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SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental im…

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental impact

"The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has announced an update to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), a tool that enables the apparel, footwear, and textile industry to assess the environmental impact of materials used in global manufacturing. With the most recent update, businesses around the world c... Read more

Bangladesh sweater exports rise, stable policies needed to sustain gro…

Bangladesh sweater exports rise, stable policies needed to sustain growth

"The industry attributes growth to expanding winter season in the western hemisphere as well as technological upgrades in manufacturing sweaters. Additionally, favourable conditions such as political stability and low cost funds are aiding the growth of sweater exports. In fact, industry leaders opine export growth cou... Read more

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

"These fibers, made from polyester or other popular synthetics, often linger in the environment, just like plastic packaging that coats so many of the world’s beaches. They also bond to chemical pollutants in the environment, such as DDT and PCB. Additionally, the fact that the textiles from which they are shed a... Read more

Growing emphasis on Made in US forces companies to look for right capabilit…

Growing emphasis on Made in US forces companies to look for right capabilities

"While the US President Trump’s pushes for ‘Made in US’ has prompted many domestic companies to reshore their product offerings, problems of logistics still persist. During the recent edition of Texworld USA in New York, companies discussed the pros & cons of Made in America. Event’s moderat... Read more

UK sportswear growth pegged at 8.7 per cent

UK sportswear growth pegged at 8.7 per cent

"UK Sportswear Market 2017-2022 report predicts 8.7 per cent growth this year, on top of estimated UK sportswear sales of £2.5bn in 2017. And the sector is changing swiftly to cater to ever-evolving consumer demands as the market matures. Global Data’s report reveals as a sector focussed on lifestyle, the l... Read more

Denim continues to flourish globally backed by innovation and styles

Denim continues to flourish globally backed by innovation and styles

"Amid athleisure’s growing preference, the world’s most famous attire – denim is witnessing lacklustre growth since the last two years. But what can bring zing back is the products newness. In a report, ‘Spotlight on Jeans: Denim Bounces Back’, Lorna Hennelly, fashion & beauty analyst,... Read more

Streetwear finding immense traction globally

Streetwear finding immense traction globally

"Forecasting firm Trendalytics has reported the evolution of streetwear from its start as a 1970’s California social movement defined by the laidback surf style of Shawn Stussy, the founder of Stüssy, into a mainstream global category estimated to be valued at $309 billion. That evolution has been fuelled by... Read more

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

"With Leatherworld Paris, Messe Frankfurt France intends to launch equivalent flexible materials such as fake fur - the quality and technical properties of which have improved considerably to the point of providing competition for genuine fur. This inclusion in Leatherworld has generated tremendous response with clothi... Read more

GTE ’18 Bengaluru to showcase latest technologies and innovations

GTE ’18 Bengaluru to showcase latest technologies and innovations

"Garment Technology Expo (GTE), is one of the biggest and most comprehensive B2B expos for apparel machinery. The next edition of GTE ’18 will take place in Bengaluru from August 18 to 20, 2018 at Dr Prabhakar Kore Convetion Centre. This is the 8th edition of GTE to be held in South India. The three-day expo will... Read more

Global home textiles market registers robust growth

Global home textiles market registers robust growth

"As per latest US customs data, the country’s imports of home textiles and made-ups grew at a robust 7.7 per cent to reach 8,740 million sq. mt. during the January-May 2018 period. Import of made-ups and home textiles of man-made fibres grew 10 per cent to reach 6,093.6 million sq. mt. In contrast, cotton made-up... Read more

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Vietnam gaining global power in textile manufacturing

Vietnam gaining global power in textile manufacturing

"Apparel exports accounted for 16 per cent of Vietnam’s total outbound trade. This made the country the world’s third-largest exporter of garments, with clothing accounting for 70 per cent of the output of the overall textile sector. With booming exports the prospects of Vietnam’s domestic market is a... Read more

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

"To keep up to the sustainable promise, apparel companies need to invest in finding cotton alternatives. These solutions need to be holistic and intentional, designed to alter the status quo, points out Anita Chester, Head of Sustainable Raw Materials at C&A Foundation. For her, collaboration is the key. Talking ab... Read more

China-US trade councils working to improve trade situation

China-US trade councils working to improve trade situation

"Rising trade aberrations are proving to be detrimental for Chinese and American textile and apparel organisations. Expressing resentment, Xu Yingxin, VP, China National Textile and Apparel Council, stated tariff increases are not just a tax on consumers, they will also bring uncertainty to the stable global supply cha... Read more

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

"As per a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Lyocell fiber market will reach over $1.5 billion by 2024. Fashion trends have changed rapidly over the past few years and will continue to do so in the coming years, which will drive industry growth. Modern techn... Read more

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

"The recent edition of Milano Unica Winter 2019-20 offered a sneak peek into opulent designs combined with a strong focus on sustainability. Sustainability was the theme of the opening symposium and panel discussion at Milano Unica. The green imperative was emphasised by Ercole Botto Poala, President, Milano Unica, in ... Read more

