• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Woolmark’s Wool Denim showcased at PV

    The Woolmark Company showcased its Wool Denim, The Wool Lab Autumn/Winter 2015/16 at Première Vision, Paris, last week. Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    True survivor

    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 ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Finalists announced for ITMA Future Materials Awards 2014

    A stellar line-up of top global brands and businesses from across the technical textiles industry have been announced as finalists in the inaugural ITMA Future ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    OUTLOOK focuses on nonwovens industry growth and sustainability

    Opening the 13th edition of OUTLOOK, the world-leading conference for the nonwovens personal care industry, Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA reminded ... Read More


Solvay CEO elected European Chemical Industry Council president

By Kamelia Kountcheva
20 October 2014 17:14

Solvay CEO Jean-Pierre Clamadieu was elected president of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council. Mr Clamadieu has taken over the leadership from BASF chairman Kurt Bock, who completed his successful two-year term.

Ethiopian textile industry to benefit from German technology

By Kamelia Kountcheva
20 October 2014 16:46

Fifteen German textile machinery and accessories manufacturers visited some important Ethiopian textile producers last week in order to gain information on this novel textile market and network with potential customers in the region.

Loro Piana awards Record Bale prize to 11-micron bale

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 October 2014 15:18

Loro Piana has awarded two breeders with the ‘Record Bale’ prize, honouring their production of the finest wool bales in 2013.

Huntsman Textile Effects wins top honours at 2014 ICIS Innovation Awards

By Fiona Haran 20 October 2014 12:53

Huntsman Textile Effects has been selected as the overall winner in the 2014 ICIS Innovation Awards for its revolutionary AVITERA SE dyes – also becoming the first recipient of the Innovation with Best Benefit to Environment or...



High rate of poorer quality wools weakens SA wool market

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 October 2014 10:18

Prices declined at this week’s sale, which saw the Cape Wools Merino indicator shed 3.5% to close at R112.88 per kilo clean. This is 1.1% higher compared to the opening sale of this season and 2.9% down compared to the corresponding sale...

NZ wool market corrects sharply due to low export pressure

By Kamelia Kountcheva 20 October 2014 10:03

At Thursday’s North Island wool sale, prices took a sharp correction against previous weeks, as exporters finished buying for Chinese orders. This, combined with a recent quiet period of business and a rise in the New Zealand dollar, has...



US circular knitting design centre in progress

By John McCurry 30 September 2014 10:46

The only remaining circular knitting machine builder on US soil is thriving as it evolves with the industry and has big plans for new technology and projects.

Firing up an industry

By Dr John Provost 26 September 2014 16:58

Print head development – the key component driving growth in digital textile printing



Contifibre celebrates 20 years of production in France

By Marianne Curtis 15 October 2014 11:45

Contifibre has celebrated 20 years of production in France. At an evening event held recently, 100 representatives of customers from across France and Belgium enjoyed a dinner and catwalk show charting the history of women’s lingerie and...



Executive Market Report – 20th October 2014

By George Huang 20 October 2014 16:21

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


Web Watch

Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF) new Euro Chlor Chairman

From chemeurope.com 21 October 2014 07:30

With an accout for my.chemeurope.com you can always see everything at a glance – and you can configure your own website and individual newsletter. 21-10-2014: The Euro Chlor General Assembly has chosen Dr. Thomas Wehlage (BASF)...........

Tributes pour in for fashion icon Oscar de la Renta

From Channel NewsAsia 21 October 2014 07:30

File photo of fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who at 82. (AFP PHOTO / Files / Doug KANTER) NEW YORK: Tributes poured in on Monday (Oct 20) for fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who died at the age...........

Men's Brand Frank & Oak Opening First Store

From Women's Wear Daily 21 October 2014 07:00

GOING BRICK AND MORTAR: Men’s online apparel brand Frank & Oak is set to open a brick-and-mortar site in Toronto on Nov. 13. The company has had pop-up shops and a showroom in the past. The store allows customers to meet with...........