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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

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

"Leading athleisure companies are experimenting with growing acceptance of wool activewear and the properties associated with it. Be it wool’s softness and odour-resisting properties, brands like Adidas and Lululemon are making sure the trend catches on. Added to this, wool’s inherent properties such as bre... Read more

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill task

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill task

"Woolgrowers at the event said, production has serious limitations. In Australia, the producer of over 80 per cent of the world fine apparel wool, production growth is limited by the lack of Merino ewes, the high lamb and mutton price, poor seasons, wild dog predation, land committed to cropping and in some cases a lac... Read more

Yarn Expo: Continues to grow as a strong sourcing platform

Yarn Expo: Continues to grow as a strong sourcing platform

"With the evolution of the fashion industry, Yarn Expo’s position and importance in the market has evolved. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) elaborates, “Fashion brands are more experienced nowadays in yarn and fibre selection, and are having more impact on the look and function ... Read more

Wool industry needs to become more user-centric

Wool industry needs to become more user-centric

"Low financial returns have pitched New Zealand’s crossbred wool industry into a crisis. To avert this, crossbred wool needs to be treated less like a commodity and its model overhauled to become more user-centric by the time it enters the marketplace, feels New Zealand Merino senior procurement manager Craig Ada... Read more

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainability

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainability

"While sustainability rankings have gained prominence however, one doesn’t really know the authenticity of these reports and on what basis assessment are done. Sustainability assessment is complex, especially where the value chain is long and products are diverse. Rules to ensure a ‘level playing field&rsqu... Read more

US-China trade ties a cause of concern or opportunity for others

US-China trade ties a cause of concern or opportunity for others

The ongoing tiff between US-China trade will have significant impact on global economic landscape. How things pan out is still not known, yet going by the present picture, things don’t look too bright between the two countries with severe allegations made by the US government on China. President Trump on April 3 ... Read more

Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

  The Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has redefined Tencel, as its textile premium brand at the 2018 Fibers & Yarns by Tecoya Group in Mumbai India. The redefining of Tencel brand is a key milestone of Lenzing’s new brand strategy to enhance product brand offerings, foster connection with customer... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

"Yarn Expo continued its growth story as the industry’s most comprehensive and effective business platform with its Spring edition which concluded recently. It saw a large increase in buyers, as well as another year of growth in exhibitor numbers. Strong demand was evident in synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns ... Read more

Revival of Manchester and Britain’s cotton production a boost for textile indust…

Revival of Manchester and Britain’s cotton production a boost for textile industry

"Manchester used to be the hub of Britain’s textile trade even before it became a hub for fast fashion. Boohoo, Missguided and In The Style are just some of e-tailers headquartered there today but at the time of the Industrial Revolution, the city’s red-brick buildings were home to cotton mills. Like every ... Read more

High fertilizer use a negative impact on Bt cotton production

High fertilizer use a negative impact on Bt cotton production

"The minister of state for environment, forest and climate change, recently told the Rajya Sabha, that since the introduction of Bt cotton in 2002, there has been a near doubling of cotton production in the country. However, cotton yields have stagnated in the past decade even as proportion of Bt cotton in India’... Read more

Pashmina needs a major makeover to survive in Kashmir

Pashmina needs a major makeover to survive in Kashmir

"Pashmina, the heritage and identity of Kashmir, needs an urgent makeover in order to survive its roots. Kashmir’s handloom industry needs to adapt to changing times and not seek protection from the government. The government needs to bring in policies that favour the handloom industry and bring in renaissance. T... Read more

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

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Three designers shortlisted for 2018 PETA Prize

Three designers have been shortlisted for the 2018 PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool. The awards ... Read more

Next edition of Dornbirn GFC to open on September 12 in Austria

Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn GFC) will be held in Austria from, September 12 to 14,... Read more

Chinese tariffs hurt Indian exports

India’s cotton yarn exports to China have been affected by tariff. China imposes a duty t... Read more

China PFY prices inche up, trend to continue in July

Prices of polyester filament yarn in China inched up in June and the situation is expected to c... Read more

Indian cotton production expected to rise around 7 per cent

India’s cotton output for 2017-18 is estimated at about seven per cent higher than the pr... Read more

Arvind working towards making jeans with no cotton

Arvind is pursuing more environmentally responsible alternatives to cotton, the leading materia... Read more

Grasim expands VSF capacity

Grasim, one of India’s largest viscose staple fiber (VSF) producers, is expanding capacit... Read more

India to emerge a strong player in blended fibers market

Driven by its massively growing textile and home furnishings sector, India is touted to emerge ... Read more

Ethiopia approves environmental release of Biotech cotton

The Ethiopian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) have approved two Bt c... Read more

China to issue more cotton import quotas

China Cotton Association, is all set to boost cotton imports by issuing additional import quota... Read more

Vietnam dominates Chinese cotton imports

Cotton yarn imports into China have slowed down dramatically. In the first quarter of 2018, vol... Read more

Peru launches new alpaca fashion brand

To capitalise on various business opportunities in the alpaca fiber market, the Ministry of For... Read more

Taxes cripple Zimbabwe’s textile and apparel industry

Zimbabwe’s textile and garment industry is facing rough weather due to heavy taxation and... Read more

Simply Be launches new range of sustainable jeans

Simply Be has become the first UK retailer to launch new jeans made from a blend of cotton and ... Read more

Global cotton prices headed north

Cotton prices are headed towards historic highs. Reasons include overall trade volatility, a lo... Read more

CoolVisions offers modern performance fiber

Polypropylene brand CoolVisions is a developer and manufacturer of revolutionary dyeable perfor... Read more

Vietnam yarn exports up 14 per cent this year

In the first quarter of 2018, Vietnam’s exports of yarns and fibers were up 14.2 per cent... Read more

Chinese largest buyers of Australian Merino wool

China is Australia’s largest wool customer, buying about 80 per cent of Australian wool. ... Read more

London Textile Committee takes steps to increase cotton, jute supplies

The London Textile Committee report has recommended immediate measures to increase the cotton o... Read more

Activewear harmful to environment, health

Despite consumer preferences, the activewear is now dominated by synthetics, research reveals t... Read more

Government to impose anti-dumping duty on a Chinese polyester yarn

The government may impose anti-dumping duty of up to $528 per tonne for 5 years on a Chinese po... Read more

Roica to showcase innovations at Premiere Vision Paris

Specialty Japanese fibre producer Roica, will showcase its unique responsible premium stretch a... Read more

M&S implements sustainable cotton plan

Marks & Spencer will source 100 per cent of its cotton from sustainable sources by 2019. Th... Read more

Indian hosiery sector wants ban on cotton exports to rein in prices

Hosiery manufacturers in India want the government to stop any further export of cotton till th... Read more