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High Plains of Texas expect bigger cotton crop
Harvey has come and gone and the impact Irma will have on cotton is yet to be seen. Having caused havoc in the Caribbean, category-4 hurricane Irma after slamming Florida coast according to forecasts, may move upward to South Carolina and Georgia. What influence it will have on cotton in the southern cotton growing regions like Georgia is not clear.
Bumper cotton crop in Texas?
All eyes were on Texas recently, when hurricane Harvey hit South East Texas. Major industrial sectors in Texas such as cotton, oil refinery and transportation have been hard hit by the natural disaster.
Largest cotton crop in 11 years in US
The Texas Farm Bureau estimates the cotton crop in the US could be the largest in 11 years, citing a report from the US Department of Agriculture.
Why cotton scores over synthetics!
Cotton’s natural benefits and improved manufacturing practices are enabling it to penetrate into high performance and active wear markets.
Future fibres hub in Australia
Australian government’s research council has supported the creation of Aus$13.2 million hub with the support from Deakin University and industry partners. The center is part of the Institute of Frontier Materials at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia. The hub will enable Australia to be a leader in fibre research and development and will also support Geelong to be a hub for future advanced fibre manufacturing.
Ramkumar wins major award
Texas Tech University professor Seshadri Ramkumar has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 President’s Excellence in Commercialization Award. Ramkumar, a professor of technical textiles and countermeasures to chemical threats in Texas Tech’s Department of Environmental Toxicology and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), is being recognised for his revolutionary contributions to nonwoven materials.
Resale of branded textiles offers new scope
Reselling fashion and branded textiles offers new opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. In the West, particularly, where garage and yard sales are common, extending this concept to re-sell high fashion and branded items may offer good scope for starting new business ventures.
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