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Licensing gets mainstream in adult fashion, says Euromonitor

Licensing gets mainstream in adult fashion, says Euromonitor

"Licensing has been finding increased importance in fashion fraternity these days. Same has been captured by a recent Euromonitor study, ‘Global Licensing Trends in Adult Fashion’. Licensing has spread across all aspects of the apparel and footwear business and across all demographics, ages and regions. As ... Read more

Techtextil woos with innovative technical textile extravaganza

Techtextil woos with innovative technical textile extravaganza

"Textile experts unanimously believe growth will be driven by technical textiles with its widespread applications. Technical textiles used in the highly-specialised aerospace industry are now being tried for consumer applications. To bring this to the world, Messe Frankfurt is partnering with the European Space Agency ... Read more

Chinese companies automating factories to boost efficiency

Chinese companies automating factories to boost efficiency

"With China’s labour cost increasing, the country is shifting focus on automation to make factories more efficient. For instance, Chenfeng Group, a leading contractor for Uniqlo operated by Japan's Fast Retailing, recently set up a production line using a hanger system in a corner of its huge garment factory in C... Read more

US cotton production remains stagnant in the first half of 2017

US cotton production remains stagnant in the first half of 2017

"As per latest US Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates, the US cotton imports was nearly 8.6 million 480-pound bales during January-June 2017 compared to 8.5 million bales for the first six months of 2016. Cotton product exports decreased 3 per cent to nearly 1.8 million bale-equivalents. During the first half of... Read more

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CMAI Q1 Apparel Index: Grows to 2.77 points, outlook positive for next…

CMAI Q1 Apparel Index: Grows to 2.77 points, outlook positive for next quarter

"CMAI’s Q1 Apparel Index for April-June FY 2017-18 reflects positivity is in the air. At 2.77 the index value for the quarter has moved up compared to previous quarter, Q4 (Jan-March FY 2016-17) when it was 2.25 points. The market recovered after ‘demonitisation’. However, the industry faced yet anoth... Read more

India: Textiles Ministry revises, lowers export estimate to $45000 mil…

India: Textiles Ministry revises, lowers export estimate to $45000 million

"As per recent data released by the Union Textiles Ministry, textile and clothing industry has been seen a decline in exports. Exports fell marginally by 0.2 per cent to $36639.4 million (FY 2016-17) over the previous fiscal. In the exports segment, textiles and clothing accounts 13 per cent of the country's total expo... Read more

Sports-inspired apparel category driving growth

Sports-inspired apparel category driving growth

"A recently released report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., highlighted that the global market for sports and fitness clothing is projected to reach $231.7 billion by 2024. Growth in the market is driven by a growing portion of the population living healthier life styles and stronger participation in sports and fitn... Read more

Pakistan: Currency depreciation, energy costs hurt textile industry

Pakistan: Currency depreciation, energy costs hurt textile industry

"Pakistan's textile exports was worth $12.45 billion with imports worth $3.35 billion in 2016-17. The country exported raw cotton amounting to $42.85 million, cotton yarn $1.24 billion, cotton cloth $2.12 billion, cotton carded $235000, yarn other than cotton yarn $24.351 million, knitwear $2.362 billion, bed wear $2.1... Read more

Denim in Mexico overshadows US & China

Denim in Mexico overshadows US & China

  The global denim market is worth about $56 billion, says Statistic Brain. And the denim industry was expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5 per cent from 2015 to 2020, as per Technavio. The US accounts for $13.7 billion of that. Euromonitor International study says, jeans is growing not just in th... Read more

Taiwan needs a three-layered approach to sustain textile growth

Taiwan needs a three-layered approach to sustain textile growth

"Functional textile is Taiwan’s forte amid stiff competition from its Asian counterparts. This has been possible because of its strong thrust on R&D, advancements in manufacturing capabilities and cross-industry collaborations. Taiwan today accounts for about 70 per cent of the world’s functional fabric... Read more

Future of fast fashion lies in becoming sustainable

Future of fast fashion lies in becoming sustainable

"With rapid movement of styles from catwalk to retail shelves, fast fashion is space in everyone’s wardrobe. And as Tasha Lewis, a professor at Cornell University’s Department of Fibre Science and Apparel Design says, the rate of new fashion cycles has accelerated to a feverish pace. It used to be four seas... Read more

Gartex meets tremendous success, exhibitors report good business

Gartex meets tremendous success, exhibitors report good business

"The just concluded 2nd edition of Gartex got a positive response from the industry. Spread over 65,000 sq. ft. nearly 16,790 trade buyers explored the latest technological advancements trending in the garment and textile manufacturing industry. Nearly 100 domestic and international exhibitors congregated at Pragati Ma... Read more

Four themes to showcase trends at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

Four themes to showcase trends at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

"As one of the largest printing markets in the world, textile industry has been offering newer avenues of growth to new age printing. Owing to its inherent advantages such as higher colour definition, shorter design time and lower production cost, the textile industry is witnessing winds of change. In this regard, Digi... Read more

Global textile industry recording holistic growth, positivity to conti…

Global textile industry recording holistic growth, positivity to continue

  Global textile market is growing at a rapid pace. As a result, all segments related to textiles are growing as well. Here’s a sneak peek into the growth landscape of some of the promising textile segments that are slated to make a mark… According to MRFR analysis, the global textile ... Read more

