• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Do you recognise this blanket?

    Police in the UK are asking WTiN readers to help identify a tartan blanket that might be a major clue in an unsolved murder. Read More

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

    Smart electronics for smart clothing

    Covestro films are paving the way for freely formable electronic systems that will be exhibited in the form of luminous clothing at Germany’s K 2016 trade show ... Read More

  • Knitting & Weaving
    Knitting & Weaving

    How Mayer & Cie is staying at the top after 111 years

    Jonathan Dyson catches up with Benjamin Mayer, joint managing director, as the German circular knitting machinery manufacturer marks its 111th anniversary. Read More

  • Effects

    Is Africa ready for digital textile printing?

    AsiaInspection data has indicated that while the manufacturing base in Africa is growing, it is still immature. However, the international community is ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Making sense of smart clothing

    Smart clothing and body sensors can be considered the ultimate wearables, integrating into daily life as a garment, footwear or sensor device that can track or ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Traditional wound care and a bit beyond

    Dr Edmund Carus provides a personal perspective on the origins of wound care, and discusses how the sector has evolved since the 19th century. Read More


Vietnam cotton imports fall further

By George Huang
24 August 2016

Data published by Vietnam Customs has indicated that cotton imports in July amounted to 68,689 tonnes, plunging 9.52% from the prior month and 20.93% on an annual basis.

China polyester production rises in 2016

By George Huang
24 August 2016

According to China National Bureau of Statistics, polyester production during July tumbled 9.97% from the previous month, to 3.43 million tonnes, while sales slumped in the summer – the traditional low trading season.

Regenerative bandage helps diabetic wounds heal faster

By Fiona Haran
24 August 2016

A research team from Northwestern University in the US has developed a “regenerative bandage”, which heals diabetic wounds four times faster than a standard bandage while promoting healing without side effects.

VITAS welcomes proposed industrial zones

By John Scrimshaw
24 August 2016

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association has revealed it strongly supports a proposal from Vietnam’s ministry of industry and trade to develop large textile industrial zones to attract investment for fabric and yarn production.



US envoy discusses expanding textile exports from Jordan

24 August 2016

Expansion of textile and garment exports to the United States under the preferences of the 2001 US-Jordan free trade agreement (FTA) was discussed by US ambassador Alice G Wells with companies and workers manufacturing textile products for...

Pakistan’s textile exports fall 7.42% y-o-y in 2015-16

24 August 2016

The value of textile and garment exports made by Pakistan decreased by 7.42 per cent year-on-year in fiscal 2015-16, according to data from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. During July-June 2015-16 period, Pakistan earned $... bn from...

USDA forecasts 2016 US cotton output at 15.9mn bales

24 August 2016

US cotton output is forecast at around 15.9 million bales in 2016, as against projection of 15.8 million bales made in July 2016 and the final 2015 crop estimate of 12.9 million bales, with the 3 million bales increase in 2016 production...

IMRG Capgemini UK Eretail Sales Index up 19% in July

24 August 2016

High discounting by UK retailers through July 2016, drove up the IMRG Capgemini Eretail Sales Index, which reported an online sales growth of more than 19 per cent year over year in July 2016, a 20 month high for the Index. However, the...



Superabsorbents get technical

By Dr Edmund Carus 22 August 2016

WTiN’s technical editor, Dr Edmund Carus, looks at the use of superabsorbent polymers in areas other than absorbent hygiene.

Waste not want not

By Dr Edmund Carus 19 August 2016

Technical editor Dr Edmund Carus summarises how a naturally sourced sustainable superabsorbent “alginate-like exopolysaccharide” (ALE) has been produced from the NEREDA Waste Water Process.



How Mayer & Cie is staying at the top after 111 years

By Jonathan Dyson 04 August 2016

Jonathan Dyson catches up with Benjamin Mayer, joint managing director, as the German circular knitting machinery manufacturer marks its 111th anniversary.



Executive Market Report – 22nd August 2016

By George Huang 22 August 2016

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


Web Watch

Welspun sinks into deeper waters as Walmart reviews cotton certification

From New Indian Express - Business 25 August 2016

Welspun India’s market capitalisation eroded by a whopping Rs 4,376 crore from 21 August to Rs 5958 crore on 24...........

Nick Verreos’ Fashion By the Book

From California Apparel News 25 August 2016

Looking for advice, insight and a little gossip about the fashion industry? You are in luck. Nick Verreos—fashion designer, red carpet commentator, former...........

Guess shares spike after earnings, same-store sales beat estimates

From Marketwatch Market Pulse 24 August 2016

Guess Inc. shares soared 14.2% in Wednesday after-hours trading after the apparel and accessories company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings and...........