• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Uzbek lab becomes third to be certified by ICA Bremen

    Cotton quality is something which sets apart the different production areas and their yields, which is very important for a thriving market. Being sure in that ... Read More

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

    Textile cars of the future

    The automotive industry is always looking to streamline itself. The motor vehicle itself was a ground-breaking accomplishment, and from then on, one ... Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    World Textile Summit names first speakers

    The first speakers have been announced for the World Textile Summit, which will be co-located with ITMA 2015 and explore sustainability strategies to Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Techtextil 2015 welcomes new visitor and exhibitor records

    WTiN was delighted to attend last week’s Techtextil trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. A first visit for some of the team, it was great to meet the people ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Pioneering foam forming technology

    Renowned for the major cost saving possibilities it offers paper and paperboard manufacturers, foam forming technology is also making an impact in the ... Read More

Insight

Dyeing the industry green

By Kamelia Kountcheva
22 May 2015

The textile industry has a bad reputation; pollution, water wastage, poor labourer rights… However, over the last few years, sustainability has become the hot topic and a big inspiration for innovation.

Growth opportunity for UK textile and garment manufacturers

By Marianne Curtis 22 May 2015

With increasing interest from retailers in UK sourcing, a recent event designed to give UK textile and garment manufacturers improved information on how to meet retailer requirements is a useful development.

Cotton futures touch four-week low

By George Huang 22 May 2015

Cotton futures on ICE US continued their declining trend on May 21 even though the better-than-expected export data released by the US Department of Agriculture had boosted the cotton values to their intraday peak in trading.

Europe: the new nonwovens

By Alan Osborn 22 May 2015

The maturing European nonwovens sector is an industry seeing a stream of technical innovations and market trends drive growth, as it strives for high value added products.

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News

Apparel marketer Gap posts 3% dip in Q1FY16 net sales

23 May 2015

For the 13 weeks period ended May 2, 2015, net sales at NYSE listed and apparel marketer Gap Inc were down 3 per cent year over year. Gap Inc.’s net

India tops Nielsen consumer confidence index

23 May 2015

India recorded the highest index score in consumer confidence in Asia-Pacific of 130, a one-point increase from the previous quarter and a level that

Developers of Crypton fabric bag JVS Business award

23 May 2015

Randy and Craig Rubin, developers of stain proof upholstery fabric 'Crypton', will receive the JVS Business Leadership Award on June 11. “The Rubins

INDA announces finalists for wipes innovation award

22 May 2015

The three finalists that will compete for the Innovation Award at the upcoming international World of Wipes trade fair in the US have now been selected.

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Technical

Delivering perfect fit seamlessly

By Alan Fellingham 12 May 2015

Obtaining correct finished size when manufacturing seamless knitted garments can be challenging. However, there are techniques that can assist with this process.

The all-in-one solution

By Sally Priestley 20 April 2015

Shemesh Automation’s XPander packing solution for wet wipes has been two years in the making. Shai Shemesh explains why the market needed an all-in-one machine offering top-notch packaging technology.

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Profiles

Sherpa support

By Debra Cobb 22 May 2015

The selection of Sherpa Adventure Gear’s hand-knit Kirtipur Sweater Jacket as the 2015 ISPO Award Gold Winner for Lifestyle & Fashion Products in Munich in January was not only a cause for celebration, but an affirmation of the Nepal-based...

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 18th May 2015

By George Huang 18 May 2015

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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Web Watch

PTEA seeks incentives to boost exports | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 23 May 2015

Textile exporters have urged upon the government to announce special incentives for the sector in the next budget to boost the country's exports. Sohail Pasha, Chairman, and Rizwan Riaz Saigal, Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Textile...........

Cotton market: prices firm on strong demand | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 23 May 2015

Steady trend prevailed on the cotton market on Friday as millers were ready to pay above the psychological levels, dealers said. The official spot rate was unchanged at Rs 5500, dealers said. In the ready session, around 2800...........

Government taking drastic steps to enhance exports: APBUMA chairman | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 23 May 2015

Chairman of All Pakistan Bedsheet and Upholstery Manufacturers Association (APBUMA) Khawaja Jalaluddin Roomi has said that government is taking drastic steps for the development and promotion of value added sector which can play...........

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