WTiN Insight consists of 6 channels covering the manufacturing value chain for traditional & technical textiles; providing exclusive analysis of the day’s news by our in-house experts, giving our opinion on what it means. WTiN Insight continuously aggregates and organises news from authoritative 3rd party sources, to deliver a complete overview of textile manufacturing.


Pakistan textile and apparel shipments shrink

By George Huang
26 May 2016

According to Pakistan's Bureau of Statistics, textile and clothing exports in April amounted to US$1.03bn, up 3.07% on the previous month, but down 4.41% on an annual basis.

Istanbul gears up for ITM and Hightex

By Madelaine Cornforth
26 May 2016

International textile machinery exhibition ITM 2016 and its co-located event Hightex 2016 are expected to attract 1,200 exhibitors and more than 60,000 visitors from 72 countries.

Pakistan cotton imports continue to surge

By George Huang
26 May 2016

Data published by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics has revealed cotton imports in April shrank 0.01% from the prior month, to 52,464 tonnes, surging 105.38% on an annual basis.

Machine cleaning put on ice

By Gareth Gillespie
26 May 2016

Dry ice, known to many as the source of dramatic swirly smoke that accompanies many musical performances, is also being showcased as an effective method of keeping textile machinery clean.



Trevor Larkins announced as president of SDC

26 May 2016

The Society of Dyers and Colourists revealed the appointment with a ceremony at SDC's annual Day of Celebration in York, UK, last month.

BWF Envirotec acquires Jack Filter

26 May 2016

BWF Envirotec, world’s leading provider of filter media for industrial filtration has recently acquired a majority share in the dedusting technology sector of Jack Filter. “We highly welcome this merger and are giving a clear signal to the...

VIB offers soft financing to Vietnam garment firms

26 May 2016

The Vietnam International Bank (VIB) is offering preferential loans and 20 per cent discount in trade financing costs for textile and garment enterprises operating in Vietnam till December 31, 2016. VIB has implemented this programme from...

Chico’s FAS appoints new EVP & General Counsel

26 May 2016

Womenswear specialty retailer Chico’s FAS announced the appointment of Susan Lanigan as executive vice president and general counsel of the company yesterday. Lanigan is the former chair of Tennessee Education Lottery Commission, and has...



Utilization of β-Cyclodextrin

By Smita Honade, Neeraj Shrivasatava, Jayant Udakhe and Dr R V Adivarekar 06 May 2016

Research into the utilization of β-Cyclodextrin for enhancing disperse dye dyeability of wool/polyester blend fabric.

A new candidate for nonwovens?

By Dr Edmund Carus 27 April 2016

Technical editor Dr Edmund Carus looks at a process of producing fibres from milk proteins.



Flexible medical knits

By Marianne Curtis 14 January 2016

The majority of main textile types are used in medical applications, so what is it that makes knitted textiles suitable for particular products in this field?



Executive Market Report – 23rd May 2016

By George Huang 23 May 2016

Global cotton values were firm last week, as buying interest for the state reservation auction in China was high. Polyester and nylon were under mounting pressure, amid a sour business tone. Wool also declined, but viscose recovered. Sales...


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Birds live-plucked at farms under the 'Responsible Down Standard'

From Fashion United 26 May 2016

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Rise in jute fiber price pushes cultivation area in Srikakulam

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 26 May 2016

Scientists and agricultural officials have predicted increase in jute (mesta) crop cultivated area this year in the wake of early rains. For the past three...........

Bangladesh imports first batch of Kyrgyz cotton

From Yarn and Fibres Exchange 26 May 2016

Bangladesh, the worlds second-largest clothes manufacturer after China with its clothing industry growing, the countrys need for cotton is also increasing............