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India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile industry

India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile industry

"With low growth in synthetics, Indian apparel industry stands to be less competitive. The synthetic segment in India failed to make a mark in the global market because of low exports, low wages in factories producing synthetics and low investments in the sector. Indian textile units run for only six months in a year t... Read more

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

"In a classic case of political insensitivity backfiring, many reputed brands such as Versace, Coach and Givenchy had to apologise to China for disrespecting the country’s sovereignty recently. These brands had launched a range of T-shirts with designs that suggested that Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are independe... Read more

Brands explore new strategies to make the most of omnichannel retail

Brands explore new strategies to make the most of omnichannel retail

"Though six out of ten consumers use at least one digital channel for their shopping of apparels and garments, retailers still value the importance of physical stores. This is leading to the adoption of a combination of physical stores with digital channels to provide customers with wider choice. A recent Apparel Omnic... Read more

A humanistic approach to attack thoughtless clothes consumption

A humanistic approach to attack thoughtless clothes consumption

"A recent survey by McKinsey & Company reveals around 60 per cent of all clothes produced end up in incinerators or landfills within the first 12 months. People are buying new clothes in large quantities. Clothes production doubled between 2000 and 2014, with the number of garments purchased each year by average co... Read more

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

"It all began a year ago with the US administration, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, imposing a 25 per cent tariff on 818 categories of goods imported from China. This move further escalated into a major bilateral trade war between these two economic superpowers. Since then, US-based brands relying on C... Read more

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

"Not immune to the challenges of recession, unemployment and sustainability in consumption and production, India’s RMG exports has been hovering around $17 billion for the last few years. Increasing competition is making buyers more stringent about brand’s compliance to environment standards. They are also ... Read more

New innovations, strategies spurring growth of wool yarn

New innovations, strategies spurring growth of wool yarn

"Wool manufacturers are innovating with new crossbred yarns leading the way for the creation of trans-seasonal apparels and other innovative garments. Latest study by the Persistence Market Research reveals 2019 was a milestone year for wool yarn manufacturers as the market recovered from its sluggish period from 2014-... Read more

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

"Aiming to be a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen recently announced one of its most ambitious climate policies in the world that includes reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. The city will use its role and voice to make sustainability more attractive and speed up the transition of the in... Read more

Can fast-fashion be sustainable by reworking business culture?

Can fast-fashion be sustainable by reworking business culture?

"The growing hazards of fast fashion are forcing many brands to incorporate sustainability initiatives in their operations. A recent example of this is Zara, which introduced a sustainability pledge. However, the brand produces around 450 million garments a year besides releasing 500 new designs every week, about 20,00... Read more

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

"Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions jointly launched Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expects an even higher footfall over the com... Read more

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment globally

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment globally

"A recent survey by Weave Services, a supply chain consulting firm that specialises in demand and production planning shows, leading apparel brands and sourcing offices are moving their bases out of China over concerns of access to raw materials and lead times. This surely offers a golden opportunity to India to establ... Read more

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materi…

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materials

"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

"As per the recent Deloitte report, ‘Global Fashion & Luxury Private Equity and Investors Survey 2019,’ mergers and acquisitions in the luxury industry increased to 265 in 2018. Of this, 75 deals were recorded in the luxury hotel sector while the luxury goods sector recorded 145 deals. Of this, 73 deals... Read more

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of hour

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of hour

"Many apparel producers, brands and retailers are making a lot of noise about their sustainability initiatives, but in reality little progress has been made as more and more clothes are being thrown into the landfills every year. To deal with this, brands need to increase investments in sustainability and also cut down... Read more

Now, brands move from customised to made-to-measure clothes

Now, brands move from customised to made-to-measure clothes

"Not so thin women do not have to contend with ill-fitting and uncomfortable clothes anymore. Brands these days are extending their size ranges to cater to more diverse body shapes. Some of them are adopting newer technologies to create made-to-measure clothes that fit their customers like second skin."   Not so... Read more

Menswear becomes smart with new design and color trends

Menswear becomes smart with new design and color trends

"Marian Park, Fashion Editor, WGSN sets out key trends for menswear for the season. As per Park trends are full of contradictions. While tailoring is slouchy, streetwear is refined. The continuous adoption of new trends is creating a smart and casual menswear that is not only versatile but also of utmost value to consu... Read more

Brands to create ‘best out of waste’ to curtail garment pollution

Brands to create ‘best out of waste’ to curtail garment pollution

"One of the most disastrous impacts of the fashion industry on the environment is the enormous amount of water needed to grow raw materials like cotton. Brands require around four years of drinking water on an average to make one cotton T-shirt. Additionally, the chemicals sprayed on cotton crops, electricity power in ... Read more

Faisalabad, Pakistan’s Manchester faces a crisis, workers rally against new…

Faisalabad, Pakistan’s Manchester faces a crisis, workers rally against new taxes

"The textile industry in Faisalabad, known as the little Manchester of Pakistan, has been facing a severe financial crisis ever since the federal government announced its 2019-20 budget. The government has imposed a 17 per cent sales tax on the textile sector, which resulted in several processing units going on strikes... Read more

