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Shipments of spinning machinery rise while knitting machinery decline ’18

Shipments of spinning machinery rise while knitting machinery decline ’18

"The latest results of the 41st annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) shows, there was an increase 1.5 per cent and 13 per cent in global shipment of new short-staple spindles and open-end rotors to the world spinning industry in 2018. Similarly, shipment of draw-texturing spindles increase... Read more

Time reverses as vintage clothes come back in fashion

Time reverses as vintage clothes come back in fashion

"Vintage garments are back in style. This year, garments of the 1980s and 90s are a rage with more and more people opting for distressed Levi’s, neon windbreakers, and bright colored blazers. Serving as a time machine, vintage clothing transports people to a different era. For instance, when someone wears a 1970s... Read more

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

"Even though in the Global Fashion Agenda, sustainability has been this season’s must have accessory, almost half of fashion industry is yet to take any action on it. The term has been reduced to self-serving market jargon used by brands to perk up sales. As Orsola de Castro, Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution note... Read more

Stäubli’s extensive range attracts visitors at ITMA 2019

Stäubli’s extensive range attracts visitors at ITMA 2019

"Stäubli presented a wide range of its latest textile machinery at its two booths at ITMA 2019. Additionally, Stäubli solutions for frame and Jacquard weaving were also seen at other booths throughout the weaving hall. Visitors to these booths learned about Stäubli’s vision for Industry 4.0 an... Read more

Innovative and sustainable lingerie and swimwear solutions at Interfiliere …

Innovative and sustainable lingerie and swimwear solutions at Interfiliere Shanghai 2019

"The 15th edition of Interfiliere Shanghai will be launched from September 26-27, 2019 at the Shanghai Exhibition Center in Shanghai. This autumn edition will bring together various professionals from the lingerie, swimwear and sportswear supply chain who will explore a wide range of offerings by Asian and overseas sup... Read more

Asian brands move East, as region emerges the next retail destination

Asian brands move East, as region emerges the next retail destination

"With many high-end brands retailing in the city, Hong Kong, for nearly two decades, was known as the Shopping Mecca of the world. The city offered the best, the latest and the greatest of European and American fashion. Be it clothing, accessories or electronics, it stocked everything from the world’s most repute... Read more

E-commerce boosts fashion business, AI aiding segment

E-commerce boosts fashion business, AI aiding segment

"At the recent seminar held hosted at the 26th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, industry leaders discussed latest trends in fashion and how the industry can identify new opportunities in this industry. The seminar was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Titled "New Retail Era: 'Fashio... Read more

CMAI launches the 69th edition of the National Garment Fair

CMAI launches the 69th edition of the National Garment Fair

The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) is organising India’s largest apparel trade show – The 69th National Garment Fair” from July 15-18, 2019 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Goregaon , Mumbai. The B2B fair will be spread over approx. 700,000 square feet, covering all the halls at... Read more

Archroma offers new range of high wet-fast disperse dyes at ITMA 2019

Archroma offers new range of high wet-fast disperse dyes at ITMA 2019

"Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, launched its new Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications, at the ITMA exhibition."   Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainab... Read more

Brands add a personal touch to their digital operations

Brands add a personal touch to their digital operations

"The invasion of technology is reinventing the fashion world with customers moving away from brick and mortar stores to online shopping. However, the luxury fashion sector has, until now, remained immune to this change as here the experience of shopping in opulent boutiques is almost as important for customers as the c... Read more

African trade to get a boost with the Rules of Origin

African trade to get a boost with the Rules of Origin

"A new report, Economic Development in Africa 2019, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Rules of origin may have a deep impact on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). As these rules specify the criteria needed to determine the made-in label for a product, they will boost the... Read more

IFJAS 2019 generates business enquiries worth Rs.145 crore

IFJAS 2019 generates business enquiries worth Rs.145 crore

"The 12th edition of three-day-long Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS 2019), organised by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) generated business inquiries worth Rs. 145 crore on its conclusion in Noida."   The 12th edition of three-day-long Indian Fashion Jewellery & Acce... Read more

Budget 2019-20: Textiles allocation reduced, FDI norms for single brand ret…

Budget 2019-20: Textiles allocation reduced, FDI norms for single brand retail relaxed

"Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden budget in Modi 2.0 government. However, the textiles sector seems to have been low on her priority list as the Budget allocation for textiles has been reduced to Rs 5831.48 crore in fiscal 2019-20 from Rs 6,943.26 in the last fiscal. Total textile infrastructure... Read more

63rd India International Garment Fair - The perfect platform for apparel ex…

63rd India International Garment Fair - The perfect platform for apparel exports

The 63rd India International Garment Fair [IIGF] was inaugurated by Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner [Handicrafts] that is being held concurrently with 12th edition of Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories show (IFJAS) at India Exposition Mart in Greater Noida. The three day international fair,being hel... Read more

Comsat equips Tecmat sectional wrapping machine with EltexEyETM

Comsat equips Tecmat sectional wrapping machine with EltexEyETM

Comsat is equipping its latest Tecmat sectional warping machine for weaving preparation with the new EltexEyETM yarn tension monitoring system. Unlike yarn tension monitors that are fitted solely on the weft insertion systems of weaving machines, the new Eltex technology is for the warping process prior to weaving &... Read more

The Japan observatory AW to showcase innovative fabrics at Milano Unica 202…

The Japan observatory AW to showcase innovative fabrics at Milano Unica 2020

"The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially selected Japanese companies in business booths; totaling 30 companies and groups, alongside PR and Trend booths will showcase new trends and an index presenting highlighted fabrics at Milano Unica 2020 AW."   The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially... Read more

8th edition of HGH India inaugurated in Mumbai

8th edition of HGH India inaugurated in Mumbai

"The 8th edition of HGH India 2019, the annual trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware in India, was inaugurated by Shantamanu Development Commissioner, Handicrafts along with Arun Roongta, Managing Director of HGH India and other dignitaries from the industry."   The 8th edition o... Read more

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

"ROICA™ - the pioneer of innovative stretch fibers, will display five unique yarns groups under the themes of Heritage, innovation and lifestyle at Interfiliere 2019. The Heritage theme will focus on the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family which offers two new sustainable solutions. The first includes ROICA™... Read more

Novelty, innovations, styles to boost future denim sales

Novelty, innovations, styles to boost future denim sales

"A study by the NPD Group in 2018 titled, ‘The Denim Evolution’ reveals, despite stiff competition denim remains a highly popular category with activewear having 24 per cent of total apparel sales while sales of men’s and women’s jeans making up 25 per cent sales. As per the study in 2018, Ameri... Read more

Cotton consumption to outpace production in 2018-19

Cotton consumption to outpace production in 2018-19

"According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 million tonne in 2018/19, with projected totals of 26.7 million tonne and 25.7 million tonne, respectively."   According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 milli... Read more

Scoop to unveil SS 20 collections of new brands

Scoop to unveil SS 20 collections of new brands

"Contemporary designer womenswear trade show, Scoop has unveiled a tantalising line-up of “new brands” who will showcase their SS20 collections at the show to be held from July 21-23, 2019 at the iconic Saatchi Gallery in London. The carefully curated and enticing selection of new designers will includ... Read more

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Championships

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Championships

"British Wool will sponsor the England, Scotland and Wales teams at the 2019 Shearing & Wool Handling World Championships. The Championships, to be held in Le Dorat, France from July 01-07 July, 2019, will see the teams from England, Scotland and Wales face competitors from over 20 countries, up to 300 shearer... Read more

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India undecided on China after RCEP

In view of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), India is looking at differen... Read more

Rising costs, protectionist policies top business challenges in 2019

A report from the US Fashion Industry Association lists, rising production and sourcing costs a... Read more

Iran to produce 50per cent of the required cotton

Domestic demand for cotton in Iran currently stands at 120,000 to 130,000 tonne per year in Ira... Read more

Japanese firms invest heavily in Vietnam’s textile and garment sector

Japanese firms are scaling up investment in Vietnam’s textile and garment sector. Japanes... Read more

Indian women’s wear has great export potential: CII

CII’s recent study ‘Indian Exports: The Next Trajectory - Mapping Products and Dest... Read more

Meridian opens yarn dyeing plant in the US

Meridian Specialty Yarn has opened a yarn and fiber dyeing plant in the US. This is the first s... Read more

Australian wool faces lower demand

The Australian wool market is starting the season with nervousness. Chinese textile mills have ... Read more

