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Mission to Mars: Techtextil and Texprocess in the age of space travel

Mission to Mars: Techtextil and Texprocess in the age of space travel

"Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens and Texprocess, International Trade Fair for Processing Textile and Flexible Materials will be held in Frankfurt between May 9th to 12th May, 2017."       Techtextil, International Trade Fair for Technical Textil... Read more

CHIC-Spring edition keeps its focus on innovations, inspirations

CHIC-Spring edition keeps its focus on innovations, inspirations

"Nearly 1,213 exhibitors, of 400 from 21 nations and regions outside China, presented their new collections from March 15-17, at CHIC Shanghai (Spring), Asia’s leading fashion trade show. CHIC covered 107,200 sq. mt. area at the National Exhibition & Convention Centre, Shangahi. And 108,164 trade visitors reg... Read more

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Wool finds its place in activewear

Wool finds its place in activewear

"At the world’s largest activewear trade show, ISPO, in Munich which saw more than 85,000 visitors, and Outdoor Retailer in Salt Lake City, wool grabbed attention of all those on the lookout for latest fabrics that use a performance fibre produced in a natural environment from a renewable source. Merino wool&rsqu... Read more

Fashion Futurum : Discussing the destruction of fashion industry stereotype…

Fashion Futurum : Discussing the destruction of fashion industry stereotypes

"Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was held in Russia, March 17 to 17, 2017. More than 30 global fashion industry experts from nine countries gathered to discuss modern trends and the current challenges the industry is facing. The main topic of the conference was the destruction of fashion industry stereotypes, its transforma... Read more

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FDIs into Bangladesh see an upsurge, boost textiles sector

FDIs into Bangladesh see an upsurge, boost textiles sector

"Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Bangladesh’s textile sector at the end of September 2016 stood at $2,438.21 million. Struggling with labour issues and energy shortages, the industry is ready to adopt advanced technology and skill training to get out of the turmoil. While the country is a favoured investment d... Read more

34th Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Finished In Moscow

34th Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia Finished In Moscow

"From March 12 to 17 Moscow saw the Fall/Winter 2017-2018 season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. As part of the major Fashion Week in Eastern Europe more than 50 designers from Russia, Italy, Georgia, Kazakhstan and other countries presented their collections on the runways of the Manege Central Exhibition Hall. ... Read more

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Sixth Day of the New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Sixth Day of the New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

The final day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia started with a fashion show by H.A.R.D 3.0. ZAVTRA CLUB. H.A.R.D 3.0. ZAVTRA CLUB brand brings together a group of students of Art and Design School laboratory of the National Research Center (Higher School of Economics). For the Fall/Winter season they presented their... Read more

India’s textile industry needs to build on its inherent strengths

India’s textile industry needs to build on its inherent strengths

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘Make in India’ and ‘Zero Effect; Zero Defect’ campaigns of 2014 attracted manufacturers and FDI into the country making the economy stronger. Textile industry is integrated with agricultural sector and generates many other aligned industries. Textile sector’s... Read more

Fashion Futurum International Сonference

Fashion Futurum International Сonference

"Fashion Futurum International Сonference aims to develop a new approach to fashion in Russia. The Conference is a platform for both Russian and international industry leaders, visionaries and key fashion players who share their experiences and views on the current state of fashion industry around the world and its rol... Read more

The First Day of International Conference Fashion Futurum

The First Day of International Conference Fashion Futurum

"Business program of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week has been set up as a two-day international conference Fashion Futurum. Panel discussions, workshops and presentations were launched in several zones of the Central Exhibition Hall Manege."       Business program of Mercedes-Benz Fashion We... Read more

Fifth Day of the New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Fifth Day of the New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Fifth day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia started with the fashion show from Tako Mekvabidze. Fall-Winter collection 2016/17 was devoted to the Beautiful Era. DNA of Tako Mekvabidze brand is complicated structure of the looks and multiple garments. Perfect female dresses with ruffles rich in genuine patterns and g... Read more

Swedish research reveals interesting facts about apparel sustainabilit…

Swedish research reveals interesting facts about apparel sustainability

"Every year, 100 million tons of new textiles come into the market and the textile industry has one of the highest turnovers in the world. It has long been understood that textile production has major environmental impact. But it has been difficult for textile companies to determine what choices they can make to reduce... Read more

Fourth day of the New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Fourth day of the New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

"Joint show from FashionTime Designers opened the fourth day of the Fashion Week. Brand La Trevi chose flying cranes as the key theme of the collection - the birds scattered on the blue suit, on lapels of the outwear and dresses. The collection also featured cashmere coat in peach-color, scarlet suit and dark-blue A-si... Read more

