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Trade war, political uncertainties alter US apparel supply chain

Trade war, political uncertainties alter US apparel supply chain

"The US-China trade war and other disruptions like labor issues in Cambodia and political unrest in Central America have deeply impacted sourcing patterns in America. An analysis of the country’s men’s wear imports and shifting production proclivities reveals that the emergence of certain countries or regio... Read more

US apparel exports grow despite emergence of new markets

US apparel exports grow despite emergence of new markets

"With growing preference for ‘Made in America’ products, US textile and apparel exports increased by 0.9 per cent to $5,776.88 million from January to March 2019. Apparels exports during this period increased 5.04 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2018. Within these, export of functional apparels inc... Read more

European fashion leaders introduce new manifesto on circularity

European fashion leaders introduce new manifesto on circularity

"EURATEX (European Apparel and Textile Confederation), Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), International Apparel Federation (IAF) and Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) have collaborated to release a new policy for circular economy in textiles. The manifesto urges po... Read more

AI to help brands maximise their denim assortment

AI to help brands maximise their denim assortment

"With denim becoming the hottest selling product, brands like Levi’s and Madewell reported strong sales in the past quarter. Proving its sustainability over time, the global denim jeans market is predicted to reach $57.6bn by 2023. Edited, the most strategic tool for retail teams worldwide, uses AI and data to fu... Read more

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen: Exhibitors ready to tap China’s market pote…

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen: Exhibitors ready to tap China’s market potential

With around 30,000 designers and 2,000 retailers, Shenzhen has around 70 per cent share of China’s high-end women’s wear market. The city benefits from the South China’s status as a significant trading hub and a key area of the central government’s new Belt and Road Initiative, supported by Guan... Read more

US retail sector faces troubled times

US retail sector faces troubled times

Dark clouds hang over the US retail sector as a survey by the Institute for Supply Management shows retail is the only sector witnessing declining sales this year. The National Retail Federation had already forecasted in February 2019 that sales growth in US will slow this year as tax cut benefits fade and the trade wa... Read more

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

"To exploit its dominance in cotton production, Turkey now plans to develop colored cotton. The country will produce two completely natural and colored cotton known asx‘sarı gelin’ (yellow bride) and ‘gelincik’ (poppy). The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry plans to produce fabrics by using b... Read more

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

Sustainability initiatives by brands only way to reduce carbon footprint

"A new report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) reveals, around £140-million worth of clothing is discarded every year in the UK. The fashion industry works on a ‘take-make-dispose’ model with new, cheaply-made and cheaply-sold items introduced every season. The total carbon footprint... Read more

Clothes get personal with a new cloud-based platform

Clothes get personal with a new cloud-based platform

"McKinsey & Company in its State of Fashion 2019 report had stated the trend towards personalisation is gaining speed. Driven by the benefit of reduced lead times, this trend will be led by small-scale players and a new generation of customised clothing start-ups who will create a new definition of ‘made to m... Read more

Bangladesh to sustain apparel exports through FDI, mechanised production

Bangladesh to sustain apparel exports through FDI, mechanised production

"In the last five years, Bangladesh has emerged as one of the top exporters to the US and the European Union. The country, over the years, has made a deep-rooted impact by exporting a record value of denim to both these markets. As the statistics from the European Statistical Office reveal, Bangladesh exported 11.46 pe... Read more

Fashion industry’s environmental impact, brands team up to chalk way forwar…

Fashion industry’s environmental impact, brands team up to chalk way forward

"A major source of environmental contamination, the global fashion industry, emits 10 per cent of the greenhouse emissions annually. Due to its long supply chain and energy-intensive production, the industry consumes more energy than aviation and shipping combined. As most of the clothing manufacturing is now undertake... Read more

AI reinvents shopping experiences through innovations

AI reinvents shopping experiences through innovations

The integration of fashion and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is significantly impacting the fashion industry as technology-driven innovations are reinventing not only customers’ interactions with garments but also their online and offline shopping experiences. Application of AI by Indian designers Fashion design... Read more

Thailand emerging as a new textile and garment hub

Thailand emerging as a new textile and garment hub

Several competitive advantages, often overlooked, are making Thailand a global production hub. The country is perfectly positioned to benefit optimally from China’s export problems. Besides, it also has an amazing demographic of young workers as against China who faces a chuck of ageing population. Increasing ta... Read more

Small retailers stride ahead with personalised services, e-com presence

Small retailers stride ahead with personalised services, e-com presence

"Most retailers are realising the importance of providing personalized services to their clients. Fashion Link, a distributor of European luxury women’s fashion brands, and Creative Concepts, the company’s sales branch, headquartered in Los Angeles’ The New Mart, noticed a visible expansion in its bus... Read more

