• 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


Itema presents airjet weaving machines to Pakistani market

By Kamelia Kountcheva
21 October 2014 17:29

Itema is exhibiting its airjet weaving machines at IGATEX 2014 (October 21-24), in Lahore, Pakistan.

MTEX Technologies now open in the UK

By Kamelia Kountcheva
21 October 2014 16:17

The Chairman of the North West Leicestershire District Council, Graham Allman, officially opened the UK branch of MTEX Solutions, manufacturer of digital textile printers, at the opening ceremony last week.

Kelheim presents FR viscose fibre Danufil BF at Materialica

By Kamelia Kountcheva 21 October 2014 14:51

Kelheim Fibres is presenting its flame retardant (FR) viscose fibre Danufil BF at this year’s Materialica (October 21-23, Messe München), designed for use in home textiles, interior fittings and for acoustic insulation in the automotive...

Taiwan show strong sourcing opportunity for outdoor brands

By Marianne Curtis 21 October 2014 13:53

Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS), which closed last week, saw 367 exhibitors from 11 countries and regions participate. The exhibition is strong on sports, outdoor and casual apparel brands.



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

Fashion Industry and Friends Remember Oscar de la Renta

From Women's Wear Daily 21 October 2014 17:00

Donna Karan: Donna Karan originally met Oscar de la Renta when they were showing at the “Battle of Versailles” in 1973, and she was there for Anne Klein, along with de la Renta, Bill Blass, Halston and Stephen Burrows. It was her...........

The Rupp Report: Transforming And Upgrading The Chinese Textile Industry

From Textile World 21 October 2014 16:30

Each year, the entire textile industry value chain meets at a global summit organized by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF). This year, the event took place in Beijing from October 16-18. In 2009, the...........

From Liftoff to Splashdown, HyperSizer Goes Deep Inside the Orion Crew Module Heat Shield

From Product Design and Development 21 October 2014 16:30

Protected by the shell of its huge launch-rocket during blastoff, NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) must get back to earth on its own at mission’s end.  The flight plan for this next-generation craft includes a...........