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ITMF elects Ruizhe Sun new President

ITMF elects Ruizhe Sun new President

  At International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s (ITMF) Hybrid ITMF Annual Conference 2020 held on October 22, 2020, the Committee of Management of the Federation elected new board members for 2020-22. Ruizhe Sun, President, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), was elected the new pres... Read more

RGE Group takes sustainability to next level with new recycling projects

RGE Group takes sustainability to next level with new recycling projects

  A new report by the RGE Group underlines its commitment to invest $200 million in next-generation textile fiber innovation and technology over a 10-year period. Released a week before the annual Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, the report advances RGE’s ambition to develop a closed loop, circ... Read more

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

  Although colored cotton is not new to India, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) through its All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cotton plans to commercially release colored cotton by 2021. Five colored cotton lines on the anvil Under AICRP, ICAR will release four to five color... Read more

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

  Focus on the value added MMF segment, technical textiles and manufacturing of indigenous textile machines, urged Ravi Capoor, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles at the 62nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) held in New Delhi on September 30, 2020. The meeting wa... Read more

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers continues to…

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers continues to grow

   Constrained by a slowdown in global economies and growing trade uncertainties, the International Monetary Fund revised its economic outlook in July 2018 from 3.9 per cent to just 2.9 per cent in January 2020. As per Textile Network, the IMF report cites weakening of large emerging markets and geopolitic... Read more

To counter Chinese silk yarns, India needs to evaluate textile trade

To counter Chinese silk yarns, India needs to evaluate textile trade

  With COVID-19 causing significant cracks in its blooming economy, India needs to reexamine its approach to trade, especially its import of textiles and relics from China, wrote acclaimed fashion designer Ritu Kumar who owns a bespoke label in a recent article ‘How Chinese imports are destroying our trad... Read more

India’s cotton production to increase while consumption to decrease: CAI

India’s cotton production to increase while consumption to decrease: CAI

  At its recent meeting, Cotton Association of India (CAI) increased its cotton production estimates for the 2019-20 season by 19 lakh (1.9 million) bales to 354.50 lakh (35.45 million) bales of 170 kg each. The committee increased its production estimate for the North zone by 3 lakh (0.3 million) bales, Centra... Read more

Global cotton production at a four-year low in 2020-21

Global cotton production at a four-year low in 2020-21

  The 14th USDA Cotton and Wool Outlook predict global cotton production in 2020-21 will decline to a four-year low of 116.2 million bales. This is also 5.5 per cent decline from production in previous year. In 2020-21, the area under cotton cultivation is also forecasted to decline by 6 per cent to 33.0 millio... Read more

Creating long-lasting fashion to help high street brands become truly sustainabl…

Creating long-lasting fashion to help high street brands become truly sustainable

   Eco-friendly fashion is the new buzzword as high street fashion brands like Zara, H&M are launching sustainable collections with aspirational names like C&A's ‘Wear the Change’, Zara's ‘join life’ or H&M's ‘Conscious’. Capitalizing on the consumers’ ... Read more

Uzbek’s cotton privatization program raises numerous questions

Uzbek’s cotton privatization program raises numerous questions

  Uzbekistan has initiated one of its most ambitious privatization projects in the cotton sector in its post-Soviet history. The Central Asian republic aims to handover its state-managed cotton sector to local corporate operators and foreign investors. Through privatization, the government aims to upgrade its g... Read more

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made silk ranks 9th in top thousand Chinese towns for the economic strength. China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) has chosen Shengze as a ‘Pilot Zone’ in its efforts to foster and encourage more mega-class text... Read more

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Remove ADD on viscose fiber, urges SIMA

   Ashwin Chandran, President, Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), has... Read more

India’ yarn exports increase mere 1 per cent in October

   India’s yarn exports increased a meager 1 per cent to $289 million in Oct... Read more

VSF exports decline by 4% from January-September 2020

   VSF export of India totaled 54,000 tonneduring January-September this year and ... Read more

International Woolmark Prize finalists announced

   United Kingdom’s Bethany Williams and Matty Bovan, France’s Casabla... Read more

BCI launches digital series on cotton sustainability

   The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has launched a new Cotton Sustainability Dig... Read more

Kelheim Fibers partners with ETP

   Viscose speciality fibers manufacturer Kelheim Fibers has partnered with the Eu... Read more

Filo plans 55th edition despite COVID-19 uncertainties

   Despite uncertainties related to the resurgence of COVID-19, international b2b ... Read more

Forum for the Future invites US Cotton Trust Protocol to join Cotton 2040 c…

   Nonprofit organization, Forum for the Future has invited US Cotton Trust Protoc... Read more

Bangladesh: CDB to raise raw cotton production to 20 lakh bales by 2041

   At a recent webinar Bangladesh’s Cotton Development Board (CDB), an indep... Read more

The Woolmark Company launches first brand campaign in China

   The marketing arm of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI), the Woolmark Company has... Read more

Cotton cultivation area in Turkey to decrease in 2020/21: USDA

   The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service forecasts cotton cultivation area in Turk... Read more

China warns mills against buying Australian cotton

   As the latest sign of worsening trade relations between Australia and China, Ch... Read more

China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan rise over four times

   China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan increased by 4.36 times to $ 41... Read more

China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan rise by 4.36

   China’s cotton yarn imports from Pakistan increased by 4.36 times to $ 41... Read more

Government to announce National Textile Policy

   At the annual general meeting of CITI, Ravi Capoor, Textile Secretary, revealed... Read more

Cotton 2040 Impact Alignment group members sign MoU

   Members of the Cotton 2040 Impacts Alignment Working Group, which includes the ... Read more

Nepal yarn industry witnesses surge in operations

   Nepal’s yarn industry has witnessed a surge in business operations for th... Read more

CCI eyes Bangladesh export contract

   In a first-of-its-kind deal by India for any country, Cotton Corporation of Ind... Read more