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GOTS links up with Chinese textile body
BCI clarifies expansion plans
GENEVA – The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has provided further details to Ecotextile News about its ambitious expansion strategy, including how it intends to train the necessary farmers and funding streams for the strategy.
Unifi invests to support growth
GREENSBORO – US synthetic yarn supplier Unifi, Inc. has acquired nine DTY (drawn textured yarn) machines, along with a sampling machine, as it increases capacity at its Yadkinville US production facility to support regional volume growth of its premium value added yarns, including its successful ‘Repreve’ recycled polyester range.
GOTS quashes organic cotton market concerns
TEXAS - A spokesperson from GOTS has moved to quickly dispel concerns about the organic cotton market in the wake of the decision by two mills in Mauritius - RT Knits & Ferney Spinning Mill – not to renew their licenses due to a “drastic decrease” in the market for organic cotton textiles and clothing.
Invista accelerates bio-polymer progress
WICHITA – Invista has teamed up with Portuguese biotechnology firm SilicoLife to develop new technologies to enable bio-derived processes for the production of butadiene, a key intermediate chemical used in the manufacture of nylon 6,6 for textile fibres.
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