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Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile c…

Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile companies

"The fashion industry has increasingly relied on forests to create alternative fabrics such as viscose, modal, lyocell and other trademarked textiles. Healthy forest ecosystems are essential for mitigating climate change, as well as maintaining species diversity and freshwater systems. Progressing conservation solution... Read more

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

"The nonwoven industry is on a sustained growth momentum since last four decades and is a key constituent of the man-made fibre market. European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), the international association, most recent summary of its annual statistic shows that, the overall production of nonwovens in Gr... Read more

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Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

"Birla Cellulose becomes one of the first viscose staple fibre producers to earn the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for its products as well as to complete the audit conducted by the Rainforest Alliance. As in recent years, fashion as an industry is blamed to have emerged as a rapi... Read more

GST for textile sector, in line with the prevailing rates – ICRA

GST for textile sector, in line with the prevailing rates – ICRA

"The Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council announced rates for the textile and other pending categories on June 3, 2017, moving one step closer to the proposed implementation of the new tax regime with effect from July 1, 2017. While rates for most commodities were announced on May 19, 2017, the announcement for the t... Read more

Hong Kong export sentiments hit a four-year high

Hong Kong export sentiments hit a four-year high

"Hong Kong’s export sentiment has reached a four-year high, according to the latest Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Export Index. For the second consecutive quarter the Index rose, climbing to 50.1 during the April-to-June period. The figure registered 47.1 in the first quarter of the year. The result... Read more

Vietnam signs deals worth $8 billion with US

Vietnam signs deals worth $8 billion with US

"To sustain its export-driven economy and minimise the impact of US withdrawal from the TPP, Vietnam is placing a great thrust on the increased trade relations with the US, which is its largest export market. Vietnam and the US have recently signed business deals worth US$8 billion, in the sectors such as aircraft engi... Read more

Premiere Vision aims increased resources for manufacturing sourcing

Premiere Vision aims increased resources for manufacturing sourcing

"Through its various manufacturing shows, and in parallel to its shows proposing specific materials, the Premiere Vision group aims to implement an international sourcing strategy to serve increasingly global and multi-product fashion brands. The goal is to help international fashion brands save time in their sourcing ... Read more

UK is witnessing major instances of textile counterfeits

UK is witnessing major instances of textile counterfeits

"Counterfeit has become a burgeoning trillion-dollar global market despite efforts by international authorities. Fashion garments are some of the most reproduced products with the greatest proportion originating in China. The huge growth in the printed textile market, the increasingly affordable cost of direct-to-garme... Read more

Is China moving towards capital & technology intensive economy?

Is China moving towards capital & technology intensive economy?

A recent research by Changjiang Securities reveals that with China's high-tech exports significantly improving, the internal structure of the computer and communication technology is relatively maturing forward along the areas of material and life technology products such as tilt, overall level of technology content of... Read more

CHIC Autumn Shanghai: The bridge for entering the Chinese consumer mar…

CHIC Autumn Shanghai: The bridge for entering the Chinese consumer market

"CHIC Autumn Shanghai being held from October 11 to 13, 2017, opens with nearly 850 national and international fashion brands, those will present themselves to the Chinese audience and use the platform to enter the Chinese fashion market and expand their network." CHIC Autumn Shanghai being held fr... Read more

Global Rights Index 2017 reveals low working conditions across the wor…

Global Rights Index 2017 reveals low working conditions across the world

"The number of countries experiencing physical violence and threats against workers has risen by 10 per cent in just one year, says the annual ITUC Global Rights Index. Attacks on union members have been documented in 59 countries, fuelling growing anxiety about jobs and wages. The report shows corporate interests are ... Read more

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

"A new investigation report has found fast fashion majors such as H&M, Zara and Marks & Spencer are buying material produced in factories that devastate peoples’ health in Indonesia, China and India. Toxic run-off from the manufacture of viscose, a supposedly environmentally friendly fibre used to make cl... Read more

Branded women’s wear set to overtake menswear in India

Branded women’s wear set to overtake menswear in India

"According to a report by financial services firm Avendus Capital, women’s branded apparel market is set to overtake men’s apparel segment in size by 2025 growing from Rs 99,300 crore in 2015 to Rs 2.77 trillion in 2025, making nearly 40 per cent of the market then."       A... Read more

Euratex to focus on circular economy in textile & apparel manufact…

Euratex to focus on circular economy in textile & apparel manufacturing

"Euratex General Assembly conference on Circular Economy in textile & apparel manufacturing held on June 8 was attended by about 100 delegates. Four committed companies and Grzegorz Radziejewski from the cabinet of the Commission Vice President Katainen discussed the opportunities and challenges confronting the sec... Read more

Looking beyond ethics of fast fashion, focus on garment workers

Looking beyond ethics of fast fashion, focus on garment workers

"Campaigns against “fast fashion” scapegoat working-class consumers while doing little to improve the conditions of garment workers. “The high cost of cheap fashion” has alerted customers to the debasing labor conditions and environmental practices that are involved in the production of cheap tr... Read more

