• 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

  • Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... 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


Pure London returning exhibitors up 54% on last season

By Kamelia Kountcheva
22 October 2014 16:12

Pure London’s February 2015 show has registered record rebook figures and a record number of new exhibitor signings. This edition has seen the fastest rebook, with over 375 brands already confirmed for next year’s show, up 54% from last...

Multi-sensor fire detection protects spinning mills

By Kamelia Kountcheva
22 October 2014 15:23

Uster has launched its Uster Jossi Fire Shield, a fire detection system with multi-sensor technology designed to identify every type of fire risk in a spinning mill. The system is also developed to distinguish between dangerous heat...

China textile investment displays steady growth

By George Huang 22 October 2014 14:46

The data from China National Bureau of Statistics indicated that fixed asset investment of the textile industry during September reached 54.3 billion yuan, climbing 12.25% on the previous month and 5.6% y-o-y.

China fabric production increases slightly during 2014

By George Huang 22 October 2014 14:44

According to China National Bureau of Statistics, fabric output during September amounted to 6.2 billion metres, up 5.08% on the previous month, reversing the declining trend of the last two months.



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

AAFA Signs Agreement with China Chamber of Commerce

From Women's Wear Daily 22 October 2014 23:00

The American Apparel & Footwear Association and the China Chamber of Commerce for the Import & Export of Textiles & Apparel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, according to the AAFA. In a statement, AAFA Chairman Rick...........

Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

From sciencedaily.com 22 October 2014 22:30

A new method of producing solar cells could reduce the amount of silicon per unit area by 90 per cent compared to the current standard. With the high prices of pure silicon, this will help cut the cost of solar power.  “We’re...........

NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D)

From Nanotechnology News 22 October 2014 22:30

Home > Press > NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) Abstract: Since the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153) in 2003, NanoTechnology for Defense (NT4D) has provided an...........