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Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

"With the US President Trump imposing import duties on Indian products such as textiles, gems and jewellery, automotive, organic chemicals and pharmaceuticals, this could spell bad times especially for SMEs in the country. The impact could be huge, as the US accounts for nearly 16 per cent of India’s total export... Read more

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure…

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure?

"Alok Industries, one of the most formidable players in Indian textile space, has been reeling under financial pressure and may soon be declared bankrupt if the dues aren’t paid. The current 270-day deadline for resolution set under the insolvency code is already over and the company management is trying to get s... Read more

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

"The recent edition of Denim Première Vision brought to fore many developments in the denim sector. Global companies such as Bossa, Kilim and Berto presented fabrics made with fiber from post-consumer recycled denim. A panel discussion was devoted to the developments in post-consumer recycled denim (PCRD) and be... Read more

US-Rwanda dispute: Trade battle continues with tariffs and sanctions

US-Rwanda dispute: Trade battle continues with tariffs and sanctions

"This seems to be a classic case of the big fish trying to swallow the smaller fish. The Rwandian move of imposing tariffs on the US export of second-hand clothes seems to have bruised many egos in the Donald Trump administration, which promptly suspended duty-free access to the US markets for Rwandan clothing. This sq... Read more

Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

"All surveyed countries, apart from Brazil and Germany, expect a decrease in yarn output in the first quarter of 2018. Global yarn stocks were stable between the third and fourth quarter of 2017. A reduction in Brazil of 11 per cent, Egypt of 9 per cent, and Europe 4 per cent was cancelled out by a 3 per cent increase ... Read more

Welspun: Continues to lead with renewed focus on sustainability and CS…

Welspun: Continues to lead with renewed focus on sustainability and CSR

"One of the most important of the company’s investments includes the launch of Wel-Trak™ - a patented, end-to-end traceability process that ensures that customers can trace the origin of the cotton raw materials throughout the supply chain from farm to retail shelf. Welspun also entered into a tie-up with O... Read more

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Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

"With the Trump administration imposing tariffs on a host of foreign-made goods, US trade scenario is becoming challenging day by day. Earlier it was China, and now it’s Canada’s turn to replicate it as the Trump government has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Ca... Read more

India’s growing prominence in global e-com landscape

India’s growing prominence in global e-com landscape

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has published a research on India’s growing e-commerce consumerism. As per the report, India is considered a difficult market to do business, despite substantial improvement in the ease of doing business in recent years. In the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report... Read more

Plus size fashion getting into mainstream in the US

Plus size fashion getting into mainstream in the US

"The industry has been slow to learn lesson, things are getting on track. The women’s plus size fashion market has witnessed growth of over 38 per cent from two years ago, reports Smith. The plus size market is the fastest-growing segment in the US, but it still accounts for 1.6 per cent of the market, which is m... Read more

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold clothin…

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold clothing

"As per the European Clothing Action Plan, Europeans consumed over 6.4 million ton of clothing in 2017. France alone discards 600,000 ton of clothing and accessories per year, reveals a case study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, of which only a quarter is collected in recycling bins or charity shops. Under the count... Read more

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collabora…

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collaboration

"Shifts in how we make and consume clothing are stretching planetary resources to breaking point, feels Michael Stanley-Jones, Nairobi-based Programme Management Officer of UN Environment’s Poverty-Environment Initiative. As per a 2016 McKinsey report, clothing production has doubled, the average consumers’... Read more

Myanmar needs to work on its competitive advantage to maintain growth

Myanmar needs to work on its competitive advantage to maintain growth

Myanmar textile factories have been facing the heat of higher labour wages as union officials still don’t feel that the new minimum wage of K4,800 is enough to cover the increasingly high cost of living, especially in urban areas where most factories are located, and have demanded K5,600 to K6,600. In lieu to thi... Read more

Resistance to 3D virtual prototyping a stumbling block in apparel sect…

Resistance to 3D virtual prototyping a stumbling block in apparel sector

"Although many fashion and apparel companies have adopted tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite and PDM systems within their product development process, the implementation of 3D virtual prototyping tools have been met with resistance. The reasons vary from company to company but they must be addressed as the immense num... Read more

Fast Fashion needs fast action

Fast Fashion needs fast action

"Fashion is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped in landfills each year. The fashion industry is also the second biggest consumer of water, producing 20 per cent of wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The equivale... Read more

