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Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

"When it comes to luxury & fashion, people only project London and Paris as the ultimate destination. But the scenario is changing with a host of young designers ready to bring glory to Eastern European culture on the global canvas. It all started in 2014, when Magda Butrym, a young Warsaw-based stylist-turned-fash... Read more

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

"While the entire industry awaits the final Brexit agenda to decide their future course of action, recent developments show the UK government is pushing for a two-year transitional deal to help a smooth change. Prime minister Theresa May outlined plans to strike a deal that would effectively delay implementation of any... Read more

BoF, Lyst Index releases Q3 hottest fashion brands, Demna Gvasalia tops lis…

BoF, Lyst Index releases Q3 hottest fashion brands, Demna Gvasalia tops list

"Balenciaga has become the hottest fashion brand beating Gucci. Latest research, indicates Demna Gvasalia-designed brand went up two notch to top the hottest brand ranking in the third quarter of 2017. Even after slipping one rank, Gucci continues to excel as the most consistent performer in the hottest brand ranking t... Read more

Global sportswear segment fuelling growth in overall apparel market

Global sportswear segment fuelling growth in overall apparel market

"The global sportswear market is expected to more than double by 2020 to reach $184.6 billion, from $78 billion in 2016. In 2017, revenue in the ‘sports & outdoor’ segment was $53,024 million, and expected to grow at 11 per cent from 2017 to 2022, thereby increasing the volume of market to $89,428 milli... Read more

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China needs to push its domestic designing capabilities to build its b…

China needs to push its domestic designing capabilities to build its brand

"While the ‘Made in China’ tag is ubiquitous in almost all products today, there are hardly any products with the tag ‘Designed in China’. While China is known as the factory of the world, there is no focus on producing its own creations. Many flourishing designers and prestigious design schools... Read more

Africa’s rise as the next fashion hotspot

Africa’s rise as the next fashion hotspot

"New York, London, Milan and Paris, have long been touted as the fashion capitals of the world. With merging boundaries and shrinking trade ties, many African cities are emerging in the fashion world map. And cities like Lagos, Johannesburg, Dakar and Nairobi, are waiting to ink their name in this fast moving industry.... Read more

In Style Hong Kong puts the spotlight on economic cooperation in the r…

In Style Hong Kong puts the spotlight on economic cooperation in the region

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) mega promotion event, ‘In Style Hong Kong’, is underway in Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Two of the campaign’s highlight events are: In Style Hong Kong Symposium and In Style Hong Kong Expo. Y B Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong, Minister in Prim... Read more

Ofxam-Deloitte study reveals startling wage disparity in apparel segme…

Ofxam-Deloitte study reveals startling wage disparity in apparel segment

"Apparel sector wage compensation is extremely low, creating a stir in the industry. A new report by Deloitte for Oxfam Australia reveals big brands are to be blamed for keeping people working for them in poverty, which means they are not paying a living wage. Oxfam describes living wage as: enough money to provide a w... Read more

Bangladesh: Non compliance to Accord, Alliance leads to dip in RMG ord…

Bangladesh: Non compliance to Accord, Alliance leads to dip in RMG orders

"The recent business accord has sent shivers among Bangladesh clothing manufacturers with most either getting termination order or registering a fall business. Global fashion brands and retailers detached business ties with them on their failure to comply and latest data reflects the total number of factories with whic... Read more

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

"Denim being the preferred apparel for all age groups and genders, companies are going all out to innovate to lure customers. They are coming up with innovative product line ups to expand denim’s capabilities and appeal. As Jean Hegedus, Global Director-denim, Invista, points out one of the hottest things right n... Read more

Apparel Sourcing and Shawls & Scarves Showcase reveals facets of s…

Apparel Sourcing and Shawls & Scarves Showcase reveals facets of sourcing

"This September edition of Apparel Sourcing, Europe’s top show for global clothing and accessories and Shawls & Scarves – The Accessories Showcase that specialises in neck and shoulder accessories, recorded a 13.9 per cent increase in visitors compared to last year."       ... Read more

Avantex Paris keeps its focus on innovative fashion

Avantex Paris keeps its focus on innovative fashion

"The 5th Avantex Paris show, held from September 18-21, 2017 at Le Bourget, Paris, attained its goal of uniting players from fashion and innovation under one platform that provides a wealth of information, shows foresight and brings about positive change in the industry. Fashion brands, retailers and designers attended... Read more

Texworld Paris showcased creativity right from the word go

Texworld Paris showcased creativity right from the word go

"Messe Frankfurt France organized Texworld Paris from September 18 to 21, 2017. The show focused on materials, components and trimmings for the fashion and accessories industry recorded a 13.9 per cent increase in visitors compared to last year. After two years of lacklustre performance, buyers were in need of renewal ... Read more

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

"More than ever, the eco-efficiency of the textile & clothing industry has been under scanner with many associations taking steps towards enhancing sustainability in the apparels industry. This was the topic of discussion at the recently held exhibit in New York at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It focused on rethink... Read more

