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.


Chumbley appointed Culp executive VP

By Marianne Curtis 01 August 2014 08:34

Boyd Chumbley has been promoted to executive vice president of Culp Upholstery Fabrics. Mr Chumbley is responsible for management of this division, including sales, design, customer service, inventory management, global logistics and...

MGI launches medical scrub range featuring VisaEndurance

By Tara Hounslea 31 July 2014 16:31

Medical Grade Innovations (MGI), a subsidiary of R&T Fabrics LLC, has launched a new line of medical scrubs made from Milliken’s VisaEndurance fabric.

Epson America begins shipping new dye-sublimation printer

By Kamelia Kountcheva 31 July 2014 16:19

Epson America has commenced shipments of the Epson SureColor F7170 64-inch dye-sublimation printer. The F7170 joins the company’s SureColor F-Series line, alongside the F6070 and F7070, and integrates true roll-to-roll support for the...

Designer launches Cordura Combat Wool fabric collection

By Tara Hounslea 31 July 2014 15:50

Urban fashion designer Alex Valdman has created a new collection featuring Invista’s Cordura Combat Wool. The multi-purpose jacket and trousers have been designed to emphasise the fashion and functional aspects of the Cordura fabric.



Vietnamese yarn tangles

By Jens Kastner 31 July 2014 11:49

According to conventional wisdom, Vietnam’s near-certain inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will clearly be a major boon to the Southeast Asian country’s textile industry.

Indonesia yarn duty could damage textile sector, warns industry association

By Jack Hewson 29 July 2014 11:16

A proposed antidumping duty on imported yarns being considered by the Indonesian antidumping agency (KADI) could increase production costs, eroding Indonesia’s competitive edge, the chairman of the Indonesian Textiles Association (API),...



Durable water repellents: alternatives to C8 fluorocarbons

By Dr Ian Holme 28 July 2014 17:14

Environmental and health concerns prompt research into new systems

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...



Adidas, Johnson Controls and partners to increase automation in textiles

By Tara Hounslea 25 July 2014 10:57

What do leading companies in the field of sportswear and car seating have in common? They are both looking for new ways to optimise how fabrics are produced to meet future challenges, of course.



Executive Market Report – 28th July 2014

By George Huang 28 July 2014 16:43

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


Web Watch

Top Womenswear Executive Resigns from PacSun

From California Apparel News 01 August 2014 06:30

Christine Lee, senior vice president of women’s merchandising and design, has resigned from Pacific Sunwear Inc., the surfwear retailer headquartered in Anaheim, Calif. She has been with the company since 2010. Brieane Breuer,...........

Scouting the Denim Market

From California Apparel News 01 August 2014 06:30

DENIM DEVELOPMENTS: Among the new developments shown at Kingpins was high-contrast denim made with an eco-friendly finish that does not use formaldehyde or potassium permanganate, shown at the Lycra booth; Kurabo Denim’s Yogo...........

Nordstrom Expanding Online and With Bricks-and-Mortar

From California Apparel News 01 August 2014 06:30

Nordstrom Inc. is busy laying down plans for a new outlet store in Orange County while buying an e-commerce site that caters to men. The Seattle-based retailer said it plans to open a Nordstrom Rack, its off-price concept, next...........