• 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


AWI quantifies a $2.60 gain for every dollar invested in training

By Kamelia Kountcheva
31 October 2014 17:24

The benefits of extensive training in shearing for woolhandlers have now been quantified through a cost-benefit analysis of Australian Wool Innovation’s (AWI) investment in this type of training for the 2012/13 financial year.

Centro Seta presents newest eco-silk fabric collection

By Kamelia Kountcheva
31 October 2014 16:26

Florentine company Centro Seta is launching Bacx, a collection of silk fabrics designed for a refined and contemporary look. The collection offers multiple fabrics and 100% traceability, with a 100% Made in Italy stamp.

China yarn market diverges

By George Huang 31 October 2014 15:19

With divergent expectations, the China yarn market still could not establish a clear direction at the end of the traditional high trading season.

PGI’s new nonwovens line is up and running

By Fiona Haran 31 October 2014 14:57

PGI’s new nonwovens plant, the Mayflower Project, in Waynesboro, US, is now operational and will produce three types of nonwovens materials for filtration systems.



Silk prices predicted to rise in current market conditions

By Kamelia Kountcheva 31 October 2014 13:04

The Schneider Group has reported that cashmere prices are starting to come down in China, resulting from sluggish demand both domestically and abroad. Prices in Mongolia remained unchanged in the off-season.

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...



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...



NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 31 October 2014 12:33

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.


Web Watch

Uzbekistan trying to move away from raw cotton to increase textile production

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 01 November 2014 12:00

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Order for Italian textile machinery increased from foreign markets but domestic market stagnant

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 01 November 2014 12:00

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Textile yarn machinery shipment to China plunged whilst in Vietnam soar

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 01 November 2014 12:00

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