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Pashmina needs a major makeover to survive in Kashmir

Pashmina needs a major makeover to survive in Kashmir

"Pashmina, the heritage and identity of Kashmir, needs an urgent makeover in order to survive its roots. Kashmir’s handloom industry needs to adapt to changing times and not seek protection from the government. The government needs to bring in policies that favour the handloom industry and bring in renaissance. T... Read more

Chinese finished products to get boost at Intertextile Shanghai Home T…

Chinese finished products to get boost at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

"China’s home textile market will receive a fillip at the Spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles that takes place from March 14 to 16, 2018. The three-day show allows industry players to get a head start during China’s peak home textiles finished products sourcing season, which is growing str... Read more

SVP Group to develop greenfield project on Oman’s Sohar Freezone

SVP Group to develop greenfield project on Oman’s Sohar Freezone

"Oman is gearing up to give a strong boost to its textile industry with a slew of projects. One such project is a greenfield textile industry at Sohar Freezone in the Sultanate replicating the success formula of India, Germany, China and Italy. The foundation was laid by India’s ShriVallabh Pittie Group (SVP), a ... Read more

Automation taking centerstage in mass manufacturing

Automation taking centerstage in mass manufacturing

"Technology and automation has taken over manual work in the garment industry these days. From harvesting cotton in the farms, to making thread, then weaving it into cloth in looms, followed by the stage of printing, the textile manufacturing cycle has largely been automated in the past two hundred years. Softwear Auto... Read more

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Better data visibility enhances productivity

Better data visibility enhances productivity

"Lectra’s latest white paper ‘Integrate to Collaborate’ emphasizes multinational supply chains and omni-channel retail distribution networks are standard and seasonal, geographic and size variability generate both huge numbers of SKUs (stock keeping units) and incredibly complicated product developmen... Read more

VF Corp focuses on incorporating sustainable changes in the apparel in…

VF Corp focuses on incorporating sustainable changes in the apparel industry

"With annual sales of $12.4 billion, VF Corp has the potential to bring in dramatic shift not just in its operations but across the value chain. In order to do so, the company created a complex initiative called ‘Made for Change’, outlining aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements acr... Read more

IPE Green Supply Chain Map enhances textile value chain visibility

IPE Green Supply Chain Map enhances textile value chain visibility

"IPE Green Supply Chain Map links major fashion brands such as Target, Esprit, New Balance, PUMA, Gap Inc, and Inditex with their suppliers’ environmental performance. Kurt Kipka, Senior Project Manager – Responsible Sourcing Initiative, NRDC, says each brand conducts a mapping process against a database of... Read more

Textile survey reflects optimism among companies

Textile survey reflects optimism among companies

"Wazir Advisors’ ‘Business Confidence Index’ is a barometer of what businesses think is going to happen in the near future. In India, so far there has been no textile and apparel sector specific confidence index which could provide forward looking data set or ‘lead indicators’ about the se... Read more

CPM- Moscow gaining traction, ready for next show in February

CPM- Moscow gaining traction, ready for next show in February

"At oncoming February 2018 edition of CPM, 750 exhibitors, around 1,350 international brands from 27 countries will be presenting their new autumn/winter collections for 2018/19. In fact, for the 30th edition of CPM-Collection Premiere Moscow to be held from February 19 to 22 2018, the organisers OOO ‘Messe D&uum... Read more

Union Budget 2018-19: No real boost to consumption and retail

Union Budget 2018-19: No real boost to consumption and retail

  Retailers Association of India (RAI) feel reduction in corporate tax to 25 per cent for MSME (medium, small & micro enterprises) companies with turnover up to Rs 250 crore is a welcome move, which will benefit a large number of retailers. As Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group says, textil... Read more

Fashion Hong Kong Gallery dazzle Copenhagen Fair

Fashion Hong Kong Gallery dazzle Copenhagen Fair

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) presented a pavilion at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), the premier fashion event in Northern Europe, from January 31 to February 2 the aim was to assist Hong Kong designers go global. The pavilion, ‘Fashion Hong Kong Gallery’, showcased lat... Read more

Pure London launches curated line up of established and emerging desig…

Pure London launches curated line up of established and emerging designers

"Pure London, the premium event for progressive fashion buyers, introduced an inspiring curated line-up of women’s wear, footwear and accessories brands for its forthcoming show. These include exclusive brands, up-coming and established designers with buyer favourites such as United Nude, O’Neill, Irregular... Read more

Mixed reactions to Indian Budget 2018 as FM gives textile sector US$1.…

Mixed reactions to Indian Budget 2018 as FM gives textile sector US$1.12 boost

"Union Budget for 2018-19 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave a The strong boost to India’s textiles industry as the FM allocated Rs 7,148 crore for the sector. “The government had approved a comprehensive textile sector package of Rs 6,000 crore in 2016 to boost the apparel and made-up segments... Read more

Luxury brands and fast fashion driving Spanish apparel market

Luxury brands and fast fashion driving Spanish apparel market

  Portugal seems to be on the road to recovery with a GDP growth rate of 2.8 per cent in 2017. This is the decade-high growth rate clocked by Portugal on the back of expanded private investment and increased consumer spending. The major growth factor seems to be tourism welcoming close to 7.1 millio... Read more

