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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…

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 a…

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 declin…

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 …

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

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

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

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Hermes’ Q1 revenues surge by 44%

   Revenues at the ultra-luxury French company, Hermes surged by 44 per cent in th... Read more

Matt Puckett appointed Executive VP and CFO of VF Corporation

   Global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories, VF Corpo... Read more

PETA questions Levi Strauss’ use of leather patches in jeans

   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) plans to question Levi Strau... Read more

Online shopping to become permanent post COVID: Euromonitor Survey

   As per a survey by Euromonitor International, around 74 per cent of global reta... Read more

Klaus Heinrichs to retire from Monforts

   After almost 30 years with the company, Monforts Vice-President Klaus Heinrichs... Read more

COVID resurgence to delay apparel sector recovery: ICRA

   Investment information firm ICRA expects the resurgence of COVID cases in India... Read more

Apparel brands take DTC route to boost sales: Report

   Apparel brands are increasingly taking the direct-to-consumer (DTC) route to bo... Read more

Guess’ second sustainability plan sets more ambitious targets

   At virtual event for Earth Day 2021, Jaclyn Allen, Director-Corporate Sustainab... Read more

Sri Lanka need value-chain based solution for garment sector recovery

   A value-chain-based solution that encompasses manufacturers, retailers, brands,... Read more

Sri Lanka need value-chain based solution for garment sector recovery

   A value-chain-based solution that encompasses manufacturers, retailers, brands,... Read more

Guess’ second sustainability plan sets more ambitious targets

   At virtual event for Earth Day 2021, Jaclyn Allen, Director-Corporate Sustainab... Read more

Sri Lanka need value-chain based solution for garment sector recovery

   A value-chain-based solution that encompasses manufacturers, retailers, brands,... Read more

Sri Lanka need value-chain based solution for garment sector recovery

   A value-chain-based solution that encompasses manufacturers, retailers, brands,... Read more

YKK launches new digital showroom

   Zipper and fastening products leader YKK has launched a new digital showroom to... Read more

Messse Frankfurt reschedules all leading industry exhibitions

   In line with the recent announcements and new measures in place to tackle resur... Read more

Macy’s expands customer base

   Macy’s is reengaging its core customers besides adding new ones in the fi... Read more