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Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

"The United Nations recently declared an 11-year deadline to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. UK-based NGO Fashion Revolution has launched a Black Friday campaign that encouraged people to protest against mindless consumption and retailers to abstain from providing discounts.  Similarly, Extinction... Read more

China remains world’s top manufacturer as export share declines

China remains world’s top manufacturer as export share declines

"China still holds a 31.5 percent share in the US textiles and apparel market. However, its share in world exports declined nearly 2 per cent in 2019 from the previous year. Latest Chinese Customs statistics from January to August 2019 reveal among the top 10 garment exporters in China, American brands such as Nike and... Read more

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

FSA, the only association representing wholesale fabric suppliers in the entire garment industry, organises two ‘Textrade’ fabric fairs every year in Mumbai. The two-day event presents a golden opportunity to its visitors to showcase fabric creativity, design innovation, splash of colors and fashion extrava... Read more

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

Archroma, the Reinach, Switzerland-based diversified provider of dyes and specialty chemicals, serves the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets globally. The leading company operates a highly integrated, customer-focused platform that delivers specialized pe... Read more

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

"Most brands were willing to share initiatives for promoting living wages. They were also transparent about their limitations in producing in developing countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam, as the wage-setting mechanisms and social dialogue in these countries are still at a nascent stage"   Even a... Read more

Sustainability forces brands to rethink fast fashion

Sustainability forces brands to rethink fast fashion

"With sustainability gaining traction across the globe, fashion brands are going all out to align operations with better environmental practices. This was evident from all the fashion shows held last month in New York, London, Milan and Paris which focused on sustainability. Spanish fashion retailer Zara announced its ... Read more

Digital transformation, customisation, new technologies to drive fashion bu…

Digital transformation, customisation, new technologies to drive fashion business

"The latest edition of Global Fashion Drivers, created by Mds and sponsored by Everis reveals that personalisation, price reduction, sustainability, reorganisation of store network and full commitment to Rfid are some of the drivers of fashion business. In its ‘Global Fashion Drivers’ report sponsored by Ev... Read more

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global make…

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global makers

"Two topics currently dominate denim manufacturers list of priorities as of now: the US-China trade war and sustainability. Denim manufacturers are not only adapting their operations in reaction to the US-China tariff war but also maintaining a razor-sharp focus on sustainability. They are developing new strategies to ... Read more

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

"With fashion trends changing at the drop of a hat, consumers throw away nearly 83 percent of their clothes and shoes into garbage bins every year. Some brands also burn their unsold stock to protect their exclusivity. A glaring instance of this is Burberry which destroyed $36 million worth of unsold clothes/accessorie... Read more

Arvind in India, redefines cotton cultivation with new initiatives

Arvind in India, redefines cotton cultivation with new initiatives

"It’s popularly said, that ‘leaders don’t do different things, they do things differently. A recent embodiment of this is Arvind, the leading textile manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of denims in India. The brand rewrote the history of cotton cultivation in India when it partnered Better Cott... Read more

AEPC new experience center focuses on industry 4.0 solutions

AEPC new experience center focuses on industry 4.0 solutions

AEPC recently organised an industry and media brief bringing the stake holders all on one platform announcing the 'Lectra Industry 4.0 Experience Center' at Apparel House heralding a giant leap towards leading the industry to the way future factories are heading to. The overarching theme ‘The Connected Ecosystem ... Read more

Luxury brands open up to plus-size fashion

Luxury brands open up to plus-size fashion

"Though traditionally luxury fashion has always been size exclusive, in recent times, it has been forced to incorporate the concept of inclusivity into its DNA. As a recent Coresight Research notes, demand for plus size women’s clothing in the US is growing by around by 3 per cent to reach $36.3 billion by 2025. ... Read more

Sluggish global economy, trade tensions to dampen apparel sales in next 12 …

Sluggish global economy, trade tensions to dampen apparel sales in next 12 months: CENTRSTAGE Study

"The fourth edition of CENTRSTAGE, a fashion brand-promotion, launch platform and trade exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)interviewed233 buyers and 72 exhibitors to gauge their sentiment on current industry prospects and latest product trends and e-commerce developments. The results... Read more

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India

‘We need to make everyone realise India’s potential as a good cotton supplier’ India’s share in the global textile and clothing exports has increased modestly to 4 per cent in last two decades. Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Vietnam’s share has grown 6.5 per cent and 5.9 per cent, respectively... Read more

Messe Frankfurt India to present India's first technical textile hackathon …

Messe Frankfurt India to present India's first technical textile hackathon at Techtextil India 2019

"To look into the critical challenges of sustainable urban living, Messe Frankfurt India will host India's first Technical Textile Hackathon on November 22. The hackathon titled "Techtextil NEXT" will build an eco-system that supports India's technical textile start-ups and enables them to develop products and prototyp... Read more

