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Nigeria needs to revive its textile prowess to gain global traction

Nigeria needs to revive its textile prowess to gain global traction

"A recent seminar by the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, Ibadan highlighted the rich textile heritage that Nigeria possesses. While the industry has defied all policy measures, sustenance would depend on path breaking initiatives, creativity and strong political will. The seminar, ‘Competitive... Read more

Men’s fashion takes centrestage as Pitti Uomo n. 93 returns on January…

Men’s fashion takes centrestage as Pitti Uomo n. 93 returns on January 9, in Florence

"Pitti Immagine Uomo, the premier international event for men’s fashion and lifestyle projects with a global reach, will be held in Florence from January 9 to 12, 2018. The global salon captures the most up-to-date fashion currents and projects with a broad appeal. This edition will have a special focus on athlei... Read more

Turkey second only to China in global socks exports

Turkey second only to China in global socks exports

"Overriding Italy, Turkey has jumped to second place after China in socks exports globally, accounting for 10 per cent of world exports in 2016. China, the world’s largest socks maker, makes up 40 per cent of the world socks exports, reveals Ozkan Karaca. Though the gap is huge, yet it’s substantial win for... Read more

Kingpins New York showcases global denim sustainability initiatives

Kingpins New York showcases global denim sustainability initiatives

"Kingpins New York, held at Basketball City, show cased industry trends in fibre and fabric collaborations, new generations of stretch and recycled materials, and put the sustainability at the forefront. In tune with this, Tricia Carey, Director, global business development for denim at Lenzing, said Lenzing Fibers par... Read more

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South East Asia gaining muscle in textile manufacturing

South East Asia gaining muscle in textile manufacturing

"Recognised as a highly labour-intensive industry, textile industry has been gaining ground in Southeast Asian countries. Partly being mostly agrarian adds to the advantage as textile requires immense amount of raw materials such as cotton and jute. Coupled with this, high crop subsidies augurs well for growth in the r... Read more

ShanghaiTex witnessed launch of EFI Reggiani Vogue

ShanghaiTex witnessed launch of EFI Reggiani Vogue

  Apparel producers can win with higher levels of productivity, new opportunities and growth using inkjet print, digital front end (DFE) and production workflow technologies from Electronics For Imaging, Inc, products showcased at the recent ShanghaiTex exhibition held from November 27-30 at the Sha... Read more

Denim sees an upsurge in the US

Denim sees an upsurge in the US

  Denim on the rebound yet again, as highlighted by recent statistics. Denim sales in the US grew 4 per cent in 2016, says The NPD Group Inc, rising to $13.5 billion among the men’s and women’s categories. Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Analyst, NPD Group, points out jeans are representat... Read more

Underpaid workers, the dark underbelly of fast fashion

Underpaid workers, the dark underbelly of fast fashion

"Consumers are tempted to buy trendy clothes the moment they are on shelves. But they don’t realise the stark reality, the pain with which the clothes are being manufactured. Fast fashion retailers in order to beat one another bring out newer collections frequently and this has been hampering not just the ecologi... Read more

Los Angeles’ denim makers move out with falling business

Los Angeles’ denim makers move out with falling business

"Los Angeles, home to denim labels lie True Religion, Lucky Brand, Hudson and 7 For All Mankind, was once a Mecca for jeans makers in the US. But recent rise in California and Los Angeles’ minimum wage, a move by blue-jeans owners to strengthen profit margins, is having a devastating impact on Los Angeles denim f... Read more

Sourcing approach – a ‘powerful lever’ to drive consumer benefit

Sourcing approach – a ‘powerful lever’ to drive consumer benefit

"The ‘2017 Global Sourcing Reference’ report from Kurt Salmon highlights as sourcing costs rise, retailers are being urged to reinvent their operating models to add value in their supply chains. Fast fashion entails retailers and brands to react equally as quickly to meet the demand of consumers, which has ... Read more

AEPC/ WGSN Fashion Forecast Seminar

AEPC/ WGSN Fashion Forecast Seminar

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) under its awareness initiatives program kick-started the first series of Fashion Forecasting Seminars for the financial year 2017-18 in Gurgaon, recently. The seminars are being organized by AEPC in association with WGSN, the world leading trend forecasting agency. The spe... Read more