‘Dialogue’ to be the theme of Intertextile Directions Trend Forum

‘Dialogue’ to be the theme of Intertextile Directions Trend Forum

Developed by renowned trend experts from Tokyo, New York, Milan and Paris, the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum will present three trends for Spring / Summer 2019 under the overall theme ‘Dialogue’: @ sense, # couture and e. native. Exhibitors’ fabrics will illustrate the colour, fabric and print s... Read more

Bangladesh RMG sector needs to focus on its intrinsic advantages

Bangladesh RMG sector needs to focus on its intrinsic advantages

"Bangladesh’s competitiveness in global woven garment exports is under threat owing to increased dependence on fabrics import and a lack of proper policy on energy supply. As per Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), export earnings from woven garments saw a 2.35 per cent decline in the last fiscal to $14.39 billion. Ex... Read more

Pure London expands its program to inspire fashion enthusiasts

Pure London expands its program to inspire fashion enthusiasts

"Pure London has expanded its highly regarded content program with a line-up of over 30 industry experts offering visitors in-depth industry knowledge and smart insight alongside its curated selection of the world’s best manufacturers and brands. Across the three days from February 11 to 13 to be held at London O... Read more

‘Apparel 4.0’ conference at GTE 2018 puts the limelight on smart facto…

‘Apparel 4.0’ conference at GTE 2018 puts the limelight on smart factories

  Aimed at increasing productivity, efficiency and creating an ecosystem of smart factories in India, the 26th Garment Technology Expo 2018, attracted about 350 companies and more than 21,000 visitors. The annual Garment Technology Expo’s is the flagship event of GTE New Delhi and is held in s... Read more

Made in US gaining momentum with faster delivery & customization

Made in US gaining momentum with faster delivery & customization

"The lost sector seems to be back to its roots with textile manufacturing gaining momentum owing to faster delivery requirements as well as customisation. Reshoring Initiative data reflects it ranks number six in industries that have reshored with 17,166 jobs by 287 companies since 2010. Local sourcing is meeting the n... Read more

Garment technology fiesta GTE 2018 concludes on a bright note in Delhi

Garment technology fiesta GTE 2018 concludes on a bright note in Delhi

  The Garment Technology Expo (GTE) 2018, held from January 19 to 22 at NSIC Complex, New Delhi, concluded on a positive note for both visitors and technology suppliers who displayed latest innovations. On Day 4, despite being the start of the week, people came in huge numbers to make the 26th edit... Read more

Water conservation techniques, need of the hour for global denim playe…

Water conservation techniques, need of the hour for global denim players

"Lot has been said and debated on the usage of water that is required to produce a single pair of jeans. It takes more than 900 gallons of water to produce a single pair of denim jeans using conventional practices. That’s equivalent to a faucet left running for 15 hours, flushing the toilet 128 times in a row, or... Read more

Product innovation & time to market – key to retailers’ growth

Product innovation & time to market – key to retailers’ growth

"Retailers need to give an ever-increasing thrust on product development, differentiation and value addition, to break the cycle of low margins and costs, and the associated problems with it, finds a recent report by Kurt Salmon Associates, ‘From cost focus to true value creation’. Heavy discounts, markdown... Read more

India’s apparel sector holds tremendous employment potential

India’s apparel sector holds tremendous employment potential

"Apparel sector has the potential to create highest jobs that any other sector can employ. For example, RIL reports $110 billion in assets and 250,000 employees across its various ventures. It employs five workers for each $2.2 million in assets. Shahi Exports, India’s largest apparel exporter, has assets worth $... Read more

Hong Kong Fashion Week for F/W attracts 14,000 buyers from 76 countrie…

Hong Kong Fashion Week for F/W attracts 14,000 buyers from 76 countries

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter wrapped up at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fair organized from January 15 to 18, attracted around 14,000 buyers from 76 countries and regions. Featuring 1,400... Read more

China’s development plan for textile industry to promote green manufac…

China’s development plan for textile industry to promote green manufacturing

"The textile industry is tightly linked to various development issues, including employment, labour and promotion of clean/green technology. For textile manufacturers, promoting green value chains means that sustainability and green awareness should be encapsulated in the entire production process. This means an assess... Read more

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IAFs releases position statements for 2017-18

Following is the International Apparel Federation’s (IAFs) new mission statement: “... Read more

Trade is centre stage in the Trump era, sourcing suffer get affected

US President Trump has thoroughly revamped the country’s trade policies. Josh Teitelbaum,... Read more

VF Corp to sell apparel brand Nautica

VF Corp. the parent company of Timberland, The North Face, Wrangler etc. is in discussions to s... Read more

Uzbekistan, Hungary looking at JV for textiles export to EU

Uzbekistan and Hungary plan a joint venture for production of finished textile products and its... Read more

US’ ultimatum to African nations to reverse ban on used clothes imports

Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda have been given an ultimatum by the US to reverse their ban on used... Read more

