Geopolitics of Globalisation – How the world changed, and why the future will bear more challenges for the Textile Industry

At the ITMF Conference 2019 in Porto, Portugal, the former Foreign Minister of Portugal delivered a geopolitical oversight on October 21, 2019, with so much food for thought for the textile relevant industries that we considered the presentation for worthy to be published in a TextileFuture Newsletter.

By guest author Paulo Portas, former Foreign Minister of Portugal:

Last week’s TextileFuture Newsletter

A Swiss pioneer Private Bank celebrates 30 years of sustainable investment

Here follow the highlights of TextileFuture News during last week. For quick and convenient access just click on the item.


Avery Dennison wins 2019 Innovations in Sustainability Award

NIKIN becomes the Swiss Brand of the year 2019-20


EU Extends Brexit Deadline until January 31, 2020


Bulgari CEO sees China Jewellery Sales rising amid slowing Economy


Suominen Corporation’s Interim Report for January 1– September 30, 2019: Strong cash flow and improved operating profit

Greater competition and new price level hallmarks of the first nine months of Covestro


USDA Cotton – World Markets and Trade latest updates


A Success – IFAI Expo Attracts Strong Attendance in Orlando


Time to say goodbye for EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker


Finland chosen as one of best places to be a woman


On the front foot – new SABIC foam solution for footwear

Bulleit Launches Limited-Edition 3D Printed Sneakers as part of Its Frontier Works: 3D Printed Frontier Experienca

Innovation Centre

Gerber Redefines Technology Experience – Announces Grand Opening of New York City Innovation Centre


Investors are too Fashion-Forward at Gucci

Tiffany receives USD 14.5 Billion takeover offer From LVMH


BASF reduces size of Board of Executive Directors from seven to six members

Nike CEO Mark Parker to step down—ex-eBay CEO John Donahoe to replace him and other important top notch changes

Rakuten Rewards appoints Kristen Gall as President


Second Covestro Start-up Challenge focuses on circular economy

Success in China

Nonwoven geotextile produced with Fare’ Spunbond line approved by China’s official quality certification


The Sustainable Denim Revolution arrives with One Million Litres and DryIndigo Technology to KingPins Amsterdam 

Tackling plastic waste: Kaneka highlights bio-based and biodegradable polymer technology at K 2019

Measuring sustainability – GENESIS – M&J Group sets new standards in garment manufacturing

Textile Machinery Data

Global (Textile) Machinery Market (part 2)


WTO Dispute Settlement Body

Statement by EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström on the U.S. countermeasures in the Airbus dispute

The EU and Norway agree on an interim appeal system in wake of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body blockage 

Young Talents

Archroma joins One Young World with first ever delegation of young talents


Webinar by WIPO on Intellectual Property Rights in Agricultural Research for Development

RFID Tag Webinar