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Merger of NZ scouring companies one step closer

The New Zealand Commerce Commission issued its draft determination to approve the merger of the scouring assets of 50%-owned Cavalier Wool Holdings Ltd (CWH) and New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd (NZWSI). The Commission will allow a period for formal submissions from in...

Breakthrough in flystrike research

Finding a solution to flystrike is a step closer now Australian researchers have decoded the entire blowfly genome. Australian scientists have mapped the genome of the blowfly, in a move aimed at preventing the sheep disease, flystrike. The condition is estimated to cost the shee...

Australian Wool Market Report (26 June)

  The AWEX EMI finished at 1263¢, 57¢ lower (-4.3%) in Australian currency and 43¢ lower (-4.2%) in US currency at sales in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle this week. 45,052 bales were on offer nationally, compared with 23,622 bales last sale. 16.9% of the offering was passed in....

German innovation drives global technical textile industry

Innovation in companies and other organisations based in Germany is a key driving force in the global technical textile industry, according to two reports in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.   In one...

Südwolle Group celebrates 20 years of production in China

In May this year Südwolle Group, the worsted wool spinner headquartered in Nürnberg Germany, celebrated the 20th Anniversary of production at its facilities in China.   Zhangjiagang Yangste Spinning (ZYS) was established in the city of Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province in 1995. The ...

China to step up support for the textile industry

China will step up support for the textile industry in its troubled far western region of Xinjiang, state media said, as the government moves to shore up stability in an area where unemployment is seen as fuelling unrest. Hundreds have died in violence in Xinjiang, home to China’...

NZWTA introduces test for infant sleep surfaces

International research has identified a correlation between infant mortality and overly-soft sleep surfaces. Expert advice often specifies a firm sleep surface without quantifying a minimum acceptable firmness. NZWTA Ltd can now conduct testing of infant sleep surfaces in accorda...

Best wool clip in years for South Australia

As shearing draws to a close in northern South Australia, many graziers are reporting their best wool clips in years. On Arcoona Station, 500 kilometres north of Adelaide, just over 800 bales of wool have been produced from the property’s 20,000-head flock. Manager Adam Willis sa...

AWI MerinoSelect

Australian Wool Innovation funded MerinoSelect could be commercialised. An audit of the genetic and genomic programs funded by Australian Wool Innovation has shown the MerinoSelect program has been so successful it could operate on a “user pays” basis. The program hopes to improv...


Inspired by the vivid colors and the elegant ambiance of the French Riviera, the 2016 Spring/Summer collection from Lana Gatto presents a line of 16 yarn, of the highest softness, freshness and comfort. The common thread: natural fibers. Juan Les Pins, Nice, Antibes, Saint Tropez...

ITMA 2015 2nd World Textile Summit

  ITMA 2015 2nd World Textile Summit   Textile Colourant & Chemical Leaders Forum will be held on 14 November. Delegates are invited to learn about sustainability in dyeing and finishing processes from international experts. Wide-ranging topics and issues will be covered in 3 ses...

Manufacturers urged to apply for International Mohair Mark

As global leaders in the Mohair industry, Mohair South Africa (MSA) initiated a registered mark that will allow consumers to recognise mohair and its unique properties in products containing mohair. Natural fibres such as cotton and wool have long reaped the benefits of making us...

2015 Nanjing Wool Market Conference

Nanjing Wool Market Conference is an annual meeting for global wool people to gather together with the aim to discuss current issues of the industry, future developments as well as new market opportunities. Participants include growers, traders, primary processors, spinners, weav...

Mountain Designs releases Woolmark-certified apparel

In 1975, long before it was a well-known brand, Mountain Designs was just one man creating mountaineering gear and clothing in his Brisbane garage and selling it out of his suitcase. Rick White had a dream: to provide high quality gear to outdoor adventurers like him – the type o...

Vietnam Textile exports to EEU to jump 50 pct

Vietnam’s exports of textiles and garment products to the Eurasian Economic Union will jump 50 percent in the first year after the two signed a free trade agreement, and would expand 20 percent annually in the five subsequent years, the Vietnam Economic Times newspaper cited a Vi...

Space applications for ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 now open

The fifth edition of the combined show will be held from 21 to 25 October 2016 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai.   According to the show owners, CEMATEX, China Textile Machinery Association, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT (CCPIT-...

Mohair South Africa paves the way to a bright new future

For more than forty years, number 4 Jochla Road in Port Elizabeth has served its purpose as the home for all Mohair business activities in South Africa. A leader in Mohair production, South Africa produces 53% of global mohair production and together with Lesotho, produces 70% of...

African textile exports may reach $4 bln

Africa’s textile and apparel exports to the United States could quadruple to $4 billion over the next decade through an extended duty-free trade treaty, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The trade program known as the African Growth and Opportunities Act (AGOA), currently before...

Eurozone job growth ‘at four-year high’

Eurozone companies created jobs at the fastest pace in four years last month, according to an influential survey. Employment rose for the seventh straight month in May, the survey from research firm Markit found. However, it also indicated that economic growth in the eurozone’s p...

VICUÑA numbers continue to increase

According to a recent article about Incalpaca’s KUNA brand in LAN’s in-flight publication, Moda, recent figures quoted indicate that Peru’s vicuña population is now around 208,000 – a far cry to being less than 5,000 in the 1960s.   The species inhabits altitudes of more than 4,0...

US economy expanded between in April and May

The US Federal Reserve said the economy grew between April and May in its latest assessment of the economy, rebounding from a contraction in the first quarter. In the so-called Beige book, it said surveys from across the country suggested “overall economic activity expanded” from...

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