Da Vinci design jewel still key for Tuscan silk weavers
Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a silk mill incorporating one of his designs is still shuttling some of the finest threads in the world across its looms. Tucked away in the historic San Frediano neighbourhood in Florence, L'Antico Setificio Fiorentino was founded in 1786 and is one of the oldest silk workshops in Europe....
18 Dec 2018
Organic Cotton has a long way to go in Latin America
Everyday we see more global brands, like H&M, Inditex, or Nike, present new lines created with organic cotton. However, the product has yet to expand in terms of an increase in demand, global production, and awareness from consumers about clothes with sustainable production. The concept of organic cotton refers to those productions that follow a...
11 Oct 2018
Bangladesh seeks revival of silk industry
Bangladesh's silk industry is one of the oldest in the world, with farmers in the northwestern border district of Rajshahi producing some of the most sought-after silk yarns. They specialise in high-quality mulberry silk -- widely known as Bengal or Rajshahi silk -- produced by the larvae of moths fed on fresh mulberry leaves and used for...
4 Oct 2018
Munich Fabric Start: new classics, sustainability and digitisation
The 45th edition of Munich Fabric Start, which ended on 6th September, presented the trends for the fall/winter 2019/20 season. The conclusion: a new record number of exhibitors and the biggest Bluezone ever. In addition to fabric trends, sustainability and digitisation played an increasingly important role. Munich Fabric Start presented itself...
17 Sep 2018
Garmon Chemicals: aiming to boost sustainability growth
Garmon Chemicals, international supplier of textile chemicals and auxiliaries, has announced its’ new set of initiatives towards making the fashion industry more environmentally responsible and transparent. The new goals for the company, which was purchased in January 2018 by the US-based Kemin Industries group, is to implement a multiple...
31 Jul 2018
Video: Innovating the World of Textiles – The Future of Printing
Ride the digital printing wave with technologies that enable mass production and mass personalisation. View the latest ITMA 2019 webisode. Source smart solutions at ITMA 2019 - the world’s largest textile and garment technology exhibition. Source: ITMA, YouTube.
31 May 2018
Ethiopian textile and garment sector facing boom times
As part of a manufacturing boom, Ethiopia, dubbed by some as "Africa's Bangladesh", is set to give its textile and garment sector a major boost, planning to increase its export capacity from 21.8 million birr (1.06 million US dollars) in 2009/10 to 100 million birr (4.89 million US dollars) by 2014/15. According to the government's latest Growth...
7 Apr 2015