Industry News

Date : 2019-01-14

Source: www.innovationintextiles.com

Imports at major retail container ports in US have slowed down after months-long rush to beat increased tariffs on goods from China, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. US ports handled 1.81 Million TEU in November, down 11.4 per cent from 2.04 million TEU set in October.
A TEU is one 20-foot-long cargo container or its equivalent.

Date : 2019-01-07

Source: www.innovationintextiles.com

Continuing its mission to build the ultimate creative experience, Joann has launched MyFabric to allow customers to show their personal style through completely customised fabric creation. Powered by WeaveUp, the program offers customers design control and product quality. Customers can now not only select from thousands of designer patterns, but also customise the exact colour, scale and repeat of the pattern, and choose from dozens of high-quality fabric substrates.

Date : 2018-12-31

Source: www.fibre2fashion.com

UK reports progress in green clothing
Shift in the fibre composition of clothing sold in the UK by retailer and brand signatories towards the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020, and buying of more sustainably-produced fibres (mainly from the Better Cotton Initiative) have led to improved footprint of UK clothing in terms of saving water and redicng greenhouse gases, Wrap’s new report says. 

Date : 2018-12-24

Source: www.fibre2fashion.com

India does not intend to change the existing foreign direct investment (FDI) policy related to multi-brand retail trade, according to Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) secretary Ramesh Abhishek, who said the $650 billion retail sector is growing fast, holding huge potential for businesses. DIPP also favours a cut in corporate tax rate, he said. 

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had lowered corporate tax rate to 25 per cent for businesses with turnover up to ₹250 crore. 

Date : 2018-12-17

Source: www.innovationintextiles.com

Yunsa, the integrated high-segment worsted wool fabric manufacturer, has launched new fabrics suitable for all the four seasons. Yunsa fabrics can be a saviour for all seasons with its breathing and humidity controlling features. The collection is made with blending wool, which is a natural and sustainable raw material, with linen, silk, and cashmere.

Date : 2018-12-10

Source: www.innovationintextiles.com

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a leader in fibre-based materials, has for the past years cooperated to develop a recyclable textile material made from locally sourced wood fibre. Now, it will be used in fabric for Nobel Banquet garment worn by a ceremony master Andrea Montano Montes in Stockholm on 10 December.

Date : 2018-12-03

Source: www.fibre2fashion.com

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently launched in Ho Chi Minh City a water risk report for the country's textile and garment industry and a tool for assessing water risks in the Mekong region. Both are expected To support the development of garment and textile enterprises in the future.

Date : 2018-11-26

Source: www.fibre2fashion.com

Textile manufacturers around the world are often stuck with excess fabric, because logistics, time and lack of visibility complicate things. From a designer point of view, current sourcing realities limit sourcing, inhibit creativity and innovation, thus affecting what they can produce for consumer needs Around the globe.

Date : 2018-11-19

Source: www.fibre2fashion.com

PrimaLoft, a leader in advanced material technology, has unveiled PrimaLoft Bio Performance Fabric, the first 100 per cent recycled, biodegradable synthetic fabric. This follows the launch of PrimaLoft Bio Insulation, also the first technology of its kind. PrimaLoft is targeting fall 2020 for Consumer availability of both the biodegradable products.

The same 100 per cent recycled, biodegradable technology used in the development of PrimaLoft Bio Insulation is used in the development of PrimaLoft Bio Performance Fabric.

Date : 2018-11-12

Source: www.innovationintextiles.com

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.