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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

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

Bangladesh: The primary textile sector comes out RMG’s shadow

Bangladesh: The primary textile sector comes out RMG’s shadow

  The primary textile sector is being hailed as the next big thing after readymade garments in Bangladesh. Though the sector had a dominating presence in the country’s manufacturing sector even earlier, its main role was relegated to meeting domestic demand under high protective tariffs and import quotas ... 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

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

  Although colored cotton is not new to India, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) through its All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cotton plans to commercially release colored cotton by 2021. Five colored cotton lines on the anvil Under AICRP, ICAR will release four to five color... Read more

European nonwoven fabric consumption remains flat from 2014-2019

European nonwoven fabric consumption remains flat from 2014-2019

  From 2014-2019, EU’s consumption of nonwoven fabrics recorded a relatively flat trend. The market attained maximum consumption level of $7.6 billion in 2018, before declining slightly in 2019. The figure reflects total revenues achieved by producers and importers excluding their logistics and retail mar... Read more

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste pile…

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste piles up

  Textile and apparel recycling, which prevents the fashion industry’s growing of pile of waste from being dumped into landfills, is reeling under COVID-19. Thrift shops and clothing banks outside stores and on streets across the world are deluged with more clothes than could be sold on, reports China Dai... Read more

Vietnam emerges a global hub for face masks and PPE equipment

Vietnam emerges a global hub for face masks and PPE equipment

  To reduce their dependence on China, many garment and textile companies have shifted their production to Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam for the last few years. However, COVID-19 has halted this process. Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) discloses, till August 2020, foreign direct investm... Read more

India-EAEU ties to put a nail to China’s future expansion

India-EAEU ties to put a nail to China’s future expansion

  Ever since it pulled out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, India has been pushing for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The agreement would help India boost relations with EAEU members besides helping it counter China’s growi... Read more

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

  Focus on the value added MMF segment, technical textiles and manufacturing of indigenous textile machines, urged Ravi Capoor, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles at the 62nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) held in New Delhi on September 30, 2020. The meeting wa... Read more

COVID-19 exacerbates labor rights issues in India

COVID-19 exacerbates labor rights issues in India

  Worth over $2.4 trillion global apparel industry, in India the industry employs millions of workers. However, the industry is plagued by various labor rights issues further exacerbated by the pandemic. COVID-19 has impacted India’s garment exports leading to order cancellations, inventory buildups and s... Read more

As migrant workers return to work, Tiruppur units buzz with industrial…

As migrant workers return to work, Tiruppur units buzz with industrial activity

  With many of migrant workers returning to the state, Tiruppur is again buzzing with industrial activity. Tamil Nadu was under a strict lockdown until September 7. Though visitors still require e-passes to enter the state, the government has eased restrictions for inter-district travel from September 1. Tamil ... Read more

Demand recovery to lead Indian textile, apparel market growth in Q2FY2…

Demand recovery to lead Indian textile, apparel market growth in Q2FY21

   Recovery in the textile and apparel sector in Q2 FY 21 is likely to be led by increasing demand in the domestic and overseas market, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report. It estimates volumes in both segments will reach 80 per cent over September 2020. Both man-made fibers and cotton segments... Read more

Xinjiang labor issues need stricter laws, greater collaboration with s…

Xinjiang labor issues need stricter laws, greater collaboration with suppliers

  Wang Wenbin, China’s foreign minister has accused the US of restricting China’s development by withholding five import orders under the pretext of human rights. US Customs and Border Protection recently released five orders withholding the import of cotton and other goods produced in Xinjiang on a... Read more

Government in crosshairs as Reliance-PTA battle over MEG dumping

Government in crosshairs as Reliance-PTA battle over MEG dumping

  The government is caught in a battle between India’s largest mono ethylene glycol (MEG) producer Reliance Industries and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) Users Association-a body of end-users of PTA and MEG. As per a request by Reliance Industries, the government initiated a process to impose ‘ant... Read more

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers co…

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers continues to grow

   Constrained by a slowdown in global economies and growing trade uncertainties, the International Monetary Fund revised its economic outlook in July 2018 from 3.9 per cent to just 2.9 per cent in January 2020. As per Textile Network, the IMF report cites weakening of large emerging markets and geopolitic... Read more

