• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Two Italian manufacturers win Fabric No.1 awards

    Vitale Barberis Canonico and Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti have won the third annual Fabric No. 1 award, commending the season's finest merino wool fabrics for ... Read More

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

    Heinz Kmonicek steps down as general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute

    Mr Heinz Kmonicek, general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute is stepping down and handing the position over to Mr Friedrich Weninger, president ... 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

  • Nonwovens

    OUTLOOK focuses on nonwovens industry growth and sustainability

    Opening the 13th edition of OUTLOOK, the world-leading conference for the nonwovens personal care industry, Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA reminded ... Read More


Polyester quotations rule firm in China

By George Huang 30 October 2014 16:20

Supported by the spending spree of downstream firms during the last six sessions, polyester prices strengthened at the end of the traditional high trading season.

China viscose price falls

By George Huang 30 October 2014 16:15

Viscose value in China lost ground on Thursday as procurement from downstream firms ebbed. Quotations for the key product, viscose staple fibre (1.5 den, 38mm), dropped 50 yuan a tonne, to 11,950 yuan per tonne on October 30.

Rieter sets new priorities

By Marianne Curtis 30 October 2014 13:44

Rieter is setting new priorities including reinforcement of its innovative capabilities and expansion of its product and service offering, particularly in parts and components. Additional resources for research and development are being...

Exports buoy Italian textile machinery orders

By John Scrimshaw 30 October 2014 13:31

Orders for Italian textile machinery grew in the third quarter of 2014, according to national association ACIMIT, but growth was entirely attributable to export business.



Turkish carpet industry becoming more competitive

By Jonathan Dyson 28 October 2014 10:14

A leading carpet producer in Gaziantep Province, a major carpet production hub in Turkey’s Southeaster Anatolia Region, has told WTiN.com that the industry is facing a number of challenges as the Turkish sector becomes increasingly...

SA wool market weakens

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 October 2014 10:14

The wool market continued its lacklustre performance this week with the Cape Wools Merino indicator shedding 0.8% to close at R112.00 per kilo clean. This is 0.3% higher compared to the opening sale of this season and 1.1% down compared to...



US circular knitting design centre in progress

By John McCurry 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



Contifibre celebrates 20 years of production in France

By Marianne Curtis 15 October 2014 11:45

Contifibre has celebrated 20 years of production in France. At an evening event held recently, 100 representatives of customers from across France and Belgium enjoyed a dinner and catwalk show charting the history of women’s lingerie and...



Executive Market Report – 27th October 2014

By George Huang 27 October 2014 15:44

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


Web Watch


From China Daily 31 October 2014 02:30

New security accord sealed with Afghanistan China and Afghanistan reached a "new important consensus" on Oct 28 on combating the East Turkistan Islamic Movement as Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, arrived in...........

Rodeo’s Shop Takes Bow on Rodeo With Caten Brothers

From California Apparel News 31 October 2014 02:30

With fingernails painted Halloween black, twins Dean and Dan Caten of the DSquared2 designer label swept into Beverly Hills Oct. 28 for the grand opening of their first U.S. boutique, at 461 N. Rodeo Drive. (It was formerly the...........

West Coast Debut

From California Apparel News 31 October 2014 02:30

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