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Donear Group acquires OCM Woolen Mills

Donear Group acquires OCM Woolen Mills

"In order to strengthen its position in the fabric sector, the promoters of Donear Group have acquired OCM Woolen Mills. This acquisition makes Donear India’s largest branded menswear fabric manufacturer. OCM manufactures premium range of high-quality all-wool and wool-blended worsted suiting fabrics. Donear will... Read more

Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

"When it comes to luxury & fashion, people only project London and Paris as the ultimate destination. But the scenario is changing with a host of young designers ready to bring glory to Eastern European culture on the global canvas. It all started in 2014, when Magda Butrym, a young Warsaw-based stylist-turned-fash... Read more

Eco-clothing gets luxury makers’ attention

Eco-clothing gets luxury makers’ attention

"With consumers waking up to eco-clothing, luxury brands and sportswear companies are increasingly looking at alternative materials to create sustainable clothing. There are greater opportunities in recycled and alternative fabrics made from unusual materials like mushrooms, oranges and even proteins inspired by spider... Read more

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

"While the entire industry awaits the final Brexit agenda to decide their future course of action, recent developments show the UK government is pushing for a two-year transitional deal to help a smooth change. Prime minister Theresa May outlined plans to strike a deal that would effectively delay implementation of any... Read more

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BoF, Lyst Index releases Q3 hottest fashion brands, Demna Gvasalia top…

BoF, Lyst Index releases Q3 hottest fashion brands, Demna Gvasalia tops list

"Balenciaga has become the hottest fashion brand beating Gucci. Latest research, indicates Demna Gvasalia-designed brand went up two notch to top the hottest brand ranking in the third quarter of 2017. Even after slipping one rank, Gucci continues to excel as the most consistent performer in the hottest brand ranking t... Read more

Global sportswear segment fuelling growth in overall apparel market

Global sportswear segment fuelling growth in overall apparel market

"The global sportswear market is expected to more than double by 2020 to reach $184.6 billion, from $78 billion in 2016. In 2017, revenue in the ‘sports & outdoor’ segment was $53,024 million, and expected to grow at 11 per cent from 2017 to 2022, thereby increasing the volume of market to $89,428 milli... Read more

October edition of Yarn Expo lived up to industry expectations

October edition of Yarn Expo lived up to industry expectations

"The recent Yarn Expo in Shanghai offered three days of uninterrupted trendsetting sourcing platform for textile, yarns, and fibre companies across the globe. The yarn and fibre sector’s leading global event has been lauded as an effective sourcing platform. This year, the exhibition space expanded by 115 per cen... Read more

Canopy’s Hot Button Report takes stock of environmental progress

Canopy’s Hot Button Report takes stock of environmental progress

"Canopy recently released the updated and expanded edition of the Hot Button Report, a ranking of 11 viscose and rayon producers that represent 70 per cent of global viscose production. The Hot Button Report is the first tool of its kind that enables fashion brands and retailers to assess producers’ impact on the... Read more

In Style Hong Kong puts the spotlight on economic cooperation in the r…

In Style Hong Kong puts the spotlight on economic cooperation in the region

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) mega promotion event, ‘In Style Hong Kong’, is underway in Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Two of the campaign’s highlight events are: In Style Hong Kong Symposium and In Style Hong Kong Expo. Y B Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong, Minister in Prim... Read more

Ofxam-Deloitte study reveals startling wage disparity in apparel segme…

Ofxam-Deloitte study reveals startling wage disparity in apparel segment

"Apparel sector wage compensation is extremely low, creating a stir in the industry. A new report by Deloitte for Oxfam Australia reveals big brands are to be blamed for keeping people working for them in poverty, which means they are not paying a living wage. Oxfam describes living wage as: enough money to provide a w... Read more

Bangladesh: Non compliance to Accord, Alliance leads to dip in RMG ord…

Bangladesh: Non compliance to Accord, Alliance leads to dip in RMG orders

"The recent business accord has sent shivers among Bangladesh clothing manufacturers with most either getting termination order or registering a fall business. Global fashion brands and retailers detached business ties with them on their failure to comply and latest data reflects the total number of factories with whic... Read more

