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‘Sorting for Circularity’ report suggests recycling textiles to drastically…

‘Sorting for Circularity’ report suggests recycling textiles to drastically reduce waste

  Amsterdam-based Fashion for Good is the world's first museum of sustainable fashion innovation that redesigns how fashion is made, worn, and reused through different fashion seasons. Through workshops and exhibitions, this global initiative constantly innovates fabrics and styles for a better way for the ... Read more

Will skinny jeans reduce to a classic denim staple?

Will skinny jeans reduce to a classic denim staple?

    Adored by millennials, skinny jeans have been trending and holding their pride of place for the longest time. However, rumbles of its popularity on the decline, whilst exaggerated, does hold some truth. The retail platform Edited recently presented a report that states a sharp fall in men’s s... Read more

Unpredictable fashion trends in post-pandemic high-end branded market

Unpredictable fashion trends in post-pandemic high-end branded market

    From Covid-19 lockdown times to economic slowdowns, the pandemic has hugely affected health, wealth and happiness parameters around the world. The cost of living for each income bracket has now changed and a brand strategy of smart retail intelligence is now the strongest line of defence for a compa... Read more

EU reforms to curtail fast fashion’s green-washing gimmicks

EU reforms to curtail fast fashion’s green-washing gimmicks

  Fast fashion brands are aware of the consumer mindset change towards sustainable fashion. In a bid to appear environmentally-conscious, many fast fashion brands are paying lip service to sustainability, resulting in deceiving consumers with “green-washing”. The European Union has seen through ... Read more

Fast Fashion grows at 7.7% CAGR despite dissent

Fast Fashion grows at 7.7% CAGR despite dissent

    As underdeveloped countries transit to developing status, their retail sectors are getting better organised and enabling a large number of brands use the affordability and accessibility platforms to reach out to the masses. The global fast fashion market size is expected to grow from $91.23 billion ... Read more

Reliance Retail poised to challenge international fast fashion giants

Reliance Retail poised to challenge international fast fashion giants

    Internally nicknamed Regalia, the fast fashion label from Reliance Retail is gearing up to take on international fast fashion brands like Zara and H&M. In India, fast fashion is the fastest growing segment in the apparel and lifestyle sector, the proof being the enormous success Zara, H&M a... Read more

Bangladesh eyes technical textiles to meet 100bn export target

Bangladesh eyes technical textiles to meet 100bn export target

     Second only to China, Bangladesh carved out an awe-inspiring success story in the global RMG supply. Exports worth USD 42 billion last year contributed to an 83% of its total export volume. Whilst the RMG sector in Bangladesh continues its growth, the two-year long pandemic and the drop in dem... Read more

Rise in apparel export to US rings in cheer, future uncertain

Rise in apparel export to US rings in cheer, future uncertain

     The pandemic rang in bad tidings for apparel exporters in Asia and South East Asia as the dip in US’ imports was significant. Compared to imports worth USD 111.033 billion in 2019, in 2020 imports worth USD 89.596 billion were registered. The trend took an upward turn in 2022 as The US D... Read more

US Cotton Trust Protocol sets the stage for use of sustainable cotton acros…

US Cotton Trust Protocol sets the stage for use of sustainable cotton across the globe

    In November 2021, the COP26 summit held in Glasgow held up a red flag for global fashion industry and the need to act fast and now. According to McKinsey report, under the current trajectory, the fashion industry will overshoot greenhouse gas emissions needed to achieve a 1.5º C global warming ... Read more

Domestic brands give tough competition to global ones in China’s apparel re…

Domestic brands give tough competition to global ones in China’s apparel retail market

    A surge in nationalist sentiment and growing hostility to foreign labels is compelling global fashion brands to reduce their footprint in China. A report by SCMP indicates, US clothing brand Gap is reducing its retail footprint in China by cutting down the number of stores to 143. And experts say, f... Read more

Argentinian clothing manufacturers face cost-related challenges

Argentinian clothing manufacturers face cost-related challenges

  For a country facing numerous economic challenges for long, the fact that its clothing sector has about 50 per cent import component is in itself a challenge. As per The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC), clothing is one of the highest performing sectors year-on-year. By June 2022, th... Read more

New EU green legislation to step up sustainability efforts in Bangladesh

New EU green legislation to step up sustainability efforts in Bangladesh

    The huge amount of waste produced by the global textile industry has accelerated the need to reduce continued damage to planet Earth. Textile produces over 100 billion pieces of clothing year. This results in 84 per cent of the textile waste worth $3.7 billion being sent to landfills every year. To ... Read more

China faces turmoil, exports growth falls

China faces turmoil, exports growth falls

    Chinese exporters are having a difficult time. Softer foreign markets are forcing them to shed workers. They are switching to lower-value goods and even renting out their factories. Customers are placing fewer orders and are reluctant to buy expensive products. Compared to 2020 and 2021, this year ... Read more

Demand for used clothes in Africa rides on affordability, sustainability: S…

Demand for used clothes in Africa rides on affordability, sustainability: Study

  The pursuit of pre-loved clothing is emerging as the most prominent trend in the African market with consumers continually upgrading their wardrobes by donating or reselling used items. As per an Euromonitor International report, known as Madunusa in South Africa, Okrika in Nigeria, and Mtumba in Kenya, ... Read more

Fusing street styles with active wear help segment stay ahead in post-pande…

Fusing street styles with active wear help segment stay ahead in post-pandemic times

  Old habits die hard in the post-pandemic global active-wear segment as consumers still prefer to wear comfortable the clothes they have become used to over the last two years. With healthy lifestyles taking precedence over having a good time and an indulgent lifestyle, majority of consumers (76 per cent) ... Read more

