• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Sustainability in furniture textiles with Gabriel A/S

    Gabriel A/S is a European manufacturer of high-quality furniture upholstery fabrics and materials, servicing a number of consumers looking to furnish offices, ... Read More

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

    Menges expands roller size capacity

    Menges Roller, manufacturer and maintenance provider for industrial rollers for the nonwovens and manmade fabrics industries, has extended its size capacity ... 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

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    P&G re-enters adult incontinence market

    Procter & Gamble (P&G) has officially launched the Always Discreet line of liners, pads and underwear for adult incontinence as an extension to its Always ... Read More


Bangladesh important platform for denim, says Vicunha

By Kamelia Kountcheva
29 August 2014 10:45

Brazilian denim manufacturer Vicunha will be exhibiting at Denimandjeans in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from October 15-16 2014. This is the second time the company will attend the event, making its first appearance at the show’s debut in March.

Itema weaving machine sales buck trend in H1

By Marianne Curtis
29 August 2014 10:25

Despite the severe decline in global weaving machine demand, Itema has seen a 12% rise in sales in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, increasing Group turnover by 10% year-on-year.

Australian wool production to ease in 2014/15

By Kamelia Kountcheva 29 August 2014 09:49

The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast a decline in production to 328 million kg greasy for the 2014/15 season, down 3.7% from the 2013/14 season total of 341 million kg.

SSM concludes order

By Marianne Curtis 29 August 2014 09:35

SSM Giudici has concluded an order for 23 machines (3,000 spindles) from one of the world’s most recognised manufacturers of high quality polyamide yarns (not named), it said.



China cotton yarn imports decline

By George Huang 28 August 2014 09:08

According to China Customs, cotton yarn imports during July amounted to 156,000 tonnes, 11.03% higher than the previous month (140, 500 tonnes), the lowest level of the last 17 months. However, the July imports still plummeted 21.3% y-o-y.

Energy shortages trim Pakistan textiles export growth

By Rahimullah Yusufzai 27 August 2014 15:31

Pakistan’s ministry of textile industry has claimed that textile and clothing exports to the European Union (EU) increased by 18% from January-June 2014 compared to last year following its membership of the revised EU Generalised Scheme of...



Knitwear finishing nerve centre

By Adrian Wilson 28 August 2014 11:14

At first glance, the two production-scale finishing lines at the £2.5m Monforts Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) which has just been completed at the company’s head office in Mönchengladbach, Germany look very similar, yet they’re designed...

Yarn testing applicable to all fabric qualities

By Marianne Curtis 27 August 2014 15:10

There are two main types of yarn user: those committed to weaving or knitting high-quality fabrics and those which serve ‘commodity’ applications. Both groups have their own specific requirements and it is essential that spinners...



Technology mission to modernise Indian knitting

By Poorna Rodrigo 29 August 2014 09:43

India’s newly launched Knitting Technology Mission (KTM) project is primarily trying to diversify the country’s knitwear exports with a shift away from cotton to manmade fibre based knitted goods. The KTM committee chairman Dr A Sakthivel...



NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 29 August 2014 09:26

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.


Web Watch

Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore

From Manila Bulletin 29 August 2014 06:00

In this Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, file photo, U.S. actress and director Angelina Jolie, left, and U.S. actor Brad Pitt wave to the crowd as they arrive at the Cinema For Peace fundraising gala in Berlin. Jolie and Pitt were married...........

Sophisticated Swim to Social Hour

From California Apparel News 29 August 2014 04:30

Le Swim is in its sophomore season offering sophisticated swimsuits and après swimwear across the globe. “I am inspired by the glamour of the late 1960s and early 1970s Mediterranean lifestyle, particularly those iconic shots...........

Run Wild With the Ponies

From California Apparel News 29 August 2014 04:30

In her first luxury swimwear collection ever designed, Ashley Morgan Foster knew she wanted it to be as ecologically viable as possible. So she is producing all her swimwear in Los Angeles, using fabrics from a green mill in...........