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Runway fashion gets eco-connect across the world

Runway fashion gets eco-connect across the world

"Toronto Women's Fashion Week held recently focused on sustainable fashion paradigms. Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks's sophomore Peggy Sue Collection brought down the house with her farm-to-high-fashion designs one day after former Project Runway Canada star Evan Biddell showcased his saucy repurposed Value Village collec... Read more

HKTDC’s Houseware Fair and Home Textiles Fair ends on a high note

HKTDC’s Houseware Fair and Home Textiles Fair ends on a high note

"The 32nd HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the 8th HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair drew to a close on April 23 with marked visitor attendance. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the two four-day brought together together more than 2,500 exhibitors from 28 co... Read more

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Aditya Birla Group puts the focus on innovations through Liva

Aditya Birla Group puts the focus on innovations through Liva

"A few years ago, Aditya Birla Group made an attempt at something that had never been tried in the Indian textiles industry. From a pure commodity product, the company has transformed VSF into a high quality aspirational brand popularly known as ‘Liva’. “I believe, there has been a phenomenal rise in ... Read more

Dollar Industries forays on the National Stock Exchange

Dollar Industries forays on the National Stock Exchange

"Dollar Industries celebrated their first listing day on National Stock Exchange last Friday. The event saw the ringing of listing bell at 10:00 am at National Stock Exchange, BKC, Mumbai. The event started with the lighting of traditional lamp in the presence of Dindayal Gupta, Chairman, Dollar; Vinod Gupta, MD, Binay... Read more

Human rights, labour rights coalition urge brands for transparency

Human rights, labour rights coalition urge brands for transparency

More apparel and footwear companies should join 17 leading apparel brands that have aligned with an important new transparency pledge, a coalition of unions and human rights and labor rights advocates said. The pledge commits companies to publish information that will enable advocates, workers, and consumers to find ou... Read more

Hong Kong reclaiming its stake in the global textile canvas

Hong Kong reclaiming its stake in the global textile canvas

"A well-known supplier of quality dyed and printed fabrics, and famous for ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) products, Hong Kong has had a special place in the global textile map. However, owing to economic uncertainties, the country seems to be losing focus. The surge in cost... Read more

Bangladesh rising as Asia’s strongest economies

Bangladesh rising as Asia’s strongest economies

"For long, ‘Asian Tigers’ typically referred to Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. The four countries experienced rapid growth between the 1960s and 1990s. But now Bangladesh is emerging strong, as the World Economic Forum pointed out. The Bangladesh economy has been one of the top performers in ... Read more

CanopyStyle ropes in 100 fashion brands to protect global forests

CanopyStyle ropes in 100 fashion brands to protect global forests

"Canopy, award winning environmental not-for-profit, announced that CanopyStyle, which focusses on the elimination of ancient and endangered forests from the production of rayon and viscose fabrics, has hit the significant milestone of 100 committed brands. Kathmandu, SVILU, Raquel Allegra and Duffield Design are the l... Read more

US textile on rebound mode, trade deals to help push growth

US textile on rebound mode, trade deals to help push growth

"In 2016, production of US man-made fibre and filament, textiles, and apparel shipments was nearly $75 billion, an 11 per cent increase from 2009, according to the National Council of Textile Organizations, which recently released its ‘2017 State of the Industry Address’. It has been a fairly stable and str... Read more

India’s cotton spinning production to witness a downturn

India’s cotton spinning production to witness a downturn

"Withstanding price pressures, Cotton spinners in India are resorting to production cuts in the current financial year to sustain profit margins. Experts estimate an average production cut of 15 per cent for fiscal 2017-18, if the current scenario continues. A recent study by Care Ratings estimates India's cotton yarn ... Read more

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile diaspor…

Cotton Incorporated pushing for cotton's leadership in textile diaspora

"It’s always a tough challenge for cotton as it competes with synthetic fibers, and, for the past several years, cotton has been much more expensive than other fibres, points out Mark Messura, Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain Marketing, Cotton Incorporated. In order to create an awareness of cott... Read more