ShanghaiTex 2017 opens today, gets a positive response from

ShanghaiTex 2017 opens today, gets a positive response from

"The 18th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (‘ShanghaiTex 2017’), the prime biennial event of the industry opened today at Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Pudong, Shanghai, PR China. Based on its success in previous editions, ShanghaiTex 2017 will extend its success to some cross-boundary... Read more

TEXVALLEY The Trusted Name For All The Textile Business

TEXVALLEY The Trusted Name For All The Textile Business

  Avers D.P.Kumar, Executive Director TEXVALLEY that we deliver the results, not promisses, that will take our business associates/ patrons business and investment to the next level. While participating here in yfa trade show 2017 to promote & propagate this 'Textile Market' where the overarchin... Read more

Delhi to host bigger, grander Garment Technology Expo next January

Delhi to host bigger, grander Garment Technology Expo next January

"Showcasing ways to improve productivity, save costs, enhance quality, cut down turnaround time, and much more, the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) ’18 will be held from January 19-22, 2018 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. This edition promises to be bigger and grander compared to the previous... Read more

TAI Mumbai to host international conference on Textile 4.0 next March

TAI Mumbai to host international conference on Textile 4.0 next March

"The Mumbai unit of The Textile Association (India) is organising an international conference ‘Textile 4.0: Global & Indian Perspective’ on March 22-23, 2018, at The Lalit, Mumbai. The two-day conference will attract mill owners, top textile professionals, experts and textile technologists from India an... Read more

49th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to kick-off in January

49th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter to kick-off in January

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter will raise its curtain next January. The four-day fair will run from January 15-18, 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The trade show is expected to host 1,400 exhibitors worldwide who wil... Read more

Indonesia fast emerging top global textile exporter

Indonesia fast emerging top global textile exporter

"With textile and apparel export volume of close to $12 billion and a workforce of almost two million people, the Indonesian garment and textile industry has been raising the bar in global textiles market. The Indonesian government has set a target of increasing the nation’s value of textiles exports to $75 billi... Read more

North Carolina emerges preferred US apparel manufacturing paradise

North Carolina emerges preferred US apparel manufacturing paradise

"North Carolina, with 42,000 employed in 700 textile or apparel factories, has the largest textile mill industry in the US, says state’s Economic Development Partnership Organization (EDPNC). The EDPNC recruits US and foreign textile firms (among other industries) to invest in the state, marketing its integrated ... Read more

Donear Group acquires OCM Woolen Mills

Donear Group acquires OCM Woolen Mills

"In order to strengthen its position in the fabric sector, the promoters of Donear Group have acquired OCM Woolen Mills. This acquisition makes Donear India’s largest branded menswear fabric manufacturer. OCM manufactures premium range of high-quality all-wool and wool-blended worsted suiting fabrics. Donear will... Read more

Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

"When it comes to luxury & fashion, people only project London and Paris as the ultimate destination. But the scenario is changing with a host of young designers ready to bring glory to Eastern European culture on the global canvas. It all started in 2014, when Magda Butrym, a young Warsaw-based stylist-turned-fash... Read more

Eco-clothing gets luxury makers’ attention

Eco-clothing gets luxury makers’ attention

"With consumers waking up to eco-clothing, luxury brands and sportswear companies are increasingly looking at alternative materials to create sustainable clothing. There are greater opportunities in recycled and alternative fabrics made from unusual materials like mushrooms, oranges and even proteins inspired by spider... Read more

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

"While the entire industry awaits the final Brexit agenda to decide their future course of action, recent developments show the UK government is pushing for a two-year transitional deal to help a smooth change. Prime minister Theresa May outlined plans to strike a deal that would effectively delay implementation of any... Read more

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Sympatex presents new winter sport brands in its apparel portfolio

Sympatex Technologies, membrane specialist, is launching the winter season 2018/19 with new par... Read more

Cleaning up fashion industry with sustainable natural fibres

Post the invention of polyester in the 1940s, there was nothing exciting in the fibres used in ... Read more

Première Vision Paris sets the course for innovation

An experiential, avant-garde scene, a place to meet and connect, Première Vision Paris w... Read more

Lectra appoints Nathalie Brunel as VPSales, Fashion & Apparel

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabri... Read more

Inditex profits/revenues rises

The world’s biggest fashion retailer Inditex has reported increased revenues and profits ... Read more

