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CAFTA could change trade patterns in American continent

CAFTA could change trade patterns in American continent

"Industry veterans met for the fourth round of NAFTA trade agreement in Washington from October 11–17 and the spotlight was on the US trade agreement with Central America. Central America is a big player in the apparel industry, exporting most of its production to the US. The region is a top manufacturer of basic... Read more

Beyond Denim Trend Forecast AW 2018

Beyond Denim Trend Forecast AW 2018

Beyond Denim, a part of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabric had an elaborate display of trend forecast section for denims dedicated this time, for Autumn Winter 2018. The trends were divided into three broad themes of Azure-relating with genesis of indigo blue, New Age-a contemporary high tech interpretation of denim ... Read more

Dormeuil weaves innovative ‘175’ fabric to mark 175th anniversary

Dormeuil weaves innovative ‘175’ fabric to mark 175th anniversary

Driven by a quest for rare, invaluable fibres to manufacture the most magnificent fabrics in the world, the House of Dormeuil is celebrating the 175th anniversary of its foundation with an innovative creation. Known as ‘175 fabric’, this new cloth is masterfully woven with, the softest Vicuña and the... Read more

Sustainable fibres in focus for commercial production

Sustainable fibres in focus for commercial production

"To attract consumers with its ethical practices, textile and apparel industry needs to look for sustainable alternatives. There are six interesting alternatives natural resources like bananas, coffee, pineapple, lotus, stinging nettles and hemp that can be used to turn into sustainable textiles. One of the most versat... Read more

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Sportswear companies increasingly focusing on women audience

Sportswear companies increasingly focusing on women audience

"Sportswear market has been attracting a lot of clout of late and now women are becoming their biggest growth drivers. A study by Allied Market Research found the sportswear category will grow at a CAGR of 4.3 per cent to reach a total market worth of $184.6 billion by 2020. And though the men’s sportswear segmen... Read more

India needs to strengthen competitiveness to grab global textile share

India needs to strengthen competitiveness to grab global textile share

"Till recently, China used to dominate the global market of textiles and apparel, footwear and furniture but rising wages have disrupted its global competitiveness in labour-intensive sectors. Now China is readying itself to venture into hi-end skilled manufacturing verticals. As per figures, in 2010, low-value apparel... Read more

IFAI Expo: Sees numerous innovations in smart textiles

IFAI Expo: Sees numerous innovations in smart textiles

"The recently held Smart Fabrics Program and E-Textiles Workshop at the IFAI Expo in New Orleans, delved deep into the future of smart fabric development and its commercialization. Smart fabrics need to be more than ‘cool technology,’ said Laurie Mease, Trade specialist for the US Department of Commerce/Off... Read more

Ethical fashion requires a mindset change

Ethical fashion requires a mindset change

"The latest sustainability data predicts that by 2030, the industry’s water consumption will grow by 50 per cent to 118 billion cubic metres carbon footprint will increase to 2,791 tons; the amount of waste it creates will hit 148 tons. While significant efforts are being made by leading apparel companies, they d... Read more

Uptake of ‘sustainable cotton’ needs a boost from brands, retailers

Uptake of ‘sustainable cotton’ needs a boost from brands, retailers

"In order to take the eco-friendly route, many leading brands from apparel industry’s and retailers need to significantly increase their uptake of ‘sustainable cotton’, says a WWF study, Pesticides Action Network (PAN) UK and Solidaridad. The report ranks apparel brands and retailers who use more than... Read more

Wazir Textile Index: Q1 reflects overall sales growth in T&A mill …

Wazir Textile Index: Q1 reflects overall sales growth in T&A mill sector

"The latest Wazir Textile Index (WTI) highlights that raw material prices increased in Q1 FY18 compared to Q1 FY17. On an average, raw cotton, viscose staple fibre and polyester staple fibre prices increased by 15 per cent, 10 per cent and 3 per cent respectively in Q1 FY18. Cotton yarn and polyester viscose blended ya... Read more

