Australian Wool Innovation, the marketing organisation behind Australia’s wool growers, reports that for the first time in two decades Russian textiles interests have travelled directly to the country to source what is arguably the finest wool in the world. The return of Russian interests is thought to be significant given the large potential the former Russian states have for processing and consuming the natural fibre.
Euratex, the European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has attended a high-level lunch organised by Walpole, the British Luxury association, where the action plan for implementation of the European strategy for fashion and high-end industries by 2020 was discussed.
The plan was presented by European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani at the event, attended by key stakeholders and sectors of the fashion and high-end industries.
The American Apparel & Footwear Association will be adding a new legwear committee to its organization this month to help fill the void created by the dissolution of The Hosiery Association at after 100 plus years of operation.
With Christmas and New Year parties approaching, Invista, a leading integrated producer of polymers and fibres, believes that women up and down the country will want to look their best for the festive season.
A survey in support of Lycra Beauty Brand shapewear, conducted by the company, has revealed how unconfident UK women are with their appearance and figure.
Research shows that they spend nearly a third of a year not feeling comfortable with how they look, with more than half spending up to 90 minutes a day fretting, and 5% are spending more than four hours a day worrying about their appearance.
Nylstar, one of the leading suppliers of nylon 6.6, known for its Meryl yarns brand, has announced it will investment more than Euro 1.2 million to enable it to significantly increase its annual production capacity from 15,000 to 17,000 tons.
This year's meeting of the OEKO-TEX General Managers took place in Lucerne, at the heart of Europe and Switzerland on 14 and 15 November to mark the establishment of the OEKO-TEX Secretariat 20 years ago this year in Switzerland. The OEKO-TEX Standard 100 has worked towards the effective exclusion of harmful substances from products at all processing levels of the textiles sector since 1992.
The winter session of Interfilière Paris, the leading trade fair for intimates and beachwear fabrics, will take place from 25-27 January in Paris, Porte de Versailles, exploring the dominating trends for Spring-Summer 2015.
Designed as a creative showcase for tomorrow’s trends, the show will bring together the entire intimates and beachwear industry in the same pavilion. A unique concept, the event is offering the sector’s professionals excellence in fabrics, the most sought-after accessories, know-how and inspiration.
Textured Jersey Lanka (TJL), a leading knit fabric manufacturer in Sri Lanka, has announced a number of significant investments and initiatives to add capacity, modernize its plant, substantially reduce energy costs and to expand regionally.
This week it was revealed in the national press that a UK company is in talks with Victoria’s Secret about 3D printing 10 million pairs of knickers a year for the US headquartered lingerie giant.
Lenzing Group, a leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres, reports that it has achieved business results in line with expectations in the first three quarters of 2013 in spite of unfavourable market conditions. However, the company now plans to cut costs following record results over the past few years.
“The difficult market situation will continue in 2014 and possibly well into 2015. We will resolutely counteract this unfavourable situation and adjust our cost structures to the new circumstances as quickly as possible,” commented Peter Untersperger, Chief Executive Officer of Lenzing AG.
“Our aim must not only be to expand our quality leadership and innovative strength on a sustainable basis, but also to regain the cost leadership in our industry. We continue to see attractive growth potential for our products, but we are already preparing ourselves today as optimally as possible for the increasingly tough competition. Cost discipline and cash generation will be our targets over the coming years.”