• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Schoeller 2017 fabric collection aims to meet current industry demands

    Demand for added functionality to textiles is booming in the industry. It is almost expected by consumers in today’s society, that a shirt will offer comfort ... Read More

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

    Teijin introduces new towel-like pile-structure polyester fibre

    The creation of fleece fabrics as a synthetic alternative to woollen products, was a major advancement for textiles. The synthetic-fibre product with a bulky ... Read More

  • 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

    Shrimp power material is making waves

    As scientists continue to look to nature for material breakthroughs, the most recently identified strength properties can be found in the humble mantis shrimp. ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Global medical nonwoven disposables market tipped for healthy growth

    The global medical nonwoven disposables market is expected to register a consumer annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% during 2015-2020, according to a report ... Read More


All eyes on Italy

By Kamelia Kountcheva 07 July 2015

Italy has long been an important knitwear centre. It is home to a number of the most famous fashion designers in the world, and Milan is considered one of the world’s fashion capitals.

China polyester filament yarn exports slump in May

By George Huang 07 July 2015

According to CCF Group, the leading textile information provider in China, polyester filament yarn exports during May reached 134,201 tonnes, tumbling 12.67% from April, when shipments climbed to their record monthly high.

China viscose staple fibre shipments fall further

By George Huang 07 July 2015

Data published by CCF Group, the leading textile information provider in China, indicates that viscose staple fibre exports during May dropped 5.37% from April, to 19,128 tonnes.

Founder of pioneering New Delhi digital printing firm predicts healthy growth for segment

By Raghavendra Verma, in New Delhi 07 July 2015

India’s digital-textile-printing industry is booming, with new companies starting every month to take advantage of falling input costs, says Tajendra Chadha, founder of New Delhi-based JV Digital Printing. Indeed, his company is innovating...



Nike ties up with University of Michigan

07 July 2015

Nike has reached an agreement in principle with the University of Michigan to become the Wolverines’ official athletic footwear, apparel and

SAS Textile to exhibit at Texworld USA in Lenzing Pavilion

07 July 2015

SAS Textiles, a knitter of contemporary and performance textiles will be exhibiting at the nineteenth edition of Texworld USA to be held at New York

Birla Cellulose showcases Liva at National Garment Fair

07 July 2015

At the 61st National Garment Fair held in Mumbai recently, Aditya Birla Group company Birla Cellulose promoted their newly launched new age fabric

Schwob AG implements Sanitized laundry hygiene concept

07 July 2015

Schwob, the Swiss textile manufacturer and laundry operator, has successfully implemented the laundry hygiene concept by Sanitized AG, a pioneer in



How black is your black?

By Dr John Provost 12 June 2015

The selection of digital textile-printing systems by any textile printer is a long and complex process that requires many detailed discussions between the printer and the machinery supplier. These will encompass everything from...

Disperse dye inks and their different characteristics

By Rene Wolferink 11 June 2015

Over the past few years an increase in the use of polyester fabric has been evident in the fashion printing market. Polyester, and especially recycled polyester, is labelled as ‘greener’, even compared to cotton. Fibre prices are down as...



Adapting nicely: North America technical textiles profile

By Kitty So 26 June 2015

Always a competitive force in the technical textiles industry, North American companies are remaining buoyant by looking to booming sectors, high performance solutions and cutting down costs for end users.



Executive Market Report – 6th July 2015

By George Huang 06 July 2015

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


Web Watch

Companies, countries cutting business ties with Donald Trump

From The Philippine Star 08 July 2015

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Stuff I Like – TASC Performance Boxer Briefs

From Soldier Systems 08 July 2015

I first discovered TASC Performance garments in early 2012 and I’ve been wearing them ever since. In fact, although I do own a couple of pairs of Merino Wool next-to-skin layers, TASC Boxer Briefs are my preferred daily wear............

Cotton market: falling prices attract exporters, mills | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder - Cotton & Textiles 08 July 2015

Trading activity improved following the exporters entry into the cotton market on Tuesday dealers said. The official spot rate was down by Rs 50 Rs 4800, dealers said. Seed cotton prices in Sindh were at Rs 2425 and Rs 2450, in...........