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India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

  Although colored cotton is not new to India, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) through its All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cotton plans to commercially release colored cotton by 2021. Five colored cotton lines on the anvil Under AICRP, ICAR will release four to five color... Read more

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

  Focus on the value added MMF segment, technical textiles and manufacturing of indigenous textile machines, urged Ravi Capoor, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles at the 62nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) held in New Delhi on September 30, 2020. The meeting wa... Read more

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers continues to…

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers continues to grow

   Constrained by a slowdown in global economies and growing trade uncertainties, the International Monetary Fund revised its economic outlook in July 2018 from 3.9 per cent to just 2.9 per cent in January 2020. As per Textile Network, the IMF report cites weakening of large emerging markets and geopolitic... Read more

To counter Chinese silk yarns, India needs to evaluate textile trade

To counter Chinese silk yarns, India needs to evaluate textile trade

  With COVID-19 causing significant cracks in its blooming economy, India needs to reexamine its approach to trade, especially its import of textiles and relics from China, wrote acclaimed fashion designer Ritu Kumar who owns a bespoke label in a recent article ‘How Chinese imports are destroying our trad... Read more

India’s cotton production to increase while consumption to decrease: CAI

India’s cotton production to increase while consumption to decrease: CAI

  At its recent meeting, Cotton Association of India (CAI) increased its cotton production estimates for the 2019-20 season by 19 lakh (1.9 million) bales to 354.50 lakh (35.45 million) bales of 170 kg each. The committee increased its production estimate for the North zone by 3 lakh (0.3 million) bales, Centra... Read more

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

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Cotton cultivation area in Turkey to decrease in 2020/21: USDA

   The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service forecasts cotton cultivation area in Turk... Read more

China warns mills against buying Australian cotton

   As the latest sign of worsening trade relations between Australia and China, Ch... Read more

China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan rise over four times

   China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan increased by 4.36 times to $ 41... Read more

China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan rise by 4.36

   China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan increased by 4.36 times to $ 41... Read more

Government to announce National Textile Policy

   At the annual general meeting of CITI, Ravi Capoor, Textile Secretary, revealed... Read more

Cotton 2040 Impact Alignment group members sign MoU

   Members of the Cotton 2040 Impacts Alignment Working Group, which includes the ... Read more

Nepal yarn industry witnesses surge in operations

   Nepal’s yarn industry has witnessed a surge in business operations for th... Read more

CCI eyes Bangladesh export contract

   In a first-of-its-kind deal by India for any country, Cotton Corporation of Ind... Read more

India’s cotton exports to rise by 30% in 2020-21

   Trade sources predict India’s cotton exports will rise 30 per cent from 5... Read more

China registers high demand for cotton yarns

   Cotton textile firms in Jiangsu, Shangdong and Anhui have reported a massive de... Read more

American & Efird to buy Charles Craft, Inc’s yarn business

   American & Efird (A&E) division of Elevate Textiles Inc has agreed to b... Read more

India: Remove anti-dumping duty on VSF, urges CITI, industry stakeholders

   The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), along with other industry ... Read more

CCI continues to increase prices after August transactions

   Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) continued to increase cotton sales floor pric... Read more

Nilit sets up cogeneration power plant

   Nylon producer Nilit has set up a cogeneration power plant on-site at its prima... Read more

FTC Cashmere collaborates with Haelixa

   Switzerland based premium brand FTC Cashmere has decided to work with Haelixa, ... Read more

Simco Spinning & Textile nominated spinner of ‘Aware Integrity Solution…

   Simco Spinning & Textile, manufacturers of Cyclo recycled fibers, has colla... Read more

New report highlights cotton industry’s contribution to Australian economy

   A snapshot report titled ‘Cotton with a Conscience’ outlines Austra... Read more

India’s spinning capacity utilization reaches peak levels: Survey

   A recent survey reveals India’s spinning capacity utilization is fast rea... Read more