India needs to adopt a cautious approach to RCEP

India needs to adopt a cautious approach to RCEP

"The subsidies given by its government and loans granted with low interest rates helped the Chinese textile industry to emerge as one of the top industries in the world. This coupled with zero per cent duty through the RCEP free trade agreement is likely to provide China with an open market, affecting medium and small ... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to serve as a springboard for exhibitors and visitors

Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to serve as a springboard for exhibitors and visitors

"The global textile trade in the past year has experienced recorded growth since 2012, and China was among the top three largest exporters and importers of textiles. As a result, suppliers are striving to meet robust demand with innovation and eco-friendly solutions. Yarn Expo Spring will present as an the ideal sourci... Read more

Gap eyes profits with diversified sourcing, lean inventory, cost management

Gap eyes profits with diversified sourcing, lean inventory, cost management

"One of the primary factors driving migration is the planned separation of Old Navy from Gap Inc. and its brands, which include Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta. The separation will enable each of these brands to maximise their focus, align their investments to meet unique business needs and to optimise cost structures... Read more

Burberry and Tencent collaborate to build up social retail in China

Burberry and Tencent collaborate to build up social retail in China

"The first step will be for Burberry to open a store, enhanced by Tencent technology, offering vivid experiences that connect luxury customers’ social and online lives to their physical environments. This will be a unique space to test and learn, serving as a laboratory to trial innovation that can be expanded to... Read more

Brands shifting out of China face numerous challenges in new countries

Brands shifting out of China face numerous challenges in new countries

"It is not easy for these brands to move their production out of China as the country has an incredibly robust manufacturing infrastructure. The quality of goods produced in China and also the expertise of local manufacturers in the country is quite high. Other nations don’t have the same level of quality manufac... Read more

China’s slowdown impacting luxury sector’s business

China’s slowdown impacting luxury sector’s business

Chinese government reduced value-added tax up to three percent in an effort to reinvigorate the economy. This resulted in luxury fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci slashing their suggested retail prices in Mainland China. In the following month, US President Donald Trump announced plans to roll out tariffs ... Read more

ASW 2020 to be the collaborative hub for retail business

ASW 2020 to be the collaborative hub for retail business

"ASW 2020 will serve as the leading hub for apparel companies to interact with Indian subcontinent. Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka are major garment manufacturing hubs that have strengths which make them favorites with buyers and also complement each other"   ASW (Apparel Sourcing Week) 2020 will serve as the l... Read more

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

"The company outlined the tastes of New York by showcasing 'conversational' prints and scenic designs. The company’s florals in a patchwork arrangement are currently very much on trend and are set to be one of the key looks for the spring/summer 2020 season. Another European exhibitor Lyon-based Ercea Internation... Read more

Karl Mayer’s product feature at ISPO Munich

Karl Mayer’s product feature at ISPO Munich

The new development, 4D-Knit.Solutions was illustrating what can be achieved with double-bar raschel technology for 3D warp-knitted textiles. With their unique, three-dimensional, cushioning construction, these voluminous fabrics offer a new level of design potential. Ready-made panels, e.g. entire back components for ... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Brands introduced a bunch of initiatives for ensuring sustainability in denim manufacturing, these drove up the cost of the garment. So the real challenge before Morrision was to offer customers a more sustainable solution at much closer price value proposition. He believes, though people are interested in being carbo... Read more

 
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“Our goal is to convert textile waste into fuel.”

Anant Ahuja, Managing Director, Shahi Exports Based in India, Shahi Exports is a large garment... Read more

Elleti and MYR build denim platform

Elleti has joined forces with MYR to digitise the creative process and connect users, suppliers... Read more

Ethiopia hopes to be apparel supply base

Ethiopia is building up its potential to become the next textile and apparel supply base for th... Read more

Europe’s driving apparel grows at five per cent

The European driving apparel market is growing at a CAGR of 5.7 per cent. Stringent regulations... Read more

Mango opens logistics center in Spain

Mango has set up a new logistics center in Spain. Approximately 600 people work six days a week... Read more

Hugo Boss builds online business

Hugo Boss is bolstering its online business. These efforts have not been in vain - the company&... Read more

Vinted aims to makes secondhand the first choice

Vinted Europe’s largest online C2C marketplace for secondhand fashion has made it a missi... Read more

Vietnam’s textiles trade value up seven per cent

Vietnam’s import and export value as of November 2019 was up 7.6 per cent compared to the... Read more

“Automation can improve a garment manufacturer’s efficiency by 50%”

BT Nagesh, Managing Director & India Subsidiary Head, Lectra Technologies Once upon a time... Read more

“Brands need to incorporate sustainability in their business models.”

