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Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

"A recent report suggests ‘Made in US’ clothing is gaining ground with the government’s thrust and companies’ near-shoring strategies. The focus is on high-quality US craftsmanship priced competitively with imports. This proposition makes perfect sense for manufacturers and sellers as the entire... Read more

APTMA proposes a much needed boost for Pakistani textile sector

APTMA proposes a much needed boost for Pakistani textile sector

"The Pakistan textile industry is facing tough times. Textile funds over Rs 200 billion ($US 1.56 billion), in the form of export rebate, sales tax refunds, etc, are stuck with the government. This is compelling industry to buy electricity and gas at an expensive rate compared to other countries in the region. Even wat... Read more

USFIA releases fifth Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study

USFIA releases fifth Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study

"The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has released the fifth annual Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study, a survey of executives from nearly 30 leading fashion brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers, including some of the largest brands and retailers in the country. Done in conjunction with Shen... Read more

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

"Amid retaliatory tariff measures, tension between the US and China seem to be increasing and the substantial impact would be on cotton imports and exports. As highlighted by Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated, China’s cotton imports have been on the rise and are expected to continue climbing over ... Read more

Gauging India-China’s trade relationships amid US-China trade war

Gauging India-China’s trade relationships amid US-China trade war

"On positive fallout of the ongoing turmoil between China and the US, is that Beijing has lowered duties on many Indian imports and removed them for 28 drugs, including anti-cancer drugs. As a favour, India has removed tariffs on over 3,000 goods from China and other Asian countries. Trade experts and Chinese officials... Read more

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in…

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in the list

"The US is looking to impose a new set of $200 billion tariffs on China. The move comes after the US implemented $34 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports recently, which was the first portion of the promised $50 billion Trump promised to levy against China over intellectual property concerns. Robert Lighthizer, ... Read more

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Apparel Sourcing Paris: To host global clothes and accessories makers

Apparel Sourcing Paris: To host global clothes and accessories makers

"Consolidating its position as a leader for global sourcing of clothes and fashion accessories production, Apparel Sourcing Paris to be held from September 17-20, 2018, in Paris will host 690 exhibitors. The show, to be organised by Messe Frankfurt France, will offer a dynamic solution for women’s, men’s an... Read more

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen sees record number of exhibitors, visit…

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen sees record number of exhibitors, visitors

"Shenzhen is fast establishing itself as China’s fashion capital with some 1,000 fashion brands, 2,000 garment companies and 30,000 fashion designers based in the city and this year’s strong growth confirms Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen as the industry’s platform of choice for suppliers to connect wi... Read more

Technology and its slated expanse for apparel value chain

Technology and its slated expanse for apparel value chain

"Apparel value chain comprises of downstream functions (retailing) managed in advanced economies and upstream functions (manufacturing) managed by least developed economies. Given the small and medium enterprise status of apparel manufacturing and mostly entrepreneurial ventures, cheaper access to technology will be an... Read more

Stretch properties the mainstay in jeans today

Stretch properties the mainstay in jeans today

"Growing craze for athleisure among millennials is giving tough fight to traditional jeans manufacturers. As Jane Singer, Director and Head of Market Intelligence, Inside Fashion points out the two biggest challenges faced by the denim segment are convincing consumer, who already owns several pairs of jeans, to buy one... Read more

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

"Besides other prevailing challenges, apparel companies need to now tackle steep increase in prices of raw materials as well. As per recent stats, wool prices have soared to record highs this year on booming demand, while a drought in Texas and rising Chinese imports have sent cotton futures to a nearly six-year peak i... Read more

Gauging blockchain’s impact on global textile industry

Gauging blockchain’s impact on global textile industry

"Blockchain was originally created as a public ledger for bitcoin, the crypto-currency. In the apparel industry, blockchain means more transparency when it comes to what apparel is made of, and where and how it is made. Daniel Newman, Principal Analyst and founding partner, Futurum Research explains blockchain can help... Read more

Rising Transparency: A sharp increase in AGT’s list of compliant compa…

Rising Transparency: A sharp increase in AGT’s list of compliant companies

"As per The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textile (AGT), currently there are 4,268 production sites in India where participating companies produced goods in the past year. This sharp rise in the number of production sites is a result of more companies signing up the Agreement, as well as them gaining insi... Read more

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

"The Lenzing Group introduces Veocel, the company’s new nonwoven specialty brand. Positioned as a premium brand of nonwoven fibres for daily care rituals, Veocel provides the nonwoven industry with fibers that are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from botanic origin and produced in an environmentally resp... Read more

CMAI’s 67th National Garment Fair to open in Mumbai on July 16

CMAI’s 67th National Garment Fair to open in Mumbai on July 16

"India’s largest apparel trade show – The 67th National Garment Fair is being organised by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) from July 16 to 19, 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon. The fair will be inaugurated by Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI, who is also the ex-chairman of t... Read more

ITC’s conference explores integration of fashion and AI

ITC’s conference explores integration of fashion and AI

"The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in partnership with the Vision and Beauty Team at Alibaba and The Textile Institute, UK is organising the first-of-its-kind academic conference titled ‘Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textile Conference 2018&rsquo... Read more

