The fiber and yarn chapter was launched at ITMA 2011 in Barcelona in response to industry demands for a comprehensive, one-stop sourcing platform for textile and garment manufacturers. Since its addition to ITMA, this chapter has continued to grow. At ITMA 2015, the chapter included another subchapter on recycled fibers and yarns to support the industry’s commitment to sustainability. For ITMA 2019, the chapter was expanded to include an innovative fabrics section as well. The fiber, yarn and fabric chapter offered innovative and eco-friendly solutions with a focus on recycling, waste reduction and production efficiency at ITMA 2019.

According to a new report from Grand View Research, the global textile market was valued at $925.3 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach approximately $1.2 trillion by 2025 at a compound annual growth rate of 4.24 percent. Within this growth, the textile yarn market is estimated to be worth $12.6 billion by 2020 according to B2B research company MarketsandMarkets™. As the global textile industry continues to grow, it is generating greater demand for raw materials, novel applications and new production processes. Read More