Pak, Indian growers tour Aussie cotton sector in Narrabri

2018/04 22 05:04

A visiting group of cotton growers from Pakistan and India recently joined leading Australian fashion and textile industry representatives in a tour of Narrabri's cotton industry organised by Cotton Australia. Their tour was made possible through a partnership with the Australian Government and the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), according to Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay. […]

Australian Circular Fashion to focus on sustainability

2018/01 29 08:01

Courtesy: Australian Circular Fashion The Australian Circular Fashion Conference will focus on fashion sustainability while providing support for future economic growth in the country's fashion retail businesses. The conference, beginning March 22, will equip industry leaders with tools to make their businesses more economically viable for future growth in the Australian market. For the first […]

Wool price levels retract in Australian markets

2018/01 25 12:01

Courtesy: Barega Merino Price levels retracted across most wool types at Australian wool auction markets during the week ending January 25, despite the volume sold for the current season reaching beyond the 1-million bale mark. Merino fleece wools managed to hold on reasonably well, but all other sectors of were adversely affected during sale week […]

Tesco joins EAS Tag Recirculation Programme

2018/01 18 12:01

Courtesy: All Tag Melbourne-based TIC Group, in a strategic partnership with ALL-TAG Corporation has included Tesco to its list of retailers benefitting from their EAS Tag Recirculation Programme that allows retailers to source tag their apparel at the apparel vendor’s location rather than at their stores or distribution centers. Tesco joins companies such as Kohl’s. […]

Australian wool production to lift a little in 2017-18

2017/12 18 16:12

Courtesy: Australian Wool Innovation The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has revised its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2017-18 season upwards to 345 million kilograms greasy, a 1.4 per cent increase on its final estimate of 340 mkg for the 2016-17 season. This reflects an increase in the number of sheep shorn […]

Australian cotton production to grow 4% in 2017-18: ABARES

2017/12 15 03:12

Courtesy: ABARES Cotton production in Australia is forecast to rise by 4 per cent to 968,000 tonnes in 2017-18 season. This is expected to be largely driven by an increase in yields in irrigated plantings following the poor yields achieved in the previous season, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and […]

Amazon launches operations in Australia

2017/12 11 05:12

US online retail giant Amazon recently unveiled its business in Australia and the company claimed the first day orders on its Australian portal were higher than those for any other launch day in the company’s history. This was the 14th country launch for the company. Online sales account for less than 10 per cent of […]

Nanollose develops plant-free viscose rayon fibre

2017/12 06 14:12

Courtesy: Nanollose Nanollose, an Australian technology company, has developed plant-free viscose-rayon fibre. Unlike conventional rayon, Nanollose's sustainable alternative is derived using microbes that convert biomass waste products from the liquid food industries into microbial cellulose which is then converted into rayon fibres using the Nanollose technology. "Each year, a huge amount of trees are cut […]

Chinese demand pushes up wool prices in Australia

2017/12 06 14:12

Strong demand from growing affluent Chinese consumers has pushed up Australian wool prices to a record high this season. Wool prices are currently at a high of more than Au$16 per kilogram. Though prices are not as high as they were about five years ago in terms of US dollar, Australian wool growers are earning […]

Raf Simons, Woolmark release 100% Merino wool sweaters

2017/12 04 15:12

Courtesy: The Woolmark Company Leading fashion designer Raf Simons with The Woolmark Company has released limited edition of 100 per cent Merino wool sweaters. The release is part of the partnership forged between the designer and Woolmark earlier this year and is also an ode to Simons’ love of the Japanese capital. Merino wool has […]

Woolmark collaborates with Japanese label Facetasm

2017/12 01 08:12

Hiromichi Ochiai The Woolmark Company has entered into a two-season partnership with Japanese fashion label FACETASM for developing its Autumn/Winter 18/19 and Spring/Summer 19 wool-rich offerings, ahead of its show at Paris Men’s Collection. Both collections will be Woolmark-certified. The partnership marks the beginning of a long-standing relationship between the two. The Woolmark Company will […]

High level of optimism around Australian wool industry: AWI

2017/11 21 07:11

The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) reported a year of strong progress across research, development and marketing of wool produced in the country. The level of optimism around the wool industry this year has not been witnessed in the past many decades, AWI CEO Stuart McCullough told the meeting of […]