• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Two Italian manufacturers win Fabric No.1 awards

    Vitale Barberis Canonico and Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti have won the third annual Fabric No. 1 award, commending the season's finest merino wool fabrics for ... 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

    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


China Textile imports continue to shrink

By George Huang 31 October 2014 09:17

Data from China Customs indicates that the textile machine imports during September amounted to around 1.76 billion yuan, down 3.82% from the previous month.

China textile machine exports surge y-o-y

By George Huang 31 October 2014 09:14

According to China Customs, textile machine exports during September slid 1.76% from the previous month, to around 1.72 billion yuan, but jumped 24.7% y-oy.

Polyester quotations rule firm in China

By George Huang 30 October 2014 16:20

Supported by the spending spree of downstream firms during the last six sessions, polyester prices strengthened at the end of the traditional high trading season.

China viscose price falls

By George Huang 30 October 2014 16:15

Viscose value in China lost ground on Thursday as procurement from downstream firms ebbed. Quotations for the key product, viscose staple fibre (1.5 den, 38mm), dropped 50 yuan a tonne, to 11,950 yuan per tonne on October 30.



Turkish carpet industry becoming more competitive

By Jonathan Dyson 28 October 2014 10:14

A leading carpet producer in Gaziantep Province, a major carpet production hub in Turkey’s Southeaster Anatolia Region, has told WTiN.com that the industry is facing a number of challenges as the Turkish sector becomes increasingly...

SA wool market weakens

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 October 2014 10:14

The wool market continued its lacklustre performance this week with the Cape Wools Merino indicator shedding 0.8% to close at R112.00 per kilo clean. This is 0.3% higher compared to the opening sale of this season and 1.1% down compared to...



Technology leap

By Alenka Pavko Cuden 31 October 2014 08:03

The International Federation of Knitting Technologists held its biannual conference in Turkey recently with 3-D pressure relieving cushions, multi-functional knitted materials with barrier properties and a multifunctional knitted garment...

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.



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 – 27th October 2014

By George Huang 27 October 2014 15:44

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


Web Watch

Kingpins first impressions

From Sportswear International 31 October 2014 11:30

The second edition of Kingpins kicked off on 28 October in Amsterdam presenting denim anteprimas for s/s 2016. Despite a quieter start when compared with the first edition held in May 2014, on the first day, exhibitors seemed...........

Invista: new brand architecture and beauty concept for jeans wear

From Sportswear International 31 October 2014 11:30

During the last edition of the Kingpins Show held in Amsterdam on 29-30 October 2014 for the second season, Invista has co-sponsered the show and launched two major initiatives. In addition to showcasing its global collection,...........

Gaastra footwear with new European licensee

From Sportswear International 31 October 2014 11:30

Star Collections B.V., via its subsidiary Newport Footwear B.V., has acquired the license rights to design and distribute Gaastra Foootwear in Europe, effective as of 1 October 2014. Previously, the own brand –Gaastra...........