• 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

    Fulgar focuses on sustainable polyamide microfibre

    Italian yarn manufacturer Fulgar has developed a new polyamide 6,6 microfibre, which is 99% derived from recycled materials. Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    WTiN Digital Textile Conferences 2015

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to present an exciting programme of Digital Textile Conferences in 2015, with their focus on some of the key growth ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    EDAG develops weatherproof textile skin for vehicles

    EDAG, a worldwide provider of engineering services, has developed The EDAG Light Cocoon, a bionically optimised vehicle structure combined with a weatherproof ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Tatham appointed European service centre for Yingyang Nonwoven

    Tatham, a specialist textile technology company, has been appointed the authorised service centre for Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery Co. Ltd in Europe. Tatham is ... Read More

News

MTEX direct-to-textile digital print solutions at Heimtextil 2015

By Tansy Fall 18 December 2014 11:54

MTEX will showcase its complete textile solution at Heimtextil, in January, with its digital-to-textile printer range and treatment machines for total textile solutions.

Brands and manufacturers push ahead with plans to forge Pakistan ‘buyers’ forum’

By Keith Nuthall 18 December 2014 11:14

The creation of a consultative textile and clothing ‘buyers’ forum’ in Pakistan, linking brands with manufacturers, government and unions, has moved a step closer following an international meeting staged in Islamabad.

ICER Brands installs new supply chain management software

By Marianne Curtis 18 December 2014 10:55

ICER Brands, LLC has selected the Simparel Enterprise software solution to replace the ERP (enterprise resource planning) system at its New York headquarters. The new system promises to streamline operations, improve process controls and...

Turkey clothing and textile industry boss predicts export slow down in 2015

By Jonathan Dyson 18 December 2014 10:49

The president of the Turkish Clothing Manufacturers’ Association (TCMA), Cem Negrin, has told WTiN.com that it is anticipating a slowdown in the Turkish textile and clothing industry’s export growth in 2015 due to difficulties in some of...

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Analysis

Start of Aussie wool market 2014/15 season influenced by trading restrictions and US currency

By Kamelia Kountcheva 18 December 2014 13:20

The Australian wool market started the 2014/15 season on a strong note in August following the winter break. Over the month, the market dipped a little, with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX) falling to below the 1,000 cents per kilo...

Speciality fibres market poised ahead of 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 December 2014 17:23

No major changes in cashmere prices were reported this week from The Schneider Group from any of the points of origin of the fibre.

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Technical

Extended lifetime of cotton clothing with biotechnology

By Christian Wieth,Han Kuilderd,James Joyce,Malene Straarup,Mette Troels Berg,Per Henning Nielsen 17 December 2014 14:55

The production of clothing involves the usage of vast quantities of natural resources and is a major source of polluting emissions. There is an urgent need for processes which help to save energy, water and chemicals in the textile...

Karl Mayer launches biaxial machine

By Marianne Curtis 28 November 2014 12:07

Karl Mayer has combined the key components of its RS MSUS-V machine with biaxial technology and developed a biaxial machine featuring weft insertion in line with the courses. This new innovation is known as the Biaxtronic CO.

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Profiles

Printed outdoor fabrics that glow in the dark: textile craft business founded on luxury yacht market

By Tansy Fall 12 December 2014 15:44

Extex was established in 2002 out of parent company Marina Mill – a design, hand print and weaving business – as a luxury outdoor range of fabrics, specifically designed at the time for use on all exterior areas of a yacht. Twelve years...

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Reports

Report published on SAP market

By Fiona Haran 16 December 2014 12:16

A new study has been published on the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market, which features global industry analysis, as well as details on size, share, growth trends, forecasts, and revenue from 2014 to 2020.

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Web Watch

Urban Outfitters starts selling Levi’s California line in Europe

From Sportswear International 18 December 2014 13:00

International multilabel retailer Urban Outfitters (UO) is going to commercialize the Levi’s California menswear collection in various European cities this fall/winter 2014. The line was launched in selected US-Levi’s stores and...........

Adam Kallen and Alex DiMattio, Jane Motorcycles, Brooklyn, USA

From Sportswear International 18 December 2014 13:00

Opened in November 2013 Jane Motorcycles in the brainchild of business partners Adam Kallen and Alex DiMattio, two longtime motorcycle enthusiasts who also have an interest in men’s fashion. Their shop, in the burgeoning Brooklyn...........

Paula Schneider becomes CEO of American Apparel

From Sportswear International 18 December 2014 13:00

The Board of Directors of American Apparel, Inc. has appointed veteran fashion executive Paula Schneider as chief executive officer, effective January 2015. Her appointment follows the termination of Dov Charney, former President...........

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