Third Day of The New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Third Day of The New Season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

"The third day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia started with the show by DARIA DASHINA. This unique Russian brand uses fine handcrafts and state-of-the-art technologies. Fall-Winter 2017/2018 collection offered trendy integrally knitted garments for both women and men. Specially for the latter DASHINA started a lin... Read more

Second day of the new season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

Second day of the new season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia

"The second day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia was opened with the show of KOMOD. Alain Nega presented her collection “Living In a Dream” giving the sense of tranquility and winging. Asymmetric floor-length dresses, exposed shoulders and low-cut necklines, basques and zephyrian translucent textures &n... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics:- Spring Edition opens

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics:- Spring Edition opens

"The global apparel fabrics and accessories industry is gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday for the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring Edition 2017. The world’s largest trade event for the spring/summer season will host over 3,300 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions in seven halls of the National Ex... Read more

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia kicked off

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia kicked off

"Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia kicked off here at Moscow yesterday on March 12. The opening show was attended by Alexander Kibovsky, Minister of Government of Moscow, Head of Department of Culture in Moscow Government."     Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia kicked off here at Moscow ye... Read more

In the race to win, it’s about co-opetition for intimates and athleisu…

In the race to win, it’s about co-opetition for intimates and athleisure

Golobal intimates market keeping pace with athleisure trends—and in some cases, the two categories are considered teammates rather than competitors. Millennials are attracted towards ‘bralette’ of late — easy to wear, cost effective and more comfortable. For Pattie Ficorilli, Senior Account Mana... Read more

World Fashion Design Competition to honour best in class designers

World Fashion Design Competition to honour best in class designers

"Co-located with 12th Prime Source Forum, the annual meeting place for the global fashion industry, World Fashion Design Competition (WFDA) is slated for March 13-14, 2017 at The Langham Hong Kong. This is a B2B platform offering producers opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities of manufacturing designed fashio... Read more

Prime Source Forum: Gauging global business dynamics in the wake of TP…

Prime Source Forum: Gauging global business dynamics in the wake of TPP, Brexit

"Indeed with a global supply chain, international talent pool, dependence on new wealth creation, upward socio-economic mobility et al, fashion has benefitted greatly from globalization. But with a new political order it stands to suffer with new curbs on free movement of people, products, and uncertainty at a time whe... Read more

Annual Prime Source Forum in March attracts top industry stakeholders …

Annual Prime Source Forum in March attracts top industry stakeholders to HK

"Hong Kong is getting ready for the annual Prime Source Forum from March 13-14, 2017 at the The Langham Hong Kong. Some 350 senior executives from the global fashion supply chain from raw materials to e-retail are expected to attend the two day forum."       Hong Kong is getting ready f... Read more

Local mills, a force to reckon with for Bangladesh textile industry

Local mills, a force to reckon with for Bangladesh textile industry

"The second largest garment exporter in the world, Bangladesh’s RMG export was $28.668 billion in 2016. Looking at its potential, the government has set a goal of reaching $50 billion in exports by 2021. Considering the current consumption, approx three billion metre of woven fabric is required for export per yea... Read more

Brexit: Leaving PEM zone to affect UK industries

Brexit: Leaving PEM zone to affect UK industries

"When the UK exits the EU, it will forfeit access to the Pan-Euro-Med (PEM) cumulation zone. Cumulation of origin is one of the ways to allow greater flexibility when it comes to using raw and semi-manufactured materials in the production process. It allows a member of a trade agreement to use originating products from... Read more

Three concurrent textile exhibitions see tremendous visitor traction

Three concurrent textile exhibitions see tremendous visitor traction

"Apparel Sourcing And Shawls & Scarves – The Accessories Showcase Paris, Avantex Paris and Texworld Paris, held at Paris Le Bourget from February 6 to 9, 2017 received tremendous response from global visitors. Messe Frankfurt's February 2017 trade shows in Paris demonstrated calm optimism with a total of 13,5... Read more

China Digital Textile Conference to see a strong line up of speakers, …

China Digital Textile Conference to see a strong line up of speakers, workshops

"Organised by World Textile Information Network (WTiN) and co-organised by UBM China and Shanghai International Digital Printing Industry Fair (TPF), China Digital Textile Conference will be held on April 18 at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. It is the second cooperation between WTiN and TPF. The forum... Read more

