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Kiabza - Decluttering wardrobes and monetizing them

Kiabza - Decluttering wardrobes and monetizing them

Actress Evelyn Sharma is taking her the next step towards responsible fashion. To buy only second-hand clothing is her New Year’s resolution for 2020, and it’s an easy one she says! Interestingly, this trend is not limited to celebrities but also common people are having a keen interest in not just exchangi... Read more

Employment generation to fuel garment industry growth in India

Employment generation to fuel garment industry growth in India

According to Axel Baumanns, Product Management and Sales, Kannegiesser, the garment industry in India is suffering. Speaking at the recently held GTE exhibition, he said, “Countries like Bangladesh, which proves to be an ideal manufacturing base for the US and Europe, have picked up business since 1998.”Tho... Read more

MODA announces compelling brand line up for AW 20/21 Show

MODA announces compelling brand line up for AW 20/21 Show

The heart of UK fashion and leading fashion trade show, Moda, is showcasing a compelling line-up of footwear, accessories and womenswear brands including a host of returning Womenswear brands: Pomodoro, Rosa Clara, Cotton Brothers, Lewis Civit, Redi Fashion, Claudia C, Lewis Henry, Gabriella Sanchez, GODSKE, Rino &... Read more

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst g…

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst garment manufacturers

"The Indian subcontinent is moving towards automation as it reduces the overhead cost per unit of garment. People are investing in garment production need to be aware of these processes rather than just demanding results. “This is irrespective of where they are located, Vietnam or Bangladesh or India as the shipm... Read more

Falling revenues, uncertainty force brands to bypass Hong Kong for entering…

Falling revenues, uncertainty force brands to bypass Hong Kong for entering China

"Bypassing Hong Kong, many brands are now making Shanghai or Beijing their first port of call. The city, which European and American brands identify with for its culture, language and shopping habits, has since long being known as a China-light launch pad. Its Causeway Bay and the malls of Central and Tsim Sha Tsui are... Read more

Freudenberg presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

Freudenberg presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting an innovation that meets the increasing demands of manufacturers and consumers alike in the footwear market. Made from nonwoven fabric, the innovative crimping material optimally combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility a... Read more

Strong wage policy, timely adjustments to enable Bangladesh RMG sector meet…

Strong wage policy, timely adjustments to enable Bangladesh RMG sector meet targets

"Though the Bangladesh RMG sector witnessed insignificant growth during the fiscal years 2016-17 and 2017-18, growth rate picked up the following year owing to Taka’s depreciation and a rise in exports to the United States. However, now the country’s major export-earning industry faces a number of challenge... Read more

Infrastructural development, youth employment to boost Indian productivity

Infrastructural development, youth employment to boost Indian productivity

Growing employment is a serious issue in the Indian apparel industry. “To solve this issue, the industry needs to introduce certain measures. Anil Anand, Director, HCA, elaborates on these. A leading manufacturer of sewing spares and services in India, Hari Chand Anand and Co. (HCA) has been providing affordable... Read more

Lyst Index: Sustainable luxury rules in Q4 2019

Lyst Index: Sustainable luxury rules in Q4 2019

"The fourth quarter of 2019 gave fashion brands with an opportunity to step up their game and they did this in style by focusing on sustainable and other high-end fabrics. The recently released quarterly report of global fashion search platform Lyst revealed luxury brands like Off-White, Gucci, Balenciaga, Moncler and ... Read more

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

"Finally in 2019, the global business community, politicians and consumers awakened to the importance of sustainability that is affecting everyone to a great or less degree. Driven by consumer’s demand for carbon neutrality, the textile industry is slowly adapting its manufacturing processes to fully reverse the ... Read more

CITI organises interactive meeting with the Textile Minister

CITI organises interactive meeting with the Textile Minister

The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), the National apex body for the textiles & clothing industry across the nation, organised an interactive meeting with Ravi Capoor, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India with the office-bearers of 48 textile Associations in South India representing t... Read more

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product. Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughe... Read more

Need for a trade agreement to save EU, UK from future mayhem post Brexit

Need for a trade agreement to save EU, UK from future mayhem post Brexit

"Uncertainty prevails in Great Britain as the country exited from the European Union. Though negotiators have been trying to strike a deal to govern Britain’s future commercial relationship with the EU, if they fail to achieve this by December 31, 2020, UK would lose its duty-free access to EU markets. As a resul... Read more

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Held in Copenhagen, the CIFF Fashion Fair, focused on sustainability. Besides the regular brands that showcased clothing lines made from organic cotton or other recycled materials, new brands like Tomorrow, OFFT, 1331 and Cult Studios also incorporated sustainability as a part of their DNA. The Special Project area fo... Read more

Indian Textile ministry awards exporters for their outstanding performance

Indian Textile ministry awards exporters for their outstanding performance

"At a glittering function of The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), held on February 08, 2020 in Mumbai, Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles awarded exporters of synthetic textiles for their outstanding export performance for the year 2018-19."... Read more

