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  • From today on 25 March, India will be under complete lockdown as it looks to stave off the coronavirus epidemic that is quickly spreading within its borders.Some parts of the country had been locked down for the past two days, but starting today, movement will be restricted nationwide for the next 21 days, with limited exceptions.“From 12 midnight tonight, the entire country will go under a complete lockdown,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday.Figure:India shuts factories, locks
  • Almost all the entire earthmen have been advised for self-isolation ‘Remain at your home. Do not go to work, school, restaurant or public areas. Separate yourself from other people. Stay in a well-ventilated room with a window to the outside that can be opened but Keep the door closed. Many areas, offices, schools have locked down and companies like JP Morgan, Twitter advised their people to work from home. In Bangladesh, some companies also have started the same practice and many companies have
  • Zara owner Inditex may soon be stitching hospital scrubs, helping its home country Spain fight the coronavirus epidemic.Inditex last week informed that the epidemic had shut nearly half its stores around the world.It was studying converting part of its textile manufacturing capacity in Spain to produce hospital gowns. It also said it would make available to Spain its vast logistics and supplier network, especially in China, to “meet Spain’s emergency needs of both medical and textile materials”
  • LISBON - The 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference - which was due to be held in Lisbon in June - has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), which organises the event, has decided the conference will now be held in the Portuguese capital city on 2–4 March 2021.BCI leaders said the decision had not been taken lightly but felt it was the most "responsible approach" to safeguard the health and wellbeing of staff, members, partners and st
  • The April edition of Performance Days in Munich will not now take place in its usual form. The event was to run on April 22 and 23.Organiser, Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult, announced on March 25 that it was cancelling the event and that it would not seek to rearrange it later in the year (a second 2020 edition of Performance Days is due to take place in Munich on October 28 and 29).Instead, Design & Development GmbH Textile Consult said it wanted to find a way to allow Perfor
  • MANCHESTER – Scientists have found a new way in which microplastics and textile microfibres find their way into deep sea marine environments – through submarine avalanches.It’s estimated that over 10 million tons of plastic pollution is exported into the oceans each year with around 99 per cent of this is stored in the deep sea. However, it was previously not known how plastic pollution gets to the deep sea from land.The researchers say that studying the distribution of different types of marine
  • AMSTERDAM – Denim trade fair Kingpins is to host a two day online event in place of its Amsterdam event which was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.'Kingpins24' will take place on 22-23 April, the same dates when the Kingpins Amsterdam denim trade show would have taken place. It will go live at 9am CET on April 22 via the Kingpins' website-www.kingpinsshow.com- and wrap up at midnight on April 23.“We, as a whole, are resilient, resourceful and optimistic,” said Kingpins foun
  • ITM 2020 International Textile Machinery Exhibition and HIGHTEX 2020 International Technical Textile & Nonwoven Trade Fair, organized with the partnership of Tüyap Tüm Fuarcılık Yapım A.Ş and Teknik Fuarcılık A.Ş to be held in Istanbul Tüyap Convention and Congress Center this year between June 2-6, have been postponed to 14-18 July 2020, as a result of decisions taken by World Health Organization (WHO) and Turkey – Ministry of Health.The ITM and HIGHTEX Project Groups, see their primary res
  • Agricultural waste burned in fields across states around Delhi would be enough to replace over half of global cotton production by building bio-refineries and textile fibre production plants to make efficient use of biomass, according toFaizur Rehman, head of Fortum India’s Bio2Xprogramme. This would help improve air quality and carbon dioxide levels.Pic: ShutterstockFortum is a Finnish state-owned energy companyfocusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Russia and India. Fortum operat
  • Following an increase in the number of brands integrating recycled materials into their items, sorted post-consumer textiles tend to struggle to find appropriate end markets that maintain their full value. The problem is to accelerate consumption and disposal practices which cause textiles to enter the market quickly to reach their end of use.Main market readiness challenges and the adoption of such materials include difficulties in separating fiber blends, accessible textile-to-textile recyclin
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