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Over 13,000 buyers flock Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter

Over 13,000 buyers flock Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter

"Among the markets outside Hong Kong, this edition of the Fashion Week saw the highest buyer attendance from Mainland China, Indonesia and the US, showing that the sourcing sentiment in both mature and emerging markets has remained unaffected. Among emerging markets, buyer attendance from Russia recorded an increase. T... Read more

Egypt emerges a major sourcing hub, Ethiopia to follow

Egypt emerges a major sourcing hub, Ethiopia to follow

"Rising labor costs in East Asia and tax-free access to the US market is encouraging Asian textile and garment manufacturers and Western buyers to turn to Egypt. China is planning to move 20 per cent of its production to Egypt either by setting up shop, through mergers or full acquisitions of local companies. The US-Ch... Read more

Africa emerges strong clothing, footwear sourcing destination

Africa emerges strong clothing, footwear sourcing destination

"The sub-Saharan African clothing and footwear market is worth $ 31 billion. The number of non-selected and African descent models has increased significantly, on global runways for fashion’s biggest brands. They are featured in leading fashion magazines and among most of the world’s land breaking advertisi... Read more

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

"One of the most popular types of clothing around the world, denim is also one of environmentally hazardous garments. A case in point is the river delta in China whose water turned blue from the washing of jeans from thenearby denim factories. Lately, many brands trying to arrive at a common consensus on the issue of s... Read more

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

"The recent Apparel Sourcing Show, hosted in Paris, noted that China's dominance of the global clothing manufacturing sector might soon come to an end. Bangladesh, with its lower production costs, will overtake China, with many Chinese manufacturers shifting their production facilities to the South Asian nation. A... Read more

2019: A year of transformation for menswear fashion

2019: A year of transformation for menswear fashion

"Year 2019 promises to be that of change in the world of men’s fashion. Events like high-profile label hookups, industry shakeups, and a focus on sustainability will rattle the Richter scale for menswear for the next 12 months with several brands igniting trends, change and quite probably a purchase or two." &nb... Read more

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

"Mohammad Ali Khokon was recently elected president of Bangladesh Textile Manufacturers Association (BTMA) for a two-year term (2019-2020). As the President of BTMA, Khokon plans to work in the woven and knit sectors by filling demand gaps. Besides pushing the government to announce weaving as a separate sector and pro... Read more

50th Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W opens, Fashion Launderette in focus

50th Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W opens, Fashion Launderette in focus

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 50th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter started today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day event will continue till January 17, 2019. In 2018, the Fashion Week attracted 14,000 buyers from 76 countries and regio... Read more

Macro slowdown forces investors to focus on company strategies

Macro slowdown forces investors to focus on company strategies

"Over 150 consumer-oriented public and private companies will make presentations before investors, analysts, traders and executives in Orlando, Fla at the 21st annual ICR Conference. However, before these presentations, companies including Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, Lululemon Athletica, and Abercrombi... Read more

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networking

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networking

"New opportunities and prospects for the textile industry will emerge as over 400 exhibitors and 48 countries participate in the 2nd edition of Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show in Mumbai from January 18 to 20, 2019. This year, GTTES has seen 26 per cent growth by attracting about 168 companies. It has m... Read more

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

"While the trade truce between the US and China gave brands and retailers some time to plan their counteractions if President Trump levies tariffs on the remaining goods imported from China, it also extended the uncertainty over the future. Every time a new set of tariffs are announced, soft goods brands and retailers ... Read more

Regional supply chains to determine world textile,apparel trade in future

Regional supply chains to determine world textile,apparel trade in future

"A growing phenomenon-- RPTN -- refers to geographically proximate countries forming a regional supply chain. Deepening of this RPTN increases the concentration of world textile and apparel exports. In general, three primary textile and apparel regional supply chains operate in the world today. Asian supply chain.... Read more

Top 10 trends to define the fashion agenda in 2019

Top 10 trends to define the fashion agenda in 2019

"The ‘State of Fashion Report’, co-published by McKinsey & Company and Business of Fashion, dubs 2019 as a year of awakening as companies will pioneer new innovations in automation and AI, disrupting themselves before others do it for them. The report 10 key trends that will define the fashion agenda in... Read more

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

"Cotton processing market, estimated at $59.7 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0 per cent to reach $72.6 billion by 2023. Growth is being driven by increasing demand for cotton in the textile industry and rising animal feed. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market wit... Read more

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

"A new report by NGO KnowTheChain reveals the fashion industry lacks in its efforts to address forced labor. The NGO surveyed 43 of the world’s largest clothing and footwear companies’ efforts to address the issue. These companies scored only 37 out of a possible 100, with more than two-thirds scoring below... Read more

Dependence on China fickle, India needs to formulate its own strategies

Dependence on China fickle, India needs to formulate its own strategies

"Textile industry in China maintained a moderate rise in the first quarter of 2016. Textile exports grew by 22.16 per cent reaching EUR 24.6 billion. Exports to the European Union and the United States declined to 9.7 per cent as the set quota limits reached the sum of EUR 7.3 billion, 47 percentage points lower than t... Read more

Louis Vuitton tops BrandZ’s France Top 50 ranking

Louis Vuitton tops BrandZ’s France Top 50 ranking

"In the second annual BrandZ France ranking, released by WPP and Kantar, Louis Vuitton secured the first position ($46.4 billion), Chanel second ($39.2 billion) and Hermès third ($31.5 billion). The total value of BrandZ French Top 50 rose by 12 per cent. While this is significantly ahead of the 2.3 per cent inc... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