India needs to raise its performance to capture global denim market

India needs to raise its performance to capture global denim market

"Amid various ups and downs, the Indian denim sector has been able to sustain its growth momentum. Going ahead, it is expected to grow at a faster rate in spite of India’s apparel exports as well as the domestic market expected to register sluggish growth. Growing at a CAGR of 13 to 15 per cent y-o-y, the denim s... Read more

Man-made fibres giving stiff competition to natural fibres

Man-made fibres giving stiff competition to natural fibres

"In the Age of Sail, all lines and sails on ships were made of natural fibres, mostly hemp and sisal for ropes, and linen for sails, and millions of tonne of each fibre were produced each year. Today, with the exception of museums, all ships’ lines and sails are made of nylon, polypropylene or polyester, and worl... Read more

Gap Inc registers satisfactory Q4 performance

Gap Inc registers satisfactory Q4 performance

"Gap Inc’s fourth quarter profits increased 3 per cent to $220 million, or 55 cents a share, and sales rose 1 per cent to $4.43 billion. Its fourth quarter same-store sales were up 2 per cent, compared with a decline of 7 per cent in the same period last year, and same-store sales for the year fell 2 per cent, co... Read more

Denim jeans’ global popularity continues to rise

Denim jeans’ global popularity continues to rise

"The global market for denim jeans is expected to touch $79.2 billion by 2022, driven by the expanding urban population, an increase in white-collar employees, changing perceptions about ‘executive wear’ and the resulting acceptance of jeans as business casual attire for men and growing base of women in the... Read more

Turkish textile industry looking to rebound in 2017

Turkish textile industry looking to rebound in 2017

"Turkey has been facing turmoil since last year owing to the ongoing war in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, Russian sanctions following the downing of a Russian fighter jet on the Turkish-Syrian border, a crackdown following an attempted coup in July, and a series of terrorist attacks, including a bomb at Istanbul Ataturk... Read more

Maharashtra set to craft its textile vision into reality

Maharashtra set to craft its textile vision into reality

"With over 14 textile parks, big-ticket projects of some textile majors, relaxed norms for backward regions and ‘Farm-to-Fashion’ initiative, Maharashtra is set to craft its textile dream into reality. With IT services companies moving away from the financial capital, Maharashtra government is on the look-o... Read more

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Trevira to exhibit new non-woven fibres at Index 2017

Trevira GmbH, European manufacturer of high-value branded polyester fibres and filament yarns f... Read more

Uniqlo under pressure to pay compensation to Indonesian workers

Following the actions on International Women's Day in Hong Kong, two Indonesian unions proteste... Read more

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Yield of cotton growers in Georgia set to increase this year

Cotton growers of Georgia can expect to make at least 5 to 6 cents more per pound than they rec... Read more

Fashion embracing 3D printing and robotics

Despite talk about robots stealing jobs, some folks in the fashion industry aren’t pertur... Read more

Tonello adds a new creative activity for denim trends

35-year-established Italian technology developer for the denim and apparel market, Tonello rece... Read more

Saigon Tex in April

Vietnam will host a textile and garment expo, April 5 to 8, 2017. Saigon Tex 2017 will showcas... Read more

Qatar to make synthetic fibers in Bangladesh

Qatar has been invited to invest in synthetic fiber production in Bangladesh. The reason is tha... Read more

Pakistan works on export glitches

After registering a positive growth of 2.75 per cent in fiscal year 2014, Pakistan’s text... Read more

Gap posts consistent profits

Gap has been consistently posting gross profit. Earnings per share (EPS) stands at 0.51 for th... Read more

Exit from EU may damage UK fashion sector

A wide range of industries in the UK could be damaged if there is no free trade deal in place i... Read more

Spinexpo sees 5 per cent increase in visitors

China hosted Spinexpo from February 28 to March 2, 2017. This is an exhibition for fibers, yarn... Read more

Pakistan fails to grab opportunities to boost textiles business

Pakistan’s textile exports are not growing. Pakistan is the fourth largest cotton produce... Read more

India poised to grab China’s share in textiles

China's competitiveness in cotton textiles is dropping rapidly, while India’s competitive... Read more

India’s home textiles gain export share

Home textiles from India are gaining share in export markets. New capacities and backward integ... Read more

Bangladesh RMG exports to non traditional markets on the rise

Bangladesh’s garment exports to non-traditional markets increased 3.4 per cent year-on-ye... Read more

OGTC conference in September

The International Conference on Apparel & Home Textiles (ICAHT) will be held in New Delhi, ... Read more

