Instant Thread Coloring

Instant Thread Coloring

Coloreel has launched its revolutionary thread colouring technology that enables high-quality instant colouring of a textile thread while the thread is being used in textile production. The first product to be launched based on the technology is a ground-breaking thread colouring unit that works with any existing industrial embroidery machine.By instantly colouring a white base thread during embroidery production, Coloreel enables complete freedom to create unique embroideries without any limita...
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How Kitex Achieves Better Quality Through Better Technology

How Kitex Achieves Better Quality Through Better Technology

While India has built a reputation for being a technology center, one rarely thinks of it as a center for apparel or textile technology. Although many of the nation’s apparel producers are still driven by low cost manual labor, the industry leaders are looking to technology to boost efficiency and quality. One of the leaders in tech-driven manufacturing is Kitex Garment Limited, which produces more than 6 million garments annually.  The Kerala-based company specializes in ch...
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Making Retail Magical Again

Making Retail Magical Again

For years industry watchers have been talking about the demise of bricks n’ mortar retail as e-commerce sales soared.  With the coming of age of Millennials and the e-commerce domination of Amazon, the 'experts' predicted the soon-to-be end of physical retail. They were wrong.  Stores, its seems, are not going away.  In fact, many are doing record business.In recent months, many retailers (Walmart, Target, Macy's, and others) have been reporting better-than-...
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New Sustainable Leather from Mushrooms

New Sustainable Leather from Mushrooms

Mushrooms are becoming a new off-menu ingredient. The fungus is now the basis for sustainable leather.
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The Surprising Driver Behind Singles' Day $30B in Sales

The Surprising Driver Behind Singles' Day $30B in Sales

Alibaba seems to be unstoppable.  This year the Chinese e-commerce giant raked in $30 billion in sales during its Singles’ Day event (November 11), topping last years stagggering $25.3 billion in sales. Year-on-year sales growth slowed to a still-impressive 27% increase (from a staggering 39% growth in 2017).The conclusion most industry watchers draw is that ‘e-commerce is the key driver in retail now’ and that Chinese consumers prefer to shop online, not in physical ...
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Eco Aware, But Do They Care?

Eco Aware, But Do They Care?

Today’s consumers are eco aware, but the question facing brands and retailers is how much that is impacting purchasing decisions. The answer varies according to market.  In general, the most conmmitted consumers are active sports enthusiasts and Northern European consumers.  Globally, Millennials are more inclined to prefer fashion that has a sustainable component, as long as they don’t have to sacrifice on style – or price. The challenge for brands is that ...
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5 Innovative New Yarns

5 Innovative New Yarns

Fine gauge yarn with a dry hand feel in 65% extrafine merino/35% rayon viscose. From Top Line (China)Price: $45.5/kgMOQ:  30kg/color A chunky yarn (3 gg) with a hairy surface. In 86% Alpaca/14% nylon. From Orient Hongda (China)Price: $20/lb A cotton-rich yarn with a slightly hairy surface. In cotton (53%), nylon (32%), wool (5%), acrylic (7%) and spandex (3%). From Lugang (China) Fancy twist that's light weight and cuddly in 37% yak and 37% extrafine merino. From UPW (Hon...
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From Garage Sales to $88 Billion in Sales

From Garage Sales to $88 Billion in Sales

It started out as a sort of online garage sale.  Now it’s the second biggest (by sales) ecommerce marketplace in the US.  And 81% of what it sells is now new products.We’re talking about eBay, an ecommerce giant that surprisingly few are talking about.While you can still re-sell just about anything on eBay - either fixed price or with bidding - today the site is far more like Amazon than like its early days as a place peopled auction off random stuff from their basement or ...
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9 Yarns That Are Fashionable And Eco-Conscious

9 Yarns That Are Fashionable And Eco-Conscious

Knitwear becomes more sustainable by bringing in sustainable fibers.  These new yarns have all of the fashion impact, but less of the environmental impact.  Spinners have become very creative at finding ways to bring a sustainable aspect to yarn, either through blending with recycled fibers, using undyed fibers, and sourcing fibers from sustainable growers/suppliers.   Luxury yarn made from 95% recycled wool offers an option for sustainable knitwear. 5 gg. From UPW ...
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A New Concept in Thermal Regulation Put Heat Where It’s Needed Most

A New Concept in Thermal Regulation Put Heat Where It’s Needed Most

Heat-MX is a new development from Hanco Corporation (Korea) that aims to bring smarter performance to activewear and outerwear garments. “We can build functional garments which work well with our body without blocking the moisture evaporation while a pretty high level of outside precipitations would be blocked to enter into our body by using our HEAT-MX technologies,” said Sae Chang from Hanco. This is important because a high level of moisture condensation can make you fee...
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