Industry News

Date : 2018-11-12


With the theme of Textile Structures for New Building, the Techtextil trade fair will once again be giving awards for young ideas on building with textile-based materials.

Date : 2018-11-05


UK retail health in the 2018 third quarter stayed stagnant despite the summer boost that benefitted some retailers, according to the KPMG-Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT). The latest Retail Health Index (RHI) score of 79 marks the 10th consecutive quarter of negative Or flat performance. Demand is volatile, while margins are under pressure with rising costs.

The performance reinforces the industry’s ongoing struggle with structural change as well as the perilous trading environment, RTT said in a press release.

Date : 2018-10-29


Janet Prescott reports

The annual conference and mill visits for textile students at universities and colleges across the UK took place in Bradford from 16-17 October. Making it in Textiles (MIIT) 2018 is organised and financed by the major textile Guilds, The Worshipful Company of Weavers Initiated The programme under the late James Sugden. It is supported by The Campaign for Wool.

Date : 2018-10-22


Myanmar Artisans Co Ltd, Turquoise Mountain and the DaNa Facility, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID), recently announced an investment of over $750,000 during the next two years in Myanmar's traditional textiles industry. The investment will initially take place in Kachin , Chin and Shan states but will later expand to other states.

Date : 2018-10-15


Aurora Specialty Textiles Group will play a major role at several of the booths at SGIA Expo 2018, in addition to hosting visitors at its own booth on the main floor. The exhibition takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, from 18-20 October.

Several major digital printer manufacturers and finishing equipment brands will use Aurora's printable textiles – including Aurora’s new fully-expanded, Expressions canvas line – to demonstrate their newest advanced printing and finishing technologies on the convention floor.

Date : 2018-10-09


Gerber Technology has acquired San Francisco-based Avametric, one of the world's leading cloth simulation technology, to provide end-to-end 3D solution for the fashion industry. Avametric develops and enables fashion brands to deliver accurate 3D renderings of their products on customisable avatars For e-commerce and augmented reality (AR) applications.

Date : 2018-10-03


President Trump has announced his intention to appoint 2018-19 National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) Vice Chairman Don Bockoven to the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN) for a four-year term. Bockoven is the President and CEO of Leigh Fibers and ICE Recycling, companies based in Wellford and Lake City, SC, respectively.

Date : 2018-09-24


Trends from the Asia-Pacific region will mark Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics during September 27–29 with pavilions from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Thailand, India, Pakistan and Taiwan all set to become major attraction among visitors. It has been observed that Apparel brands and consumers are frequently turning to Asian trends.

Date : 2018-09-17


In the joint call for applications, companies run for selection into the three-month Fashion for Good-Plug and Play Accelerator, as well as a chance to participate in the Exclusive Friends of ZDHC event on 7 December 2018 in Amsterdam.

Date : 2018-09-10


Vietnam gained a year-on-year increase of 24.88 per cent in textile and garment export to South Korea that was worth $1.5 billion between January and July this year, according to country's department of customs. China and Vietnam were the two largest garment suppliers to The South Korean market, accounting for 34.46 per cent and 32.67 per cent respectively.