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India: Tirupur manufacturers opening units abroad to tap US, EU market…

India: Tirupur manufacturers opening units abroad to tap US, EU markets

"The multi-million Indian knitwear industry, which faced the brunt of demonetisation and GST, is in doldrums today as many garment manufacturers are shifting their units from Tirupur to countries like Ethiopia and Sri Lanka that provide free access to major markets like the US and EU. The country offers excellent infra... Read more

MBFW Russia focuses on Contrafashion

MBFW Russia focuses on Contrafashion

The fifth day of the Merdeces-Benz Fashion Week Russia started off with a collective show by the Contrfashion (standing for Contradiction Fashion) project, collecting young, artistic designers who showcased their unique and vibrant talent. The show contained four distinct parts, varying wildly in style, concept and met... Read more

Import regulation remains disputed topic for economists and countries

Import regulation remains disputed topic for economists and countries

Free imports not only expand production quickly but also boost the purchasing power of consumers by allowing them to buy high-quality goods at low price. If trade flow is unhindered, the law of comparative advantage forces countries to specialise and trade in products they have some competitive advantage in. This benef... Read more

A 3-in-1 extravaganza at the The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

A 3-in-1 extravaganza at the The Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Around 175 Russian and foreign designers presented their new collections of clothing and accessories at the just concluded Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. These included KETIone, Dokuchaeva, 21Dot12, Arut MSCW, NVIDIA x Snezhana NYС, etc. Some of the shows during this season were held at Alena Akhmadullina – M... Read more

Positive outlook for clothing, fashion market in 2019 despite tariff w…

Positive outlook for clothing, fashion market in 2019 despite tariff wars

"The results reflected optimistic views on sales prospects over the next 12 months with exhibitors being more upbeat than buyers. Around 87 per cent of buyers and 91 per cent exhibitors expected sales to remain steady or increase over the next 12 months. Around 58 per cent of buyers expected the retail price of their p... Read more

Strong need for skills development in the apparel industry

Strong need for skills development in the apparel industry

"Growing consumer needs are increasingly pressurising retailers and manufacturers to deliver products faster, cheaper through transparent and sustainable supply chains. Consequently, organisations across the apparel industry are facing a rapidly changing need for skills training and development of their workforce. ... Read more

22nd Taipei, Innovative Textile Application Show showcases textile rel…

22nd Taipei, Innovative Textile Application Show showcases textile related technologies & services

"Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is organising the India Pavilion at the 22nd Taipei, Innovative Textile Application Show, that is being held from October 16-18, 2018. The pavil... Read more

New styles, sustainability initiatives to boost global denim sales by …

New styles, sustainability initiatives to boost global denim sales by 2023

"After going through a distressed period, the denim industry is now on an upswing. As a recent study by P&S Market Research indicates, global jeans sales reached $40 billion in 2016, and are expected to exceed $87 billion by 2023. Data from Edited suggests retailers have started to refocus on their denim assortment... Read more

46th Edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn awards nine Guild Certificates

46th Edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn awards nine Guild Certificates

"Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for MSME [I/C] presented the guild certificates to nine framers in Picture Framing Segment today at 46thedition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn being held at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida from October 14 – 18, 2018. Also present on the occasion we... Read more

Maiden edition of Leatherworld Paris displays alternative innovations

Maiden edition of Leatherworld Paris displays alternative innovations

"Nearly 25 per cent of buyers who attended Leatherworld Paris this year were looking for an alternative to leather. The exhibition, held from September 17-20, 2018 in Le Bourget, Paris organized by Messe Frankfurt France, laid the groundwork for a new concept for a show dedicated to leather and related materials. This ... Read more

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

6th edition of TANTU focuses on garment and shirt making technologies

6th edition of TANTU focuses on garment and shirt making technologies

"Prabir Jana, President, TANTU, in his welcome address said the theme was chosen based on audience suggestion – the technology of shirt making – the core apparel area. He explained the uniqueness of the seminar where information and knowledge is extracted from experts to maximise value to the audience. It&r... Read more

Overseas buyers from 110 countries to Visit 46TH edition of IHGF-Delhi…

Overseas buyers from 110 countries to Visit 46TH edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2018 - Opening On October 14 : EPCH

"The five-day-long 46th edition of IHGF Delhi Fair -Autumn 2018 is a B2B mega show organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) under one-roof spread over in 1,90,000 sq. mtrs. area. IHGF – Delhi Fair offer an exclusive passage to the visitors to India to source the distinctive, fascinating an... Read more

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

"With over 80 per cent of the visitors coming from outside France, Messe Frankfurt France’s trade shows remain the all- important event for the global fashion industries. These shows witness around 5 per cent visitors from Italy, 7 per cent from Russia and Canada, 16 per cent from Switzerland, 17 per cent from In... Read more

Modest fashion forges ahead with growing global demand

Modest fashion forges ahead with growing global demand

"Being publicly associated with Muslims, whether as designers, models, consumers or influencers was considered as a big taboo for the fashion industry; especially after 9/11 attacks on the United States. But now, a connection to Muslims is seen as an asset with global fashion brands, from luxury to high street, running... Read more

Bangladesh needs to focus on inclusive growth to achieve export target

Bangladesh needs to focus on inclusive growth to achieve export target

"As per a recent survey the RMG sector in Bangladesh is expected to garner $33.5 billion followed by leather and leather goods at $1.13 billion. To achieve this goal, the government plans to set a $40 billion goods export target with a 7.14 per cent growth for fiscal year 2018-19, riding largely on apparel industry&rsq... Read more

