• 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


Instron grips tackle premature failure in industrial fibres

By Kamelia Kountcheva
21 October 2014 12:47

Instron, testing equipment provider for the evaluation of mechanical properties of materials and components, presented its Pneumatic Cord and Yarn Grips designed to overcome the problem of premature failure for industrial textile fibres –...

Vast scope in smart fabrics sector

By Seshadri Ramkumar 21 October 2014 12:06

The smart fabrics market is worth $1.6bn, according to IFAI estimates.

Two new dye sublimation fabrics to be shown at SGIA

By Kamelia Kountcheva 21 October 2014 11:39

Fisher Textiles will present two new fabrics for dye sublimation and UV-curable printing, GF 8880 Opaque White (FR) and GF 5355 Cascade (FR) at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas, (October 22-24).

DuPont unveils advanced DTG ink Artistri Brite

By Kamelia Kountcheva 21 October 2014 10:18

DuPont Digital Printing (DuPont) has launched its new DuPont Artistri Brite digital textile inks, designed to deliver a step change in colour saturation and speed for advanced direct-to-garment (DTG) printing.



Costly electricity and low skills hinder textile growth in Cambodia – World Bank expert

By Poorna Rodrigo 21 October 2014 11:14

Cambodia’s “high cost of electricity – the third highest in South East Asia after Singapore and Myanmar – along with low skills are keeping the country away from producing textiles,” the World Bank chief economist for the East Asia and the...

European trade deal with East African community to increase textile trade

By Hanna Lange-Chenier, Kigali 21 October 2014 10:14

A comprehensive trade deal finalised on Thursday, October 16, between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC), will boost trade, including textiles and nonwovens, between the two regions.



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

Aditya Birla Financial Services, MMI Holdings to foray into health insurance

From The Hindu Business Line 21 October 2014 12:30

Aditya Birla Financial Services Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the South Africa-based MMI Holdings Ltd to enter the health insurance market of India. Aditya Birla Financial Services Group and MMI...........

Trendwatch: Let's be active

From Sportswear International 21 October 2014 12:30

Fashion reflects what’s going on in society. That’s a fact. It always has and always will. And so it’s no surprise that the latest trend in fashion is active wear. Or better:  active wear inspired clothing such as leggings and...........

Investors aim to buy Reebok from Adidas

From Sportswear International 21 October 2014 12:30

After market shares went down for Adidas and its subsidiary Reebok this year, rumors persist that a consortium of investors from Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi is launching a bid to buy Reebok from Adidas. In a recent article by The...........