Brands making sustainability inherent through AI

Brands making sustainability inherent through AI

"As per the Fashion Transparency Index, launched in 2017, fashion brands are finally waking up to the environmental demands of their consumers. These brands that include noted names such as H&M, Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia are embracing sustainability as an operational and marketing strategy to remove negative imp... Read more

Global garment factories demand fair labor standards

Global garment factories demand fair labor standards

"The expectation was that post Rana Plaza tragedy, that killed at least 1,132 people and injured over 2,500 in Bangladesh, the global garment manufacturing industry had woken up to the social and environmental hazards of fast fashion. However, six years later, little seems to have changed as many workers are still bein... Read more

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

 
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Banana Republic has launched a new rental platform Style Passport that will also provide the la... Read more

India among top textile exporters

China, the European Union and India were the world’s top three exporters of textiles in 2... Read more

Indonesia fears Chinese dumping

Chinese textile products can be dumped in Indonesia and hit domestic textile companies Neverthe... Read more

Bangladesh garment value addition reaches 63 per cent

Gross value addition in the readymade garment sector of Bangladesh was 63.23 per cent in the fi... Read more

Steve Madden buys sneaker giant Greats

Steve Madden has bought Greats. This will combine Greats’ strengths – which include... Read more

Indonesia apparel sector grows 20 per cent in Q2

Indonesia’s textile-garment sector grew 20.71 per cent in the second quarter of 2019 as t... Read more

Jordan clothing sales fall 50 per cent

Clothing sales in Jordan dropped 50 per cent during Id this year compared to the same period in... Read more

Japan denim hub launches brand

Japan’s denim production hub straddling Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures has launched it... Read more

Kenya develops export processing zones

Kenya’s export processing zones help promote and diversify exports by ensuring the countr... Read more

Vietnam sustains US cotton exports

US cotton exports have fallen from the previous year. Reasons include lower production and trad... Read more

Vietnam’s cloth imports up four per cent

For the first seven months of 2019, Vietnam’s cloth imports increased 4.5 per cent over t... Read more

Taiwanese brand Baosheng’s July sales up 21 per cent

Baosheng’s July sales increased by 21.9 per cent. For the seven month period to July sale... Read more

Demand for wool slumps

Wool’s supply and retail chain is facing difficulties. A glut of shopping space, stores a... Read more

Garment workers toil in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s garment industry is booming and setting export records but workers struggle ... Read more

CITI urges government to extend tax incentive scheme to textile industry

CITI has asked the government to extend the tax incentive scheme to the entire textile industry... Read more

Weavers shut shop in Surat

Prior to GST, there were 6.50 lakh power loom machines in Surat. Post-GST, the total number of ... Read more

Manmade fibers replace cotton

The manmade fiber industry contributes two per cent to India’s GDP and provides jobs to o... Read more

Weavers protest anti-dumping duty on imported yarn

Powerloom weavers in the country’s largest manmade fiber sector have decided to protest a... Read more

Itochu to support Ethiopian textile industry

Japanese trading house Itochu will provide support for Africa’s textile industry, startin... Read more

Redress to showcase 10 new collections at fashion design competition

Redress, the Hong-Kong based environmental charity will showcase 10 new collections at the Gran... Read more

Global spandex market growing at 10 per cent

The global spandex market is growing at 10.3 per cent. Spandex is a manufactured fiber in which... Read more

LIVA showcases new intimate wear collection at INTIMASIA 2019

LIVA, the new age fabric from the Aditya Birla Group, showcased its latest offerings in intimat... Read more

Eurovet awards 200 European boutiques

Eurovet, the organiser of the Salon International de la Lingerie and Unique by Mode City, organ... Read more

Drop in Vietnam yarn exports to China

The value of Vietnam’s yarn exports to China has decreased by 2.5 per cent. The reason is... Read more

Sourcing at Magic showcases concepts based on collaboration, innovation

The Sourcing at Magic event highlighted garment concepts that hinge on collaboration, innovatio... Read more

JC Penney forays into resale clothing business

JC Penney is foraying into the second-hand clothing business in partnership with online consign... Read more

Supply chains remain obsolete

Automation and AI have become integral parts of nearly every industry, including fashion. But w... Read more

US sports goods affected by tariffs

With higher tariffs, US consumers have to pay more for sports footwear and apparel. Sports equi... Read more

US to shorten list of items in new tariff list

Amid pressure from US businesses and concerns about effects of trade war’s on the economy... Read more

Pakistan’s ban on imports may not hurt India

Pakistan’s move to stop import of products from India or of Indian origin is not expected... Read more

Brazilian cotton output to increase by 32.9 per cent

Data released by CONAB shows, Brazilian cotton output may increase by 32.9 per cent to reach 2.... Read more

Cambodia approves 153 investment projects

In the first half of this year, the Council for the Development of Cambodia approved 153 invest... Read more

US apparel industry opposes tariffs

The apparel industry in the US supports maintaining strong trading ties with China and voices o... Read more