Bimal Arora, Honorary Chairperson, Center for Responsible Business, Aston Business School Bima... Read more

ITMACH to attract investors with latest textile technologies

The 3rd edition of International Textile Machinery & Accessories (ITMACH) India will showca... Read more

EU-Textile2030, Tex4im sign cooperation agreement

EU-Textile2030, the European cluster of advanced textile materials, and Tex4im, the consortium ... Read more

Forever 21, the brand that rose high to lose its way on the way

Forever 21, founded in 1984, became a multibillion dollar operation in over 40 countries before... Read more

Sri Lanka-based Hirdaramani prioritizes sustainability

The Hirdaramani Group, based in Sri Lanka, prioritizes sustainability in its business model. It... Read more

Garment, footwear exports from Cambodia up 24 per cent

Last year, garments and footwear exports from Cambodia were up 24 per cent from 2017. The garme... Read more

Europe cuts fashion emissions by 24 per cent

The fashion industry in Europe has cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 24 per cent between 2008... Read more

African fast fashion may swamp ethical fashion

Fast fashion brands are heading for Africa now. The effects will be catastrophic for the enviro... Read more

Guess unveils five year strategy

Guess wants to boost brand relevancy and has chalked out a new strategy to take it forward. The... Read more

China continues to be a key textile player

China’s textile industry is a key player globally. In 2018, China’s chemical fiber ... Read more

Ralph Lauren sets targets for using renewable electricity

Ralph Lauren will power all of its offices, distribution centers and stores with 100 per cent r... Read more

Gants appoints Patrik Soderstrom as new CEO

Gant has appointed Patrik Söderström as new chief executive officer starting February... Read more

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia to reserve 25% seats for final public

To be organised by IMG from May 11-15, 2019 in Sydney, Mercedes Benz will reserve 25 per cent o... Read more

The Ikat Story collaborates with Pause for collection

Handloom apparel brand The Ikat Story has collaborated with clothing brand Pause for its upcomi... Read more

Blackstone invests huge capital in Ryka Commercial Ventures

Blackstone, globally the biggest private equity firm, has invested a whopping Rs. 1,750 crore i... Read more

Bestseller to focus on digital operations and sustainability

To deal with its falling profits, Bestseller aims to innovate its digital operations besides in... Read more

Gujarat to host Itmach India

Itmach India will be held in Gujarat, December 5 to 8, 2019. This is a textile machinery and a... Read more

Bangladesh opts for digital payments

Bangladesh plans to bring its 3.6 million garment workers under a digital wage system by 2021. ... Read more

Burberry phases out harmful chemicals

Burberry intends for every single product it sells to have at least one positive attribute by 2... Read more

Spanish brand comes to India

Spanish fashion brand Desigual is coming to India. It will first be available on Myntra and th... Read more

Jabong revenue up 19 per cent

Jabong’s revenue went up 19 per cent in the current fiscal. The cost of the online porta... Read more

Textile park scheme makes slow progress

The progress of textile parks, under the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP), has been m... Read more

Eurojersey launches new SS21 Lingerie Collection

Sensitive Fabrics by Eurojersey is presenting a selection of prints for Spring-Summer 2021 ling... Read more

Canclini to showcase Blue 1925 at Denim Première

For Canclini, the year 2019 ends with its first participation in the Denim Première Visi... Read more

Chemtax introduces new technologies at CIIE

At the China International Import Expo (CIIE), Chemtax brought three typical technologies, incl... Read more

Global luxury market grows by 4% in 2019

As per the Bain-Altagamma 2019 Worldwide Luxury Market Monitor, the global luxury market grew b... Read more

Clothing and apparel sales in the US to fall by 5 per cent in 2020

Latest Moody report says, tariffs on Chinese imports will negatively impact clothing and footwe... Read more

Secret sauce to India's Textile Sector success is implementation..

FashionatingWorld had an interaction with Prashant Deka head marketing rieter on the sidelines ... Read more

LVMH to acquire Tiffany & Co

LVMH plans to take over Tiffany & Co for $16.9bn including net debt, equivalent to nearly f... Read more

Bangladesh exporters face price pressure with price competition

Intense price competition among readymade garment makers in Asia has resulted in reduced profit... Read more

China’s textile and apparel exports reach $21.23 billion in H1 2019

According to latest Chinese Customs Statistics from January to August 2019, China’s expor... Read more

A series of denim shows to be held in Japan, Vietnam and India

Denimsandjeans will be held in Japan, March 4 to 5, 2020, Vietnam, May 28 to 29, 2020, and Indi... Read more

French designer launches new sneaker collection

Following the immensely successful Red Runner which took its cues from the world of running and... Read more