CFD stimulates and empowers students

CFD stimulates and empowers students

The College of Fashion and Design (CFD) in Dubai is a comprehensive fashion design and fashion business management college. It strives to enrich and empower creative and entrepreneurial minds to fashion their future. It promotes a learning environment, fostering research and stimulating innovation to empower students.... Read more

India offers her best at Dubai fair

India offers her best at Dubai fair

The International Apparel and Textile Fair is being held in Dubai, November 1 to 3, 2017. The Indian pavilion comprises 51 leading manufacturers and exporters from the textile and apparel industry who are into various product categories like men’s wear, kids’ wear, high fashion women’s wear, technica... Read more

Street wear returns at Tokyo show

Street wear returns at Tokyo show

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo was held October 16 to 22, 2017. The menswear collections on display appeared to be marching in step with a global push toward irony-drenched street wear. Given Tokyo’s formative role in defining the term in the ’90s, it represents something of a homecoming, and a number of bra... Read more

Taiwan needs to consolidate its leadership position in performance wea…

Taiwan needs to consolidate its leadership position in performance wear

"Taiwan’s love interest with sports activities and a brewing expanse of micro-gyms and running clubs is offering a new wave of growth for sportswear companies. Last year alone there were more than 600 running races hosted on the island and Taipei City’s bike paths are overflowing with cyclists. This enthusi... Read more

South Africa: Lessons from K-Way turnaround for T&A industry

South Africa: Lessons from K-Way turnaround for T&A industry

  South Africa is eyeing an economic turnaround riding on growth plans and investment projections in the textile & clothing industry. This sentiment was reflected by Jeff Radebe, Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa. After having witnessed a major down... Read more

Denim Première Vision to celebrate 10th anniversary with Denim Bash

Denim Première Vision to celebrate 10th anniversary with Denim Bash

  The Denim Premiere Vision Show, to be held on November 14 an 15 at the Paris Event Center (PEC), connects suppliers and buyers, responds to changes in the market and reflects the evolution of denim values through four key events: strengthened and multi-faceted fashion point of view; a distinctive ... Read more

Designers, celebrities fight AIDS

Designers, celebrities fight AIDS

Ten established and emerging Russian designers united on the largest fashion platform in Eastern Europe – Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia – for a mass media campaign against HIV/AIDS. They are using their influence on fashion platforms with the view to draw attention to one of the most pressing health is... Read more

Luxury & Streetwear tie-ups sign of the times

Luxury & Streetwear tie-ups sign of the times

"Major link-up between luxury and streetwear fashion companies have signaled a new era of growth in the world of apparels. The recent deal of claiming 50 per cent stake in Supreme by private equity firm The Carlyle Group is a testimony of this. Additionally, Supreme collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a limited-edition ... Read more

Designer’s campaign against AIDS

Designer’s campaign against AIDS

From October 21 to 26 Moscow hosted the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. More than 80 designers from Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and other countries showcased their spring/summer 2018 collections. Ten established and emerging Russian designers united at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia for a mass media campaign against... Read more

Milano Unica brings planet essential theme based on Water, Air & E…

Milano Unica brings planet essential theme based on Water, Air & Earth

"The 26th edition of Milano Unica began with the presentation of the S/S 2019 trends at the Teatro Vetra in Milan. The three themes that inspire the international global trends focus on three elements that are essential to our life on the planet - Water, Air and Earth - and its payoff is projected towards the future: &... Read more

Chic 2017 Autumn: Reflects the future of Chinese fashion business

Chic 2017 Autumn: Reflects the future of Chinese fashion business

  Close to 65,722 professional visitors attended at the recently concluded Chic 2017 Autumn edition in Shanghai. Special focus was placed on new and innovative collections as retailers look for high quality and debut luxury collections. In addition, China’s intensive endeavour for a clean plan... Read more

More than 100 designers present at MBFW

More than 100 designers present at MBFW

More than 100 designers from Russia, Georgia and Kazakhstan, new names and traditional participants attended Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. Linen suits and maxi skirts were harmonically combined with long shirts embroidered in colorful ornaments. Cotton tunics and dresses with sky blue inserts were enhanced by l... Read more

Tirupur continues to stay strong as global knitwear hub

Tirupur continues to stay strong as global knitwear hub

  Amid demonetisation, the Indian textile & clothing industry grew at around 6-7 per cent in the first quarter of the financial year 2017-18. Garments and apparels contribute nearly 50 per cent of all India’s T&C exports, and today stand at $35 billion, which is close to competing coun... Read more

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Victoria’s Secret shifts from bras to panties among slumping sales

Victoria's Secret is trying to revamp how it sells panties as the company posted its second str... Read more

Texprint changes name to TexSelect

TexSelect is the new name for Texprint. The name change is in response to the fact that, since ... Read more

GST Woes makes 50000 workers jobless in 2 months

The power loom weaving sector in the country's largest man-made fabric (MMF) centre in the city... Read more

Gap shares jump as same-store sales top street estimates

Gap posted third-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates as comparable sales gre... Read more

Fair Trade event puts the spotlight on sustainable fashion

The Fair Trade Forum India, which is taking place as part of World Fair Trade Week in Delhi, ha... Read more

