This video, produced by the Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with ACIMIT and with financial support from the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, highlights the strong culture of innovation that distinguishes the Italian textile industry and the importance that Italian technology plays in developing the most technical and innovative textile products.


Securing the future of fine cashmere

24 November 2015

Loro Piana is looking to secure its supply of fine cashmere for future years by carrying out research that aims to improve the quality of cashmere across the industry.

Constant innovation from Marc Cain

24 November 2015

Design and quality characterise the 3-D knitwear produced by one Germany-based manufacturer and brand, Marc Cain. WTiN talks to the company about its business and how it attempts to stay ahead of the game

Merger creates €100m carpet yarn group

By John Scrimshaw
24 November 2015

The UK-Dutch merger of Lawton Yarns Ltd with Spin-group BV has created a carpet-yarn spinning business with a turnover of more than €100m and over 600 staff in mills across Europe.

Dispersants ready for the digital textile revolution

23 November 2015

The high-end technology of textile printing is advancing constantly, therefore the demands on textile inks are ever evolving. Dr Christian Maus, technical services manager, Evonik, reports.



Centric Software opens first office in Mexico City

25 November 2015

Centric Software, developers of IT solutions for the most prestigious names in fashion, retail, footwear, luxury, and consumer goods, has opened its

US to host first-ever smart fabrics summit

25 November 2015

The US Department of Commerce has announced that it will partner with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) to host the first-ever

Evoquench from Oerlikon for spun dyed polyester POY & FDY

25 November 2015

Oerlikon Barmag now also offers solutions for the efficient production of spun dyed polyester POY and FDY microfibre yarns under practicable marginal

Mauritius makes new bid to reclaim German market

25 November 2015

Enterprise Mauritius (EM) the apex Trade Promotion Organisation of Mauritius is aiming to reclaim the lost apparel market in Germany, according to



Nanotechnology: thinking small to grow big

By Fiona Haran 28 October 2015

Poised to top US$75 billion by 2020, the nanotechnology market is targeting a vast array of application areas, proving that good things really do come in small packages.

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



Healthy hygiene business

By Sally Priestley 21 October 2015

As the hygiene industry has thrived over recent decades, nonwoven companies in the sector have enjoyed ample opportunities for growth across all segments. WTiN hears from German company BICMA, which is celebrating 20 years of growth in the...



Executive Market Report-23rd Nov 2015

By George Huang 23 November 2015

Global cotton values recovered last week except in China, where the cotton price was still in doldrums. Polyester spot rates slid due to waning demand and softened feedstock in China. Nylon and viscose also dropped. Acrylic was steady, but...


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Best Buy's New CEO Says He's Going To Work The Cash Register In His First Week

From International Business Times - Companies 25 November 2015

Hubert Joly, the new CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY), is going to spend his first week on the job pulling the old king-as-commoner routine, donning the company's uniform and working a few of the showrooms in or near the...........

Is Louis Vuitton Trying To Swallow Hermès? Hermès Says 'Oui'

From International Business Times - Companies 25 November 2015

Consider this a case of Hermès versus Louis Vuitton that doesn't involve trying to figure out which $3,000 designer handbag to buy. The conflict now playing out fittingly in the world's capital of high-end fashion, Paris, took a...........

Asia PTA market hit by Yisheng’s dollar-based China spot sales

From ICIS 25 November 2015

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Asia’s purified terephthalic acid (PTA) prices are under pressure as China’s biggest producer of the material beefed up its sales of US dollar-based cargoes in the Chinese market, industry sources said on...........