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News

Dormeuil launches ‘through the water’ scarf

By Kamelia Kountcheva
01 August 2014 16:43

House of Dormeuil has launched a new scarf under the title ‘A travers l’eau,’ or ‘through the water,’ based on an original piece of art by painted Masha Schmidt.

Polyester value subdued in China

By George Huang 01 August 2014 16:13

The price of key polyester product, filament yarn (FDY 50D/24F), lost strength this week, declining to 11,100 yuan per tonne on July 31.

ICE cotton futures slump to five-year low

By George Huang 01 August 2014 16:03

The forecast for higher cotton output during the 2014/15 season and record global stock remained drag this week on the cotton futures prices.

Spoolex to present converting equipment at CINTE Techtextil

By Tara Hounslea 01 August 2014 15:54

French converting equipment supplier Spoolex will present its Calemard technologies for nonwoven and technical textile applications at CINTE Techtextil next month.

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Analysis

Vietnamese yarn tangles

By Jens Kastner 31 July 2014 11:49

According to conventional wisdom, Vietnam’s near-certain inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will clearly be a major boon to the Southeast Asian country’s textile industry.

Indonesia yarn duty could damage textile sector, warns industry association

By Jack Hewson 29 July 2014 11:16

A proposed antidumping duty on imported yarns being considered by the Indonesian antidumping agency (KADI) could increase production costs, eroding Indonesia’s competitive edge, the chairman of the Indonesian Textiles Association (API),...

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Technical

Colour changing heads

By Ralph Innes 01 August 2014 10:54

Pai Lung has applied for a patent for yarn colour changing heads on circular knitting machines. The yarn changing heads include a yarn split plate, a moveable cutter plate, a yarn cutting plate and a yarn changing plate positioned in an...

Durable water repellents: alternatives to C8 fluorocarbons

By Dr Ian Holme 28 July 2014 17:14

Environmental and health concerns prompt research into new systems

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Profiles

Adidas, Johnson Controls and partners to increase automation in textiles

By Tara Hounslea 25 July 2014 10:57

What do leading companies in the field of sportswear and car seating have in common? They are both looking for new ways to optimise how fabrics are produced to meet future challenges, of course.

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Reports

Executive Market Report – 28th July 2014

By George Huang 28 July 2014 16:43

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

White Crow: The Edgier Side of Boho

From California Apparel News 01 August 2014 22:30

White Crow, the contemporary collection by Irvine, Calif.–based Z Supply Inc., has always had a few graphic tees in the collection. But for Spring ’15 and beyond, the company is giving the category a featured spot in the line............

Poprageous: Leggings and Beyond

From California Apparel News 01 August 2014 22:30

When Cher Park launched her Poprageous collection in 2013, she had to persuade Los Angeles factories to take her small orders. “They’re set up for mass production. It was difficult to accommodate my orders,” she said. “I’d ask...........

Michael Stars Gets Into the Menswear Business

From California Apparel News 01 August 2014 22:30

Nearly 30 years ago, Michael Stars started making high-quality cotton T-shirts for women who wanted a contemporary product that was fashionable yet comfortable. Now, the Los Angeles contemporary company is branching out into...........

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