Bangladesh’s garment exports up 10 per cent

Bangladesh’s garment and apparel exports in the fiscal year 2015-16 were up 10.21 per cen... Read more

US to host Digital Textile Printing 2017 event in June

A digital textile printing conference will take place in the US on June 8 and 9, 2017. Discussi... Read more

India’s footwear sector growing riding on changing lifestyles, higher incom…

India is the second largest footwear producer in the world. The country’s footwear produc... Read more

CINE, the nonwoven show to be held in China this June

China International Nonwovens Expo (CINE) will be held from June 21 to 23, 2017. This biennial ... Read more

Next profits down three per cent

Next posted a 3.8 per cent drop in pre-tax profits for the year to the end of January. Next is ... Read more

Ethiopia attracting investments

Ethiopia is attracting foreign investors. And what’s attracting them is the prevalence of... Read more

Mills in South India turn to African cotton

Textile mills in South India are importing cotton from West Africa and the US. One reason is do... Read more

Lenzing expands tencel capacity

Lenzing is expanding production capacities of Tencel fibers. New types of Tencel premium fibers... Read more

Korean spinner buys US yarn maker Buhler Quality Yarns

Korea’s Samil Spinning has acquired US compamy Buhler Quality Yarns. As the US takes aggr... Read more

Inditex net profit up 10 per cent

Inditex registered a net profit jump of 10 per cent last year. And the momentum has continued t... Read more

Disposables see healthy growth globally

Demand for disposable nonwovens is forecast to grow at a healthy rate in the coming years. Grow... Read more

Vietnam hopes for eight per cent growth

For 2017, Vietnam’s textile and garment sector aims for a growth rate of seven or eight p... Read more

Use of smart textiles on the rise globally

Technological collaborations among companies have contributed to the growth of the global smart... Read more

C2M, the new model replacing supply chains

The Customer to Manufactory (C2M) business model is replacing the traditional supply chain. End... Read more

Pakistan’s textile exports dip in the current fiscal

Pakistan’s textile exports fell 1.74 per cent in the first eight months of the current fi... Read more

Colombia Tex show attracts nine per cent more buyers

Colombia Tex held in January saw a nine per cent rise in international buyers compared to previ... Read more

Diesel aims for turnaround in 2017

Year 2016 was a difficult year for Diesel as sales were about 60 per cent of the group’s ... Read more

Taiwan’s textile maker expands capacity in Vietnam

Taiwan-based textile maker, Far Eastern New Century is expanding its capacity in Vietnam. The o... Read more

BCI to hold Global Cotton Conference in Germany this May

A cotton conference is scheduled to take place in Germany from May 16 to 18, 2017. The Global C... Read more

Turkey’s cotton demand on the rise

Turkey’s export-oriented textile and apparel industry relies heavily on cotton imports. T... Read more

UK firm Metail ties up with South Korea’s Benit

UK’s fashion technology firm Metail has announced a partnership with Benit an arm of Sout... Read more

Turkey builds up textiles trade with EU

Turkey’s textile exports to the EU increased 8.6 per cent year-on-year in 2016 while expo... Read more

India’s textile exports fell five per cent in 2016

India’s textile exports fell five per cent in 2016 compared to 2015. Demand remained slug... Read more

Isko holds denim seminar in Italyon supply chain

A denim seminar was held by Isko I-skool in Italy from March 13 to 15. This was part of Isko I-... Read more

Ethisphere hails VF Corp as the most ethical copmany

VF Corporation has been named the world’s most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institut... Read more

Cambodia’s exports up 18 per cent

Cambodia’s exports grew 18 per cent in 2016 while imports went up 16 per cent. The Europe... Read more

Global apparel brands come clean on suppliers

Brands are publicly disclosing their supplier lists. Popular online fashion retailer ASOS is se... Read more

Arvind, Invista display collection in Mumbai through denim show

Arvind and Invista teamed up for a fashion show in Mumbai. They launched the festive collection... Read more

Welspun opens new facility in Gujarat

Welspun has opened a state-of-the-art plant in Gujarat. The Rs 150 crores facility will have un... Read more

US border tax may lower Vietnam’s exports

The border adjustment tax (BAT) imposed by the US may affect countries exporting goods to the U... Read more

Speed limits needed in fashion industry

Fast fashion has resulted in mindless consumerism and environmental hazards, say designers. The... Read more

Processing the next step for Mohan Spintex

Mohan Spintex is one the country’s largest vertically integrated textile groups. The Andh... Read more