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Global textile companies eye India for their sourcing needs

Global textile companies eye India for their sourcing needs

"Amid clouds of uncertainty, companies across the globe are facing challenges while operating businesses out of their own countries. Given this scenario, India is emerging a preferred destination for sourcing. Alessandro Lenzi, Administrator, Lebiz srl, recently came to India to explore factories for intimate apparels.... Read more

Constantly falling apparel exports a matter of concern for India

Constantly falling apparel exports a matter of concern for India

"India’s apparel exports registered a 17.78 per cent decline in March 2018 against the same period last year reveals latest trade data. Indian RMG exports were to the tune of $1.49 billion (approx.) in March 2018 against the corresponding month of February 2017, which was $1.81 billion (approx.). In rupee term, e... Read more

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

"The office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2018 National Trade Estimate (NTE) annual report, which highlights the foreign trade barriers American exports face. Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Rep., said the President is fully committed to addressing unfair foreign trade barriers through tough enforcemen... Read more

Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

"The recently concluded Fashion Access and Cashmere World attracted over 10,000 international visitors from 85 countries during the three-days. Around 227 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions including well-known international brands such as Otto Kessler, LSR International, Cerutti – Massimo Cerutti, Simpson ... Read more

Automation and positive EU relations could boost Cambodia’s growth

Automation and positive EU relations could boost Cambodia’s growth

"While textile is one of the most important sectors in Cambodia’s economy, pressures from neighbouring countries is adversely impacting growth. To add to it, increasing automation and loss of preferential trade agreements is aiding to its woes. Employing 86 per cent of all factory workers, about 40 per cent of Ca... Read more

Fashion and its growing inclination towards sustainability

Fashion and its growing inclination towards sustainability

"Fashion industry is one of the biggest contributor towards global economy, with an annual worldwide revenue of well over £1 trillion. It aids millions of jobs around the world. A recent study by Global Fashion Agenda and Boston Consulting Group predicts a rise of 63 per cent in overall fashion consumption betwee... Read more

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Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente …

Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente India

"Heimtextil India and Ambiente India, touted as India’s premium fairs for home textiles, homeware and interior décor, have launched Bespoke Living, an exclusive product showcase space dedicated to companies dealing with signature collections at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from June 27–29, 2018. With fo... Read more

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

"Grabbing the third spot, Bangladesh is reigning its share in global exports of textile and apparel products. The country’s exports registered a growth of 9 per cent over the last five years to reach $34.4 billion in 2016, while imports have increased at a CAGR of 7 per cent in the same period to reach $10.3 bill... Read more

Tough competition make China a tough market for global brands

Tough competition make China a tough market for global brands

"While China presents a huge opportunity for global brands with its huge consumer base, yet there have been instances where Western brands have failed to lure Chinese consumers. The recent case is that of Marks & Spencer which has exited online retail in the country. The company recently announced it would end onli... Read more

Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

"The last few decades have brought tremendous growth for ready-made garment (RMG) exports in Bangladesh as a result, in FY 2016-17, exports stood at $28.5 billion. Meanwhile, the country has set an ambitious export target of $50 billion by 2021. And to achieve this, companies need to reinvent themselves to beat the fie... Read more

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

"Grassroot initiatives and pathbreaking strategies are fuelling US President Trump’s agenda of ‘Made in US’. For instance, American Giant has launched its first new product of 2018 the ‘Roughneck Pant’ for men and probably its most challenging to stay true to its Made in American sourcing ... Read more

Middle East emerging as a fashion hotbed

Middle East emerging as a fashion hotbed

"Thomson Reuters ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy Report’, recently reported that Muslim consumers’ spending on apparels was the highest in 2015 around $243 billion and is projected to touch $368 billion by 2021. As per Pew Research Center, Muslims are the fastest growing religious group in the wo... Read more

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

"Slowly but surely, Artificial intelligence (AI) is seeping deep into the textile industry production cycles. Till date, several attempts have been made to quantify something as abstract as fashion but all were in vain. Thanks to the fast changing technology landscape, things are finally able to quantify the complexiti... Read more

