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US cotton production remains stagnant in the first half of 2017

US cotton production remains stagnant in the first half of 2017

"As per latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates, the US cotton imports was nearly 8.6 million 480-pound bales during January-June 2017 compared to 8.5 million bales for the first six months of 2016. Cotton product exports decreased 3 per cent to nearly 1.8 million bale-equivalents. During the first half of... Read more

WTO members deliberate on cotton expanse in West Africa

WTO members deliberate on cotton expanse in West Africa

"At a recent discussion on cotton, majority of WTO members affirmed their support for a meaningful and specific outcome on cotton domestic support, the chair of the agricultural negotiations, Ambassador Stephen Ndung’u Karau of Kenya, highlighted. Ambassador Eloi Laourou of Benin, speaking on behalf of the four W... Read more

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

"It was a great platform for companies eying to connect with British brands, at the recently concluded London Textile Fair, held at the London Design Centre in Islington. As John Kelley, show organiser and Textile Events owner, says there was a huge range of fabric producers, print studios and accessories and a strong ... Read more

Opinion divided on authenticity of Pulse Report findings

Opinion divided on authenticity of Pulse Report findings

"If researches are anywhere to go by, soon we are going to see wool knitwear and bedding that enhance sleep pattern and also aid in relieving chronic skin conditions. As wool can be recycled, research shows wool garments are worn for longer and retained longer than those made of other fibres. In order to sustain proper... Read more

Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

"Yarn prices are expected to be range bound given moderate utilization levels and soft cotton prices. Spinning mills that were facing a problem during the first half of FY17 due to rising prices of cotton are soon set to see a U-turn in their fortunes. In the last two months, news of good monsoon, higher acreage under ... Read more

Domestic cotton output to increase by 6% in CY2018, says ICRA

Domestic cotton output to increase by 6% in CY2018, says ICRA

"The cotton supply situation is expected to improve in the next one year, supported by favourable weather conditions and prevailing remunerative cotton prices, which are expected to trigger an increase in cotton sowing for CY2018, highlights recent report on the Indian Spinning Sector by ICRA Ratings. A few initial wee... Read more

Quick guide to benefits of organic cotton production

Quick guide to benefits of organic cotton production

"Textile Exchange recently released Quick Guide to Organic Cotton, an overview of positive impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the preferred fibre choice compared to its chemically produced counterpart.“The Quick Guide to Organic Cot... Read more

Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile companies

Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile companies

"The fashion industry has increasingly relied on forests to create alternative fabrics such as viscose, modal, lyocell and other trademarked textiles. Healthy forest ecosystems are essential for mitigating climate change, as well as maintaining species diversity and freshwater systems. Progressing conservation solution... Read more

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

"The nonwoven industry is on a sustained growth momentum since last four decades and is a key constituent of the man-made fibre market. European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), the international association, most recent summary of its annual statistic shows that, the overall production of nonwovens in Gr... Read more

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

"Birla Cellulose becomes one of the first viscose staple fibre producers to earn the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for its products as well as to complete the audit conducted by the Rainforest Alliance. As in recent years, fashion as an industry is blamed to have emerged as a rapi... Read more

Is China losing its textile touch?

Is China losing its textile touch?

"China is the number one textile and clothing exporter to the world, producing more than 43.1per cent of global demand. As per the 13th five-year plan of Chinese Government for the year 2016 to 2020 period, China strategically is moving towards more value adding tech intensive products. The plan is to maintain traditio... Read more

Higher GST on man-made fibre to have negative implications on the industry

Higher GST on man-made fibre to have negative implications on the industry

"Man-made fibre and synthetic yarn would be levied 18 per cent tax under GST regime while the fabric only 5 per cent. Industry experts feel that keeping the rates of key inputs at a higher level will negatively the competitiveness of small and medium synthetic textile manufacturers. Stating the same as concern of inver... Read more

Australian cotton crop production on track for 2017-18

Australian cotton crop production on track for 2017-18

Cotton crop is giving a strong push towards Australia’s target of achieving around four million bales and bring in $2.5 billion to the nation. According to Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay, while yields were back from the records of the past couple of years, strong prices meant good returns for growers. Irrigated y... Read more

Yarn Expo Autumn edition doubles in size

Yarn Expo Autumn edition doubles in size

"At present Asia’s yarn and fibre market is going through a period of substantial change, The leading trade platform in the region will more than double in size this October, expecting its exhibition space to expand by 115 per cent as more companies recognize its effectiveness to mirror the latest industry trends... Read more

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Coimbatore to host CCI seminar on September 23

Cotton Council International (CCI) is organizing a seminar in Coimbatore, September 23, 2017. I... Read more

Lenzing develops viscose fiber Eco Vero

Eco Vero is an environmentally friendly viscose fiber from Lenzing. Eco Vero fibers are made fr... Read more

Maglificio Ripa to exhibit at Première Vision

Maglificio Ripa, selected by Asahi Kasei as a key partner for Roica Feel Good project aimed at ... Read more

Industry expects a dip in yarn prices soon

The yarn sector, affected by high cotton prices in the past six months, might become normal wit... Read more

Asia Pacific fuels polyester fabric demand

Asia Pacific is the largest and the fastest growing market for polyester fibers. China and Indi... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai October edition to attract 74,000 visitors

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held in China from October 11 to 13, 2017. This i... Read more

Cotton USA to showcase ‘what’s new in cotton’ at Premier Vision Paris

Cotton USA will present to the global textile and apparel industry what’s new in cotton, ... Read more

Cotton buyers turn away from the US, look to India

The world’s top cotton buyers, all in Asia, are flocking to India. Fierce hurricanes in t... Read more

Eco-friendly products to be showcased at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabr…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from October 11 to 13, 2017. This edition wi... Read more

Monsanto to sell seed unit

Monsanto will sell its small branded cotton seed business to Tierra Agrotech but remains fully ... Read more

US cotton sales rise in Indonesia

The US cotton industry expects a three per cent increase in sales in Indonesia this year. The t... Read more

British Wool to host National Golden Fleece competition

British Wool is hosting the 2017 National Golden Fleece competition on November 8. All producer... Read more

World cotton production to rise 11 per cent in 2017-18

World cotton production in 2017-18 is expected to rise 11.6 per cent from the previous season. ... Read more

Now wool shoes from Woolmark

Woolmark has produced a range of wool shoes in collaboration with knitting machine manufacturer... Read more

Yarn Expo to be held in China on October 11

Yarn Expo will be held in China from, October 11 to 13, 2017. In response to the strong demand ... Read more

Oklahoma joins major league of cotton producers in the US

Oklahoma is the fourth largest cotton producer in the US. A 17 per cent increase in cotton prod... Read more

Harvey fails to dent US cotton prospects

The prospect for the cotton crop in the US has been lifted above 20 million bales, an 11-year h... Read more

US exports of manmade fiber up 11 per cent

The value of US manmade fiber and filament, textile and apparel shipments increased 11 per cent... Read more

Indian cotton yarn exports decline between April to July

India’s cotton yarn exports have declined 9.79 per cent in the April to July period of th... Read more

India to probe Chinese dumping of belting fabric

India will probe imports of belting fabrics from China. The charge: China has been dumping belt... Read more

Cotton groups to showcase at Première Vision, France

Cotton Council International, Cotton Incorporated and Supima will jointly exhibit at fabrics tr... Read more

Southern mills avoid Gujarat cotton due to adulteration

South Indian textile mills have reduced their cotton procurement by around 40 per cent from Guj... Read more