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From Waste to Wear: Booming rPET market paves the way for sustainable textiles

From Waste to Wear: Booming rPET market paves the way for sustainable textiles

rPET fibers, Patagonia, The North Face, Adidas, H&M, Mordor Intelligence Recycled polyester fiber (rPET), reborn from plastic waste, is rapidly transforming the textile industry. This eco-friendly alternative to virgin polyester offers a glimpse into a more sustainable future for fashion and beyond. The global ... Read more

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn market

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn market

  The traditional peak season of 2024 for the nylon filament yarn (NFY) market has brought a surprising twist. Unlike last year, where Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) reigned supreme, Textured Yarn (DTY) has emerged as the hot commodity. This shift can be attributed to a combination of factors impacting global supply ... Read more

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

  While India remains a global leader in cotton production, its exports of cotton fabrics and made-ups (excluding yarn) painted a mixed picture in FY23 compared to previous years. Value wise cotton fabrics & made-ups exports reached $ 6.81 billion in FY23, a slight decline from previous years. The slight... Read more

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscape

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscape

  India's Man-Made Fiber (MMF) textile industry has been a crucial contributor to the nation's economic growth. However, the export scenario presents a complex picture, with recent trends showing a decline compared to previous years.  Shifting gears from cotton to MMF focus Traditionally, India's texti... Read more

HKRITA recognized on global stage

HKRITA recognized on global stage

  Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) garners recognition at the Edison Award 2024 and the 49th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, showcasing innovative advancements in textile technology. In the realm of innovation and societal impact, the Hong Kong Research Institute o... Read more

Bangladesh shifts cotton sourcing from India to Africa, as it impact global cott…

Bangladesh shifts cotton sourcing from India to Africa, as it impact global cotton trade

  Bangladesh, the world's second-largest garment exporter after China, is undergoing a significant shift in its cotton import strategy. Traditionally, India was the primary source of cotton. However, in recent years, African countries have emerged as the dominant supplier. This trend has major implications fo... Read more

China's fabric exports to India shrink with rising domestic demand

China's fabric exports to India shrink with rising domestic demand

  While China remains the world's leading textile producer, its grip on India's fabric import market appears to be loosening. Data from the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S) shows a shift in recent years. India's fabric imports from China peaked at $6.4 billion in 2022... Read more

H&M's shift from recycled bottle polyester and what it means for circular fa…

H&M's shift from recycled bottle polyester and what it means for circular fashion

  In a significant move Swedish fashion giant H&M has recently moved away from recycled polyester derived from plastic bottles and towards a ‘circular’ solution – recycling textiles from pre-worn clothing and offcuts. H&M's $600 million investment in Syre a startup specializing in te... Read more

CMAI FAB Show 2024 wraps up successfully, boosting textile industry

CMAI FAB Show 2024 wraps up successfully, boosting textile industry

  The Fabrics, Accessories & Beyond Show 2024 (FAB Show 2024), organized by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), concluded its fourth edition with resounding success. Held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, from April 15 to April 17, the event surpassed industry expectations, igni... Read more

CMAI’s FAB Show 2024 inaugurated with industry giants

CMAI’s FAB Show 2024 inaugurated with industry giants

  The 4th edition of the Fabrics Accessories & Beyond Show 2024 (FAB Show), hosted by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), commenced with grandeur on April 15, 2024. Esteemed sourcing heads from renowned brands and retail majors, including Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, Bestseller, ... Read more

Chinese Polyester Exports on Shaky Ground: Boom or bust for global market?

Chinese Polyester Exports on Shaky Ground: Boom or bust for global market?

  Polyester product exports from China, a major global supplier, have dipped in the first two months of 2024, raising concerns about the industry's health. According to customs data, total exports reached nearly 1.803 million tons, down 18,000 tons year-on-year. This decline is primarily driven by significant... Read more

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AlphaTauri unveils key looks for SS25

  AlphaTauri introduces Cirrus, an innovative Spring/Summer 2025 collection that transc... Read more

Eastman launches Naia Renew ES staple fibers at Intertextile Shanghai Appar…

  Showcasing its dedication to sustainability, Eastman unveiled the Naia Renew ES stapl... Read more

RE&UP unveils Next-Gen recycling at Global Fashion Summit

  At the Global Fashion Summit, RE&UP introduced a recycling ecosystem poised to re... Read more

RE&UP unveils Next-Gen recycling at Global Fashion Summit

  At the Global Fashion Summit, RE&UP introduced a recycling ecosystem poised to re... Read more

Half of Guess’ mainline apparel portfolio to be included under Eco Label by…

  US-based fashion brand Guess aims to incorporate half of its mainline apparel product... Read more

VDMA leads strong presence at ITM Istanbul

  The Istanbul Textile Machinery (ITM) trade fair, commencing in early June, will featu... Read more

Karl Mayer's warp knitting energy efficiency solution

  Karl Mayer Group unveils its pioneering Energy Efficiency Solution, poised to transfo... Read more

CITI recommends policy measures to remove import duty on cotton

  To enhance the cost competitiveness of the cotton value chain, CITI recommends certai... Read more

Wool yarn shipments by Poland decline by 2.3 % in 2023

  In 2023, after two years of growth, overseas shipments of wool yarn by Poland decline... Read more

Yarn & Jari Expo 2024: Surat's global showcase

  Surat recently hosted the fourth edition of the Yarn & Jari Textile Expo 2024, a ... Read more

Gujarat CM inaugurates Fabexa 2024, boosting Ahmedabad's textile industry

  Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel inaugurated the Fabexa Fabric Sourcing Expo 20... Read more

Africa’s cotton industry to grow to $7.7 billion by 2029: Report

  From $6 billion in 2024, Africa's cotton industry is projected to grow to $7.7 billio... Read more

Decathlon partners Recyc’Elit to develop recycled products from textile was…

  Decathlon plans to make an investment in the startup Recyc’Elit through its Dec... Read more

Indian apparel exporters spotlight sustainability at IATF Dubai

  More than 35 Indian apparel exporters, primarily representing the MSME sector, are ac... Read more

Uster offers profitable solutions for spinners at ITM 2024

  Spinners looking for sustainable and profitable mill operations should consider Uster... Read more

Burkina Faso to boost cottonseed production by 55% in 2024-25

  For the 2024-25 season, the government of Burkina Faso aims to boost cottonseed produ... Read more

More than just fashion retail, brands focus on new technologies

  Increasingly evolving beyond their traditional role as clothing retailers, fashion br... Read more

Better Cotton Conference tackles sustainability in Istanbul

  The Better Cotton Initiative will hold its annual conference in Istanbul, Turkiye on ... Read more