• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Organic cotton cultivation reduces global warming impact

    Switching to organic cotton could reduce the global warming impact of cotton production by 46% compared to non-organic cotton, according to a new report from ... 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

  • Effects

    Manufacturing Renaissance

    Listers Mill, once the largest textile mill in Europe, goes back into manufacturing with digital textile printing. Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Marine mussels inspire flame retardants

    Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas, Austin, US, have created a new flame retardant to ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Disposable diapers with a traditional twist

    gDiapers, a US manufacturer of flushable and compostable diaper inserts, has unveiled a new style of gPants based on traditional values. Branded George and ... Read More


Marine mussels inspire flame retardants

By Fiona Haran
09 October 2015

Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas, Austin, US, have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can accumulate over time in...

TPP to boost Vietnam textile and garment industry, but China suffers

By George Huang 09 October 2015

The US, Japan and ten other Pacific Rim nations sealed the biggest trade deal in two decades on October 5, in order to break the deadlock after the Doha round of negotiations in the WTO framework.

South Korea PX exports lose momentum during August

By George Huang 09 October 2015

According to Korea International Trade Association, PX exports during August plunged 9.93% from the previous month, to 478,112 tonnes.

China MEG imports rise

By George Huang 09 October 2015

According to CCF Group, the leading textile information provider, MEG imports during August dropped slightly, by 1.34% from July, to 774,123 tonnes in August, which, however, was an increase of 5.47% y-o-y.



ATDC’s customised training for ITX Services and Inditex

09 October 2015

Gurgaon-based Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector recently conducted

Germany to continue support to Bangladesh apparel sector

09 October 2015

German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister Gerd Müller has expressed his satisfaction over the progress in Bangladesh’s garment sector and

Now, an online fashion store from Aditya Birla group

09 October 2015

Indian multinational conglomerate Aditya Birla Group is set to launch its online fashion store abof.com that will compete with the likes of Myntra

Pedana fabric on course for India Handloom Brand tag

09 October 2015

The Weavers’ Service Centre (WSC), Vijayawada, under the Textiles Ministry has recommended that Pedana’s handloom woven fabric made of yarn dyed with



ICE cotton futures fluctuate

By George Huang 02 October 2015

ICE cotton futures fluctuated within a limited range after its benchmark contract dropped to a fresh 7½ month low on September 23 (59.97 cents per pound).

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



Gelvenor Textiles: Celebrating gold

By Sally Priestley 08 September 2015

Gelvenor Textiles has flown the flag for South African innovation in technical textiles for 50 years; WTiN learns about the developments which have driven the company’s success.



NCWSBA Australian Wool Market Report

By Chris Wilcox 09 October 2015

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


Web Watch

Fashion designer Gerry Katigbak passes away

From Manila Bulletin 10 October 2015

As Guillermo “Gerry” Katigbak’s body was found lifeless in the bathroom of his condominium unit in Vito Cruz, Manila, this morning (October 10, 2015), the Philippine fashion industry experienced a great loss. He had no major...........

ILSHIN Vietnam launches a $177 million textile fibers plant

From Vietnamese Investment Review 10 October 2015

The plant covers an area of 220,000 square metres and can produce 15,800 tonnes of fiber per year. Products from the plant will be exported to South Korea, the United States and Japan. The plant is expected to create 500 jobs for...........

First woolen garment exhibitions to open in major cities

From Viet Nam News 10 October 2015

HA NOI (VNS) — Showcasing the very best of fashion in wool in Viet Nam, the Woolmark Company is hosting two exhibitions in Ha Noi and HCM City, respectively. The company will exhibit the best of Australian Merino wool from Viet...........