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India banned all cotton exports on Monday, causing U.S. cotton futures to surge and igniting fears of another jump in prices for cotton goods. India decided to immediately impose the ban because it's worried about a possible supply crunch in the country.
Quality blooms this spring at Lands' End with the launch of the company's new Supima® styles. Customer favorites, including the Fine Gauge Cardigan for women and the men's No Iron Oxford, have been upgraded with soft, silky Supima cotton – the finest in American-grown cotton. Supima cotton is prized for its softness and durability, as well as for producing vibrantly colored fabrics. 

Look to Invest in Vietnam Cotton Sector

Viet Nam Cotton and Spinning Association (Vcosa) said many foreign enterprises from Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan have flocked to HCM City to look into investing in the domestic spinning industry for the past few months.

The companies felt they could benefit from tax exemptions or reductions as Viet Nam begins implementation of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP), said the association.

The agreement, which was signed last November, allows members to enjoy a zero tax rate by 2015.

China Linen Announces Recent Insider Purchase

There is an old saying, "Everything in life is location, location, location!" That is certainly true of the textile industry, and wholesale fabric importer Ramtex, Inc. is a testament to this. Ramtex maintains dye houses and a cut and sew facility in China, which allows for convenient China to China shipping for its clients, but it also maintains a stockpile of hundreds of thousands of yards of fabric in a Los Angeles fabric warehouse. That decision has enabled Ramtex, Inc. to respond to orders much faster and with more consistency than the competition. Indeed, there have been many instances in which a business ordered fabric wholesale from another importer, only to come to Ramtex, Inc. when that first company failed to meet deadlines. Now these businesses are loyal customers of Ramtex, Inc., returning time and again for all their wholesale fabric needs.

Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI), acquired by IHS Inc, announces the completion of the 2012 World Terephthalates and Polyester Analysis. The annual global market study covers historical developments and future projections for supply, demand, capacity, and trade in the global terephthalic acid (TPA, or PTA in its purified form), dimethyl terephthalate (DMT), polyethylene terephthalate (commonly referred to as PET or polyester) fiber, and PET packaging resin markets for the period 2006 to 2016.

The following summaries are from the Sourcing Journal.   They Sourcing Journal is a global resource for news and information tailored for textile and soft goods executives working on the supply chain side of the business.   They provide daily updates on news changing the industry, commentary, and opinion from industry experts. 

Stay at the Head of the Class with Cotton Incorporated's Back-to-School Fashion Trend Forecast

Parents who do their homework on back-to-school shopping will get high marks from their children this fall, who want stylish apparel for the new school year despite the still tough economy.

Cotton Incorporated's Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey reveals that, on average, those consumers planning to make back-to-school purchases plan to spend about $223. And parents this year are planning ahead; 89% of consumers intending to make back-to-school purchases will do so before the first day of school.

China Linen Textile Industry, Ltd. (OTCQB: CTXIF) ("China Linen" or the "Company"), one of China's leading linen fabric and linen yarn producers and exporters, today announced the Company's management team will present at the 2011 Global Hunter Securities Conference to be held July 17-19 at the Intercontinental Hotel, 888 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA.

TransDRY™ Technology Adds Performance to Style and Comfort

New York-based Cana Collection®, an upscale lifestyle/athletic apparel brand, recently adopted the Cotton Incorporated TransDRY™ technology to enhance its collection of high-end activewear. The moisture-wicking TransDRY technology fits into the brand's philosophy that athletic apparel can encompass high-performance technology without sacrificing style. The technological adoption also speaks to the increased awareness of cotton textile technologies that combine competitive high-tech moisture management with the inherent breathability and softness of cotton.

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Textiles Intelligence's new report "Flame Resistant Fibres and Fabrics, 2011 Edition" to their offering.

