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Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

"The realisation that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world is also impacting consumer behavior. For instance, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took a zero-emissions sailboat to New York for the UN’s climate conference this summer instead of the regular airplane. Similarly, brand H&a... Read more

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami envisages global trade structure for 2020

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami envisages global trade structure for 2020

"ATSM 2020 will have a focus on sustainability, near sourcing, and speed-to-market. Amongst many other topics that will be addressed, including Low MOQ Sourcing and the rise of micro-brand disruptors as the fastest-growing segment of the show's database and how retailers and consumers have adapted to the shift"  ... Read more

Global apparel manufacturing map changes with brands moving to new destinat…

Global apparel manufacturing map changes with brands moving to new destinations

"Politics is not the only factor that is leading to this shift. Factors like rising labor costs and an increasing reluctance in China to produce low-cost goods are equally responsible for brand exodus from China. Companies are diverting their supply chains despite the risk involved "   The global apparel ma... Read more

Exclusivity and customised offerings to help kids’ wear segment boom

Exclusivity and customised offerings to help kids’ wear segment boom

"Natalie Kotlyar, Leader of BDO’s national retail and consumer products practice, believes as the US birth rate has been relatively stable this year, children’s apparel market has been stagnant. BDO expects e-commerce and big-box retail to capture the majority of children’s apparel sales, as consumers... Read more

AATCC scholars to present latest research at committee meetings

AATCC scholars to present latest research at committee meetings

"AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world."   Two undergraduate scholars will present their latest research to the Concept 2 Consumer Interest Group du... Read more

China becomes the benchmark of success for Western brands

China becomes the benchmark of success for Western brands

"One of the reasons for these brands’ failure in the Chinese market is their conflicting ideas on doing business in China. However, there are a multitude of reasons for their failure in China that from bad timing to cultural missteps or inflexibility. Also, the Chinese market changes much faster than those in the... Read more

‘Made in America’ apparels to get a boost with Authentically American

‘Made in America’ apparels to get a boost with Authentically American

"Founded by Dean Wegner, Founder and CEO, Authentically American gets its apparels manufactured by a whole list of US contract manufacturers. The company’s T-shirts are manufactured in Texas, while its hats are made in New Jersey, socks in North Carolina, and athletic jerseys in Georgia. Overall, the company has ... Read more

Swiss Textile Machinery focuses on competitive growth structure

Swiss Textile Machinery focuses on competitive growth structure

"Key components play a vital role in every area of yarn production for both new installations and replacement parts and Swiss Textile Machinery members such as Bräcker, Graf, Heberlein, Loepfe and Rotorcraft are all class-leading manufacturers. All well-known names in the industry, these companies have based their... Read more

India rejects the RCEP deal, textile industry hails decision

India rejects the RCEP deal, textile industry hails decision

"Industry, traders and farmers in India have appreciated the government's decision not to join RCEP deal. Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal termed the deal against India's economic interests and national priorities. “We have consistently upholded our demands particularly over-controlling trade def... Read more

Texcon 2019 encourages Indian textile and apparel leaders to think big

Texcon 2019 encourages Indian textile and apparel leaders to think big

Texcon-the annual textile conference organised by CII brings together leading players of the Indian textile industry, global buyers, and policymakers to deliberate on key areas of business, including regional as well as global issues concerning the sector. The conference also focused on emerging export opportunities an... Read more

Swedish companies to participate largely at Heimtextil 2020

Swedish companies to participate largely at Heimtextil 2020

"Robotics demonstrates its new robotic pillow filling system and will provide details of how it has been upgraded till 2019, with several commercial systems still in place.“We believe many visitors to Hemitextil 2020 who saw the demonstration last year will be astonished to hear of the potential gains we are maki... Read more

Blockchain redefines fashion transactions, emerge as a trust technology

Blockchain redefines fashion transactions, emerge as a trust technology

"McKinsey’s State of Fashion reveals 2019 is a year of awakening for the fashion industry as it has brought along a number of strategic and operational challenges like sustainability, ethical fashion, etc.  To take stock of these challenges, LINKS Foundation for TCBL released a research note that hails block... Read more

Busan Metropolitan City hosts International Textile & Fashion Exhibitio…

Busan Metropolitan City hosts International Textile & Fashion Exhibition 2019

The 2019 Busan International Footwear, Techtextile & Fashion Fair, hosted by Busan Metropolitan City and supervised by the Busan Economic Promotion Agency, was held at BEXCO’s Exhibition Center from October 31through November 2. The fair is a combination of three major exhibitions (Busan International Sh... Read more

China’s strategic procurement of US cotton to balance import losses

China’s strategic procurement of US cotton to balance import losses

"The market expects China to purchase foreign cotton. If procurement indeed takes place, prices of US cotton price will gradually rise. This will make it difficult for Vietnamese cotton yarn traders to reduce prices.  Vietnamese yarn mills are already running in losses, and exports to China have no price advantage... Read more

