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.
Market and technical intelligence essential to the activewear and athleisure textile and clothing industries.
By Fiona Haran
In-depth intelligence about textiles used in outdoor sportswear, footwear and equipment, as well as textile applications that require protection from external environments - such as workwear and PPE.
In-depth intelligence on the materials, manufacturing technologies and application areas of smart textiles.
By Jessica Owen
By Jessica Owen
Providing 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.
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.
By Chris Wilcox
Analysis and manufacturing technology updates for the global fabric manufacturing industries and their supply-chain partners.
By Jessica Owen
News, analysis and technical information on the important realms of dyeing, finishing, printing (both screen and digital) and coating.
By Jens Kastner
By Joseph Link
News, market insight, analysis and product development updates from the fast-growing markets in technical textiles, covering all applications and end uses.
Unrivalled coverage of the manufacture and uses of engineered polymer and fibre ‘non-textile’ products.
By Harry McMullen
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!
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