The Fibres & Yarns channel provides 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.
The Knitting & Weaving channel offers analysis and manufacturing technology updates for the global fabric manufacturing industries and their supply-chain partners.
The Nonwovens channel brings you unrivalled coverage of the manufacture and uses of engineered polymer and fibre ‘non-textile’ products.
By Andy Rhodes
By Fiona Haran
The Textile Economics channel is 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 Nitin Madkaikar
By Nitin Madkaikar
Our Insight channels take a look at global textile and apparel industry innovation, businesses, technology and markets, provided by WTiN’s in-house team of journalists. WTiN Insight is set apart from news content as it discerns the importance of changes and developments in the supply chain. Insight 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.
The Digital Textiles channel provides you with industry insight, market information, and the connections you need to examine and evaluate market trends in the roll-to-roll digital textile printing sector.
By Stephanie Masuwa
By Mutlu Chaouch Orozco
By Mutlu Chaouch Orozco & Stephanie Masuwa
The Performance Textiles channel provides market and technical intelligence that is essential to the sports and outdoor textiles industry.
By Dr Robabeh (Zohreh) Gharaei
The Protective Textiles channel is a source of market and technical intelligence in the field of protective textile technologies and applications, encompassing both industrial and military markets.
By Andy Rhodes
By Laura Solomon
The Smart Textiles channel helps decision makers looking to break into the smart textiles market, as well as established companies in this sector, to gain a competitive advantage.
By Fiona Haran
By Dr Robabeh (Zohreh) Gharaei & Valentina Perzolla
The Textile 4.0 channel provides investors and decision makers in the textile and apparel value chain with in-depth analysis and insight into the digitalisation of manufacturing processes and smart business models.
By Sophie Darby
By Sophie Darby
By Sophie Darby
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.
Innovate Textile & Apparel (ITA) Europe is an annual event that brings together strategic decision-makers determined to implement digitalisation in the textile and apparel sector. ITA is more than a conference, but an experience that illuminates the emerging manufacturing technologies, material innovations and business models that are set to deliver the next wave of opportunity for the global textile and apparel manufacturing community.
The fourth edition of WTiN’s Japan Digital Textile Conference in now evolving into a 3-day event including a one day conference, site visits and CEO Summit. Join us in this event for a collaborative discussion on current market, an overview of new developments and how we can make strides for continued progression to close the gaps in the digital textile market.
Future Textile (FT) is focused on innovation in the fast-growing technical textiles sector, from fibre to finished product, covering all the applications and end uses across the world. As global demand for technical textiles rises, high-level executives and product designers increasingly turn to FT for the latest news, product launches, R&D projects, conference reports and market insight.
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.
The ‘Channel Insights’ charts are all about giving on overview of the channel you are looking at. They are part of the WTiN Discovery set of features on WTiN.com and are located on all of the channels on the website (Insight and Intelligence channels). The exact location of the charts on each of the channel homepages is slightly different depending on the overall layout of the page. Consisting of two charts; the ‘Company Drill-Down’ chart and the ‘Sentiment Tracker’ chart the data you are seeing when looking at the charts is specific to the channel that you are viewing. For example, if you are on the Insight > Nonwovens channel then the data is related to the nonwovens industry sector, if you are looking at the Intelligence > Smart Textiles channel then it’s all about smart textiles and related sectors. Each of the charts is described in more detail below so have a scroll down and if you have any questions at all then please checkout the section/form at the bottom of the page.
Who should use the channel insights feature?
The feature is all about giving an aggregated view of the industry sector you are interested in. You should use the tool if you are interested in finding the main influencing companies in the sector and drilling-down to find content on wtin.com relating to those companies. You can also use the tool to track sentiment trend (see here for more about sentiment) relating to the sector.
Want to know who are the key players in the sector and find out more about them? The company drill-down chart takes the top 15 companies (by mention count) over the last 12 months and plots them onto a tree diagram. The size of the sector for each company shows the relevance they have to the sector. You can click on any of the 15 companies to ‘drill-down’ to article level. Here you are seeing the top 10 articles relating to that company (by the companies relevance to the article) over the last 12 months. You can see this by hovering over them as well. Don’t forget to zoom into a bigger view of the chart by clicking the magnifying glass icon. You can see an example of the chart at both company and drilled-down article level to the right/below.
The sentiment tracker chart is a really great way of getting an overall picture of how things are moving in the relevant industry sector. The link here explains more about sentiment, what it is and how it is computed. Every piece of content that we write or aggregate onto wtin.com is reviewed and a sentiment score between -1 and +1 calculated. The sentiment of an individual article or piece of text is interesting, but where is becomes truly insightful is when data are aggregated over a subset of data. That subset could be a sector, a company, a geographical region or even a person. This chart shows the aggregation of sentiment scores over time for a given channel (sector) and as a result shows how the sector is being perceived through time. For example, is there a lot of positivity around new developments and technologies in the smart textiles segment driving positive sentiment or are difficult trading conditions and pricing slumps causing negative sentiment in the fibres and yarns sector? Sentiment is a great tool for answering these sorts of questions. We also show the number of articles that have been analysed to determine the sentiment score. This can be relevant where the number is relatively low in some of our newer channels (Textile 4.0 for example) as lower article counts (below around 75 a month) can lead to less accurate sentiment averages.
The (kind of) small print bit
So, what’s the ‘caveat’. We thought we should add this little comment at the end! Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are ever evolving as are the tools on wtin.com. They are not perfect, but are getting better over time! They already provide a unique and novel way for the user to discover new information, data and trends. You might see some examples where similar company names that are obviously the same are represented different, e.g., ‘ABCD’ and ‘ABCD Inc.’ or you might see an entity that is a person listed as an organisation. These instances are rare, but we do know they are there and are working hard to improve the features all the time!
Your subscription doesn’t allow access to this content. You’re just minutes away from adding this content to your subscription.