• 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
    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

    Archroma confirms commitment to Future Materials Awards

    With less than a month to go before winners are announced in the inaugural ITMA Future Materials Awards, global color and specialty chemicals company Archroma ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    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

News

Student competition looks for ‘hot technology’ in textiles

By Sally Priestley 24 November 2014 16:39

Textiles students are being invited to produce a winter outerwear collection featuring technology, in the annual design competition run by the Association of Textile, Apparel and Materials Professionals (AATCC).

NCC welcomes new chair of House Republican Committee on Agriculture

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 November 2014 13:10

Rep Conaway (R-TX) has been selected by the House Republican Conference to chair the House Committee on Agriculture in the 114th Congress beginning in January 2015, the National Cotton Council has reported. The announcement of the...

Freudenberg acquires MWV’s air purification business

By Fiona Haran 24 November 2014 12:30

Freudenberg Filtration Technologies has acquired MeadWestvaco (MWV) Corp’s industrial activated carbon corrosion protection business.

Compensation agreement reached at Tazreen fire second anniversary

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 November 2014 12:30

An agreement has been reached between IndustriALL Global Union, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) and C&A on a system for delivering compensation to the victims of the Tazreen Fashions factory tragedy of November 24, 2012, in Dhaka,...

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Analysis

African trade boost

By Bertha M Rinjeu, Nairobi,Hanna Lange-Chenier, Kigali,Poorna Rodrigo 24 November 2014 15:46

Kenyan knitwear exporters may be the biggest knitting sector winners from a comprehensive trade deal struck between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC). It should boost trade between the two regions - including of...

US wool market slow

By Kamelia Kountcheva 24 November 2014 10:26

US wool trading on a clean basis was slow with 131,500 lbs (59,648 kilos) of confirmed sales this week against good demand and trade activity moderate for this time of year.

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Technical

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.

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Profiles

Stoll fuses fashion with technology

By Kamelia Kountcheva 18 November 2014 11:20

H. Stoll, international flat-knitting-machinery manufacturer, has tasked its Stoll Fashion & Technology department with creating many different trend-setting applications for both fashion designers and patterning technicians. Combining...

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Reports

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.

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Web Watch

Corona to Produce Swimwear and Cover-Ups

From Women's Wear Daily 25 November 2014 01:00

JUST ADD ICE: The Joester Loria Group, the licensing agency for the Constellation Brands’ beer portfolio, has lined up InGear Fashions to produce swimwear and cover-ups carrying the Corona label. Corona bikinis, monokinis,...........

World Duty Free Looking for New Investors

From Women's Wear Daily 25 November 2014 01:00

SEEKING INVESTORS: World Duty Free, the airport mega-retailer controlled by the Benetton family’s parent holding company Edizione srl, is said to be looking for new investment partners, and considering merging with another...........

The Stronghold X Red Wing party

From California Apparel News 25 November 2014 00:30

You don’t get more heritage than The Stronghold. The denim and clothing store on 1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Los Angeles makes workwear styles with a Roaring ‘20s feel. It makes sense that The Stronghold would partner with other...........

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