Profiles of 21 innovative Taiwanese textile companies
Taiwan has become one of the world's leading suppliers of functional textiles as a result of its significant investments in research and development (R&D) and cutting-edge technologies. Indeed, the Taiwanese government is encouraging further development in the industry and is striving for it to become a fashion design centre for the Asia-Pacific region. Every year, the latest innovations from Taiwanese textile companies are showcased at the Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS). The author of the report attended the latest edition of TITAS which was held in Taipei, Taiwan, during October 17-19, 2016 where she interviewed exhibitors and identified the key players. This report includes an overview of the Taiwanese textile industry and the challenges and opportunities it faces. It also includes highlights from the latest edition of TITAS and profiles 21 innovative companies, namely: Asiatic Fiber Corporation (AFC); Chia Her; Eclat; Ever Shine Y & F; Everlight Chemical; Evertex Fabrinology; Far Eastern New Century (FENC); Formosa Taffeta (FTC); Four Elements Energy Biotechnology (Four Elements); GrandeTex Development (GrandeTex); Jintex; Kingwhale; Nanpao Resins Chemical (Nanpao Resins); New Wide Group; O.Mosa Knitwear; Paiho Group; Premiere Fashion; Singtex; Tai Yuen Textile; TexRay Industrial (TexRay); and Tri Ocean Textile (Tri Ocean).