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US: Gulf Coast Spinning to invest in Louisiana cotton plant

6 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Gulf Coast Spinning, a new venture formed to transform cotton into high-quality yarn for manufacturers, is to invest US$130m in a spinning facility in Bunkie, Louisiana.... read more

China and India to exploit textile trade relationship

18 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

China and India have agreed to remove impediments to bilateral trade and investment, and to exploit complementarities in the textile and other sectors outlined in a trade plan signed between the two last year.... read more

Chinese textile giant Wuxi investing in Ethiopia

13 November 2017 | Michelle Russell

Chinese textile giant, Wuxi No.1 Cotton Mill, has signed an investment agreement with the Ethiopian Government to build an integrated textile plant in the country in a move that could create significant linkages in the African nation’s fast-growing textile and clothing industry.... read more

Italian fabric firm Alcantara to double production

23 March 2017 | Michelle Russell

The Italian maker of the suede-like Alcantara material is to invest EUR300m (US$323.6m) in doubling the capacity of its production facilities in Umbria over the next five years.... read more

Japan's Toray makes strategic investment in Pacific Textiles

10 July 2017 | Michelle Russell

Japanese textile maker Toray Industries has acquired a near 30% share in Hong Kong’s Pacific Textiles Holdings as it pursues global expansion and synergies through supply chain integration and collaboration.... read more

IRELAND: Wellman invests in Mullagh facility upgrade

1 November 2013 | Michelle Russell

Wellman International Limited is to invest EUR5m (US$6.7m) in an upgrade of its operations in Mullagh, Co Cavan.... read more

MEXICO: Huntsman Textile Effects expands Atoto plant

19 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Singapore-based chemical and dye products manufacturer Huntsman Textile Effects (HTE) has expanded capacity and upgraded facilities at its Atoto plant in Mexico.... read more

Nylon producer Nilit buys Invista's Brazil unit

20 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

Israel-based nylon producer Nilit has acquired Invista's Americana, Brazil manufacturing site - adding its nylon 6.6 operations to the company's existing facilities in the US, China and Israel.... read more

Cotton support programmes affect export competitiveness

20 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

Countries with policies that support cotton prices above the world level could be reducing the competitiveness of their cotton and textile exports - especially yarn and fabric - a new report suggests.... read more

US: Poole Co hires McFadyen as technical manager

23 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

Fibre specialist Poole Co has hired Joseph McFadyen as its technical manager.... read more

US alpaca industry group to bridge gap with suppliers

14 March 2017 | Michelle Russell

A US industry group has been formed to assist manufacturers in the production, promotion, profitability and marketability of American alpaca fibre, bridging the gap with suppliers.... read more

Teijin develops new natural leather substitute

8 April 2016 | Michelle Russell

Teijin Cordley, the manmade leather business of Japanese textile and fibre firm Teijin Group, has developed a new high-grade natural leather substitute for products such as high-end shoes and bags.... read more

Fibre firm Teijin eyes M&A on return to profit

5 September 2016 | Michelle Russell

Textile and fibre company Teijin is to pursue new merger and acquisition opportunities in a bid to optimise local production for local consumption and reinforce its production capabilities around the world. ... read more

Lower demand hits Talon International Q3 profit

17 November 2014 | Michelle Russell

Apparel fastener, zipper and trim supplier Talon International has booked a drop in third-quarter earnings and sales as a result of lower demand and intensified competition.... read more

Frontier Spinning Mills promotes Perkins to CEO

8 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

Frontier Spinning Mills Holding Corp. has promoted Robin Perkins to the role of chief executive officer.... read more

AUSTRIA: World's largest Tencel plant begins production

5 August 2014 | Michelle Russell

Cellulose fibre producer Lenzing Group has initiated production of what it claims is the world's largest Tencel production plant.... read more

Lenzing COO Weninger to step down

26 September 2014 | Michelle Russell

Friedrich Weninger, the chief operating officer of Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has announced his intention to step down.... read more

