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.
By Victoria Nickerson
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By Jessica Owen
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.
Welcome to Talking Threads: The Textile Innovation talk show. Each week, WTiN will be bringing you the latest news and developments from across the textile & apparel supply chain to highlight the direction of innovation as well as the key challenges and opportunities facing this ever-evolving industry.
THIS WEEK: ITMA Asia Special (17 June 2021) - This week, Talking Threads returned for a special review of the ITMA Asia + CITME event that took place in Shanghai from 12-16 June. The show marked the return of major in-person events and, despite a lack of international attendees, still showcased the latest innovation and developments from across the textile and apparel value chain.
Featured on this episode is Uster Technologies, discussing the company's new Quantum 4.0 sensor technology and Devan Chemicals, exploring its new line of bio-based fragrances for textile application.
The show features Esma Talu of Dow and Jason Berns of Ralph Lauren, discussing the launch of Color on Demand – a multi-phased platform with an ambition to deliver the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system.
Ralph Lauren & Dow - Full Interview
Confitex founder Frantisek Riha-Scott, who chats about the functional and fashionable leakproof underwear without a plastic layer and Blair Kanis, 37.5 Technology, talks about the company's new additive that enhances the biodegradation of discarded textiles.
EFI Reggiani discuss the company's involvement in the "world's largest" textile factory project in Egypt. Nilit also discusses its new sustainable technology that helps lessen the persistence of textile waste in sea water and in landfills.
The team look back at the best bits from the last eight weeks, highlighting and discussing some of the most memorable guests and developments to feature on the show. The guest is Victoria Nickerson, who provides a summary of the recent Performance Days' Digital Fair.
The episode features Petri Alava of Infinited Fiber Company, who will be discussing the company's new sustainable textile plant in Finland. Also featured is our very own Fiona Haran, who will be reflecting on the major talking points from the recent EDANA's Outlook event.
Petri Alava, Infinited Fiber Company - Full Interview
Guests include David Stevens of the Textile Service Association (TSA), talking about the recycling of textiles in the hospitality sector and Jürgen Eizinger of Lenzing, who will be exploring the first carbon-neutral lyocell fibre for the nonwovens industry.
Episode 1 - Antimicrobial Textile Treatments
In this episode, the team explore the burgeoning anti microbial textile treatment market. The market is now more important than ever as the industry seeks solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic and the spread of harmful microbes.
Episode 4 - Plant-Based Materials
Sponsored by PrimaLoft and focused on plant-based materials, this episode sees the team chat with Julian Ellis-Brown, of SaltyCo, about the company's fresh-water free textiles and Faborg about their vegan alternative to wool.
Episode 7 - Utilising 3D Technologies
Sponsored by Volumental, this episode is about how the textile & apparel industry is utilising 3D technologies and features interviews with Greg Moore (WAIR), Vadim Rogovskiy (3DLOOK) and Otis Robinson (WTiN).
Episode 2 - The Resilient Direct-to-Garment Printing Market
Jess and Fiona are joined by Sharon Donovich (Kornit Digital) and Joe Link (digital textile editor, WTiN), exploring the state of the direct to garment market.
Episode 5 - Sustainable Water-Repellent Solutions
Sponsored by Baldwin, the episode looks at the durable water-repellent (DWR) market, featuring interviews with Philip Tavell (Helly Hansen) and Alberto De Conti (Rudolf Group).
Episode 8 - Fabric Sourcing: The Digital Future
Sponsored by Suuchi, this episode explores the digital fabric sourcing market and its importance during the Covid-19 pandemic. Featured are Cindy Mcnaull of Cordura, and Francesco Magri of The Woolmark Company.
Episode 3 - ISPO 2021 Special
This episode discusses the latest trends and innovations from ISPO, the leading sporting goods trade fair. Featured guests include Louisa Smith, trend scout, ISPO Textrends and Rüdiger Fox, CEO of Sympatex Technologies.
Episode 6 - Nonwovens: Meltblown Special
This episode focuses on meltblown nonwovens and is sponsored by EDANA. Featured are André Wissenberg and Dr Ingo Mählmann from Oerlikon and industry editor Adrian Wilson who discuss production, technological developments and more.
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