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Avanprint 2016: Bringing technology to the design community

By Tansy Fall
09 February 2016

With developments in industrial digital textile printing technology allowing for faster turnaround times and enabling shorter print runs, both the catwalk and high street are becoming increasingly rich with innovative digital prints.

China fabric shipments grow marginally

By George Huang
09 February 2016

According to TTEB, the leading textile information provider in China, fabric exports during December reached 3.52 billion metres, up 13.17% on the previous months, reversing a decrease of three months in a row.

China yarn production increases in 2015

By George Huang
09 February 2016

According to China National Bureau of Statistics, yarn production during December reached 3.87 million tonnes, up 2.43% on the previous month and 5.1% y-o-y.

Watch this space for innovation award

By Gareth Gillespie
09 February 2016

A material designed for a prestigious range of Swiss watches has landed an innovation award at the forthcoming JEC World exhibition.



US cotton acreage to be up 6.2% in 2016

09 February 2016

According to the National Cotton Council's 35th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey, US cotton producers intend to plant 9.1 million cotton

Azerbaijan to create 15,000 jobs in cotton sector

09 February 2016

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Economy has said that more than 15,000 new jobs will be created in the country’s cotton sector following a government

Net profit rises 34.42% in 9 months at Grasim

09 February 2016

Grasim Industries reported a surge of 34.42 per cent in its net profit in the first three quarters of fiscal 2015-16.

Pakistan’s biggest textile trade fair begins March 9

09 February 2016

Pakistan’s biggest textile and garment machinery trade fair, Textile Asia will be held from March 9, 2016, in Karachi. Shaikh Mohammad Shafiq



Advances in polyester dyeing and printing

By Dr Ian Holme 03 February 2016

Dr Ian Holme reports on the increasing developments of polyester fibre, and their role within the dyeing and printing industry.

Wash away soaping problems with Itawash

By Dr Naresh M Saref 28 January 2016

Dr Naresh M Saref, of Indian chemical manufacturer Sarex, presents the benefits of the company’s Itawash washing-off agent for reactive dyes.



Flexible medical knits

By Marianne Curtis 14 January 2016

The majority of main textile types are used in medical applications, so what is it that makes knitted textiles suitable for particular products in this field?



Executive Market Report – 8th February 2016

By George Huang 08 February 2016

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


Web Watch

Making sense of metallic glass

From Nanotech Now 09 February 2016

If you freeze any liquid fast enough, even liquid metal, it becomes a glass. Vitrified metals, or metallic glasses, are at the frontier of materials science...........

Copenhagen Fashion Week Spotlights Men’s Wear

From Women's Wear Daily 09 February 2016

Buyers lauded the region's men's wear offer and cool street style...........

The Phoebe Philo Era at Céline

From Women's Wear Daily 09 February 2016

WWD takes a look back at some of the most memorable runway...........