• Markets

    Pakistan’s textiles and clothing exports pick up in February

    Figures published by Pakistan’s National Bureau of Statistics indicate that textiles and clothing export earnings grew in February by over 3% compared with the ... Read More

  • Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    India and China dominate wool exports to US

    India dominates exports of wool textiles, whilst China is the number one supplier of woollen apparel to the US. Read More

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

    BASF to enhance Brazilian polyamide production line

    BASF is to replace all the polyamide categories currently sold at its production plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil, with its own Ultramid high performance ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    Moving to the high ground

    A glance at Hong Kong’s official trade data gives the impression that all is rosy for the Chinese special administrative region’s (SAR) knitwear manufacturers. ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    ITMA becomes headline sponsor of the Future Materials Awards

    ITMA has become the Headline Sponsor of the Future Materials Awards, which will take place in November 2014, in Dresden, Germany. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Medical focus: Nonwovens in woundcare

    Demand for nonwovens used in woundcare applications is growing worldwide. Alan Osborn and Julian Ryall report Read More


Cass launches charity art/apparel collection

By Kamelia Kountcheva 15 April 2014 16:09

Cass and Co, producer of shapewear, has launched ART CASS, a charity foundation aiming to combine the work of artists and shapewear to create apparel dubbed as ‘wearable art.’

Cocona Inc rebranded as 37.5

By Kamelia Kountcheva
15 April 2014 14:20

Cocona Inc is being re-launched under the new brand name of 37.5. The new name has been selected to symbolise the ability of its technology to aid in the body’s natural thermoregulation, 37.5 explained.

University of Leeds launches Medical Textiles MSc programme

By Tara Hounslea 15 April 2014 10:57

The UK’s University of Leeds is launching a new MSc programme in Medical Textiles from 2015 through its Centre for Technical Textiles in the School of Design. There is full funding available for a few places and part funding for five...

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition

By Tara Hounslea 15 April 2014 10:08

Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb Company, a subsidiary of Freudenberg Nonwovens, has become a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The company will now act as part of a global association of companies from the apparel and...



India and China dominate wool exports to US

By Charlotte Rogers 15 April 2014 14:08

India dominates exports of wool textiles, whilst China is the number one supplier of woollen apparel to the US.

Bostik analyses the markets

By Charlotte Rogers 11 April 2014 11:02

Bostik shares market analysis of its three market sectors (adult care, baby and femcare) in different geographies.



Saving energy in drawing process

By Marianne Curtis 10 April 2014 10:48

Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in textile activities including spinning. Retech, which develops and produces components and installations for processing of synthetic filaments mainly in the mechanical and thermal...

Strong year for Crealet

By Marianne Curtis 09 April 2014 10:16

Crealet saw a strong financial year in 2013, profiting from recognition of the quality of its products and greater awareness of the company worldwide, said CEO Walter Wirz.



Get the lowdown on Cotton LEADS

By Charlotte Rogers 15 April 2014 14:54

How to balance the demands of consumers for large volumes of cotton with the need for sustainable growing practices? Cotton Incorporated and Cotton Australia think they have the answer.



Executive Market Report - 14th April 2014

By Matt Robinson 14 April 2014 12:09

A detailed review of movements in fibre, yarn and fabric prices from the previous week, along with changes in production costs.


Web Watch

Celebs in pain: Peaches Peaches Geldof's husband

From Emirates Business 24/7 16 April 2014 05:00

Peaches Geldof's husband hasn't returned to their home in Kent, England, since her death there on April 7 because he is too devastated. Peaches Geldof's husband Thomas Cohen hasn't returned to their home since her death last...........

Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor

From Nanotechnology News 16 April 2014 04:00

Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs viruses and disables them. The results can prove useful in the development of antiviral...........

Lenten plans of the stars

From Manila Bulletin 16 April 2014 03:30

With their hectic work schedule, many celebrities certainly take advantage of the respite Holy Week brings. The following have planned these for the year: Meg, a Catholic, is off to Bicol to take part in the yearly family...........