C&A setting exemplary leadership in circular economy

C&A setting exemplary leadership in circular economy

"C&A, the global Dutch chain of retail clothing stores, recently launched a line of T-shirts certified by the Cradle to Cradle standard. This essentially implies they are designed and manufactured in an eco-friendly way and whose materials can be recirculated safely back into industrial materials or composted into ... Read more

Digitisation driving change in apparel sourcing – McKinsey Survey

Digitisation driving change in apparel sourcing – McKinsey Survey

"McKinsey's biannual Chief Purchasing Officer (CPO) survey has brought out the most important trends in apparel sourcing. These include: the need to balance cost, compliance, and capacity; navigating volatility; and exploring the growth opportunity in sourcing regions such as Bangladesh and East Africa. The 2017 survey... Read more

Sustainability: Lanxess shows the way to use wastewater as a resource

Sustainability: Lanxess shows the way to use wastewater as a resource

"As a part of water conservation initiatives, companies are attempting ways to utilise wastewater as a resource. Among the leading companies, Lanxess has started an initiative and at present about 24,000 cubic metre of wastewater is treated with membrane elements and ion exchangers from Lanxess in the Tiruppur region i... Read more

Vietnam’s textile exports gets a boost from US cotton

Vietnam’s textile exports gets a boost from US cotton

"Vietnam has slowly and steadily gained major ground in world’s biggest apparel market – the US -- with its high quality textile offerings. As Vu Duc Giang, Chairman, Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) points out Vietnam's textile and garment export turnover, in 2017, is estimated at $30.5 bill... Read more

Calvin Klein multi brand lifestyle stores in Shanghai and Düsseldorf

Calvin Klein multi brand lifestyle stores in Shanghai and Düsseldorf

"Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp., announced the opening of new Calvin Klein multi-brand lifestyle stores in Shanghai, China and Düsseldorf, Germany. Each store is a flagship and features the brand’s latest retail design concepts."       Calvin Klein... Read more

Tech vs labour: Vietnam should leverage its skilled manpower edge

Tech vs labour: Vietnam should leverage its skilled manpower edge

"Due to labor shortages, developed countries, such as the UK, the US and Japan, had to hire workers from Mexico, China, India and Vietnam. In the era of Industry 4.0, many textile and garment plants in Vietnam, China and India are expected to be moved to the US where robots have replaced humans in many positions. Using... Read more

MarediModa Trends Summer 2019

MarediModa Trends Summer 2019

MarediModa presents Trends Summer 2019 for Swimwear/Intimate Apparel/Athleisure Fabrics and Accessories, theme for teh season is Exploring the new without leaving the past. The trends forcasting is done by Trend forecasting by David Shah and Stijlinstituut Amsterdam. Ad hoc (Swimwear) An ad hoc, dynamic design proc... Read more

Bangladesh RMG focus on sustainability, adopt water saving technologie…

Bangladesh RMG focus on sustainability, adopt water saving technologies

"The popularity of Bangladesh RMG is such that every third European has a T-shirt made in Bangladesh and every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. The country exports $28.14 billion worth of the item or 6.4 per cent of the global share and the export target by 2021 is to push it up to $50 billion. Th... Read more

Stars glitter at Green Carpet fashion awards

Stars glitter at Green Carpet fashion awards

The Green Carpet fashion awards brought star power to fashion’s drive to sustainability. The unique awards put sustainability at the heart of fashion in a ceremony fit for the Oscars. Dakota Johnson wore a Gucci black organic silk tulle dress with Swarovski crystals and recycled brass embroidered cups. Swarov... Read more

Bangladesh shirting business needs a push

Bangladesh shirting business needs a push

"For Bangladesh RMG exports, shirting has been a key growth driver over the years. This was complemented aptly by knits and bottoms (non-denim and denim) that helped the country strengthen its position as the preferred global textile sourcing destination. Looking at the increased efficiency and expertise, major MNCs su... Read more

