Israeli start-up aiming to create digital revolution for textile industry

Driven by issues of sustainability and fabric waste, Israeli digital dyeing start-up Twine Solutions is aiming to transform the mammoth global textile industry. An estimated 17% to 20% of global industrial water pollution results from dyeing and treating fabrics, with toxins from many of the8,000 synthetic chemicals used for clothing contaminating the world’s vital waterways.…

Turkish group blasts textile worker exposure to potassium permanganate

Workers suffering from respiratory problems and skin irritation, says advocacy group. A report by textile workers advocacy group, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) has revealed that ‘almost all’ workers using potassium permanganate in denim factories are suffering from skin problems and are at risk of contracting the occupation lung disease byssinosis. The NGO interviewed employees…

Textile exports down 1.42pc in FY19

The country’s overall textile sector exports declined 1.42 percent to $13.329 billion in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, as high cost of doing business kept the sector under pressure, latest government data showed. ‘With the government withdrawing zero-rated status of the five export-oriented sectors along with hefty amount of refunds yet to be…

IDTechEx Research Discusses Design Considerations for Electronic Textile

Commercial efforts around electronic textiles have been prominent for at least 25 years, starting with early patents and then early products throughout the 1990s. IDTechEx’s latest research report in the area “E-Textiles 2019-2029: Technologies, Markets and Players,” looks at how e-textile products have changed over time, both in terms of the hardware and the more general…