• 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


Ahlstrom filtration products boost net sales results

By Sally Priestley 24 October 2014 17:21

Filtration products represented two key areas of sales growth for performance fabrics manufacturer Ahlstrom, according to its latest quarterly results covering the period July – September 2014.

Farm law provision helps cotton producers hit by drought

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 October 2014 16:56

The National Cotton Council (NCC) has commended US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) for implementing a farm law provision important to cotton production areas that have been hit with drought and other adverse...

William Blue joins Dixie Group Board of Directors

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 October 2014 15:32

The Dixie Group has appointed William Blue Jr. to its Board of Directors.

Pegas gets approval for 2.5 billion crown bond issue

By Fiona Haran 24 October 2014 15:24

Pegas Nonwovens’ issue for up to 2.5 billion crowns (around US $114.11 million) in bonds, maturing in 2018, has received approval from The Czech National Bank.



Cashmere prices firm amidst quality concerns

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 October 2014 15:42

This week, there were no major changes in cashmere prices. The main concern with buyers is about quality, The Schneider Group explained, as it is not good enough to supply the high-end users who have a minimum in terms of characteristics,...

New Widodo government must boost transport infrastructure to improve textile logistics, says consultant

By Jack Hewson 24 October 2014 12:24

The government of Indonesia’s new President Joko Widodo — who was inaugurated on Monday (October 20) — will need to invest heavily in infrastructure to boost the country’s textiles and broader manufacturing sector, according to a senior...



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

Multichannel is key at Milan’s Decoded Fashion

From Sportswear International 24 October 2014 18:30

Milan hosted the second edition of Decoded Fashion (see our previous coverage here), a one-day long series of round tables, talks and a contest of start-ups focused on multichannel retail. The event presented innovative digital...........

20$Bandit – Micro Kit

From Soldier Systems 24 October 2014 18:30

The Micro Kit is a smaller scale model of the already compact Mini Kit MK-7 pouch. Made from 1000D ballistic nylon, the Micro Kit was created to carry the bare minimum EDC items when cargo or BDU pants aren’t an option. Sized to...........

Port squeeze threatens U.S. retailers' holiday stocking plans

From Reuters 24 October 2014 18:30

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A shortage of transportation equipment and possible labor disruptions at ?the Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex, ?the nation's busiest, is delaying shipping containers for up to three weeks,...........