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Vietnam: Millennials lure global fast fashion brands

Vietnam: Millennials lure global fast fashion brands

"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

SAC & Higg Index to enhance transparency in sustainability measure…

SAC & Higg Index to enhance transparency in sustainability measures

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

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Australian designers setting the global ramp on fire

Australian designers setting the global ramp on fire

"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

Luxury brands need to put substance over status to woo millennials

Luxury brands need to put substance over status to woo millennials

"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

India, US can co-create $100 billion worth additional textile business…

India, US can co-create $100 billion worth additional textile business ties

  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

India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

  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

Fashion Summit discusses innovative technology initiatives

Fashion Summit discusses innovative technology initiatives

Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) organized its annual innovation and technology symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 7 and 8. The two-day symposium attracted over 600 industry partners, research experts, and association representatives. Industry player... Read more

Techtextil India 2017: Texprocess pavilion launched for the first time

Techtextil India 2017: Texprocess pavilion launched for the first time

"Techtextil India 2017, the three-day premium international show for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened in Mumbai on September 13, 2017. With growing focus on making India the textile hub, the trade fair has drawn strong support from Ministry of Textiles; the Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Te... Read more

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

"Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany, this July. T... Read more

Is athleisure trend nearing its end? Opinion divided…

Is athleisure trend nearing its end? Opinion divided…

"Retail analysts closely following the US apparel trends feel the athleisure trend is going to end soon. The insight came as Dick’s Sporting Goods reported its same-store sales performance up by a weak 0.1 per cent in the second quarter. John Zolidis, President of Quo Vadis Capital, pointed out skidding athleisur... Read more

Pakistan needs to work on its export competency

Pakistan needs to work on its export competency

"While Pakistan’s garment sector can easily drive the country’s economy through exports, it has not been able to fully exploit the benefits of GSP Plus status so far, reveals World Trade Organization data. A recent study by the International Growth Centre highlights the private sector does feel too optimist... Read more

Ahmedabad apparels sector gaining strength

Ahmedabad apparels sector gaining strength

"Ahmadabad’s textile market is worth around $25 billion, contributing nearly 12 per cent to India’s textile exports. It is backed by a strong supply chain from cotton production to textile machinery and now a thriving hub for apparels. As all resources are available close, the city can even quote an extreme... Read more

GTE highlights the latest and the best

GTE highlights the latest and the best

Garment Technology Expo (GTE) was held in Gujarat, August 18 to 20. Over 230 participants and brands including leading manufacturers as well as suppliers of garment machinery and accessories from over 18 countries including Germany, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Italy and India participated. The show attracted a total ... Read more

CENTRESTAGE concludes with positivity about sales and bookings

CENTRESTAGE concludes with positivity about sales and bookings

    The four-day fashion extravaganza, Centrestage, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded successfully on September 9. It featured more than 210 fashion brands from 22 countries and regions, showcasing latest brands and designer collections. The sh... Read more

CENTRESTAGE: Young Fashion Designers’ Contest celebrates budding talen…

CENTRESTAGE: Young Fashion Designers’ Contest celebrates budding talent

  As one of the main highlights of CENTRESTAGE, the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2017 awards ceremony celebrated young talent on September 9. During the event, Arto Wong was named Champion and winner of the ‘New Talent Award’. She received a cash prize and a study tri... Read more

CENTRESTAGE recognises talent in footwear design

CENTRESTAGE recognises talent in footwear design

  On the last day of CENTRESTAGE, the organisers hosted an awards ceremony for the 17th Footwear Design Competition Hong Kong and a product parade of the winning entries. Recognising creative designers in the footwear industry, the competition was co-organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Footwear... Read more

China’s ban on textile scrap import hampers global recycling programs

China’s ban on textile scrap import hampers global recycling programs

"As a stepping stone, textile companies have taken the onus on themselves to ensure sustainable development. While on the other hand, a new ban on scrap textile imports in China could curb global textile recycling progress. In one of the first initiatives, a recent life-cycle assessment (LCA) of a waterborne polyuretha... Read more