Technology to aid online customers choose right, boost sales

Technology to aid online customers choose right, boost sales

"Online shopping isn’t as easy as it seems, it requires a lot of brainstorming because it actually is out for public. Numerous concerns faced by shoppers need to be addressed these include: fit, comfort, and how the fabric actually feels. Retailers have to deal with returns when shoppers realise something that lo... Read more

Global intimate apparel market to grow at CAGR of 4 per cent: Technavi…

Global intimate apparel market to grow at CAGR of 4 per cent: Technavio study

"The global intimate apparel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4 per cent during 2017-21, says the latest report by Technavio. Consumers are demanding products that are both fashionable and comfortable. The increase in customisation of bras is an important driver for the market. The recovery from the re... Read more

Technology and functional properties boost activewear market

Technology and functional properties boost activewear market

"Activewear have gained popularity because of comfort, looks, and functional properties like keeping cool, dry, and odor free. According to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey, half of all consumers (50 per cent) are willing to pay more for water repellent apparels, followed by thermal regulating (4... Read more

Proposed changes in NAFTA to adversely impact LA apparel units

Proposed changes in NAFTA to adversely impact LA apparel units

"The proposed changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has resulted in companies planning to shift their manufacturing base away from Los Angeles. As Mateo Juarez, GM, United Jeans says, in Los Angeles County, the minimum wage for businesses with more than 26 employees rises to $12 an hour from July ... Read more

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Surat cloth traders protest against GST

The roughly 70,000 textile traders in Goodluck Textile Market have refused to register for GST,... Read more

Walmart says GST’s a game changer

Walmart hopes to benefit from GST. One gain is in a national unified market, there is no need o... Read more

Forthcoming ITMA in Spain gathers strong interest

ITMA will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. With innovations in the world of textiles ... Read more

Milano Unica and ICE Agency united to promote Italian textiles

Starting from next September, the fashion shows in Milan will be held concurrently with the wom... Read more

US May retail sales down

Total US retail sales for May declined by 0.3 per cent month over month. On a year-over-year ba... Read more

Tirupur garment exporters await ROSL dues

Tirupur’s garment exporters are waiting for the Rebate on State Levies (ROSL), amounting ... Read more

FOGWWA wants a uniform fiber policy in textile sector

For the benefit of Indian textile sector under the new GST regime the Federation of Gujarat Wea... Read more

Spinexpo becomes the largest essential event in the textile industry

Spinexpo is a leading textile industry expo that promotes yarns, fibres and knitwears. For the ... Read more

Konica Minolta switches to digital printing business in India

Japanese printing technology major Konica Minolta is set to help businesses switch to digital i... Read more

Kenai Sports’ green efforts include converting trash to apparels

US-based Kenai Sports is a sportswear brand that makes clothes out of trash. Each day, the comp... Read more

Agra’s footwear industry says GST too high

Agra’s footwear industry which Agra’s dates back to the Mughal era feels GST rates ... Read more

080 Barcelona Fashion showcases Spain’s fashion industry

080 Barcelona Fashion is being held in Spain from June 26 to 30. It aims to turn Barcelona and ... Read more

Ethiopia banks on Arvind for water treatment in industrial park

Ethiopia is developing 10bmega industrial parks in different regions of the country. These indu... Read more

Denim set for huge growth globally

The denim jeans market the world over is primarily driven by rapid evolution of demand for bran... Read more

Denim set for huge growth

The denim jeans market the world over is primarily driven by the rapid evolution of demand for ... Read more

India’s cotton area increases this year

The land allotted to cotton cultivation in India has increased this year compared to 2016. Farm... Read more

Archroma to sponsor SDC international Design competition 2018

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, will be the major sponsor for the S... Read more

South Africa seen as growing textile market for India

India wants to increase textile and apparel exports to Africa. India is presenting herself as a... Read more

Vietnam’s textile and apparel export earnings up 11 per cent

Vietnam’s earnings from garment and textile exports in the first quarter of this year wer... Read more

Vietnamese suppliers to VF Corp and Target focus on sustainability

A group of Vietnamese textile suppliers to VF Corp and Target Corporation have achieved $15 mil... Read more

USTR announces AGOA review for Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

The United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Trade Policy Staff Comm... Read more

South Carolina allows hemp cultivation

Farmers in South Carolina will be allowed to cultivate legal industrial hemp, which is defined ... Read more

US jeans sales up four per cent

The US women’s and men’s jeans market has rebounded after facing recent challenges,... Read more

US company Applied DNA to tag cotton

Applied DNA will tag 27.5 million pounds of cotton in the US for the 2017/2018 ginning season. ... Read more

Uniqlo accused of running sweatshops

Japan’s fast fashion brand Uniqlo’s supplier factories in China have poor working c... Read more

Pakistan Fashion Council empowering women’s craftsmanship

Deepak Perwani head of Pakistan Fashion Council has special plans for his country’s fashi... Read more

Warangal’s textile park promises quick approvals

The proposed textile park in Warangal will offer units a host of benefits. This includes develo... Read more

Textile Auxiliaries market to witness substantial growth during by 2024

Textile Auxiliaries market expects to clock in good growth by 2024. The global textile auxiliar... Read more

Italy awaits CETA to boost trade

Italy hopes to benefit from CETA, the free trade agreement between Canada and the EU. The agree... Read more