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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

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in the list

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in the list

"The US is looking to impose a new set of $200 billion tariffs on China. The move comes after the US implemented $34 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports recently, which was the first portion of the promised $50 billion Trump promised to levy against China over intellectual property concerns. Robert Lighthizer, ... Read more

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

"Besides other prevailing challenges, apparel companies need to now tackle steep increase in prices of raw materials as well. As per recent stats, wool prices have soared to record highs this year on booming demand, while a drought in Texas and rising Chinese imports have sent cotton futures to a nearly six-year peak i... Read more

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

"The Lenzing Group introduces Veocel, the company’s new nonwoven specialty brand. Positioned as a premium brand of nonwoven fibres for daily care rituals, Veocel provides the nonwoven industry with fibers that are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from botanic origin and produced in an environmentally resp... Read more

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay for fashion

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay for fashion

"Garments, traditionally made from animal furs, are increasingly being replaced by synthetic materials, causing large scale deforestation. For instance, a wool sweater, earlier made from animal hair, is now being made from cotton or nylon yarn. Coats are being stuffed with goose down or synthetic insulation depending o... Read more

Yarn Expo-Autumn, ITMA Asia + CITME to happen concurrently in mid-October

Yarn Expo-Autumn, ITMA Asia + CITME to happen concurrently in mid-October

"The scale and importance of China International Import Expo (CIIE) – an initiative launched personally by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a Belt & Road Forum in 2017 and hosted by the country’s Ministry of Commerce – has necessitated the renovation of three halls at the National Exhibition and Co... Read more

Fighting against forced labour in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan for cotton production

Fighting against forced labour in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan for cotton production

"While there’s a growing risk that supply chain and CSR managers are faced with, they also need to address other aspects of their businesses that are adversely impacted by loss of control of the supply chain. These include potential loss in market share, brand reputation, stolen IP, liability to recall, potential... Read more

Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

"All surveyed countries, apart from Brazil and Germany, expect a decrease in yarn output in the first quarter of 2018. Global yarn stocks were stable between the third and fourth quarter of 2017. A reduction in Brazil of 11 per cent, Egypt of 9 per cent, and Europe 4 per cent was cancelled out by a 3 per cent increase ... Read more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

"Production growth in China has been lean due to limited farmland and high labour costs. China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of the US goods and services, and cotton is one of the top agricultural exports of the US. Production of viscose staple fibre will increase further in 2018, pulling down pric... Read more

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

"Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International (CCI) recently said disposable, fast fashion has made a big contribution to the rise of synthetic, man-made fibres that are cheap to manufacture, though not easily recycled, leaving a damaging footprint on the environment. Unfortunately, scientific resea... Read more

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