Vietnam: Millennials lure global fast fashion brands

Vietnam: Millennials lure global fast fashion brands

"Vietnam is fast becoming a hub for fast fashion companies such as Zara, H&M, Uniqlo, etc. Higher disposable incomes and increased awareness towards brands is driving sales in Vietnam. While price remains a major factor for purchasing decision, consumers are not shying away from new fashion even at the cost of payi... Read more

SAC & Higg Index to enhance transparency in sustainability measure…

SAC & Higg Index to enhance transparency in sustainability measures

Long before two industry veterans, viz, Walmart and Patagonia, proposed a collaboration helmed by the then Walmart chief merchandising officer, John Fleming, and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, the idea was to join competitors together to develop an index to measure the environmental impact of their p... Read more

Australian designers setting the global ramp on fire

Australian designers setting the global ramp on fire

"Australian fashion made a strong impact at the recent New York Fashion Week. For fashion, it’s the spirit of the designers that’s attracting clout of late. For instance, Zimmermann started with swimsuits and quickly became people’s favourite. The horizon for designers is going global with Colette in ... Read more

Luxury brands need to put substance over status to woo millennials

Luxury brands need to put substance over status to woo millennials

"Deloitte recently published a report on millennials and their attitudes and purchase motivations in the luxury market. ‘Bling it on: What makes a millennial spend more’ reported American millennials trailed far behind the other markets in their purchases of high-end fashion or luxury goods. Over one-fourth... Read more

India, US can co-create $100 billion worth additional textile business…

India, US can co-create $100 billion worth additional textile business ties

  The US textile industry and their Indian counterpart have the potential to co-create $100 billion additional business in both countries, thereby strengthening bilateral trade. As far as India’s strengths are concerned, it has a strong base in fibres, spinning, etc, while finishing is the US&... Read more

India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

  The innerwear market in India is segmented between men and the more fancy-driven women’s and both markets are growing significantly. While the global men’s innerwear segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8 per cent to reach $13.6 billion by the end of 2024, women’s innerwea... Read more

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Conductive textiles growing at 15 per cent

The global conductive textiles market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.6 per cent by 2021. A... Read more

Mayer exhibits at Irantex, gets a positive response

For the first time in many years Mayer exhibited at Irantex, which ran from September 4 to 7, 2... Read more

Lectra partners with London College of Fashion for design program

London College of Fashion has entered a partnership with Lectra where by the latter has introdu... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports to EU rebound

Apparel exports from Sri Lanka to the EU are growing year-on-year. In June 2017, the country re... Read more

Indonesia luring Chinese investors

Chinese factories are moving to a textile park in Indonesia. The area will support several indu... Read more

Huntsman India wins procurement excellence award

Huntsman India has been awarded for excellence in procurement. Huntsman was awarded the honour ... Read more

East Africa takes steps to promote textiles industry

East Africa is seeking to galvanise synergies of textile industry players by linking the local ... Read more

Dubai to host three day apparel fair IATF from November 1

International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) will be held in Dubai from November 1 to 3, 2017.... Read more

Cambodia expects higher orders for apparels next year

The garment industry in Cambodia expects orders to increase next year due to improved working c... Read more

Brooks Brothers completes 200 years, will celebrate at Pitti Uomo next Janu…

Brooks Brothers has evolved into an international apparel corporation, distinctive for its Amer... Read more

Arvind, Grasim to set up mega textile factories in Gujarat

Textile major Arvind will invest Rs 300 crores in setting up a mega apparel factory near Ahmeda... Read more

India’s monthly inflation rate falls in Septmeber

India’s annual rate of inflation, based on the monthly wholesale price index (WPI), decli... Read more

Bangladesh’s Q1 export earnings dip

Bangladesh’s export earnings in the first quarter were 2.84 per cent less than the target... Read more

