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Fast fashion brands come under fire for involvement in forced labor

Fast fashion brands come under fire for involvement in forced labor

   Fast fashion brands, Uniqlo, Inditex, Skechers USA and French apparel group SMCP have come under fire after a French legal association Sherpa, human rights NGO Collectif Ethique Sur L’etiquette, the Uyghur Institute of Europe and an individual Uyghur victim filed a complaint against them with the ... Read more

COVID-19 leads to the rise of discreet luxury fashion in China

COVID-19 leads to the rise of discreet luxury fashion in China

  The pandemic has created immense opportunities for Chinese luxury fashion with European brands opening new stores, expanding digital operations and boosting e-commerce activities in the country. According to Maura Maggioni, CEO-Asia Pacific, Golden Goose, China houses the entire world’s purchasing capac... Read more

Italian hosiery sector opt for eco-textiles, innovations to move ahead duri…

Italian hosiery sector opt for eco-textiles, innovations to move ahead during pandemic

  Driven by technological innovation and sustainability, the Italian hosiery sector is growing at a robust pace even in the midst of the global pandemic. As per a Knitting Industry report, pandemic has increased the sector’s sustainability awareness and its use of eco-textiles. Alessandro Gallesi, Preside... Read more

Slowdown in EU, US create new opportunities for Chinese textiles and appare…

Slowdown in EU, US create new opportunities for Chinese textiles and apparels

  The bull run that the Chinese textile and apparel industry experienced from November 2020 lasted until March 2021. However, by mid-M arch, the Chinese market started gradually weakening as in 2020 the US retail market struggled with inventory stabilization and recovery. US’ imports of textiles and appa... Read more

India’s yarn exports increase in February 2021 as fibre exports decline

India’s yarn exports increase in February 2021 as fibre exports decline

  In February 2021, India’s export of basic textiles comprising fibres, spun and filament yarns increased 24 per cent Y-o-Y to $822 million. As per a report by Textile Value Chain, they accounted for about 2.9 per cent of total merchandise exported from India during the month. Driven by a sharp increase i... Read more

HKTDC International Sourcing Show underlines brands’ need to focus on consu…

HKTDC International Sourcing Show underlines brands’ need to focus on consumers’ well-being

  In the webinar titled ‘The Perfect Storm: Future-Proofing Your Fashion Business’, Michael Ho, Marketing & Brand Partnerships Manager, Zalora, described 2020 as a year of expansion. The webinar was a part of the three fashion-related webinars hosted by the Online HKTDC International Sourcing Sh... Read more

Denimazing shows the way as a virtual marketplace for denim companies

Denimazing shows the way as a virtual marketplace for denim companies

  It’s said, winners seek opportunity in every adversity. So, when 2020 forced retailers to shut physical stores, Laura Pianazza, Founder, Denimazing, came up with a unique idea of launching an online platform for facilitating B2Bb/B2C sales of denims. Denimazing, the platform is a combination of two wor... Read more

Innovation and resilience to boost Bangladesh denim industry’s growth level…

Innovation and resilience to boost Bangladesh denim industry’s growth levels

  From production of basic wear, the Bangladesh and garment industry is fast transforming into a manufacturer of sophisticated garments aided by high-end technologies. A large part of this growth is being led by the denim industry, says a Denim Focus report. Already a reputed name in the world denim market, Ba... Read more

A new EU legislation may help thwart ‘land grab’ culture in Uzbekistan

A new EU legislation may help thwart ‘land grab’ culture in Uzbekistan

  The ban on Xinjiang cotton has shifted apparel brands’ attention to Uzbek cotton as well. As Apparel Insider report, huge tracts of land in Uzbekistan are being transferred to private operators for cotton cultivation. However, this has left many farmers destitute and poor. Farmers in the country are bei... Read more

COVID 19: An opportunity for luxury brands to create stronger value

COVID 19: An opportunity for luxury brands to create stronger value

  The pandemic has brought profound challenges for the global luxury goods industry. As per a Bain & Company report, luxury goods sales fell to $331 billion in 2020. They are expected to reach 2019 levels only 2022-end or early 2023. A Forbes report estimates 2021 to be a year of transition for the luxury f... Read more

Green energy projects need policy support to boost COVID-19 recovery

Green energy projects need policy support to boost COVID-19 recovery

  Nearly all governments across the world have announced fiscal stimulus packages for their economies to recover from the effects of COVID-19. However, the proportion of funds allotted for sustainability initiatives in these packages is much lower than those announced during the Great Recession, says a report b... Read more

