• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Do you recognise this blanket?

    Police in the UK are asking WTiN readers to help identify a tartan blanket that might be a major clue in an unsolved murder. Read More

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

    Smart electronics for smart clothing

    Covestro films are paving the way for freely formable electronic systems that will be exhibited in the form of luminous clothing at Germany’s K 2016 trade show ... Read More

  • Knitting & Weaving
    Knitting & Weaving

    How Mayer & Cie is staying at the top after 111 years

    Jonathan Dyson catches up with Benjamin Mayer, joint managing director, as the German circular knitting machinery manufacturer marks its 111th anniversary. Read More

  • Effects
    Effects

    Is Africa ready for digital textile printing?

    AsiaInspection data has indicated that while the manufacturing base in Africa is growing, it is still immature. However, the international community is ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Making sense of smart clothing

    Smart clothing and body sensors can be considered the ultimate wearables, integrating into daily life as a garment, footwear or sensor device that can track or ... Read More

  • Nonwovens
    Nonwovens

    Traditional wound care and a bit beyond

    Dr Edmund Carus provides a personal perspective on the origins of wound care, and discusses how the sector has evolved since the 19th century. Read More

Insight

Medical textiles put pressure on ulcers

By Gareth Gillespie
26 August 2016

Death prevention and billion-dollar savings could be on the cards for healthcare providers, following the granting of commercial clearance to a medical textiles product that can avert potentially fatal – but preventable – pressure ulcers.

China cotton prices down

By George Huang
26 August 2016

Cotton quotations continued to fall this week in China, as buying interest from downstream mills ebbed quickly in the scorching summer, the traditional low trading season.

Durst expands its textile printing portfolio with Technijet

By Tansy Fall
26 August 2016

Industrial inkjet specialist Durst, and Technijet, a UK manufacturer of industrial high-pressure cleaning systems, have entered into a joint venture to develop auxiliary solutions for digital textile print production.

Kornit “open house” to offer insights into customisation

By John Scrimshaw
26 August 2016

The creative partnership between Kornit Digital and US-and-European B2C fabric printer Spoonflower continues to flourish and find new directions.

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News

CMT partners with Brückner

26 August 2016

CMT, which provides fast-fashion jerseywear for high-street retailers in Europe and the US, has teamed up with Brückner technology for a “one-of-a-kind” machine that specialises in the finishing of highly sensitive knitted fabric.

Davos of Wool conference makes its debut next month

26 August 2016

The first-ever Dumfries House Wool Conference will take place on 9 September 2016 – a gathering of key members of the fashion, interiors and wool industry, organised by The Campaign for Wool.

Six designer talents at LFW’s Gen Next Show dazzle audience

26 August 2016

The 22nd batch of six designer talents from the International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) at Gen Next Show of Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2016 dazzled the audience with their high octane creativity and fashion...

Over 20 firms apply for units in Chittagong Apparel Zone

26 August 2016

More than 20 apparel companies have applied for building their factories in the Chittagong Apparel Zone. The apparel zone is proposed to be set up on over 10 acres of land in the port city of Kalurghat, located several miles north of...

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Technical

Developing approaches to non-halogenated flame retardants

By Ian Holme 26 August 2016

PIN chemistry research suggests routes to novel textile treatments.

Superabsorbents get technical

By Dr Edmund Carus 22 August 2016

WTiN’s technical editor, Dr Edmund Carus, looks at the use of superabsorbent polymers in areas other than absorbent hygiene.

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Profiles

How Mayer & Cie is staying at the top after 111 years

By Jonathan Dyson 04 August 2016

Jonathan Dyson catches up with Benjamin Mayer, joint managing director, as the German circular knitting machinery manufacturer marks its 111th anniversary.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 22nd August 2016

By George Huang 22 August 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

Duty drawback, other factors impede apparel exports

From Financial Express Bangladesh 26 August 2016

Multiple factors came into play as the apparel export to some of the 11 prospective non-traditional markets slowed last fiscal when the export performance in...........

Weather

From Financial Express Bangladesh 26 August 2016

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty of squally wind is likely to occur at many places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chittagong...........

Reopening of BTMC mills

From Financial Express Bangladesh 26 August 2016

The reported move by the Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (BTMC) to reopen its six units with the help of a Chinese company, merits a meticulous review............

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