Government aid, risk evaluation can help reshore US apparel supply cha…

Government aid, risk evaluation can help reshore US apparel supply chain

  The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted apparel supply chains across the globe with companies now trying to balance their operational skills with flexibility and affordability. As David Simchi-Levi, Professor, MIT opines, the US-China trade war has compelled companies to reconsider their relationship with China. ... Read more

A digital-physical combine will help trade shows survive the pandemic

A digital-physical combine will help trade shows survive the pandemic

  With the direct-to-consumer model and digitization diminishing their importance, physical trade shows suffered even before the pandemic. A Business of Fashion (BoF) and MyKinsey’s State of Fashion 2020 report reveals, nearly 55 per cent brands and retailers view trade shows as having little or no releva... Read more

US apparel groups unite to ban forced labor in Xinjiang

US apparel groups unite to ban forced labor in Xinjiang

  Apparel groups in the US apparel have requested US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) department to block imports of China-made textile and apparel products as they are being made by forced labor in the Xinjiang region. If approved, this order can affect US textile and clothing imports worth millions of doll... Read more

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   Pakistani textile company, Moti Fabrics is leveraging multiple Mimaki Tiger ind... 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

Kingpins24 unveils speaker roster and livestream program for digital show

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

GOTS appoints Ganesh Kasekar as Regional Representative in South Asia

   GOTS has appointed Ganesh Kasekar as the Regional Representative and new Head-Q... Read more

A&E to integrate US operations

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

Australia wool prices increase by 30 per cent

   Wool prices in Australia have increased by over 30 per cent since September as ... Read more

Global high-visibility clothing market to grow by 2 per cent CAGR

   Technavio reports, the global market for high-visibility clothing is poised to ... Read more

Vietnam postpones International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition

   The Government of Vietnam has postponed the 20th Vietnam Int’l Textile &a... Read more

Polyprint presents latest DTG products at Innovate Textile & Apparel Tr…

   Polyprint SA, specialized Direct-to-Garment printer manufacturer, is showcasing... Read more

MorganTecnica to showcase latest technology innovations at Denim Show

   Fabric cutting room solutions provider MorganTecnica will showcase its technolo... Read more

Dystar launches two new textile modules

   DyStar, a leading specialty chemical company, has launched Cadira® Polyamid... Read more

Cotton production in Gujarat to dip this year: GCGA

   As per the Gujarat Cotton Ginners’ Association (GCGA), a reduction in are... Read more

IBA Craft selected as a finalist at National Startup Awards

   Indian Beautiful Art, also known as IBA Craft was selected as a finalist in the... Read more

Cotton cultivation area in Turkey to decrease in 2020/21: USDA

   The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service forecasts cotton cultivation area in Turk... Read more

US amends rules under Textile Fiber Product Identification Act

   The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) amended the rules and regulations under t... Read more

Pakistan textile commodity exports increase by 2.92%

   According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan’s exports of textile... Read more

Textile Exchange launches new initiative to promote circularity in textiles

   Accelerating Circularity, a burgeoning collaborative initiative, spearheaded by... Read more

Operating rate of spandex rises

   According to the statistics of CCFGroup, operating rate of spandex downstream m... Read more

Innovate Textile & Apparel show features 160 exhibitors

   Organized by World Textile Information Network (WTiN) and sponsored by RICOH, r... Read more

California Market Center hosts LA Textile on CMC Uploaded virtual platform

   The California Market Center once again used the CMC Uploaded virtual platform ... Read more

IIan Elad appointed President, KDAP

   A worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, Kornit Digita... Read more

China warns mills against buying Australian cotton

   As the latest sign of worsening trade relations between Australia and China, Ch... Read more

Coats’ H1 FY20 revenues decline to $536 million

   Revenues of Coats Group, decreased to $536 million during the first half (H1) o... Read more

US home textile imports surge 20.7 per cent in Q3

   There was a 20.7 percent surge in US’ imports of home textiles in the thi... Read more

CAI increases India’s cotton crop estimate for 2019-20

   The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has increased cotton crop estimate for 20... Read more

Zimbabwe to accelerate cotton industry growth

   The Zimbabwe government recently released its vision for the country’s co... Read more

Woolmark Company waives license fee for certification program

   To help supply chain partners gain access to the Woolmark Certification Progam,... Read more

Fulgar, Rhodia-Solvay collaborate for antibacterial Q-Skin yarn

   Fulgar, an Italian manufacturer and distributor of elastic and covered spandex ... Read more