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Taiwan’s textile exports recover in July

Taiwan’s textile exports showed sound recovery signals in July amid improving industry sentiment. Textile exports rose 0.73 per cent year-on-year from the same month last year. The 0.05 per cent year-on-year increase in the first seven months is an improvement from a 0.04 per cent annual decline in the first six months of this year.

The country’s textile and fabric makers may benefit from rising demand ahead of next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Some fabric makers are expected to secure large orders of sports apparel from global brands. Several other top manufacturers have expressed optimism about revenue and earnings picking up in the second half of this year.

The Taiwanese textile industry has developed environmentally-friendly concepts and done recycled polymer and polymer blends. From yarns for apparel to industrial and sport accessories, recycled yarns are growing in importance and are a core part of Taiwan’s textile industry.

Mixtures of new technologies and fashion allow new design elements that were hard to imagine in the past. Polymer based yarn developments in polyester, nylon, recycled and blended with natural fibers, lead the way. It is possible to have the look and feel of natural fiber fabrics with the performance and flexibility of synthetics.