Karl Mayer to host show in Changzhou this November

The global market leader and trendsetter in the production of warp knitting and warp preparatio... Read more

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week to host maiden fashion week in Sri Lanka

Mercedes Benz, and Diesel and Motor Engineering Company Plc (DIMO), in partnership with the Aca... Read more

Nilit presents Sensil at Intertextile

Nilit presented its new premium brand Sensil at Intertextile Shanghai, October 11 to 13. On the... Read more

Woolmark launches first India-focused campaign film

The Woolmark company has entered the next phase of its ‘Grown in Australia Made in India&... Read more

Cordura added to global innovation library by Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion has added new high-performance Cordura fabrics to its global innovation libr... Read more

Cambodia wants US to give GSP for garment exports

Cambodia wants GSP for its garment and footwear exports to the US. GSP is a preferential trade ... Read more

Turkey to host ITM textile machinery show next April

International Textile Machinery (ITM) exhibition will be held in Turkey from April 14 to 17, 20... Read more

Bangladesh emerges the biggest cotton consumer

Bangladesh imports more than 60 per cent of its required cotton from India, the single largest ... Read more

Iran’s apparel park aims at limiting imports

An apparel park is coming up in Iran. The aim is to limit imports, boost domestic production an... Read more

Amazon makes its presence felt in India’s offline retail market

Amazon the world’s largest e-commerce firm, is making its presence felt in India’s ... Read more

VDMA to hold US event in November

VDMA, the German textile machinery association, is promoting its big event scheduled for Novemb... Read more

Kewal Kiran Q2 revenue up nine per cent

Kewal Kiran Clothing’s standalone revenue for the Q2 rose by 9.9 per cent. This was prima... Read more

Kerala revives khadi potential

In a bid to boost the khadi industry, Kerala is planning to modernise and mechanise the sector ... Read more

Invista to present bi-stretch at Kingpins

Invista has a collaboration with Who What Wear. This addresses common denim dilemmas and shows ... Read more

Invista presents innovations at Intertextile Shanghai

Invista showcased innovations at October’s Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics. The ric... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports fall

India’s cotton yarn exports make up more than a tenth of its total textile exports and ar... Read more

India’s textile machinery exports set to grow 15-20 per cent this fiscal

India’s exports of textile machinery, equipment for spinning, spinning accessories, weavi... Read more

Dolce & Gabbana’s turnover up nine per cent

Dolce & Gabbana’s turnover for 2016-17 increased nine per cent over the previous year... Read more

Chinese drive global luxury business

Chinese consumers are reshaping the luxury business. Traditional ways of developing the luxury ... Read more

BMC amends land rules for textile units

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed draft amendment to the existing Devel... Read more

Amazon ventures into sportswear with own labels

Amazon is tapping some of the biggest athletic apparel suppliers to foray into private label sp... Read more

Amsilk hailed for innovation by MIT Technology Review

Germany-based Amsilk, is the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers. I... Read more

EPCH organizes trend seminars

As a large number of exhibitors display their home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture ... Read more

EPCH provides north east a platform

India’s north east is known for eco-friendly crafts. Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, ... Read more

Bangladesh: Most RMG factories reach total compliance

Bangladesh has some 4,500 readymade garment factories and nearly all of these will be shortly c... Read more

Farmers want a decent price for cotton

Cotton farmers in Telangana are demanding a price of Rs 7,000 a quintal. They feel the MSP of R... Read more

Global yarn production up 11 per cent in Q2

In the second quarter global yarn production rose by 11 per cent. The drivers of the growth are... Read more

US is Vietnam’s top cotton source

US cotton continued to be the major supplying source for spinners in Vietnam. Cotton imported f... Read more

Taiwan’s textile exports edge up

In the first nine months of the year, exports of Taiwan’s textile products edged up 1.5 p... Read more