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India at Crossroads: Seizing the cotton boom or facing a bubble burst?

India at Crossroads: Seizing the cotton boom or facing a bubble burst?

  With cotton prices soaring to unprecedented heights globally, India stands at a pivotal juncture. The surge in international markets presents an opportunity for export growth, yet it also poses significant risks to the domestic textile industry's sustainability. This conundrum creates a complex landscape fo... Read more

Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris concludes with 8,000 international visitors

Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris concludes with 8,000 international visitors

  In the bustling heart of Paris, the Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris event saw a convergence of nearly 8,000 international visitors eager to engage with 1,300 exhibitors from around the globe. Held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from 5 to 7 February 2024, this year's event boasted a boldly designed sh... Read more

Apparel Exports to the US: A paradigm shift in the making

Apparel Exports to the US: A paradigm shift in the making

  The apparel industry, like many others, is experiencing a paradigm shift in its export dynamics to the US. Driven by factors like rising costs in traditional hubs, changing consumer preferences, and geopolitical tensions there is a shift towards new players and product categories. This shift is driven by ma... Read more

Europe's Source Fashion unveils diverse lineup

Europe's Source Fashion unveils diverse lineup

  The third installment of Source Fashion, Europe’s foremost responsible sourcing exhibition, kicked off with a bang, boasting its largest and most diverse array of manufacturers, suppliers, and artisans from over 20 countries. The event, held at Olympia London, featured a special appearance and keynote... Read more

The Fabric of Trade: Chinese imports loom large over India's textile indust…

The Fabric of Trade: Chinese imports loom large over India's textile industry

  The influx of Chinese fabrics into India has become a contentious issue, raising concerns about unfair competition, job losses, and the fate of the domestic textile industry. This influx raises concerns about legality and the future of domestic manufacturers. The issue is fairly complex. Policy tailwinds f... Read more

Indian Textiles on the Brink: Can a new policy save the day?

Indian Textiles on the Brink: Can a new policy save the day?

  The Indian textile industry, once a global powerhouse, is facing significant challenges. Declining exports, ailing infrastructure, and fierce competition threaten its future. In a recent report, a Parliamentary Committee recognized the need for urgent action and called for a comprehensive National Textile P... Read more

Textile Tussle: Anti-dumping duties spark trade friction between India and …

Textile Tussle: Anti-dumping duties spark trade friction between India and China

  The textile industry, a crucial spoke in India and China’s GDP economic growth, has become a battleground for anti-dumping duties (ADD), raising concerns about business losses and the future of trade relations.  Tit for tat ADDs Both India and China have imposed ADD on imports from each other. ... Read more

Pure London x JATC: Debut London fashion festival ends on high note

Pure London x JATC: Debut London fashion festival ends on high note

  The inaugural Pure London x JATC, London's festival of fashion, concluded on a resounding high note after three days filled with trend-led fashion showcases, enriching educational content, extensive networking opportunities, and pioneering business prospects. Held at Olympia London, the event attracted a di... Read more

Scoop concludes Autumn/Winter 24 season with triumph and Wonderment

Scoop concludes Autumn/Winter 24 season with triumph and Wonderment

  Scoop, the renowned fashion showcase, concluded its Autumn/Winter 24 season on a high note, bidding farewell to guests who were treated to a remarkable display of international designers under the theme 'A Return to Wonderment'. The event, characterized by opulent art deco influences, drew a bustling crowd ... Read more

Turkish Textile & Apparel Industry: Navigating challenges and embracing…

Turkish Textile & Apparel Industry: Navigating challenges and embracing opportunities in 2024

  Despite a tough 2023, marked by declining exports and shrinking employment, Turkish textile and apparel industry remains cautiously optimistic for 2024. While acknowledging ongoing challenges like high inflation, increasing production costs, and slow European market, industry leaders point out to strategic ... Read more

China-Pakistan FTA spurs textile trade, reshaping Asian dynamics

China-Pakistan FTA spurs textile trade, reshaping Asian dynamics

  The China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA), implemented in 2020, has become a game-changer for both nations, particularly in the textile, apparel, and fashion industries. Bilateral trade has soared, with data highlighting significant growth in both imports and exports especially in textiles and apparel s... Read more

Source Home & Gift showcases sustainable sourcing success

Source Home & Gift showcases sustainable sourcing success

  The curtains closed on Europe’s prominent responsible sourcing exhibition, Source Home & Gift, after an enlightening and prosperous four-day event that fostered connections within the global sourcing community. The show, which saw the participation of leading retailers such as Fenwick, Next, and J... Read more

Buyers flock to Milano Unica, signaling fashion industry's recovery

Buyers flock to Milano Unica, signaling fashion industry's recovery

  The recently concluded Milano Unica, held from January 23rd to 25th, 2024, showcased latest trends, fostering connections, and driving business forward. Here's are the key takeaways. Strong buyer presence: The event saw a surge in international buyers, indicating renewed confidence in the industry's post-p... Read more

Textile PLI: Can revamped scheme stitch success and boost growth?