Ready To Show & Virtual Fashion Tour Italy successfully concluded

Ready To Show & Virtual Fashion Tour Italy successfully concluded

   Ready To Show & Virtual Fashion Tour, Italy the duo virtual concurrent events were concluded successfully recently. Held between March 16-19, 2021, the virtual events, first of its kind, were aimed at giving international apparels, accessories, textiles and leather manufacturers direct access for so... Read more

RMG focus can help Pakistan counter impending textile slowdown

RMG focus can help Pakistan counter impending textile slowdown

  As against the entire world, COVID-19 has proved to be a blessing in disguise for the Pakistan textile sector. The country has not only received backlogged orders but also orders diverted from other regional countries like India and Bangladesh. As per Business Recorder, against 5.6 per cent growth recorded du... Read more

Securing workers’ rights a major step towards building a better future

Securing workers’ rights a major step towards building a better future

  With order cancellations and payment deferrals becoming the order of the day during the pandemic, factory owners started laying off workers without paying even their due wages. As per an Al Jazeera report, some of these workers hail from countries that do not offer social security. In February 2020, a garment... Read more

Indonesia needs to focus on trade promotions to boost falling T&A expor…

Indonesia needs to focus on trade promotions to boost falling T&A exports

  COVID-19 changed public consumption patterns across the world last year. As per Indonesia’s industry ministry, consumption of textile and apparel products (T&A) declined to -8.8 per cent on an annual basis during the year. And as Redma Wirawasta, Secretary General, Association of Indonesian Fiber an... Read more

China needs to drive up use of lyocell fibers in textile industry

China needs to drive up use of lyocell fibers in textile industry

  Despite being known as the green fiber of the 21st century, prices of lyocell’s prices increased only 6 per cent in January-February 2021 period, while prices of most other fibers increased over 30 per cent. As per a CCF Group report, one reason for this is the slackness in demand due to China’s L... Read more

Pandemic leaves a permanent mark on fashion retail

Pandemic leaves a permanent mark on fashion retail

  The pandemic caused a seismic shift in fashion retail last year and retailers expect this change continue in future. Figures from UK’s Office of National Statistics show, fashion sales plunged 75.7 per cent and 49.3 per cent in March and April last year. By the end of the year, clothing sales declined a... Read more

Digital-first strategy makes fashion companies future-ready

Digital-first strategy makes fashion companies future-ready

  To tide over disruptions like COVID-19 and become future-ready, fashion companies need to align themselves to new trends, says a new survey by IMD’s Center for Future Readiness. Pointing to the latest financial results of footwear and apparel brand Nike, the survey highlights its sales growth to $10.36 ... Read more

Cutting consumption can reduce industry’s reliance on polyester

Cutting consumption can reduce industry’s reliance on polyester

  With lockdowns increasing demand for activewear, there has been 80 per cent rise in use of recycled polyester since 2019, says a report by The Gaurdian. A recent McKinsey & Company survey also finds a 151 per cent rise in search for sustainable activewear while 67 per cent consumers were seen scouting for... Read more

Sustainable business model can help Bangladesh maintain its position in glo…

Sustainable business model can help Bangladesh maintain its position in global RMG market

  For years, Bangladesh reigned as the world’s most preferred apparel sourcing destination. However, a 2019 survey published by the Chief Procurement Officers of McKinsey & Company had highlighted Vietnam’s rising power in world apparel market. Titled ‘What’s next for Bangladesh&rsqu... Read more

Spinning machines leader Marzoli India to relocate operations

Spinning machines leader Marzoli India to relocate operations

   Textile machinery manufacturer, Marzoli India plans to relocate its India assembly line from Hosur to Coimbatore. Incorporated in October 1994 in Bengaluru, Marzoli India’s parent company Marzoli International has over 170 years experience in manufacturing spinning machines. It was established... Read more

Huge visitor turnout boosts industry prospects at CHIC Shanghai

Huge visitor turnout boosts industry prospects at CHIC Shanghai

   A big relief for the industry suffering from COVID-19 induced slowdown, this year’s CHIC Shanghai recorded over 88,000 visitors during the three days starting from March 17-19, 2021. Held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center NECC, CHIC Shanghai was attended by 905 exhibitors, 932 brand... Read more

