Industry News

Date : 2017-04-24

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Nylon is a very useful synthetic material. It is a polymer with very long, heavy molecules made up of small endlessly repeating segments of atoms that can be moulded into any product or drawn into fibres for making fabrics. Discovered in 1930, nylon is not one single substance, but a name given to a whole family of very similar materials called polyamides.

Date : 2017-04-18

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Polyester is the most used and most preferred fibre in the textiles industry due to its better physical properties, lower price, versatility, and recyclability, which offer a completely unique set of benefits unmatched by any other natural or synthetic fibres. Globally, the polyester fibre market accounts for around 50 per cent of the total man-made and natural fibre market.

Date : 2017-04-10

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Viscose has been a fibre loved by consumers on account of its excellent attributes of comfort, fluid drape and aesthetic appeal, write Ajay Sardana and Amit Dayal
 
Made from a renewable natural resource- wood pulp, viscose has been a preferred choice across applications like women's fashionwear, menswear in blends and in home textiles.
 
Why dope-dyed fibres?

Date : 2017-04-03

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Gone are the days when sustainable clothing was shapeless, foggy, and drab-colored.

Available in a broad range of super-stylish designs, bright colors, and fun fabric prints, eco-clothing has stepped into prime time, and is on its way to gaining a firm foothold in the industry.
But, there's more to it. Clothing brands, in today's time, are keen to build trust in their products by becoming more environmentally and ethically conscious. They are focusing on style as much as sustainability.

Date : 2017-03-27

Source: Fibre2Fashion News

Eat it, spin it, wear it, use it. The humble corn plant may hold the answer to the future of nutrition and sustainable fashion, say Harshita Chaudhary, Navneet Kaur and M.S. Parmar

Date : 2017-03-21

Source: Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Scientists have developed a new method to evaluate fabric softeners that may lead to potentially 'greener' and more millennial-friendly versions. The development is important since there is a renewed interest for improving household and personal-care products to make them more environmentally friendly. The method evaluates cellulose-surfactant interactions.

Date : 2017-03-13

Source: http://www.fibre2fashion.com/

The outlook for cotton textiles has been revised to stable for FY18 from negative in FY17 by credit rating agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). It has also revised its outlook for synthetic textiles to stable for FY18 from negative for FY17. This revision is due to stable input prices, healthy capacity utilization and steady domestic demand scenario.

Date : 2017-02-27

Source: The Daily Star

Bangladesh will have to address three important factors -- higher productivity, workers' wage hike and profitability -- for sustainability of the apparel sector, said an economist yesterday.

Date : 2017-02-15

Source: The National Law Review


On February 8, 2017, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued its Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector.


The Guidance promotes a framework of actions that enterprises in this sector can use to address and reduce the negative human rights impacts of their business activities.

Date : 2017-02-14

Source: Viet Nam News


HA NOI - The US and Japan imported garments and textile products worth US$15 billion from Viet Nam in 2016, the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) has said.


This accounted for 53.5 per cent of the garment and textile sector’s export turnover of $28.3 billion last year.


To meet its revenue target of $30 billion from exports in 2017, the sector will increase shipments to the US and Japan and maintain an export growth of 6 per cent in the two markets, Vitas said.