Prosperity Denim riding on fabric technology for its innovative range

Prosperity Denim riding on fabric technology for its innovative range

"Chinese denim maker Prosperity Denim is striving hard to keep its leadership position. As managing director Andy Zhong, Prosperity Denim says “We have more than 100 new styles every month. In China, we make eight million yards a month and at the new capacity in Vietnam we will offer two million yards a month. Th... Read more

Prosperity Textile fabrics named ISPO TEXTRENDS 2017 F/W top products

Prosperity Textile fabrics named ISPO TEXTRENDS 2017 F/W top products

"Four denim fabrics developed by Prosperity Textile have been named top products and selections at the ISPO TEXTRENDS 2017 Fall/Winter. Two, in Street Sports and two, for the Eco Era category. The selected fabrics include A3716-11, a denim fabric providing ultra-high abrasion resistance with 4 percent Dyneema to offer ... Read more

TPF 2017: A sneak peek at the line up of insightful concurrent program…

TPF 2017: A sneak peek at the line up of insightful concurrent programs

"To provide more opportunities for exhibitors to promote their high-quality products and new technologies, TPF 2017 has lined up several product and technical presentations. The 2017 Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair (TPF 2017) will be held from April 19-21, 2017 at the Shanghai New International Ex... Read more

Brexit could have a positive implications for Indian companies

Brexit could have a positive implications for Indian companies

"March 29, 2017 would be officially marked as the day when the UK government formally initiated the process of the country’s exit from the European Union (EU). While there are many speculations surrounding this move, analysts believe Brexit would bring good news for India. Well there are reasons for this analysis... Read more

C&A Foundation with Fashion for Good transforming apparel industry

C&A Foundation with Fashion for Good transforming apparel industry

"C&A Foundation, with Fashion for Good, made an industry-wide call for collaboration to transform the apparel industry at a gathering of innovators, sustainability and fashion thought leaders today in Amsterdam. Created with an initial grant from founding partner C&A, Fashion for Good is a global initiative tha... Read more

Sustainability Goals: H&M pledges use of 100 per cent recycled mat…

Sustainability Goals: H&M pledges use of 100 per cent recycled materials by 2030

"Hennes & Mauritz AB recently set the next milestone with a pledge to use only recycled or green materials in its products by 2030. Crafted in 2016, Sustainability Report, H&M will work towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to be climate positive throughout its entire value chain by 2040. The retail... Read more

TPF 2017: Focus on knowledge sharing, discussion on inks and print-hea…

TPF 2017: Focus on knowledge sharing, discussion on inks and print-head

"Gauging development trends of digital printing ink and nozzle helps end-users to seize the initiative. In view of this, there will be a number of sharing sessions on different themes at the oncoming Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Exhibition from April 19 to 21. The intent is to have in-depth discussi... Read more

Inkjet technology making inroads in textile industry

Inkjet technology making inroads in textile industry

"Deploying inkjet technology into the textile industry is presenting an increasingly compelling opportunity for the print industry, recent research from Smithers Pira reveals this. Double digit growth across 2016-21 is making digital textile printing one of the most exciting market opportunity in the print and textile ... Read more

More policy backing needed to push up India’s apparel export capabilit…

More policy backing needed to push up India’s apparel export capabilities

"While the government is pushing hard to make India a preferred global destination for investment, exports is an area which still needs to grab the attention of the powers that be. Till August 2016, India’s exports had declined continuously for 18 months. There seems to be relief post August with exports starting... Read more

Sporto: A sparkling new brand for men

Sporto: A sparkling new brand for men

"Started as an extension to Macho, Sporto has been receiving tremendous traction from consumers. Having established its presence in almost 1,000 stores, the company sees this as just the tip of the iceberg. Navinn Seksaria, Director, JG Hosiery, in an interaction with Inside Fashion, talks about his expansion plans and... Read more

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US cotton exports may rise 53 per cent

US cotton exports in 2016-17 are forecast to rise 53 per cent from the previous season. Overall... Read more

Indonesia’s Sritex adds capacity in spinning

Indonesia’s Sritex group has bolstered its production capacity in spinning mills and fini... Read more

Luxury fashion brand Jimmy Choo is up for sale

Luxury shoe and bag retailer Jimmy Choo, with market value of over 700 million pounds (Rs 5,800... Read more

