• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Two Italian manufacturers win Fabric No.1 awards

    Vitale Barberis Canonico and Lanificio Fratelli Cerruti have won the third annual Fabric No. 1 award, commending the season's finest merino wool fabrics for ... Read More

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

    Heinz Kmonicek steps down as general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute

    Mr Heinz Kmonicek, general manager of the Austrian Man-Made Fibers Institute is stepping down and handing the position over to Mr Friedrich Weninger, president ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Finalists announced for ITMA Future Materials Awards 2014

    A stellar line-up of top global brands and businesses from across the technical textiles industry have been announced as finalists in the inaugural ITMA Future ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    OUTLOOK focuses on nonwovens industry growth and sustainability

    Opening the 13th edition of OUTLOOK, the world-leading conference for the nonwovens personal care industry, Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA reminded ... Read More


Hohenstein devises “objective” comfort test for textiles

By Kamelia Kountcheva 31 October 2014 12:11

The Hohenstein Institute is offering what it calls an “objective” way of measuring the feel of textiles on skin and indicating improvements.

MTEX to unveil two new direct-to-textile printers

By Kamelia Kountcheva 31 October 2014 10:31

MTEX Solutions will announce two new direct-to-textile printers at Viscom Frankfurt from November 5-7 – the MTEX Vision aimed at the transfer print market and the MTEX Blue entry level direct-to-textile digital printer.

China Textile imports continue to shrink

By George Huang 31 October 2014 09:17

Data from China Customs indicates that the textile machine imports during September amounted to around 1.76 billion yuan, down 3.82% from the previous month.

China textile machine exports surge y-o-y

By George Huang 31 October 2014 09:14

According to China Customs, textile machine exports during September slid 1.76% from the previous month, to around 1.72 billion yuan, but jumped 24.7% y-oy.



Silk prices predicted to rise in current market conditions

By Kamelia Kountcheva 31 October 2014 13:04

The Schneider Group has reported that cashmere prices are starting to come down in China, resulting from sluggish demand both domestically and abroad. Prices in Mongolia remained unchanged in the off-season.

Turkish carpet industry becoming more competitive

By Jonathan Dyson 28 October 2014 10:14

A leading carpet producer in Gaziantep Province, a major carpet production hub in Turkey’s Southeaster Anatolia Region, has told WTiN.com that the industry is facing a number of challenges as the Turkish sector becomes increasingly...



Technology leap

By Alenka Pavko Cuden 31 October 2014 08:03

The International Federation of Knitting Technologists held its biannual conference in Turkey recently with 3-D pressure relieving cushions, multi-functional knitted materials with barrier properties and a multifunctional knitted garment...

US circular knitting design centre in progress

By John McCurry 30 September 2014 10:46

The only remaining circular knitting machine builder on US soil is thriving as it evolves with the industry and has big plans for new technology and projects.



Contifibre celebrates 20 years of production in France

By Marianne Curtis 15 October 2014 11:45

Contifibre has celebrated 20 years of production in France. At an evening event held recently, 100 representatives of customers from across France and Belgium enjoyed a dinner and catwalk show charting the history of women’s lingerie and...



NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 31 October 2014 12:33

Weekly analysis of the Australian Wool Market by Chris Wilcox, Executive Director of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia.


Web Watch

Vizag logistics park unaffected by cyclone Hudhud

From The Hindu Business Line 31 October 2014 14:00

The ongoing Multi Modal Logistics Park (MMLP), the first phase of which was inaugurated in May this year, has suffered an estimated loss about Rs 10 lakh due to Hudhud, but by and large the work on the project has remained...........

Self-assembly fashion line for Ikea?

From Just Style 31 October 2014 13:00

Michelle Russell | 31 October 2014 Another fast fashion brand could be added to the already packed ?? with suggestions Ikea's next move might be into apparel. Swedish author and business consultant Stefan Engeseth believes...........

Fruit of the Loom forms yarn partnership with Parkdale

From Just Style 31 October 2014 13:00

Fruit of the Loom has agreed a deal with Parkdale America that will see it sell its US yarn spinning operations to the company which will then provide new state-of-the-art cotton and cotton blended yarns for its underwear and...........