US textile chemicals market to exceed $2bn by 2020

27 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

Demand for chemicals to improve quality and add special properties to fabrics is expected to propel the US textile chemicals market to more than US$2bn by 2020, a new report has found.... read more

Archroma signs deal to acquire BASF textile chemicals

16 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

Chemical specialist Archroma is to acquire the global textile chemicals business of BASF, which includes printing, finishing and coating chemicals.... read more

VIETNAM: Vinatex raises US$58m through IPO

24 September 2014 | Michelle Russell

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has raised VND1.22trn (US$58m) through its initial public offering, which took place yesterday (23 September).... read more

ZIMBABWE: Textile sector to benefit from EU funding

26 June 2014 | Michelle Russell

Zimbabwe is to benefit from a reported EUR11m (US$15m) fund set up by the European Union to revive the country's clothing and textile industry.... read more

UK: Coats appoints Heiland global manufacturing chief

10 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Industrial thread, yarn and zip specialist Coats Plc has appointed Rosi Heiland as its global manufacturing director.... read more

Lenzing invests $293m in new US Tencel fibre plant

14 December 2016 | Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is to build a state-of-the-art Tencel fibre plant in the US as part of its strategy to increase its share of speciality fibres as a percentage of revenue. ... read more

Cotswold and Haana partner on apparel linings

5 June 2017 | Michelle Russell

Hong Kong fabric maker Cotswold International has partnered with Chinese textile manufacturer Haama Ltd to sell and distribute interior linings for apparel.... read more

UK textile manufacturers sold out of administration

7 June 2017 | Michelle Russell

A group of UK textile and garment manufacturers producing for the likes of Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have been sold out of administration in a deal that will save over 100 jobs.... read more

Coats and Permess partner on garment interlinings

18 July 2017 | Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has partnered with high-end interlinings firm Permess to produce a comprehensive co-branded range of interlinings for all segments of the garment industry.... read more

Global textile industry prepares for 33% fall in turnover

6 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

Global textile manufacturers are expecting challenges ahead, with turnover forecast down an average of 33% compared to last year.... read more

Pakistan's Punjab allows reopening of textile mills

6 May 2020 | Michelle Russell

Pakistan’s Punjab Government has allowed the reopening of textile mills across the region in a move that will help lift exports hit by the lockdown resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.... read more

Cambodia prepares for arrival of raw materials

10 March 2020 | Michelle Russell

Cambodia’s garment factories are preparing for the arrival of raw materials from China, just a week after it was thought production in the Kingdom might slow due to shortages linked to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.... read more

US: New York & Co narrows Q3 net loss

5 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Specialty apparel chain New York & Co has narrowed its net loss and recorded an increase in comparable store sales in the third quarter.... read more

Bangladesh textile sector issued “green” funding

6 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

The Central Bank of Bangladesh has earmarked US$500m of low-cost “green” funding to aid textile factories in adopting eco-friendly technologies and practices.... read more

Europlasma launches eco-friendly Nanofics coatings

19 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

Plasma technology firm Europlasma has developed a line of water and oil repellent nanocoatings for the textile industry that are free from harmful PFOA and PFOS PFOS (perfluorooctanoic acid and sulfonate) chemicals.... read more

UK: Meet the Manufacturer sourcing event to launch

20 February 2014 | Michelle Russell

The first and only sourcing event exclusively for British clothing, textile and leathergoods manufacturers will open this summer, run by UK organisation Make it British.... read more

WORLD: Antimicrobial fibres and textiles set for strong growth

7 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

Demand for antimicrobial fibres, textiles and apparel is set for strong growth, according to a new study.... read more

Garmatex hails "revolutionary" cotton substitute

22 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

Canada-based performance fabric specialist Garmatex Technologies has launched a number of new developments, including what it describes as a "revolutionary" alternative to cotton.... read more