Egypt hosts 2nd edition of ‘Destination Africa

In order to attract investments to the African continent, the Ready Made Garments Export Counci... Read more

April edition of IATF to bring design and innovation to the UAE

The November 2017 edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) proved to be a grand... Read more

Recycling benefits of wool

Synthetic clothing is not readily recycled due to a lack of technology and commercial viability... Read more

IAF event World Fashion Convention to be held in Maastricht next October

The World Fashion Convention will be held in Holland, on October 9 and 10, 2018. The convention... Read more

Gerber Technology streamlines offering

Gerber Technology has software product lines that make it easier for customers to adopt technol... Read more

Ongoing Taipie In Style promoting Taiwan’s fashion, designs

Taipei In Style (TIS) is being held in Taiwan from November 16 to 19, 2017. This is an annual f... Read more

Cooling fabrics have growing market

The global market for cooling fabrics is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of ... Read more

Colombia show Colombiatex to be held next January

Colombiatex will be held from January 23 to 25, 2018. It will showcase textile-garment sector o... Read more

Ludhiana garment makers stares at major losses as exports nosedive

In a development that might prove to be disastrous for the knitwear, garment and textile indust... Read more

Cambodia’s garment exports grow by five per cent

Cambodia’s garment exports are expanding at five per cent. Similar growth is expected in ... Read more

Cambodia confident of GSP eligibility

Cambodia has benefited from the US’ GSP scheme since 1997. In July last year, the US expa... Read more

Sweden looks for a joint project with Birlas on smart textiles

Sweden is looking for a joint project with the Aditya Birla Group in smart textiles as part of ... Read more

The Children’s Place net sales up three per cent

In Q3 The Children’s Place net sales increased 3.4 per cent. Comparable retail sales incr... Read more

Coats ropes in Tesco executive Hongyan Echo Lu as non-executive director

Leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market... Read more

Denmark looking for textile partnerships in Pakistan

Denmark wants to enhance bilateral trade with Pakistan in various sectors including textile and... Read more

Shanghai Tex to open on November 27, over 1,200 exhibitors lined up

Shanghai Tex will be held from November 27 to 30, 2017. Over 1,200 exhibitors from 26 countries... Read more

Mike Simko joins Hyosung

Mike Simko is a new marketing director for Hyosung. Simko will lead the global marketing of Cre... Read more

Huntsman launches water repellent synthetic textiles

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced the new Phobotex RSY non-fluorinated durable water repe... Read more

With GSP Plus from EU Sri Lanka’s textile exports flourish

GSP Plus from the European Union has helped Sri Lankan exports. Apparel exports to the EU from ... Read more

Alliance to quit Bangladesh next July on term completion

Alliance, the factory inspection platform of 28 North American retailers, will leave Bangladesh... Read more

Universities charge Nike with abuses

Nike factories that produce University of Washington apparel will be investigated by Workers&rs... Read more

Zara to pay unpaid Turkey workers at last

Zara will launch a fund for workers in Turkey. These 140 workers were at a factory that closed ... Read more

G-Star and Archroma launch denim with natural colours

G-Star Raw has launched a capsule collection in partnership with Archroma. The denim is dyed wi... Read more

India’s nonwoven sector on positive growth mode

Nonwoven is an established sector in developed countries, while some work needs to be done in m... Read more

South Africa to host apparel, textiles show

The Apparel, Textile and Footwear (ATF) show will take place in South Africa from November 21 t... Read more

Pakistan okays cotton imports

Pakistan is likely to allow the textile industry to import cotton to meet its requirements. The... Read more

October exports down 40 per cent

India’s apparel exports fell by 40.75 per cent in October 2017 compared to the same month... Read more

Lenzing’s first nine months revenue up nine per cent

For the first nine months of 2017, Lenzing’s revenue climbed 9.4 per cent. This increase ... Read more

Lanka gets down to business

Sri Lanka wants to encourage apparel exports. Globalization and liberalization figure in the ... Read more

Mauritius excels in knitwear

Mauritius is a country which can boast of having one of the best infrastructures in Africa. It ... Read more

India’s trade deficit widens in October

India’s trade deficit has widened to its highest level in nearly three years this October... Read more

GST will net tax evaders

GST has put micro, small and medium enterprises in a spot of bother.  In the earlier ... Read more

Grasim's Q2 net revenue rise 63 per cent

Grasim, a part of Aditya Birla Group, has posted consolidated net revenue of Rs 13,646 crore fo... Read more

IMD develops innovative foam dyeing for denim

Indigo Mill Designs (IMD) has developed a disruptive, foam dyeing process for producing denim. ... Read more

Adidas looks at bigger US share

Adidas wants to compete with Nike in the US market. Right now North America accounts for around... Read more

Why wool is a preferred fiber

Woolmark has launched an initiative to establish manufacturing chains for wool in Vietnam. Tra... Read more

India taps Australian market

India’s textile exports to Australia are growing by 12 per cent. With a FTA that can reac... Read more

Australia has a strong supply chain

The Council for Textile and Fashion is one of the participants at ISEA Australia. It is clearly... Read more