Indian textile exports fall 13 per cent in January

India’s textiles exports dropped by 13 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to Rs 9,704 crore in... Read more

Hyosung Corp to invest Rs 3,000 cr in spandex project

South Korea’s Hyosung Corporation, the world’s largest spandex manufacturer, is loo... Read more

Constant newness a winning combination not games and gimmicks

E-commerce is the bad boy for turning traditional retail inside out so says everybody, but the ... Read more

Block your date for the 40th Foundation Day celebration of AEPC

HKL Magu, Chairman Apparel Export Promotion Council (Sponsored by: Ministry of Textiles, Govt. ... Read more

MSME sector still facing issues with GST

The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are apprehensive as exports of readymade garmen... Read more

The philosophy behind Uniqlo and Marimekko collection - Democratising fashi…

Marimekko and Uniqlo, the Japanese global apparel retailer, announced their partnership on a sp... Read more

US cotton industry’s 2018 economic outlook

National Cotton Council economists note few key factors that will shape the US cotton industry&... Read more

Welspun introduces innovative end-to-end traceability process

Welspun India, one of the largest home textile manufacturers in the world, has introduced a pat... Read more

VF Corporation bags most ethical company award

VF Corporation has made history by becoming the only apparel company in the world to get placed... Read more

PET recycling up in Europe: Chinese import ban a positive impact

Studies show a steady growth in the capacity of European plastic recyclers resulting in enhance... Read more

Pakistan: PHMA wants trade association’s role in transparent disbursement

Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers & Exporters Association has asked for restoring trade associ... Read more

Study shows Indian garment workers demonstrates power of soft skills

Studies have revealed workers who have technical ability as well as soft skills have more job o... Read more

New Bangladesh safety Accord sees 100 signatories come on-board

Global unions IndustriALL and UNI have announced that more than 100 brands have joined the new ... Read more

Liberty Fairs in Las Vegas showcases new denim concepts for Fall ’18.

Kristina Jensen, PRPS women’s account executive disclosed PRPS is adding a bit of stretch... Read more

Disrupters learn latest trends in fashion technology at PI Apparel conferen…

Product Innovation (PI) Apparel, the fashion industry’s premiere technology conference, w... Read more

Czech textile companies rises like a Phoenix from the ashes

Czech textile and clothing companies last year showcased their best results in the past 12 year... Read more

Circle Economy launches Fibersort Project

Circle Economy has officially launched the Fibersort Project which uses innovative technology t... Read more

C&A Foundation plans to improve working conditions in Brazil

The Brazilian office of C&A Foundation, Instituto C&A, is launching a “call for p... Read more

Next edition of Fespa to feature soft signage

Fespa will be held in Germany from May 15 to 18. This is a wide format, screen printing and tex... Read more

Vietnam to sign FTA with Europe this year

Vietnam is signing a free trade agreement with the EU this year. When implemented, it would bec... Read more

UP attracting Tirupur knitwear industrialists to invest in the state

Knitwear industrialists from Tirupur have been invited to invest in a textile cluster to be for... Read more

Bangladesh sweater exports up five per cent

Bangladesh’s sweater exports to the western world are rising because of competitive price... Read more

Première Vision revamps digital offerings

Première Vision has launched a new website, whose predominant color is white, and will e... Read more

Nandan Denim’s Q3 net profit up 61 per cent

Nandan Denim’s net profit for the third quarter rose 61 per cent. Net sales were higher b... Read more

Japan emerges lead supplier of automotive textiles to the US

Japanese textile companies have emerged as significant suppliers to the US automotive industry.... Read more

Gucci boosts Kering's fourth-quarter sales growth

Kering is enjoying its most profitable year on record, as Gucci closed 2017 with another quarte... Read more

Grasim Q3 profit hits Rs 786 crores

For the third quarter Grasim reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 786.87 crores, mainly on ... Read more

Shanghai to host Yarn Expo Spring edition in March

Yarn Expo will be held in China from March 14 to 16, 2018. It will feature suppliers of eco-fri... Read more

Cambodia limits truck sizes, affects garment industry

Cambodia has banned trucks longer than 16 meters from serving the garment industry. The industr... Read more

C&A halts relief to Myanmar

C&A Foundation has halted grants for philanthropic work in Myanmar. The country’s han... Read more

Date change for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

The 2018 autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will take place September 27 t... Read more

US cotton exports fall in first half of current marketing year

During the first half of the current marketing year, cotton shipments from the US have lagged c... Read more

Hugotag does wonders with Monforts stenter

Hugotag a specialist French finisher of silk fabrics to many of the world’s most prestigi... Read more

Welspun net profit down 47 per cent in Q3

For the third quarter home textile firm Welspun India saw a 47.07 per cent decline in consolida... Read more

Wonder fabric B.Cork made from cork attracts fashion brands at ISPO, Munich

Tintex, the Portuguese textile manufacturer has reported significant interest from internationa... Read more

Lenzing has redefined Tencel

The redefining of Tencel brand is a key milestone for Lenzing’s new brand strategy to enh... Read more