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  • Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Fairtrade calls for the top of the cotton supply chain to help the bottom

    The cotton industry has been suffering of late with global overproduction leaving prices down in the dumps. A lot of the focus has been held by China as the ... Read More

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

    Invista’s P8 technology offers further PTA production efficiency

    The purified terephthalic acid (PTA) industry is at an interesting juncture. While the Asian PTA industry is oversupplied and is expected to continue to be ... Read More

  • Effects

    Designer perspective

    Moving from analogue to digital – an interview with Debbie McKeegan, Creative Director, Digetex Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    Carbon nanotube fibres make superior links to brain

    Carbon nanotube fibres invented at Rice University in the US may provide the best way to communicate directly with the brain. Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Researchers develop 3D nonwoven fabric for implants

    Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute in Stuttgart, Germany, have teamed up with the university hospital in Tübingen and the University of California, Los ... Read More


Iranian textiles entice business interest ahead of expected sanctions relaxation

By John Scrimshaw 28 April 2015

Opportunities in Iran are on the radar of both exporters and investors as progress in international talks over the country’s uranium enrichment programme holds out the prospect of a relaxation in sanctions.

Day of Celebration for the SDC and new developments on the horizon

By Tansy Fall
28 April 2015

It’s been a chaotic six months for the SDC, beginning with an Extraordinary General Meeting in November 2014, where a vote of ‘no confidence’ in the Board of Trustees was passed, and more recently with the announcement that chemical giant...

The lessons of The Secrets of Sports Direct documentary

By Kamelia Kountcheva 28 April 2015

Hearing the words ‘garment factory’ and ‘working conditions’ immediately takes the mind to East Asia, where the problem of cheap labour is widespread. Poor safety, low wages and long hours are some of the most common problems in certain...

South Korea PX exports continue to soar

By George Huang 28 April 2015

According to Korea International Trade Association (KITA), PX shipments during March amounted to 478,849 tonnes, jumping 24.71% on February and 112.99% y-o-y.



Woolmark Prize nominees announced

28 April 2015

The Woolmark Company has announced the British Isles nominees for the International Woolmark Prize (IWP). The award is designed to recognise outstanding design talent from around the world.

Neschen remains positive following self-administrated insolvency

28 April 2015

Neschen AG’s employees, customers and suppliers have all pledged their full support to the company following its self-administered insolvency, which it filed for on 17 April, 2015.

3 Indians in International Woolmark Prize’s region round

28 April 2015

Three Indian designers have been nominated for the upcoming International Woolmark Prize (IWP) 2015/2016’s India and Middle East region round, which

600 Iranians attend German textile symposium in Tehran

28 April 2015

A textile machinery symposium was held at Tehran in Iran by VDMA, the German association of machinery manufacturers on April 21 and 22, 2015.



The all-in-one solution

By Sally Priestley 20 April 2015

Shemesh Automation’s XPander packing solution for wet wipes has been two years in the making. Shai Shemesh explains why the market needed an all-in-one machine offering top-notch packaging technology.

Fix the Dye Fixing Problem on Textile Substrates

By Dr Naresh M. Saraf 10 April 2015

Dye-fixing agents are of considerable interest in the art of textile coloration. Dyed and printed fabrics often have unsatisfactory wet fastness, especially washing and water fastness. This is found with dyeings carried out using direct...



Taking the lead

By Fiona Haran 23 April 2015

A string of industry moves and a highly profitable 2014 has strengthened PGI’s leading position in the nonwovens marketplace. Fiona Haran reports on the recent developments driving the company’s success



Executive Market Report – 27th April 2015

By George Huang 27 April 2015

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


Web Watch

Bayer bio-based textile coatings

From Ecotextile News 28 April 2015

Ecotextile News is the authority for news, comment and analysis on the world of sustainable textiles and clothing. Our web-site features daily headlines and breaking news from around the world written by industry experts and...........

John Lewis sustainable cotton progress

From Ecotextile News 28 April 2015

The Textile Engineer will research and develop new component parts and processes for products to meet specific performance or aesthetic criteria.  The candidate will research and develop new ideas and techniques, including...........

Industrial-scale naturally dyed denim

From Ecotextile News 28 April 2015

Ecotextile News is the authority for news, comment and analysis on the world of sustainable textiles and clothing. Our web-site features daily headlines and breaking news from around the world written by industry experts and...........