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October edition of Yarn Expo lived up to industry expectations

October edition of Yarn Expo lived up to industry expectations

"The recent Yarn Expo in Shanghai offered three days of uninterrupted trendsetting sourcing platform for textile, yarns, and fibre companies across the globe. The yarn and fibre sector’s leading global event has been lauded as an effective sourcing platform. This year, the exhibition space expanded by 115 per cen... Read more

Canopy’s Hot Button Report takes stock of environmental progress

Canopy’s Hot Button Report takes stock of environmental progress

"Canopy recently released the updated and expanded edition of the Hot Button Report, a ranking of 11 viscose and rayon producers that represent 70 per cent of global viscose production. The Hot Button Report is the first tool of its kind that enables fashion brands and retailers to assess producers’ impact on the... Read more

Technology changing the dynamics of cotton crop production in the US

Technology changing the dynamics of cotton crop production in the US

"Like every other industry, textile and specifically cotton producers need to get tech savvy to become more efficient and profitable. In the US, Randy Norton, Director, University of Arizona’s Safford Agricultural Center (SAC), has been mulling over the possibility of tech intervention for sometime. Currently, he... Read more

Dormeuil weaves innovative ‘175’ fabric to mark 175th anniversary

Dormeuil weaves innovative ‘175’ fabric to mark 175th anniversary

Driven by a quest for rare, invaluable fibres to manufacture the most magnificent fabrics in the world, the House of Dormeuil is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its foundation with an innovative creation. Known as ‘175 fabric’, this new cloth is masterfully woven with, the softest Vicuña and the... Read more

Sustainable fibres in focus for commercial production

Sustainable fibres in focus for commercial production

"To attract consumers with its ethical practices, textile and apparel industry needs to look for sustainable alternatives. There are six interesting alternatives natural resources like bananas, coffee, pineapple, lotus, stinging nettles and hemp that can be used to turn into sustainable textiles. One of the most versat... Read more

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

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Recycling benefits of wool

Synthetic clothing is not readily recycled due to a lack of technology and commercial viability... Read more

Pakistan okays cotton imports

Pakistan is likely to allow the textile industry to import cotton to meet its requirements. The... Read more

RElan specialty fabrics may reduce imports

Reliance will increase its presence in the polyester space after the launch of its new brand RE... Read more

Rajshahi University professor extracts new fiber from plant

A new natural fiber has been extracted from a plant that grows almost everywhere in Bangladesh.... Read more

New process recycles cotton

For the first time, new viscose filaments from cotton have been produced by a successful chemic... Read more

Naia gets tumultuous response for innovative cellulosic yarn

Eastman Naia has launched a cellulosic yarn which is cool and soft, with superior breathability... Read more

Bangladesh mills face shortage of waste

Cotton and garment waste are essential raw materials for Bangladesh’s terry towel, home t... Read more

Invista unveils leg wear trends for 2017-18

Invista has unveiled its 2017-18 global leg wear trends and fashion directions, reinforcing bra... Read more

Five countries participates in ILO’s South-South Cooperation project

The South-South Cooperation project ‘Cotton with Decent Work’ is executed by the IL... Read more

Tintex showcases high-tech fabric innovations at Performance Days

Portugal-based Tintex, caters to the athleisure and street sportswear markets. The company make... Read more

Surat polyester industry reeling under twin blows of GST, demonetisation

Surat has seen a 40 per cent drop in polyester production and over five lakh job losses. Surat ... Read more

Birla Cellulose tops Canopy’s global list of viscose rayon producers

Birla Cellulose has emerged number one in a ranking of 11 global viscose rayon producers. The r... Read more

Yarn Expo attracts quality suppliers from across the globe

Yarn Expo was held in China from October 11 to 13. This is a yarn and fiber sourcing event whic... Read more

Global demand for synthetics goes beyond cotton

Consumer demand for textile products—including clothing and home textiles—is predic... Read more

Spinnova, looking at ways to boost wood-based fiber production

Spinnova is a developer of wood-based textile fibers based in Finland. Spinnova is currently re... Read more

Bill Kingdon is the new managing director of ICA

Bill Kingdon is the new Managing Director of International Cotton Association (ICA). He has a m... Read more

Synthetic fibers demand outpace cotton globally

Demand for textile products made from synthetic fibers will grow by an average of 3.7 per cent ... Read more

Garden Silk Mills, a leader in specialty polyester chips

Garden Silk Mills is one of India’s leading manmade fiber-based textile companies. It is ... Read more

Mirza Salman Ispahani to head Bangladesh ICA

Mirza Salman Ispahani from Bangladesh is president of the International Cotton Association (ICA... Read more

Roica adds sheen to beachwear

Beachwear brands use Roica in their latest collections. Roica is a premium stretch fiber produc... Read more

US to host apparel importers transportation conference this November

The Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation Conference will be held in the US, November 15, ... Read more

Refibra debuts at Kingpins Amsterdam

Kingpins Amsterdam was held from October 25 to 26, 2017. The first day was very crowded and liv... Read more