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COVID-19 accelerates demand for a unified approach to sustainability i…

COVID-19 accelerates demand for a unified approach to sustainability in fashion

  The COVID-19 era calls for stricter vetting of policies to tackle the issues of sustainability and forced labor in the fashion industry. As per a Textile Today report, brands need to undergo a strict vetting process to ensure proper utilization of materials and fair manufacturing process. They need to introdu... Read more

Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing se…

Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing sector

  The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry states, India’s textile and clothing exports declined from $38.6 billion in 2014 to $37.1 billion in 2018 while imports increased from $ 5.8 billion to $ 7.3 billion. To arrest the decline in exports and boost employment in rural areas, CITI released a white ... Read more

Resilience can help smaller luxury brands ride over the pandemic storm

Resilience can help smaller luxury brands ride over the pandemic storm

  As per the Boston Consulting Group, the global luxury industry is in for tough times ahead. Luxury sales are expected to contract 45 per cent this year and growth is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels before 2023. This year, small-scale or online only shows have replaced blockbuster catwalk shows at fa... Read more

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

  China’s goods trade stats from January to September 2020 reveal textile and clothing exports in the first three quarters achieved faster growth than national trade in goods. From January to September 2020, China’s textile and clothing exports increased by 12.2 per cent to 1,515.67 billion yuan, as... Read more

Second COVID-19 wave threatens Bangladesh RMG recovery as it eyes Chin…

Second COVID-19 wave threatens Bangladesh RMG recovery as it eyes China shift

  Bangladesh garment shipments recovered as stores reopened and international brands and retailers gave new orders to suppliers’ factories. However, the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, fear of a second wave of infections and US elections is threatening this recovery as manufacturers have witnessed a sharp fa... Read more

Formal suits take a backseat as demand for casualwear rises

Formal suits take a backseat as demand for casualwear rises

  With most white-collar job workers locked away at home and fewer weddings and parties being organized, demand for suits and formal wear across the world has taken a beating. As per a Reuters report, in Australia, demand for wool has hit an all-time low, while in the US and Europe, formalwear retailers like Br... Read more

Low labor costs, favorable policies make Cambodia an attractive invest…

Low labor costs, favorable policies make Cambodia an attractive investment destination

  A fast developing nation, Cambodia has not received any orders for garments since May this year. And as a CCF Group report suggests, around 256 garment, footwear and travel goods factories in the country have suspended operations, affecting over 130,000 workers. A report by the National Bank of Cambodia highl... Read more

No deal Brexit may prove to be the final nail in the coffin for Europe…

No deal Brexit may prove to be the final nail in the coffin for European fashion

  COVID-19 outbreak and a no-deal Brexit may prove to be a double whammy for the UK fashion industry as domestic brands will face burdensome intellectual property laws and labeling requirements and the exit of the EU preferential trading zone will make nearshoring more expensive. New for renegotiating supply t... Read more

Focus on climate specific innovations to drive sustainability in denim

Focus on climate specific innovations to drive sustainability in denim

  One of the most polluting industries, denim has been closely watched for its adverse environmental impacts. This has led the industry to accelerate sustainability innovations and inspire the fashion industry towards a greener and cleaner future. Over the years, denim industry has launched numerous innovation... Read more

Fast fashion dies a slow death as consumers focus on ethical shopping

Fast fashion dies a slow death as consumers focus on ethical shopping

  Alessandro Bru, Politecnico Di Milano School of Management believes, COVID-19 has had a big impact on the global retail industry. The pandemic has not only sparked conversations on shoppers’ consumption patterns but also made them realize their responsibility towards ensuring a sustainable future. Grow... Read more

The green advantages of digital fashion shows

The green advantages of digital fashion shows

  Though the pandemic has led to a 45 per cent dip in luxury sales, it has also given the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry an opportunity to tap the potential of digital shows in a post-COVID world. Last month, New York Fashion Week held it first online presentation while the London Fashion Week also live-... Read more

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Mazeix adds London-based brand to brand portfolio

   Mazeix, recently added London-based brand Vaara to its brand portfolio and plan... Read more

India’s T&A industry faces worst crisis ever

   The Indian T&A sector is now going through its worst crisis in centuries. T... Read more

India, Bangladesh collectively target 35% share in global textile and appar…

   In a recent virtual meeting, textile ministers, senior bureaucrats and industry... Read more

China’s luxury online purchases increase by 30%: Report

   As the Digital Luxury Report 2020 recently released by the Boston Consulting Gr... Read more

Kingpins24 unveils speaker roster and livestream program for digital show

   Kingpins24 Amsterdam, the digital-only denim supply chain event from denim trad... Read more

ILO identifies Philippine garment industry as worst affected by COVID-19

   The International Labour Organization (ILO) identified the Philippine garment i... Read more

US’ swimwear imports decline by 19.24 per cent: OTEXA

   As per OTEXA stats, US’ swimwear imports declined 19.24 per cent to $643,... Read more

Malika Savell named Prada’s new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

   Prada has appointed Malika Savell, Director-Cultural Diversity- Partnerships &a... Read more

COVID-19 makes online shopping more frequent: Euromonitor International

   As per Euromonitor International, the COVID-19 pandemic encouraged e-commerce u... Read more

Bangladesh to automate 25 per cent garment manufacturing by 2023: BGMEA

   Rubana Huq, President, BGMEA says, Bangladesh will automate around 25 per cent ... Read more

Malika Savell named Prada’s new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

   Prada has appointed Malika Savell, Director-Cultural Diversity- Partnerships &a... Read more

COVID-19 makes online shopping more frequent: Euromonitor International

   As per Euromonitor International, the COVID-19 pandemic encouraged e-commerce u... Read more

Bangladesh to automate 25 per cent garment manufacturing by 2023: BGMEA

   Rubana Huq, President, BGMEA says, Bangladesh will automate around 25 per cent ... Read more

Digital creation skills top list of business issues faced by apparel indust…

   A new report, ‘The State of Skills in the Apparel Industry 2020’, h... Read more

Munich Fabric cancels upcoming trade show

   Against the background of COVID-19 developments in Germany with increasing numb... Read more

A&E to integrate US operations

   American & Efird(A&E), the largest supplier of sewing thread and specia... Read more