• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Patagonia cuts ties with Ovis XXI after animal mistreatment investigation

    Outdoor garment manufacturer Patagonia has severed its ties with Ovis XXI, a grassland regeneration B Corp, following an investigation into inhumane animal ... Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Countervailing duties on US and EU PET imports to help local producers

    Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has welcomed the latest developments from the US and the EU regarding countervailing duties (CVD) on polyethylene terephthalate ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    As strong as a 'box'

    The unique structure of the boxfish, a puffer-like fish mainly found in the Pacific Ocean, could serve as inspiration for body armour, robots and even flexible ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Out with the old…

    Global nonwovens manufacturers are under pressure to update their polypropylene spunbond and spunmelt facilities as demand for this technology grows. Read More


Indian cotton spot rates stable

By George Huang 27 August 2015

Indian cotton prices were unchanged this week amid steady demand and ample supply on the markets.

Spoonflower reveals international project with $25 million capital injection

By John Scrimshaw
27 August 2015

The announcement of a $25 million private-equity investment in US fabric-on-demand printer Spoonflower is a landmark moment for the company – not least because it is to be the occasion for international expansion, with the opening of a...

South Korea PX exports soar to monthly record high

By George Huang 27 August 2015

According to Korea International Trade Association, PX exports during July amounted to 530,819 tonnes, a record high, rising 9% on the previous month and 67.16% y-o-y.

Vietnam yarn and fabric imports expand steadily

By George Huang 27 August 2015

According to Vietnam Customs, yarn imports during July expanded 1.24% on the comparable statistic of 2014, to 64,202 tonnes, although the figure dropped 8.48% from the previous month.



Centre seeks to promote geo-textiles for rural roads

27 August 2015

After Kerala, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have put on an impressive show of constructing rural roads using jute and coir geo-textiles, the Centre has now

Net loss soars higher at The Children’s Place in Q2FY16

27 August 2015

Net loss for the three months to August 1, 2015 soared higher over the same period of the earlier fiscal at US based kids apparel retailer

USDA reviews cotton productivity programme in Pak

27 August 2015

Two top scientists from the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture are in Islamabad this week to lead the annual review of

Ready to wear brand A.L.C partners Interluxe

27 August 2015

Founded in 2009 by designer Andrea Lieberman, A.L.C., a ready to wear brand has partnered with InterLuxe, a portfolio company of Lee Equity Partners.



A streamlined approach

By Fiona Haran 09 July 2015

A look at the latest techniques used by nonwoven manufacturers to optimise the process and quality control of their nonwovens

How black is your black?

By Dr John Provost 12 June 2015

The selection of digital textile-printing systems by any textile printer is a long and complex process that requires many detailed discussions between the printer and the machinery supplier. These will encompass everything from...



Nonwovens: Big in America

By Kitty So 19 August 2015

North America’s nonwovens producers are tapping into a variety of markets around the world to grow their business, innovating with numerous materials and expanding end uses.



Executive Market Report – 24th August 2015

By George Huang 24 August 2015

A detailed review of movements in fibre, yarn and fabric prices from the previous week, along with changes in production costs.


Web Watch

A new beginning

From Sri Lanka Daily News 27 August 2015

Sri Lanka is well on the road to mending strained relations with its once friendly countries. The messages of goodwill received by the new Prime Minister and high profile visits made to the country after January 8 is a clear...........

Antonio Banderas Turns Fashion Student

From Women's Wear Daily 27 August 2015

BANDERAS’ NEW CLOTHES: Having comfortably established himself as a film star, Antonio Banderas is turning his hand to fashion. This week, the Spanish actor posted an image on his Instagram account of him standing amid tailor’s...........

Instagram Update Allows Portrait, Landscape Orientation

From Women's Wear Daily 27 August 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — In a move that will be a relief to all but the most nostalgic of holdouts, Instagram today reveals that it will now allow users to share portrait- and landscape-shaped images and videos, in addition to its...........