Pandemic accelerates demand for secondhand fashion in India

Pandemic accelerates demand for secondhand fashion in India

  The pandemic has changed the age old, shabby and worn out image of secondhand fashion and encouraged young Indian fashionistas to embrace pre-worn or used clothes. A report by The Times of India shows, Indian market for secondhand clothes is expected to grow 185 per cent over the next 10 years with many globa... Read more

Readjusting their outlooks can help brands drive plus-size clothing sales

Readjusting their outlooks can help brands drive plus-size clothing sales

   In recent times, many brands have either launched new plus size ranges or expanded existing size ranges. Yet, only a few have been able to sustain their offerings due to outdated marketing styles or sizing issues and more, says a report by the Business of Fashion. Coresight Research estimates plus-size ... Read more

High-value apparel products will help India mitigate COVID-19 effects: KPMG

High-value apparel products will help India mitigate COVID-19 effects: KPMG

   Fashion retail markets across the world were under severe stress even before the COVID-19 crisis. A new KPMG report ‘Covid-19: Mitigation strategy for Indian textile and apparel sector’ highlights issues like deep discounting and damp consumer sentiments were already threatening the future p... Read more

Localization, speed can help fast fashion brands capture the Chinese market

Localization, speed can help fast fashion brands capture the Chinese market

  All’s not well with the Chinese fashion industry. While sales of luxury brands like Dior, Chanel and Louis Vuitton are surging rapidly, fast fashion brands like Gap are being compelled to shut shop due to lack of business. As per a Bloomsberg report, Old Navy has decided to pull out of Chinese market du... Read more

Coronavirus Impact
LEADERS SPEAK

‘Retailers need to inform customers about the category of masks they are selling’

Bobby Arora, Director, Status Quo

Bobby Arora Status Quo“We wait for customers to come into our stores. At this moment it is important for every offline retailer to reach out to their customers and tell them about the new products they have started selling. They need to tempt and bring their customers to buy their product and when they buy they will obviously come in and buy more products. Sometimes even though we do not want to buy online but the continuous rotation of ads tempt us to buy the product but this doesn’t happen offline. In today’s situation retailers will have to adopt this approach of showing customers the products they need as it could be they are delaying the purchase of these products.” 
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“China’s superiority may remain unchanged even after COVID-19”

Akira Kawashima, Senior Director, Japan Fashion Week Organization/Textile Division
Akira Kawashima Senior Director“Due to the turmoil caused by COVID-19, global apparel and textile industry has been greatly affected. In Japan, many people are forced to work from home and consequently not only individual workers (including freelancers) but also company employees are frightened of large-scale personnel-cuts. Incomes have reduced to 60 per cent of normal. Amid such a situation, people’s desire for ‘dressing’ is low. This tendency will continue for a while even after COVID-19 is over, which will lead to local small-mid-sized textile companies suffering from lack of funds, as they cannot wait for recovery, causing more bankruptcy and/or voluntary closures.” 
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“Discount retailers and value-oriented brands stand to win”

Usha Periasamy, Director, Brands & Operations, Classic Polo
Usha Periasamy Director Brands Operations Classic Polo“Consumer spending is dramatically curtailed during a recession. Consumers have adopted short-term behaviour during the pandemic that in many cases will become permanent, as a lesson learned from such unprecedented occurrences. Not only do consumers become more financially conservative but also credit may become less available and a large cohort may go into default on their debt, dramatically limiting purchasing power. Consumers will wake up from the pandemic in a new economic reality, changing their commercial behaviours in extreme ways.
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“Deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide needed liquidity” 

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA
Steve Lamar President and CEO AAFAUS deferred duty payments on some imports for 90 days. American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Steve Lamar agreed the deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide "some of the liquidity needed to keep more Americans employed and more American companies operational during this crisis."
But he added: "Limiting the goods that qualify for deferral will in turn limit the relief that is provided for America's employers and also limits the beneficial impact for US supply chains that have been mobilised to meet the personal protective equipment shortage we face domestically. We urge that all goods – including textiles, apparel, footwear, and accessories facing Section 301 tariffs – be covered by this deferral action. Every day we have to pay those duties means another day we can't pay our workers." 
Quoted in Just-Style

Don’t use this opportunity to stitch up suppliers’

Simon Carter, Founder, Simon Carter menswear brand, UK
Simon Carter Founder Simon Carter menswear brand UKMy approach at the moment is that if you don’t need the expense, cut it, but don’t use this as an opportunity to stitch up suppliers. We are hearing stories of brands and retailers that are doing that but in my opinion it won’t serve them well in the longer term. The supply chains are going to be ravaged after this and you will need them. People will remember.
Cut costs and try to keep your cash where you can but you will be judged at the end of this. Try and make low level payment plans at the very least. Similarly, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme is very generous scheme. Be very careful with the furlough process and don’t abuse it. The government will be checking up. 
Quoted in UKFT

Crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense”

 Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss
Chip Bergh CEO Levi Strauss“I also believe that crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense,” said Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss , “ not underplay the human cost of the pandemic, or the need to protect employees,” he said, during a conference call with investors.
“Whether that’s taking back underperforming franchise businesses, or upgrading real-estate locations because of retail bankruptcies, or finding great talent in a decimated job market, the crisis gives us an opportunity to not just renew the business, but to reset it for the future.”
“We will play to our strengths, leveraging the strength of the brand, our connection with our fans, and the digital capabilities and omnichannel capabilities that we’ve invested in over the last few years,” he added. 
Quoted in WARC

“Coronavirus lockdown has changed our lifestyles in ways that make buying new clothes particularly irrelevant”

Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst, eMarketer
Andrew Lipsman Principal Analyst eMarketerConsumers are actually spending more on essential goods: Grocery stores saw a 26.9% increase in spending and health stores saw a 4.3% increase. This is partly because these are the only brick-and-mortar stores that are allowed to remain open right now, but it is also because consumers are worried about spending money unnecessarily with a significant recession looming on the horizon. Across the board, sectors that rely on discretionary spending have seen declines. “There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about the future,” says Andrew Lipsman, principal analyst at the research firm eMarketer. “People are shifting their spending to focus on the things they really need and cutting their budgets on less essential goods.” Quoted in Fast Company
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‘India can take advantage of this situation and increase its textile exports’

G B Aras, Director Textile Engineering Group, ATE
G B Aras Director Textile Engineering Group ATE“One inherent advantage Indian textile industry has is that we are fully independent as far as the supply chain is concerned. Compared to other industries like pharmaceutical, electronics etc, their supply chain is dependent of global suppliers including China. So the industry that can really take advantage from global market with sustainable increase in exports is textile. If the government realizes this and gives proper support the industry will bounce back faster and increase its export share.”
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“Buyers and Sellers should plan together to see how they can sustain”

K K  Lalpuria, MD, Indo Count 
K K Lalpuria MD Indo Count“The current situation is very uncertain, complex and unprecedented. Customers who closed their stores or point of sales have no option but to cancel their orders. In fact, we are unable to ship to even those who have not cancelled their orders. Some have deferred it where there is low impact believing it may start by the first week of June. As the situation has impacted both parties in the business they should take each other’s views in resolving issues; should be open for suggestions and see mutually how they can minimize the loss. They should plan together to see how they can sustain their market share and build on opportunities.
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‘We need to learn from this crisis and push ourselves to be self-dependent’

R K Agarwal, Chairman, Telangana Spinners Association
R K Agarwal Chairman Telangana Spinners Association“Not only India and but the entire world is realizing, we need to have alternate supply sources. Indeed, this is a big eye opener for everyone more so for us since we are in competition with China. There is nothing that stops us from creating large capacities where we will be able to cater to the world’s requirement in various segments, and fulfill the entire value chain in apparel and the downstream industry. I am sure, many entrepreneurs will come forward to assess the pitfalls we are going through and the lessons learnt from them. In future, some investments will go through in fabric and other raw materials that we are sourcing from China. We need to learn from this and push ourselves to be self-dependent.” 
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‘There is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source’

Ramesh Poddar, Chairman, Siyaram
Ramesh Poddar Chairman Siyaram“Definitely there is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source. Hence, if we are able to exploit this chance, then definitely there is a possibility for India to be the next sourcing hub. China on the other hand has the advantage of bulk production and to get that kind of advantage and to come to their cost structure will take time though our labour costs are comparatively the same and the advantage they have is of mass scale production. I feel India should take this challenge and fill the gap." 
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‘Future apparel sale will depend on the sentiment that prevails after COVID-19’