Improved infrastructure, diversification to boost Bangladesh RMG exports

Improved infrastructure, diversification to boost Bangladesh RMG exports

"As per Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh RMG exports have grown 10.55 per cent in FY 19 to contribute 84.2 per cent to the country’s total exports of $40.53 billion. In the last five years, the country’s RMG exports added $10 billion growing on average 2 billion each year. Though this growth rate i... Read more

Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing focuses on sustainable fashion line

Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing focuses on sustainable fashion line

"This year, Maroc in Mode focused on sustainable aspects and fast fashion in line with the visitors' interest. Increasingly more exhibitors into sustainability certified, i.a. from Oekotex, BSCI, GOTS, ISO, through individual customer audits, etc. Exhibitors and visitors unanimously confirmed that sustainable productio... Read more

Brands up sustainability quotient through products and process transparency

Brands up sustainability quotient through products and process transparency

"KPMG along with Fashion Summit and HSBC recently released a new report titled ‘Sustainable Fashion: Committing to a Sustainable Future Through the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’. Released to coincide with the commencement of the Fashion Summit 2019 held recently in Hong Kong, the report state... Read more

Nike, Li-Ning adopt unique ways to target professional players in China

Nike, Li-Ning adopt unique ways to target professional players in China

"Making history in the Chinese e-sports industry, global sportswear brand Nike signed a four-year exclusive apparel sponsorship deal with TJ Sports on February 28, 2019. The deal industry supply of sports apparels for China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL), running until 2022. This deal includes supply of Nik... Read more

Sustainability commitments of top brands a window of future green roadmap

Sustainability commitments of top brands a window of future green roadmap

A new report by the non-profit advocacy organization Stand.Earth lists fashion as a top filthy industry and brands still “wearing last season’s greenwash” rather taking real action against polluting processes within the supply chain. Besides accusations, the report also includes the commitments made ... Read more

Comfort still rules denim as brands innovative with style, design features

Comfort still rules denim as brands innovative with style, design features

The average five-pocket jean is going through a transformation with denim brands and designers taking creativity to new levels through innovative fabrics and designs. Increasing competition from the athleisure category has made denim brands realise the need to innovate their offerings in order to stay relevant in a com... Read more

Investments, knowledge to fuel growth of US textile and apparel industry

Investments, knowledge to fuel growth of US textile and apparel industry

"Once a booming market for jobseekers, employment in the US textile and apparel industry is currently on a rapid decline. In 1950, the industry employed an estimated 2.5 million people which were reduced to only 341, 000 by 2017. As per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US apparel industry has witnessed the largest d... Read more

China to develop domestic sportswear market to prevent brand exodus

China to develop domestic sportswear market to prevent brand exodus

"As the ongoing trade war is pushing biggest labels out of China, a quarter of the country’s production capacity is lying idle. This is also forcing Chinese brands to offer discounts of 10 per cent to local companies. Particularly under pressure are international sportswear brands that are shifting their sourcing... Read more

Fashion industry sets sustainability ball rolling with new initiatives

Fashion industry sets sustainability ball rolling with new initiatives

"With prices of clothing falling and disposable incomes rising, fast fashion has become one of the major trends of the 21st century. However, this has also contributed to major environmental crises and the textile industry is now regarded as the second most polluting industry. People are now questioning the moral and e... Read more

With global acceptance brands gear up to revive the ‘Made in India’ tag

With global acceptance brands gear up to revive the ‘Made in India’ tag

"For long, products Made in India brands have been ridiculed for their low quality. There have been instances where many western retailers have refused to stock collections by Indian designers due to the reputation of these products being assembled in sweatshops and having a ‘hippie dippie’ or bohemian aest... Read more

AI helps transform business, insufficient knowledge hampers growth

AI helps transform business, insufficient knowledge hampers growth

E-commerce platforms enabled with Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the business model of many brands. However, Sudhir Kadam, Venture Partner of FYDA Growth Partners believes there’s still a lot to achieve. While moderating the keynote panel ‘AI in Retail/E-commerce’ at the 7th Annual Big Data... Read more

 
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Textile show Destination Africa on in Egypt

Destination Africa is on in Egypt from November 9 to 11, 2019. This is an opportunity for texti... Read more

Vietnam apparel earnings up 10 per cent

In the first ten months of 2019, Vietnam’s earnings from apparel exports grew 10.4 per ce... Read more

Chinese cotton prices move up

Chinese cotton prices are on a strong upward momentum. In October, transactions were mainly amo... Read more

Gap partners with Hkrita to develop sustainable soulutions

Gap has partnered with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (Hkrita) to dev... Read more

SV Pittie fosters small, medium enterprises in GCC region

SV Pittie is laying strong foundations to nurture the culture of entrepreneurship in Oman. This... Read more

Indonesia produces 15 per cent more apparel

In the third quarter of 2019 Indonesia’s apparel production grew by 15.29 per cent. Indo... Read more

