• 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

    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

    Dyneema leads the winners at ITMA Future Materials Awards

    DSM Dyneema triumphed at last night’s ITMA Future Materials Awards, scooping three gongs including the top prize of Launch of the Year for its Force Multiplier ... Read More

  • 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


Speciality fibres hold firm as holidays approach

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 November 2014 17:25

The cashmere market in China is getting quieter, mostly because European buyers appear reluctant to buy due to the upcoming Christmas holidays, the Schneider Group reported. Despite this, prices remain firm, since at the current price...

Turkish cotton association joins ICA to help secure sector's future

By Kamelia Kountcheva
27 November 2014 16:38

Turkey’s Good Cotton Practices Association (IPUD) has become a member of the International Cotton Association (ICA). It joins Supima, the Bangladesh Cotton Association, the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers, the Spinners & Weavers...

European Technology Platform to exhibit at ITMA

By Marianne Curtis 27 November 2014 10:31

The European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing (Textile ETP) will be in the spotlight at ITMA 2015. Its key projects will be showcased at the exhibition’s Research and Education Pavilion (R&E Pavilion).

BGMEA to hold apparel summit

By Marianne Curtis 27 November 2014 10:06

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is to hold the Dhaka Apparel Summit 2014 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center from December 7-9.



All in the mind: the story of the little blue dress

By Mike Horsten 27 November 2014 16:35

Ever wondered why, even when shopping takes a long time, you always end up buying something? I know speaking about this subject sounds a bit strange in the printing industry. Shopping has no relevance to our business, or does it?

Indonesian government to bankroll textiles training, signals easing of economic nationalism

By Jack Hewson 27 November 2014 09:22

The Indonesian textiles association (API) is to partner with the Indonesian ministry of industry to set up free training courses for textiles workers, according to API chairman Ade Sudrajat. The initiative is seen as an early indicator of...



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.



Profile: Rialco

By John Scrimshaw 27 November 2014 16:24

The name ‘Rialco’ is not widely known in the digital-textile printing industry, but in the past 12 years this UK company has quietly carved itself a niche at the heart of the supply chain for dye-sublimation inks. It processes and supplies...



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.


Web Watch

Monte Carlo plans IPO to raise funds

From Fashion United 28 November 2014 05:30

Apparel maker Monte Carlo Fashions is looking at launching its initial public offering (IPO) on December 3. The plan is to raise around Rs 400 crores from by selling 54.33 lakh shares, constituting 25 per cent of the post offer...........

Diva Shawls launches designer collection this winter

From Fashion United 28 November 2014 05:30

With demand for shawls and stoles on the rise, Diva Shawls has come up with an exclusive designer collection for this winter. The brand was incepted in 2011 and since then it has metamorphosed into a strong player competing...........

Rupa & Co will set up manufacturing plant in Bangladesh

From Fashion United 28 November 2014 05:30

Hosiery products manufacturer Rupa & Co plans to establish its first manufacturing unit overseas in Bangladesh through a joint venture with a local partner. To begin with, the company’s board has decided to set up a wholly...........