Huafu Fashion Co. Ltd, a major supplier of coloured yarns to the knitting sector, has opened the world’s largest mélange spinning mill. The 5 bn yuan ($735 mn) mill, located in Aksu, Southern Xinjiang province, will see one million spindles installed by the end of the year. The company, which is based in China’s Eastern Zhejiang Province, has also invested 2.5 bn yuan to build a dyeing industrial park in Aksu, which is designed with a capacity for dyeing and printing 100,000 tonne of cotton yarn a year.

Sun Weiting, Chairman of the company, told that the facility also included a fashion designing platform and intelligent and digital machines for developing environmentally-friendly textiles. As the largest cotton grower in China, the Xinjiang region has attracted major textile companies from East and South China to set up branches and factories. Aksu, Kashgar and Hotan in Southern Xinjiang are major producers of cotton. Aksu’s long-staple cotton output accounts for 93 per cent of the country’s total production.