International film actress and fashion icon Kate Bosworth lends her talents to the latest commercial in "The Fabric Of My Life" television campaign from Cotton Incorporated. The commercial features a new version of the familiar tune, with spare orchestration to heighten the ethereal mood of the visuals. Featuring cotton fashions by well-known designers such as Prada, Rodarte and Nina Ricci, the spot showcases the use of cotton in high fashion apparel, as well as the physical and emotional comfort consumers around the world have for the fabric of our lives.

China Linen Textile Industry, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: CTXFD) ("China Linen" or the "Company"), a China-based company engaged in the production and sale of linen yarn and various types of linen fabric, announced today that Mr. Xu Jianzhong and Mr. Xu Jixiang have joined China Linen's Board of Directors, effective April 20, 2011 and Mr. Teng Yunhai has resigned as director of the Board of the Company.

K. Saravanan, Assistant Professor, Dr. Bhaarathi Dhurai, Associate Professor, Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

Natural fibres have recently attracted scientist's attraction because of their advantages from the environmental stand point. However,almost all research has been towards cellulose from vegetable sources without taking into account on their interesting compounds like keratin,which can found  in feathers. In spite of its strength, low density and biodegradability, keratin has been studied only for few areas of application. But in near future we can expect more application for chicken fibre. Chicken feathers they are not just for bird's anymore.
Whilst Sheep grazed on Sydney Harbour for the first time in over 100 years, Fashion, Retail and Industry heavyweights were invited last night to celebrate the launch of Campaign for Wool, patron HRH Prince Charles, at Admiralty House.

INVISTA B.V. Makes Available Current Report to Investors

INVISTA B.V., a global integrated polymers and fibers company, has made available a current report in accordance with the terms and conditions of its bond indenture agreement related to ongoing reporting.

INVISTA B.V. made this report available to holders and beneficial owners of units (consisting of 9¼% senior notes due 2012 of KoSa Lux Finance B.V., 9¼% senior notes due 2012 of KoSa UK Finance B.V., 9¼% senior notes due 2012 of INVISTA (Canada) Company, and 9¼% senior notes due 2012 of Arteva Global Holdings B.V.) as well as to prospective investors and securities analysts who contact INVISTA to request copies and provide the information described below.

The information in the report is NON-PUBLIC and shall not be communicated or forwarded to any person other than interested holders and beneficial owners of such units and such prospective investors and securities analysts approved by INVISTA.

Interested holders, beneficial owners, prospective investors, and securities analysts who desire to receive the report, but have not contacted INVISTA in the past, should provide INVISTA with contact information no later than 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Please provide your name, organization, telephone number, e-mail address and category (e.g., holder, beneficial owner, prospective investor or analyst) to:

Rachel Richard
[email protected]

INVISTA is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in over 20 countries, INVISTA’s global businesses deliver exceptional value for their customers through technology innovations, market insights and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including: ADI-PURE®, ANTRON®, AVORA®, C12™, COMFOREL®, COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, CORFREE®, DACRON®, DBE®, DYTEK®, FRESHFX®, LYCRA®, PERFORMA™, POLARGUARD®, POLYSHIELD®, POLYCLEAR®, SOLARMAX®, STAINMASTER®, SUPPLEX®, SUPRIVA™, TACTEL®, TACTESSE®, TERATE®, TERATHANE® and THERMOLITE®. For more information, visit

SCS Certifies the EcoSure Polymer Fibers as Meeting the Highest Environmental Standards. Samples to Be Distributed at Outdoor Retailer Conference.

OutdoorRetailer Summer Market 2010

Poole Company – a leading manufacturer and distributor of recycled and virgin fiber products – unveils Scientific Certification Systems’ (SCS) first third-party certified North American staple fiber made from 100% PCR PET. EcoSure® containing fabric samples will be distributed at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City August 3-6, 2010.

“SCS has specific, multi-step procedures to verify a product’s environmental origin. We take our audit process very seriously and are proud to recognize companies such as Poole that have proactively and enthusiastically obtained certification by our organization.”

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