Nottingham Trent University works on wearable computer

Nottingham Trent University is developing the world’s first wearable computer. The projec... Read more

Textile spinners demand removal of cess levied on waste cotton

The Open-end Spinners Association has demanded the removal of market committee cess on waste co... Read more

Tanzania to promote textile trade at CIIE 2019

Tanzania plans to promote trade at the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) being held... Read more

Wrangler to enter China next year

Wrangler will be launched in China in the first quarter of 2020. The go-to-market strategy will... Read more

Cotton USA allows mills to share best practices

The Cotton USA mill exchange program provides an opportunity for mills to share best practices ... Read more

Indorama Rama launches Deja

Deja is Indorama Venture’s new 100 per cent rPET fiber brand. It is available in various ... Read more

Kontoor Brands’ revenue down nine per cent

Kontoor Brands’ revenue for the third quarter decreased nine per cent year-over-year. It ... Read more

MarediModa records 3 % increase in visitors

More than 3,100 buyers, from Italy, France, Spain, England and Germany were witnessed at the 18... Read more

ASW ’20 to surpass benchmarks in visitor and exhibitor turnout

To be held at the Sheraton Grand hotel in Bengaluru. Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW ) will focus vi... Read more

Higg model empowers sustainability for apparel industry

Changing climatic condition is creating a rift for the apparel industry; there is a need to und... Read more

Bangladesh apparel exporters kowtow to buyers

Garment exporters in Bangladesh frequently have to accept prices below their production costs. ... Read more

Not deterred by Brexit, Inditex continues its expand in the UK

Despite Brexit, Inditex is opening flagships and restructuring its business in the United Kingd... Read more

Italy’s apparel sales up three per cent

Italy’s apparel retail sales rose 3.4 per cent in September 2019 compared to the same mon... Read more

Indian apparel exports may revive

The apparel industry is expecting a revival in India’s exports. Readymade garment exports... Read more

Spain to host Sportswear Pro

Sportswear Pro will be held in Spain from March 24 to 27, 2020. Companies will showcase latest ... Read more

Trade war helps Indian exports

India’s exports to the US in the first half of 2019 increased. This was mainly due to the... Read more

US apparel imports from China down 18 per cent

US apparel imports from China fell 18 per cent in September. For the year to date through Septe... Read more

Katie Anderson appointed new CFO of Guess

Katie Anderson has been named chief financial officer (CFO) for denim and contemporary lifestyl... Read more

GAP CEO quits amid falling sales

GAP has estimated a 4 per cent drop in Q3 same-store sales, with declines across all its key br... Read more

Century Textiles September sales rise

Century Textiles’ Q2 net sales were Rs 889.72 crores, as compared to Rs 884.71 crores dur... Read more

CAI Predicts Domestic Cotton Production for 2019-20 at 354.50 Lakh Bales

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has envisaged a 13.62 percent hike in the cotton producti... Read more

Textile label care crucial for Europeans

GINETEX, the International Association for Textile Care Labeling, shares the result of the seco... Read more

Adidas expects sales to increase by 8% in 2019

Adidas expects its sales to increase at a rate of between 5 percent and 8percent on a currency-... Read more

Bangladesh apparel exports to India up 17 per cent

Apparel exports from Bangladesh to India have gone up by 17 per cent from April to August 2019.... Read more

Kenya reduces cotton imports

Kenya plans to revive the cotton industry. Among the steps chalked out is eliminating imports o... Read more

Buyers want more improvement from Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s apparel sector wants funds to become socially, environmentally and economica... Read more

Arvind opens water treatment facility with Gap

Gap and Arvind have partnered on a new water treatment facility. This will do away with the use... Read more

Ralph Lauren adopts digital identities

Ralph Lauren has introduced digital product identities to its range for supply chain transparen... Read more

Reebok unifies logo

Reebok will unify its logo and wordmark. The two graphic elements will be integrated into all s... Read more

Swiss researchers develop better ways of recycling used clothing

Researchers at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Texaid in Switzerland have d... Read more

Prices of polyester filament yarn fall in China

Prices of polyester filament yarn in China kept falling in the second half of 2019. Stocks of g... Read more

19th International Sourcing Expo Australia to showcase a wide range

The 19th edition of Australia’s premier international sourcing show-The International Sou... Read more

Stefanno Pilati to showcase first independent collection at Pitti Immagine …

Random Identities, the first independent venture by Stefano Pilati, will be showcased at Pitti ... Read more

Moda to offer complete overview of the fashion season

Bringing together over 1,200 collections under one roof at the NEC Birmingham, Moda, a Hyve Gro... Read more

AR comes into fashion

The fashion industry is merging with the technological revolution. This includes Augmented Real... Read more

Birla Cellulose reduces water use

Birla Cellulose aims at reducing its water intensity by 50 per cent. This will be achieved by t... Read more