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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.



Columbia Sportswear realigns Montrail as sub-brand

05 February 2016

American outdoor apparel, footwear and gear maker Columbia Sportswear Company has announced a realignment of the Montrail trail running footwear brand

Laticrete launches Fracture Ban membrane for adhesives

05 February 2016

Laticrete, a manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry, has launched Fracture Ban membrane, a high-performance,

Kimono collection to debut in NYFW

05 February 2016

Hiromi Asai, a New York based, internationally acclaimed fashion designer and Kimono stylist, will present a fashion show featuring authentic Kimono

Net sales at Hanesbrands up 8% in fiscal 2016

05 February 2016

Net sales at Hanesbrands, a marketer of innerwear and apparel were up 8 per cent year over year and reached $5.73 billion for the fiscal ended January



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

Dow acrylic acid cuts seen as good first step

From ICIS 05 February 2016

...Dow acrylic acid cuts seen as good first step. Larry Terry. Focus article by Larry Terry HOUSTON (ICIS)--Some US acrylates buyers welcomed news...........

American Apparel Emerges From Bankruptcy

From California Apparel News 05 February 2016

After four months in bankruptcy, Los Angeles clothing maker American Apparel announced on Feb. 5 that it had exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a...........

Graphene-enhanced sportswear launched

From Advanced Textiles Source 05 February 2016

Italian sportswear brand Colmar has launched a sportswear collection containing Graphene Plus, made by Directa Plus, a producer of graphene-based products...........