"Marked by an unrelenting and disruptive consumer revolution, the past decade made mobility a make-or-break factor for fashion retail businesses. Factors responsible for this change included demographic shifts, rise of the smartphone, the ubiquity of the internet, the changing role of stores and competition from unexpe... Read more
"For decades, United States has been inspiring designers to create new and innovative designs but now the growing influence of millennials and Gen Z is forcing them to look to other regions of the country for inspiration. As millennials value experiences over traditional markers of success and adulthood like home owner... Read more
Offering a wide range of premium textiles including bottom weights, suitings, finer fabrics, and household linen since 1897, Birla Century now aims to focus on its brands and export businesses.“We aim to shift 60 per cent of our business to brands and exports in the next two years. For this, we plan to move away ... Read more
"Sicomin has partnered with GREENBOATS on the supply of Green Poxy bio-based resins for the FLAX 27- an 8.2m classically styled day sailer, the most complete natural fibre composite project realised by GREENBOATS to date. Sicomin’s hand lamination and infusion production processes have been optimized for natural ... Read more
A new non-halogenated FR compound called PAL...VersaCHAR can achieve a new level of flame retardant performance as a coating for nonwovens and technical textiles.
It is being introduced by Dynamic Modifiers, a specialty compounder focused on custom polyolefin compounds and concentrates, based in Atlanta, Georgia.
P... Read more
"The AW20 edition of Scoop, the UK’s leading premium contemporary womenswear show located at Old Billingsgate Market London from the 9th – 11th February, 2020 will see a meeting of minds and a discussion on slow fashion with fashion disruptor Caryn Franklin, designer Gary James McQueen, and Samuel Thomas an... Read more
"Caught in a cross fire, Vietnam is currently being squeezed between two economic superpowers -- the US and China. While it needs free access to the American market to keep its export-powered growth story going, the country also heavily relies on Chinese imports that span everything from yarn to chemicals and machines ... Read more
“Robots can be assigned specific tasks, they cannot handle the entire system”-Mohanty, Country Manager, Macpi Italy.
Though the previous year was challenging for the apparel industry, the situation is likely to improve in 2020. Our neighbors like Bangladesh and Vietnam are enhancing their industrie... Read more
"UK Trade Policy Observatory foresees, Brexit to impact the manufacturing sector which would lead to a significant drop in exports. However, continental manufacturers and retailers fear that UK operating outside the regulatory sphere of EU will be at an unfair advantage. Britian want to finalise this trade deal within ... Read more
"A new report ‘Winning in Disruptive Times’ by FICCI-Wazir Advisors says, in order to compete with global counterparts, India needs to upgrade its manufacturing standards and service orientation. Also, Indian companies need to build digitally enabled smart factories besides focusing on skilling of middle an... Read more
"Though brands remain committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, buy carbon offsets and develop new sustainable materials, experts have raised doubts over the genuineness of these commitments. This is owing to the fact that though the industry has been introducing innovations periodically besides running pilot proje... Read more
"The focus of most denim brands in 2020 will be on sustainability as they introduce new initiatives to eliminate hazardous chemicals such as per- and polyfluorinated chemicals from their supply chains. Pioneering this campaign is G-Star, the Dutch denim brand which henceforth plans to use only 100 per cent sustainably ... Read more
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union 2020-21, on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Budget addressed following important points related to textile, apparel and fashion industry:
• Anti-dumping duty on PTA abolished
• National Technical Textiles Mission to be set up
• Review of Rules of O... Read more
At the 34th edition of CPM – COLLECTION PREMIÈRE MOSCOW from 24-27 February 2020, around 1,300 brands from 30 countries will be showcasing their autumn/winter 2020/21 collections on the exhibition grounds of Moscow’s Expocentre. An average of 20,000 buyers from Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union ... Read more