YnFx Textile Monthly PriceWatch Report covers a crisp analysis of the market movements in various textile value chains such as polyester, nylon, acrylic, viscose and cotton. The report is released every month, covering prices of upstream, crude oil and naphtha through the downstream petrochemicals, fibre intermediates, chips, filament yarns, staple fibres and spun yarns of all kinds.
This market information report covers close to 80 price quotes across upstream and downstream sectors in Asia pacific, Europe, and the USA. Apart from pricing, it also covers commentary on market sentiment, price drivers, key policy changes, antidumping, duties, plant shutdown/restart etc.
Online marketing solution firm SEMrush updated its list of the most searched global fashion sites, and H&M took the top spot, knocking Macy’s to the number-two position. Russian e-commerce site Wildberries came in third. Separately, the company said it has rolled out a new platform for Amazon sellers, called Sellerly. “Sellerly allows users to run a split test of different product detail pages to see which of the options gets the most views and better conversions,” the company said in a statement.
Fruit and vegetables are good for us. We all know that. But what if our clothes counted towards our five a day? Would that make the planet healthier, too? We are told the one thing we can do to reduce our carbon emissions is to eat less beef, so the next step would be to wear less leather. We also know that cotton production is water-intensive and polluting. So the next generation of textiles made from apple peel, grape pulp, oranges and pineapples is here not a moment too soon. Never mind eat more greens. What we really need is to wear them.
Ever wondered who cut, dyed or stitched your designer dress? Now, a few ethical brands are giving those nameless ‘karigar credit, and a share of the social media spotlight. Laxmiben Karamta, a pattern cutter who hails from the Rabari tribe, is not your usual fashion model. But just check out Gujarati handcrafted label Okhai’s Instagram page, and you can see a cheerful Laxmiben clad in a red lehenga and black blouse posing in front of a mirror work mud wall, cutting fabric patterns or posing in a pair of sunglasses.