Denim makes a splash with innovations and new trends

Denim makes a splash with innovations and new trends

"Casual denim, in the last few years, has given way to a more relaxed wear such as yoga pants and jeggings. People prefer to buy latest fabric technology such as five-pocket trousers in extra stretch materials and trendier style variations. The industry is innovating denim with renewed focus. Designers are developing c... Read more

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practic…

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

"Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International (CCI) recently said disposable, fast fashion has made a big contribution to the rise of synthetic, man-made fibres that are cheap to manufacture, though not easily recycled, leaving a damaging footprint on the environment. Unfortunately, scientific resea... Read more

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

"For the past many years, two of the biggest global textile buyers, US and European, have been following the China + 1 or China + many sourcing strategies. Among these +1 or +many would be Asian countries, viz., Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka. However, recent OTEXA statistics reveal even though US imports from t... Read more

The textile industry on expansion mode

The textile industry on expansion mode

Currently estimated at $110 billion, the Indian textile industry is likely to grow to $250 billion in the next two years. The country currently exports textiles worth $40 billion every year. The last two years have witnessed a new surge of optimism in the textile sector as the centre has announced capital investment s... Read more

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

"Leading athleisure companies are experimenting with growing acceptance of wool activewear and the properties associated with it. Be it wool’s softness and odour-resisting properties, brands like Adidas and Lululemon are making sure the trend catches on. Added to this, wool’s inherent properties such as bre... Read more

Perf' launched with a combination of Italian design and cutting-edge t…

Perf' launched with a combination of Italian design and cutting-edge technology

"The products offered by the brand are dedicated to all those heroes, who live with a "Never Give Up" attitude and extreme zeal. From runners who run for leisure, to fitness freaks who take their every single workout to a new level and to professional athletes who play the game at the highest level, Perf lets each of t... Read more

Automation making deep inroads in global textile industry

Automation making deep inroads in global textile industry

"Automation has been making inroads in the textile industry rapidly owing to increasing competition, rising labour costs and lack of skilled workforce. While the industry has started taking steps, it has yet to catch up with the global counterparts. Deploying automation has multiple advantages such as eliminating human... Read more

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

"A new 56-page report entitled ‘Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018’ reviews the state of the industry, analysing the sustainability initiatives currently being implemented, and offers a framework that fashion businesses can follow in their efforts to reduce their negative environmental and social imp... Read more

US-China trade face-off result of skewed understanding of realities

US-China trade face-off result of skewed understanding of realities

"Therefore, the reasons for China’s protest are perfectly valid. After all, the country has achieved phenomenal success in globalisation through selective protection, credit subsidies, state-owned enterprises, domestic-content rules, and technology-transfer requirements. Although the US has alleged that Chinese p... Read more

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill ta…

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill task

"Woolgrowers at the event said, production has serious limitations. In Australia, the producer of over 80 per cent of the world fine apparel wool, production growth is limited by the lack of Merino ewes, the high lamb and mutton price, poor seasons, wild dog predation, land committed to cropping and in some cases a lac... Read more

Trade ties: A balancing act for two global economies

Trade ties: A balancing act for two global economies

"The US has been the undisputed leader in trade negotiations. Notably, so as it governs the world’s biggest share of exports of services. US exports more services than it imports from the rest of the world, a $230 billion surplus. Let’s take a look at how the entire calculation works. Apple pays its subcont... Read more

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US cotton farmers anxious about ongoing trade war with China

American cotton farmers are worried about the trade war with China. The US cotton market has be... Read more

Trade war with the US will hurt India

The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from India. India, in return, will ra... Read more

Taxes cripple Zimbabwe’s textile and apparel industry

Zimbabwe’s textile and garment industry is facing rough weather due to heavy taxation and... Read more

Simply Be launches new range of sustainable jeans

Simply Be has become the first UK retailer to launch new jeans made from a blend of cotton and ... Read more

Puma signs Ayton, names Jay-Z President basketball division

Puma is making a major play to get back in the world of basketball, and the company took a big ... Read more

Marc Nelson Denim launches whiskey-infused denims

Tennessee-based men’s wear brand Marc Nelson Denim has launched whiskey-infused denim whi... Read more

Le Col launches Tour series jersey

Le Col is launching an official supporters’ Tour based on Le Col’s SS18’s Pro... Read more

