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Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

"The global spandex market estimated at over 760 kilo ton in 2015, is likely to cross 1,550 kilo ton by 2023. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 8 per cent from 2016 to 2023. China dominated the Asia-Pacific market in 2015, accounting for 60 per cent of the total volume. Major growth driver for the spandex mar... Read more

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

"Even though the Autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was pre-poned this year, it did not have any effect on its popularity. The show attracted around 78,000 trade buyers from 110 countries and regions, there were 4,480 exhibitors from 33 countries. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfu... Read more

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

"A recent report by the International Fur Federation (IFF) states estimates global fur retail at around $40 billion, largely due to the sustained demand in Asian markets, including the Chinese mainland, Japan and South Korea. Meanwhile, challenges such as volatile pelt prices owing to the slow recovery in demand in exc... Read more

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

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Two US polyester producers file petitions against Indian, Chinese imports

Unifi and Nan Ya Plastics, two leading US polyester producers, have filed petitions alleging du... Read more

Cotton production in Mexico to increase 2 per cent in 2018-19

As per the Foreign Agricultural Service of the USA for Mexico, production of cotton in 2018-19 ... Read more

Lenzing collaborates with designer Pawan Kumar to create Midnight Blues

Global textile company Lenzing and Los Angeles designer Pawan Kumar have collaborated on a coll... Read more

India: CCI forced to wait for procurement as cotton prices rise above MSP

Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), which was gearing up for procurement operations from farmers... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports to grow at a moderate pace

As per ICRA report, though the pace of growth is expected to moderate this year, India is set t... Read more

ICAC redesigns its website, makes it more interactive

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has completely overhauled its website. The c... Read more

Albini creates traceable Supima cotton

Italian company Albini in partnership with Oritain has created the first 100 per cent traceable... Read more

Tough times for Egyptian cotton

Durable, fine and luxuriously soft, cotton sourced from Egypt has long been seen as the best on... Read more

New cotton prices to rise in Gujarat

According to traders and market experts, new cotton prices in Gujarat are likely to rise in the... Read more

India: Seed companies asked to pay up in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has sent notices to nearly 60 cotton seed companies seeking a compensation of Rs 1,... Read more

Taiwan company converting polyester waste into feedstock

Taiwan’s Far Eastern New Century has unveiled pioneering new recycling technology that co... Read more

Lenzing develops denim capsule

Lenzing, and he sustainable fashion designer Pawan Kumar, and denim manufacturer Saitex have co... Read more

Kraig Biocraft ready for first shipment of spider silk to Vietnam

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, is finalising d... Read more

Invista develops campaign with Refinery 29

Invista has developed a marketing campaign along with Refinery 29, a digital media and entertai... Read more

Eastman develops cellulosic fiber -- Naia

Eastman has developed a new eco-friendly cellulosic fiber named Naia. Naia can transform into l... Read more

Yarn Expo opens door in China next week

Yarn Expo will be held in China from October 15 to 17. This is a textile sourcing event. More t... Read more

Sri Lankan show Intex to open doors on November 14

Intex will be held in Sri Lanka from November 14 to 16. This is a show for yarns, apparel fabri... Read more

Indian cotton production to drop this season

India’s cotton production is likely to fall 4.7 per cent from previous season. Scanty rai... Read more

RWS labeled wool garments launched by brands

Marks & Spencer, Eileen Fisher and Arket – the lifestyle concept store from H&M, ... Read more

Indian cotton yarn exports expected to grow

A surge is likely in India’s cotton yarn exports. There was a 56 per cent year on year gr... Read more

Eastman launches new bio-based cellulosic fiber

Eastman has launched a new cellulosic fiber called Naia. This is made from wood pulp derived on... Read more

US ups trade war, now includes wool and related products

The US has announced the third round of import tariffs on goods from China. The latest batch im... Read more

Luxury fashion responds well to Tencel Luxe eco-botanic lyocell filaments

The luxury apparel sector is giving a tremendous response to Tencel Luxe eco-botanic lyocell fi... Read more

China remains largest global cashmere supplier with 70 per cent share

As per a research report on the Global Fashion Luxury Cashmere Clothing Consumption Market, Chi... Read more