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adapt

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adapt

"After witnessing the quick success gained by two fast fashion giants, H&M and Zara, retailers have come to believe if you give customers latest trends in a short period of time, they will be lured to purchase. While this trend stayed far longer than anticipated, winds of change seem to be turning towards a more su... Read more

CENTRESTAGE ELITES presents Korea's JUUN.J,HK's FFIXXED STUDIOS

CENTRESTAGE ELITES presents Korea's JUUN.J,HK's FFIXXED STUDIOS

CENTRESTAGE ELITES, a major fashion spectacular, took to the stage on 6 September, showcasing the latest Spring/Summer 2018 collections of Hong Kong brand FFIXXED STUDIOS and Korean label JUUN.J. The opening gala show was a highlight of CENTRESTAGE, the event aims to further reinforce position of HK as an internatio... Read more

Fashionally Spring/Summer 2018

Fashionally Spring/Summer 2018

DEMO. The contemporary classic- SS18 collection – Boys, be flowers DEMO has always been inspired by contradictories. The traditional character in courtesan, oiran appears as the protagonist of the season spring summer 2018. "Ordinary flowers bloom in spring, only plum blossoms in the winter, effloresces prior ... Read more

Vietnam, emerges an alternate haven for Indian denim mills

Vietnam, emerges an alternate haven for Indian denim mills

"Struggling with overcapacity issues, the denim industry has been scouting for overseas markets. Vietnam gets a special mention after Bangladesh. Vietnam has some good jeans manufacturing units but lacks a strong fabric base which is in fact an advantage for Indian or other countries’ denim mills. Though a diffic... Read more

Asia’s first Fashion Summit aims to make Hong Kong industry sustainabl…

Asia’s first Fashion Summit aims to make Hong Kong industry sustainable

Asia’s first Fashion Summit aims to make Hong Kong industry sustainable The influential decision makers in the Hong Kong fashion industry came together today to officially announce the Asia’s first and largest sustainable conference dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in the... Read more

‘Made in America’ tag lure domestic consumers more, study

‘Made in America’ tag lure domestic consumers more, study

"As per recent American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) data, the US apparel and footwear industry contributed $383.6 billion in retail sales to the US economy. According to AAFA, the industry continued to be in a deflationary market for apparel during the past decade, with per capita consumption of apparel in ... Read more

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China bans entry of textile scrap

China has banned imports of textile scrap. The aim is to improve environmental protection and s... Read more

Orissa plans apparel incubation center

Orissa’s handlooms, textile and handicrafts will get a boost as the government plans to s... Read more

Mimaki printers enable creativity

Mimaki’s UCJV 300-160 and UCJV 150-160 roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solutions... Read more

Jeanologia to showcase HDR system in Bangalore edition of Denimandjeans

Jeanologia, the Spanish company best known for developing sustainable solutions for denim finis... Read more

Gerber picks finalists for technology and ideation 2017

Gerber has announced the finalists of the technology focused student competition for ideation 2... Read more

France to invest in Cambodia’s garment sector

French investors are interested in Cambodia’s garment, textile, tourism and agriculture s... Read more

S Hari Shankar is the new chairman ITME

  S Hari Shankar has been elected chairman, India International Textile Mac... Read more

SVP to build Oman plant

The Shri Vallabh Pittie group will build a cotton yarn plant in Oman. The project will manufac... Read more

Fly away with Trussardi in Milan

One of Italy's oldest fashion houses Trussardi, unveiled that it had a plenty of abstract aerop... Read more

Zimbabwe’s cotton program works wonders

Zimbabwe’s cotton production has increased 150 per cent this year. Cotton output increase... Read more

Wrangler collaborates with Peter Max again

Wrangler in honor of its 70th anniversary is releasing new range in collaboration with psychede... Read more

World trade up four per cent

World trade grew by 4.2 per cent year-on-year from January through June. Much of the increase... Read more