Despite pink bollworm blues, India’s cotton production seen at 3 year high

Despite the cotton pink bollworm attack in many states, cotton output in India, the world&rsquo... Read more

VF Corp acquires New Zealand-based merino wool producer Icebreaker

Apparel conglomerate VF Corporation, the parent company of brands like the North Face, Lee and ... Read more

Grasim Industries to manage/operate VFY business of Century Textiles

Grasim Industries (Grasim) has entered an agreement with Century Textiles (CTIL) to manage and ... Read more

Government increases MEIS by 2 per cent, manmade fibre industry disappointe…

Cotton textile exporters have welcomed the government’s decision to raise the Merchandise... Read more

CMAI hails positive measures in the mid-term review of FTP

The Clothing Manufacturers' Association of India (CMAI) has hailed the mid-term review of the F... Read more

EU: No action on Cambodian garment industry

The European Union ambassador to Cambodia assured union officials that no sanctions had been ap... Read more

Ethiopia’s earnings from textile, garment exports touch $31.2 million

The Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute has said during the last three months, Eth... Read more

USDA lowers cotton forecast for India

India’s forecast for 2017/18 ending cotton stocks have been lowered substantially in the ... Read more

Textile enzymes market to grow in single-digit in next decade

The textile enzymes market is largely driven by speedy growth in the textile industry which in ... Read more

Uniqlo to jump the bespoke, semi-made-to-order, apparel gravy train

Japanese fast-fashion brand Uniqlo is considering enhancing sales of semi-made-to-order clothin... Read more

Shopholix secures Rs 1.5 crore funding in pre-series A round

Shopholix, India's first fashion and lifestyle couponing platform for brick and mortar stores h... Read more

Productivity boost becomes a compulsion for garment and footwear sectors

According to a Singaporean research firm the Cambodian garment and footwear industries need to ... Read more

Europe’s fashion retailers face a winter of discontent

The emergence of online fashion retailers have put pressure on traditional, store-based rivals ... Read more

Textile Ministry indentifies 13 potential markets to enhance exports

The textile ministry, in an effort to enhance exports from the country, has designed a new mark... Read more

TPP members agree on core elements of new deal

The US President, Trump, discussed bi-lateral trade relations with leaders of mainland China, V... Read more

WTO, ITC launch cotton portal to enhance transparency, support development

The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have launched an on... Read more

H&M foundation shows new recycling system at Design Inspire 2017

H&M Foundation along with Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) dem... Read more

US officials speculate surge in Chinese cotton imports

China’s cotton imports are predicted to significantly rise in volume terms this season du... Read more

Nandan Denim’s strategic initiatives to enhance global footprint

Nandan Denim of the Chiripal Group, is implementing strategic initiatives to enhance its overal... Read more

Mouvent sees potential in Chinese textile market

Switzerland-based digital print start up Mouvent, is set to exhibit at next year’s TPF di... Read more

Joint statement of ABIT and Euratex on the EU-Mercosur FTA

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Eureatex) and the Brazilian Textile Industry (A... Read more

Indian economy likely to grow 7.2 per cent in 2018, 7.4 per cent in 2019: U…

Indian economy is likely to grow by 7.2 per cent in 2018 and go up further to 7.4 per cent in t... Read more

Inventory management game changer for fashion brands this Christmas

Michael Kors Holdings, and Ralph Lauren Corp. are some of the top fashion brands who are in a h... Read more

Mojostar to launch celebrity fashion brands in 2018

Mojostar is a step closer to attaining its goal of launching retail brands in India through col... Read more

G-Star Raw, partners Artistic Milliners, DyStar, Saitex to launch ‘Most Sus…

Amsterdam-based, Dutch designer clothing company, G-Star Raw, has partnered Pakistan-based Arti... Read more

Coats Group acquires North Carolina-based Patrick Yarn Mill

Coats, the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer, has acquired Patrick Yarn Mill... Read more

ATS Trade Shows expand to Miami

Post two years of record growth in Canada, the Apparel Textile Sourcing (ATS) Brand is expandin... Read more

Bangladesh's apparel export to US falls 4.22 per cent

Bangladesh's garment exports to the US dropped in the 10 months period uptill October this year... Read more

US gets bulk of Peruvian exports

The United States and Brazil received 72 per cent of Peru’s total garment shipments betwe... Read more