• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Armadillo Merino shoots for the stars

    Armadillo Merino, manufacturer of next-to-skin protection garments for professionals working in high risk environments, has extended its reach to the aerospace ... Read More

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

    Heinz Kmonicek steps down as general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute

    Mr Heinz Kmonicek, general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute is stepping down and handing the position over to Mr Friedrich Weninger, president ... Read More

  • Effects
    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

    Archroma confirms commitment to Future Materials Awards

    With less than a month to go before winners are announced in the inaugural ITMA Future Materials Awards, global color and specialty chemicals company Archroma ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    EDANA highlights sustainability of automotive nonwovens

    International nonwovens association EDANA has launched a new infographic focusing on automotive nonwovens and their lightweight fabric for vehicles. Read More

News

QSAR for dyes

By Tansy Fall 25 November 2014 15:20

REACH&Colours Italia and Milano Chemometrics and QSAR Research Group (University of Milano-Bicocca) have partnered to produce new software designed to predict specific toxicological and environmental properties of dyes, on the basis of a...

Kenya aims at textile industry expansion

By John Scrimshaw 25 November 2014 13:52

Kenya is seeking a major expansion of its textile and apparel sector, according to a report by Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, which quotes the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Dr Wilson...

Work ‘N Wear winners unite fashion and function

By Kamelia Kountcheva 25 November 2014 11:52

Invista’s Cordura brand has announced the top three winners of the second phase of its Work ‘N Mode contest. The brand brought its Fashion X Function campaign to Paris with the Work ‘N Mode contest for the students of the L’Atelier Chardon...

New website promotes merino from farm to fashion

By Kamelia Kountcheva 25 November 2014 09:57

The Woolmark Company has launched an e-commerce marketplace on its consumer-facing website, merino.com, making merino wool products more accessible for consumers worldwide.

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Analysis

African trade boost

By Bertha M Rinjeu, Nairobi,Hanna Lange-Chenier, Kigali,Poorna Rodrigo 24 November 2014 15:46

Kenyan knitwear exporters may be the biggest knitting sector winners from a comprehensive trade deal struck between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC). It should boost trade between the two regions - including of...

US wool market slow

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 November 2014 10:26

US wool trading on a clean basis was slow with 131,500 lbs (59,648 kilos) of confirmed sales this week against good demand and trade activity moderate for this time of year.

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Technical

PVC-free plastisol inks now available for screenprinting textiles

By Dr Daniele Uboldi,Flavio Ronchini 18 November 2014 16:09

Achieving a balance between technical performance, and health, safety and environmental concerns is a continuing challenge for ink makers. Traditional plastisol inks (containing PVC) have been the inks of choice for screenprinting on...

Volume paradox of reactive inks

By Dr John Provost 14 November 2014 15:32

Textile reactive inks are the major printing system for the digital textile printing of cotton, viscose rayon and silk-based fashion fabrics and, in ink volume terms, are the second largest sector behind disperse dye inks.

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Profiles

Stoll fuses fashion with technology

By Kamelia Kountcheva 18 November 2014 11:20

H. Stoll, international flat-knitting-machinery manufacturer, has tasked its Stoll Fashion & Technology department with creating many different trend-setting applications for both fashion designers and patterning technicians. Combining...

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Reports

Executive Market Report - 24th November 2014

By George Huang 24 November 2014 17:11

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

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Web Watch

Strong buying on cotton market - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

From DAWN Group 26 November 2014 03:30

KARACHI: Falling lint prices attracted strong buying from spinners and exporters on Tuesday amid indications that the crop size could be much larger than government’s estimates as higher flow of phutti (seed cotton) continues to...........

Hopes revive as textile exports up in October - Newspaper - DAWN.COM

From DAWN Group 26 November 2014 03:30

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s export of textile and clothing increased by 6.51 per cent in October 2014, reviving hopes of better export proceeds from the sector. In absolute terms, export proceeds of the sector surged to $1.180 billion...........

RUC launches first eco-finance think tank in China

From china.org.cn 26 November 2014 03:30

Renmin University of China launched its Center for Eco-Finance Studies, the first-ever think tank on eco-finance in China, on Tuesday. The new center aims to provide theoretical support to the nation's transformation to a more...........

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