• Markets

    Pakistan’s textiles and clothing exports pick up in February

    Figures published by Pakistan’s National Bureau of Statistics indicate that textiles and clothing export earnings grew in February by over 3% compared with the ... Read More

  • Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    India and China dominate wool exports to US

    India dominates exports of wool textiles, whilst China is the number one supplier of woollen apparel to the US. Read More

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

    BASF to enhance Brazilian polyamide production line

    BASF is to replace all the polyamide categories currently sold at its production plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, with its own Ultramid high performance ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    Moving to the high ground

    A glance at Hong Kong’s official trade data gives the impression that all is rosy for the Chinese special administrative region’s (SAR) knitwear manufacturers. ... Read More

  • Effects

    New textile solution centre aims to push boundaries of print

    Epson took a significant step forward in its strategy to expand its position in industrial markets, with the opening of a Textile Solution Center in Como, ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    ITMA becomes headline sponsor of the Future Materials Awards

    ITMA has become the Headline Sponsor of the Future Materials Awards, which will take place in November 2014, in Dresden, Germany. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Medical focus: Nonwovens in woundcare

    Demand for nonwovens used in woundcare applications is growing worldwide. Alan Osborn and Julian Ryall report Read More


Viscose staple fibre quotations rise in China

By George Huang 24 April 2014 17:06

On April 23, the main producers of viscose staple fibre in China collectively raised quotations for their key product - 1.5den (38mm) - by 4.5% (520 yuan per tonne) to 12,100 yuan per tonne. This decision was made by the leading...

EU identifies Sustainability Compact progress

By Kamelia Kountcheva
24 April 2014 15:24

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, an EU spokesman has highlighted ‘significant progress ‘in the Sustainability Compact drawn up after the tragedy to help improve safety for workers in factories supplying Western brands.

Rana Plaza disaster: UFCW visits Dhaka a year on

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 April 2014 12:22

On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza collapse, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW Canada) is travelling to Dhaka to demand better health and safety conditions for textile workers.

Archroma raises prices for textile dyes

By John Scrimshaw 24 April 2014 12:01

Archroma has announced further major price increases on a wide range of its textile dyes. It says the main driver for the increases is the growing pressure from increased environmental controls in the production of important raw materials...



Vietnamese textile exports up 21.9%

By Charlotte Rogers 23 April 2014 10:35

Exports of textiles from Vietnam rose by 21.9% in the first quarter of 2014.

Quality mohair clip attracts demand

By Charlotte Rogers 22 April 2014 12:13

A selection of 'excellent' individual clips attracted buyer demand in South Africa.



Saving energy in drawing process

By Marianne Curtis 10 April 2014 10:48

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in textile activities including spinning. Retech, which develops and produces components and installations for processing of synthetic filaments mainly in the mechanical and thermal...

Strong year for Crealet

By Marianne Curtis 09 April 2014 10:16

Crealet saw a strong financial year in 2013, profiting from recognition of the quality of its products and greater awareness of the company worldwide, said CEO Walter Wirz.



Sensitive sanforising

By Marianne Curtis 24 April 2014 13:14

Brückner’s new POWER-SHRINK sanforising line is able to sanforise highly sensitive knitwear to achieve a smoother touch, low residual shrinkage values and to meet high quality demands.



Executive Market Report - 22 th April 2014

By George Huang 22 April 2014 17:21

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


Web Watch

WORLD: Textile dye prices rise on environmental pressure

From Just Style 24 April 2014 19:30

Tougher environmental controls in the production of raw materials and intermediate chemicals in Asia, especially in China, are leading to higher prices for textile dyes. Archroma says pressure on costs has forced it to make...........

US etac may rise 2 cents/lb instead of 3 as feedstocks tighten

From ICIS 24 April 2014 19:30

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A producer of US ethyl acetate (etac) said on Thursday prices will go up at least 2 cents/lb ($44/tonne), but stopped short of saying it expected to get the full 3 cents/lb it asked for. It was the second etac...........

Houseware, Textile Fairs Attract Nearly 46,000 Buyers

From Hong Kong Trade Development Council 24 April 2014 19:30

  A number of events were held during the fairs to introduce specialty products. Hong Kong plastics manufacturer Star Industrial Co held a press briefing at the houseware fair to launch new brand CreA ...........