With China according priority to the textile sector in the late 1970s, there’s no looking back and the country has been sustaining pole position as the top global exporter. Even as India is trying hard to catch up, however, the efforts seem to be futile. For example, between 2001 and 2015, I... Read more
"Cynosure of textile world the larest ever Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition opened today. This joined by four other international textile fairs create the industry’s biggest spring/summer gathering for the entire supply chain. For Intertextile Shanghai alone, a total of 3,386 exhibitor... Read more
Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) kickstarted the first of fashion forecasting seminars in the month of November 2017 for autumn/winter 2018-19.
The second series of seminars began on March 9, 2018, from Mumbai for the spring/summer 2019 season.
The season is divided into three broad themes, Common Ground, In... Read more
"While designers are busy offering trendy clothes every season but is that enough? In the millennium it’s the tech edge that will help fashion retailers win over consumers. At a recent conference, Tommy Hilfiger reflected on the importance of technology. In fact they were the first to do a chatbot with Facebook (... Read more
“GST is a great initiative. A single tax has subsumed other taxes,’ says H K L Magu, Chairman, AEPC, praising the government’s efforts and adds, “But there were problems in implementation. Exporters suffered since their funds were blocked and they were unable to pay suppliers on time. Suppliers ... Read more
"Bangladesh has been setting examples with factory automation in textile and factories. The classic case is of Mohammadi Fashion Sweaters factory in Dhaka where a few dozen workers supervise 173 German-made machines which knit black sweaters for overseas buyers. Surely, this is a huge transformation compared to a few y... Read more
"To keep the growth wheels moving, countries need to rethink their strategies. And Cambodia is no different. After graduating from the Least Developed Country status in July 2016, Cambodia’s economy has remained healthy with a GDP growth of 6.9 per cent in 2017. Growth was driven by the recovering tourism sector,... Read more
"While the Accord and Alliance came into effect in 2013, recent amendments seem to be driving workplace changes effectively in the RMG sector in Bangladesh. For example, brands/retailers/buyers and international trade unions are involved in ensuring workplace safety at the manufacturers’ end. Secondly, local entr... Read more
"In 2012, Europe adopted GSP+. The Plus (+) is a Delegated Regulation aimed at simplifying the entry mechanism to ensure transparency and predictability of the process. When a Standard GSP beneficiary requests GSP+ status, the country has to undertake a binding commitment to the ratification and effective implementatio... Read more
"Despite the economic ups and downs in China over the last few years, demand for premium European textiles remains high. Whether it be premium wool for the flourishing suiting market, ladieswear fabrics, lace & embroidery for high-end domestic brands each with hundreds of stores across the country, innovative yarns... Read more
Growing consumer awareness on eco clothing is forcing companies to take the sustainable route. The proof is the various initiatives taken up by associations and companies such as Fashion Positive, a part of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and the H&M Foundation, through its Global Change Award t... Read more
Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair (IHGF) was held in New Delhi, February 23 to 27, 2018.
More than 500 buyers from 111 countries and domestic volume retail buyers visited the show to source home, lifestyle, fashion and textile products during the five day extravaganza.
Major Indian retail/online... Read more
"While leading fast fashion and luxury apparel companies are taking initiatives to go green, the impact still seems to be insignificant. Aiming to reshape the industry with circular economy initiative, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has teamed up with some fashion brands to help overhaul the business model. It ai... Read more
The 45th edition of IHGF – Delhi Fair Spring 2018, being organised in India Expo Mart, Greater Noida to woo buyers from around the world with huge collection of 2000 handicrafts products across 14 product categories including house ware, home furnishing, furniture, gifts and decorative, lamp... Read more
"Growing consumer awareness on sustainable clothing has been pushing eco canvas for leading companies. In order to abide by the laws of nature, H&M’s Conscious Collection is one such catalogue that uses organic and recycled materials to produce fairly-priced clothes that are mindful of environmental obligatio... Read more
Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of MSME [Independent Charge] gave away Guild certificates to 12 framers who had passed the examination in Picture Framing Technology on second day of 45th edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring being held at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida from 23 – 27 Fe... Read more
CMAI’s Apparel Index for Q3 (Oct-Dec FY 2017-18) gives out positive signals about the market as there is a clear growth recovery at 2.71 points, which is much higher than the same quarter previous year Q3 (Oct-Dec FY 2016-17) with overall Index Value at 1.4 points, market had registered the ... Read more