Amsterdam Kingpin’s Show harks back to the ’80s

Amsterdam hosted the Kingpins Show on April 19 and 20, 2017. The show gathered a record number ... Read more

Kenya unsure about AGOA and apparel exports to the US

The volume of Kenyan apparels shipped to the US under the African Growth and Opportunity Act de... Read more

Cotton USA to host trade mission from Bangladesh

Executives from 12 leading Bangladesh companies will be travelling to the United States ‘... Read more

Bangladesh RMG units not complying with plan, says Human Rights Watch

Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing textile industry. Increasing demand for textiles made ... Read more

New figures show revival of textiles manufacturing in Lancashire

Despite Brexit, Britain has revived some of the foreign investment in the country. The recent e... Read more

Making what people want should be the focus of ‘Made in America’

Bayard Winthrop, CEO and Founder of the clothing brand American Giant, is not impressed by Pres... Read more

US cotton position unclear for 2016 crop

World cotton supply and demand estimates for 2016-17 include a modest net increase in world pro... Read more

Trendwatch: Athleisure wear scores over denim

Active wear or athleisure has caught on in a big way. It translates effortlessly from gym wear ... Read more

UK’s bedroom textile market to boom in next 5 years: Study

The UK bedroom textiles market is set to grow by 12.5 per cent between 2017 and 2022, reveals r... Read more

UK apparel exports up 41 per cent in 2012-16 period

Production of UK textile and apparel increased 2.5 per cent over the last two years. Exports ro... Read more

Tukatech expands market share

American company providing fashion technology solutions globally, Tukatech, is looking at expan... Read more

Pakistan upgrades textile value chain

Pakistan is helping the entire chain of the textile sector to adopt and upgrade to new technolo... Read more

Nike holds patent for innovative denim

Nike has a patent for architecturally reinforced denim. For a company that prides itself on inn... Read more

Laos : EU’s new hub for garment sourcing

A Recent survey has found Laos one of the last surviving communist country in the Indo China Pe... Read more

Shima Seiki to hold 3rd G3D Knitting Seminar & Workshop in NY

Established in 1962 Shima Seiki has become a brand to be reckoned with. Shima Seiki Japan is th... Read more

Cristiano Ronaldo to launch denim line CR7

Football mega-star Cristiano Ronaldo has announced the launch of new CR7 Denim line in June. Th... Read more

Sri Lanka’s Brandix retains position as most valuable export

Brand Finance has rated Brandix as Sri Lanka’s most valuable export brand for the third c... Read more

Birla Century gets Oeko-Tex approval

Birla Century has been awarded the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification by Hohenstein for sustainable... Read more

Accord, Alliance isolate 217 errant units in Bangladesh

Accord and Alliance have so far severed business relations with 217 Bangladeshi readymade garme... Read more

Japanese trade show IFF Magic Japan starts on April 26

IFF Magic Japan will be held from April 26 to 28, 2017 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center... Read more

Lenzing working with recycled fibers

For Lenzing sustainability is an integral feature of group strategy. Crucial operational compon... Read more

The US continues to lead the global sportswear market

The US remains the world’s largest sportswear market as it continues to witness significa... Read more

Microban to clear myths on textile odor

Microban will clear misconceptions about textile odor control and prevention during Performance... Read more

Denim Premiere Vision starts on April 26

Denim Premiere Vision will be held in France from April 26 to 27, 2017. Among the show’s ... Read more

Adidas commits to sustainability goals

Adidas has a commitment to create one million pairs of shoes made from up cycled marine plastic... Read more

Strong rupee may hit export margins of textile and apparel sector

Earnings and Ebitda margins of Indian textile and apparel exporters will be hit in the near ter... Read more

Australia’s shorn wool production up four per cent

Australian shorn wool production for the 2016-17 season is expected to be 4.3 per cent higher t... Read more

RBI's 'caution list' fear puts textiles exporters on edge

Textile exporters fear their names might figure in the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI's) caution ... Read more

NCTO applauds President Trump’s executive order on ‘Buy American’

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has applauded President Trump’s Apri... Read more