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Textile Outlook International
Issue 142:
November 2009

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Editorial: Instability and Social Unrest Could Undermine Growth in Garment Sourcing from Low Cost Asian Countries (4 pages)
World textile and apparel trade and production trends: the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, November 2009 (32 pages)
Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2010/11 (11 pages)
Prospects for the Textile and Garment Industry in Pakistan (48 pages)
World Markets for Textile Machinery: Part 3--Knitted Fabric Manufacture (29 pages)
Strategies of Online Clothing Retailers: Gap, Asos, Yoox, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Future Bazaar and Bivolino

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Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2010/11

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European spinners now have their eyes fixed on winter 2011, when they hope that the beginning of a return to normal demand for the fashion industry’s products will trickle down to producers of high quality yarns. Although the number of visitors to European yarn fairs continues to fall, the mood at Pitti Filati in Florence, Italy, and Expofil in Paris, France, has been described as “positive”, and solid business was done. Fabric manufacturers want to be sure of having enough yarn of the right quality when the upturn comes.

Italian yarn sales in 2008 were down by 10% on the year before. But spinners have not allowed the difficult economic situation to interrupt their drive to offer ever finer and more luxurious products. The accent for autumn/winter 2010/11 has been on noble fibres, with alpaca now challenging cashmere as the noble fibre of choice. Ingenious blending of fibres has added to the soft, luxurious feel. New spinning techniques are being deployed to produce yarns which are lighter, airier and softer. Thailand’s Lucky Spinning and three European spinners are producing cotton yarn using the new air vortex technology. Todd & Duncan has made very fine lightweight woollen spun cashmere even lighter by spinning it with a soluble yarn which is dissolved after knitting.

However, the downturn continues to force mills into reorganisation so they will have the financial muscle to profit from any upturn. The Scottish cashmere specialist Todd & Duncan has been sold to the important Chinese cashmere company Ningxia Zhongyin. Two of Italy’s prime spinners, Zegna Baruffa and Filatura di Chiavazza, are planning to amalgamate their businesses. Both these moves are being heralded as positive strategies for the future.

Table of Contents
Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2010/11
  • Restructuring in the European Spinning Sector
  • Yarn Fairs
  • Yarn Trends

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