Lacoste develops Olympics range

Sports apparel brand Lacoste has developed new men’s clothing and accessories line in par... Read more

Italian machinery production up eight per cent

In 2017, Italian textile machinery production rose eight per cent while exports grew seven per ... Read more

Heimtextil to display Indian crafts

Heimtextil & Ambiente, to be held in New Delhi, June 27 to 29, 2018, will display India&rsq... Read more

C&A Foundation to invest $1.5 million for circular fashion initiatives

The C&A Foundation has announced $1.5 million to fund five circular fashion initiatives wor... Read more

Global cotton prices headed north

Cotton prices are headed towards historic highs. Reasons include overall trade volatility, a lo... Read more

CoolVisions offers modern performance fiber

Polypropylene brand CoolVisions is a developer and manufacturer of revolutionary dyeable perfor... Read more

US-China trade dispute deepens

The US-China trade dispute deepened after China vowed to retaliate against President Donald Tru... Read more

Asean may benefit from US-China stand-off

The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China will benefit Thailand and Asean m... Read more

Two major brands contribute to circular economy

Two major brands – Guess and The North Face–are establishing programs to keep goods... Read more

Bangladesh to construct 300 green RMG factories

Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed says nearly 300 green readymade garment (RMG) factories are unde... Read more

New recycling method embraces the full cycle of apparel reuse

A new report suggests the environmental impact of an item's journey continues to go unnoticed a... Read more

Canada: Legislation introduced to ratify Trans-Pacific free trade deal

Canada’s Liberal government has introduced a legislation to ratify a free trade deal with... Read more

HGH India opens doors on July 3, expecting 35 per cent rise in exhibitors

The 7th edition of HGH India 2018, the annual trade show for home textiles, home decor, gifts a... Read more

New Delhi to host Heimtextil from June 27

Heimtextil & Ambiente will be held in New Delhi from June 27 to 29, 2018. The fair will bri... Read more

Vietnam yarn exports up 14 per cent this year

In the first quarter of 2018, Vietnam’s exports of yarns and fibers were up 14.2 per cent... Read more

Toray sets up textile base

Japan-based Toray Industries, has opened a new textile and apparel development base. This will ... Read more

Colombia looking to join CPTPP trade deal

Colombia has formally requested for permission to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreem... Read more

ThreadSol partners Thailand RMG for innovative technologies

ThreadSol has entered into a partnership with garment manufacturers in Thailand. The partnershi... Read more

Chinese largest buyers of Australian Merino wool

China is Australia’s largest wool customer, buying about 80 per cent of Australian wool. ... Read more

NCR textile units face a shortage of dyes

Dyeing factories in Delhi-NCR region are facing a shortage of dyes. Imports of raw material fro... Read more

Turkey textile firms urge government to delay China import fees

Turkish textile firms have asked the government to postpone plans of imposing new requirements ... Read more

Burberry sales down one per cent

Burberry’s sales were down one per cent last year. Pre-tax profits grew five per cent and... Read more

London Textile Committee takes steps to increase cotton, jute supplies

The London Textile Committee report has recommended immediate measures to increase the cotton o... Read more

Australia keen on FTA with EU

Australia has kicked off negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Union to dri... Read more

Puma signs endorsement deal with Marvin Bagley III

Top NBA draft prospect Marvin Bagley III has signed a five-year footwear and apparel endorsemen... Read more

As trade war escalates, EU backs tariffs against US

EU countries approved a raft of tariffs targeting US goods including blue jeans, whiskey and mo... Read more

Christian Dior world's largest retailer, Zara second

Christian Dior tops as a retailer in Forbes annual list of the “world’s largest pub... Read more

Activewear harmful to environment, health

Despite consumer preferences, the activewear is now dominated by synthetics, research reveals t... Read more

Inditex looks to innovative technologies to boost business

Inditex , the world's largest clothing retailer and owner of the Zara chain, is developing new ... Read more

r21 Holdings appoints new President, CEO

Fast fashion pioneer r21 Holdings has made three new appointments. Laurie Van Brunt was appoint... Read more

White Show teams up with Project announces global partnership

Menswear show Project has teamed up with White Show to launch an exclusive collaboration for SS... Read more

MarediModa and Performance Days trade shows adjust dates

MarediModa and Performance Days have come to an agreement to avoid overlapping dates from the u... Read more