Fast fashion forcing US apparel manufacturers to change pace

Fast fashion forcing US apparel manufacturers to change pace

"Till some years ago, producing clothes in a span of six weeks was a distant dream or rather a challenge. Thanks to fast fashion, this has become a reality today for apparel manufacturers and retailers. And as, Spencer Fung, CEO, Li & Fung, opined in the last couple of years, people started realising they have to s... Read more

Indo-US trade relations facing troubled times

Indo-US trade relations facing troubled times

"Though India is still growing steadily amid the unexpected US trade proposition, industry might get bruises if the situation doesn’t turn up in India’s favour, fear analysts. President Trump’s recent amendments in trade policy are impacting global economic growth negatively. As counteractive measure,... Read more

Chic Spring edition sees positive business with good order bookings

Chic Spring edition sees positive business with good order bookings

"The spring edition of CHIC, held from March 14 to 16, 2018 ended on an optimistic note with yet another increase in visitor figures. Held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai the fair hosted 1,210 exhibitors from 21 countries. Around 112,666 visitors of all business channels were registered at ... Read more

NCTO’s outgoing chairman lays out priority areas for US textile indust…

NCTO’s outgoing chairman lays out priority areas for US textile industry

"The outgoing chairman of National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, William V ‘Bill’ McCrary Jr. delivered the trade association’s 2018 State of the US Textile Industry overview at NCTO’s 15th Annual... Read more

Trump’s tariff policy to hamper domestic apparel industry dynamics

Trump’s tariff policy to hamper domestic apparel industry dynamics

"The world is concerned with President Trump’s tariff plans. The US has also announced 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminum for countries other than Canada and Mexico. Additionally, there are plans to impose around 45 per cent tariff on goods imported from China to suppress the country&... Read more

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from apparel …

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from apparel giants

“It’s the first time in history that key players from the industry have joined forces to discuss and agree on what to prioritise to improve the industry’s environmental and social footprint. It takes a coordinated effort to move the needle on sustainability, which is why this agenda for a common indus... Read more

EU’s changing trade landscape, trade within member states rules

EU’s changing trade landscape, trade within member states rules

"As per, in 2017, the United States with €631 billion (16.9  per cent) and China €573 billion (15.3  per cent) continued to be the two main goods trading partners of the European Union (EU), well ahead of Switzerland (€261 billion,), Russia (€231 billion), Turkey (€154 billion) and Ja... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

"Yarn Expo continued its growth story as the industry’s most comprehensive and effective business platform with its Spring edition which concluded recently. It saw a large increase in buyers, as well as another year of growth in exhibitor numbers. Strong demand was evident in synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring ’18: Was another successf…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring ’18: Was another successful show

"The verdict is out once more, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has become the undisputed leader in providing business outcomes for the global textile industry. The global sourcing summit, held from March 14to 16, 2018, wrapped up with a huge 15 per cent increase in buyer figure to 82,314 from 104 countries and re... Read more

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

"An average consumer buys four pairs of jeans a year in the US; in China’s Xintang province, a hub for denim, 300 million pairs are made annually. These figures could illustrate the harmful impact of denim manufacturing on the environment. And showcasing these effects, award-winning filmmakers David McIlvride and... Read more

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Vietnam Q1 export revenue up 13 per cen

For Q1 of 2018, Vietnam’s revenue from the export of textile and garment products increas... Read more

ITMA 2019 to see packed house, bookings already complete

ITMA, which takes place every four years since 1951, has strengthened its reputation as the wor... Read more

Indian garment exports falter

India’s garment exports for March have contracted by 0.7 per cent compared to a year ago.... Read more

Home Expo India 2018 sees 720 buyers from across the globe

The combination of three integral segments of handicrafts sector home-textiles, houseware and f... Read more

Guess joins Better Cotton

Guess has partnered Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Since Guess uses cotton in many of its prod... Read more

Farm to Fashion Indian Textile Global Summit 2018 in Gujarat this May

Elevating each segment of the entire textile value chain, Gujarat is ready to host Farm to Fash... Read more

Cambodia to boost its silk production

Cambodia is developing the silk sector. This would be done by growing mulberry trees, raising s... Read more

