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Despite difficulties, China continues to lead world textile & apparel m…

Despite difficulties, China continues to lead world textile & apparel market

"Year 2018 was a landmark in the history of global apparel manufacturing as China’s dominance declined due to rising labor costs, slower economy and the government’s desire to decrease exports and increase production for domestic consumption. However, China will continue to remain top supplier to the US for... Read more

Global textile industry learning to survive difficult times

Global textile industry learning to survive difficult times

"Poised delicately between a slow recovery of a second slide, the global economy demands a collaboration between brands and solutions for the entire supply chain. It is important for brands now to deliberate on the current situation and formulate future strategies. Continuous global crisis, high oil prices and turmoil ... Read more

ISPO Munich 2019 focuses on women’s sportswear

ISPO Munich 2019 focuses on women’s sportswear

"ISPO Munich, the world’s largest trade fair for sporting goods, focused on sportswear for women athletes this year. The show, held on March 2, 2019 at the Messe Munchen Exhibition Centre in Munich welcomed around 80,000 industry visitors from 120 countries. Around 2,943 exhibitors showcased their products and in... Read more

Changing demand, technology driven solutions revolutionise India’s fashion …

Changing demand, technology driven solutions revolutionise India’s fashion industry

"The Indian fashion industry is shifting from western brands to Indian designer and indigenous brands and clothing. This transformation is happening largely due to the income shift and the penetration of big brands into the Indian market. Gen Y or millennials are purchasing new, trendy, and fusion clothing rather than ... Read more

EPCH buyer-seller meet in Santiago facilitates Indo-Chile interaction

EPCH buyer-seller meet in Santiago facilitates Indo-Chile interaction

"The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) along with the Embassy of India in Santiago, Chile and Santiago Chambers of Commerce organised a buyer-seller meet on March 11 and 12 at Santiago in Chile. The event was inaugurated by Awadh Kumar, Commercial Attache, Embassy of India, Chile and Rodrigo Mujica R Dire... Read more

Gartex, Messe Frankfurt India collaborate for unified platform

Gartex, Messe Frankfurt India collaborate for unified platform

"Mex Exhibitions and Messe Frankfurt India have entered into a strategic alliance to create a unified industry platform called ‘Gartex Texprocess India.’ The event will be a part of Messe Frankfurt’s Texpertise Network and leverage on the group’s strong global network and expertise in the sector... Read more

Men’s dress shirt gets a new look

Men’s dress shirt gets a new look

"Even though ‘casual Fridays’ have loosened up the men’s formal dressing style, the classic shirt, paired with a suit, remains a staple for office going men. The trend is being customised across many apparel categories ranging from jeans and T-shirts to shoes and suits. Suits are taking more casual fo... Read more

Brands self-disrupt to meet consumer needs

Brands self-disrupt to meet consumer needs

"In order to stay relevant among young consumers, traditional brands are disrupting their own offerings, and business models. The latest Business of Fashion–McKinsey State of Fashion Survey highlights, self-disruption as one of the top 10 trends for the fashion industry to watch out for in 2019. Two key forc... Read more

Deloitte’s puts forth strategies to combat the next recession

Deloitte’s puts forth strategies to combat the next recession

"Consumers and retail companies are still reeling from the fallout of the 2008 whose aftereffects continue to reverberate through the consumer economy. To ensure that companies aren’t caught unware the next time recession hits the world, Deloitte, which provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financi... Read more

Intertextile Sanghai Home Textiles-Spring edition attracts 30 per cent more…

Intertextile Sanghai Home Textiles-Spring edition attracts 30 per cent more exhibitors

"Around 300 domestic and international suppliers will present a wide range of home textiles that include bedding and toweling, curtains, table and kitchen linen, etc. Prominent brands like Bambi Enterprises & Jaspa Herington from Australia, Mistral Home NV from Belgium, Shanghai Shuixing Home Textile, Sunvim Group ... Read more

CEO Conclave: Discusses the strategies for reviving confidence in textiles

CEO Conclave: Discusses the strategies for reviving confidence in textiles

"Organised by DFU Publications with Textiles Association (India) as the knowledge partner, The CEO Conclave-Investment and Partnership Summit concluded on an optimistic note. The two day event held on February 19 and 20 at HICC, Hyderabad was attended by over 150 leaders of the textile supply chain including mill owner... Read more

India’s textile machinery exports grows over 11 per cent in Q2 FY18-19

India’s textile machinery exports grows over 11 per cent in Q2 FY18-19

"Exports of textile machinery in the second quarter of FY 18-19 totaled $227.31 million, registering 11.10 per cent growth over previous quarter. Spinning, twisting and yarn preparation machinery accounted for 41 per cent of total exports during the quarter. Vietnam emerged as the top export market for India’s te... Read more

The war heats up with Amazon ready to take on Zara

The war heats up with Amazon ready to take on Zara

"A new battle is set to begin between two of the biggest fashion companies of the world. Zara, which became the biggest clothing retailer in the world by perfecting, cheap ’n’ chic fast fashion, is being challenged by Amazon which plans to offer aspirational clothes, shoe brands, watches and jewelry at the ... Read more

Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

"In January 2019, export value of textiles and garments reached $2.65 billion, decreasing 4.3 per cent month on month. However, it increased 6.4 per cent year on year. In 2018, export value of Vietnam’s textile and garments amounted to $3.04 billion, increasing 16 per cent year on year. Growth rate increased 6 pe... Read more

