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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

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

"Cotton processing market, estimated at $59.7 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0 per cent to reach $72.6 billion by 2023. Growth is being driven by increasing demand for cotton in the textile industry and rising animal feed. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market wit... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

 
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There have been several innovations in the active wear segment, especially in fabrics. Brands a... Read more

Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to introduce spider silk fabrics

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, and Kraig Biocr... Read more

Hyosung to showcase specialty recycled fibers at Performance Days exhibitio…

Participating for the first time Hyosung will exhibit a collection of specialty recycled fibers... Read more

African cotton associations roots for cotton processing in Mali

With record production of more than 700,000 tons the past two seasons, Mali has retaken the tit... Read more

Hemp features in Levi’s range

Levi’s has launched a collection made of hemp. Levi’s is an iconic denim brand. The... Read more

Microfibers harm the environment

Microplastic pollution is a major problem for the environment. As much as 311 million tons of p... Read more

Filatex profits grows at 84 per cent

India’s leading polyester yarn player Filatex’s profits have been growing at a CAGR... Read more

Alpaca fiber market on a growth curve

The alpaca fiber market is witnessing high growth mainly due to the upsurge in demand for alpac... Read more

Finland-based Infinited Fiber makes fiber from textile waste

Infinited Fiber, based in Finland, has produced a strong, sustainable fiber from textile waste.... Read more

Russian demand for synthetic fabrics increases

In recent years, demand for synthetic fabrics in Russia has increased significantly. Imports ac... Read more

Demand for polyester on the rise globally

Polyester has brought about significant changes in how apparel products are made, priced, and d... Read more

Cashmere World 2019 focuses on sustainability, supply chain and creative de…

Coinciding with the beginning of cashmere harvest season in China, this year Cashmere World was... Read more

India’s cotton production may fall seven per cent

India’s cotton crop production may fall 7.87 per cent in the 2018-19 season. Drought in m... Read more

India: Cotton textiles exports help reduce trade deficit

India’s exports of cotton textiles have reduced its trade deficit with China. Exports of ... Read more

Mexican cotton reaches record volumes

Mexico’s cotton production is at a 30 year high. But this increased production has lowere... Read more

Filatex plans Rs 420-cr capacity expansion project

Filatex India plans to initiate an Rs 420 crore capacity expansion project at its Dahej plant i... Read more

China returns to US cotton

China is showing interest in cotton from the United States. This is in anticipation of a positi... Read more

Sustainable cotton in focus at Kingpins Amsterdam

Denim trends come and go, but cotton is the constant common denominator for most jeans. At a pa... Read more

Cotton plantation in the US decreases by 2 per cent in 2019

A recently released report by USDA indicates, cotton plantation in the United States is likely ... Read more

Aquafil Group’s Econyl regenerated nylon leaves a positive impact on enviro…

Econyl regenerated nylon is made out of waste that’s been rescued from landfills and ocea... Read more

World cotton consumption to be record high in 2019-20

International Cotton Advisory Committee forecasts world cotton consumption to reach a record hi... Read more

Yarn and and fiber show Filo to be held in Italy in September

Filo will be held in Italy from September 25 to 26, 2019. The yarn and fiber show will carry fo... Read more

Cotton Association of India lowers cotton exports estimates for 2018-19

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has estimated exports for the season 2018-19 at 47 lakh b... Read more

Dubai’s textile industry focuses on sustainability measures

Dubai’s textile industry is adopting innovative technology solutions. A manufacturing pla... Read more