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Sustainable Stitches: Shirt industry sews a greener future with eco-fibers

Sustainable Stitches: Shirt industry sews a greener future with eco-fibers

  The cotton shirt, a wardrobe staple for generations, is facing a new challenge: man-made fibers (MMF). This shift in the global shirt industry is driven by a confluence of factors – functionality, affordability, and ever-evolving fashion trends. A balancing, cost vs performance Cotton reigns supreme... Read more

Textile imports from India to Bangladesh on a downward trend

Textile imports from India to Bangladesh on a downward trend

  Bangladesh, a global leader in apparel exports, has traditionally relied heavily on textile imports, particularly from India. However, recent data suggests there has been a significant decline in textile imports like fibres, yarns, and fabrics, particularly from India, in recent years. This trend raises con... Read more

From Waste to Wear: Booming rPET market paves the way for sustainable textiles

From Waste to Wear: Booming rPET market paves the way for sustainable textiles

rPET fibers, Patagonia, The North Face, Adidas, H&M, Mordor Intelligence Recycled polyester fiber (rPET), reborn from plastic waste, is rapidly transforming the textile industry. This eco-friendly alternative to virgin polyester offers a glimpse into a more sustainable future for fashion and beyond. The global ... Read more

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn market

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn market

  The traditional peak season of 2024 for the nylon filament yarn (NFY) market has brought a surprising twist. Unlike last year, where Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) reigned supreme, Textured Yarn (DTY) has emerged as the hot commodity. This shift can be attributed to a combination of factors impacting global supply ... Read more

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

  While India remains a global leader in cotton production, its exports of cotton fabrics and made-ups (excluding yarn) painted a mixed picture in FY23 compared to previous years. Value wise cotton fabrics & made-ups exports reached $ 6.81 billion in FY23, a slight decline from previous years. The slight... Read more

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscape

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscape

  India's Man-Made Fiber (MMF) textile industry has been a crucial contributor to the nation's economic growth. However, the export scenario presents a complex picture, with recent trends showing a decline compared to previous years.  Shifting gears from cotton to MMF focus Traditionally, India's texti... Read more

HKRITA recognized on global stage

HKRITA recognized on global stage

  Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) garners recognition at the Edison Award 2024 and the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, showcasing innovative advancements in textile technology. In the realm of innovation and societal impact, the Hong Kong Research Institute o... Read more

Bangladesh shifts cotton sourcing from India to Africa, as it impact global cott…

Bangladesh shifts cotton sourcing from India to Africa, as it impact global cotton trade

  Bangladesh, the world's second-largest garment exporter after China, is undergoing a significant shift in its cotton import strategy. Traditionally, India was the primary source of cotton. However, in recent years, African countries have emerged as the dominant supplier. This trend has major implications fo... Read more

China's fabric exports to India shrink with rising domestic demand

China's fabric exports to India shrink with rising domestic demand

  While China remains the world's leading textile producer, its grip on India's fabric import market appears to be loosening. Data from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S) shows a shift in recent years. India's fabric imports from China peaked at $6.4 billion in 2022... Read more

H&M's shift from recycled bottle polyester and what it means for circular fa…

H&M's shift from recycled bottle polyester and what it means for circular fashion

  In a significant move Swedish fashion giant H&M has recently moved away from recycled polyester derived from plastic bottles and towards a ‘circular’ solution – recycling textiles from pre-worn clothing and offcuts. H&M's $600 million investment in Syre a startup specializing in te... Read more

CMAI FAB Show 2024 wraps up successfully, boosting textile industry

CMAI FAB Show 2024 wraps up successfully, boosting textile industry

  The Fabrics, Accessories & Beyond Show 2024 (FAB Show 2024), organized by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), concluded its fourth edition with resounding success. Held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, from April 15 to April 17, the event surpassed industry expectations, igni... Read more

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Archroma and Zydat transform fashion color printing

  Archroma, renowned for its specialty chemicals aimed at sustainable solutions, is par... Read more

Thirty-nine exhibitors from Vietnam attend Texworld New York City 2024

  A total of 39 Vietnamese garment and textile enterprises participated in the leading ... Read more

Sportking India launches new technology to help farmers boost cotton produc…

  India’s leading textile company Sportking India has launched a new technology c... Read more

Cotton candy prices rise by 0.4% to Rs 57,640

  A significant decline in the area under cotton cultivation in Punjab, Haryana and Raj... Read more

British Wool partners with NexGen to launch sustainable Tree Shelters

  British Wool has announced a strategic investment in NexGen Tree Shelters Ltd., a com... Read more

Camira increase textile-to-textile waste ratio in recycled polyester fabric…

  Marking its 50th anniversary, global textile manufacturer and designer of commercial,... Read more

Each cotton bale to now include a QR code with detailed information on the …

  Introducing the new initiative launched by the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to e... Read more

Brands and retailers turn to Future Fabrics Expo for solutions to sustainab…

  Facing regulatory pressures to meet the new sustainability and circularity standards ... Read more

Stoll unveils knitting innovations at ITM 2024

  Stoll, a leading name in the flat knitting industry and a division of the Karl Mayer ... Read more

Tejin Frontier launches innovative polyester fabric akin to Japanese ‘Sudar…

  Tokyo-based company, Teijin Frontier has launched an innovative polyester fabric that... Read more

Pakistan witnesses partial initiation of new cotton ginning season

  Pakistan is witnessing a partial initiation of a new cotton ginning season, with one ... Read more

AlphaTauri unveils key looks for SS25

  AlphaTauri introduces Cirrus, an innovative Spring/Summer 2025 collection that transc... Read more

Eastman launches Naia Renew ES staple fibers at Intertextile Shanghai Appar…

  Showcasing its dedication to sustainability, Eastman unveiled the Naia Renew ES stapl... Read more

RE&UP unveils Next-Gen recycling at Global Fashion Summit

  At the Global Fashion Summit, RE&UP introduced a recycling ecosystem poised to re... Read more

RE&UP unveils Next-Gen recycling at Global Fashion Summit

  At the Global Fashion Summit, RE&UP introduced a recycling ecosystem poised to re... Read more

Half of Guess’ mainline apparel portfolio to be included under Eco Label by…

  US-based fashion brand Guess aims to incorporate half of its mainline apparel product... Read more

VDMA leads strong presence at ITM Istanbul

  The Istanbul Textile Machinery (ITM) trade fair, commencing in early June, will featu... Read more

Karl Mayer's warp knitting energy efficiency solution

  Karl Mayer Group unveils its pioneering Energy Efficiency Solution, poised to transfo... Read more