• 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

  • 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


Cotton price shows sign of stabilising in China

By George Huang 23 October 2014 13:25

The quotations for cotton in China were supported by the recent procurement of mills which had to add new crop cotton to their depleted stocks.

Pakistan cotton values under renewed pressure

By George Huang 23 October 2014 13:19

The Pakistan cotton price slid from Wednesday when the concern over short-term tight supply eased on the market. And the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) spot rate lost ground to 5,100 per maund on October 22.

Nylon quotations on the downward trajectory in China

By George Huang 23 October 2014 13:17

The polyamide price in China slipped alongside the dip in feedstock values. The spot rate of the key products, FDY 70D/24F, slid 100 yuan to, 21,900 yuan a tonne on October 23.

China polyester quotations recover from deep correction

By George Huang 23 October 2014 13:08

Polyester prices in China bottomed out from a recent low following the rebound of the feedstock market.



Mother of invention

By Marianne Curtis 22 October 2014 12:02

While none will dispute than the European textiles industry has struggled in recent years, there is still a significant amount of research and development taking place in Europe, assisting the development of a sector which is permeating...

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...



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

Shopping in London

From The Hindu Business Line 23 October 2014 14:30

I was visiting London earlier this month. It was a nice time of the year to be in one of the world’s greatest cities. Not too cold, nor too wet and the sun made surprisingly frequent appearances in the morning. After a hearty...........

Gas opens in San Sebastian

From Sportswear International 23 October 2014 14:30

Italian jeans brand Gas Jeans has recently opened a new store in San Sebastian, a popular touristic area along the coastline of northern Spain. The shop is based on calle Urbieta 6, a central shopping street of the holiday resort...........

Tesco's H1 profit plunge: What the analysts say

From Just Style 23 October 2014 14:00

In an unsurprising announcement this morning (23 October), troubled UK retail behemoth Tesco posted a 92% decline in first-half profits, weighed down by its higher-than-expected accounting error. While many analysts believe Tesco...........