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.


US demand for coated fabrics on the rise

By Tara Hounslea 22 July 2014 17:09

Demand for coated fabrics in the US is projected to increase by 3.2% per year to 680 million square yards in 2018, an acceleration marking a shift from the sluggish growth rate of 1% between 2008 and 2013.

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to explore the local market

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 July 2014 16:53

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition will be a key opportunity for consumers and manufacturers to understand the latest market updates on the regional economy, organisers of the event said.

Epson to boost PrecisionCore print heads production in Japan

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 July 2014 16:50

Epson is increasing the production capacity of its PrecisionCore inkjet print heads. Developed to offer fast print speeds and good image quality, they are used primarily in office, commercial and industrial inkjet printers. It also has...

Panel to discuss sustainability in fashion at Première Vision New York

By Kamelia Kountcheva 22 July 2014 15:01

Fashion sourcing trade show Première Vision New York will host a panel discussion today at 5pm local time, looking to answer questions surrounding the integration of sustainability into all processes of creating apparel. The discussion...



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...

Cambodia’s nonwovens future may need to focus on nonwovens converting

By Poorna Rodrigo 21 July 2014 13:04

The manufacture of nonwoven surgical gowns are offering Cambodia’s nascent nonwovens sector hope for growth, in one of the world’s toughest garment and fabric export businesses. The problem for smaller emerging market countries such as...



Advancing technologies in plasma treatment

By Dr Ian Holme 21 July 2014 11:30

Options expanding in fibre surface modification

Quality beginnings

By Marianne Curtis 04 July 2014 10:33

Achieving a quality T-shirt depends on using high quality fabric which in turn depends on high quality yarn. Evenness testing helps ensure the latter



Traceable socks

By John McCurry 16 July 2014 11:14

After 20 years of working at some of North Carolina’s major hosiery companies, Marty Nester realised he had the skills and knowledge needed to open his own company. So, he founded Nester Hosiery in Surry County, North Carolina, US, in 1993.



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

Cotton market: rates drop amid improved supply | Business Recorder

From Business Recorder 23 July 2014 00:30

Prices continued slide on the cotton market on Tuesday as mills and spinners kept on the sideline because supply position improved ahead of Eid holidays, dealers said. The official spot rate fell by Rs 150 to Rs 5900, they added............

Penn Study: Understanding Graphene?s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level

From Nanotechnology News 22 July 2014 20:00

Home > Press > Penn Study: Understanding Graphene?s Electrical Properties on an Atomic Level Abstract: Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most...........

Wool the talk of the town

From Farm Weekly 22 July 2014 19:30

A PENTHOUSE studio in New York's hip enclave of Chelsea is a long way removed from the average Australian wool producer. But here, amid a star-studded crowd of fashion's who's who - designer Alexander Wang and the...........