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The Fiber Year 2021 – Most see double-digit declines in textile and apparel exports

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Decoupling resource use from resource growth is the goal, says The Renewal Workshop

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The Fiber Year 2021 – Executive Fiber Summary

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Top 10 textile and apparel exporters

The Fiber Year, now in its 21st edition, includes textile and clothing trade data for 60 countries, of which the vast majority contracted at double-digit rates. Just two industries out of the 20 largest exporting nations, with the European Union viewed as an entire region included, managed to grow their export values. China’s surging facemask …

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Of all the garments processed by The Renewal Workshop over the past two years, around 50% have been resold without any repair work carried out.

The textile and apparel industry’s linear business model of make, use and dump has been perfected over many decades and ensures that the 80 billion new pieces of clothing now produced each year are worn on average only four times. It’s an unacceptable status quo many are now trying to change, including The Renewal Workshop …

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Fiber arrangement for facemask materials

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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Dynamics in supply 2020

World fiber supply was razor-thin in the red, subsequent fabric processing sharply plummeted and the projection of final demand at the retail stage based on 15 markets with a total population of 3.1 billion was even a little stronger below previous year. Diverging dynamics along the value chain came as a surprise because manmade fibers …

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Don’t make these mistakes when you sell your business

What could be more disheartening in going through the process of selling your business than getting ready to sit at the table with the “perfect” buyer who is willing to pay more than you had hoped for, and suddenly it all comes apart? It does not have to be this way. With the proper planning …

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