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India to see a stronger cotton production year in 2017-18, says USDA

India to see a stronger cotton production year in 2017-18, says USDA

"Cotton production has witnessed surge in all major countries, including the US and India, resulting in the highest production outside China in six years. As a result, stocks outside of China will rise to a near-record share of use, the United States department of agriculture (USDA) said in its first detailed forecast ... Read more

India’s cotton woven fabric import witnessing decline

India’s cotton woven fabric import witnessing decline

"India's import of cotton woven fabrics has been moving south over the years. Cotton woven fabric imports during 2016-17 (provisional) at $133.46 million, is 18 per cent lower than in the previous year. Imports especially fell significantly from 2014-15. In that year, at $189 million imports were 28.71 per cent lower t... Read more

India maintains top position in Global Organic Textile Standard

India maintains top position in Global Organic Textile Standard

"India continued to maintain top position in a row with 1,488 GOTS certified facilities. GOTS is also a part of the QCI-UNFSS India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards, launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce. GOTS representative in India Sumit Gupta is a member of the textile subcommittee in thi... Read more

India’s cotton spinning production to witness a downturn

India’s cotton spinning production to witness a downturn

"Withstanding price pressures, Cotton spinners in India are resorting to production cuts in the current financial year to sustain profit margins. Experts estimate an average production cut of 15 per cent for fiscal 2017-18, if the current scenario continues. A recent study by Care Ratings estimates India's cotton yarn ... Read more

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile diaspora

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile diaspora

"It’s always a tough challenge for cotton as it competes with synthetic fibers, and, for the past several years, cotton has been much more expensive than other fibres, points out Mark Messura, Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated. In order to create an awareness of cott... Read more

Wool finds its place in activewear

Wool finds its place in activewear

"At the world’s largest activewear trade show, ISPO, in Munich which saw more than 85,000 visitors, and Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, wool grabbed attention of all those on the lookout for latest fabrics that use a performance fibre produced in a natural environment from a renewable source. Merino wool&rsqu... Read more

‘Indian exhibitors looking to meet Chinese customers’: N Ravindranathan, Texproc…

‘Indian exhibitors looking to meet Chinese customers’: N Ravindranathan, Texprocil

"Demand for Indian yarn in China has been growing substantially from last October. However, there continues to be pressure on prices. “In short-term, we expect the market to consolidate with an increase in business between suppliers of consistent quality and direct manufacturers in China. In long term, we are sur... Read more

Indian cotton yarn exporters hoping for demand revival

Indian cotton yarn exporters hoping for demand revival

"Indian exporters are hoping for a revival in cotton yarn exports as Chinese cotton auction started at a 25 per cent premium over the prevailing fibre rate in India. Despite robust demand from Bangladesh, overall cotton yarn exports remained under pressure during the current financial year due to sluggish demand from C... Read more

‘This Yarn Expo will see a shift towards sellers’ -- Sanjay K Jain

‘This Yarn Expo will see a shift towards sellers’ -- Sanjay K Jain

"Cotton and yarn prices have been upbeat in the last three months. China however hasn’t participated in this rally much – typically Yarn Expo is a time for bulk buying as both buyers and sellers meet physically. “For last couple of years, it’s been a buyers’ market, however I feel this Exp... Read more

‘China plays a major role in global cotton market’: Peter Dong, Birla Jingwei Fi…

‘China plays a major role in global cotton market’: Peter Dong, Birla Jingwei Fibres

"Chinese market for yarn imports has seen a major shift due to two factors. One, lowering of price difference between international and domestic cotton this has made yarn imports less attractive. Further expansion of Xinjiang spinning capacity has made local yarn prices even more competitive due to cost advantages of s... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring 2017 starts tomorrow, to host over 390 exhibitors

Yarn Expo Spring 2017 starts tomorrow, to host over 390 exhibitors

"Shanghai is ready to host the 2017 edition of Yarn Expo Spring from tomorrow. Expanding by nearly 20 per cent this year, the fair will occupy the entire hall 5.1 of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) to host over 390 suppliers from 12 countries and regions including China, Hong Kong, Japan, India... Read more

Man-made fibres giving stiff competition to natural fibres

Man-made fibres giving stiff competition to natural fibres

"In the Age of Sail, all lines and sails on ships were made of natural fibres, mostly hemp and sisal for ropes, and linen for sails, and millions of tonne of each fibre were produced each year. Today, with the exception of museums, all ships’ lines and sails are made of nylon, polypropylene or polyester, and worl... Read more

India’s growing expanse of sustainable cotton farming

India’s growing expanse of sustainable cotton farming

"With global cotton industry under scrutiny for using forced and child labor and polluting the environment, Western companies are now working with farmers to clean up fashion's leading natural fiber - and its complex supply chain. The phenomenon is visible with a crop of farmers coming ahead towards this cause. Kanchen... Read more

CCI making efforts to promote US-grown cotton

CCI making efforts to promote US-grown cotton

"Cotton Council International is refocusing resources to heavily target partnerships and promotions directly with global mills, manufacturers, brands and retailers, highlighting US-grown cotton as the world’s ‘preferred fibre.' In October 2015, Atherley became the executive director of Cotton Council Intern... Read more

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Chinese buyer delegation to attend Australian wool conference

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India imposes antidumping duty on Spandex Yarn Imports

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US cotton output up 12 per cent

US cotton output this year is forecast at nearly 12 per cent above the final 2016 estimate.Area... Read more

Cotton made in Africa supply chain workshop in India

Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) certified cotton is processed all over the world in all major text... Read more

Jalgaon cotton yields improve

Cotton productivity in Maharashtra has improved.There has been a 50 to 70 per cent improvement ... Read more

Coalition Cotton 2040 wants cotton sourcing improved

A new cross-industry initiative aims to make sustainable cotton a clothing industry staple. The... Read more

Spain to host ITMA 2019 from June 20

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Pakistan reintroduces cotton duties

Pakistan will re-impose a four per cent customs duty and five per cent sales tax on cotton impo... Read more

India’s March spun yarn exports decline

India’s spun yarn exports in March 2017 declined 47.6 per cent in volume terms and 39.3 p... Read more

Global cotton rally may spur cultivation

A sudden spurt in cotton futures in international market over the last three days has left cott... Read more

Lenzing revenues up 14 per cent

Lenzing’s revenues for the first quarter of 2017 have risen 14.3 per cent compared to the... Read more

India’s cotton area up 15 per cent

Cotton planting in India is likely to rise by 15 per cent in the 2017-18 planting season. Highe... Read more

India contemplates duty on acrylic fiber imports

India may impose an anti-dumping duty on imports of acrylic fiber from the European Union, Chin... Read more

India’s cotton area and yields on the rise in 2017-18

India’s cotton area is forecast to increase seven per cent in 2017-18 while production co... Read more

Egypt revives cotton purity, boosts cotton business

In the past two years, Egypt has taken measures to restore seed purity and cotton quality. Egyp... Read more