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Roberto Cavalli: A legacy of bold prints and unbridled glamour

Roberto Cavalli: A legacy of bold prints and unbridled glamour

  Roberto Cavalli, the iconic Italian designer who passed away on April 12, 2024, leaves behind a rich legacy. Cavalli was more than just a name; it was a brand synonymous with flamboyant sensuality, exotic prints, and a celebration of individuality. Early innovations and rise to fame  Born in 1940, Ca... Read more

Candiani & Madh unveil first regenerative cotton jeans

Candiani & Madh unveil first regenerative cotton jeans

  In a move towards sustainable fashion, Swedish denim brand Madh has partnered with Italian producer Candiani Denim to introduce the first-ever jeans collection crafted from Europe-sourced, non-GMO regenerative cotton. This pioneering endeavor utilizes the exclusive Blue Seed cotton variety, developed by Can... Read more

Uniqlo trims China footprint while chasing growth

Uniqlo trims China footprint while chasing growth

  Uniqlo's story in China is one of explosive growth. Entering the market in 2002, it capitalized on the country's rising middle class and growing demand for high-quality basics at affordable prices.  Uniqlo's focus on innovation, like its HeatTech thermal wear, and its commitment to functionality resona... Read more

Chinese Polyester Exports on Shaky Ground: Boom or bust for global market?

Chinese Polyester Exports on Shaky Ground: Boom or bust for global market?

  Polyester product exports from China, a major global supplier, have dipped in the first two months of 2024, raising concerns about the industry's health. According to customs data, total exports reached nearly 1.803 million tons, down 18,000 tons year-on-year. This decline is primarily driven by significant... Read more

Sustainable Stitches: Shirt industry sews a greener future with eco-fibers

Sustainable Stitches: Shirt industry sews a greener future with eco-fibers

  The cotton shirt, a wardrobe staple for generations, is facing a new challenge: man-made fibers (MMF). This shift in the global shirt industry is driven by a confluence of factors – functionality, affordability, and ever-evolving fashion trends. A balancing, cost vs performance Cotton reigns supreme... Read more

FY25 outlook brightens for Indian textiles sector: Systematix

FY25 outlook brightens for Indian textiles sector: Systematix

  In a recent panel discussion organized by Crisil, titled 'Upstream textiles sector: Threads of promise', industry experts provided insights into the outlook for the cotton yarn and polyester yarn segments of the upstream textiles industry for the fiscal year 2025 (FY25). Crisil anticipates moderate revenue ... Read more

Bangladesh poised for growth in Man-Made Fiber garments: PwC study

Bangladesh poised for growth in Man-Made Fiber garments: PwC study

  A new study by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), titled ‘From Shirts to Shores: Blueprint for Bangladesh RMG Industry’ paints a promising picture for Bangladesh's garment industry, with a focus on man-made fiber (MMF) apparel. Here are the key takeaways: Rising demand for MMF apparels The global ... Read more

UK fashion buyers on the hunt for new sourcing destinations

UK fashion buyers on the hunt for new sourcing destinations

  Fashion buyers are actively exploring new sourcing destinations that offer a combination of ethical production, unique materials, and cost-effectiveness. Fashion buyers are increasingly looking beyond traditional sourcing hubs like China and India for their garment needs. This shift is driven by a desire fo... Read more

Wazir Advisors leads global strategy for India's textile recycling

Wazir Advisors leads global strategy for India's textile recycling

  In a collaboration, Wazir Advisors, The Swedish School of Textiles - University of Boras, and the IIT, Delhi, have jointly released a whitepaper today. Titled ‘Positioning Indian Textile Recycling Ecosystem Globally: Setting the Strategic Intervention Areas for Future Road Mapping,’ the document... Read more

China's Apparel Industry in 2023: A statistical backdrop and future outlook

China's Apparel Industry in 2023: A statistical backdrop and future outlook

  China’s apparel industry faced numerous challenges in 2023. A slowdown in global economy, decreasing demand, trade wars put pressure on the clothing sector. And even in 2024 the challenges remain.  Statistical overview As per Global Data, China’s apparel market size is CNY 2.89 trillion p... Read more

