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3D study charts the size and shape of North Sea offshore workers

The changing shape of North Sea offshore workers over the last three decades is revealed in the findings of a ground-breaking high-tech study just concluded in Aberdeen.   ...

British Wool promotes emerging talent through awards

‘My Country Business Awards’, a competition run by Country Homes & Interiors (CH&I), a home interiors publication has partnered British Wool, to promote entrepreneurs to move their...

More UK Textile Jobs

Longwood based textile company Wooltex UK is creating 56 jobs and extending its premises to meet rising demand,  Huddersfield Examiner  reports. Contract fabrics...

Fluorine free water repellent launched by Archroma

The apparent environmental focus for Archroma’s product development program has seen new product launches including a halogen-free flame retardant coating and a range of biosynthetic dyes. ...

The UK - Recovered fibre exporter

Despite challenging economic conditions and the drop in China's overall imports, Europe's leading recovered fibre exporter - the UK - still succeeded in shipping out larger volumes last year,...

UK organic textiles market continues to grow

The latest Annual Organic Market report by the Soil Association paints a mixed picture for the UK's organic textiles market, with the total turnover of Soil Association-certified organic...

UK textile and apparel sector to create 15,000 jobs

A report which studied the UK textile and apparel sector reveals that a further 15,000 jobs could be created by 2020, making a total of 20,000 since 2013. The report was published by The...

Gala chosen as home of £5M textiles centre

Galashiels is to be home to the new £5million Scottish Centre of Textiles, after a meeting involving the project team and educational professionals. After the meeting in Galashiels on...

ETI launches programme in Leicester garment and textiles sector

The ETI programme tackles issues raised in a report commissioned by ETI and produced by the University of Leicester’s Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures. The report found issues...

Designers create a mood ring for your torso

Clothing  design  studio The Unseen has developed a  new  sculptural jacket that is capable of detecting and reacting to your brain activity, then changing its...

Made in Britain: U.K. factories are back in fashion

Fashion is a fickle business but right now Britain is in vogue. Luxury U.K. labels like Mulberry and  Burberry  are hiring scores of apprentices and other companies are bringing...

Made in Britain: U.K. factories are back in fashion

Fashion is a fickle business but right now Britain is in vogue. Luxury U.K. labels like Mulberry and  Burberry  are hiring scores of apprentices and other companies are bringing...

Made in Britain: U.K. factories are back in fashion

Fashion is a fickle business but right now Britain is in vogue. Luxury U.K. labels like Mulberry and  Burberry  are hiring scores of apprentices and other companies are bringing...

Novel manufacturing methods for functional electronic textiles

The project Novel Manufacturing Methods for Functional Electronic Textiles will receive £2.8m to develop novel manufacturing methods for wearable technology. It will be led by Prof Steve Beeby...

Science that connects: Dow adhesives for packaging, textiles and hygiene

Investment and Innovation Drive Industry Leading Portfolio for Adhesives Applications Further to The Dow Chemical Company's (Dow) strong footprint and market leading portfolio of...

Save energy in textile SMEs

Save Energy in Textile SMEs (SET)  project is launched to enable the European textile SMEs to improve their energy efficiency, achieving tangible and countable economic and...

ZWS announces funding for textile designers

Zero Waste Scotland is offering funding to Scottish textile and apparel designers to help them reduce textile waste. Zero Waste Scotland has announced the fund for innovative...

Growth of man-made fibres

CIRFS: European Man‐made Fibres Association, the Brussels‐based association representing the  European man‐made fibres industry, is glad to announce the publication of its latest...

Scotland's circular economy to be supported by new research hub

The first major research institute in Europe tasked with growing remanufacturing businesses and driving the circular economy has opened today (21 January) in Scotland.   The...

Waterproof breathable textiles market will be worth $1.73bn by 2020

The global waterproof breathable textiles market is expected to reach  USD 1.73 billion  by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing...
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