The Woolmark Company has once again joined forces with Savile Row to present 'The English Gentleman' in lightweight Cool Wool outfits for London Collections: Men.


Reiter sales rise by 9% in first half of 2014

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 July 2014 16:25

Reiter received CHF655.5m ($728m) in the first six months of 2014, a slight drop from last year’s CHF711.4m ($790m), but higher than the second half of 2013.

K-C plans future additions to building products range

By Tara Hounslea 23 July 2014 15:03

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has revealed further details about its entrance into the building market with the new Block-It house wrap. The company said it utilised its expertise in the development and manufacture of breathable nonwoven materials...

BFC Contemporary initiative to support fashion designers

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 July 2014 14:52

The British Fashion Council (BFC) and eBay have launched the BFC Contemporary initiative, aiming to strengthen the UK’s contemporary ready-to-wear and accessory offering. The scheme will provide fashion designers with a programme that...

James Hare launches two new collections

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 July 2014 14:28

UK silk specialist James Hare is launching two collections exploring new textures, colours and coordinated decorative themes at Decorex International 2014 in London (September 21-24).



Native Amerindian culture is inspiration for Brazil textile design

By Pacifica Goddard 24 July 2014 09:18

Brazilian fashion has been focusing on sustainability - not just from the environmental standpoint but also from the stance of social responsibility, according to Rafael Cervone, CEO of Texbrasil, the Brazilian Fashion Industry...

Automotive nonwovens: lighter weights and greener options

By Kitty So, Kylie Kendall and Gavin Blair 23 July 2014 16:10

Nonwovens are taking on an increasingly important role in creating more sustainable vehicles, particularly in interiors, offering lightweight materials reducing fuel usage, recyclability, and the use of green feedstocks such as plant and...



Reusable clip strings set tone in string bar production

By Marianne Curtis 23 July 2014 15:21

Karl Mayer’s lace raschel machines are productive yet flexible. Latest developments include the introduction of a flexible pattern guide finger system that enables the company’s clients to mount the pattern guide fingers onto the string...

Advancing technologies in plasma treatment

By Dr Ian Holme 21 July 2014 11:30

Options expanding in fibre surface modification



True survivor

By John McCurry 23 July 2014 11:16

Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the US textile industry.



Executive Market Report – 21st July 2014

By George Huang 21 July 2014 14:25

A detailed review of movements in fibre, yarn and fabric prices from the previous week, along with changes in production costs.


Web Watch

US: HanesBrands raises guidance as Q2 earnings climb

From Just Style 24 July 2014 11:30

Underwear maker HanesBrands Inc has raised its full-year guidance as it revealed second-quarter earnings that beat analyst estimates. The company posted earnings of US$154.6m, or $1.71 per share, in the three months ended 28...........

UK: Clothing sales bounce back in July

From Just Style 24 July 2014 11:30

Sales bounced back at UK clothing stores in July thanks to warmer weather, new figures suggest, with growth set to be even stronger in August. According to the latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey from the Confederation of...........

US: Black Diamond completes Gregory Mountain sale

From Just Style 24 July 2014 11:30

Outdoor equipment and apparel business Black Diamond has completed the sale of its Gregory Mountain Products brand for US$84.1m to Samsonite. The divestiture was made as part of Black Diamond's plans to focus on its core...........