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

"Denim being the preferred apparel for all age groups and genders, companies are going all out to innovate to lure customers. They are coming up with innovative product line ups to expand denim’s capabilities and appeal. As Jean Hegedus, Global Director-denim, Invista, points out one of the hottest things right n... Read more

Apparel Sourcing and Shawls & Scarves Showcase reveals facets of s…

Apparel Sourcing and Shawls & Scarves Showcase reveals facets of sourcing

"This September edition of Apparel Sourcing, Europe’s top show for global clothing and accessories and Shawls & Scarves – The Accessories Showcase that specialises in neck and shoulder accessories, recorded a 13.9 per cent increase in visitors compared to last year."       ... Read more

Avantex Paris keeps its focus on innovative fashion

Avantex Paris keeps its focus on innovative fashion

"The 5th Avantex Paris show, held from September 18-21, 2017 at Le Bourget, Paris, attained its goal of uniting players from fashion and innovation under one platform that provides a wealth of information, shows foresight and brings about positive change in the industry. Fashion brands, retailers and designers attended... Read more

Texworld Paris showcased creativity right from the word go

Texworld Paris showcased creativity right from the word go

"Messe Frankfurt France organized Texworld Paris from September 18 to 21, 2017. The show focused on materials, components and trimmings for the fashion and accessories industry recorded a 13.9 per cent increase in visitors compared to last year. After two years of lacklustre performance, buyers were in need of renewal ... Read more

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

"More than ever, the eco-efficiency of the textile & clothing industry has been under scanner with many associations taking steps towards enhancing sustainability in the apparels industry. This was the topic of discussion at the recently held exhibit in New York at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It focused on rethink... Read more

CFD stimulates and empowers students

CFD stimulates and empowers students

The College of Fashion and Design (CFD) in Dubai is a comprehensive fashion design and fashion business management college. It strives to enrich and empower creative and entrepreneurial minds to fashion their future. It promotes a learning environment, fostering research and stimulating innovation to empower students.... Read more

India offers her best at Dubai fair

India offers her best at Dubai fair

The International Apparel and Textile Fair is being held in Dubai, November 1 to 3, 2017. The Indian pavilion comprises 51 leading manufacturers and exporters from the textile and apparel industry who are into various product categories like men’s wear, kids’ wear, high fashion women’s wear, technica... Read more

Street wear returns at Tokyo show

Street wear returns at Tokyo show

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo was held October 16 to 22, 2017. The menswear collections on display appeared to be marching in step with a global push toward irony-drenched street wear. Given Tokyo’s formative role in defining the term in the ’90s, it represents something of a homecoming, and a number of bra... Read more

Taiwan needs to consolidate its leadership position in performance wea…

Taiwan needs to consolidate its leadership position in performance wear

"Taiwan’s love interest with sports activities and a brewing expanse of micro-gyms and running clubs is offering a new wave of growth for sportswear companies. Last year alone there were more than 600 running races hosted on the island and Taipei City’s bike paths are overflowing with cyclists. This enthusi... Read more

South Africa: Lessons from K-Way turnaround for T&A industry

South Africa: Lessons from K-Way turnaround for T&A industry

  South Africa is eyeing an economic turnaround riding on growth plans and investment projections in the textile & clothing industry. This sentiment was reflected by Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa. After having witnessed a major down... Read more

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Heimtextil 2018 to showcases home textile designer products and more

New designs and technical developments will be exhibited across all product divisions will be o... Read more

MNC brands pose stiff competition to domestic ones in Vietnam

For the last 15 years, a slew global fashion brands have entered Vietnam targeting the middle-i... Read more

Denim Première Vision sees recycled denim, sustainability overlap

Denim Première Vision celebrated 10 years in Paris last week with numerous exhibitors th... Read more

