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US secondhand fashion on the roll, exponential growth expected next five ye…

US secondhand fashion on the roll, exponential growth expected next five years

"While there was a stigma attached to buying secondhand clothes earlier, now, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure,’ the resale market for secondhand fashion has become a runaway success with everyone jumping on to the bandwagon. In the United States alone, the secondhand market generated $... Read more

Brands need correct color palette to ensure quicker deliveries

Brands need correct color palette to ensure quicker deliveries

"Nearly 50 percent materials such as multi-colored prints and textured materials can’t be measured by a traditional spectrophotometer.  For these, the industry has introduced innovative spectrophotometers that offer the benefits of digital color measurement and communication to this previously neglected cate... Read more

Chinese fashion comes of age as preference for local brands grows

Chinese fashion comes of age as preference for local brands grows

"China, once known as the hotbed for cheap imitations of world-class designers, now prides itself for string of local brands such as Ms Min, Ming Ma and Angel Chen. These young designers, educated at the prestigious schools like the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin are challenging Western brands on qu... Read more

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

"Old sci-fi fiction which portrayed leading characters in futuristic apparels have widened the imaginative realms of filmmakers by transforming traditional fabrics such as cotton or contemporary synthetic fibers with their "future-y" designs. And recent advances by new designers make the future of this clothing look mu... Read more

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

"According to Jain, the implementation of GST has led to an increase in import of all MMF products. Particularly, the imports of MMF yarn and apparels have increased by 83 per cent and 84 per cent respectively. The main reason for this increase is the removal of CVD post GST, which made imports cheaper by over 12 per c... Read more

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessori…

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessories

"The centerpiece of fast fashion industry ‘denim’ is also one of the most polluting and water intensive fabrics. The fabric requires copious amounts of water across its production three processes that include growing of the cotton, dyeing and finishing the material, and finally texturising the product. This... Read more

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-friendly mate…

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-friendly materials

"Over the last 60 years, Taiwan has evolved from a mass supplier to an innovator equipped with a comprehensive yet integrated value chain and developer of high value added products and functional textiles. One of the most significant sectors of the manufacturing industry, the textile industry now ranks among the top se... Read more

China dominates world cotton fabric market with production and exports

China dominates world cotton fabric market with production and exports

"A new report ‘Asia – Woven Fabrics Of Cotton – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’, reveals revenues of the cotton fabric market in Asia increased by a meager 2 per cent to reach $43.9 billion in 2018. Though the overall consumption of cotton fabric in China witnessed a steady... Read more

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after China

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after China

"With both Bangladesh and Vietnam registering steady export growth, competition between the two countries to become the next manufacturing destination alongside China is becoming intense. Statistics reveal, Bangladesh is the second largest and Vietnam the third largest apparel exporter in the world. While Bangladesh is... Read more

Study deliberates India’s participation in the RCEP and FTAs

Study deliberates India’s participation in the RCEP and FTAs

"Though majority of the industry leaders believe trade agreements (FTAs) are not beneficial for Indian economy, a new research policy paper by former commerce secretary Rajeev Kher and Ram Upendra Das, Head of Centre for Regional Trade, an autonomous body promoted by the commerce ministry, offers a contrary view. The r... Read more

SIMA awards top 10 performing group of mills

SIMA awards top 10 performing group of mills

"At the 13th CEO Conference held on September 09, 2019 at The Residency Towers, Coimbatore, top 10 performing group of mills were awarded with the SIMA Technofacts Award for the year 2018-19. The awards were given away by the Chief Guest, CK Ranganathan, Founder Chairman, Cavinkare"   At the 13th CEO Conference ... Read more

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

"From top fashion brands like H&M and Gucci to small fabric companies, all fashion lovers are making conscious efforts to reduce the colossal amount of waste filling our landfills every year. Luxury brand LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recently signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committ... Read more

Brands in China facing tough competition on digital platforms

Brands in China facing tough competition on digital platforms

"The Chinese fast fashion market has been in doldrums since the last two years with overseas brands struggling with declining profits. Brands like H&M and Forever 21 have been rolling back planned expansions as the recent annual report of H&M reveals. The brand’s net sales have declined from 7 per cent in... Read more

Lack of knowledge hampers growth of plus-size market

Lack of knowledge hampers growth of plus-size market

"Miniscule in size as of now, plus size start-ups are searching for venture capitalists who can change the dynamics of their business by providing them adequate funds. However, Nadia Boujarwah, Cofounder of the plus-size personal styling service Dia&Co, notes investors usually try to match their current opportuniti... Read more

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

"Around 60 per cent of Indian textile industry, projected to grow $223 billion by next few years, is cotton-based. Cotton cultivation consumes around 25 per cent of the world’s pesticides which is fast becoming a major cause of concern for the industry. Textile is the one of the biggest contributors of both dry a... Read more

Brands add a personal touch to their digital operations

Brands add a personal touch to their digital  operations

"The invasion of technology is reinventing the fashion world with customers moving away from brick and mortar stores to online shopping. However, the luxury fashion sector has, until now, remained immune to this change as here the experience of shopping in opulent boutiques is almost as important for customers as the c... Read more

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: Study

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: Study

"A new research report by DBS Bank’s economist Radhika Rao, says the US-China trade conflict is a golden opportunity for India to increase its trade footprint particularly in categories on which Washington has imposed tariffs on Beijing. The report lists various ways the trade war can benefit India." A new res... Read more

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand retail

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand retail

"The government has relaxed FDI rules for foreign single brand retailers. It has also permitted 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route in contract manufacturing and coal mining and a 26 per cent FDI in digital media. Also, the government has expanded the definition of mandatory 30 per cent domestic sourcing norm fo... Read more

