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India’s cotton exports remain resilient with 75.71% increase in May 2021

India’s cotton exports remain resilient with 75.71% increase in May 2021

  India is the one of the largest cotton exporters in the world. Exports of cotton yarn and fabrics export account for about 23 per cent of India’s total textiles and apparel export. As per a CCF Group report, in May 2021, India exported cotton yarn worth 101.1 kt a 75.71 per cent rise year-on-year and 12... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring’21 brings innovative yarns, smart recycling technologies

Yarn Expo Spring’21 brings innovative yarns, smart recycling technologies

  Held from March 17-19, 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, the 2021 Yarn Expo Spring focused on smart recycling technologies and customization. The meticulously planned expo managed to meet the multi-functional demands of its consumers. Yarn producers attending the expo, deliber... Read more

Xinjiang Cotton Ban: An opportunity for India to boost exports

Xinjiang Cotton Ban: An opportunity for India to boost exports

  The US-China trade war intensified recently with the Trump administration banning cotton imports from the sprawling Chinese quasi-military organization, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC). As per a report, the XPCC produces more than 2/3 of China’s cotton. In 2019, the organization expor... Read more

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

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More brands join cotton initiative

Brax, Jolo Fashion Group and Shinsegae have joined Cotton made in Africa (CmiA). Cotton made in... Read more

Cotton prices become unviable in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s cotton traders have expressed concern over the uncertainty of availability o... Read more

Growing demand for Indian and Turkish organic cotton push up prices

While prices of conventional cotton have more than doubled compared to the beginning of Q2 2020... Read more

ROICA™ V550 fiber awarded by Semken Shimbun

   ROICA™ V550 fiber by Asahi Kasei has been awarded by Senken Shimbun with ... Read more

Hike in yarn prices worsens plight of Bangladesh apparel makers

   The recent hike in yarn prices has worsened the plight of Bangladesh apparel ma... Read more

Bring yarn under Essential Commodities Act, urges SIMA

   C Easwaran, President, South India Hosiery Manufacturers Association (SIHMA) ha... Read more

Alarming Decline Witnessed In Cotton Production

   Cotton production in Pakistan declined by 34.18 per cent as compared to 8.5 mil... Read more

Bangladesh spinning mills increase focus on synthetic yarns

   To cut their reliance on cotton yarns, local Bangladeshi spinning mill owners a... Read more

China’s polyester fiber exports decline 9.4%

   According to the China customs, in Oct 2020, China's uncombed polyester staple ... Read more

Cotton 2040 to include US Cotton Trust Protocol in CottonUP guide

   The Cotton 2040 coalition aims to include the US Cotton Trust Protocol in Cotto... Read more

Better Cotton Initiative unveils digital series on cotton sustainabiliy

   Better Cotton Initiative has unveiled the ‘Cotton Sustainability Digital ... Read more

Collaboration with China imperative for Pakistan cotton industry: UAF membe…

   Pakistan needs to collaborate with China to exchange cotton germplasms and shar... Read more

Fashion for Good project uses blockchain to trace viscose use in textiles

   Launched by Fashion for Good, the Viscose Traceability Project uses blockchain ... Read more

Shima Seiki has launched its own yarn sourcing web service known as the ‘ya…

   Yarnbank is the world’s first online web service for searching and viewin... Read more

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