New technologies, creative services to shape future fashion retail

New technologies, creative services to shape future fashion retail

"Marked by an unrelenting and disruptive consumer revolution, the past decade made mobility a make-or-break factor for fashion retail businesses. Factors responsible for this change included demographic shifts, rise of the smartphone, the ubiquity of the internet, the changing role of stores and competition from unexpe... Read more

Nomadic inspirations dominate as designers create fashion styles

Nomadic inspirations dominate as designers create fashion styles

"For decades, United States has been inspiring designers to create new and innovative designs but now the growing influence of millennials and Gen Z is forcing them to look to other regions of the country for inspiration. As millennials value experiences over traditional markers of success and adulthood like home owner... Read more

Birla Century targets profits through brands and exports businesses

Birla Century targets profits through brands and exports businesses

Offering a wide range of premium textiles including bottom weights, suitings, finer fabrics, and household linen since 1897, Birla Century now aims to focus on its brands and export businesses.“We aim to shift 60 per cent of our business to brands and exports in the next two years. For this, we plan to move away ... Read more

Sicomin’s InfuGreen 810 provides uncompromising performance for GREENBOATS …

Sicomin’s InfuGreen 810 provides uncompromising performance for GREENBOATS FLAX 27

"Sicomin has partnered with GREENBOATS on the supply of Green Poxy bio-based resins for the FLAX 27- an 8.2m classically styled day sailer, the most complete natural fibre composite project realised by GREENBOATS to date. Sicomin’s hand lamination and infusion production processes have been optimized for natural ... Read more

Dynamic Modifiers achieves a new level of flame retardant performance

Dynamic Modifiers achieves a new level of flame retardant performance

A new non-halogenated FR compound called PAL...VersaCHAR can achieve a new level of flame retardant performance as a coating for nonwovens and technical textiles. It is being introduced by Dynamic Modifiers, a specialty compounder focused on custom polyolefin compounds and concentrates, based in Atlanta, Georgia. P... Read more

Scoop to curate Gary James McQueen and Self Cinema AW20 collection

Scoop to curate Gary James McQueen and Self Cinema AW20 collection

"The AW20 edition of Scoop, the UK’s leading premium contemporary womenswear show located at Old Billingsgate Market London from the 9th – 11th February, 2020 will see a meeting of minds and a discussion on slow fashion with fashion disruptor Caryn Franklin, designer Gary James McQueen, and Samuel Thomas an... Read more

Vietnam caught in crosshairs as the US-China conflict continues

Vietnam caught in crosshairs as the US-China conflict continues

"Caught in a cross fire, Vietnam is currently being squeezed between two economic superpowers -- the US and China. While it needs free access to the American market to keep its export-powered growth story going, the country also heavily relies on Chinese imports that span everything from yarn to chemicals and machines ... Read more

Upgrading its facilities to help India stay ahead in the race

Upgrading its facilities to help India stay ahead in the race

“Robots can be assigned specific tasks, they cannot handle the entire system”-Mohanty, Country Manager, Macpi Italy.   Though the previous year was challenging for the apparel industry, the situation is likely to improve in 2020. Our neighbors like Bangladesh and Vietnam are enhancing their industrie... Read more

New disruptions await fashion industry in UK, EU post Brexit

New disruptions await fashion industry in UK, EU post Brexit

"UK Trade Policy Observatory foresees, Brexit to impact the manufacturing sector which would lead to a significant drop in exports. However, continental manufacturers and retailers fear that UK operating outside the regulatory sphere of EU will be at an unfair advantage. Britian want to finalise this trade deal within ... Read more

Manufacturing excellence, quick delivery, skills development to make India …

Manufacturing excellence, quick delivery, skills development to make India a  textile superpower

"A new report ‘Winning in Disruptive Times’ by FICCI-Wazir Advisors says, in order to compete with global counterparts, India needs to upgrade its manufacturing standards and service orientation. Also, Indian companies need to build digitally enabled smart factories besides focusing on skilling of middle an... Read more

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability among brands

Redesigned supply chain, favorable laws to push sustainability among brands

"Though brands remain committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, buy carbon offsets and develop new sustainable materials, experts have raised doubts over the genuineness of these commitments. This is owing to the fact that though the industry has been introducing innovations periodically besides running pilot proje... Read more

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Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

The virus outbreak could augur well for the Indian subcontinent, especially India with orders being diverted and demand for Indian cotton, leather increasing in the international market. The Coronavi... Read more

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

"The impact of Coronavirus can be felt across the globe. The apparel and textile industry across the world is facing numerous challenges from sourcing to retail. And this uncertainty is affecting busi... Read more

 
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Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part II The Survey analysis ... Read more

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part I

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part I

A national online survey in Questionnaires was conducted by China National Textile and App... Read more

Challenge Textile Challenges a Challenge

Challenge Textile Challenges a Challenge

Yesterday, Wu Qing, vice mayor of Shanghai, together with a group of officials from the in... Read more

Prada postpones cruise show in Japan

Luxury fashion house Prada plans to postpone its cruise show, which was to be held in Japan on ... Read more

H&M backs International Chemical Secretariat campaign to ban PFAS

H&M has extended its support to International Chemical Secretariat to end the use of per- a... Read more