China keeps its position as a textile industry leader

China keeps its position as a textile industry leader

"Though the fast-paced recovery of global economy and increased domestic demand led to the strong growth in Chinese textile industry in the first half of 2018, the US-China relationship posed great challenges. As the latest statistics of the General Administration of Customs of China indicate, Chinese textile and appar... Read more

Innovation in focus at latest edition of CHIC Shanghai 2018

Innovation in focus at latest edition of CHIC Shanghai 2018

"The recent edition of CHIC held from September 27 to 29, in Shanghai, was attended by over 58,400 visitors from all sectors of the trade. Commenting on the exhibition Chen Dapeng, President, CHIC Shanghai and Executive Vice President, CNGA says, "The meaning of ‘Made in China’ has changed. The focus of the... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benc…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

"Even though the Autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was pre-poned this year, it did not have any effect on its popularity. The show attracted around 78,000 trade buyers from 110 countries and regions, there were 4,480 exhibitors from 33 countries. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfu... Read more

H&M adopts winning strategies with Afound

H&M adopts winning strategies with Afound

"The new acquisition is part of H&M Group’s recent dealings, which, in recent years, has been branching out from just selling pocket friendly garments and accessories. The brand, which, once upon a time was the fastest brands to offer garments and accessories has of late become archaic in comparison to &ldquo... Read more

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Indonesia explores new markets

Indonesia will open more markets through numerous trade deals. It currently has signed trade de... Read more

Safety of textile chemicals in focus

Large amounts of commodity chemicals used in the textile industry are contaminated with potenti... Read more

Yarn Expo Autumn features over 500 exhibitors from 15 countries

Yarn Expo Autumn, held from Oct 15-17, 2018, featured over 500 exhibitors from 14 countries. Th... Read more

Sweden supports North African textile industry

Sweden and the International Trade Centre will strengthen international competitiveness of text... Read more

6th India International Silk Fair garners positive response

The three days long 6th India International Silk Fair (IISF) received a positive response. The ... Read more

AAFA takes up a program against forced labor

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Fair Labor Association have draw... Read more

Pakistan seeks leather market in Japan

Pakistan wants Japan and Canada to allow duty free access for its leather garments. Currently J... Read more

Lycra to set up online aggregator to showcase products using Lycra fibers

Lycra will set up an online aggregator next April to showcase products of all the apparel brand... Read more

Intimate wear show in New Delhi next January

Intimasia will be held in New Delhi from January 21 and 22, 2019. This is a trade fair for inti... Read more

Hong Kong Polytechnic University develops intelligent fabric defect detecti…

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed an intelligent fabric defect detection syste... Read more

Cambodia’s GMAC urges EU not to suspend trade preferences

The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Union (EU) not ... Read more

Fears of trade war snowballing

The trade war between the US and China has been likened to an approaching tsunami. American con... Read more

Export challenges confront Bangladesh with dipping currencies

Bangladesh’s apparel manufacturers are facing tough competition due to a devaluation in t... Read more

Sensil Innergy creates technical fabrics with beautiful drape

Sensil Innergy is a technical fabric that uses far-infrared technology to gently reflect the na... Read more

US commercialises a biotech version of edible cotton

The Texas A&M University, recently commercialised a biotech version of a cotton plant whose... Read more

Levi’s adopts automated solution for jeans finishing

Levi Strauss & Co. has patent protection for an automated laser solution for finishing its ... Read more

CAIT urges government to extend GST return deadline

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has urged the FM Arun Jaitley to extend the deadl... Read more

Benetton chief Gilberto Benetton passes away

Gilberto Benetton, 77, co-founder of Benetton, is dead. Gilberto, along with siblings Carlo, Lu... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord moving slow in handing over charge

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has yet to hand over safety monitoring res... Read more

Bangladesh Denim Expo to focus on simplicity in the denim supply chain

The 9th Bangladesh Denim Expo, to be held on November 7 and 8, 2018 at the International Conven... Read more

New digital solutions by Karl Mayer at ITMA ASIA + CITME 2018.

Karl Mayer launched KM.ON – a new brand for delivering digital solutions and also showcas... Read more

Innovative and sustainable Italian technology solutions on display at ITMA …

China is currently implementing several policies to reduce carbon emissions and adopt a low car... Read more

Falling production forces Kenya to turn to importing cotton

Kenya has become a net importer of cotton as the current home production cannot satisfy demand.... Read more

Vietnam ramps up raw material imports

Vietnam’s imports of garment and textile materials rose significantly during January to S... Read more

Asia-Pacific countries adopt declaration to strengthen national statistical…

Countries in Asia and the Pacific recently adopted a declaration that will strengthen national ... Read more

Tajikistan launches textile program

Tajikistan’s textile and clothing production have increased by almost 30 per cent in the ... Read more

Prosperity Textile chooses sustainable-oriented Itema technologies for new …

Prosperity Textile, one of the main denim producers worldwide, has chosen for its new facility ... Read more

Pakistan focuses on value addition

Pakistan is giving high priority to the value-added textile export industry. The aim is to incr... Read more

Oerlikon to partner Shaoyang Textile Machinery for nonwoven solutions

Oerlikons will cooperate with the Chinese machine and plant manufacturer Shaoyang Textile Machi... Read more

Miami sourcing ATSM to be held next May

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) will take place from May 20 to 22, 2019. This is the larg... Read more