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Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst g…

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 entering…

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 meet…

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

Infrastructural development, youth employment to boost Indian productivity

Infrastructural development, youth employment to boost Indian productivity

Growing employment is a serious issue in the Indian apparel industry. “To solve this issue, the industry needs to introduce certain measures. Anil Anand, Director, HCA, elaborates on these. A leading manufacturer of sewing spares and services in India, Hari Chand Anand and Co. (HCA) has been providing affordable... 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

CITI organises interactive meeting with the Textile Minister

CITI organises interactive meeting with the Textile Minister

The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), the National apex body for the textiles & clothing industry across the nation, organised an interactive meeting with Ravi Capoor, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India with the office-bearers of 48 textile Associations in South India representing t... Read more

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product. Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughe... Read more

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

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 the …

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 Brexit

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

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

Birla Century targets profits through brands and exports businesses

Birla Century targets profits through brands and exports businesses

Offering a wide range of premium textiles including bottom weights, suitings, finer fabrics, and household linen since 1897, Birla Century now aims to focus on its brands and export businesses.“We aim to shift 60 per cent of our business to brands and exports in the next two years. For this, we plan to move away ... Read more

Sicomin’s InfuGreen 810 provides uncompromising performance for GREENBOATS …

Sicomin’s InfuGreen 810 provides uncompromising performance for GREENBOATS FLAX 27

"Sicomin has partnered with GREENBOATS on the supply of Green Poxy bio-based resins for the FLAX 27- an 8.2m classically styled day sailer, the most complete natural fibre composite project realised by GREENBOATS to date. Sicomin’s hand lamination and infusion production processes have been optimized for natural ... Read more

Dynamic Modifiers achieves a new level of flame retardant performance

Dynamic Modifiers achieves a new level of flame retardant performance

A new non-halogenated FR compound called PAL...VersaCHAR can achieve a new level of flame retardant performance as a coating for nonwovens and technical textiles. It is being introduced by Dynamic Modifiers, a specialty compounder focused on custom polyolefin compounds and concentrates, based in Atlanta, Georgia. P... Read more

Scoop to curate Gary James McQueen and Self Cinema AW20 collection

Scoop to curate Gary James McQueen and Self Cinema AW20 collection

"The AW20 edition of Scoop, the UK’s leading premium contemporary womenswear show located at Old Billingsgate Market London from the 9th – 11th February, 2020 will see a meeting of minds and a discussion on slow fashion with fashion disruptor Caryn Franklin, designer Gary James McQueen, and Samuel Thomas an... Read more

Vietnam caught in crosshairs as the US-China conflict continues

Vietnam caught in crosshairs as the US-China conflict continues

"Caught in a cross fire, Vietnam is currently being squeezed between two economic superpowers -- the US and China. While it needs free access to the American market to keep its export-powered growth story going, the country also heavily relies on Chinese imports that span everything from yarn to chemicals and machines ... Read more

Upgrading its facilities to help India stay ahead in the race

Upgrading its facilities to help India stay ahead in the race

“Robots can be assigned specific tasks, they cannot handle the entire system”-Mohanty, Country Manager, Macpi Italy.   Though the previous year was challenging for the apparel industry, the situation is likely to improve in 2020. Our neighbors like Bangladesh and Vietnam are enhancing their industrie... Read more

New disruptions await fashion industry in UK, EU post Brexit

New disruptions await fashion industry in UK, EU post Brexit

"UK Trade Policy Observatory foresees, Brexit to impact the manufacturing sector which would lead to a significant drop in exports. However, continental manufacturers and retailers fear that UK operating outside the regulatory sphere of EU will be at an unfair advantage. Britian want to finalise this trade deal within ... Read more

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

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

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability among brands

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability among brands

"Though brands remain committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, buy carbon offsets and develop new sustainable materials, experts have raised doubts over the genuineness of these commitments. This is owing to the fact that though the industry has been introducing innovations periodically besides running pilot proje... Read more

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

Global denim brands set sustainability goals for 2020

"The focus of most denim brands in 2020 will be on sustainability as they introduce new initiatives to eliminate hazardous chemicals such as per- and polyfluorinated chemicals from their supply chains. Pioneering this campaign is G-Star, the Dutch denim brand which henceforth plans to use only 100 per cent sustainably ... Read more

India Budget 2020 for Textile & Clothing: What industry leaders have to…

India Budget 2020 for Textile & Clothing: What industry leaders have to say…

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union 2020-21, on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Budget addressed following important points related to textile, apparel and fashion industry: • Anti-dumping duty on PTA abolished • National Technical Textiles Mission to be set up • Review of Rules of O... Read more

Collection Premiere Moscow – source of information and inspiration

Collection Premiere Moscow – source of information and inspiration

At the 34th edition of CPM – COLLECTION PREMIÈRE MOSCOW from 24-27 February 2020, around 1,300 brands from 30 countries will be showcasing their autumn/winter 2020/21 collections on the exhibition grounds of Moscow’s Expocentre. An average of 20,000 buyers from Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union ... Read more

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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 Coronavi... 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 busi... Read more

 
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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 ... 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 App... Read more

Challenge Textile Challenges a Challenge

Challenge Textile Challenges a Challenge

Yesterday, Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai, together with a group of officials from the in... Read more

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

Duvaltex merges brands three brands to consolidate market position

True, Victor and Teknit have come under North American leader for contract textiles Duvaltex. T... 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

Knitwear Capital of India, Tirupur Invites for its historic 47th IIKF

The 47th India International Knit Fair is scheduled to be held from 17 -19 Feb, 2020  at I... Read more

Geo-textile tubes: An innovative solution for coastal defences

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.), a leading solution provider o... 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

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

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

Ind-Texpo Edition 2.0 –Sets the wave for Responsible Sourcing of Indian Tex…

Ind-Texpo 2020 - a specialised Reverse Buyer Seller Meet in its 2nd edition, will take place at... Read more

U.S.-China impacted by phase 1 implementation and coronavirus

National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton i... 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

TEXPROCIL appreciates revision of duty drawback rates

K V Srinivasan, Chairman of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) has apprec... 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

UK hosts textile automotive event TOAI

Textile Opportunities in a changing Automotive Industry (TOAI) was held in the UK, February 5 t... 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

Gartex Texprocess India 2020 to launch in Mumbai

Renowned tradeshow on garment textile machinery ‘Gartex Texprocess India’, held ann... Read more

Premiere Vision in Paris presents low impact fabrics

Première Vision was held in Paris from February 11 to 13, 2020. Some exhibiting denim ma... Read more

EUFTA may benefit Vietnam marginally

The free trade agreement with the EU is likely to have a marginal impact on Vietnam’s tex... Read more

India: Goodwear Fashions strides ahead with interlinings solutions

Goodwear Fashions is a brand which has pioneered the manufacturing of high-end, world-class wov... Read more

Vietnam’s FTA with EU may hurt Bangladesh

The EU-Vietnam free trade agreement is set to come into force this year. The trade agreement wo... Read more

Madrid to host Sportswear Pro in March

Sportswear Pro will be held March 24 to 27, 2020 at the IFEMA, Feria de Madrid, Spain. The even... Read more

Mango plans sustainable operations

Mango plans to make garments a lot more sustainable in the next five years. The company is hopi... Read more