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From Trickle to Tide.....
Many specialised yarns are gaining importance in recent times over conventional yarns, elaborates an ITJ exclusive feature. It was a trickle a decade ago, but now speciality yarns are flooding the market. Boom in fashion, fast growth of technical textiles and newly emerging areas like leisurewear and sportswear are fueling the growth of speciality yarns.
Sustainable textiles and their importance
Sustainable textiles are textiles (or fabrics) that are grown and created in an environmentally friendly way, using minimal chemicals. Because chemicals are not used in sustainable textiles, there are less health problems that are associated with chemicals such as headaches, allergies, skin irritation, and respiratory problems.
Socks future looks up
A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it is able to produce over a pint of perspiration per day. Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration.
1st GOTS conference on May 22 in Mumbai
Organic cotton is a highly sustainable fibre. It has been ranked above conventional cotton, viscose bamboo and linen in Higg´s Index. Globally, brands, retailers and consumers are increasingly supporting organic cotton. But to use organic fibres is not enough.
Van De Wiele: Fine, finer, finest...
Customers are interested in creative and innovative products. So is the one who wants to buy a nice carpet which suits his room, house, apartment or any other place.
Reading fabric appearance: The yarn tells the story
Testing with USTER® TESTER 5 and USTER® CLASSIMAT 5 shows how a fabric will look and feel.
Total customer satisfaction is every spinner´s goal and reputations depend on it. Every critical yarn parameter must to be tested to ensure that the resultant fabric meets expectations, whatever level of the market is being supplied.
Fabric comfort: cotton v/s bamboo
Bamboo yarn shows better results in case of strength, elongation and hairiness, and while bamboo fabric is more extensible than cotton fabric, cotton fabric shows more stiffness and geometrically rougher surface
Eco-friendly fabrics from bamboo
Bamboo can yield eco-friendly fabrics, which due to high functional properties can be used medical, military, industrial, domestic, apparel and household furnishing applications, affirm G Mahesh and D Anitha.