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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.



Raymond mulls raising Rs 100 crore

06 February 2016

Raymond is planning to raise Rs 100 crore in funds through private placement.

Oeko-Tex revises criteria for Step certification

06 February 2016

In the latest version (3.0) of the Step standard, Oeko-Tex has revised and made modifications to the criteria’s which came in to effect from February

Blue one of trend colours at Heimtextil 2016

06 February 2016

Blue emerged as one of the trend colours at Heimtextil 2016 and across all the Heimtextil ranges, from decorative fabrics and wallpaper to bathroom

UK’s top female tennis player renews Asics deal

06 February 2016

Japanese multinational athletic equipment company Asics has announced that Britain’s top ranked female tennis player and Australian Open semi-finalist



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.



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 – 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.


Web Watch

Prolonged oil slump sparks second wave of cuts to 2016 budgets

From Reuters - Business News 07 February 2016

(Reuters) - Less than two months into the year, the top U.S. shale oil companies have already cut their budget for 2016 a second time as the relentless drop...........

PMO wants Maharashtra government to clear hurdles for ‘Make in India’ projects

From The Hindu Business Line - Economy 07 February 2016

Modi’s office wants land acquisition and rehabilitation...........

Caroline de Maigret Hits Copenhagen Fashion Week

From Women's Wear Daily 07 February 2016

Ole Yde, Mark Kenly Domino Tan and Malene Birger were among guests at a cocktail closing Copenhagen Fashion Week's three-day...........