India: Labor issues cloud India’s knitwear hub Tirupur’s development

India: Labor issues cloud India’s knitwear hub Tirupur’s development

"Once touted as the ‘knitwear capital of India, Tirupur, is currently mired by labor issues. Underemployment and rising costs of living, coupled with the continuing impact of policy measures such as the Goods and Services Tax, especially on small-scale manufacturers, is stagnating growth in the city with the shor... Read more

A perfect look for Spring/Summer

A perfect look for Spring/Summer

With weather becoming warm, it's time to bring out dresses again. A midi is a great choice for spring and summer as it is more airy and provides extra mobility.  Its free flowing fabric exudes comfort and is perfect for transitional seasons.  Polka dots According to All Women’s Talk, polka dots ad... Read more

Retailers up their sustainability quotient

Retailers up their sustainability quotient

Weather-related changes have long impacted retail businesses across the world. Besides affecting supply chain, these changes also impact sourcing patterns of retailers. However, brands across the world are adopting sustainable practices to minimise the impact of climate change on their operations. A 2017 study by Cone ... Read more

Technology leaders meet growing customer demands

Technology leaders meet growing customer demands

"Technology leaders such as Amazon, Deliveroo, Netflix, and Uber Technologies have raised customer expectations of speed and convenience. Amazon, through Prime offering, has created a system of same day delivery. Customers can now expect to get a taxi, watch a film, or receive a meal almost instantaneously and to make ... Read more

A stable outlook for Chinese home textile industry

A stable outlook for Chinese home textile industry

"Chinas’ home textile industry, during the first 11 months of 2018, maintained a steady growth rate. National Bureau of Statistics claims, around 1,861 home textile companies achieved total revenue of 193.302 billion yuan during January-November 2018, a year-on-year increase of 3.78 per cent and a decrease of 0.8... Read more

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

The Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates this year has garnered diverse reactions from the US finance experts. Many advised caution to apparel manufacturers. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, Commercial Services, CIT Group points out apparel manufacturers should ensure their accounts receivable... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

"The recent edition of Kingpins Amsterdam, held on April 10 and 11, 2019 attracted the attention of several top international denim, jeanswear and fashion brands. However, attendance at this event was significantly lower than previous editions. This was mainly due to the cost cutting measures adopted by many companies.... Read more

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

"The concept of ‘fast fashion’ has ignited a media frenzy and intense backlash for the wide scale ramifications it has through its supply chain. This phenomenon has occurred over several decades, with the onset and expansion of globalisation. As trade barriers began to soften, major brands had the freedom t... Read more

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

"There is growing discontent amongst EU leaders against Pakistan. EU’s home textile manufacturing sector recently accused Pakistan of distorting its textile manufacturing sector with cheap imports, poor quality, and a total lack of respect for labor and environmental rights, conditions which European manufacturer... Read more

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

"As per an analysis by CITI there has been a decline in exports of all textile products except cotton yarn/fabric/made-ups, handloom products etc, and carpet in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. However, exports of total textiles have shown a slight increase during the period. IIP of textiles in February 2019 went ... Read more

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi, Vice-Chairman-EPCH has been elevated as new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) during 164th meeting of Committee of Administration (COA) held on today informed Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Shri Passi has taken charge from Shri O.P. Prahladka. All ... Read more

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that the dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair have been shifted from February to 15 – 19 April, 2020. Shri Kumar stated the reasons behind shifting of dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair by elaborating that after conclusion of IHGF-Delhi Fair... Read more

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Welspun q4 income up four per cent

For the fourth quarter Welspun India’s total income was up 4.30 per cent as against the s... Read more

Vietnam builds ties with Norway

Vietnam and Norway have economic, trade and investment relations. Two-way trade represents a ye... Read more

AEPC, Social & Labor Convergence Program to launch program in India

AEPC has partnered Social & Labor Convergence for the launch of the Social and Labour Conve... Read more

ATSM to feature 300 international exhibits

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) Show, to be held from May 28-30, 2019, at the Mana Wynwoo... Read more

Leading apparel brands to meet lawmakers for climate legislation

Senior executives from more than 75 businesses in the United States, including apparel powerhou... Read more

Guatemala hopes to benefit from trade war

Guatemala is preparing for an increase in business from the United States-based apparel brands ... Read more

Experience zone opens in Tirupur

Voltas and Shima Seiki have opened an experience zone in Tirupur. The zone has state-of-the-art... Read more

Denim House Isko to introduce new performance wear fabric in US

Leading denim producer Isko will enter a new market in the United States next month when it int... Read more

Coats sales up two per cent

For the first four months of the year, Coats’ sales rose two per cent on both a currency-... Read more