Coronavirus outbreak to boost apparel exports in Turkey

The Coronavirus outbreak in China is likely to boost Turkey’s apparel exports as a halt i... Read more

Germany to host Texcare in June

Texcare, the trade fair for laundry and dry-cleaning technology will be held in Germany from Ju... Read more

Saurer continues to offer efficient automation solutions for textile value …

Saurer plans and installs transport systems, especially between roving frames and ring-spinning... Read more

Miinto, an omni channel platform to shape the future of sustainable fashion

Miinto, a Denmark based omni channel retailer platform, founded in 2009, and has more than 200 ... Read more

Turkey records high growth in apparel exports in 2020

In January 2020, Turkey’s fashion exports increased 5.8 percent. Europe was Turkey's main... Read more

India’s textile volumes may be muted

Weak domestic demand growth, threat of cheap imports and dwindling incentives and exports are l... Read more

Chuck Lambert is the new American Apparel CEO, President

Chuck Lambert is the new president and chief executive officer of American Apparel. Lambert has... Read more

Ahmedabad-based Mukesh Trends Lifestyle plans IPO

Mukesh Trends Lifestyle is planning an initial public offering. Approval has been received from... Read more

Belgium fashion convention in November

The IAF World Fashion Convention will be held in Belgium, November 9 to 11, 2020. This is an u... Read more

Adiponitrile market grows at four per cent

The adiponitrile market is growing at a rate of around 4.5 per cent. Even as automotive applica... Read more

UK: Demand for vegan friendly clothes on the rise

There is a surge in the demand for vegan-friendly clothing and footwear in the UK. More and mor... Read more

Tokyo Creative Salon, Japan’s largest fashion and art event to be held next…

Tokyo Creative Salon will be held from March 15 to 31, 2020. This is Japan’s largest fash... Read more

India’s new textile policy to focus on structural issues

India’s new national textile policy will be out in a few months. The target will be to ad... Read more

Indian brands showcase in Japan

India Trend Fair was held in Japan, February 12 to 14, 2020. The trade show showcased Indian-ma... Read more

Duvaltex merges brands three brands to consolidate market position

True, Victor and Teknit have come under North American leader for contract textiles Duvaltex. T... Read more

Coronavirus hits luxury brands sales

The Ccoronavirus has hit luxury brands particularly hard as many of them rely on China as a sig... Read more

Asian garment industry gets smarter

Asia is the biggest stakeholder in the global garment manufacturing industry. Seven among the t... Read more

Knitwear Capital of India, Tirupur Invites for its historic 47th IIKF

The 47th India International Knit Fair is scheduled to be held from 17 -19 Feb, 2020  at I... Read more

Geo-textile tubes: An innovative solution for coastal defences

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd.), a leading solution provider o... Read more

Turkey apparel exports up five per cent in January 2020

Turkey’s apparel exports in January 2020 were up by 5.8 per cent compared to the same mon... Read more

Madhya Pradesh attracts Rs 3,200 crore from apparel and textile companies

Madhya Pradesh is attracting huge investment from Indian textile and apparel companies. In a ro... Read more

IFC develops web tool for Bangladesh RMG sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has developed a web tool to help calculate resource... Read more

Vietnam boosts bilateral trade with India

Vietnam and India hope to boost bilateral trade of strong commodities. The two countries hope t... Read more

A joint study highlights linen’s growing appeal among young consumers

Linen is in vogue with growing number of young, environmentally conscious consumers. Creative m... Read more

Chinese raw material supplies to Vietnam dip due to Coronavirus

Vietnamese companies which import feedstock and raw material from China have started looking at... Read more

Cambodia’s textiles garment exports to Japan on the rise

In 2018, Cambodian exports to Japan soared 27.3 per cent while imports grew by 17.8 per cent. T... Read more

Bangladesh looks to corner Cambodian orders post GSP removal

Bangladesh hopes to gain from the suspension of the European GSP facility to Cambodia. Post GSP... Read more

Ind-Texpo Edition 2.0 –Sets the wave for Responsible Sourcing of Indian Tex…

Ind-Texpo 2020 - a specialised Reverse Buyer Seller Meet in its 2nd edition, will take place at... Read more

U.S.-China impacted by phase 1 implementation and coronavirus

National Cotton Council economists point to a few key factors that will shape the U.S. cotton i... Read more

Coronavirus impacts UK retail

UK retail is reeling from the affects of Chinese Coronavirus. Delays in product deliveries will... Read more

Bestseller intensifies partnership with BSR HERproject

Bestseller has intensified its long-term partnership with BSR's HERproject™, a collaborat... Read more

Tiruppur Export Association welcomes Rs 1,224 crore budget allocation

The Tiruppur Export Association (TEA) has welcomed the Budget allocation of Rs 1,224 crore to t... Read more

14th edition of Liberty Fairs held in Las Vegas

The 14th edition of Liberty Fairs trade show was held from February 4-6 at the Sands Expo Conve... Read more

TEXPROCIL appreciates revision of duty drawback rates

K V Srinivasan, Chairman of the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) has apprec... Read more