Global luxury brands bank on quick recovery in China market to up sales

Global luxury brands bank on quick recovery in China market to up sales

   Life is like a game of boomerang and sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences of human actions or natural causes. China quickly recovered from the global economic downturn after Covid 19 and became global saviour of luxury brands almost doubling in size compared to 2019 level... Read more

UK fashion industry calls for greater clarity on trade with EU

UK fashion industry calls for greater clarity on trade with EU

   Even after 18 months of UK officially leaving the European Union, the country has failed to resolve bilateral trade issues. As Mark Neale, CEO, Mountain Warehouse opines, supplying materials to retail stores in Europe has become more complicated and tiresome post Brexit. Increased costs and bureaucr... Read more

Retailers look at lower earnings with inflation squeezing consumer buying

Retailers look at lower earnings with inflation squeezing consumer buying

    American Eagle is no longer soaring high as it joins the growing list of premium clothing retailers reporting bleak earnings worldwide. The apparel industry is currently trying to figure out what the consumer wants in post-pandemic period with lower demand as inflation squeezes tight budgets of the ... Read more

Christmas bells jingling for India with export of festive items on the rise

Christmas bells jingling for India with export of festive items on the rise

    The Yuletide is a couple of months away and Indian exporters of Christmas offerings have reasons to deck their companies with successes. It has been reported that India now ranks among the top five countries that makes the festive season merry in the US with offerings of festive T-shirts and decorat... Read more

Inflation shakes up low-cost China markets

Inflation shakes up low-cost China markets

  China has always been synonymous with low-cost and mass production. However, the ongoing slow recovery from pandemic has led to rampant inflation in pricing, since the lockdown has changed demand in the goods sector and interrupted supply chains. The new virus has led to a further lockdown and there is no... Read more

Global retailers adjust offerings post covid

Global retailers adjust offerings post covid

     American Eagle’s comparable sales in the latest quarter fell six per cent from a year ago. The brand’s priorities are adjusting its assortments and rightsizing inventory. Other retailers including Walmart, Target, Gap and Kohl’s face similar problems with bloated inventories... Read more

Indian exports optimistic despite downtrend

Indian exports optimistic despite downtrend

  India’s upbeat export figures weren’t immune to the pandemic outbreak and Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Last month, exports recorded a decline of 1.15 per cent year-on-year. The worst hit were cotton yarn, fabrics and handloom products which experienced negative growth of nearly 33 per cent. Weak... Read more

Centrestage begins in Hong Kong

Centrestage begins in Hong Kong

     Centrestage is being held in Hong Kong, September 9 to 11, 2022. This is Asia's premier fashion event being organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). A number of renowned and emerging fashion brands from Hong Kong and overseas are presenting their spring/summer 2023 collec... Read more

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Vuori expands into new markets

   US activewear brand Vuori has launched into new markets. These are Singapore, H... Read more

Unesco recognizes Indias Telangana textile heritage

   Telangana, a state in Indi aknown for its unique textile crafts has been listed... 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

Shima Seiki makes pattern matching easy

   Shima Seiki’s automatic cutting machine with pattern matching capability ... Read more

Nylon margins improve in China

   The margin of nylon 6 filament yarn in August 2022 was improving in China. The... Read more

Luxury cashmere clothing grows at three per cent

   The fashion luxury cashmere clothing market is growing at three per cent a year... Read more

Bangladesh exporters face debt-ridden French retailer Camaieu

   Exporters in Bangladesh are worried about the recovery of their outstanding pay... Read more

Indonesia aims at being Muslim fashion hub

   Indonesia aims at being the center of Muslim fashion. Indonesia’s main s... Read more

Italian brand Cifra adopts best practices

   Cifra is accelerating on environmental best practices for advanced and sustaina... Read more

Cambodia raises minimum wage

   Cambodia has raised the minimum wage for textile, garment, and footwear workers... Read more

Bangladesh exports to Canada face duty

   Once Bangladesh graduates from the least developed country (LDC) status, its re... Read more

US to host luxury summit

   Luxury Law Summit Americas will be held in the US, November 2, 2022. Senior exe... Read more

Malaysia hosts textile event

   The Asean Traditional Textile Symposium was held in Malaysia, September 25 to 3... Read more

Wazir partners with German consultant

   Wazir Advisorshas partnered with ITA to offer sustainability, digitalization, a... Read more

Diesel, OTB brands aims at carbon neutrality

   OTB has set to achieve carbon neutrality of internal operations by 2030 and of ... Read more

Seoul Fashion Week next week

   Seoul Fashion Week will be held October 11 to 15, 2022. South Korea’s la... Read more

Onshoring picks up in the US

   Fashion and textile production is returning to the US. What once appeared to b... Read more

Lower wear tops Australian apparel imports

   Trousers and shorts were the dominant category in Australia’s total appar... Read more

Kontoor gets supply chain head

   Ezio Garciamendez is Kontoor’s senior vice president, chief supply chain ... Read more

Indian manmade fiber exports up 82 per cent

   During 2021-22 India’s exports of manmade fibers have grown 82 per cent a... Read more

Good American offers compression denim

   Compression Denim is designed to give women varying levels of support, so they ... Read more

Cisutac aims at circular economy in Europe

   Cisutac is a new European consortium that aims at identifying and eliminating t... Read more

EU mulls sanctions on Myanmar

   The European Union is preparing to impose a new tranche of sanctions against My... Read more

Moroccan textile industry losing ground to Turkey, China

   Turkish textile and raw materials exports to Morocco increased 30 per cent betw... Read more