WTO members deliberate on cotton expanse in West Africa

WTO members deliberate on cotton expanse in West Africa

"At a recent discussion on cotton, majority of WTO members affirmed their support for a meaningful and specific outcome on cotton domestic support, the chair of the agricultural negotiations, Ambassador Stephen Ndung’u Karau of Kenya, highlighted. Ambassador Eloi Laourou of Benin, speaking on behalf of the four W... Read more

India aims to ramp up textile and apparel trade with Japan

India aims to ramp up textile and apparel trade with Japan

  In an attempt to enhance exports to Japan, Textiles Committee under MoT is working hand in hand with experts from Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Centre (QTEC). The Indian government year signed a MoU with QTEC through the Textiles Committee aimed at jointly establishing and encourag... Read more

Hong Kong losing shine as apparel exporter as figures show a dip

Hong Kong losing shine as apparel exporter as figures show a dip

"Hong Kong’s textile exports seen degrowth lately. In 2016, it fell 13 per cent and now another 7 per cent in the first five months of 2017. Re-exports, accounting for more than 99 per cent of total textiles exports, also fell 7 per cent, while domestic exports rose 2 per cent. With more than three-quarters of th... Read more

GST council cuts rate to 5 %, great relief to Indian textile, garment …

GST council cuts rate to 5 %, great relief to Indian textile, garment industry

This 5 percent GST rate reduced from 18 per cent announced earlier, will be applicable for job works in apparel, shawls and carpets. Acceding to demands from the industry, The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council decided to reduce the GST rate on all job works related to the textile and apparel sector ... Read more

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Germany plans viable textile operations

Germany has plans for an environment friendly and fair textile economy. Some of the benchmarks ... Read more

China at loggerheads with ISRI on textile waste import

China and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) are at odds over textile waste. Ch... Read more

Vaude plans to broaden environmental stewardship initiative

German outdoor clothing brand Vaude has announced it will be extending its ‘Environmental... Read more

Tamil Nadu working on a textile policy

Tamil Nadu is in the process of drafting a new textile policy. Textile units want improved infr... Read more

Setting up of an apparel export council on the cards: PRGMEA chief

PRGMEA is actively considering establishing "Pakistan Apparels Export Council" to ease business... Read more

Picanol H1 turnover up 11 per cent

For the first half of 2017 the Picanol group’s turnover increased by 11 per cent. The wea... Read more

Pakistan, Indonesia negotiate PTA, agree on concessions for 20 items

Pakistan and Indonesia have agreed on concession for 20 different items during bilateral negoti... Read more

Nandan Denim’s topline, gross profit rise in Q1

Nandan Denim’s topline, gross profit, and ebitda rose significantly during the quarter en... Read more

Myanmar needs new wage mechanism

Myanmar’s garment industry is seen as synonymous with low wages, long working hours and s... Read more

Interfiliere Shanghai to begin on October 10

Interfiliere Shanghai will be held in China on October 10 and 11, 2017. It will highlight the t... Read more

Inditex buys main supplier Indiput

Inditex has acquired a 100 per cent stake in main Spanish supplier Indiput, where it held a 51 ... Read more

Fast fashion brands slow to adapt online retail

A new wave of digital disruption is impending from e-commerce companies like Asos and Amazon. A... Read more

Bayer buyout of Monsanto raises fears among competitors

Germany-based Bayer plans to take over US seeds group Monsanto. The deal would create the world... Read more

Bangladesh’s July export earnings up 26 per cent

Bangladesh’s export earnings in July soared 26.54 per cent, marking a strong rebound afte... Read more

ThreadSol to host Apparel Tech-Up in Bangladesh this August

Apparel Tech-Up seminar will be held in Bangladesh on August 26, 2017 organised by ThreadSol. L... Read more

Bangladesh forms separate initiative ‘Shonma’ for compliance in RMG units

Bangladesh textile and apparel companies will launch their own factory inspection and remediati... Read more

Century Yarn and Century Denim sold for a paltry Rs 2.51 cr

Birla Century Yarn and Century Denim units were sold for a paltry sum of just Rs 2.51 crores ($... Read more

J&K revives textile glory, revamps factories to boost production

Jammu and Kashmir is promoting its textile sector especially silk and wool. A silk factory is b... Read more

Walmart Q2 revenue up two per cent

For the second quarter of fiscal 2018 US chain stores Walmart’s total revenue rose 2.1 pe... Read more

Tirupur recovers, targets exports worth Rs 40,000 cr this year

Tirupur’s textile industry has set a target of exports worth Rs 40,000 crores this year. ... Read more

ATSC show under way in Canada

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) is being held from August 21 to 23, 2017. There are more... Read more

Japan’s apparel import volume up one per cent in 2017

From January to May 2017 Japan saw a 1.98 per cent rise in its import volume. The value of impo... Read more

Texworld, France’s biggest sourcing fair to begin on September 18

Texworld Apparel Sourcing will be held in France from September 18 to 21, 2017. This is one of ... Read more

Demand for silk products rise as Indi continues to import from China

Over the last four years, raw silk production in India has increased but we are yet to become s... Read more

CPL and Nylon supply in China increases

Caprolactam (CPL) supply in China increased rapidly as the average operation rate of CPL plants... Read more

Chinese polyester demand weakens

The Chinese polyester market strongly pushed up in July, a typical slack season, which triggere... Read more

China to host sports knitting show Shanghai Tex in November

Shanghai Tex will be held in China from November 27 to 30, 2017. It will focus on sports knitti... Read more