The growth of the worldwide denim market

The growth of the worldwide denim market

"Even as joggers and leggings have emerged as the top fashion bottom worldwide, the classic appeal of jeans along with new styles continues to attract consumers. A top reason for this is the addition of stretch to both men’s and women’s jeans. And Marshal Cohen, Chief Industry Advisor, NPD Group credits str... Read more

Year 2019 will be India’s ascent in global fashion industry: McKinsey study

Year 2019 will be India’s ascent in global fashion industry: McKinsey study

"As per data from McKinsey’s FashionScope, India’s apparel market will be worth $59.3 billion in 2022, making it the sixth largest in the world, comparable to the United Kingdom’s ($65 billion) and Germany’s ($63.1 billion). The aggregate income of the addressable population is expected to tripl... Read more

Fast fashion leaders feel the heat globally as new trends emerge

Fast fashion leaders feel the heat globally as new trends emerge

"It’s more than just conjecture that many mall stalwart brands have suffered due to the rise of fast fashion giants H&M and Zara, whose ability to significantly reduce time to market and undercut pricing of once iconic brands, have added to the woes fashion’s specialty retailers. Now, unexpectedly, H&am... Read more

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

"The Spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be attended by over 3,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. The event, to be held from March 12-14, 2019 will span a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation. The event will have comprehensive product zo... Read more

Techtextil to focus on shaping future urban life through technical textiles

Techtextil to focus on shaping future urban life through technical textiles

"The trade fair, on all four days, will comprise lectures, discussions and interactive sessions with the Techtextil Forum. The forum, which replaces the Techtextil Symposium, will be held in exhibition Hall 4.1. Trade visitors can look forward to contributions in the following thematic areas: sustainability, digital tr... Read more

Texprocess to focus on micro-factories for quicker, flexible and sustainabl…

Texprocess to focus on micro-factories for quicker, flexible and sustainable processing

"All four micro-factories at the upcoming Texprocess will demonstrate how integrated textile processing works and where micro-factories are already being used. The event, in collaboration with the German Institutes of Textile and Fibre Research in Denkendorf and partners from the industry will display a ‘Digital ... Read more

Lyst releases latest ranking of world’s top fashion brands for Q42018

Lyst releases latest ranking of world’s top fashion brands for Q42018

"Recent data from The NPD Group shows, dollar sales of luxury fashion in the US market have increased by 50 per cent in recent years, with substantial growth registered in sales of expensive apparel and footwear. Global fashion-search platform Lyst also released its latest ranking of the world's top fashion brands for ... Read more

ILRF report lays out roadmap for transforming global apparel industry

ILRF report lays out roadmap for transforming global apparel industry

"The International Labor Rights Forum’s new paper, ‘Future of Fashion: Worker-Led Strategies for Corporate Accountability in the Global Apparel Industry,’ highlights corporate social responsibility (CSR) and multi-stakeholder initiatives have failed to address and remedy the persistent exploitation of... Read more

Winter Magic focuses on the US-China trade talks, rolls out new trends

Winter Magic focuses on the US-China trade talks, rolls out new trends

"With the deadline for China and the US to conclude their tariff negotiations just around the corner, the air at the recent Winter Magic event was rife with speculations regarding the impact of tariffs on the fashion sector. As Julia K Hughes, President of the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) noted th... Read more

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in …

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in 2019

"World cotton production declined in 2018 to an estimated 118.4 million bales due to lower acreage and yields. The US was not the only country plagued by weather and pest issues in 2018. As compared to 2017, India’s crop declined by 2.0 million bales. Australia harvested 43.4 per cent less acreage in 2018 due to ... Read more

Rise of the male shopper: Studies reveal men’s shopping on the rise globall…

Rise of the male shopper: Studies reveal men’s shopping on the rise globally

"This evolution in men’s shopping habits can be credited to the changes in their behavior. Men now seek novelty in their clothes. Also, they now themselves prefer to shop for their clothes rather than asking woman to do so. Today, male shoppers are more inclined to buy clothes that go beyond mere practical purcha... Read more

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The global accessories market is rising at a compound annual growth rate of 4.6 per cent. Among... Read more

Morocco can be gateway for Indian apparel exports

Morocco could serve as a gateway for India’s exports to Europe, West Africa and the US. T... Read more

Milano Unica Shanghai showcases Italian excellence in textile production

The 15th edition of Milano Unica Shanghai showcased Italian excellence in textile production to... Read more

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Burberry pledges to eliminate plastic by 2025.

The fashion giant will ensure that all of its future plastic packaging is either reusable, recy... Read more

Bangalore has silk testing centers

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Australia's fashion brands close amidst rising competition

Australian fashion brands have started closing operations amid fierce competition from global r... Read more

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Peta objects to rear label patch on Levi’s jeans

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Pakistan’s textile exports up two per cent

Pakistan’s textile and clothing exports rose two per cent year-on-year in the first eight... Read more

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Textile Forum, UK gets a thumbs-up from exhibitors, visitors

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Report highlights wools’ damaging environmental impact

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Rising cotton prices alarm Indian apparel industry

The sudden rise in cotton prices in India might slowdown the already dull apparel business. Cot... Read more

BCI experiences historic uptake in 2018

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) experienced a historic uptake in 2018 as 93 retailers and brands... Read more

Prada’s annual revenue increase for the first time in four years

Annual revenues for Italian luxury group Prada increased for the first time in four years, alth... Read more

Zalando closes private clothing and shoe brands

Zalando is closing many of its private clothing and shoes brands in order to woo more establish... Read more

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Australian buyers unwilling to pay right price for Bangladesh RMG

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UK Materials Show in May to attract manufacturers, brands

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PolyU lingerie fashion show in June

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Shanghai Fashion Week to host show by British brands

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German ATS show in September

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