Techtextil competition on using textiles in construction

2014/09 30 09:09

Messe Frankfurt organised – Techtextil, a technical textiles and nonwovens trade fair which is being held from May 4-7, 2015, is once again hosting ‘Textile Structures for New Building 2015’ student competition. In cooperation with the international TensiNet association as sponsor, the 13th edition of the competition will spotlight innovative and realistic approaches and solutions […]

Stella McCartney & Hedi Slimane shine at Paris FashionWeek

2014/09 30 09:09

Elie Saab RTW Spring 2015/c: WWD/Giovanni Giannoni The English fashion designer Stella McCartney opened the seventh day of the ongoing Paris Fashion Week with her spring/summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection celebrating the soft gentle side of women. The 43-year-old daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney incorporated loose shapes, delicate fabrics and relaxed comfy fits […]

Myntra unveils ‘Designer in Residence’ program

2014/09 30 09:09

In a move to foster an eco-system for entrepreneurship in the country, Indian online fashion retailer Myntra.com unveiled the ‘Designer in Residence’ program under its Myntra Fashion Incubator (MFI) initiative. Myntra is the first ever Indian e-tailer to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to turn designs and ideas into a sustainable business venture. “This is […]

Chinese textile firms must change perception of internship

2014/09 30 09:09

Chinese textile enterprises must change their perception of internships from “use of labour” to “use of talents”, concludes a study carried out by the Office for Social Responsibility of the China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), released earlier this month. The report is based on research […]

ISC extends paper submission date for Sericulture Congress

2014/09 30 09:09

The International Sericultural Commission (ISC) has extended dates for submission of papers and scientific contributions for the 23rd International Congress on Sericulture and Silk Industry being held at Bangalore, India from 24th-27th November, 2014. The ISC Secretariat said submission of papers for oral and poster presentation along with registration is now being extended till October […]

2014/09 30 09:09

In view of India’s commitment to the World Trade Organization (WTO), there is a dilemma over providing incentives to the textile sector in the new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), expected to be announced next month. Article 27.6 of WTO’s ‘Agreement On Subsidies And Countervailing Measures’ states, “Export competitiveness in a product exists if a developing […]

WTO lowers world trade growth forecast for 2015

2014/09 30 09:09

Economists at the World Trade Organization (WTO) have downwardly revised their world trade growth estimate for 2015 to 4 percent from the previous estimate of 5.3 percent. For 2014 also, the WTO has reduced its world trade growth forecast to 3.1 percent from the 4.7 percent forecast made in April this year. The downgrade is […]

Indian textile fair ‘Intexpo’ begins in Dhaka

2014/09 30 09:09

  courtesy: High Commission of India, Dhaka Intexpo Bangladesh, an Indian textile trade fair has started in Dhaka – Bangladesh, which was inaugurated by State Minister for Textiles – Mirza Azam. The trade show has been jointly organized by the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) and Indian High Commission in Bangladesh. 22 […]

Dixie Group takes over CYP carpet manufacturer

2014/09 30 09:09

The Dixie Group Inc., one of America’s fastest growing floor-covering companies, has acquired all the assets of Burtco Enterprises, Inc, a provider of Tapistron Computer Yarn Placement (CYP) soft carpets that serves the hospitality market place. The Dixie Group Inc. is hiring all the employees of Burtco Enterprises Inc., including its operations, sales and marketing […]

Researchers develop robotic fabric that moves & contracts

2014/09 29 06:09

A new approach that could bring “active clothing” and a new class of “soft” robots is under way as, researchers are developing a robotic fabric that moves and contracts and is embedded with sensors. The robotic fabric is a cotton material containing sensors made of a flexible polymer and threadlike strands of a shape-memory alloy […]

Intertextile Shanghai relocated & Interstoff discontinued

2014/09 29 06:09

One of the biggest organisers of textile trade fairs, Messe Frankfurt said it will relocate Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo from Hong Kong to China and also discontinue Interstoff Asia Essential being held in Hong Kong. “Textile manufacturing and fashion buying offices have steadily shifted from Hong Kong to China in recent years […]

Estonian textile group K.Täht buys Qualitex from Tolaram

2014/09 29 06:09

Estonian textiles company – K.Täht Holding has acquired the machinery assets of knit fabrics factory Qualitex AS, which operates in the Pärnumaa County from Tolaram Group. Qualitex factory remains the property of Tolaram and Qualitex will operate the plant as a lease-holder, LETA/Public Broadcasting reported. K.Täht Holding Chairperson, Kristi Täht said, “This acquisition creates a […]