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US Apparel sales sees highest growth since 2011, inventory issues plag…

US Apparel sales sees highest growth since 2011, inventory issues plague retailers

"The apparel industry seems to be bouncing back with shoppers flocking reputed stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season. As Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Fran Horowitz reveals, outerwear sales are trending higher during the fourth quarter, thanks to cooler tempe... Read more

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability f…

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability focus

"Consumers and government are increasingly focusing on the environmental impact of fashion across the globe. While last month’s BBC3 documentary Fashion’s Dirty Secrets exposed the industry’s failings to the public, the Environmental Audit Committee is conducting an inquiry into sustainability in fash... Read more

4th Intex South Asia gets an overwhelming response with over 3,500 attendee…

4th Intex South Asia gets an overwhelming response with over 3,500 attendees

"The 4th edition of Intex South Asia, held from November 14 to 16, 2018, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, showcased a wide range of innovative yarns, apparel and denim fabrics, clothing accessories and allied services. The show was jointly inaugurated by Taranjit Si... Read more

With Accord closing operations, Bangladesh workers could face a bleak futur…

With Accord closing operations, Bangladesh workers could face a bleak future

"Working conditions for garment workers in Bangladesh are likely to turn bleak as the High Court of Bangladesh will soon give its judgment on the closure of Dhaka office of Accord on Fire and Building Safety and evict its inspectors. Established after the 2012 collapse of Rana Plaza, Accord is a legally-binding agreeme... Read more

EVFTA will pave the way for a wider EU-Southeast Asia trade

EVFTA will pave the way for a wider EU-Southeast Asia trade

"The change of climate in Vietnam is causing its inhabitants to shift from agriculturally-rich Mekong Delta to urban areas. As recent government statistics reveals, over 1.7 million residents have relocated out of the vast expanse of fields, rivers and canals over the last 10 years. Adverse climate conditions such as e... Read more

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

"Statistics from the Directorate-General of the European Commission Eurostat reveal Bangladesh denim exports to the EU, during January-August 2018, increased 4.23 per cent to reach €917.14 million compared to the same period last year. The country’s denim manufacturers saw a healthy rise in exports to the US... Read more

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

"As per Chinese Textile Industry Association, the textile industry uses 25 per cent of global chemical output. Out of this 42 per cent is used by China reveals the United Nations Environment Program. Greenpeace published a report, Dirty Laundry in 2011 that urged consumers worldwide to demand change in the fashion indu... Read more

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impact

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impact

"Although the fashion industry has kept pace with changing consumer demands, it fails to cater to their most important need that of altering consumption patterns to ensure the survival of the planet. The industry produces 20 per cent of global wastewater and 10 per cent of global carbon emissions with textile dyeing be... Read more

Micro-textile model promises a new dawn for the industry

Micro-textile model promises a new dawn for the industry

"A T-shirt manufacturing factory proved to be the torchbearer for digital printing technology and DTG (direct to garment) printing that facilitated customised manufacturing. Today, multiple textile technologies offer a sustainable option to conventional production. They rationalise workflow besides offering the client ... Read more

E-com to boost global knitwear market in future

E-com to boost global knitwear market in future

"A report on the global knitwear market for 2016-26 predicts a rise in demand for knitwear products across the globe due to increasing use of e-commerce. There is also an increase in global online sales of knitwear products, which are part of the fashion and apparel industry. The global e-commerce business of fashion a... Read more

Global textile industry needs to innovate to emerge from its current f…

Global textile industry needs to innovate to emerge from its current fragile state

"The global economy is currently in such a fragile state that it is poised delicately between a slow recovery and a second slide. At this stage, it is important to sit collectively, analyse the current scenario, and jointly consider various future strategies. Continuous global crisis, high oil prices and turmoil and po... Read more

Unfazed by global competition local brands dominate interior Chinese m…

Unfazed by global competition local brands dominate interior Chinese market

"Fashion brands like H&M and Zara might dominate the global market but penetrating the low cost clothing market in the Taobao villages’ of China is tough for them. The clothing brands operating here are fully domestic. International brands, inspite of their aggressive marketing have failed to make inroads int... Read more

Fashion accessories face supply chain issues with ongoing tariff wars

Fashion accessories face supply chain issues with ongoing tariff wars

"In recent years, these companies have been facing many challenges from the Chinese markets. Prices are increasing, minimum units required are rising, there are worker shortages, late shipments and factories are closing. Although some large companies have begun shifting production elsewhere to find cheaper labor costs ... Read more

Mexico emerges a strong market for UK, European brands

Mexico emerges a strong market for UK, European brands

"Studies by research firm Global Data shows, the overall retail expenditure in Mexico is likely to grow 29 per cent to reach £285 bn by 2022. The country’s expenditure on clothing and footwear is forecast to grow by 45 per cent to £27bn – driven by a 167 per cent rise in online sales. The nation... Read more

US consumers most affected by Trump’s tariffs and ongoing trade war

US consumers most affected by Trump’s tariffs and ongoing trade war

"Around 23 years ago, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was refurbished as the WTO with almost every country in the world joining the organisation. As per agreed norms, trade tariffs amongst member countries are reduced through negotiations and the agreed rates applied uniformly to all trade partners. H... Read more

Buyer-Seller Meet to promote India-Scandinavia trade relations

Buyer-Seller Meet to promote India-Scandinavia trade relations

The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) with the support of Embassy of India in Denmark and office of Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) organised a Buyer-Seller Meet from November 19-20, 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The council is the nodal agency for the promotion and development of handicrafts export... Read more

Melbourne’s International Sourcing Expo opens today with strong Indian…

Melbourne’s International Sourcing Expo opens today with strong Indian participation

