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LIVA @ Kolkata Fashion Expo
This March, the textile fraternity saw the launch like no other; Birla Cellulose did a grand launch of its fabric brand, LIVA with their new stylish brand ambassador Kangana Ranaut. Expected to play a key role in producing excellent fabric to the fore, LIVA is an endeavour to reach out to the end consumer with a quality offering that is in line with current fashion trends.
Japan cotton traders join ICA´s ´safe trading´ community
Joining some of the world´s major cotton organisations, the Japan Cotton Traders´ Association (JCTA) has become a member of the International Cotton Association (ICA) and officially joined its ´safe trading´ community.
Jesse W Curlee retires from Supima
Following an illustrious career that has spanned over three and a half decades at Supima, Jesse W Curlee, President/CEO, has announced to the Supima Board of Directors that he will retire effective December 31, 2015. Curlee´s stewardship of the organisation during his tenure has covered a remarkable career of more than 36 years of service to Supima, its producer members and the American Pima cotton industry.
Key quality parameters: A practical challenge
Ambitious yarn spinners quickly learn that key performance indicators (KPI) are closely linked with quality ´ especially at the higher levels of the market, as an example from China shows. Achieving consistent quality, reducing waste and avoiding the risk of packages ruined by outliers are critical objectives, attainable only by implementing systematic quality management.
Bangla spinners seek warehousing facility
Bangladeshi spinners demand introduction of warehousing facility for cotton trade to reduce lead-time and ensure the timely sourcing of the fibre. Under the facility, merchants from different countries will store cotton at Chittagong port warehouses to sell out their cotton to the local cotton importers and spinners.
BCI joins the ICA
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has become a member of the ICA, which has the following as its members: Supima, Bangladesh Cotton Association, the Brazilian Association of Cotton Producers, Spinners & Weavers
Two-stage solution for contamination challenges
USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD and USTER® QUANTUM 3 put Bangladesh spinners on course for export growth.
All along the textile value chain, customers are becoming more and more demanding, and it is usually the spinners who have to rise to the challenges.
Cotton woes pile up
Cotton price is still down, and the global acreage is likely to follow suit. China´s warehoused cotton poses quality problem but in the medium-term, there could be reliefs with the demand for cotton from countries like India going up.