• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark’s Wool Denim showcased at PV

    The Woolmark Company showcased its Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Première Vision, Paris, last week. Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    True survivor

    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 ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Finalists announced for ITMA Future Materials Awards 2014

    A stellar line-up of top global brands and businesses from across the technical textiles industry have been announced as finalists in the inaugural ITMA Future ... Read More


ITM presents on chitosan scaffolds for bone regeneration

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 October 2014 17:28

The Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM), Dresden, Germany, presented its research on the use of chitosan polymer for hard tissue regeneration applications in medicine at the 53rd Dornbirn Man-made...

US authorities confirm agreement on Brazil cotton dispute

By John Scrimshaw 01 October 2014 16:37

US Trade Representative Michael Froman and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack have confirmed their agreement with the Brazilian government to resolve their longstanding cotton dispute in the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Global webbing market expected to reach $3.52bn

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 October 2014 16:02

The global market for webbing is expected to reach $3.52bn by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research.

Glenmuir supplies knitwear to European Ryder Cup team

By Marianne Curtis 01 October 2014 15:41

The renowned Scottish golf clothing brand, Glenmuir, has designed and supplied the shirts and knitwear for 14 successive European Ryder Cup teams since Europe’s famous first victory on American soil in 1987 at Muirfield Village.



Indonesia electricity hike encourages textile firms to invest in on-site cogeneration

By Jack Hewson 30 September 2014 16:18

Indonesia's upstream textile industry is turning to onsite combined heat and power (CHP) on the back of double-digit electricity-price hikes this year, according to an industry insider.

Tough times down under

By Barbara Bierach 29 September 2014 11:02

When Adrian Bressan started working in the Australian knitwear industry 50 years ago, there were hundreds of competing factories in Australia but today, his A&B Knitwear, in Melbourne, is one of only a few left.



US circular knitting design centre in progress

By Marianne Curtis 30 September 2014 10:46

The only remaining circular knitting machine builder on US soil is thriving as it evolves with the industry and has big plans for new technology and projects.

Firing up an industry

By Dr John Provost 26 September 2014 16:58

Print head development – the key component driving growth in digital textile printing



Gildan expands US spinning capacity

By John McCurry 01 October 2014 10:38

Montreal-based Gildan announced big plans during the second half of 2013 to invest heavily in new yarn spinning facilities in North Carolina. A year later, those new plants are well under way.



Executive Market Report – 29th September 2014

By George Huang 29 September 2014 16:29

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


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From Composites World 01 October 2014 17:00

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Graphene chips are close to significant commercialization

From Nanotechnology News 01 October 2014 16:00

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VIEWPOINT: Cotton price decline unlikely to help unit costs

From Just Style 01 October 2014 15:30

With global cotton prices sitting at a five-year low, apparel firms should be benefitting from lower unit costs. That's the theory at least. The reality, however, is that any gains are unlikely to show up until the second half of...........