Fabric production dips but forecast remains upbeat With the exception of South America, global fabric production dipped across all regions in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same period last year.
China aims to leap forward on eco-textiles As it braces itself for higher production costs and weaker exports, China will focus on ?quality rather than quantity? as part of its plan for sustainable growth in its textile sector, according to Mr Sun Ruizhe, Vice President of China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC). John Mowbray reports from China.
New machine offers compressed air needle selection Taiwanese circular knitting machine builder Fukahama has developed an updated version of its body-size circular rib machine which is described as an alternative, low maintenance solution for knitters looking to supply sports accessories and medical items.
New stretch knits with a natural look An Italian knitting mill has developed a new range of warp knitted fabrics offering highly flexible stretch characteristics combined with multiple performance properties.
Sustainable cotton guide launch draws closer The Insiders Guide to Cotton and Sustainability, written by Simon Ferrigno and edited by John Mowbray, will be available for purchase from January 2012. Published by MCL Global, producers of Ecotextile News and Knitting Trade Journal, the 100 page booklet covers the ecological impact of cotton production and the environmental challenges that this presents.
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