• 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


Cotton consumption/production balance uncertain for 2015/16

By Kamelia Kountcheva
06 July 2015

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has called the 2015/16 season another one of uncertainty. Cotton production has been exceeding consumption for five seasons now and according to ICAC 2015/16 could be the first in many...

Government support boosts geotextiles market

By Fiona Haran
06 July 2015

The geotextiles market is predicted to reach US$8,632.83 million by 2019, growing with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.59% from 2014 to 2019, concludes a report from Research and Markets.

India Focus: Are textile export targets too optimistic?

By Munish Tyagi 06 July 2015

The Indian textile and clothing sector has gone through a roller coaster ride over the last year and despite a bumper cotton crop for the 2014-15 season, India has been losing export volume to its key competitors, China and Pakistan in the...

Low volumes push alpaca market up

By Kamelia Kountcheva 06 July 2015

Alpaca prices are very firm in the Andes and with very low stocks in Europe and Peru, international prices have come up, especially for the FS and AG types, The Schneider Group has reported. However, the prices of baby types have dropped.



BASF makes rear axle transmission crossbeam for Mercedes

06 July 2015

BASF & ContiTech Vibration Control have made the world’s first plastic transmission crossbeam in the rear axle sub-frame for the S-Class from

Teijin unveils new business on MIRAIM microporous membrane

06 July 2015

Teijin Limited has launched a new business based on the company’s high-performance microporous membrane production technology, MIRAIM.

Turkmenistan seeks investments in textile industry

06 July 2015

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov of Turkmenistan has said that the main purpose of restructuring in the textile industry is to increase the

Inkd website allows to design & customise apparel

06 July 2015

Inkd Apparel has unveiled a website, which allows consumers and businesses to design and customise t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, hoodies, caps



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

J Brand Outlet Sale

From California Apparel News 07 July 2015

Now's your chance to snare some really good bargains on all those J Brand jeans you've wanted to buy. The company's factory outlet store at 1225 E. Washington Blvd. near downtown Los Angeles is calling it quits towards the end of...........

Hugo Boss Going Fur-Free

From Women's Wear Daily 07 July 2015

BOSS GOING FUR-FREE: After a year of negotiating with The Humane Society of the United States and The Fur Free Alliance, Hugo Boss has agreed to stop using fur as of fall 2016. FFA is a coalition of 40 animal protection...........

Green initiative: Ways to reduce carbon emissions discussed

From The Express Tribune 07 July 2015

Tetra Pak Pakistan is part of the WWF-Pakistan Green Office Network since 2011. It aims to reduce carbon emissions, minimise their impact on environment and show commitment to environmental sustainability. “WWF Green Office...........