Textile PLI: Can revamped scheme stitch success and boost growth?

  The Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, a government initiative to boost domestic manufacturing, has got mixed results in the Indian textile and apparel industry. While ambitious in its goals, the scheme's adoption by industry players has been sluggish, raising questions about its effectiveness in thi... Read more

Unveiling the ‘Unlock’: Fashion Pact's cotton sustainability report draws m…

Unveiling the ‘Unlock’: Fashion Pact's cotton sustainability report draws mixed reactions

  The Fashion Pact, a heavyweight alliance of fashion giants united under the banner of sustainability, has released its ‘Unlock’ report, a roadmap for a climate-friendly future for cotton. But instead of a resounding chorus of applause, the report has been met with a mixed bag of reactions, with ... Read more

UK’s Premier Spring Fair 2024: Unveiling retail trends and innovations

UK’s Premier Spring Fair 2024: Unveiling retail trends and innovations

  The UK's largest and longest-serving retail show, Spring Fair, kicked off to much anticipation as thousands of retailers descended upon the event to explore new opportunities and rejuvenate their retail strategies. Among the attendees were an impressive array of retail giants and independent businesses, sho... Read more

Production Prowess or Homegrown Brands: India's textiles and apparel indust…

Production Prowess or Homegrown Brands: India's textiles and apparel industry at crossroads

  India's $172.3 billion textile and apparel industry (IMARC Group, 2022) is at a crossroads. The choice is between prioritizing garment manufacturing for the global market, a role where it currently holds 4 per cent market share as per Invest India, or focusing on creating domestic brands and capturing the h... Read more

Gartex Texprocess India 3rd Mumbai edition begins at JWCC

Gartex Texprocess India 3rd Mumbai edition begins at JWCC

  The 3rd Mumbai edition of ‘Gartex Texprocess India’ commenced today at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai. The event, dedicated to garment and textile manufacturing, promises a platform for innovation and collaboration within the industry. Government's support for indigenous manufacturing&... Read more

IFCO 2024: Istanbul prepares to host the epicenter of international fashion

IFCO 2024: Istanbul prepares to host the epicenter of international fashion

  The Istanbul Expo Center gears up to welcome the fifth edition of IFCO, Istanbul Fashion Connection, from February 7 to 10, 2024. With over 600 exhibitors and brands showcasing their latest collections across 100,000 square meters, the event is poised to captivate the global fashion fraternity. A convergen... Read more

Fashion 2.0: AI injects creativity and innovation into textile design

Fashion 2.0: AI injects creativity and innovation into textile design

  Fashion's ever-evolving landscape stuns constantly, from intricate silhouettes and opulent palettes to trend-setting colors. In 2024, fashionistas worldwide eagerly await the unveiling of this year's mood board. But in a revolutionary twist, 2024 promises to elevate the fashion ecosystem through the fusion ... Read more

Indian government’s new MSME payment rule sparks outrage, stakeholders urge…

Indian government’s new MSME payment rule sparks outrage, stakeholders urge rethink

  The South India Garment Association (SIGA) has raised alarm over the potential negative effect on the garment industry due to a new payment rule for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, SIGA urged for the repeal of Rule 43B(H) of Income Tax Act, claiming... Read more

Textile Industry Responds to Interim Budget: Cautious optimism amidst hope …

Textile Industry Responds to Interim Budget: Cautious optimism amidst hope for Full Budget relief

  The Indian textile industry presented a mixed response to the interim budget announced today, welcoming government focus on investment and R&D while expressing concerns about slow implementation of schemes and continued financial stress. The industry seeks immediate relief for the financially stressed s... Read more

Denim At Crossroads: Shifting styles and khaki's potential return

Denim At Crossroads: Shifting styles and khaki's potential return

  Denim, the iconic fabric of rebellion and self-expression, faces a crossroads in 2024. While still a wardrobe staple, evolving trends and consumer preferences is leading to a dynamic shift in casual wear. Denim now faces competition from the revival of khakis. But is this a complete dethroning, or simply a ... Read more

Can e-com directly connect apparel manufacturing countries with western con…

Can e-com directly connect apparel manufacturing countries with western consumers?

