• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Australian wool production to ease in 2014/15

    The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast a decline in production to 328 million kg greasy for the 2014/15 season, down 3.7% ... Read More

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

    Menges expands roller size capacity

    Menges Roller, manufacturer and maintenance provider for industrial rollers for the nonwovens and manmade fabrics industries, has extended its size capacity ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... 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

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

    Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín Read More


Google funds 3D scan clothing research

By Seshadri Ramkumar 15 September 2014 10:08

A Cornell University professor will develop a method for 3D scanning of textile materials such as jeans and other soft objects like shoes.

Russia considers banning imports of EU textile fabrics

By Eugene Vorotnikov 15 September 2014 09:51

The Russian Association of Textile Producers (RATP) has formally called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to impose a ban on imports of textile fabrics from the European Union (EU), to boost the Russian textile industry.

Cotton futures go up

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 01:01

Cotton futures lifted strongly last week, with the most active December cotton contract on ICE Futures US climbing 2.69 cents, or 4.12%, to 68 cents per lb.

Pakistan cotton price up as market moves for first time in three weeks

By Jonathan Dyson 14 September 2014 23:58

Pakistan cotton values lifted last week, as the Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) spot rate changed for the first time in around three weeks.



Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

By James Bargent 11 September 2014 09:46

Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín

Cashmere prices expected to rise after Europe summer holiday

By Kamelia Kountcheva 08 September 2014 11:18

The cashmere market in China is quite slow and without sales, so prices remained stable this week. It is still possible to buy good quantities from the new clip, the Schneider Group explained. Despite it not being of the best quality, it...



Schlafhorst study highlights winding performance

By John Scrimshaw 12 September 2014 11:58

Schlafhorst has released details of a comparative study, in which its Schlafhorst Technology Center set out to discover the comparative productivity potential of the company’s Autoconer winding technology when used in conjunction with its...

Test tightens up to beat afterflame

By Arlene Lawler 11 September 2014 09:34

The aggravation of a lingering afterflame has become a thing of the past since the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revised its standard test method for flame resistance.



Trevira dazzles at Brussels Expo

By Arlene Lawler 10 September 2014 16:40

Hi-tech fibres giant Trevira is showcasing its latest creations in Brussels with the help of some dazzling fabric collections from across the world.



Executive Market Report - 8th September 2014

By George Huang 08 September 2014 17:16

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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Phase Eight appoints bankers ahead of sale

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Swiss watchmakers not watching out for Apple Watch

From Emirates Business 24/7 15 September 2014 05:00

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Zimbabwe: Fungisai - Gospel Star and Fashion Designer

From allafrica.com 15 September 2014 01:30

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