India – Silk exports decline

In one of the new casualties of the global financial slowdown, the Indian silk industry, which has fair SME-presence, has registered an export decline of 10% from Rs 3,178 crore in 2008-09 to Rs 2,871 crore during 2009-10. Although the Union Textile Ministry had set a target of Rs 4,150 crore for the last financial year, according to the Central Silk Board (CSB) only 67% of the target could be achieved.
In this context, Pankaj Bothra, owner of Maitri, a small-sized unit in Ahmedabad which manufactures and exports silk garments, said, “There has definitely been a decline in export of silk garments to the US which can be attributed to the fact that American consumers are not spending a lot on lifestyle products or luxury fabrics or apparels these days.”
Incidentally, America’s inclination towards Chinese silk products is also being attributed as one of the major reasons behind the decline in silk exports. A major share of India’s silk exports is contributed by the SME sector with products such as natural silk yarn, fabrics, readymade garments, silk carpet and silk waste.
“There has also been a decline in silk exports to Eastern European countries. Besides the global financial slowdown, the frequent currency fluctuations are also restricting silk export to these countries,” said Rajesh Nahar, owner of Cbazaar, a mid-sized unit in Chennai which manufactures, supplies and exports ladies garments.
Notably, India’s silk export to countries such as Hong Kong, the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain had also declined during 2009-10, which reflects the poor performance of Indian silk-export based SMEs in these countries. Under the circumstances, the Textile Ministry’s prediction last year that silk exports would reach Rs 7,000 crore by 2012 is unlikely to materialise.

Jiaxing, Huzhou Mid-Autumn Silkworm Eggs reduced

Since ancient times, Zhejiang Jiaxing and Huzhou are known as “land of fish and rice” and “capital of Silk”. But in the recent years, Sericulturist is not so initiative in silkworm breeding. Amount of Mid-Autumn silkworm egg this year  have a  obvious decline.
This year, the growth of cocoon silk industry is optimistic, cocoon price hits a new high record. Raw silk prices broke through 300.000 yuan per ton.The sericulture production is more profitable,therefore the amount of Mid-Autumn Silkworm egg should increase. But according to the information from  price monitoring center of Jiaxing and Huzhou on the 8th of Sep , the preliminary statistics show Huzhou  Mid-Autumn Silkworm number is 67,492 PCs of silkworm egg paper, down 2,999 or 4.3%, compare to the same time last year; Jiaxing Mid-Autumn silkworm egg paper is 89361.2, 12801.3 or 12.53%less than last year.
Price monitoring center of Jiaxing City declare,though the amount of summer silkworm egg  has a significant increase but the Mid-Autumn silkworm egg amount still have a significant decline like the spring.This is mainly caused by the influx of illegal silkworm from foreign market , and the quantity is increasing. According to estimation, inflows account  for around 30% of the unified silkworm.

Star Substitutes for cotton All kinds plant fiber on show Brilliantly

Low-carbon green living is becoming popular in all groups.As we all realize it is not just a slogan for environmental protection, rather than put into specific actions through which to get proven. In such Macor environment, what is the new requirement for the clothing, the first place demand of living?

With the improvement in the quality of modern life, the requirements for clothing is being higher and higher,which is no longer limited to the style,the more was emphasis on whether the clothing fabric is comfortable and environmentally friendly.

Recently,the rise of cotton price leads to the higher costs throughout the production chain.The price  have to rise for the whole Series products of the production chain, which gives the chance for emerge of new clothing fabric. The corn fiber, bamboo fiber, the new style hemp fiber etc.,the substitutes for cotton all show on stage brilliantly.These bio-based material can save more water and pesticides in production,which meet the requirements of whole society for “low carbon living”.

The garment are known as “eco-clothing”, which is manufactured by these natural plant and animal materials ,such as cotton, linen, silk, fur and the other new low-carbon green fabric.They take natural plants and animals as raw materials and pass the virus detection,possess appropriate symbol. When they meet the today’s enviroment protection trend and the internal requirements for return to ancient,the
” eco-clothing “is becoming the new trend of fashion filed. They reflect the environment protection awareness,not only from the sytle and color design, but also from the material selection from fabric to the buttons,zippers and other accessories,which are also employed non-polluting natural raw materials, avoid chemical dying and printing materials which will harm and destory the environment. From raw materials process to final products manufacture, all factors are taken into account from the point of environment protection,

For clothing design, no matter start from style or fabric, not only if the clothing is comfortable or stylish should be considered, the more important is if it meet the requirements of environmental protection. Low carbon, Green is the future trends of the fabric.

Hangzhou Silk targeting Muslim dress

The second Western China (Yinchuan) Clothing & Accessories Arts Festival and the Third China (Ningxia) International Cashmere Fair open on September 3.
As silk fabric texture is very suitable for making Muslim dress,China Hangzhou Silk City  Pavilion attracted a large number of Muslim businessmen to negotiate and seek for cooperation.

In China Hangzhou Silk City exhibition area, a collection of 15 well-known enterprises,
hundreds of brand silk fashion, silk bedding, silk pajamas, silk hand-painted silk scarves of the “Dali” “Cathaya” “Wansili” and other well-known brands are on show.

“In recent years,Hangzhou have increased efforts to support band establishment and encouraged the silk enterprise to show in domestic and abroad exhibition, thereby to promote the silk culture,enhance the opportunities for cooperation. “Said Jane Liang, head of Hangzhou Silk City Exhibition Group. This time,the Hangzhou Silk city organized exbition groups for apparel section, is to seek the long-term cooperation with Ningxia Muslim Dress manufacturer.

2010 China International Home Textiles Silk Brocade promote the national Quintessence

2010 China International Home Textiles and Accessories Fair has ended. The breakthrough new  bamboo fiber, amazing Hangzhou Silk and NanJing Brocade(Nanjing Yunjin),bring a fresh air in the hustle and bustle of the city.

As the developent of the new technology,the silk is not so precious as the past.When civilians can afford to use it, the silk is becoming common due to the sole form. In this exhibition, silk bring a big surprise to the visitors. The silk material is still the same, but the hand feeling is completely different, attribute mainly to advances in technology, not only weaving method is changed, but also some drawbacks in the past are removed.It is more convenient from production to usage. Like silk in China,Nanjing Brocade also has a high status in the textiles history.Currently, it is also broadly employed in the home textile industry,which is involved no matter bedding, pillow cased or curtains and the others.The vistors are pleased to see National Quintessence is getting promoted.

Respect for nature,make life simple, it is also a kind of envoirement protection. At the scene on show, products emphasizing the concept of natural are seen everywhere. In recent years, the development of bamboo fiber is amazing.Except the bamboo flooring, the bamboo fiber products is becoming the focus in the business, as to its unique hand feeling and renewable property. Compared to the wide range of applications of other materials, bamboo fiber applications just stop at the field of towels, underwear and the like.It is no doubt that it it most possible that the bamboo fiber will boom in home textile industry in the near future. Except the natural materials, a number of brands start to pursue the process in natural and environment protection.They trend to employ pure natual material in the dyeing agent usage, especially in those related to children’s textiles,which is really considerate.