Bangladesh fights for better prices

Bangladesh has not been receiving high prices for its garments. The main reason is its exports ... Read more

Bangladesh shops for Indian clothes

Clothes from India and Pakistan dominate Bangladesh’s apparel market ahead of the peak sa... Read more

Aarvee Denims & Exports registers 0.39 crore net profit in Q4

Aarvee Denims & Exports has posted net profit of Rs 0.39 crores for the period ended March ... Read more

Itma to feature Planet Textiles

Planet Textiles will take place on June 22, 2019, as part of Itma, Spain. Senior executives fro... Read more

VF Corp Q4 revenue up five per cent

VF Corp’s total revenue rose 5.5 per cent in the fourth quarter. Revenue from Vans, known... Read more

Ukraine invests in technical textiles

Ukraine will invest in the development of the technical textile and nonwovens industry. This is... Read more

Prada joins the list of fur-free brands

Prada has become the latest luxury player to go fur-free with the group’s brands, includi... Read more

Kraig Labs’ provisional patent applications to reduce future R&D costs

The five new provisional patent applications by Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc can reduce fut... Read more

HKTDC’s Hong Kong fashion week to commence on July 8

The HKTDC Hong Kong fashion week for spring/summer will be held from July 8 to 11, 2019. This i... Read more

India to remain top cotton producer in 2019-20

The economic research service of the USDA , in its latest ‘Cotton and Wool Outlook’... Read more

Over 100 brands, retailers attend BCI Forum in Sydney

Over 100 brands, retailers, NGOs, cotton scientists, farmers and industry attended the Better C... Read more

Claudio Taiana appointed as the new President of MarediModa

Claudio Taiana has been appointed as the new President of MarediModa. He will succeed Marco Bor... Read more

Few international buyers visit India International Knit Fair

The recently concluded 46th India International Knit Fair (IIKF), Tirupur witnessed fewer overs... Read more

Global demand for polyester film to increase 5.6 per cent

Driven by electrical and electronics sector, high-end display screens (OLED) and photovoltic ce... Read more

World cotton consumption to increase by 2.6 per cent

According to the initial projections by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), world cotton c... Read more

SPG Prints to display at Itma in Barcelona

SPG Prints will have a stand at Itma, Spain, June 20 to 26, 2019. For printing companies who ar... Read more

Monforts Textilmaschinen to display new innovations at ITMA 2019

Monforts Textilmaschinen GmbH & Co. KG will demonstrate a range of new innovations in Indus... Read more

RCEP may hurt India’s competitiveness

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement may hurt India’s export ... Read more

Stefan Larsson appointed President of PVH Corp

Stefan Larsson has been appointed to the newly created role of President at PVH Corp. In his ne... Read more

Milan Men’s Fashion Week in June

Milan Fashion Week Men’s will be held June 14 to 17, 2019. New arrivals include Youser, t... Read more

M&S’ annual revenue down three per cent

M&S’ yearly group revenue fell three per cent. Pre-tax profit dropped 9.9 per cent. P... Read more

Kitex revenue up 12 per cent

The standalone revenue of Kitex Garments grew 12.38 per cent in 2018-19. PAT for the whole year... Read more

Now, luxury focus on Africa

Africa is the new frontier for luxury fashion. There has been a marked improvement in economic ... Read more

India-Vietnam business leaders attend Buyer-Seller meet in HCM city

A delegation of business executives representing 30 Indian companies led by the chairman of the... Read more

ITME 2020 pre-books 15,000 sq. mt. of exhibition space

Within just 24 hours of its online booking opening, India ITME 2020 received tremendous respons... Read more

CGS acquires Visual Next

CGS will acquire the business of Visual Next. The acquisition will further the complementary st... Read more

Milan to host Denim Premiere Vision next week

Denim Premiere Vision will be held in Italy from May 28 to 29, 2019. This international denim s... Read more

Italian fashion turnover up two per cent

The turnover of Italian fashion industry rose 2.8 per cent in 2018. Including textiles, leather... Read more

Over 280 exhibitors showcase textile technologies at ZhejiangTex 2019

Over 280 exhibitors are showcasing their textile technologies at the 20th ZheJiang Internationa... Read more

Walmart, Target, Bed Bath to face lawsuit for selling fake 'Egyptian' cotto…

Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc will face a lawsuit for selling linen fa... Read more

Sue Bolton is new SDC president

Sue Bolton is the president of the Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC). She will promote the b... Read more

Mango reduces water use in its jeans production cycle

Mango’s consumption of water, energy and chemicals has been reduced through the introduct... Read more

Pakistan knitwear exports up eight per cent

In the first 10 months of the current fiscal Pakistan’s knitwear exports rose 8.7 per cen... Read more