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New wool fabrics, thanks to Woolmark
Wool is playing a new pretty cool role, thanks to renewed efforts by the Woolmark Company, which is spearheading a campaign to infuse new life into the consumption of wool in India. The image of wool is changing, and today is no longer associated only with its warmth for the cold winter, but also as a natural fibre fit for a tropical country like ours.
Promoting wool in India
Arti Gudal is Country Manager – India at The Woolmark Company, a global authority on Merino wool and owns the Woolmark logo
Birla Cellulose to participate at Intertextile Shanghai
Birla Cellulose, a division of the $40 billion Aditya Birla Group and a world leader in speciality viscose staple fibres (VSF) has embarked on a journey of adding more collaboration’s in China. And to do so, is participating at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, which runs from October 13-15, 2015 in Shanghai at stall No. 5.32, E32.
The world of fibres and yarns
What do handbags, hovercrafts, habitats, hang-gliding, halyards, healthcare and horticulture have in common? Natural fibres like wool, cotton, silk, jute and linen were used to make textiles more than 5,000 years ago. Textiles, once used primarily as a means of protecting oneself from the environment and for ornamentation, has moved beyond the home into construction, transportation, aerospace, agriculture and medicare, over the last hundred years.
Textile exports fall short of target in FY15
Textile exports in 2014-15 registered a 3 per cent growth at $41.7 billion, against the targeted $45 billion. There was a significant uptick in the overseas sales of handicrafts (17 per cent), carpets (15 per cent), ready made garments (12 per cent), silk (13 per cent), and wool and woollen textiles (18 per cent).
ITMA returning to Milan after a gap of 20 years has kindled the high hopes of the Italian textile machinery industry. Already, the first quarters of 2015 has brought in new hopes for the industry with the order book showing a moderate growth of 8 per cent.