• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    What’s behind cotton overproduction and the low prices?

    In the wake of the International Cotton Advisory Committee’s (ICAC) predicted a cotton production surplus of 1.7 million tonnes for the 2014/15 season, ICAC ... Read More

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

    RadiciGroup presents low-denier carpet yarns at Domotex 2015

    RadiciGroup introduced its new 2015 BCF yarn collection, part of its Radifloor brand, at Domotex 2015. The product has been optimised, rationalised and ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN Digital Textile Conferences 2015

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to present an exciting programme of Digital Textile Conferences in 2015, with their focus on some of the key growth ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Garmatex launches cotton substitute

    Garmatex Technologies, a supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics, has launched its Kottinu fabric at The Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Bostik campaign marks 125th year

    Bostik’s Global Nonwovens Business Unit is celebrating 125 years in business with a new campaign urging customers to “Stick with Bostik. The best is yet to ... Read More


CCI sells cotton stockpiles back to weak market

By George Huang 29 January 2015 15:40

Cotton quotations recovered on January 27 in India, providing a precious chance for The Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to cut back inventories, with an initial offer of 5,100 cotton bales for auction.

Cotton futures rebound on short-covering

By George Huang 29 January 2015 15:35

Sparked by speculative short covering, New York cotton futures rebounded dramatically this week.

Argos gives its uniform a smart textiles overhaul

By Fiona Haran 29 January 2015 15:03

Goose Design, an apparel and branding agency, has incorporated tech-inspired looks into the new uniform of UK catalogue retailer Argos.

Pakistan cotton quotations shrink

By George Huang 29 January 2015 12:08

The recovery of procurement on the Pakistan market is peripheral, failing to arrest the declining trend in cotton value on January 29.



Political violence disrupts textile and garment trade

By Marianne Curtis 29 January 2015 09:20

Ongoing political violence and blockades in Bangladesh involving the country’s opposition parties – Bangladesh National Party and the Jamaat Party is causing concern for leaders of Bangladeshi associations representing its knitwear and...

Behind BBE’s bottle-to-POY line

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 January 2015 11:31

Earlier this month, BB Engineering (BBE) unveiled its VarioFil R+ machine – what it called the world’s first bottle-to-POY (partially oriented yarn) line in operation, presented at an Open House at its Remscheid site in Germany. BBE tells...



Pathways to prosperity

By Marianne Curtis 26 January 2015 09:05

India’s textile industry still struggles with cotton contamination which has a knock-on effect on success throughout the textile value chain. A recent workshop examined the issues

A digital printing revolution

By Sally Priestley 22 January 2015 10:22

The latest innovations in digital printing promise to take inkjet beyond traditional coloration and into the unchartered territory of chemical finishing of textiles. Sally Priestley outlines two examples of developing technologies which...



Science in style

By Kamelia Kountcheva 27 January 2015 14:46

Fashion designer Brooke Roberts loves a combination: she married the seemingly incompatible fields of radiography and fashion design and she favours fibre blends in yarns. She talks MRI scans and merino wool with WTiN



Carbon black market for textile fibres to reach US$253.1 million by 2020

By Tansy Fall 28 January 2015 10:34

The global carbon black market for textile fibres is expected to reach US$253.1 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.


Web Watch

Vehicle body made from cotton, hemp, and wood

From sciencedaily.com 29 January 2015 16:00

"Lightweight" is an important buzzword in automotive engineering, and just as important in the aerospace sector, too. Carmakers are increasingly counting on fiber reinforced synthetics. These fibers, which are embedded into the...........

Dow Chemical profit beats Street estimate as farm margins jump

From Reuters 29 January 2015 16:00

(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co's (DOW.N) adjusted profit handily beat analysts' estimate as margins in its agricultural sciences business soared, helped largely by new crop protection products. Shares of the company, the...........

Bangladesh Accord to inspect 200 more factories

From Just Style 29 January 2015 15:30

The Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety is to start initial inspections on a new batch of factories added by signatories since August last year. Last August, the Accord stopped adding new factories to the list of those...........