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Global cotton production at a four-year low in 2020-21

Global cotton production at a four-year low in 2020-21

  The 14th USDA Cotton and Wool Outlook predict global cotton production in 2020-21 will decline to a four-year low of 116.2 million bales. This is also 5.5 per cent decline from production in previous year. In 2020-21, the area under cotton cultivation is also forecasted to decline by 6 per cent to 33.0 millio... Read more

Creating long-lasting fashion to help high street brands become truly sustainabl…

Creating long-lasting fashion to help high street brands become truly sustainable

   Eco-friendly fashion is the new buzzword as high street fashion brands like Zara, H&M are launching sustainable collections with aspirational names like C&A's ‘Wear the Change’, Zara's ‘join life’ or H&M's ‘Conscious’. Capitalizing on the consumers’ ... Read more

Uzbek’s cotton privatization program raises numerous questions

Uzbek’s cotton privatization program raises numerous questions

  Uzbekistan has initiated one of its most ambitious privatization projects in the cotton sector in its post-Soviet history. The Central Asian republic aims to handover its state-managed cotton sector to local corporate operators and foreign investors. Through privatization, the government aims to upgrade its g... Read more

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made silk ranks 9th in top thousand Chinese towns for the economic strength. China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) has chosen Shengze as a ‘Pilot Zone’ in its efforts to foster and encourage more mega-class text... Read more

China innovates improved carbon fiber through wet spinning

China innovates improved carbon fiber through wet spinning

  Until the end of last century, China had been staggering in developing its own carbon fiber technology that remained at a low level inefficient for the production in commercialization scale, and the carbon fiber needed for composite materials had to be imported. It is the wet-spinning process, the technologic... Read more

China Chemical Fibers Association reignites Green Fibre programme

China Chemical Fibers Association reignites Green Fibre programme

    Ever since China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) launched its green fiber program several years ago, about 30 chemical fiber companies have been qualified for the certificate of the green fiber logo and the green fiber-rich products.   China Chemical Fibers Association (CCFA) recently organi... Read more

Medical nonwovens come to rescue for China’s textile economy in the first quarte…

Medical nonwovens come to rescue for China’s textile economy in the first quarter

Xiantao city which is known as “China Famous Town of Nonwovens”, has over 300 nonwoven manufacturers all are in operation. High-tech Jiahua Nonwoven Company diverted their original business to the melt-blown nonwovens on urgent notice in the middle of February to keep daily output for more than 20 tons, ade... Read more

China’s manmade fibre industry hit hard in sales, profits drop by 75%

China’s manmade fibre industry hit hard in sales, profits drop by 75%

In first two months; Jan-Feb 2020, according to the data from National Bureau of Statistics, the man-made fiber industry saw a freefall in profits by 74.78 percent,  PET fiber down by 132.01 percent and polyamide fiber (Nylon) down by 15.64 percent in profits. The total number of man-made fiber companies running i... Read more

Declining prices, falling orders threaten Indian cotton yarn mills

Declining prices, falling orders threaten Indian cotton yarn mills

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the nationwide lockdown till May 3, most of cotton mills in India were shut down. However, the government allowed some spinners in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, and Punjab to resume production. A small number of spinners resumed work with operating rate ranging between 10 to 50 per ... Read more

Xinjiang bounces back with planning of 0.5 mn ton PET project

Xinjiang bounces back with planning of 0.5 mn ton PET project

Amid global pandemic outbreak, there comes an encouraging news, for laying down foundation stone on March 29, 2020, for a breakthrough investment Polyester fibre (PET) production with the capacity of 500,000 tons per year in Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous region of Xinjiang.    Local leaders and in... Read more

In line with global trends, Indian manufacturers warm up to manmade fabrics

In line with global trends, Indian manufacturers warm up to manmade fabrics

"Though cotton continues to be in demand among apparel manufacturers, manmade fibers (MMF) like polyester are also finding favor with brands, retailers and consumers as they are light weight and available in multiple categories. Classified as organic and inorganic, man-made fibers are produced by combining polymers or ... Read more

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Withdraw regulartory duty on polyester spun yarns: FPCCI

   Khawar Noorani, Chairman- Standing Committee on Imports, Federation of Pakistan... Read more

Cotton Association of India increases crop estimates for 2019-20 season

   The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has increased crop estimates for 2019-20 ... Read more

D2C Innerwear launches Almo Wear in India

   D2C Innerwear has launched Almo Wear in India as an attempt to change this perc... Read more

Chimney Sheep to start wool project

   Chimney Sheep will soon start its sourcing project ‘Operation Wool’... Read more

Egyptian researchers develop fibers and reinforcements from date palms

   A consortium of five Egyptian researchers have developed the world’s firs... Read more

BCI, IDH introduce insurance scheme for Indian farmers

   The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and its strategic partner and funder, the Su... Read more

Mayer & Cie supplies MPU 1.6 model for research project

   Albstadt-based Mayer and Cie has supplied the University of Applied Sciences in... Read more

CAI raises 2019-20 cotton estimate by 5 lakh bales

   The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has increased its cotton crop estimate fo... Read more

AWI urges wool growers to complete online survey on industry growth

   Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is urging wool growers across the country to c... Read more

Polyester staple fiber market to grow by 4.1 per cent CAGR by 2025

   A market research report by Transparency Market Research (TMR) forecasts the gl... Read more

ICRA predicts a drop in revenues of Indian cotton spinners

   Revenue of Indian cotton spinners are likely to decline 25-30 per cent year-on-... Read more

PETA’s expose leads to Uniqlo’s ban on alpaca wool

   PETA’s highlighting of gross misconduct at the world’s largest priv... Read more

Yarn Expo Autumn to focus on recycled products

   Yarn Expo Autumn, to be held from September 23-25 at National Exhibition and Co... Read more

Global polyester staple fiber market to reach $34.546 bn by 2025: Report

   An ongoing report by Transparency Market Research says, the global polyester st... Read more

Pakistan’s Cotton exports fall 9.93%

  Export of raw cotton by Pakistan during the first 11 months of FY20 declined by 9.93 ... Read more

Cotton’s growth continues as the most preferred fiber: Study

  Global textile industry is making a significant impact with its bold adoption of pref... Read more

Kraig develops new program to protect silk production

   Kraig Labs, a developer of spider silk based fibers, has developed a new progra... Read more

Better Cotton accounts for 22 per cent global cotton production: BCI

   In its 2019 annual report, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) states that cotton pr... Read more