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Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amon…

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst garment manufacturers

"The Indian subcontinent is moving towards automation as it reduces the overhead cost per unit of garment. People are investing in garment production need to be aware of these processes rather than just demanding results. “This is irrespective of where they are located, Vietnam or Bangladesh or India as the shipm... Read more

Falling revenues, uncertainty force brands to bypass Hong Kong for ent…

Falling revenues, uncertainty force brands to bypass Hong Kong for entering China

"Bypassing Hong Kong, many brands are now making Shanghai or Beijing their first port of call. The city, which European and American brands identify with for its culture, language and shopping habits, has since long being known as a China-light launch pad. Its Causeway Bay and the malls of Central and Tsim Sha Tsui are... Read more

Freudenberg presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

Freudenberg presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting an innovation that meets the increasing demands of manufacturers and consumers alike in the footwear market. Made from nonwoven fabric, the innovative crimping material optimally combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility a... Read more

Strong wage policy, timely adjustments to enable Bangladesh RMG sector…

Strong wage policy, timely adjustments to enable Bangladesh RMG sector meet targets

"Though the Bangladesh RMG sector witnessed insignificant growth during the fiscal years 2016-17 and 2017-18, growth rate picked up the following year owing to Taka’s depreciation and a rise in exports to the United States. However, now the country’s major export-earning industry faces a number of challenge... Read more

Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part II The Survey analysis continues to shed light on production expectation at the end of February after the first part of the report is focused on the situation that was seen and expected before the middle of this month. To our dismay, only 18.1% of all t... Read more

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part I

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part I

A national online survey in Questionnaires was conducted by China National Textile and Apparel Council(CNTAC) from Feb.7-10, with a report circulated only to limited readership to show a comprehensive outlook and insight of the textile industry by specific sectors in different provinces on the basis of 1201 respondents... Read more

Lyst Index: Sustainable luxury rules in Q4 2019

Lyst Index: Sustainable luxury rules in Q4 2019

"The fourth quarter of 2019 gave fashion brands with an opportunity to step up their game and they did this in style by focusing on sustainable and other high-end fabrics. The recently released quarterly report of global fashion search platform Lyst revealed luxury brands like Off-White, Gucci, Balenciaga, Moncler and ... Read more

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

"Finally in 2019, the global business community, politicians and consumers awakened to the importance of sustainability that is affecting everyone to a great or less degree. Driven by consumer’s demand for carbon neutrality, the textile industry is slowly adapting its manufacturing processes to fully reverse the ... Read more

Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

The virus outbreak could augur well for the Indian subcontinent, especially India with orders being diverted and demand for Indian cotton, leather increasing in the international market. The Coronavirus outbreak has caused huge concerns in the worldwide financial markets. Shares of Chinese brands declined 9 per cent, ... Read more

Eco-friendly fashion reaches new levels with materials, distribution m…

Eco-friendly fashion reaches new levels with materials, distribution methods

Fast fashion is increasingly becoming disposable fashion as consumers are discarding their clothes after only one use. In the UK alone, consumers throw away over 300,000 tons of clothing every year. And part of the problem is over-production of clothing that is never sold. A power plant in Sweden recently switched to H... Read more

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels…

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

"The impact of Coronavirus can be felt across the globe. The apparel and textile industry across the world is facing numerous challenges from sourcing to retail. And this uncertainty is affecting business"   While the US-China trade war has negatively affected Chinese textile and apparel industry, the latest Cor... Read more

Need for a trade agreement to save EU, UK from future mayhem post Brex…

Need for a trade agreement to save EU, UK from future mayhem post Brexit

"Uncertainty prevails in Great Britain as the country exited from the European Union. Though negotiators have been trying to strike a deal to govern Britain’s future commercial relationship with the EU, if they fail to achieve this by December 31, 2020, UK would lose its duty-free access to EU markets. As a resul... Read more

