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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

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

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India’s cotton is now threatened by bollworms

Unreliable Bt cotton seeds, perennially low cotton prices, a political regime that does not see... Read more

Wool prices on rise as woollen footwear boost demand for the natural fibre

The wool market has been fighting a losing battle following downward spiralling of demand post ... Read more

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Turkey is likely to impose higher rate of anti-dumping duty on export of yarn/thread from Bangl... Read more

Textile imports up 19.7 per cent following surge in B’desh shipments

Latest stats released by Export Promotion Bureau of Bangladesh reveal textile imports grew 19.7... Read more

Pakistan spinners to face $500 m in losses

The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Advisor Shahid Sattar disclosed the textile ... Read more

Cifra, presents an innovative merino wool oriented project at ISPO Munich

Cifra, leader in warp knit seamless production presents an innovative merino wool oriented proj... Read more

Rise in cotton prices, lack of incentives make exports uncompetitive

A steep 11 per cent rise in cotton prices during the past two months in India has spiralled up ... Read more

Maharashtra bans co-marketing of brands for BT cotton seeds

The Maharashtra government has decided to withdraw facility of co-marketing of brands for BT co... Read more

Cotton Egypt Association unveils ‘Be Human’ brand for Egyptian cotton

The Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) has launched a new brand identity and digital platform to re... Read more

US cotton industry closely watching China

The United States’ cotton sector is keeping a close watch on China to see if its imports ... Read more

Russia's RFID tags on fur set for geographic/sector expansion

One year post the use of RFID marker chips to track and identify fur garments within Russia and... Read more

Pakistan’s cotton production soars

Latest figures issued by the Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association say higher cotton production i... Read more

Ethiopia produces first certified organic cotton

The first ever organic cotton certificates in Ethiopia have been distributed to 200 cotton farm... Read more

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, Wools of New Zealand tie up

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) announced a collaboration with Wools of New Zealand (WoN... Read more

PRGMEA demands abolition of duties on cotton yarn

Ijaz A Khokhar, Chief Coordinator of Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters As... Read more

India’s exports of man-made fibre textiles items up by 7 per cent

Exports of synthetic and rayon textiles has registered growth since the start of this financial... Read more

Global cooling fabrics market to touch $3.24 bn by 2025

The global cooling fabrics market is forecast to reach $3.24 billion by 2025, driven largely by... Read more

CAI hopeful of a bright current cotton season

Atulbhai Ganatra, President, Cotton Association of India announced that he and his team of dire... Read more

Remove RD on import of yarn demands PYMA

While drawing attention of Miftah Ismail, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and... Read more

Better Cotton Fund expands reach

The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund (GIF) is well under way to meet the target to reac... Read more

Pakistan: Cotton import from India delayed till January

Cotton cannot be imported from India as permits issued by the Department of Plant Protection, M... Read more

New Chinese PET bane, a boon to US farmers

The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection notified the World Trade Organisation they wou... Read more