion gets eco-connect across the world

Runway fashion gets eco-connect across the world

"Toronto Women's Fashion Week held recently focused on sustainable fashion paradigms. Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks's sophomore Peggy Sue Collection brought down the house with her farm-to-high-fashion designs one day after former Project Runway Canada star Evan Biddell showcased his saucy repurposed Value Village collec... Read more

HKTDC’s Houseware Fair and Home Textiles Fair ends on a high note

HKTDC’s Houseware Fair and Home Textiles Fair ends on a high note

"The 32nd HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the 8th HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair drew to a close on April 23 with marked visitor attendance. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the two four-day brought together together more than 2,500 exhibitors from 28 co... Read more

Aditya Birla Group puts the focus on innovations through Liva

Aditya Birla Group puts the focus on innovations through Liva

"A few years ago, Aditya Birla Group made an attempt at something that had never been tried in the Indian textiles industry. From a pure commodity product, the company has transformed VSF into a high quality aspirational brand popularly known as ‘Liva’. “I believe, there has been a phenomenal rise in ... Read more

Hong Kong reclaiming its stake in the global textile canvas

Hong Kong reclaiming its stake in the global textile canvas

"A well-known supplier of quality dyed and printed fabrics, and famous for ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products, Hong Kong has had a special place in the global textile map. However, owing to economic uncertainties, the country seems to be losing focus. The surge in cost... Read more

Swissmem looks to boost Egyptian textile performance

Swissmem looks to boost Egyptian textile performance

"Intended to strengthen the already well-established industrial ties between Egypt and Switzerland and to initiate a major step towards the revival of Egyptian textile manufacturing sector, national association Swissmem held a two-day symposium in early April in Cairo. Egyptian cotton is known worldwide for its quality... Read more

India needs comprehensive policy to promote artisans globally

India needs comprehensive policy to promote artisans globally

"If export promotion councils start promoting Indian artisans on the global map with a strong push, then their growth can get a big boost. Delhi, Jaipur, or Lucknow’s local cloth and garment markets are always teeming with Europeans in search of unique Indian designs. Many are entrepreneurs bulk-buying cloth and ... Read more

Bangladesh rising as Asia’s strongest economies

Bangladesh rising as Asia’s strongest economies

"For long, ‘Asian Tigers’ typically referred to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The four countries experienced rapid growth between the 1960s and 1990s. But now Bangladesh is emerging strong, as the World Economic Forum pointed out. The Bangladesh economy has been one of the top performers in ... Read more

CanopyStyle ropes in 100 fashion brands to protect global forests

CanopyStyle ropes in 100 fashion brands to protect global forests

"Canopy, award winning environmental not-for-profit, announced that CanopyStyle, which focusses on the elimination of ancient and endangered forests from the production of rayon and viscose fabrics, has hit the significant milestone of 100 committed brands. Kathmandu, SVILU, Raquel Allegra and Duffield Design are the l... Read more

US textile on rebound mode, trade deals to help push growth

US textile on rebound mode, trade deals to help push growth

"In 2016, production of US man-made fibre and filament, textiles, and apparel shipments was nearly $75 billion, an 11 per cent increase from 2009, according to the National Council of Textile Organizations, which recently released its ‘2017 State of the Industry Address’. It has been a fairly stable and str... Read more

India’s cotton spinning production to witness a downturn

India’s cotton spinning production to witness a downturn

"Withstanding price pressures, Cotton spinners in India are resorting to production cuts in the current financial year to sustain profit margins. Experts estimate an average production cut of 15 per cent for fiscal 2017-18, if the current scenario continues. A recent study by Care Ratings estimates India's cotton yarn ... Read more

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile diaspor…

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile diaspora

"It’s always a tough challenge for cotton as it competes with synthetic fibers, and, for the past several years, cotton has been much more expensive than other fibres, points out Mark Messura, Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated. In order to create an awareness of cott... Read more

Prosperity Denim riding on fabric technology for its innovative range

Prosperity Denim riding on fabric technology for its innovative range

"Chinese denim maker Prosperity Denim is striving hard to keep its leadership position. As managing director Andy Zhong, Prosperity Denim says “We have more than 100 new styles every month. In China, we make eight million yards a month and at the new capacity in Vietnam we will offer two million yards a month. Th... Read more

Prosperity Textile fabrics named ISPO TEXTRENDS 2017 F/W top products

Prosperity Textile fabrics named ISPO TEXTRENDS 2017 F/W top products

"Four denim fabrics developed by Prosperity Textile have been named top products and selections at the ISPO TEXTRENDS 2017 Fall/Winter. Two, in Street Sports and two, for the Eco Era category. The selected fabrics include A3716-11, a denim fabric providing ultra-high abrasion resistance with 4 percent Dyneema to offer ... Read more

TPF 2017: A sneak peek at the line up of insightful concurrent program…

TPF 2017: A sneak peek at the line up of insightful concurrent programs

"To provide more opportunities for exhibitors to promote their high-quality products and new technologies, TPF 2017 has lined up several product and technical presentations. The 2017 Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair (TPF 2017) will be held from April 19-21, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Ex... Read more

Brexit could have a positive implications for Indian companies

Brexit could have a positive implications for Indian companies

"March 29, 2017 would be officially marked as the day when the UK government formally initiated the process of the country’s exit from the European Union (EU). While there are many speculations surrounding this move, analysts believe Brexit would bring good news for India. Well there are reasons for this analysis... Read more