  A new study by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and LightCastle has sparked a debate in the Bangladeshi garment industry: Can e-commerce platforms directly connect manufacturers with Western consumers, cutting out middlemen and boosting profits? The research suggests immense potential, with an es... Read more

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Eltex of Sweden AB marks 60 years milestone

  Eltex of Sweden, a trailblazer in integrating electronic sensors into the weaving mac... Read more

British Wool launches shearing courses with strong response

  British Wool has rolled out its much-anticipated shearing courses, now accessible on ... Read more

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Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

With the daily output of masks touches over 20 million, China introduces new standards for... Read more

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made s... Read more

Flipkart’s BBD boosts international sales for Walmart during Q4 FY24

  Propelled by Flipkart’s stellar performance during its annual Big Billion Days ... Read more

UGC urges educational institutes to incorporate khadi in ceremonial events

  Statutory body under the Ministry of Education in India, the University Grants Commis... Read more

Continue procuring cotton from Telangana, urges state government

  Tummala Nageswara Rao, Minister of Agriculture has urged the Cotton Corporation of In... Read more

Sri Lanka EDB organises Country Pavilion at ‘Sourcing at Magic Exhibition’

  Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) collaborated with Sri Lanka Missions in the ... Read more

VIATT to debut from Feb28-Mar 01, 2024 at SECC

  The Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles, and Textile Technologies ... Read more

Mixed fortunes for Bangladesh as exports of knitwear rise, woven apparels d…

  Bangladesh's textile industry is experiencing mixed fortunes, with knitwear exports e... Read more

Philippine garment industry faces challenging year ahead as revenues remain…

  The Philippine garment industry faces a challenging year ahead, with revenues expecte... Read more

Prada Group accelerates shift to sustainability with inclusion in Fashion T…

  Luxury fashion giant, Prada Group has hastened its shift to sustainability by joining... Read more

Spinnova's sustainable innovation shines at New York Fashion Week

  Spinnova, the sustainable textile material company, made a striking return to the pre... Read more

Cotton import duty slashed in India to boost exports

  Effective February 20th, 2024, the Indian government eliminated import duties and AID... Read more

Mexico retains top position despite 22% dip in wool imports from Argentina

  Despite a 22 per cent decline in imports from July to December 2023 compared to the s... Read more

World’s first fully certified compostable polyester launched in London

  The world’s first fully certified compostable polyester Celys was launched at t... Read more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate first PM MITRA Textile Park

  On February 22, 2024, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the gro... Read more

Tranoi to showcase Fall/Winter 2024-2025 collections from 180 exhibitors

  Scheduled to be held from Feb 29-Mar 03, 2024 at Palais Brongniart in Paris, premiere... Read more

Bangladesh to venture into Asian markets

  Traditionally reliant on Western markets, notably the United States and European coun... Read more

Global digital printing market to grow to $8.8 billion by 2034

  Driven by a surge in demand for personalised products, rapid technological advancemen... Read more

Welspun plans new Rs 3,000-crore textile facility in Cuttack

  Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha, inaugurated a Rs 3,000 crore Integrated Texti... Read more

SIMA applauds textile focused policies in Tamil Nadu budget

  Tamil Nadu, long a powerhouse in India's textile industry, has faced challenges maint... Read more

Leather Working Group and ZDHC partner for sustainable leather

  In a landmark move, the Leather Working Group (LWG) and the ZDHC Foundation have anno... Read more

Italian textile machinery orders remain stable in Q4 2023

  The latest report from the Economics Department of ACIMIT reveals a stable performanc... Read more

Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris conclude latest edition on a positive note

  The Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris trade shows for the fashion industry concluded th... Read more

Bangladesh’s export earnings from EU drop 20% in 2023: Eurostat

  The downturn in the global economy has led to a decline in Bangladesh's apparel expor... Read more

Europe dominates global fashion landscape with six companies: Report

  European countries dominate the global fashion landscape, boasting six of the biggest... Read more

Calvin Klein launches new campaign for Spring 2024 jeans collection

  Shot by photographer Mert Alas, Calvin Klein latest campaign with Jung kook to launch... Read more

Timberland launches new collection for nature lovers

  Renowned for its outdoor legacy and commitment to innovation since its inception in 1... Read more

Karnataka announces new textile policy for 2024-2029

  The Karnataka Government has formulated a new textile policy spanning from 2024 to 20... Read more

Ethiopia inks agreement with UNIDO to invigorate T&A sector

  Ethiopia has entered into an agreement with the United Nations Industrial Development... Read more