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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

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

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

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

Manufacturing excellence, quick delivery, skills development to make India a te…

Manufacturing excellence, quick delivery, skills development to make India a  textile superpower

"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

Abolished PTA duty makes imports cheaper

Polyester or synthetic yarn could become cheaper in India. The anti-dumping duty on Purified Terephthalic Acid (PTA) has been abolished in this Budget. This will make imports of the petrochemical from Iran, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand cheaper. Removal of the anti-dumping duty will put pressur... Read more

Functional yarns brings value to textile products at Yarn Expo Spring 2020

Functional yarns brings value to textile products at Yarn Expo Spring 2020

Exhibitors and newcomers, including the suppliers from Belarus, are set to show off their latest innovations to meet the specific sourcing needs of buyers with a diverse range of unique functional yarns at Yarn Expo Spring. The fair will be held from 11th to 13th March 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Cen... Read more

Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

Uster partners with Chinese company Esquel

It takes a special kind of focus for a company to achieve the status of a recognized ‘industry leader’. Maintaining that position is even more challenging, with a constant drive for maximum efficiency, optimized quality and total customer satisfaction. The Chinese company Esquel has exactly those attributes... Read more

Fashion to become more sustainable with rise in manmade fibers and finer gauges

Fashion to become more sustainable with rise in manmade fibers and finer gauges

The world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, precision parts and fine tools, Groz Beckert Asia offers its customers systems and services for production and joining of textile fabrics. The company, founded in 1852, employs more than 9,000 people and has production sites in Germany, Belgium, the Czec... Read more

Turkey’s cotton production gets government’s policy boost

Turkey’s cotton production gets government’s policy boost

"An important link between Europe and Asia, Turkey is a significant exporter of cotton and cotton products to the European Union. The country's textile exporters are known for their fast order response time and higher quality products. Nearly 36,000 companies operate in the sector. The EU remains the leading market for... Read more

Pitti Uomo: Slow start but gains momentum with more visitors and events

Pitti Uomo: Slow start but gains momentum with more visitors and events

"International menswear show Pitti Uomo, held from January 7 to 10, 2020 in Florence's Fortezza da Basso, launched many new collections for F/W 2020-21. Though the show started on a slower note, its second and third days were busier and livelier, and hosted more number of visitors"   International menswear show ... Read more

Accountability to increase sustainability quotient of fashion industry

Accountability to increase sustainability quotient of fashion industry

"The $2.5 trillion fashion industry accounts for 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Most of this damage is caused during the production and processing of garments especially those made from synthetic materials. These synthetic materials are sourced from fossil fuel and account for over 60 per cent of all f... Read more

“We should be a part of the global supply chain.”

“We should be a part of the global supply chain.”

Hemant Bharat Ram, Managing Director, DCM Novelle A leading manufacturer and exporter of 100 per cent cotton carded and combed yarns DCM Nouvelle aims to grow its business by 10-15 per cent annually. Formed a few months ago, the company is the textile arm of the former DCM.  “We don’t do synthetics. O... Read more

“Investments from India would add value to our operations”

“Investments from India would add value to our operations”

"Involved in buying raw cotton from the country and exporting ginned cotton to countries like India, Bangladesh, China and Indonesia, Tanzania Cotton Association has so far produced 600,000 bales of ginned cotton. The association has now set its sights on the Indian market. Boaz Ogola, General Secretary of the associat... Read more

China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for others

China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for others

"The Chinese textile industry has become a key player after decades of reform. In 2018, Chinese production of chemical fibers made up over two thirds of the global production. “Textile exports from the country also increased by 3.5 per cent to reach 37.6 per cent of the world’s total in 2018, while apparel ... Read more

Sustainable cotton farming grows in India with new schemes

Sustainable cotton farming grows in India with new schemes

"Since the cotton producing regions have unique soil and agro-climatic conditions, the cotton produced by them are of different varieties and staple groups. The different varieties of cotton produced in India include medium staple, medium long staple and long staple. The country has largest area under Bt Cotton cultiva... Read more

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A joint study highlights linen’s growing appeal among young consumers

Linen is in vogue with growing number of young, environmentally conscious consumers. Creative m... Read more

Demand for manmade fibers grows in Bangladesh

In recent years, local spinners have joined global club of artificial fiber users with larger v... Read more

Canadian technology enables cashmere traceability

Mongolian cashmere herders are using blockchain technology developed by Convergence. Cashmere i... Read more

Milano Unica sees a drop in visitors

The latest edition of Milano Unica was held February 4 to 6, 2020, Italy. The fabric fair which... Read more

Coronavirus impacts cotton growers in Vidarbha

The outbreak of Coronavirus in China is impacting cotton growers in Vidarbha as farmers in the ... Read more

Wool market puts aside Coronavirus

The wool market in Australia has shrugged off concerns about the Coronavirus and got down to bu... Read more

More US companies get GOTS certification

Almost 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in ... Read more

Vietnam struggles for raw material from China

Vietnam’s raw material imports from China have dwindled because of the coronavirus. The... Read more

Industry hopes to export 40 lakh bales of cotton

Cotton ginners are hopeful that notwithstanding the present slump, India will be able to export... Read more

Second pilot plant completed for TENCEL Luxe filament yarn to open up new f…

The Lenzing Group completed the second pilot production plant for its innovative filament yarn ... Read more

Indian PTA producers may see margins narrow

Purified terephthalic acid (PTA) producers in India could see their margins falling by 20 per c... Read more

Coronavirus could slowdown Indian cotton exports

India’s cotton exports may witness a temporary slowdown as the spread of coronavirus is l... Read more

Chinese spandex plants maintain run rate

After the spring festival, most spandex enterprises in the Chinese mainland have kept their run... Read more

Cotton dominates Indian yarn production

Cotton yarn is 65 per cent of yarn production in India. Non-cotton and blends form the other 35... Read more

Indian textile companies approach DGTR against anti-dumping duties

A group of textile companies recently approached the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGT... Read more

Applied DNA receives patent for manmade cellulosic fibers

Applied DNA Sciences has received a patent covering methods of tagging manmade cellulosic fiber... Read more

Freudenberg to launch first ever 100 percent biodegradable padding at ISPO …

Freudenberg Performance Materials Apparel is launching the first fully biodegradable padding ma... Read more

Lenzing’s profits down 23 per cent

Lenzing’s profits in 2019 dropped 23 per cent compared to 2018. The spinning manufacturer... Read more

Global imports of artificial staple fibers rise

Global imports of artificial staple fibers rose 1.94 per cent in 2018. Total imports moved up 4... Read more

NCTO talks on Signing of Phase One Deal on 301 Tariffs

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), shows the full spectrum of U.S. textiles ... Read more

China Phase 1 Trade Deal brings boost for U.S. Cotton

The National Cotton Council thinks the Phase 1 trade deal with China signed today by President ... Read more

Central Asia curbs cotton exports

Cotton consumption in Central Asia is expanding significantly. These countries are curbing expo... Read more

Vietnam’s cotton imports dip

In 2019, Vietnam’s exports of textiles and garments were up eight per cent year on year. ... Read more

Turkish yarn exports fall six per cent

In 2019, Turkish yarn exports decreased 6.1 per cent. Exports of home textiles increased 1.8 pe... Read more