C&A Foundation with Fashion for Good transforming apparel industry

C&A Foundation with Fashion for Good transforming apparel industry

"C&A Foundation, with Fashion for Good, made an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, sustainability and fashion thought leaders today in Amsterdam. Created with an initial grant from founding partner C&A, Fashion for Good is a global initiative tha... Read more

Sustainability Goals: H&M pledges use of 100 per cent recycled mat…

Sustainability Goals: H&M pledges use of 100 per cent recycled materials by 2030

"Hennes & Mauritz AB recently set the next milestone with a pledge to use only recycled or green materials in its products by 2030. Crafted in 2016, Sustainability Report, H&M will work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to be climate positive throughout its entire value chain by 2040. The retail... Read more

TPF 2017: Focus on knowledge sharing, discussion on inks and print-hea…

TPF 2017: Focus on knowledge sharing, discussion on inks and print-head

"Gauging development trends of digital printing ink and nozzle helps end-users to seize the initiative. In view of this, there will be a number of sharing sessions on different themes at the oncoming Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Exhibition from April 19 to 21. The intent is to have in-depth discussi... Read more

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Santoni and Lenzing produce knitted denim

Santoni and Lenzing have collaborated on a knitted denim project. Santoni is a seamless kn... Read more

Monforts to debut ‘texcoat’ coating range at Techtextil’17

Monforts will demonstrate its full range of new coating units for the first time at Techtextil&... Read more

InOrbit offers travel package for ShanghaiTex 2017

Mumbai-based InORBIT tours will provide special travel packages for Indian visitors at Shanghai... Read more

Yarn production remains flat

Total yarn production in India is likely to remain flat in 2016-17. This is on account of an es... Read more

US cotton exports to rise 53 per cent

The US is the largest exporter of cotton, accounting for 29 per cent of global exports. Exports... Read more

Pakistan’s clothing exports up six per cent

Pakistan’s textile and clothing exports rose 6.2 per cent year-on-year in March. The incr... Read more

Bangladesh: Lopsided focus on garment hobbles workplace safety

Poor implementation of laws and excessive attention to garment sector are the major challenges ... Read more

Indorama buys leading European tire cord maker, Glanzstoff Group

Thai chemicals producer Indorama Ventures (IVL) has entered into a definitive agreement to acqu... Read more

India to top home textiles in coming years

India may be the world’s number one home textile supplier in the coming years. Right now ... Read more

H&M pledges use of 100 per cent sustainable materials by 2030

The H&M group has made a landmark pledge to use 100 per cent recycled or sustainable-source... Read more

German technology to be showcased at US and Mexican VDMA meets

The VDMA Textile Machinery Association will host B2B forums and technology conferences on Novem... Read more

Gap aims to increase organic cotton usage

Gap plans to source 100 per cent of its cotton from sustainable sources by 2021. The company is... Read more

Bangladesh gains six per cent global share

Garment exports accounted for nearly 85 per cent of Bangladesh's total products sold overseas i... Read more

Frankfurt ready to host Techtextil and Texprocess in May

Frankfurt is ready to host Techtextil 2017. Techtextil 2017, will be held concurrently with Tex... Read more

Jeanologia develops new processes

Jeanologia, a leader in the development of sustainable technologies for finishing garments has ... Read more

Pakistan: KCA concerned about duties on raw cotton imports

The Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) has expressed its serious concern on reports that the gove... Read more

ICAC chooses David M Stelly researcher of the year for 2017

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has chosen David Matthias Stelly, a professo... Read more

Bangladesh: Foreign buyers paying less for green factory apparel

According to Tofail Ahmed, Bangladesh’s commerce minister foreign buyers are not paying e... Read more

Bangladesh: EU investors want single law inside, outside EPZs

The European Union have for long been recommending Bangladesh to bring in one single law for wo... Read more

Brazil's textile and apparel exports are revitalizing

According to recent figures from the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC), Brazilian texti... Read more

Vietnam's garment exports grow despite hurdles

Vietnam’s market shifted from a centralized communist market to a mixed economy thereby b... Read more

UK needs to continue GSP system especially with India, Vietnam

Ensuring the continuation of EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences with countries such a... Read more

Stakeholders trying to keep TPP alive

With the US almost certainly out of the TPP, other members of the grouping are assessing their ... Read more

Rising orders make infuse optimism among Indian spinners

After a disappointing end to 2016 and a sluggish beginning to 2017, spinners in India are final... Read more

Textile industry adopting various technologies to reduces water footprint

New manufacturing yarn processes and finishes are pushing towards a more sustainable delivery w... Read more

Brugnoli presents new fabric line, names it ‘B.Recycled’

Italian company specialising in high-end fabrics Brugnoli, has launched a new high-quality, zer... Read more

Bangladesh to host two-day denim show on May 17

Bangladesh Denim Expo will be held on May 17 and 18, 2017. This is an international platform sh... Read more

Italdenim keeps its date with Kingpins Amsterdam with Pure Denim

Italian premium denim manufacturer Italdenim participated in the latest edition of Kingpins Ams... Read more

10th IGATEX Pakistan 2017 exhibition opens in Karachi

The 10th International Pakistan Textile Machinery and Garment Technology (IGATEX) 2017 exhibiti... Read more