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

"A new luxury or premium look is giving the traditional five-pocket denim a life beyond basics. New denim makers are responding to the changing mindset of consumers who now prefer brands that offer comfortable styles and designs besides using sustainable fabrics and adopting responsible manufacturing practices."  ... Read more

India’s T&C exports grow 2.4 per cent, US continues to be largest marke…

India’s T&C exports grow 2.4 per cent, US continues to be largest market

"Though India’s textile and clothing (T&C) exports grew 2.04 per cent to reach $37,497.18 million in FY 2018-19, apparel exports declined 3.38 per cent in the last (FY 18-19) to $16156.27 million. Of this, woven apparels ruled the segment with exports of $ 8,335.91 and accounting for 22 per cent in the total ... Read more

Multinationals gear up to tackle labor exploitation in sourcing factories

Multinationals gear up to tackle labor exploitation in sourcing factories

"Although shares of Fast Retailing, the Japanese company behind clothing brand Uniqlo, surged more than 75 per cent over the past year due to its steady expansion in overseas and endorsement deals with tennis star Roger Federer and golfer Adam Scott, around 2,000 of its Indonesian laborers were laid off with unpaid wag... Read more

 
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Vietnam August cotton imports down 25 per cent

Vietnam’s cotton imports in August 2019 were down 25.6 per cent year on year and 22.8 per... Read more

Women’s wear is profitable but tricky

Global women’s wear market has shown good growth rate. The market is bifurcated into five... Read more

Super changes schedule

Super will be held in Italy from September 19 to 22, 2019 during Milan Fashion Week and will op... Read more

Southeast Asia offers tax breaks

With the ongoing tariff war between the US and China, Southeast Asian countries are intensifyin... Read more

Shima Seiki offers fully integrated cutting system

Shima Seiki’s Cutting Solutions is a fully integrated cutting system that offers smooth w... Read more

Upcoming Performance Days to highlight new concepts

Performance Days will be held in Germany, November 13 to 14, 2019. The trade fair for functiona... Read more

Strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil facility rattles fashion sector

The attack on a major hub of Saudi Arabia’s oil production has shaken up the fashion indu... Read more

Markische Faser partners Kelheim Fibers for innovative fibers

Two German manufacturers Märkische Faser and Kelheim Fibers are offering spun dyed fibers ... Read more

Lycra gives jeans shape and fit

Jeans with Lycra dualFX technology deliver a comfortable, lasting fit for all body types regard... Read more

Finland’s LSJH develops infrared textile recycling

LSJH has developed technology for sorting textile waste. This is an infrared-based technology t... Read more

Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association targets $10 billion exports

The Myanmar Garment Industry Strategic Plan 2014-2021 laid out by the Myanmar Garment Entrepren... Read more

China’s share in Indian yarn exports plummets

China was a major buyer of Indian cotton yarn. But of late, its share has dwindled to less than... Read more

China can misuse RCEP clause

The rules of origin clause will determine the fate of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partn... Read more

Bluesign to update system criteria

For the first time, Bluesign is holding consultations with both external and internal stakehold... Read more

Vietnam export value of textiles, fiber and cloth up eight per cent

In the first eight months of the year, Vietnam’s export value of textiles, fiber, and clo... Read more

US fashion brands struggle with tariffs

Tariffs on goods imported from China have been devastating to small fashion brands in the US.Th... Read more

Re.VerSo embodies the spirit of Italy

Re.VerSo is a new textile platform that works with textile partners to produce a fully integrat... Read more

Orders pour in for Surat’s manmade fabric

The textile processing sector in Surat has ramped up production following a rise in the demand ... Read more

India’s yarn production may fall this fiscal

Yarn production in India is likely to decline this fiscal owing to lower demand from China and ... Read more

India’s RMG exports decline

The Tirupur Exporter’s Association has revealed that the exports of readymade garments fr... Read more

India July leather exports down four per cent

India’s leather and leather products exports dipped four per cent in July 2019. Yearly de... Read more

H&M sales up eight per cent

H&M sales were up eight per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier.It was the fifth ... Read more

Chic fashion fair in China next week

Chic will be held in China, September 25 to 27, 2019. This is Asia’s leading trade fair f... Read more

CITI elects new office bearers

T. Rajkumar is the new chairman of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry. He heads Sri M... Read more

Chinese fabric mills face falling orders

In the first half of 2019 fabric mills in China faced a decrease in orders.At the same time inv... Read more

H&M’s Global Change Award to prop up startling innovations

The Global Change Award is an attempt to move the needle in a space where global consumption of... Read more

Bangladesh leather exports inch up

Bangladesh’s leather and leather products exports increased by 1.32 per cent in July to A... Read more

UK’s leading arc flash protection specialist launches new socks range

ProGARM, the UK’s leading specialist in arc flash protection, has launched a new socks ra... Read more

Miles Johnson and IskoTM collaborate for a new collection

Leading denim brand, IskoTM has collaborated with renowned British fashion designer Miles Johns... Read more

BFC to honor Giorgio Armani with Outstanding Achievement Award

The British Fashion Council (BFC) will award designer Giorgio Armani with the Outstanding Achie... Read more

US show targets supply chain

Summer Market Outdoor Retailer was held in the US in June 2019. This is North America’s l... Read more

US knit fabric revenue up two per cent

In 2018, the revenue of US knit fabric rose 2.6 per cent.US knit fabric production in 2018 rose... Read more

US fabric imports from China down 22 per cent

In the first seven months of 2019, US fabric imports from China fell 22.36 per cent in value co... Read more