The Fiber Year

Andreas W. Engelhardt, former senior manager at Oerlikon Textile International Business, is the founder and president of The Fiber Year GmbH. The company’s target is to provide international expertise, analyses, strategy consulting and customized solutions. The company’s strategic advantage after broadening its scope is to offer a holistic approach from fibers to fabrics following the general idea to bridge fiber and filament manufacturing with subsequent processing activities in knitting, weaving and nonwovens fabric production.


25. March 2024

Textile Industry Crisis

Global EconomyThe global economy has been facing serious headwinds even if last year mostly ended in better shape than expected. Inflation is in descent in much […]
1. December 2023

Double-Digit Drop in Import Value

The depressed condition of the global textile and apparel industry will be illustrated by import flows during the first three quarters into major industrialized countries. The […]
18. August 2023

The Fabric Year 2023

Preface:Initial idea for this report was to structure market forces of the entire fabric industry in the absence of official data. Target is to present long-term […]

Fiber Outlook 2022/23

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