West Africa’s maiden organic cotton gin comes up in Burkina Faso

West Africa’s first organic cotton gin is coming up in Burkina Faso. The gin, in Burkina ... Read more

Vietnam exports up 13 per cent

For the first quarter, Vietnam’s textile and garment exports are up 13.35 per cent compar... Read more

New York Denim Days in September

New York Denim Days will take place from September 22 to 23. Spearheaded by true denim insiders... Read more

Pakistan’s TDAP plans to tap Saudi’s high-end fashion market

To develop an institutional connection between the fashion institutes of Pakistan and Saudi Ara... Read more

PVH engages in water clean-up

PVH will work with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to improve water quality in Ethiopia, India, V... Read more

Sri Lanka hopes to gain from US-China spat

With growing trade wars with China, American garment importers are looking for new sourcing des... Read more

Japan welcomes US shift on TPP, but says difficult to renegotiate

US President Donald Trump is willing to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific partnership trade... Read more

ITM sees over half lakh visitors over four days

Turkey’s textile technology show, ITM 2018 ended in Turkey yesterday, the four-day exhibi... Read more

Cordura launches SuperCharged Noir performance denim

Cordura, Tencel and Artistic Milliners are together debuting a new SuperCharged Noir performanc... Read more

Clean Clothes Campaign urges Bangladesh brands to comply, sign Accord

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) was signed on May 15th 2013. ... Read more

Moroccan buyers, firms discuss climate change

Moroccan textile enterprises and European buyers are exploring how to mitigate climate risk wit... Read more

Australian brands become more transparent

Australian fashion brands have made some headway in improving supply chain transparency. About ... Read more

Global cotton markets volatile in April

Cotton markets were volatile throughout the first half of April. The global spot benchmark, the... Read more

India’s trade deficit with China doubles

India’s trade deficit with China increased more than twofold from 2007 to 2017. India&rsq... Read more

Pakistan RMG exporters want liberal raw material imports

Pakistan’s readymade garment manufacturers and exporters have called for an ease of doing... Read more

Pitti Uomo to highlight the connection between men’s fashion and football

Recent edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo 94 once more proves fashion and football go hand in hand.... Read more

GTE 2019 will be held in New Delhi next February

The next edition of GTE (Garment Technology Expo) will be held in New Delhi, from February 22 t... Read more

Indian apparel exports down four per cent

India’s apparel/readymade garment exports declined nearly four per cent in fiscal ’... Read more

Huntsman develops cutting-edge innovation

Huntsman is continuing to invest in R&D to bring cutting-edge innovation to the textile ind... Read more

Global car industry use Bangladesh jute

Bangladesh has the potential to become the main supplier of jute to the global car industry. Th... Read more

Bangladesh keen on strong trade ties with Tunisia

Bangladesh is exploring the market for readymade garments in Tunisia. In the last fiscal, produ... Read more

Lenzing and Jeanologia produce capsule denim collection

Lenzing and Jeanologia have collaborated to produce a capsule collection called Blues & Hue... Read more

Wrangler builds on sustainable farming

Sustainable farming is helping drive a more sustainable supply chain for Wrangle’s denim.... Read more

Now a partnership to promote responsible buying in Bangladesh

Better Buying and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) will collaborate in Bangladesh to support an... Read more

NGO promotes Kala cotton among young designers

Kutch-based NGO, Khamir is working with the National Institute of Design to experiment with Kal... Read more

Top RMG exporter, Vietnam still lags a popular domestic brand

Although Vietnam is one of the five biggest apparel exporters in the world, there aren’t ... Read more

Master transfers knowhow to Karl Mayer

Master will transfer its continuous dyeing technology with indigo and other dyestuffs of warp c... Read more

Loan shortage hits Bangladesh RMG businesses

Fast fashion is at risk of hitting a speed bump if a looming crisis sweeps Bangladesh’s b... Read more

India-Vietnam looking to boost trade and investments

India is attracting Vietnamese investments particularly in garments and textiles. India allows ... Read more

GSP review could hit India’s export to the US

The US is reviewing the generalized system of preferences (GSP) through which Indian exporters ... Read more