REI comes up with stringent sustainability norms for suppliers

REI comes up with stringent sustainability norms for suppliers

"With growing eco-landscape, retail giant REI has come up with a new set of sustainability standards, which will apply to 1,000-plus outdoor brands it sells currently, and the ones it will sell in the future. With immediate effect, companies will need to abide by the code of conduct, pledging to uphold environmental an... Read more

Sri Lanka strengthening its presence in global luxury fashion

Sri Lanka strengthening its presence in global luxury fashion

"Sri Lanka has created a niche in luxury fashion and increasingly top global fashion houses are expanding their bases in the country. Jude Gayantha Perera, Chief Curator, Stylist.lk, points out Sri Lanka’s market for international luxury fashion brands is on the cusp of a renaissance. And it has moved its way up ... Read more

US tariffs may trouble fashion retailers

US tariffs may trouble fashion retailers

"US policy makers have put themselves in a fix with the imposition of duty on imported products. While clothing and footwear haven’t come under the duty radar but the scenario seems grim. Clothing accounts for about $35 billion of China’s annual exports to the US and footwear $15 billion, around 10 per cent... Read more

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Kenya to be the next beneficiary of US export window

Experts have hinted that Kenya is likely to be a beneficiary of another US export window that i... Read more

NCTO bats for textiles to be included in the fresh list of import tariffs

The National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) has praised the Trump administration&rsquo... Read more

Pure London to bring together 700 global brands

Pure London, the largest fashion festival, being held in London from July 22-24, 2018 will feat... Read more

Khazanah to invest in Pepe’s India arm

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the strategic investment fund of the Malaysian government, is plannin... Read more

KCA urges the government to waive all taxes and duties on cotton imports

The Karachi Cotton Association has urged the government to waive all duties and taxes on import... Read more

GST Council to refund accumulated credit

The GST Council has decided to refund accumulated credit on account of inverted duty structure ... Read more

EPCH calls for smooth transition of GST

EPCH has regularly been representing to the GST council for the smooth transition of exporters ... Read more

IndustriALL affiliates defend the right to strike

IndustriALL Global Union affiliates, FENOTHAC and FESYNEME, who met in Cotonou as part of a pro... Read more

US cotton exports to Bangladesh plagued by difficulties

The American cotton industry seems to be plagued with many difficulties such as the age-old fum... Read more

Premiere Vision New York reflects churn in industry

Premiere Vision New York was held from July 17 to 18. The trade show presented a comprehensive ... Read more

UK retail sales grow fastest since 2004 in Q2

British shoppers stepped up purchases the most in over a decade in the second quarter despite l... Read more

TPP adds more members, Thailand and Colombia to join in

Thailand and Colombia may join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The UK is seeking public feedback... Read more

Tamil Nadu to improve cotton production

The Tamil Nadu government has made elaborate plans to improve cotton production. These include ... Read more

Net earnings of Skechers decline by 24 percent in Q2

Footwear maker Skechers USA Inc’s shares declined recently after same-store sales missed ... Read more

Primark partners UNICEF to promote education

High street fashion retailer Primark has announced a three-year partnership with UNICEF where b... Read more

Inditex pilots recycling program in China

Spanish garment retailer Inditex will pilot at-home pick up service for recycled garments in Ch... Read more

India doubles import duty on textile products

India has doubled the import duty on textile products including carpets, woven fabric, jackets ... Read more

Trade war to hurt Vietnam’s garment, leather, footwear industries

Key commodities in Vietnam including apparel, leather, and footwear are likely to be hurt by th... Read more

Eurojerse extends WWF partnership, launches microfibre project

Eurojersey has signed a new three-year extension of its existing partnership with WWF Italia ai... Read more

India opt for Brexit post FTA failure

The India-EU free trade agreement (FTA) will soon be discarded. Although the EU has asked for t... Read more

Cordura, Carhatt team up to offer sturdy work wear line

Cordura in partnership with Carhartt has launched a line called Full Swing Steel. This has a co... Read more

Cinte Techtextil will open on September 4

Cinte Techtextil will be held in China from September 4 to 6. A number of leading international... Read more

Bangladesh is biggest buyer of Indian cotton

Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia are prominent markets for Indian cotton. Traditional buyers s... Read more

Flat knit machine maker Stoll makes inroads in Africa

Stoll has built a strong business across Africa. Its business activities across the vast Africa... Read more

Colombo to host 11th CIFS from September 27

The 11th Colombo International Yarn & Fabric Show 2018 (CIFS 2018), Sri Lanka’s premi... Read more

Gujarat garment manufacturers predicts 10 per cent rise in prices

Garment manufacturers in Gujarat have predicted a rise of 10 per cent in price of garments afte... Read more

Vietnam’s exports to CPTPP countries up 16 per cent

Vietnam’s apparel exports to member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreem... Read more

Venture offers cotton DNA testing

Impetus Bioscience has partnered ICA Bremen for cotton DNA testing services. The developments w... Read more