"In order to take the eco-friendly route, many leading brands from apparel industry’s and retailers need to significantly increase their uptake of ‘sustainable cotton’, says a WWF study, Pesticides Action Network (PAN) UK and Solidaridad. The report ranks apparel brands and retailers who use more than... Read more
"The latest Wazir Textile Index (WTI) highlights that raw material prices increased in Q1 FY18 compared to Q1 FY17. On an average, raw cotton, viscose staple fibre and polyester staple fibre prices increased by 15 per cent, 10 per cent and 3 per cent respectively in Q1 FY18. Cotton yarn and polyester viscose blended ya... Read more
"C&A, the global Dutch chain of retail clothing stores, recently launched a line of T-shirts certified by the Cradle to Cradle standard. This essentially implies they are designed and manufactured in an eco-friendly way and whose materials can be recirculated safely back into industrial materials or composted into ... Read more
"McKinsey's biannual Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) survey has brought out the most important trends in apparel sourcing. These include: the need to balance cost, compliance, and capacity; navigating volatility; and exploring the growth opportunity in sourcing regions such as Bangladesh and East Africa. The 2017 survey... Read more
"As a part of water conservation initiatives, companies are attempting ways to utilise wastewater as a resource. Among the leading companies, Lanxess has started an initiative and at present about 24,000 cubic metre of wastewater is treated with membrane elements and ion exchangers from Lanxess in the Tiruppur region i... Read more
"Vietnam has slowly and steadily gained major ground in world’s biggest apparel market – the US -- with its high quality textile offerings. As Vu Duc Giang, Chairman, Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) points out Vietnam's textile and garment export turnover, in 2017, is estimated at $30.5 bill... Read more
"Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp., announced the opening of new Calvin Klein multi-brand lifestyle stores in Shanghai, China and Düsseldorf, Germany. Each store is a flagship and features the brand’s latest retail design concepts."
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"Due to labor shortages, developed countries, such as the UK, the US and Japan, had to hire workers from Mexico, China, India and Vietnam. In the era of Industry 4.0, many textile and garment plants in Vietnam, China and India are expected to be moved to the US where robots have replaced humans in many positions. Using... Read more
MarediModa presents Trends Summer 2019 for Swimwear/Intimate Apparel/Athleisure Fabrics and Accessories, theme for teh season is Exploring the new without leaving the past. The trends forcasting is done by Trend forecasting by David Shah and Stijlinstituut Amsterdam.
Ad hoc (Swimwear)
An ad hoc, dynamic design proc... Read more
"The popularity of Bangladesh RMG is such that every third European has a T-shirt made in Bangladesh and every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. The country exports $28.14 billion worth of the item or 6.4 per cent of the global share and the export target by 2021 is to push it up to $50 billion. Th... Read more
The Green Carpet fashion awards brought star power to fashion’s drive to sustainability.
The unique awards put sustainability at the heart of fashion in a ceremony fit for the Oscars.
Dakota Johnson wore a Gucci black organic silk tulle dress with Swarovski crystals and recycled brass embroidered cups. Swarov... Read more
"For Bangladesh RMG exports, shirting has been a key growth driver over the years. This was complemented aptly by knits and bottoms (non-denim and denim) that helped the country strengthen its position as the preferred global textile sourcing destination. Looking at the increased efficiency and expertise, major MNCs su... Read more
"Vietnam is fast becoming a hub for fast fashion companies such as Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, etc. Higher disposable incomes and increased awareness towards brands is driving sales in Vietnam. While price remains a major factor for purchasing decision, consumers are not shying away from new fashion even at the cost of payi... Read more
Long before two industry veterans, viz, Walmart and Patagonia, proposed a collaboration helmed by the then Walmart chief merchandising officer, John Fleming, and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, the idea was to join competitors together to develop an index to measure the environmental impact of their p... Read more
"Australian fashion made a strong impact at the recent New York Fashion Week. For fashion, it’s the spirit of the designers that’s attracting clout of late. For instance, Zimmermann started with swimsuits and quickly became people’s favourite. The horizon for designers is going global with Colette in ... Read more
"Deloitte recently published a report on millennials and their attitudes and purchase motivations in the luxury market. ‘Bling it on: What makes a millennial spend more’ reported American millennials trailed far behind the other markets in their purchases of high-end fashion or luxury goods. Over one-fourth... Read more
The US textile industry and their Indian counterpart have the potential to co-create $100 billion additional business in both countries, thereby strengthening bilateral trade. As far as India’s strengths are concerned, it has a strong base in fibres, spinning, etc, while finishing is the US&... Read more
The innerwear market in India is segmented between men and the more fancy-driven women’s and both markets are growing significantly. While the global men’s innerwear segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8 per cent to reach $13.6 billion by the end of 2024, women’s innerwea... Read more