The Woolmark Company has once again joined forces with Savile Row to present 'The English Gentleman' in lightweight Cool Wool outfits for London Collections: Men.


Reiter sales rise by 9% in first half of 2014

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 July 2014 16:25

Reiter received CHF655.5m ($728m) in the first six months of 2014, a slight drop from last year’s CHF711.4m ($790m), but higher than the second half of 2013.

K-C plans future additions to building products range

By Tara Hounslea 23 July 2014 15:03

Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has revealed further details about its entrance into the building market with the new Block-It house wrap. The company said it utilised its expertise in the development and manufacture of breathable nonwoven materials...

BFC Contemporary initiative to support fashion designers

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 July 2014 14:52

The British Fashion Council (BFC) and eBay have launched the BFC Contemporary initiative, aiming to strengthen the UK’s contemporary ready-to-wear and accessory offering. The scheme will provide fashion designers with a programme that...

James Hare launches two new collections

By Kamelia Kountcheva 23 July 2014 14:28

UK silk specialist James Hare is launching two collections exploring new textures, colours and coordinated decorative themes at Decorex International 2014 in London (September 21-24).



Automotive nonwovens: lighter weights and greener options

By Kitty So, Kylie Kendall and Gavin Blair 23 July 2014 16:10

Nonwovens are taking on an increasingly important role in creating more sustainable vehicles, particularly in interiors, offering lightweight materials reducing fuel usage, recyclability, and the use of green feedstocks such as plant and...

GSP Plus advantages

By Manik Mehta 21 July 2014 13:07

While the EU has granted the much-coveted Generalised System of Preference (GSP) Plus to Pakistan, textile and garment suppliers from India, Mauritius and other countries do not seem pleased with the EU decision. Indeed, they complain...



Reusable clip strings set tone in string bar production

By Marianne Curtis 23 July 2014 15:21

Karl Mayer’s lace raschel machines are productive yet flexible. Latest developments include the introduction of a flexible pattern guide finger system that enables the company’s clients to mount the pattern guide fingers onto the string...

Advancing technologies in plasma treatment

By Dr Ian Holme 21 July 2014 11:30

Options expanding in fibre surface modification



True survivor

By John McCurry 23 July 2014 11:16

Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the US textile industry.



Executive Market Report – 21st July 2014

By George Huang 21 July 2014 14:25

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


Web Watch

BANGLADESH: Project to improve tannery working conditions

From Just Style 23 July 2014 15:30

A project funded by the Norwegian Government and implemented by the ILO (International Labor Organization) aims to improve working conditions in Bangladesh’s tanneries. The new initiative comes as a workshop on Designing...........

US: "Made in USA" company rapped for deceptive claims

From Just Style 23 July 2014 15:30

A company which sells a “Made in USA” certification seal has agreed to stop deceptive claims after being targeted by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges. The FTC said Made in USA Brand LLC had deceived consumers by allowing...........

US: Dirtball sues Quiksilver in trademark case

From Just Style 23 July 2014 15:30

Eco-friendly apparel maker Dirtball is suing DC Shoes and its parent company, Quiksilver, over claims of infringement of the Dirtball trademark. In a suit filed in the North Carolina Western District Court, Dirtball alleges...........