CEMATEX to promote innovation excellence with grant at ITMA 2019

ITMA 2019 will be held from June 20 to 26 June at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue. It will sh... Read more

BGMEA seeks garment worker wage boards

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has put forward a propos... Read more

Association of Ghana Apparel Manufacturers launched in Accra

The (AGAM), a business network and advocacy organization for the Ghanaian apparel business was ... Read more

Victoria’s Secret shifts from bras to panties among slumping sales

Victoria's Secret is trying to revamp how it sells panties as the company posted its second str... Read more

Texprint changes name to TexSelect

TexSelect is the new name for Texprint. The name change is in response to the fact that, since ... Read more

GST Woes makes 50000 workers jobless in 2 months

The power loom weaving sector in the country's largest man-made fabric (MMF) centre in the city... Read more

Gap shares jump as same-store sales top street estimates

Gap posted third-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates as comparable sales gre... Read more

Fair Trade event puts the spotlight on sustainable fashion

The Fair Trade Forum India, which is taking place as part of World Fair Trade Week in Delhi, ha... Read more

Egypt hosts 2nd edition of ‘Destination Africa

In order to attract investments to the African continent, the Ready Made Garments Export Counci... Read more

April edition of IATF to bring design and innovation to the UAE

The November 2017 edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) proved to be a grand... Read more

Sweden expand trade ties with India

Sweden plans to strengthen bilateral trade with India. Trade between the two countries is somew... Read more

Lectra-ESCAP Europe hold round table on uses of customer data

Amazon, EasySize, Evo Pricing and Lectra explored diverse uses for customer data during a round... Read more

Recycling benefits of wool

Synthetic clothing is not readily recycled due to a lack of technology and commercial viability... Read more

IAF event World Fashion Convention to be held in Maastricht next October

The World Fashion Convention will be held in Holland, on October 9 and 10, 2018. The convention... Read more

Gerber Technology streamlines offering

Gerber Technology has software product lines that make it easier for customers to adopt technol... Read more

Ongoing Taipie In Style promoting Taiwan’s fashion, designs

Taipei In Style (TIS) is being held in Taiwan from November 16 to 19, 2017. This is an annual f... Read more

Cooling fabrics have growing market

The global market for cooling fabrics is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of ... Read more

Colombia show Colombiatex to be held next January

Colombiatex will be held from January 23 to 25, 2018. It will showcase textile-garment sector o... Read more

Ludhiana garment makers stares at major losses as exports nosedive

In a development that might prove to be disastrous for the knitwear, garment and textile indust... Read more

Cambodia’s garment exports grow by five per cent

Cambodia’s garment exports are expanding at five per cent. Similar growth is expected in ... Read more

Cambodia confident of GSP eligibility

Cambodia has benefited from the US’ GSP scheme since 1997. In July last year, the US expa... Read more

Sweden looks for a joint project with Birlas on smart textiles

Sweden is looking for a joint project with the Aditya Birla Group in smart textiles as part of ... Read more

The Children’s Place net sales up three per cent

In Q3 The Children’s Place net sales increased 3.4 per cent. Comparable retail sales incr... Read more

Coats ropes in Tesco executive Hongyan Echo Lu as non-executive director

Leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market... Read more

Denmark looking for textile partnerships in Pakistan

Denmark wants to enhance bilateral trade with Pakistan in various sectors including textile and... Read more

Shanghai Tex to open on November 27, over 1,200 exhibitors lined up

Shanghai Tex will be held from November 27 to 30, 2017. Over 1,200 exhibitors from 26 countries... Read more

Mike Simko joins Hyosung

Mike Simko is a new marketing director for Hyosung. Simko will lead the global marketing of Cre... Read more

Huntsman launches water repellent synthetic textiles

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced the new Phobotex RSY non-fluorinated durable water repe... Read more

With GSP Plus from EU Sri Lanka’s textile exports flourish

GSP Plus from the European Union has helped Sri Lankan exports. Apparel exports to the EU from ... Read more