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Insight

EU Commission gets tough on foreign regulations

By Alan Osborn
05 February 2016

A new bid by the EU to open up public procurement contracts in world markets to all competitors has run into immediate trouble in the textiles sector, where the US industry has launched a swift and forceful rejection of the idea.

Royal gains for textile industry figure

By Gareth Gillespie
05 February 2016

With many years in the textile industry and as co-founder of the UK’s Nonwovens Network, Chris Wilkinson has many achievements to look back on. Her crowning glory, however, came in late 2015 with an MBE.

Technical textiles drive global nanofibres market

By Fiona Haran
05 February 2016

The increased adoption of nanofibres in technical textiles is the primary growth driver of this market, according to a new report from Sandler Research.

Workwear company wants UK to stay in EU

By Marianne Curtis
05 February 2016

Incorporatewear, a UK company specialising in the supply of workwear, has argued it is important for the UK to remain in the EU for businesses with an international outlook to thrive.

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News

Q4FY16 net sales at apparel marker L Brands up 8%

08 February 2016

Net sales for the fourth fiscal quarter ended January 30, 2016 at L Brands went up 8 per cent year over year to reach $4.395 billion, while

Mumbai tops retail potential with Rs 1,050 billion

08 February 2016

At Rs 1,050 billion, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) hasthe highest potential for modern retail in India, according to globalreal

Net income for Q3FY16 slips at Ralph Lauren

08 February 2016

Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 at Ralph Lauren Corporation slipped to $193 million, or $2.27 per diluted share, excluding

Clarcor acquires assets of TDC Filter Manufacturing

08 February 2016

Clarcor Inc., a diversified marketer and manufacturer of mobile, industrial, and environmental filtration products, has announced that a subsidiary

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Technical

Advances in polyester dyeing and printing

By Dr Ian Holme 03 February 2016

Dr Ian Holme reports on the increasing developments of polyester fibre, and their role within the dyeing and printing industry.

Wash away soaping problems with Itawash

By Dr Naresh M Saref 28 January 2016

Dr Naresh M Saref, of Indian chemical manufacturer Sarex, presents the benefits of the company’s Itawash washing-off agent for reactive dyes.

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Profiles

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?

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 1st February 2016

By George Huang 01 February 2016

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

D&L to grow biodegradable plastics business

From Manila Bulletin 08 February 2016

D&L Industries Inc., the country’s largest customized food ingredients and oleochemicals firm, is looking at specialty plastics, particularly...........

Arvind records 4 per cent jump in Q3 revenue

From Fashion United 08 February 2016

India’s leading integrated textile and branded apparel company, Arvind Limited, has reported a growth in the consolidated revenue by 4 per cent at Rs...........

Dressing Derek Zoolander: The Woman Behind the New Clothes Behind Blue Steel

From Women's Wear Daily 08 February 2016

Leesa Evans is responsible for the wardrobe of Zoolander...........

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