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Review: Heimtextil Desired beginning for Home Segment in 2016

The increased participation, purposeful visitation and positive vibes received at the Heimtextil, held recently in Frankfurt, proved a perfect beginning to 2016 for the home furnishing industry. As per the organizers, there were over 69,000 trade visitors (2015: 67,861) and 2,866 exhibitors (2015: 2,723) from across the world converging at the event. This time, near about 400 Indian home furnishing exporters participated in the show, and many in discussion with Apparel Online, accepted that this […]


Sports towels containing Evolon developed by Freudenberg Performance Materials

Innovative technical textiles manufacturer, Freudenberg Performance Materials have developed sports towels using their Evolon microfilament fabric which can absorb four times its own weight in water, providing users with excellent wiping performance. It dries two to three times more quickly than traditional towels and can be washed at a temperature up to 95 degree Celsius. With a weight of 100g/m² and the exceptional density of the microfilaments, towels made from Evolon are ultra-light and take […]


Panipat textile units oppose new tax

The Panipat textile units began a two day closure opposing the levying of 13.25 per cent VAT on products like bedsheets, cushion covers, terry towels, curtains and other items stating that it would run over the local textile industry which is currently facing tough competition from the Chinese imports. Roshan Lal Gupta, VP, Haryana-Vyapar Mandal mentioned that the entrepreneurs had long back made an appeal to the state government to take back the new levy. […]


Oracle Exports adds new buyers

The Indian home furnishing market has been forecasted to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 8 per cent over the next five years. Taking advantage, there are companies moving ahead with double digit growth, and Mumbai based vertical integrated company Oracle Exports is one such company. Just 11 years old, the company has added 7 new buyers recently from the US, Australia and New Zealand and is expecting good growth from these new […]

October 16, 2013


Oeko-Tex Test Criteria 2013 for Babies & Toddlers released

The Zurich (Switzerland)-based Oeko-Tex Standard 100, developed in 1992, is an international testing and certification system for apparel and textiles products, limiting the use of certain chemicals. Recently the association has announced the updated applicable test criteria and limit values under Oeko-Tex Standard 100. Under the new parameters, textiles submitted for certification will in future be tested for eight additional polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). In product category ‘1’, which includes textile products for babies and […]

February 1, 2013