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Held in Copenhagen, the CIFF Fashion Fair, focused on sustainability. Besides the regular brands that showcased clothing lines made from organic cotton or other recycled materials, new brands like Tomorrow, OFFT, 1331 and Cult Studios also incorporated sustainability as a part of their DNA. The Special Project area fo... Read more

New technologies, creative services to shape future fashion retail

New technologies, creative services to shape future fashion retail

"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

Nomadic inspirations dominate as designers create fashion styles

Nomadic inspirations dominate as designers create fashion styles

"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

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UK: Demand for vegan friendly clothes on the rise

There is a surge in the demand for vegan-friendly clothing and footwear in the UK. More and mor... Read more

Tokyo Creative Salon, Japan’s largest fashion and art event to be held next…

Tokyo Creative Salon will be held from March 15 to 31, 2020. This is Japan’s largest fash... Read more

India’s new textile policy to focus on structural issues

India’s new national textile policy will be out in a few months. The target will be to ad... Read more

Indian brands showcase in Japan

India Trend Fair was held in Japan, February 12 to 14, 2020. The trade show showcased Indian-ma... Read more

Coronavirus hits luxury brands sales

The Ccoronavirus has hit luxury brands particularly hard as many of them rely on China as a sig... Read more

Asian garment industry gets smarter

Asia is the biggest stakeholder in the global garment manufacturing industry. Seven among the t... Read more

Turkey apparel exports up five per cent in January 2020

Turkey’s apparel exports in January 2020 were up by 5.8 per cent compared to the same mon... Read more

Madhya Pradesh attracts Rs 3,200 crore from apparel and textile companies

Madhya Pradesh is attracting huge investment from Indian textile and apparel companies. In a ro... Read more

IFC develops web tool for Bangladesh RMG sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has developed a web tool to help calculate resource... Read more

Vietnam boosts bilateral trade with India

Vietnam and India hope to boost bilateral trade of strong commodities. The two countries hope t... Read more

Madhya Pradesh attracts Rs 3,200 crore from apparel and textile companies

Madhya Pradesh is attracting huge investment from Indian textile and apparel companies. In a ro... Read more

IFC develops web tool for Bangladesh RMG sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has developed a web tool to help calculate resource... Read more

Vietnam boosts bilateral trade with India

Vietnam and India hope to boost bilateral trade of strong commodities. The two countries hope t... Read more

Chinese raw material supplies to Vietnam dip due to Coronavirus

Vietnamese companies which import feedstock and raw material from China have started looking at... Read more

Cambodia’s textiles garment exports to Japan on the rise

In 2018, Cambodian exports to Japan soared 27.3 per cent while imports grew by 17.8 per cent. T... Read more

Bangladesh looks to corner Cambodian orders post GSP removal

Bangladesh hopes to gain from the suspension of the European GSP facility to Cambodia. Post GSP... Read more

Coronavirus impacts UK retail

UK retail is reeling from the affects of Chinese Coronavirus. Delays in product deliveries will... Read more

Bestseller intensifies partnership with BSR HERproject

Bestseller has intensified its long-term partnership with BSR's HERproject™, a collaborat... Read more

Tiruppur Export Association welcomes Rs 1,224 crore budget allocation

The Tiruppur Export Association (TEA) has welcomed the Budget allocation of Rs 1,224 crore to t... Read more

14th edition of Liberty Fairs held in Las Vegas

The 14th edition of Liberty Fairs trade show was held from February 4-6 at the Sands Expo Conve... Read more

US show Sourcing Magic exhibits ecologically sound goods

Sourcing at Magic was held in the US from February 4 to 7, 2020. Representing Madagasar’s... Read more

US apparel retailers face a drop in sales

The apparel industry in the US has had a tough start to 2020. Consumers are buying fewer and fe... Read more

US jeans imports from China falls, Vietnam sees a rise

Women’s and girls’ jeans imports into the US have seen dramatic swings in 2019. Jea... Read more

Indian merchandise exports fall for past six months

India’s merchandise exports fell for the sixth consecutive month in January 2020. Trade d... Read more