• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Organic cotton cultivation reduces global warming impact

    Switching to organic cotton could reduce the global warming impact of cotton production by 46% compared to non-organic cotton, according to a new report from ... Read More

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

    Countervailing duties on US and EU PET imports to help local producers

    Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has welcomed the latest developments from the US and the EU regarding countervailing duties (CVD) on polyethylene terephthalate ... Read More

  • Effects

    Manufacturing Renaissance

    Listers Mill, once the largest textile mill in Europe, goes back into manufacturing with digital textile printing. Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Marine mussels inspire flame retardants

    Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas, Austin, US, have created a new flame retardant to ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Disposable diapers with a traditional twist

    gDiapers, a US manufacturer of flushable and compostable diaper inserts, has unveiled a new style of gPants based on traditional values. Branded George and ... Read More


Sensient launches ElvaJet Punch ink

By Tansy Fall
12 October 2015

Sensient today announced the launch of its new range of digital sublimation printing inks for fashion apparel, sportswear, and flag and banner applications, the ElvaJet Punch. This range of digital textile inks is designed to achieve high...

Mohair market regains some of its losses

By Jonathan Dyson 12 October 2015

A total of 136,356 kgs was on offer at the fourth mohair sale of the 2015 winter season in Port Elizabeth, with 99% of the offering being sold. The market regained some of its losses and closed 4% up from the previous sale on R190.48 p/kg.

Positive tone at British wool sale with 88% clearance

By Jonathan Dyson 12 October 2015

The sixth British wool sale of the 2015/16 season offered 2,287,828 kgs. There was a much more positive tone at the sale with over 2 million kgs sold (88%) and prices generally firm.

South African wool market remains largely unchanged

By Jonathan Dyson 12 October 2015

The wool market was mostly unchanged at this week’s sale, with the Cape Wools Merino Indicator declining 1.6% compared to the last sale to close the day at a value of R122.76 (Clean). The Cape Wools All Wool Indicator weakened by 1.6%.



Bright Shield launches antimicrobial finish safety apparel

13 October 2015

Producer of high-visibility ANSI compliant safety apparel, Bright Shield has launched an antimicrobial finish on their safety green performance

AIFW closes with a journey from the past to the future

13 October 2015

The curtain came down on the five-day long Amazon India Fashion Week with a spectacular show put together by 16 of India’s most celebrated designers

SSM AG unveiling eight new products at ITMA 2015

13 October 2015

Switzerland based textile technologies producer SSM AG will be unveiling eight new products and showing a total of fourteen applications at ITMA 2015

Fibertex Nonwovens acquires Ribatek

12 October 2015

Fibertex Nonwovens, a company owned by Schouw & Co, has entered into a trade deal with Turkish spunlace nonwovens company Ribatek for DKK 120 million of its assets, including buildings, machines, and stocks. Simultaneously, employees...



ICE cotton futures fluctuate

By George Huang 02 October 2015

ICE cotton futures fluctuated within a limited range after its benchmark contract dropped to a fresh 7½ month low on September 23 (59.97 cents per pound).

A streamlined approach

By Fiona Haran 09 July 2015

A look at the latest techniques used by nonwoven manufacturers to optimise the process and quality control of their nonwovens



Gelvenor Textiles: Celebrating gold

By Sally Priestley 08 September 2015

Gelvenor Textiles has flown the flag for South African innovation in technical textiles for 50 years; WTiN learns about the developments which have driven the company’s success.



Wool Market Report - 12th October 2015

By Jonathan Dyson 12 October 2015

A comprehensive weekly round-up and analysis of price developments at the major wool auctions around the world.


Web Watch

Pakistan Japan Textile Day organized in Lahore

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 13 October 2015

News Tags: advice process design and curtail its costs, B2B meetings, business generating events, experienced Japanese buyers, JTIA, networking reception, organized by JICA, Pakistan Japan Textile Day, Pakistan textile industry,...........

To bikini or not bikini on Vietnam beaches?

From Vietnamese Investment Review 13 October 2015

Da Nang’s recent tourism proposal has raised eyebrows and lowered a few jaws. City officials’ claim that there are too many people in pajamas at the beach is sadly true, and deeply upsetting to us Westerners, used to a more...........

DealBook: In a Flurry of Deals, the Beginning of the End?

From New York Times 13 October 2015

The first day of Wall Street’s workweek normally comes with the announcement of a corporate merger or two, hence the nickname “Merger Monday.” But these days, a more appropriate moniker might be “Manic Monday.” There was more...........