PwC Report: MMF garments to dominate by 2030, reshaping apparel landscape

PwC Report: MMF garments to dominate by 2030, reshaping apparel landscape

  A new study by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) titled 'From Shirts to Shores: Blueprint for Bangladesh RMG Industry' sheds light on an intriguing transformation within the global apparel sector towards garments made from man-made fibers (MMF). According to the report, there will be notable increase in MMF gar... Read more

Successful 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen attracts global audi…

Successful 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen attracts global audience

  Around 400 participants from nearly 40 countries attended the 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen from March 20 to 22, marking yet another successful gathering of industry leaders and experts. The event, which featured a blend of on-site and online sessions, hosted nearly 70 speakers across eleven s... Read more

Paris retains fashion week crown but social media shifts the landscape

Paris retains fashion week crown but social media shifts the landscape

  Paris Fashion Week (PFW) solidified its dominance once again, generating a whopping $425.5 million in Media Impact Value (MIV), revals Launchmetrics, a data analysis firm. MIV is a metric that assigns a monetary value to media coverage, essentially gauging the buzz and hype surrounding an event. While direc... Read more

New Cotton Project: Creating a circular future for fashion

New Cotton Project: Creating a circular future for fashion

  The EU-funded New Cotton Project has successfully concluded its three-and-a-half-year mission of exploring the possibilities of fibre-to-fibre recycling in the textile industry. Here's a breakdown of the project's concept, goals, progress, and potential impact: Concept and initiative The project aimed to ... Read more

Cotton vs. Synthetics: Bangladesh garment industry aims for diversification

Cotton vs. Synthetics: Bangladesh garment industry aims for diversification

  Bangladesh's garment industry, a major driver of the nation's economy, is looking beyond cotton and embracing a future of diversified fibers. This strategic shift is driven by a comprehensive study titled "Beyond Cotton" commissioned by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).... Read more

New Cotton Project: Creating a circular future for fashion

New Cotton Project: Creating a circular future for fashion

  The EU-funded New Cotton Project has successfully concluded its three-and-a-half-year mission of exploring the possibilities of fibre-to-fibre recycling in the textile industry. Here's a breakdown of the project's concept, goals, progress, and potential impact: Concept and initiative The project aimed to ... Read more

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with no eas…

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with no easy answer

  The fashion industry is a major contributor to textile waste, with Europe alone generating 5.2 million tons annually. France is proposing a ban on EU exports of used clothing, aiming to curb this waste and prevent African nations from becoming dumping grounds for unwanted garments. This proposal has sparked... Read more

Textile yarn market to hit $23.51 billion by 2030: Study

Textile yarn market to hit $23.51 billion by 2030: Study

  The textile yarn market is expected to reach $23.51 billion by 2030, driven by a rising global demand for textiles across various industries, reveals a study by Virtue Market Research, highlighting growth projections, trends, and opportunities. Despite pandemic's disruption of supply chains, the textile yar... Read more

Performance Days 2024 Spring Fair sets new records

Performance Days 2024 Spring Fair sets new records

  The recently concluded Performance Days Spring Fair 2024 was a resounding success, exceeding expectations and solidifying its position as a leading industry event. Held on March 20th and 21st at the Munich Trade Fair Center, the fair attracted a record-breaking number of participants, with over 3,000 trade ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics –March’24

What have been the major changes in market over the years?

Bruno Landi, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Italy
Bruno LandiThe major changes in the China market over the years have included a shift from buying high-quality, high-priced products to more price- conscious options, a transition from formal wear to leisure and outdoor products, and a slowdown in the market due to economic challenges such as high unemployment rates and real estate issues. Additionally, there has been a shift towards functional leisure products, with a small percentage of formal production transitioning to this new trend.”
Bob McAuley, President, HMS International
Bob McAuleyThe emerging trends in products around the world include a shift towards heavier fabrics, a preference for casual and performance fabrics with stretch, and a focus on more casual and sportswear options. Additionally, there is a trend towards more women's wear tailored clothing and a demand for heavier fabrics in many countries.”
Takashi Mitani, General Manager, Kurabo Textiles, Japan
Takashi MitaniThe world of textiles is changing in terms of focus on ecology and sustainability, with advanced markets like the USA and Europe leading the way. Japanese companies are also trying to promote ecology and sustainability, especially as they enter the China market. Additionally, there is a shift towards using Japanese technical expertise in production facilities in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. ”
 
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