Sibylle Michel


Each morning the keynote speakers will open the programme with exciting statements and lectures. © Irina Sokolovskaya/

17/03/2021 – 35th International Cotton Conference Bremen

35th International Cotton Conference Bremen

Keynotes: Sustainability, transparency and responsibility

Around 400 participants from over 30 countries have registered for the conference, which takes place on 17 and 18 March. By  Sibylle Michel

From 17 – 19 March, over 2,500 exhibitors will be joining the fair to cover an exhibition area of nearly 160,000 sqm. © Messe Frankfurt

16/03/2021 – From denim to functional fabrics and sustainable textiles

From denim to functional fabrics and sustainable textiles

Intertextile Apparel Spring Edition offers it all

As Intertextile Apparel’s next edition starts tomorrow, March 17, fairgoers can look forward to an all-round, comprehensive sourcing experience. By  Sibylle Michel

Due to the ongoing uncertainties around the pandemic, the organizers have decided to hold the trade show trio in May on a digital basis. The 48 Hours PSI Digital will kick off from May 19–21, 2021. © Reed Exhibitions

15/03/2021 – New: “Digital Friday” from June until January 2022

New: “Digital Friday” from June until January 2022

PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom 2021 will take place online

The trade show trio of PSI, PromoTex Expo and viscom, planned for 18–20 May, will take place this year online. The next physical PSI is planned for January ... By  Sibylle Michel

The hybrid showcase increases opportunities for both exhibitors and buyers. © Messe Frankfurt

12/03/2021 – Dedicated to the latest industry trends

Dedicated to the latest industry trends

Exhibitors ready to open Yarn Expo

Opening its doors next Wednesday, Yarn Expo Spring will gather the yarn and fibre industry for three days of networking, sourcing and business exchange. ... By  Sibylle Michel

Trade reports indicate that under the MSP program, the Government of India has set a target to procure 2.1 million tonnes of seed cotton in 2020/21, which is almost 19 percent more than the procurement done in 2019/20. © Bremer Baumwollbörse

30/11/2020 – Cotton in India

Cotton in India

Production affected by heavy rains

According to rainfall data published by the Indian Meteorological Department, excess rains in major cotton growing states have led to flooding of crop ... By  Sibylle Michel

Today, agriculture accounts for 70 percent of global water use. Global cotton production makes up 3 percent of total agricultural water. © Kayros Studio / Korchmar Petro /

23/11/2020 – Irrigation of cotton

Irrigation of cotton

Extra water savings with progressive methods

Precisely adjusted irrigation supports the plant’s development and is able to improve quality and yield considerably. By  Sibylle Michel

The following four departments comprise approximately 90 percent of Benin’s total production: Alibori (47 percent), Borgou (20 percent), Atakora (19 percent), and Collines (4 percent). © Bremer Baumwollbörse

19/11/2020 – Benin/West Africa

Benin/West Africa

Lower production prospects despite higher yields

Production prospects indicate Benin will be West Africa’s leading cotton producer this year, despite planted area being less than last year. By  Sibylle Michel