H&M's closes loop by collecting and recycling used garments

H&M first launched its worldwide Garment Collecting creativity in 2013 and has then collect... Read more

Forced child labour, child trafficking in India

According to The International Labour Organization (ILO) 168 million children worldwide are con... Read more

Ethiopian units benefit from Italian knowhow

Italy will help small, medium and large scale textile enterprises of Ethiopia. Italy will suppo... Read more

ATE brings Colaris-Infiniti to India

ATE has tied up with Austria’s Zimmer and China’s Union International to market Col... Read more

India realigns exports to China

India is changing its export mix and is realigning exports to China. While its northern neigh... Read more

German machinery manufacturers help in digitization

German textile machinery helps textile manufacturers interested in digitization, developing and... Read more

Finally cotton futures move

After a long time there has been some real movement in cotton futures. After trading sideways... Read more

US simplifies labeling rules

The procedure for labeling clothing, fur and textile labels in the US will be streamlined. Th... Read more

Composites UK plans to launch sustainability sub group

On 3 October, Composites UK will officially launch its new sustainability sub group with an eve... Read more

AEPC wants drawback extension

The new all-India drawback rates for garments are two per cent compared to the 7.7 per cent dra... Read more

Shopping malls growth in India slows

Shopping mall developments have slowed down as the developers avoided opening new malls owing t... Read more

Denim manufacturer ISKO gets Ecolabel

The European Commission put its Ecolabel scheme in place 25 years ago to provide sustainability... Read more

Turkey’s next for Amazon

Amazon is seeking to get into the Turkish market. Amazon has presented possible ways of cooper... Read more

Silk developed as a fabric

Silk can be a replacement for nylon and polyester based clothing. Since silkworms and spiders... Read more

Turkey looks to regain favor

Europe is a favored destination for Turkish exports. Some 75 per cent of Turkey’s expor... Read more

SIMA urges centre to re-look on duty drawback rates

Indian textiles and clothing exports has been struggling during the last three years due to the... Read more

Denimsandjeans India to be held during September 25-26

India is all set to host its first Denimsandjeans show from September 25, 2017 in Bangalore. Th... Read more

Guess ramps up supply chain environmental standards

Guess is ramping up its environmental standards. The brand aims at embracing existing solutions... Read more

Euro rebound helps Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s readymade garment exports achieved a substantial growth in all its major exp... Read more

Cordura introduces performance fabric technologies

Cordura is broadening its portfolio of protective performance fabric technologies for today&rsq... Read more

Chinese firms concerned about Pak’s poor infrastructure before relocation

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) may have brought the two countries closer, but the ... Read more

CHIC 2017 welcomes with 850 exhibitors from 20 foreign nations

CHIC Autumn welcomes around 850 exhibitors there of around 400 from 20 foreign nations and regi... Read more

Italy works for cleaner fashion

Italy first addressed the issue of sustainable fashion a few years ago. It started in 2012 by ... Read more

Hyosung partners with Sofileta

Hyosung Creora has entered into a partnership with Sofileta. The new product maximizes the deo... Read more

To break fast-fashion addiction, Greenpeace plans to embrace “true material…

Clothes are cheaper and more disposable to shoppers than ever, and the environment is suffering... Read more

Automation confers benefits

The garment making industry is labor intensive and associated with low productivity. Things a... Read more

Amazon doubles storage capacity

In India Amazon is using a strategy similar to the US, where a vast network of warehouses allow... Read more

TT’s MD Sanjay K Jain is the new chairman of CITI

  Sanjay K Jain is the ne chairman of Confederation of Indian Textile Indus... Read more

Online fabric industry is mushrooming in India - Know how

The Indian fashion trajectory is a wide, rich structure of folklore, mixed with modern sensibil... Read more

Liverpool elevates denim styling and prices for Spring ’18

Denim and sportswear label, Liverpool, announced the launch of a new denim capsule collection a... Read more

University turns fiber into yarn

Recycled fiber can be transformed into a yarn and pleasant fabric. Based on a carbamate dissol... Read more