• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Patagonia cuts ties with Ovis XXI after animal mistreatment investigation

    Outdoor garment manufacturer Patagonia has severed its ties with Ovis XXI, a grassland regeneration B Corp, following an investigation into inhumane animal ... 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

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    As strong as a 'box'

    The unique structure of the boxfish, a puffer-like fish mainly found in the Pacific Ocean, could serve as inspiration for body armour, robots and even flexible ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Out with the old…

    Global nonwovens manufacturers are under pressure to update their polypropylene spunbond and spunmelt facilities as demand for this technology grows. Read More


Vietnam silk-makers embrace technology transfers to revive production

By Jens Kastner
03 September 2015

Vietnam’s fledgling silk sector is aiming for sustainable growth, competing with China’s dominant silk producers by stressing the quality of their production and securing technology transfers from abroad. Japanese companies have been...

In D30 we Trust

By Adrian Wilson
03 September 2015

Booming UK business D30 is using a new round of funding to take its unique impact protection products into ever more markets and application areas.

Performance knits take centre stage

By Marianne Curtis
03 September 2015

Performance characteristics, whether delivered by yarns, knitting techniques or a combination are no longer confined to sportswear. Recent exhibitions in the US, such as SPINEXPO and Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, as well as knitwear...

Superior design behind Culp Q1 sales rise

By Marianne Curtis
03 September 2015

Design and diversity of product offering are credited with driving growth as US-based mattress and upholstery fabric manufacturer, Culp, reports its first quarter results. Culp saw net sales of $80.2m, compared with $76.1 million a year...



OMPET licenses BP PTA technology for 1.1mn tons/year plant

03 September 2015

BP and Oman International Petrochemical Industries Company (OMPET) have entered into a licensing agreement for BP’s latest generation purified

H. Stoll inks partnership with Shang Gong Group

03 September 2015

German flat knitting machine manufacturer H. Stoll AG & Co. KG has inked a partnership with Shanghai based Shang Gong Group (SGG) which has a

Asahi Kasei to show Cupro & Roica at Premiere Vision

03 September 2015

Japanese company Asahi Kasei will reveal its new innovations; Cupro and Roica fabrics for fashion and sport, at the Premiere Vision autumn salon in

Lobo Mau selects Xperia’s apparel ERP & fashion PLM suite

03 September 2015

Philadelphia’s contemporary women’s clothing line Lobo Mau has selected apparel ERP experts Xperia Solutions as its enterprise software partner to



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

How black is your black?

By Dr John Provost 12 June 2015

The selection of digital textile-printing systems by any textile printer is a long and complex process that requires many detailed discussions between the printer and the machinery supplier. These will encompass everything from...



Dupont: protecting key assets

By Adrian Wilson 01 September 2015

DuPont remains a pioneer in the development of products for the workwear and personal protection markets, thanks to its portfolio of key performance fibres – all invented over half a century ago.



Executive Market Report – 1st September 2015

By George Huang 01 September 2015

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


Web Watch

US Q2 in brief: Oxford Industries, Sears Canada, G-III Apparel

From Just Style - News 03 September 2015

Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. Oxford Industries raised its full-year outlook despite swinging to a loss, Sears...........

Bangladesh Charges 13 Over 2012 Garment Factory Fire

From International Business Times - Companies 03 September 2015

DHAKA (Reuters) - A Bangladesh court on Thursday charged the owners of a garment factory and 11 staff with homicide in connection with the deaths of 112 workers in the country’s worst industrial blaze nearly three years ago. The...........

Polluting workshops hesitate to shift from urban areas

From Viet Nam News 03 September 2015

HA NOI (VNS) — Lack of capital and incentives are hindering the relocation of polluting workshops from residential areas, Deputy Director of Ha Noi's Department of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Huu Nghia said. In 2009,...........