• 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
    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
    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

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

    Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín Read More

News

Dixie appoints former Burtco COO to assist in the companies’ integration

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 October 2014 14:54

Carpet and rug manufacturer The Dixie Group has retained the services of former president and chief operating officer of Burtco Enterprises, Robert Kokoszka, to assist the company in the integration process of the recently acquired Burtco...

Formal pact expected in US-Brazil cotton dispute

By John Scrimshaw 01 October 2014 13:10

The USA and Brazil have resolved their 10-year dispute over cotton subsidies, according to reports in the financial media. A formal agreement is expected to be signed today by the US Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, and Trade...

Freudenberg presents construction materials at Smart Expo

By Kamelia Kountcheva 01 October 2014 12:58

Freudenberg Politex presented its construction materials, manufactured with polyester fibre from the recycled post-consume PET bottles, at last month’s Smart Expo Ambiente Mediterraneo.

Ahlstrom chairman steps down

By Sally Priestley 01 October 2014 11:04

The Chairman of the Board of Ahlstrom Corporation, Pertti Korhonen, is resigning from the company.

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Analysis

Indonesia electricity hike encourages textile firms to invest in on-site cogeneration

By Jack Hewson 30 September 2014 16:18

Indonesia's upstream textile industry is turning to onsite combined heat and power (CHP) on the back of double-digit electricity-price hikes this year, according to an industry insider.

Tough times down under

By Barbara Bierach 29 September 2014 11:02

When Adrian Bressan started working in the Australian knitwear industry 50 years ago, there were hundreds of competing factories in Australia but today, his A&B Knitwear, in Melbourne, is one of only a few left.

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Technical

US circular knitting design centre in progress

By Marianne Curtis 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

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Profiles

Gildan expands US spinning capacity

By John McCurry 01 October 2014 10:38

Montreal-based Gildan announced big plans during the second half of 2013 to invest heavily in new yarn spinning facilities in North Carolina. A year later, those new plants are well under way.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 29th September 2014

By George Huang 29 September 2014 16:29

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

VIEWPOINT: Cotton price decline unlikely to help unit costs

From Just Style 01 October 2014 15:30

With global cotton prices sitting at a five-year low, apparel firms should be benefitting from lower unit costs. That's the theory at least. The reality, however, is that any gains are unlikely to show up until the second half of...........

Cambodia garment worker wage talks stagnate

From Just Style 01 October 2014 15:30

Ongoing minimum wage negotiations for Cambodia's garment workers remain stagnant after a meeting last week "failed to arrive at any consensus".  A meeting organised by the government-led tripartite group, the Labor Advisory...........

Armenia textile and garment industry gets $1m boost

From Just Style 01 October 2014 15:30

Armenia is trying to increase its share of the garment and textile market locally and internationally, with the Russian government trying to help with a US$1m grant. This will fund a project on 'Improving Competitiveness of...........

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