• 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


Lightweight efforts drive automotive upholstery market

By Fiona Haran
13 October 2015

The global automotive upholstery market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.55% over the period 2014-2019, with the majority of players highly dependent on the automobile industry as well as current fashion...

Spoonflower to equip new Berlin facility with Kornit Allegro printer

By John Scrimshaw
13 October 2015

Fabric-on-demand pioneer Spoonflower has bought its fourth Kornit Allegro wide-format pigment printing system and will install it in its recently announced Berlin, Germany, facility, marking a key moment in the international expansion of...

Sensient launches ElvaJet Punch ink

By Tansy Fall
12 October 2015

Sensient today announced the launch of its new range of digital sublimation printing inks for fashion apparel, sportswear, and flag and banner applications, the ElvaJet Punch. This range of digital textile inks is designed to achieve high...

Mohair market regains some of its losses

By Jonathan Dyson 12 October 2015

A total of 136,356 kgs was on offer at the fourth mohair sale of the 2015 winter season in Port Elizabeth, with 99% of the offering being sold. The market regained some of its losses and closed 4% up from the previous sale on R190.48 p/kg.



Indonesia launches special desk to aid textile sector

13 October 2015

The Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) has launched a special desk to solve issues related to textile and footwear industries, as per

Apparel manufacturing grows 19.47% in August

13 October 2015

The industry group ‘Wearing apparel; dressing and dyeing of fur’ has shown a positive growth of 19.47 per cent in the month of August 2015, according

Scott Bader makes new TEXICRYL speciality polymer

13 October 2015

Scott Bader, manufacturer of a wide range of synthetic resins and polymers for many different markets, has made TEXICRYL 13-319, the latest HASE

Safe Reflections makes reflective wear for pedestrians

13 October 2015

Safe Reflections, a technology leader providing reflective solutions to the occupational safety, military training, and consumer activewear apparel



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.



Executive Market Report – 12th October 2015

By George Huang 13 October 2015

Cotton values were mixed last week worldwide as a storm hit the USA and new crops flooded into Indian markets. China polyester prices also failed to establish a clear direction despite a strengthened feedstock market following the rebound...


Web Watch

SwimSpot Retail Tries New Categories on for Size

From Women's Wear Daily 13 October 2015

DIVING IN: Tustin, Calif.-based swimwear retailer SwimSpot has been slowly growing its retail locations and is dabbling with new categories in store. The retailer, part of Tustin-based swimsuit maker Raj Manufacturing, opened its...........

Unifi Expands REPREVE® Global Availability and Product Offerings

From Textile World 13 October 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — October 7, 2015 — Unifi Inc., through its subsidiary Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (UTSC), will expand global availability of REPREVE® recycled fiber with the assistance of Korteks, now a licensed...........

Loepfe Celebrates 60th Anniversary

From Textile World 13 October 2015

WETZIKON, Switzerland — October 7, 2015 — In 1955, the two brothers Helmut and Erich Loepfe founded the Loepfe Brothers LTD. in Zurich. Technical innovations for the textile industry were the driving force behind the development...........