R K Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee  Textiles 
R K Rewari Managing Director Morarjee Textiles“It is wait and watch strategy as we have been informed by customers due to the pandemic all orders are on hold. We can prepare ourselves for future challenges of low demand. Low demand means markings are also low and competitiveness is higher in the market this puts pressure on us to go back to basics to see our cost structure, ways of doing business etc. Many things might change. One is low demand, and the other is new rules of conducting business, most of which will be through video conferencing etc. It looks like there could be a systematic change in overall structure. We are preparing ourselves by keeping our morale high, think positive and identifying the gaps that need to be filled to enable us to meet the challenge of demand whether it is low or high." 
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“When will life go back to normal? Hopefully never” 
Marina Gorbis, ED, Institute for the Future
Marina Gorbis ED Institute for the Future"The normal wasn't normal," said Marina Gorbis, executive director of Palo Alto's Institute for the Future. "The normal wasn't good." The Institute focuses not only on forecasting the future but also developing innovative solutions. "What kind of future do we want to live in?" she asks. "What kind of future do we want to create? And what can we do to promote that desirable future?" COVID-19 has disrupted what we thought was normal. Gorbis said we're at the first of three stages. The first is reaction to the crisis. Reset is second when we re-assess and evaluate what happened and why. The third is reinvention. For example, the pandemic has revealed weaknesses in hospital capacity and gaps in who has health coverage. The pandemic has exposed the need for government help with many households vulnerable when a paycheck ends. "The fact that millions of people don't have $400 in savings in case of emergency is unacceptable. That's not normal," "I don't want to go back to normal," she concluded. "We need to create a new normal."

“I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India”

Thomas Verghese, Former-Chairman, CII Marketing, Retail and Textile Councils
Thomas Verghese Former Chairman CII Marketing Retail and Textile Councils“Lack of credibility and trust will lead to many large brands looking for alternative sourcing to China but I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India.  India does not have that kind of capacity to feed global demand and are not in a position for bulk manufacturing of normal commodity items. We do more of customized exports. We don’t do manufacturing of bulk items. We don’t have that capacity and infrastructure at the moment. It will take two to four years minimum even if everyone is aligned and the government gives supporting fiscal and tariff benefits. Given the reality of Indian industry and government’s policy support measures, it seems an unrealistic expectation.”
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‘Once the country opens up, we will face severe worker issues’

R D Udeshi, President, Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries
R D Udeshi President Polyester Chain“Once the country opens up after the lockdown, at the onset, we will face severe worker issues. Textile industry is a labour-intensive industry and with large number of workers having returned to their native bases before and during the lockdown, availability of labour would be scarce. This is generally noticed after festivals and we are likely to face a greater challenge in bringing them back to work. However, we expect things to normalize by May, assuming that the lockdown is partially and reasonably eased by April. Some units will restart aiding workers to return back to their manufacturing hub and situation would gradually stabilise” 
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A slowdown in demand will be seen for fairly a long time 
Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denims
Arvind Mathur CEO Raymond UCO DenimsThe garment industry is facing a challenging situation. While buyers have stopped orders as they are facing their own problems and production have been cut down but what is bothering is that payments are being held back in most cases. As for our own operations, due to the national lockdown we are adhering to government directives and have stopped work. Once the lockdown opens in India and globally, we will decide the market as most of our products are export based and we do not foresee any immediate change in the situation. There will be a substantial cut down of orders and orders that are on hold or pending may or may not come back soon. I feel, India’s lockdown may continue for a longer time even though I hope it does not extend beyond April 14. Even the domestic market may not be normal once the lockdown is over. A lot of thing has shifted dramatically during this period the impact is going to be for long term. A slowdown in demand both from domestic and export market will be seen for fairly a long time after the lockdown.”

In short to midterm, it would impact as there’s disruption in global supply chain

Dilip Gyanchandani, Country Manager, India, Wool Mark Company
Dilip Gyanchandani Country Manager India Wool Mark CompanyFrom the textile and garment industry prospective there would be short- to mid- term business impact on volumes as due to the lockdown working factories have come down to minimum production levels. From September onwards, normalcy should be restored but it will take about three to four months for the industry to bounce back. Things are looking good now but it is an uncertain period and is difficult to say something at this stage because it looks like we are containing the pandemic.
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‘Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum’

Debabrata GoshOerlikon, General Manager India 
Debabrata Gosh General Manager India Oerlikon“Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum. The advantage is that we have a huge potential and such big domestic market hence we are not dependent on exports alone. I don’t see any threat for the textile industry. As for opportunities, we are expecting more export orders in future because the same has happened in the yarn segment and it will happen in the fabric segment also and the world will take India more seriously as a manufacturer. So far everybody was dependent on China. Since they offered cheaper rates, people switched to China but now the world will think in a different way to keep the supply chain active from India.”
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Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

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COVID-19 Impact: Unchartered way forward for Bangladesh’s denim industry

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McKinsey suggests five strategies for fashion companies to combat COVID-19

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Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

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