"The 9th edition of the International Sourcing Expo, co-located with the 3rd edition of the Footwear and Leather Show will be held from November 20-22, 2018 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. The three day event will be Australia’s premier international sourcing show for apparel, textiles, footw... Read more

CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value c…

CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value chain from "Farm to Fashion

"Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), one of the leading industry chambers of the textile and clothing sector of India, completed 60 years of its operation in 2018. To celebrate this milestone, the association will organise the ‘CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018’ from November 27-28 in New Delh... Read more

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recali…

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recalibration

"Arvind Ltd will demerge some of the brand’s business and engineering business in about a month’s time. The company will relist the engineering and business in January 2019. “We are excited about the opportunity in the textile business as the world is heading for a large recalibration of supply chain ... Read more

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

"Due to a massive crisis in its balance of payments (BoP), Pakistan is facing immense pressure on its Forex reserves. The country’s dollar reserves have fallen to $8,408 million, sufficient only to cover its import bill for few months. To buttress these depleting reserves, the country’s finance minister pla... Read more

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

"Japan Fashion Week Organisation will organise two of Japan’s biggest textile shows; ‘JFW Japan Creation 2019’ (JFW-JC) and the ‘Premium Textile Japan 2019 A/W’ (PTJ) salon, concurrently from Nov. 21-22, 2018 at the Tokyo International Forum. Exhibitors at both these trade shows will addre... Read more

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Messe Frankfurt includes US Clean Show in its portfolio

Messe Frankfurt has included the US Clean Show in its portfolio. The Clean Show, together with ... Read more

Pakistan: Government to restart 200 textile mills

The government in Pakistan is planning to help restart 200 textile mills in Pakistan that were ... Read more

US warns of new tariffs if US-China negotiations do not complete by March 1

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has warned new tariffs will be imposed on China if th... Read more

Pret-A-Cover Buyers Lane partners The Retail Summit for next edition in Dub…

Islamic Fashion & Design Council’s (IFDC) revolutionary Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers La... Read more

Global apparel brands priced double in Pakistan

An internal survey done in Pakistan reveals, prices of international apparel brands in Pakistan... Read more

Bangladesh: BGMEA members request minister not to extend board tenure

A section of BGMEA members including its former presidents have requested the commerce minister... Read more

Fast Retailing transparency moves include divulging key fabric mills, facto…

Japanese apparel giant Fast Retailing has declared the list of Uniqlo and GU’s key fabric... Read more

PSC meet discusses contribution of ITC to Tajikistan T&C sector

As per ITC Tajikistan, the Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting held in Dushanbe on Novembe... Read more

Tencel TM to sponser Intimasia 3.0

Lenzing’s textile brand Tencel TM will be the prime sponsor for this year’s Intimas... Read more

Exports of Indian cotton, cotton woven fabric to enjoy tax exemptions in Vi…

India and Vietnam are targeting $15 billion in bilateral trade by 2020. Indian businesses have ... Read more

H&M’s Global Change Awards focuses on apparel manufacturing

This year’s Global Change Awards, an annual event organised by the H&M Foundation, em... Read more

Fashion occupies third spot in consumer expenditure: HKTDC survey

A recent middle-income consumer survey by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) among Sou... Read more

Primark to add one million sq ft retail space in ’19 even as sales dipped i…

Primark plans to open more than 1million sq ft of new selling space in the coming year, with st... Read more

ATP, AICEP organise event to promote Portuguese sustainable fashion

The National Association for Clothing and Textile (ATP) together with the agency for investment... Read more

Tariffs not working as intended for US economy

After a meeting last week during the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, President Trump and Chinese Pr... Read more

Government announces revised duty drawback rates

The Union government has announced revised duty drawback rates. These All Industry Rates of Dut... Read more

China to be the highest online apparel market by 2025

As per Online Apparel Market Research report, China is expected to be the highest online appare... Read more

ICAC’s 78th Plenary Meeting to be held in Brisbane in 2019

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) officially closed its 77th Plenary Meeting i... Read more

Hyosung Group participate in Expotextil Peru 2018

From November 8 to 11, four companies of Texbrasil (Brazilian Textile and Fashion Industry Inte... Read more

Taiwan imports 366,159 bales of US Cotton till July 2018

According to a report by Taiwan Spinners’ Association from January 2018 to July 2018, Tai... Read more

India: CBIC slashes duty drawback rates for cotton and polyester

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has slashed duty drawback rates from 2 t... Read more

CAI lowers cotton crop estimate for 2018-19

CAI, which released its November estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2018-19, beginning ... Read more

Brazil’s cotton exports to China to increase with US-China tariff war

Reports by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests, Brazil exports of cotton to China ... Read more

David Beckham unites with adidas Original

David Beckham united his long standing partnership with adidas Originals, with his role as Amba... Read more

Construction of Uzbek-Korean technopark commences

The construction of the Uzbek-Korean technopark, funded by the South Korean government, has com... Read more

Global yarn production increases while fabric production dips between Q1-Q2

Global yarn production increased 5 per cent between the first and second quarters of 2018. High... Read more

Messe Frankurt to purchase Clean Show

Messe Frankfurt, the international trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibi... Read more

Hohenstein opens new lab in Gurugram for customised services

Hohenstein India will also be able to offer its tailor-made services in one of the world’... Read more

NCTO to educate Congress on USMCA benefits over NAFTA

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) board of directors have voted to endorse t... Read more

Kering -Savory collaborate to advocate verified regenerative sourcing solut…

Kering has become a Frontier Founder under Savory’s Land to Market™ program to advo... Read more