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Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

"Besides making them more durable and climate resistant, brands are focusing on sustainability of their garments. They are opting for materials that offer more casual attributes to satisfy consumer’s need for comfort and flexibility. A prominent example of this is the CoolVisions’ dyeable polypropylene fila... Read more

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

"Kim Glas, new the president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organisations since April 2019, has set a definite goal to revive the flagging American textile industry. She notes the American industry in the last few years has seen a remarkable uptick in employment with the industry currently employing 600,000... Read more

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

"Recent editions of Yarn Expo have been highlighting the growing importance of transparency in the textile chain. The Spring 2019 edition of the expo highlighted shifting sourcing trends, brands’ entry into new markets and initiatives needed to achieve sustainability in the textile industry. The next edition of t... Read more

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

"To exploit its dominance in cotton production, Turkey now plans to develop colored cotton. The country will produce two completely natural and colored cotton known asx‘sarı gelin’ (yellow bride) and ‘gelincik’ (poppy). The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry plans to produce fabrics by using b... Read more

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

"A new report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) reveals, around £140-million worth of clothing is discarded every year in the UK. The fashion industry works on a ‘take-make-dispose’ model with new, cheaply-made and cheaply-sold items introduced every season. The total carbon footprint... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

"Biofabrication is changing the way clothes are made with four companies leading the revolution. At the helm of is AMSilk which uses genetically engineered bacteria to get around that problem. The company recently launched its first product made with spider silk — a luxury watch strap. It is working on several ot... Read more

Yarn Expo spring edition sees 9 per cent increase in visitors

Yarn Expo spring edition sees 9 per cent increase in visitors

"This year’s Yarn Expo Spring saw a 9 per cent increase in visitors. The show welcomed 28,302 visitors from 87 countries and regions. Around 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions showcased their latest offerings at the show. The fair covered 26,000 sq. mt area at the National Exhibition and Convention Ce... Read more

Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

"In January 2019, export value of textiles and garments reached $2.65 billion, decreasing 4.3 per cent month on month. However, it increased 6.4 per cent year on year. In 2018, export value of Vietnam’s textile and garments amounted to $3.04 billion, increasing 16 per cent year on year. Growth rate increased 6 pe... Read more

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

"The Spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be attended by over 3,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. The event, to be held from March 12-14, 2019 will span a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation. The event will have comprehensive product zo... Read more

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in 2019

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in 2019

"World cotton production declined in 2018 to an estimated 118.4 million bales due to lower acreage and yields. The US was not the only country plagued by weather and pest issues in 2018. As compared to 2017, India’s crop declined by 2.0 million bales. Australia harvested 43.4 per cent less acreage in 2018 due to ... Read more

Hong Kong: Upcoming Fashion Access to attract OEMs, ODMs, brands and buyers

Hong Kong: Upcoming Fashion Access to attract OEMs, ODMs, brands and buyers

"To be held from March 13 to 15, 2019 in Hong Kong. Fashion Access is a prime destination for fashion sourcing populated by bags, handbags, travel wear, footwear, leather goods and fashion accessories. The trade fair, in each of its edition, attracts international buyers seeking professional and reliable Original Equip... Read more

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

"As per Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman, CITI, India’s cotton yarn and fabric exports are struggling due to the duty disadvantage faced by exporters in major markets. There has been continuous decline in cotton yarn and fabric exports from 2013-14 to 2017-18. India’s export of cotton yarn declined 25 per cent f... Read more

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

"According to an ICRA report, the surge in exports of cotton yarn during the initial few months of current financial year helped the domestic spinners record a healthy recovery from the multi-year low profitability reported during FY2018. Cotton prices have softened with fresh arrivals in the recent months, cotton... Read more

 
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CCI hopes for growing Indian imports

India is in the top ten markets for the Cotton Council International’s Cotton USA and the... Read more

Polygenta launches technology to convert PET bottles into Polyester

Polygenta Technology has launched a new technology to convert used PET bottles into polyester f... Read more

Cotton Egypt Association launches initiative to eliminate counterfeiters

Cotton Egypt Association (CEA), the non-profit which supports the Egyptian Cotton brand, has la... Read more

Govt withdraws ban on raw jute exports

The government has withdrawn the ban on export of certain categories of raw jute, including unc... Read more

Zhongtai develops Tajik cotton

Zhongtai buys cotton from farmers in Tajikistan. Zhongtai is a Chinese cotton processing and te... Read more

North Indian farmers return to cotton

Farmers in North India have made a comeback to cotton this year. The fiber crop helped growers ... Read more

Chinese polyester plants scale down

From April to May, many polyester plants in China scaled down or suspended production. Polyeste... Read more

Birla Cellulose does product mapping

Birla Cellulose has completed a life cycle assessment (LCA) of products in its portfolio. The L... Read more

X-Rite, Pantone to showcase new color formulation software at ITMA 2019

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC will showcase their latest Color iMatch formulation softwar... Read more

Tariff war lowers cotton prices

Cotton is bearing the brunt of the escalating tariff war between the US and China. Prices have ... Read more

STOLL to showcase latest innovations at ITMA Barcelona 2019

H. Stoll AG & Co. KG will present its latest innovations and developments within the fields... Read more

Hyosung develops new spandex

Hyosung has developed Creora ActiFit spandex. Multi-sport apparel made with Creora ActiFit span... Read more

PolyU, Wuyi University sign agreement for green textiles

PolyU, or the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has signed a collaborative agreement with Wuyi ... Read more

BCI brands source 45 per cent more better cotton in 2018

BCI retailer and brands including Hennes & Mauritz AB, IKEA Supply AG, Gap Inc., adidas AG,... Read more

Candiani partners with Roica for sustainability

Italian denim mill Candiani emphasizes sustainable products. Candiani Denim is a frontrunner in... Read more

Pakistan’s cotton area up 47 per cent, targets better production this year

This year, Pakistan cultivated cotton over a 47.4 per cent larger area compared to the correspo... Read more

Turkey-based Kordsa enhances polyester capacity

Kordsa has invested in an additional polyester line. This will enable the company to strengthen... Read more

Cotton On wins retailer award

Cotton On has been awarded for its sustainable cotton program in Kenya. The Responsible Retaile... Read more

PSF prices remain range bound

Polyester staple fiber (PSF) prices were range bound in China, India and Pakistan after the Lun... Read more

Cotton Association of India retains cotton estimate

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained its cotton production estimate at 315 lakh b... Read more

Egypt protects cotton purity

Cotton Egypt Association (CEA) is naming and shaming manufacturers who fail the accreditation p... Read more

Indian firm Filatex enhances capacity

Filatex is expanding its manufacturing capacity. The aim is to add to polymerisation capacity, ... Read more

Global cotton prices fall by 17 per cent

Global cotton prices have fallen by 17 per cent. Another concern looming over cotton market is ... Read more

Applied DNA Sciences closes traceability loop

Applied DNA Sciences has closed the loop on traceability for Egyptian Pima using DNA-based geno... Read more