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Outdoor apparels get a modern touch with new designs and styles

Outdoor apparels get a modern touch with new designs and styles

"It’s been nearly a decade since designers reinvented activewear for everyday use, their popularity continues to soar. This was particularly evident at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, where many brands launched their spring collections that included leggings and tailored, fitted pullovers Enhanced with... Read more

Zara’s sustainability moves positive but needs indepth approach

Zara’s sustainability moves positive but needs indepth approach

"Making sustainability its immediate goal, fast fashion giant Inditex the makers of Zara pledged to only use organic, sustainable and recycled materials like cotton, linen and polyester in all its eight brand’s collections by 2025. The latest fast fashion brand to join the sustainability bandwagon, Zara was influ... Read more

Women’s clothing imports from China faces US tariffs

Women’s clothing imports from China faces US tariffs

"For the first time, the next round of tariffs by the Trump administration will target apparel imports from China. A 10 per cent tariff will be levied on all clothing and shoes imported from China from September 1. 2019. As per Wall Street Journal’s analysis, these tariffs will have a greater impact on women&rsqu... Read more

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 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

Need for women’swear brands to regain their focus

Need for women’swear brands to regain their focus

"With several women’swear designers entering the menswear fold, the era for men’s fashion has arrived. Brands are launching new collections catering exclusively to mens’ fashion sense. In September 2018, designer PrabalGurung launched his first men's collection after nearly a decade in business. A mon... Read more

New and shorter recycling methods to combat fashion pollution

New and shorter recycling methods to combat fashion pollution

"The problem of waste in the fashion industry is getting bigger. Ariel Muller, Asia Pacific Managing Director of non-profit Forum for the Future, recently noted at the Ecosperity conference in Singapore, the fashion industry, which produces around 10 per cent of global carbon emissions is likely to produce over 26 per ... 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

 
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Terry Towel Global Expo and Summit 2019, Solapur

Nike and Adidas have an ongoing battle for footwear supremacy. Nike is the larger business over... Read more

Solapur to host Terry Towel Global Expo and Summit 2019

The textile town of Solapur will host one of the world’s biggest exclusive expos for terr... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports down 34 per cent

During April to June 2019 India’s exports of cotton yarn fell by 34.6 per cent. The cotto... Read more

Global spunmelt nonwoven fabrics growing eight per cent

Some key factors influencing the spunmelt nonwoven fabrics market are: growth of modern healthc... Read more

L Brands’ half yearly revenue down one per cent

For the first half of the year L Brands’ revenue fell 1.4 per cent. The group is the owne... Read more

Munich Fabric Start in September

Munich Fabric Start will be held September 3 to 5, 2019. A broad spectrum of fabrics, additiona... Read more

China leads textile chemical consumption

China is the largest consumer of textile chemicals owing to the growing apparel and textile pro... Read more

Machinery CIMF fair on in Cambodia

Cambodia International Machinery Industry Fair (CIMIF) is on from August 22 to 25, 2019. The tr... Read more

China invests heavily in Vietnam

China’s direct investment in Vietnam has surged more than 60 per cent this year. China no... Read more

Zimbabwe cotton output declines 52 per cent

Zimbabwe’s cotton output may decline by 52 per cent this year after a severe drought. The... Read more

Orissa invites textile investments

Orissa is emerging as one of the top destinations for apparel manufacturing in India. The state... Read more

Hong Kong protests may hurt brand sales

The ongoing protest in Hong Kong may affect sales of luxury brands by ten per cent to 60 per ce... Read more

Chinese fabrics pour into Indonesia

Yarn, fabric, and garment products from China are expected to flood Indonesia because of the tr... Read more

LIVA to a part of the Yarn, Fabric and Accessories 2019 Show

LIVA will participate in the Yarn, Fabric and Accessories 2019 Trade Show, to be held in Ludhia... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles begins next week

Tge trade fair will be held from August 28 to 31, 2019 in Shanghai. This is Asia’s leadin... Read more

M&S and British HC launch Responsible Migration project

In its endeavor to spread awareness among migrants to ensure safe migration for work, Dominic A... Read more

India’s NITMA takes to the media to highlight financial crisis

The Northern India Textile Mills Association (NITMA) has highlighted the worst financial crisis... Read more

Acrylic staple fiber prices fall

Acrylic staple fiber prices in July were down in China, India, and Pakistan. Downstream demand ... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports down 34 per cent

In the April-June period of this fiscal, India’s exports of cotton yarn fell by 34.6 per ... Read more

Zimbabwe reviews clothing rebate

Zimbabwe is plugging loopholes in the rebate scheme for clothing manufacturers. The country has... Read more

US-based apparel resale portal ThreadUp’s app downloads up 71 per cent

Downloads of thredUP’s app from January to July 2019 were up 71 per cent from the same pe... Read more

Moroccan sourcing fair in October

Maroc will be held in Morocco on October 17 and 18, 2019. The fair offers a comprehensive overv... Read more

Kitex Garments aims for Rs 2,000 crore turnovers by 2025

As a part of its Vision 2025, Kerala-based Kitex Garments, the third-largest infant garment bra... Read more

Cotton Incorporated develops performance technologies

Designers and manufacturers who want inspiration and direction regarding technical cotton fabri... Read more

Trade war a chance for India to increase manmade fiber exports

The trade war between the US and China has opened up a big opportunity for India to increase ex... Read more

T&A apparel exports increase by 1.22% in July 2019

The CITI analysis of the quick estimates of T&A exports for July 2019 indicates that these ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai in September

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from September 25 to 27, 2019. High-end Chin... Read more

UK extends sustainable clothing action plan

UK has extended the sustainable clothing action plan (Scap). It is set to end next year but the... Read more

Shanghai to host Spinexpo this September

Spinexpo will be held in China, September 3 to 5, 2019. The flagship event for spinners and kni... Read more

Indorama Ventures acquires Sinterama

Indorama Ventures will buy Italy-based Sinterama. With this acquisition, Indorama can make use ... Read more

Indian yarn mills runnig below capacity

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Asos asks suppliers for price cuts

Following the investments Asos made in logistics, sustainability and marketing, the marketplace... Read more

Hyosung offers new fibers for denim

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