ITMA 2019 - New Developments in Fibers, Yarns and Fabrics

Kavita Mathur

Abstract


This paper highlights new developments in fibers, yarns and fabrics from the ITMA 2019 show, which took place in Barcelona, Spain. Fiber and yarn chapter was launched in 2011 in response to industry demands for a comprehensive, one-stop sourcing platform for textile and garment manufacturers and since then this chapter has been growing. For ITMA 2015, this chapter included another subchapter on recycled fibers and yarns to support textile and garment industries commitment to sustainability. In the 2019 show, this chapter was expanded to include an innovative fabrics section as part of the yarns and fibers chapter. The fiber, yarn and fabric chapter offered innovative and eco-friendly raw material solutions to support these industries with a large focus towards recycling, waste reduction, and production efficiency. This paper highlights the sustainability initiatives exhibited by various companies in this chapter at ITMA 2019.

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