Bangladesh pushing for LDC benefits beyond 2024

Bangladesh pushing for LDC benefits beyond 2024

"One of the fastest growing nations, Bangladesh is looking to becoming a developing nation from Least Developed Country (LDC); however, its tensed economic situation is giving opposite signals. Some economists say, given the country’s rate of progress, it is expected to graduate from being an LDC to developing na... Read more

VF Corp going strong on sustainability agenda

VF Corp going strong on sustainability agenda

"VF Corp, which owns 27 brands, including The North Face, Timberland, Vans, Wrangler, Lee and Napapijri, went through a complete transformation in 2016 to become a performance-driven, purpose-led business, which is based on sustainability and consumer-centric retail. Martino Scabbia Guerrini, EMEA President, VF Corp, r... Read more

India could be at risk of breaking global trade conduct

India could be at risk of breaking global trade conduct

"The global trade law for the 164 WTO members prohibits discrimination on the basis of tariffs. India raised basic customs duties on 43 broad categories of goods, including electronics, in this year’s Budget. It also raised import tariffs on 76 textile products and announced higher safeguard duties on solar cells... Read more

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India: Grasim Q1 net profit rises to Rs 1,399 crores

For the three month period ended June 30, 2018, Grasim’s net sales were Rs 17,089.65 cror... Read more

India: RSWM Group to enter into the knitting segment

RSWM Limited, founded in 1960 as a small textile mill in Bhilwara, plans to expand by venturing... Read more

Dutch court bars Reebok from selling Conor McGregor apparel in Europe

As reported by The Irish Independent, The District Court in The Hague has ordered Reebok to wit... Read more

Record cotton exports by US in 2017-18

Cotton exports from the US in 2017-18 reached its highest level since 2005-06 and were the seco... Read more

Pakistan’s trims importers face hurdles

Pakistan’s hosiery manufacturers and exporters are facing import restrictions. They are n... Read more

Sportswear giant Li Ning to launch a kids’ wear brand

Chinese sportswear giant Li Ning is planning to launch products for its children’s wear b... Read more

Kazakhstan looks for investments, attracts Chinese FDI

Chinese companies are exploring investment opportunities in Kazakhstan. Their area of interest ... Read more

Bangladesh July apparel export earnings up 21 per cent

Bangladesh’s export earnings in July were 21.72 per cent higher than in the the same peri... Read more

Istanbul emerges a global fashion capital at Magic

North America's leading fashion marketplace Magic, held recently in Las Vegas featuring 17 Ista... Read more

ICI Pakistan ties up with Huntsman for specialty textiles dyes, chemicals

ICI Pakistan will market Huntsman’s textile dyes, chemicals, digital inks, and services i... Read more

India: Q1 sees a dip in Nandan Denim’s sales

Net sales of Nandan Denim in the three month ended June 30, 2018, was Rs 359.62 crores as compa... Read more

Global brands, textile makers to participate in upcoming ATSC 2018 in Toron…

In the midst of the US-China trade dispute, Chinese companies will participate in Canada’... Read more

Bangladesh targets over six per cent growth in RMG exports this fiscal

Bangladesh targets a 6.33 per cent rise in readymade garment exports for fiscal 2018-19. Appare... Read more

Ashapura Intimates sees a rise in Q1 sales

Ashapura Intimates’ Q1 net sales was, Rs 73.43 crores as compared to Rs 64.11 crores duri... Read more

Hong Kong fashion event CENTRESTAGE in September

Centre Stage will be held in Hong Kong from September 5 to 8. This is Asia's premier fashion ev... Read more

Turkey’s apparel exports up seven per cent in first six months

For the first six months of 2018, Turkey’s apparel and clothing exports went up 7.7 per c... Read more

India: Vardhman Textiles Q1 net sales rise

Net sales of Vardhman Textiles during the three month period ended June 30, 2018, were Rs 1604.... Read more

Textile Ministry urged to resolve NTC worker’s payment issues

Trade union representatives from Coimbatore have urged the Union textile minister Smriti Irani ... Read more

India: Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills Q1 net sales rise

Net sales of Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills during the three month period ended June 30, 2018, was R... Read more

Bangladesh RMG plagued by shipment delays and late document presentation

As per a survey by the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), shipment delays and late... Read more

Philippines garment exports to rise 10 per cent

The Philippines expects garment and textile exports to increase 10 to 20 per cent this year. Lu... Read more

India: Orissa raises handloom target, aims to for higher output

Orissa aims to produce 25 per cent more textile and handloom products than last year. While 16 ... Read more

Ludhiana traders not getting refunds; demand transfer of GST numbers

Ludhiana businessmen, at a recent meeting of with Yogendra Garg, Additional Director General (A... Read more

Indian nylon fabric makers oppose duty hike on nylon yarn

India may apply anti-dumping duties on Vietnamese nylon filament yarn for five years. This move... Read more

Fashion Summit HK 2018 to focus on circular economy

Fashion Summit HK 2018, set to be Asia’s largest sustainable fashion conference, will foc... Read more

Backdoor entry of Chinese textiles worries India

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