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Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

"Yarn prices are expected to be range bound given moderate utilization levels and soft cotton prices. Spinning mills that were facing a problem during the first half of FY17 due to rising prices of cotton are soon set to see a U-turn in their fortunes. In the last two months, news of good monsoon, higher acreage under ... Read more

Domestic cotton output to increase by 6% in CY2018, says ICRA

Domestic cotton output to increase by 6% in CY2018, says ICRA

"The cotton supply situation is expected to improve in the next one year, supported by favourable weather conditions and prevailing remunerative cotton prices, which are expected to trigger an increase in cotton sowing for CY2018, highlights recent report on the Indian Spinning Sector by ICRA Ratings. A few initial wee... Read more

Quick guide to benefits of organic cotton production

Quick guide to benefits of organic cotton production

"Textile Exchange recently released Quick Guide to Organic Cotton, an overview of positive impacts of organic cotton, including frequently asked questions and supporting facts that indicate organic cotton is the preferred fibre choice compared to its chemically produced counterpart.“The Quick Guide to Organic Cot... Read more

Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile companies

Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile companies

"The fashion industry has increasingly relied on forests to create alternative fabrics such as viscose, modal, lyocell and other trademarked textiles. Healthy forest ecosystems are essential for mitigating climate change, as well as maintaining species diversity and freshwater systems. Progressing conservation solution... Read more

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

"The nonwoven industry is on a sustained growth momentum since last four decades and is a key constituent of the man-made fibre market. European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), the international association, most recent summary of its annual statistic shows that, the overall production of nonwovens in Gr... Read more

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

"Birla Cellulose becomes one of the first viscose staple fibre producers to earn the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for its products as well as to complete the audit conducted by the Rainforest Alliance. As in recent years, fashion as an industry is blamed to have emerged as a rapi... Read more

Is China losing its textile touch?

Is China losing its textile touch?

"China is the number one textile and clothing exporter to the world, producing more than 43.1per cent of global demand. As per the 13th five-year plan of Chinese Government for the year 2016 to 2020 period, China strategically is moving towards more value adding tech intensive products. The plan is to maintain traditio... Read more

Higher GST on man-made fibre to have negative implications on the industry

Higher GST on man-made fibre to have negative implications on the industry

"Man-made fibre and synthetic yarn would be levied 18 per cent tax under GST regime while the fabric only 5 per cent. Industry experts feel that keeping the rates of key inputs at a higher level will negatively the competitiveness of small and medium synthetic textile manufacturers. Stating the same as concern of inver... Read more

Australian cotton crop production on track for 2017-18

Australian cotton crop production on track for 2017-18

Cotton crop is giving a strong push towards Australia’s target of achieving around four million bales and bring in $2.5 billion to the nation. According to Cotton Australia CEO, Adam Kay, while yields were back from the records of the past couple of years, strong prices meant good returns for growers. Irrigated y... Read more

Yarn Expo Autumn edition doubles in size

Yarn Expo Autumn edition doubles in size

"At present Asia’s yarn and fibre market is going through a period of substantial change, The leading trade platform in the region will more than double in size this October, expecting its exhibition space to expand by 115 per cent as more companies recognize its effectiveness to mirror the latest industry trends... Read more

Birla Cellulose set to introduce Liva with blends

Birla Cellulose set to introduce Liva with blends

"Autumn/Winter is important as it encompasses the festive season. For this season, people select festive wear, bright colours, great lustre, texture and cuts. On living upto the expectations of consumers, Manohar Samuel, President (Marketing), Birla Cellulose, the Pulp and Fibre Business, says that these are the demand... Read more

First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton

First step taken toward epigenetically modified cotton

"The new research led by Z. Jeffrey Chen at The University of Texas at Austin might offers a break for the industry. He with his team have taken the first step toward a new way of breeding heartier, more productive cotton through a process called epigenetic modification."       The new ... Read more

ARCI develops nanomaterials that offer radical properties to fabrics

ARCI develops nanomaterials that offer radical properties to fabrics

"The International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI) in Hyderabad has recently developed and commercialised nanomaterials that give fabrics special properties. Two of its most popular innovations are nano-silver suspension and nano-titanium dioxide material. The nano-silver suspens... Read more

Global cotton production to register an uptick in 2017-18

Global cotton production to register an uptick in 2017-18

"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

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INDA to host RISE conference in September

A Research, Innovation and Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) conference will be held in the... Read more

US cotton exports touches 50 years record

Exports of US cotton are at the second highest level in 50 years. Exports of raw cotton through... Read more

Indian Texpreneurs Federation consortium to purchase cotton

The Indian Texpreneurs Federation, with a total membership of 35 spinning mills, has formed a c... Read more

Bureaucrat regrets launching GM cotton

Former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian regrets having allowed Genetically Modified (GM) cotto... Read more

US companies allege polyester staple fiber dumping

Three big US synthetic fiber producers have filed petitions against China, India, South Korea a... Read more

Egypt works on cotton strategy

Egypt is devising a strategy to upgrade its cotton industry. The project aims at increasing the... Read more

Tough times for US cotton farmers as they look for government subsidies

US cotton producers aren’t projected to receive any government farm payments in the curre... Read more

India largest cotton producer in the world

As per latest ‘Cotton and Wool Outlook’ report released by the Economic Research Se... Read more

US cotton farmers want farm bill

Cotton farmers in the United States say they are in trouble and want a farm bill. They want the... Read more

Soyang adds display polyester to its range

By consistently adding new technology, Soyang Europe is assured of remaining at the forefront o... Read more

Designers turn to forests for innovative fibers

Designers are looking to forests for clothing ideas. They are moving away from old-fashioned ma... Read more

Panel of judges for annual International Woolmark prize announced

The 2017-18 International Woolmark prize gets under way. Industry partners, retailers and desig... Read more

UK researches design super strong, stretchy artificial fibers

Researchers from University of Cambridge, UK, including one of Indian origin, have designed a s... Read more

Noble Biomaterials teams up with Lenzing for high performance textiles

Noble Biomaterials has partnered with Lenzing to introduce a range of new high-performance text... Read more

Malkha India initiative roots for hand weaving

Malkha India spearheads a movement to give more control to cotton farmers, providing them the m... Read more

Azerbaijan set to accelerate sustainable cotton production

Because Cotton is a valuable money crop, Azerbaijan has recently set course on restoring its tr... Read more

US cotton exports set to be second highest on record

Cotton exports from the United States in the 11 months of 2016-17 marketing year, are running o... Read more

Woolrich, launches John Muir-themed A/W17 campaign

Woolrich is using inspiration from famous American explorer John Muir to help tell his story fo... Read more

Telengana government to discourage Bt cotton cultivation

Telengana government has decided to discourage cotton cultivation. At present, 2.6 lakh hectare... Read more

Bangladesh turns cotton grower to meet domestic demand

Bangladesh can meet only three per cent of its garment industry’s demand for cotton. The ... Read more