Our Intelligence channels offer market intelligence, technical reports and deep-dive analysis of key industry motivators, technologies, materials and impactors. WTiN Intelligence provides detailed analysis of important high-growth areas of the textile and apparel industry. WTiN’s expert team of analysts and network of researchers go beyond the what and the why to look at what might come next, what businesses need to contend with in an evolving global supply chain, and how they can take advantage of the opportunities on the horizon.
Industry insight, market information, and the connections you need to examine and evaluate market trends in the roll-to-roll digital textile printing sector.
Market and technical intelligence essential to the activewear and athleisure textile and clothing industries.
In-depth intelligence on the materials, manufacturing technologies and application areas of smart textiles.
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Our WTiNews channels take a look at global textile and apparel industry innovation, businesses, technology and markets, provided by WTiN’s in-house team of journalists. WTiNews is set apart from basic news content as it discerns the importance of changes and developments in the supply chain. WTiNews doesn’t only tell you ‘what’ has happened, it also covers impact, the bigger picture and the industry’s response to trends, events and more.
A viewpoint on both natural and manmade fibres and yarns, as seen through the eyes of manufacturers, growers, processors and spinners, with a mix of technical articles, analysis and product innovation news.
Analysis and manufacturing technology updates for the global fabric manufacturing industries and their supply-chain partners.
News, analysis and technical information on the important realms of dyeing, finishing, printing (both screen and digital) and coating.
News, market insight, analysis and product development updates from the fast-growing markets in technical textiles, covering all applications and end uses.
Your instant window on the global raw materials prices, trade movements, resources and manufacturing costs that can affect the profitability of your textile products.
By Paul Deane
Nonwovens Report International (NRI) keeps you up-to-date with the latest developments across the nonwovens market. With its team of technical and industry experts, NRI makes use of its close ties with associations, research institutes and market-leading businesses to bring you international reporting that covers areas all over the world.
Previously known as IoTex, the newly relaunched Textile 4.0 journal delivers vital insights into the burgeoning transformation of the textile and apparel value chain. It covers a spectrum of content, from technologies enabling the personalisation trend to supply chain transparency, the latest in fabric gripping robotics, smart clothing and much more.
Christian Schindler, director general at the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), talks about the results of the organisation’s three surveys, his thoughts on nearshoring, and how he’d like to see more compassion with regard to force majeure.
Christian Schindler has worked at the ITMF, an international forum for the world's textile industries, for more than 15 years. In this podcast, he talks about the ITMF’s latest surveys. The first set of results were published in March and showed how orders and turnover were starting to be affected by Covid-19. By the next survey, the results looked much worse as other countries across the world entered a period of lockdown. And although the results of the third survey don’t show much positive change, there has been no significant negative impact either, suggesting that maybe the industry is beginning to stabilise.
Elsewhere, Schindler talks about the main challenges that the industry is facing, while also discussing some of the opportunities too. For example, some of the ITMF’s members have been able to switch to PPE manufacturing, while others are looking to streamline their operations. He also says that he’d like to see governments across the world provide more support for local textile industries, even if that means just offering better interest rates.
What’s more, Schindler talks about nearshoring, saying that actually he doesn’t think this is something that we’ll start to see more of any time soon, even considering the impact of Covid-19. He says that people will try to look for more reliable supply chains, but at the end of the day you have to go where the price is right and where the skilled workers are. Lastly, he sheds some light on what the future of the textile industry might look like.
The ITMF is dedicated to keeping the worldwide membership constantly informed through surveys, studies and publications. It participates in the evolution of the industry's value chain and through the organisation of annual conferences and publishes considered opinions on future trends and international developments.
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