On the Cover:
This half-sleeve keyhole dress is made by Three Dots in partnership with Buhler Quality Yarns Corp. Photograph courtesy of Vinh Nguyen
Huntsman: Committed To Environmental Performance
Rohit Aggarwal, Huntsman Textile Effects' global vice president of strategic marketing and planning, discusses his company's sustainability focus and the market situation.
An Introduction To 3-D Weaving
Part one of a two-part series about 3-D weaving and its current and potential applications
Maestro: A New Weft Monitoring Approach
Itema Weaving's Maestro Weft Monitoring System uses a special software-controlled weft detector that interacts with the loom's electronics for efficient handling of weft selection malfunctions.
Apparel Market: Landscape Of Change
Executives from various links in the supply chain bring to light some of the main drivers changing today's apparel industry.
Insider Advantage (?)
New free trade agreements should help to open markets and enhance competitiveness for U.S. textiles and apparel - but will they?
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
PurThread is developing antimicrobial technology that may help lower infection rates in hospitals by reducing the bioburden on privacy curtains and other textiles used in such environments.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Filter Media For Dust Control
Filter bags made with spunlaced microfiber nonwovens are used to recover dust from production of foodstuffs and other materials and prevent contamination of the recovered products.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
Fibers Focus At Fabric Shows
Textile World looks at new fiber developments and where to find them through the supply chain.