Innovations in technology, trends, social media to drive fashion in 2019

Innovations in technology, trends, social media to drive fashion in 2019

"A recent report on State of Fashion 2019 by Mckinsey/BOF notes the top challenges for the fashion industry are: volatility, uncertainty, speed of changing consumer preferences and sustainability. To tackle these, the reports advises industry leaders to be nimble, digitally skilled, experiment with new trends Mckinsey ... Read more

India’s T-shirts exports in Q2 declined across all countries

India’s T-shirts exports in Q2 declined across all countries

"Export of knit T-shirts by India registered an export value of $570.17 million in Q2 FY 18-19. This is a 9.62 per cent decline over the previous quarter. This trend of falling exports is an indication for exporters to move towards more value added apparel exports, rather than competing with countries like Bangladesh.&... Read more

Need for more accountability on worker’s safety in South Asia

Need for more accountability on worker’s safety in South Asia

"The 2013 Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh and the 2012 factory fire in Pakistan city kick started a series of litigation processes, public awareness campaigns and safety inspections kick-started in the aftermath of the two fatal incidents. Although some compensation was paid to the victims' families, but did these tr... Read more

Strong domestic demand, growing exports boosts future of Indian textiles

Strong domestic demand, growing exports boosts future of Indian textiles

"India’s textiles sector has witnessed a spurt of investment in the last five years. The industry attracted FDI worth $2.97 billion from April 2000 to June 2018. Some of the major investments in include a new skill development scheme named 'Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector (SCBTS)' by the Cabinet Co... Read more

February edition of The Fairyland for Fashion in Paris to attract 1,800 exh…

February edition of The Fairyland for Fashion in Paris to attract 1,800 exhibitors

"The Fairyland for Fashion, the banner under which the twice-yearly Paris trade fairs held by Messe Frankfurt France at the Le Bourget exhibition centre are grouped, is dedicated to materials, clothing production and forward planning for textiles, clothing and accessories. The event comprising the upcoming Apparel Sour... Read more

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

"A new business intelligence report by Global Market Insights titled ‘Blended Fibers Market Research Report’ provides comprehensive market analysis with future prospects to 2024. The report predicts the blended fibers market in the Asia Pacific region will be over 9 million ton by 2024. This is driven by gr... Read more

Brexit to impact global economy slowly but surely

Brexit to impact global economy slowly but surely

"For the last two and a half years, Brexit has consumed the entire United Kingdom. The UK’s negotiations with the EU have dragged on through multiple déjà vu moments, and the consensus is that the economic fallout will be felt far more acutely in Britain than in the EU, let alone in countries elsewh... Read more

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Yoga wear dominates active wear in the US

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Poll reveals Americans’ distrust for fashion brands

A new poll by Changing Markets, an organisation dedicated to reducing the environmental footpri... Read more

Textile show Colombiatex in Brazil next week

Colombiatex will be held in Brazil from January 22 to 24, 2019. This is Latin America’s m... Read more

Technical textiles hold a great future for India

The technical textile industry in India is growing at a CAGR of 20 per cent. The diverse range ... Read more

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The ongoing US-China trade war threatens to dent exports from the world's two largest economies... Read more

Pakistan enhances synthetic filament capacity

Pakistan is upgrading its filament production capacity. The aim is to ensure availability of th... Read more

Pakistan withdraws duties on cotton imports

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Spanish club files lawsuit against Turkey’s Barca Textile

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Egypt industry ministry plans largest textile city

The Ministry of Trade and Industry in Egypt recently announced plans to establish the largest t... Read more

Bangladesh garment accessory makers want support

Garment accessories and packaging manufacturers in Bangladesh have sought policy support includ... Read more

Cotton Connect works toward increasing organic cotton use

Volcom is working with Cotton Connect on a program to increase the supply of organic cotton. Th... Read more

Arvind to adopt sustainable dyeing technologies in its units across India

Textile major Arvind is keen on introducing DyeCoo’s CO2-dyeing technology at its manufac... Read more

India: Solapur to be the world uniform sourcing hub by 2022

Darshan Kochar, President,Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association says, Solapur in Maharashtr... Read more

Human rights not a priority for Japanese retailers

New research has found that most Japanese apparel companies fall short on human rights issues. ... Read more

US hopes for a steady trade agreement with EU

The US wants its trade agreement with the EU to develop rules of origin that ensure that prefer... Read more

Pure Origin London to launch own catwalk

Fashion festival Pure London, Pure Origin will launch its own forward trends catwalk showcasing... Read more

Pakistan’s textiles sector fails to meet targets for 2014-19

Pakistan’s textile policy for 2014-19 has failed to achieve its targets. The main reasons... Read more

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Pakistan’s overall exports grew 2.19 per cent during July to December. Imports fell by 2.... Read more

IFDC dedicates fund to boost modest fashion brands

The Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC) has dedicated a fund to help emerging modest bran... Read more

New barcode from Digimarc to help apparel retail

Digimarc has developed a barcode for apparel application. With this barcode, shoppers can scan ... Read more

Digital disruption changes shopping behavior of the consumers

Digital disruption has resulted in a radical shift in consumer shopping behavior, their beliefs... Read more

Creativity to drive fashion S/S ’20 in forecasts Premier Vision

For spring/summer 2020 fashion has no problem playing with bizarre ideas and questionable aesth... Read more

Guess designs capsule collection with Colombian singer J Balvin

Guess has partnered Colombian singer J Balvin for its ready-to-wear capsule for both men and wo... Read more

Upcycling gaining momentum

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BFC award invites applicants

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Wool shearing practices come under spotlight

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Turkey emerges a textile powerhouse

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Myanmar officials urge EU to reconsider GSP withdrawal

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