• 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

Migrant workers exploited by Thai apparel industry, report reveals

By Kamelia Kountcheva 19 December 2014 10:11

The Clean Clothes Campaign and MAP Foundation launched an in-depth study into the working conditions of migrants from Myanmar (Burma) working in the Thai apparel industry.

Finalists announced for annual RISE product award

By Sally Priestley 19 December 2014 09:59

Four finalists have been nominated for the flagship Durable Product Award at the annual RISE & N3M Conference.

Joint venture brings new CNT production facility to Azerbaijan

By Fiona Haran 19 December 2014 09:54

Azerbaijan Investment Company OSJC (AIC), Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP), and SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) have signed an agreement to set up a carbon nanotube (CNT) production facility approximately 20 miles from the...

SPGPrints opens doors for ‘sneak preview’ of new single-pass printing solution

By John Scrimshaw 19 December 2014 09:15

SPGPrints has lifted the veil on its new single-pass digital fabric printer, scheduled for launch at ITMA 2015 in Milan, next November.

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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

Sri Lanka Investment & Business Promotional Seminar 2014 in Stockholm

From Asian Tribune 20 December 2014 03:30

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Sweden organized an Investment & Business Promotional Seminar on 27 November 2014 in Stockholm. The Seminar was held at the IFS office Conference room in Stockholm under the theme: “Sri Lanka-the...........

Luxury apparel brands set up shop on Tmall as demand falls in mainland China

From South China Morning Post 20 December 2014 01:00

Luxury apparel brands are launching online stores on Tmall amid falling demand on the mainland as the country's luxury consumption is expected to decline this year for the first time in a decade, says Fung Business Intelligence...........

Philipp Plein Pre-Fall 2015

From Women's Wear Daily 19 December 2014 22:00

Sexy is a comfort zone for Philipp Plein, who, for pre-fall, showed plenty in that vein. The designer continued to evolve the shorter fit-and-flare silhouette he showed for spring, including a wool knit intarsia version featuring...........

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