On the Cover:
Denim trends and related technologies were focal points at textile trade shows held recently in Medellín, Colombia, and New York City. Photograph courtesy of American Denimatrix
Shanghai Salutes The Global Textile Industry
The third edition of ITMA Asia + CITME is expected to be the largest to date.
Spinning With An Air Jet
Air-jet spinning is the latest in a string of technological developments intended to increase production speed and flexibility.
ITMA Technology: Quality Counts
ITMA 2011 exhibitors presented a number of important textile testing and quality control innovations.
Colombia: Ready For Business
The impending U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement and Colombia's fashion and business expertise are attracting U.S. textile companies to find opportunities in the Colombian market.
From The Editor
Business & Financial
Quality Fabric Of The Month
Merino Wool: Performance For All Seasons
Merino State offers new high-performance and eco Merino wool blends for athletic and outdoor applications and for all seasons.
Nonwovens / Technical Textiles
Edelweiss: Eco Improvement For Modal Fiber
Buhler Quality Yarns has introduced yarns made with Lenzing MicroModal Edelweiss fiber, which is bleached using an eco-friendly oxygen-based technology.
Dyeing Printing & Finishing
Knitting / Apparel
Apparel fabric shows address changing buyer demands.