Connect Fashion Global initiative makes circularity smoother

The Connect Fashion Global initiative aims at solving circularity’s transparency challeng... Read more

Maredamare, the Italian beachwear event sees over 250 brands

Italy hosted beachwear event Maredamare from July 20 to 22, 2019. This is a beachwear, accessor... Read more

IFAI expo in October

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) expo will be held in the US, from October 1... Read more

Dip in Lakshmi Maxhine Works quarterly income

Lakshmi Machine Works’ total income was Rs 480.55 crores in the period ended June 30, 201... Read more

Asia is a big market for Bangladesh apparels

India, China and Japan are major apparel export destinations for Bangladesh.The country’s... Read more

Philippines apparel exports down 16 per cent

Philippines’ apparel exports decreased 16 per cent last year. The entire garment industry... Read more

Vietnam export revenues up eight per cent

Export revenues of Vietnam’s textile and garment sector increased 8.61 per cent in the fi... Read more

7th TANTU seminar in New Delhi to focus on jeans manufacturing

The 7th edition of TANTU seminar, to be held at the India International Center, New Delhi, on S... Read more

Sri Lanka and UK hope for enhanced apparel trade

Sri Lanka hopes to significantly boost its apparel exports to the United Kingdom. Apparel expor... Read more

Shift of US companies from China may backfire

US companies are moving their supply chains from China to neighboring countries. This follows t... Read more

Development of fabric and dyeing segment to spur Vietnam’s textile growth

As per Vietnam Cotton and Spinning Association, developing the fabric and dyeing segments would... Read more

Demand for polyester/cotton yarns declines

Polyester/cotton yarn mills reported a slump in their overall demand this year, partly owing to... Read more

Madrid Fashion Week reschedules 2020 summer edition

The Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid has updated the dates of its 2020 summer edition. Instead... Read more

Kumar Mangalam Birla becomes new chairman of Century Textiles

Kumar Mangalam Birla has been appointed the new chairman of Century Textiles and Industries aft... Read more

India promoting textile sector growth

India has taken several steps for the promotion of investment, exports and creation of new job ... Read more

India’s apparel exports up two per cent

India’s apparel exports have increased by two per cent from 2015 to 2018. The country fac... Read more

Brands opting for sustainable denim production

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a nonprofit focused on the circular economy and sustainable pra... Read more

German show View Premium Selection showcases material innovations

View Premium Selection was held in Germany, July 16 to July 17, 2019. Leading international fab... Read more

Cotton dominates Indian textile costs

Cotton makes up 51 per cent of the total raw material cost in the Indian textile industry. It c... Read more

Asos revenue upto June ’19 is up 12 per cent

For the four months upto June, Asos’ total revenue grew 12 per cent. UK retail sales rose... Read more

Burberry China sales up 15 per cent

Burberry’s Q1 sales in China grew 15 per cent from previous same year’s quarter. Ch... Read more

After US, Peru’s apparel and textiles sector looks to the EU

Peru is eyeing the European market. The country’s share of exports to Europe is growing a... Read more

Adidas will use only recycled plastics after 2024

Adidas has decided to use only recycled plastics in all its shoes and clothing by 2024. The goa... Read more

Bangladesh to export apparels to Brazil, Russia within 18 months

A three-day machineries exposition titled “Sustainable development of apparel industry: p... Read more

Eurozone turnover down two per cent

Turnover of the retail sector in the 19 countries of the Eurozone fell by 2.4 per cent in May 2... Read more

CIGF 2019 to reinforce the role of digitilisationin Chinese textile industr…

The 2019 China International Garment and Textile Fair(CIGF) will reinforce the role of digitali... Read more

CMAI demands rules of origin for import of raw materials

Speaking at the recently concluded 69th National Garment Fair, Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI urg... Read more

Garware focuses on social engineering

Vayu Garware is the chairman and MD of Garware Technical Fibers. He is a business graduate. He ... Read more

Drop in buyers at UK fair

London Textile Fair was held from July 16 to 17, 2019. The event hosted 515 exhibitors from acr... Read more

WBKVIB to apply for GI tag for its muslin fabric

The West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board (WBKVIB) will soon apply for geographical in... Read more

Liva participates in the Delhi edition of Yarnex

Liva participated in the Delhi edition of Yarnex exhibition to facilitate its brand partners. L... Read more